Different ways of hacking ATV1

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tomsavini, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello all :)

    My first post...

    I have the first Apple TV.
    I wanted to buy Apple TV 2 when it came out, but I was kinda disappointed when I found out it didn'e have full 1080p support. Well, that's another story.

    I read that it was legal to hack/jailbreak the ATV1, so I gave it a try.
    After some intensive googeling/pulling out some hair I made it work.
    Made a patchstick, XBMC and Boxee are now avaliable.

    After I did this I saw that there are different ways of jailbreaking ATV2 (Seasonpass, Green Poison - maybe more).

    Anyone knows if it is better to re-hack it with another jailbreak?
    My ATV1 is jailbroken, but I was kinda wodering if some of the other jailbreakmethods gave other advantages :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    You can't use ATV2 jailbrakes ie Seasonpass, Green Poison etc on an ATV1.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    Are you sure about that?
    I haven't tested myself, but I saw a couple of other guys claiming they had done it...

    I have not tested it
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, the ATV1 uses a version of OSX for it's OS and the ATV2 uses iOS, two completely different operating systems, meaning a jailbrake for ATV2 will never work on the ATV1 and likewise a jailbrake for ATV1 will never work on ATV2.

    The only two jailbrakes for ATV1 I know are the atvusb-creator and aTV Flash, I'm not saying there arn't others, but they all do basically the same thing. What I am saying is that an ATV2 jailbrake will never work on the ATV1.
     
  5. ponch0v, Dec 14, 2011
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    Put a stripped down version of Leopard on my ATV1 to run Plex client to stream from PMS on the Mini downstairs. No need to buy another ATV2 when I already had the ATV1
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jailbreaking two different OS with the same program, you have a good point there :)
    I tried, did off course not work.

    Thanx for the input :)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds interesting...
    I might try it my selv beacuse of an annoying issue.
    I installed Nito TV, and the app for USB disk.

    Opened XBMC, started scanning 8using the imdb-like datamase).
    It did loose connection ac ouple of times.
    Then it freaked out; showed the same title 20+ times, and the share from the USB were removed under xbmc - videos.
     

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