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.┬áThe 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.

Filed in Apple >Gadgets. Read more about Apple TV and Jailbreak.

User Comments