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New AppleTV already jailbroken

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2010 17:24 User comments (6)

New AppleTV already jailbroken Thanks to the iPhone Dev Team, consumers will soon be able to jailbreak and install apps on their new AppleTVs.
Using a tool dubbed Shatter, users can unlock the Apple TV firmware.

Shatter has already been used to jailbreak the iPod Touch 4 and AppleTV uses the same operating system.

Wired says "the hack was carried out on the firmware restore download that has just been posted by Apple. This file, which contains the entire OS of the Apple TV, is an IPSW file, the file-extension for iPhone and iPad OS files."

Existing AppleTV hacks may work on the updated devices, and new apps like Hulu on the iPad may be able to work, as well.

Apparently, all the binaries of the new AppleTV are marked iPad-compatible.

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6 user comments

128.9.2010 17:30

that didnt take long :)

228.9.2010 18:01

I wonder what kind of apps would be useful on this device.



328.9.2010 22:32

Originally posted by biglo30:
I wonder what kind of apps would be useful on this device.
All the good apps that apple chooses to block because they don't make money on them.

429.9.2010 0:26

owned

55.10.2010 3:12

Great! Hopefully we'll see some kind of free tv or netflix in the uk? That would awesome :P

65.10.2010 3:36

Originally posted by Cawthorne:
Great! Hopefully we'll see some kind of free tv or netflix in the uk? That would awesome :P
It's great news that Apple have been beaten once more but as for Netflix I agree we need it here in the UK, I don't think it'll be much longer, they may buy out Blockbuster ;)

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