Often called a “hobby,” the Apple TV is actually quite a decent set-top box that has performed relatively well in the market. Its the company’s only TV offering despite mounting rumors of a full fledged HDTV set. Since the set-top box runs on a modified version of iOS, its firmware can be jailbroken as well. Thanks to the recent progress made by the jailbreak community, Apple TV 2 5.3 untethered jailbreak has finally be released. The third generation Apple TV still hasn’t been cracked.
The folks at FireCore have released a new version of Seas0nPass which can be used to jailbreak Apple TV 2 on 5.3 firmware. Apart from that, they have also released an updated version of aTV Flash, which basically opens up a whole new world on the Apple TV, it even includes a web browser. The Apple TV 6.0 update was released in fall 2013, the jailbreak is not compatible with this update which brought features like AirPlay from iCloud and iTunes Radio. The evad3rs developers team has been monumental in releasing the iOS 7 untethered jailbreak, they’re also working with @nitoTV on a jailbreak for Apple TV 6.0+ firmware. FireCore says that “encouraging progress” has been made, work still continues and it can’t be said for sure when a jailbreak for said firmware will finally be released.