Apple TV Kinda lost with the JB for apple tv 2...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gahau, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Gahau macrumors regular

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    Hummmm...
    Pretty confusing with all those choices out there!
    I just got an apple tv 2, updated to the latest FW (4.3, 2557)
    I am trying to JB it with SeassonPass, got the OK from SeassonPass but it seams that its only the tethered JB... =*(

    How do I get it JB Unthetered?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure. I found the ATV 2 does everything I want, and pretty reliably, using the stock firmware.
     
  3. Gahau thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mainly interested in playing personal contain from a HDD
    A lot of the format are not playable....
    how do you guys plug HDMI and USB at the same time?! there is like no space for the cables =(
     
  4. Josh125 macrumors 6502

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  5. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Man, just convert the content to an ATV compatible format. I use iFlicks and its much easier than jb'ing the thing.
     
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    No is not

    No need to waste time converting
     
  7. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

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    I ultimately found that JBing my ATV2 wasn't worth it as the firmware does 90% of what I hope for, but Hulu would be nice so I could put my Roku in another room and not have to combine the two to stay cable-less.
     
  8. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Sure.. just spend time learning how to jailbrake. oh, and update everytime there's a patch..

    I'd rather watch my ATV then hack it. :)
     
  9. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I also tried to JB and ran into issues, finally just gave up. I already went through the effort of encoding all of my personal DVD and TV shows, not really that bad and for any future stuff i will just convert as i get it so not that hard to keep up with. I was trying to JB to add some additional content like Hulu but that is not really that easy even if you JB the ATV.

    I think I am just going to pick up a roku and just use both units.
     
  10. TomH TX macrumors regular

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    Don't give up. JB 4.3 8f455 is kind of touchy, mainly issues with using the correct mini cable and/or having to boost with the power cable until you get into DFU mode. However, once you get it JB'd, you can SSH in Nito TV, and that is a great start. There are tons of great websites and links about loading in things like XBMC, Navi-x, Hulu, etc... It really is amazing how many resources are available. I am glad I stuck with it, and have truly enjoyed it.
     
  11. Gahau thread starter macrumors regular

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    coool!
    thanks guys! I got it it was easy! i was unsure because the new vers. of seassonpass no longer place the seassonpass channel on the main menu... So my ATV was JB all along =)
     
  12. Josh125 macrumors 6502

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    It really is that easy though, if you can copy and paste some command lines in terminal for XBMC & nitoTV and simply download and drag and drop a zip file you can get Hulu & Icefilms.


    Gahau - Good deal, yeah I noticed that as well. SP should put some kind of notice up that it no longer creates a menu :D
     
  13. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Theres nothing to learn, a 10 year old can do it
     
  14. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    LOL my 10 year old can do lots of things I have no clue how to do. ;)
     
  15. DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    To be fair, I struggled like ****** when I was first trying to figure exactly how to get my ATV2 properly JB'd. Now, I know I'm 37 which means I'm not nearly as tech-savvy as your average 10 year old but I've been using computers since I was 10.

    Now I've gotten my iPod and ATV2 done I've re-jailbroken both a few times (just to fine tune some things) and now I think I could do it in my sleep.

    Unfortunately, I have a feeling that when IOS5 comes out the whole process will change so we'll see what good that does me.
     
  16. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    It's been a while since I jail broke my ATV 2 using season pass. Plex and XBMC make it worthwhile for me. Now there an untethered version that I'm interested in.

    Quick question: if I upgrade to the latest JB will I have to reload all my JB apps?
     
  17. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    For some yes it does seem to work, I tried several times and kept getting the same error http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1188724&highlight=

    I love our two ATV's and they are great at running all of my iTunes content, plus Netflix and YouTube. I just am wanting more content, was really hoping for an app store for the ATV, but if it is not announced in the next few weeks i think we will not see one until the ATV3. The ATV3 is about a year away (imho). I have no problem using two box's was leaning to a Boxee box but now thinking about a Roku2.
     
  18. DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    Did you end up modifying your etc/hosts file or not.....? :)
     
  19. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I di try, but only half hardily and i was not successful, but at this point looking at the Apps that are out there for the Roku, seems to me that will be the easiest solution (for us).
     
  20. ISO:HELP macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone!

    I am using seeas0npass for the first time on my macbook..
    my itunes is updated, i have the latest version of seas0npass, and my file hosts are not pointing to cydia via tiny umbrella..

    What else could I be doing wrong...

    For some reason I feel im not getting atv2 into dfu properly..is that a common error?

    What are some other common errors with seas0npass?

    I used to use green poisi0n rc6 i think in my past JB experiences......

    Man I'm lost..

    Thanks for any help


    ED
     

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