How to install aTV Flash (black) on the Apple TV 2 running iOS 5.0

By , Mar 31, 2012

Unlike iPhone jailbreaks, the Apple TV jailbreak isn’t as straightforward. For instance, after jailbreaking there’s no Cydia app icon to start installing your favorite apps and tweaks from various repos.

This is where a tool like aTV Flash (black) comes in. This handy package from FireCore allows you to install some of the most popular jailbreak apps directly on your jailbroken Apple TV without breaking a sweat.

Check out our video walkthrough inside…

Step 1: Jailbreak your Apple TV 5.0 (iOS 5.1) installation with Seas0nPass. Make sure it is connected to the same network as the computer you will be working from.

Step 2: Purchase, download, and install aTV Flash (black).

Step 3: Run aTV Flash (black) and it should see the Apple TV along with its IP address. Select the correct Apple TV in question via the drop down box if you have more than one jailbroken device on your network. Click continue.

Step 4: Once aTV Flash (black) finishes running, your Apple TV should reboot. Upon reboot you should see a new Maintenance icon.

Step 5: Use the new Maintenance option to install apps like Couch Surfer Pro, NitoTV, LastFM, etc…

Be sure to check out our full coverage of the Apple TV, and see what other interesting things you can do with a jailbroken Apple TV.

Have you tried aTV Flash (black) on your jailbroken Apple TV? If so, what do you think about it?

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  • kailash tindwani

    Plz help!!!
    In US, do we have to pay anything more than $499 to buy a new iPad or just exact $499
    Plzreply anyone
    Thanx in advance…

    • Dan

      way to go off topic dude, unless the United States abolished taxes recently, obviously it isn’t just 499

    • Dan

      way to go off topic dude, unless the United States abolished taxes recently, obviously it isn’t just 499

    • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

      If it says $499 than that’s what you pay..

      • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

        If you are importing it to anther country you might get a import tax.. ( but on that I don’t know )

    • Anonymous

      download junowallet from the appstore
      enter the invite code: IV913523
      and you might win up to 10$ or 20$, if you are lucky :)

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    A link to the full apple tv covarage would be nice..
    I got a TV Flash (black) thanks iDB for that..
    I got to admit that I don’t use my apple tv that much so I do turn it off and I tend to use the apple tv in two rooms , so it does get turned off.. So I’ll pass on this tethererd jailbreak for now I don’t want to boot up my mac every time I use the apple tv even if I hardly use the apple tv..

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      There is a link to the full Apple TV coverage in the navigation header of the site.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, of topic here. But do you guys remember the movie apple played on its new iPad and apple tv press conference. The one that a kid and his father had a word fight

    • http://www.facebook.com/idmeraz Isaac Daniel Meraz

      Yeah that’s Extremely loud and incredibly close

  • Imahottguy

    I suppose I will upgrade, aTV Flash (black) has helped me get so much more out of my AppleTV2. They could sell the media player by itself, it really is that useful to me.

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know what the crack is with iFaith, my 8gb iPhone 4running iOS 5.0.1 still says invalid ios detected and won’t dump the blobs, wtf is the guy doing? he said he was looking into this error like 2 months ago and the version before the current one said that message was fixed but it clearly isn’t … Anybody know anything about a fix for it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1087750537 Phil Musil

    What happened to XBMC? Is it not available yet for IOS 5.0?

  • Anonymous

    download junowallet from the appstore
    enter the invite code: IV913523
    and you might win up to 10$ or 20$, if you are lucky :)

  • fernando rivera

    Works on ATV 3

    • http://twitter.com/AdamN1997 Adam Nellessen

      yeah it does…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/cesarverissimo César Veríssimo

    Waiting my aTV 2nd to arrive. iOS 5.1 installed. Next to Jailbreak and aTV flash (black) is there any other stuff usefull to install?

  • http://twitter.com/GodDamnEck Mike

    Well I installed firec0re and then installed Atv flash and I get the new icon with fire core and I get a space that says “maintenance” but it’s a blank spot and I click on it and go to “manage extras” but it’s empty… And that’s it…. No option to install anything …..help please I’m pretty frustrated

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=843045293 Leonardo El Tolete

    Atv 3G ? work