Apple TV Hacking the Apple TV 2

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by crzdcolombian, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2010
    So I just found out what a jail broken Apple tv can do now I want one :)

    Is it hard to jailbreak it? I want to get icefilms. I can get a used atv2 on craiglist for 60 or 70 and people are offering to jailbreak for 40 bucks.

    I have had my wii hacked and paid for it because it I didn't want to download 200+ games as it would have taken forever.

    Any one have good links about jailbreaking the Apple TV2?
  2. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

    Sep 1, 2010
    Williamstown, NJ
    #2 is supposedly good and it only costs 20 but there is no jailbreak for IOS5 yet
  3. DrEnalg macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    East Bay, CA
    Check your version on your ATV2. If it's anything less than IOS5 then you can (probably) JB it. Let us know.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  5. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    First, it's really easy. And by icefilms, I assume you mean the DivX player? I can't speak to that player specifically, but if it's broad format compatibility you want, there are a few options there.

    Basic jailbreak instructions:
    Note that you'll need a micro-USB cable.


    XMBC: I had an xmbc plugin link at some point, but I can't find it now. Others can probably speak to it better than I can.

    NitoTV also might do what you'd like.

    Also, you could avoid the process altogether and just remux your divx files to work with iTunes. Chances are that if you're using a divx container, they're not too high a quality anyway ;)
  6. Fofer macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2002
    Once you jailbreak (I used seas0npass) and install XBMC (I used Firecore's ATVFlash) then you can install the Icefilms plugin:

    You could also just download the AVIs to your computer and then stream them over the network to ATVFlash's integrated Media Player. Works great, no transcoding needed.

    Once installed, the extra flexibility you get on the AppleTV is great. Highly recommended.

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