Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Seas0nPass Jailbreak for AppleTV Looses the Tether

Second generation AppleTV owners, this is your day.  As you may know, the latest AppleTVs run iOS, just like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, what you may not know is that like those devices, the AppleTV can be jailbroken to allow installation of unofficial software.

Today, FireCore announced that Seas0nPass, their packaging of the Chronic Dev Team’s iOS jailbreaking tool for AppleTV has been updated to all unteathered jailbreaking.  This is a big deal, because before, you had to make sure the power wasn’t cut to your AppleTV, lest you have to jailbreak it again.  Once you’ve jailbroken it, you can spend $19.95 to install aTV Flash (black), which enhances the functionality of the device.

Redsn0w succumbs to Greenp0ison: Untethered Jailbreak for all iOS 4.2.1

iOS 4.3 is due any day now, but the bigger news is that there is an untethered jailbreak available for recent devices running iOS 4.2.1.  The original jailbreak was redsn0w from the iPhone dev team. It was joined by Greenp0ison, but both had the same limitation, when jailbreaking recent devices, you had to hook it up to a computer every time your device was restarted.  Only iPhone 3gs and iPhone 3 users got the benefit of an untethered jailbreak. That changed last week.

An update to Greenp0ison is available that allows untethered jailbreaking of all current devices (which doesn’t yet include the verizon iPhone) from a Windows, Mac system.  No Linux yet, but hopefully it is coming soon.