Apple rolls out 5.0.2 update for Apple TV

By , Jun 5, 2012

It looks like Apple has just pushed out an update for its Apple TV, bringing the software to version 5.0.2. No details have been posted yet about the new build, numbered 9B830, but we expect Apple’s site to be updated shortly.

Owners of second and third generation Apple TVs can download the update over the air by opening up the device’s Settings menu and selecting General > Software Update. Full changelog, once Apple posts it, after the break…

This is the second time Apple has updated its TV software in the past month, and comes just a week before WWDC. The company is rumored to be unveiling a major software update for its set top box during the Conference.

As usual, Apple TV 2 users who are jailbroken are encouraged to refrain from updating until we can confirm that it’s safe to do so. There’s a chance that the new software patches or inadvertently breaks the current exploit.

iOS 5.0.2 can be download from our downloads section.

[MacRumors]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/achraf.fattouhi Achraf Fattouhi

    c’mon how about atv3 jb , i’m sick of waiting and i wish i didn’t get this box in the first place

    • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

      Not likely. Many people already stated it’s probably the single most secure piece of Apple hardware yet. As more people get into Apple TV’s, maybe someone can crack it, but don’t expect anything anytime soon.

    • http://twitter.com/J_Private_dev J Private Dev

      Remember what @MuscleNerd said, The cheapest apple device (Apple TV 3rd) may be the most secure

    • Steven Smith

      All you need is a JB iPad and pretty much you can mirror everything to your ATV3.

      • http://twitter.com/Lockett85 Darren Lockett

        This actually works very well if using Plex for example. This is what I was doing for ages before I decided to Jailbreak my ATV2

  • Aric Bolf

    “users who are jailbroken are encouraged to refrain from updating until we can confirm that it’s safe to do so.”

    and this is one reason I’m happy to not to have to bother with jailbreaking

    • Anonymous

      I love my jailbroken aTV2. I am able to watch movies off an external HD without using my iPhone, iPad and laptop.

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        How do you connect the external HD to an Apple TV?

      • Anonymous

        External HD is connected to router. Then using the media add-on or XBMC wih aTV flash, I point the apple tv to the router to read off the external.

    • Paul Maniscalchi

      Yes! So now you can update to new software that provides no extra functionality or purpose COOL ! ! ! Why bother with a jailbreak that can let you do almost everything you could possibly need or imagine what a waste of time . . . /sarcasm off

    • http://twitter.com/JFBD Joseph Duffy

      The benefits of jailbreaking far outweigh any miniscule changes this update has brought. Also, @nitoTV’s quote from twitter

      “AppleTV2,1_5.0.2_9B830 still vulnerable to the untether :D
      (Notice AppleTV TWO) still no ATV3 news, please don’t ask.
      thanks.”

  • http://www.GoldenGateDomains.com/ Golden Gate Domains

    ANYONE KNOW ABOUT iTV OFFERING HULU PLUS????

    I’m sick of being able to only access my HULU Plus account on my iPad or iPhone – WTF???

    And yes, I have the new, latest 3rd gen iTV – so much for thinking that buying the newest was a good idea…. Okay, I admit it now, I was a “dumbass”…

    BUT, Back to my point…..

    Why are we not be able to access Hulu Plus on iTV as well…????

    I’m almost at the breaking point of picking up a new ROKU Streaming Player!!!

    • Anonymous

      Buy a RoKu!

      • http://www.GoldenGateDomains.com/ Golden Gate Domains

        I almost went to Fry’s yesterday…..

        But, I will wait to see what is announced next week first.

  • http://twitter.com/SubPrimeTime Javier Lopez

    @nitoTV’s quote from twitter

    “AppleTV2,1_5.0.2_9B830 still vulnerable to the untether :D
    (Notice AppleTV TWO) still no ATV3 news, please don’t ask.
    thanks.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536070386 Mike Neate

    Does anyone know what thIs update does yet?

    • Anonymous

      From what I know my airplay mirroring is running better than it ever did. I played marvel vs capcom 3, slot racing HD, GT Free HD, Age of the monsters escape HD back to back with little or no lag. It was amazing :). But if your jailbroken i would’nt update.

  • Anonymous

    AIRPLAY MIRRORING !!! It’s better than I’ve ever used it since I updated. I think the update was to help the airplay mirroring somehow. Almost no lag whatsoever ! I’m very impressed !! THANK YOU APPLE !!