Apple TV Jail Break using Pwnage for IOS 4.2.2

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hvddrift, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. hvddrift macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    New to this so please be gentle.

    I want to install Plex on my Apple TV2

    I have made several attempts to update my ATV2 without success.

    There seems to be specific Pwnage tools and restore files that match.

    I have built a file but I get an error in Itunes saying it cannot verify the retore file (I am using Itunes 10.3.1)

    So my question is:

    I have an Apple TV2 with Build 4.2.2. (2203)

    What Pwnage build do I need?
    What Firmware do I need?

    Not sure if it matters but I ma in Australia.

    Thanks

    Hans
     
  2. DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    If you tell us more about the specific step you're stuck at we can be more helpful.

    I've specifically used Pwnagetool to JB my ATV2 (twice) so I can probably be pretty helpful.

    Read this thread first because it overviews a lot of the common issues that cause people problems when first JB'ing their ATV2: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1188724

    Good luck!
     
  3. hvddrift thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Your links helped a lot (Its nice to see others have the same problem)

    This may be the solution:

    3) Alter your etc/hosts file to make sure iTunes doesn't communicate with the Apple server when it's installing the custom IPSW file - because Apple doesn't digitally "sign" custom IPSWs (because they don't approve of jailbreaking!)

    Would you know a good place to follow instructions on how to do this?

    Regards

    Hans
     
  4. DrEnalg, Jul 24, 2011
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    DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    Whoops, wrong URL before, tired:

    http://www.saurik.com/id/12
     
  5. hvddrift thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried, and it worked well, but it still stops when it attempts to contact apple.

    I opened terminal and entered this line into my ect/hosts file

    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com

    But it still fails.

    [​IMG]

    I am using Itunes 10.3.1, I am not sure if it has changed since there.

    Do you have any other tips? Please :(

    Regards

    Hans
     
  6. DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    Did you do the first two steps (you posted step #3 in the list I provided)? Tell us exactly what you did.
     
  7. hvddrift thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it working

    This is how I did it....

    Went to Work, and on my windows machine downloaded season pass.

    Altered the Host file to point to the other server.

    10 Minutes later all worked.

    I am thinking it might be a issue with Lion.

    I went home, installed Plex (easier then I thought)

    Then sat up till 1am enjoying the marvels of this.

    DrEnalg. thanks so much for your help with this.... I really appreciate it.

    Will there be a reason to Jailbreak it again in the future? Does Apple update the system and will I have to do this all over again?

    Regards

    Hans
     

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