Apple TV Help with ATV2 jailbreak, please

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by apatel87, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. apatel87 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Hi, I have the new ATV2 that was bought about the day after it cme out. I have not updated the siftware so it should still be jailbreakable. I follow the instructions on awkwardtv down to the last detail but every time I get "This Apple TV is not eligible for this build." Did I miss my window of opportunity. Is there any way around this?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. fabian9 macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
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    I thought I heard somewhere that the apple tv auto-updates. Are you sure you're not infact running the latest firmware?
  3. apatel87 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
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    I haven't plugged in my apple tv for about a month so I am sure that the software hasn't been updated. Does apple not sign the old software anymore?
  4. lars666 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    That is correct - Apple stopped signing the old software when checking online through iTunes. There is talk in the net that you still can jailbreak if you have saved SHSH with a program called TinyUmbrella (or something like this) which will bypass the online checking, but as my tech skills totally end here, I can't give any helpful details, sorry.
  5. DeanCorp macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2007
    This is true. However, I bought 2 AppleTV's yesterday and am having the same problem. Even with TinyUmbrella they aren't signing any more SHSH's. We will have to wait until 4.2.1 has been Jailbroken...
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    yep. used my tiny umbrella shsh that i saved a while ago to rejailbreak and downgrade my atv 2. tho it is too late if you have not already saved.

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