Apple TV What are my current Apple TV 2 Jailbreak options?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by smokescreen76, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. smokescreen76 macrumors member

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    I have a Apple TV 2 which I've had running nicely for the last few years un-jailbroken. I use it with a Windows 8 PC running iTunes to stream my Handbrake-converted .m4v movies and TV shows. I have kept it up to date with Apple TV software updates.

    I am wondering what my current options are if I wanted to Jailbreak it. What different techniques are available and what are the advantages of the different ways to jailbreak it.

    (I have a Macbook Pro to run the jailbreak)
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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  3. PsstGreek, Apr 4, 2013
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    The latest firmware can be jailbroken but it's tethered (5.2.1).
    Also, 5.1.2 is still being signed (I believe, should be) for the Apple TV, so you can downgrade to that as well and jailbreak.
     
  4. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    I'd like to know this as well.. My current firmware is not 6.1.3, but the only way the jailbreak works is by restoring to a custom firmware right? Which requires shsh blobs? So unlike the iPhone you can't just find one with a lower firmware and jailbreak it?
     
  5. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Correct but if Apple is still signing 5.1.2 which they still were about a month or two ago you can downgrade to that and still jailbreak with Seas0npass.
     
  6. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    From what I've been seeing in the firecore forums is that they did stop signing, but from what I'm trying to understand now is you can dump the blobs from the current installed fw on the tv and then use those to do the jailbreak process.
     

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