By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 2, 2012
The folks over at FireCore just can’t stop releasing awesome updates to their Apple TV 2 jailbreak software. The latest update to aTV Flash (black) — version 1.6 — headlines with a new integrated subtitle download feature. This feature allows you to identify and download subtitles directly from the Apple TV, instead of going on a separate manhunt on your computer to find the files.
Along with the new subtitle feature comes support for playing DRM enabled iTunes content directly from the Apple TV. You will still need to use a username and password to authenticate, but at least now we have an option.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as changes go. Aside from plenty of additional new features, there’s also a host of bug fixes to keep your jailbroken Apple TV 2 running as smoothly as possible. Take a look inside for the full change log… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 11, 2012
Today has been a great day for jailbreakers. Earlier this morning we saw the release of RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 bring the ability to downgrade the firmware of A5 devices, and now a new version of Seas0nPass has become available.
For those who aren’t familiar with the software, Seas0nPass is essentially the equivalent of RedSn0w for the Apple TV. And with version 0.8.4, you can now jailbreak your second-generation ATV on the latest firmware… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 17, 2012
FireCore announced today that it has released a new version of its popular Apple TV app, aTV Flash (black). The update brings the software to version 1.5, and includes several new additions.
Among the new features is NFS streaming and a revamped media player. And of course there is a laundry list of bug fixes and performance improvements. Full changelog after the break… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on 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… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 30, 2012
Well that was fast. Not even 10 minutes after we published our post on the state of the iOS 5.1 Apple TV jailbreak, FireCore released a new version of its Seas0nPass utility that is compatible with the new software.
This means that folks with an Apple TV 2 can upgrade (if you haven’t already) to the latest ATV firmware, which features the new user interface, and still keep their ability to jailbreak… Read More
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 21, 2012
Attention all Apple TV jailbreakers, FireCore has just released a new version of its popular jailbreaking utility known as Seas0nPass. The software is the ATV equivalent of an app like Absinthe.
In the latest update, which brings Seas0nPass to version 0.8.2, FireC0re has added in a new stitching feature which makes downgrading to previous firmware versions possible… 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 2, 2012
Now that pod2g’s untether exploit has been made public, the benefits are now being felt in our living rooms. That’s because the team at FireCore has updated their Seas0nPass Apple TV jailbreak tool to take advantage of the untether exploit.
Now you can enjoy all of the benefits of Apple’s latest Apple TV update — which includes AirPlay mirroring — coupled with an untethered jailbreak that allows you to do all sorts of interesting things.
Check inside for the full tutorial… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Dec 30, 2011
Hot on the heels of the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1, the FireCore team was quick at updating their Seas0nPass jailbreak for the Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.4.4.
Taking advantage of pod2g’s work that’s also been used in RedSn0w, Corona, and PwnageTool, FireCore released the latest version of Seas0nPass that finally brings an untethered jailbreak to the latest Apple TV OS… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 7, 2011
Even though jailbreaking hasn’t done much for the Apple TV what it has for the other iDevices, it still has made quite an impact. FireCore’s aTV Flash (Black) application is a perfect example of that, adding several features to the popular media hub.
For those not familiar with the software, aTV Flash is a jailbreak application for the Apple TV 2 that includes a web browser and support for streaming dozens of file formats. It is the app for Apple TV jailbreakers, and it just received a major update… 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 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