Why is Apple still signing 6.1.4 on ATV2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thadoggfather, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

    thadoggfather

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    I'm glad they are because it has an untethered jailbreak, but any idea why when 7.1.1 is also compatible and being signed on Apple tv 2? Maybe they just can't be bothered/ not as much demand or care for them to patch up jailbreak on that?

    In any case, I am glad.

    Found my family's ATV 2 on 5.0.2 with stream issues on netflix (bad picture quality, defaulting to spanish every time on House of Cards), hoping this resolves it.
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Apple TV and iOS software versions don't line up.

    Not sure where you're getting 6.1.4, but as far as I can tell the most current Apple TV software version is 6.1.1 (released in April). This is the equivalent of iOS 7.1.1.

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The OP is referring to the equivalent iOS version.
     
  4. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yes it's always confused me but 5.3 which is iOS 6.1.4 equivalent and got seas0npass untether in January
     
  5. winterlocked, Jun 16, 2014
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    winterlocked macrumors member

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    I've been wondering the same thing.

    The only reason I can come up with is that bug that bricked people's updates to 6.x.x. Maybe Apple's keeping 6.1.4 around as some sort of life-raft for those folks?

    Though you'd assume they'd be able to just restore to 7.x?
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    The 6.x.x are in-essence iOS 7 for the AppleTV. Apple has never kept the version number = to their iOS counterparts. Why? who knows. Who cares. Just check to make sure you are on the most recent version and that's all that a user needs to worry about.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors 604

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    This always baffled me but I believe there's a version newer than 6.1.4 that's not beta being signed alongside this now older version. Right?

    In any case, to have HBO go and xbmc on same box (relative to not on what I believe was 5.3) is great!

    13.1 Gotham is such a great build!
     
  8. winterlocked, Jun 17, 2014
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    winterlocked macrumors member

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    thadogfather is correct, Apple is signing both 7.1.1 (current) *and* the older 6.1.4 firmware for ATV 2

    http://www.icj.me/ios/all#AppleTV21
     
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    No that list is inaccurate:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4448
     

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