By Cody Lee on Mar 8, 2012
FireCore published a blog post earlier today announcing a new update to its aTV Flash (black) suite. The software package can add a lot of functionality to your jailbroken Apple TV, including an integrated web browser and non-iTunes content support.
The update, which brings the software to version 1.4, includes a number of new features and bug fixes. Keep reading for the full change log… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 8, 2012
The folks over at FireCore have been really busy this year improving their aTV Flash (black) software for the Apple TV. Last month they released version 1.2 with a number of fixes. And today they’re back with even more improvements.
Most notably, the program now offers automated backups which will allow users to restore to the firmware of their choice with a single click. FireCore also added a number of new translation languages. Keep reading for the full change log… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 17, 2012
We’ve been on an Apple TV tear as of late, so how appropriate that the fine folks over at FireCore update their excellent aTV Flash (black) tool for Apple TV jailbreakers.
aTV Flash (black) version 1.2 brings quite a few new features to the table, especially when it comes to the media player that comes bundled with it.
Included with the latest version are new video zoom options, and a Kindle Fire inspired “recent” pages addition to the web browser. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 16, 2012
Apple has always stated that the Apple TV is more of a “hobby” device than a mainstream one, as its popularity level isn’t even on the radar compared to hits like the iPhone, iPad or even iPod touch.
Still, there are many, many benefits to owning an Apple TV. There’s iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix streaming, access to NBA and NHL games, and iTunes match among other features.
But if you really want to reap the full rewards of owning Apple’s marvelous $99 wonder box, you need to jailbreak it.
Why jailbreak the Apple TV? We’ll touch on some of the major benefits that comes from doing so. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 12, 2012
You’ve probably heard that rumors that an official Hulu app for the Apple TV is complete and ready to go, yet Apple is holding it back from being released. Apple is worried about Hulu+ eating into its iTunes sales, so the app has been placed on hold indefinitely.
For Hulu fans, that’s quite disappointing, especially considering the service is available on pretty much every other platform known to man, including the iPad, and iPhone.
But there is a way to get Hulu running on the Apple TV right now. This guide will show you how to take advantage of the Seas0nPass jailbreak so that you can watch Hulu Plus on your Apple TV. Read More
By iDB Staff on Jan 6, 2012
The fine folks at FireCore have partnered with iDB for an especially-awesome giveaway. If you’ve jailbroken your Apple TV before then you’ve probably heard of aTV Flash (black). This full-featured jailbreak apps brings some amazing features to Apple’s little set-top box, including a web browser and wireless streaming support for many video formats.
In celebration of the recent untethered jailbreak for the Apple TV, FireCore has given us 10 licenses for aTV Flash (black) to give away to lucky iDB readers. We know, it sounds too good to be true. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 17, 2011
aTV Flash Black, the software solution that adds a multitude of new features to a jailbroken Apple TV 2, finally released yesterday after many moons in beta testing.
The 1.0 release is pretty much the same as the version we showed you not too long ago, though there are a few changes that have been added since then.
If you have an Apple TV 2, aTV Flash Black is the surest way to get the most bang for your buck out of Apple’s self proclaimed “hobby” device… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 6, 2011
As you may have already noticed, jailbreaking an Apple TV 2 brings a massive wealth of new features to an otherwise mundane little black box.
Not only can you view live sports, stream movies from you Mac or PC, and access weather forecasts, but now you can perform cloud backups, and stream music without using iTunes.
This is made possible with the latest beta release of aTV Flash (black), which is a major upgrade to the previously released beta. More details on how you can snag these new features, plus the full change log, right after the break… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 23, 2011
Yep, that’s a picture of a live football match running on my Apple TV 2. Interested in the ability to watch live sports, stream movies from Amazon VOD and Hulu? Then you’ve come to the right place.
In our third and final tutorial in our Apple TV jailbreak series, we show you how to cut the cable cord completely, and gain access to all sorts of streaming goodies, courtesy of that tiny black miracle box.
If you’ve already taken the steps to jailbreak your Apple TV with Seas0nPass, and install aTV Flash (black), then check inside for the final piece of the puzzle — installing XBMC and streaming content from a PlayOn instance running from your Mac or PC… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2011
If you’ve successfully followed our previous jailbreak tutorial for the Apple TV 2, you’re likely thinking, “now what?”
A jailbroken Apple TV on its own isn’t much to look at. In fact, there’s no way to discern a stock Apple TV from a jailbroken Apple TV with the naked eye.
Fortuantely, the folks at FireCore have created an insanely easy way to tap the power of a jailbroken Apple TV using an application called aTV Flash Black.
aTV Flash Black is an app available for Mac or Windows users, that adds a new ‘Maintenance’ menu to your Apple TV. Think of it as Cydia for the Apple TV. If your Apple TV is jailbroken, and you’re wondering what to do next, check out the following video tutorial that shows you how to install aTV Flash black… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 22, 2011
Are you a part of the recent cable cutter movement? Have you ditched your satellite service in favor of Boxee, an HTPC, or an Apple TV? Well if so, this series of Apple TV tutorials is definitely for you!
Eventually, I’m going to show you how to watch Amazon VOD, Hulu, and yes, even live ESPN games on your Apple TV 2. The first step in accomplishing this feat is to, yep, you guessed it, jailbreak your Apple TV.
Folks, it really can’t get any easier than this tutorial. In it, I show you how to untether jailbreak your Apple TV 2 with Seas0nPass. Check inside for the full step-by-step video tutorial… Read More