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
By Guest Author on Aug 1, 2011
Apple has just released iOS 4.3 for the Apple TV, which adds a slew of new features to the device.
Although there still seems to be no changelog yet, John Gruber noted in multiple tweets new features in the update, such as the ability to now buy (you could only rent beforehand) TV shows directly from your Apple TV, as well as stream any previous TV shows you’ve purchased. It also adds support for Vimeo… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 17, 2011
Apple has begun to step up its game with patching jailbreak exploits in iOS. When Comex’s PDF exploit was used in the latest version of JailbreakMe, Apple pushed out iOS 4.3.4 about two weeks later to combat the security hole.
Jailbreakers on 4.3.3 (4.2.9 for the Verizon iPhone) can stay on their current firmware to keep their untether, but the bad news is that Apple actually patched the untethered exploit that’s been used by jailbreakers since iOS 4.1. Read More
By Guest Author on Jul 8, 2011
A couple of days ago we reported that the iPad Camera Connection Kit stopped working after using JailbreakMe 3.0. It looks like another issue has reared its ugly head which looks to affect jailbroken devices on a wider scale.
Reports are surfacing that the popular jailbreak tweak BiteSMS is conflicting with JailbreakMe 3.0. Confirmed on the BiteSMS forums, that sending a text message through BiteSMS’ quick reply feature will crash your device and send it into an infinite boot loop. The only solution to remedy this as of writing is to restore your iDevice… Read More
By Nick Prokesch on Jun 22, 2011
Display Recorder is a wonderful jailbreak app by Ryan Petrich for creating a video recording of your iPhone’s screen. Some users, however, have been having problems creating new recordings and have seen Error Code 0 or 2. As far as I can tell, the issue is related to the way that Display Recorder stores files in the file system to circumvent ASLR obstacles and the permissions that iTunes applies to them during backup restores.
It seems that the only users affected by these errors are those who recently restored from an iTunes backup or upgraded/downgraded their firmware. Luckily, the fix is pretty simple and can be done in under ten minutes… Read More
By Kickstar13 on May 18, 2011
If you’ve been holding off updating to iOS 4.3.x because of the lack of support for some of your favorite jailbreak tweaks and apps, I can understand your position. While I love iOS updates that include tons of bug fixes and new features, I usually don’t upgrade right away due to compatibly issues with jailbreak apps and tweaks I couldn’t live without on my iPhone.
With that said, if one of those jailbreak tweaks include Action Menu by Ryan Petrich, you’ll be glad to know it’s finally been updated for iOS 4.3+ support… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Apr 20, 2011
With the release of iOS 4.3.2 this late last week, and the new iOS 4.3.2 redsn0w jailbreak still not completely stable, some of you might not want to wait any longer for a stable jailbreak, or maybe you’re having additional issues with the new OS. Whatever the reason might be, you can downgrade from your current iOS version to an earlier version using your SHSH blobs on file.
It is important you have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS version you want to downgrade to. If you don’t have your SHSH blobs on file for the iOS you want to downgrade to, you will not be able to downgrade. You can check which SHSH blobs on file you’ve got by launching Cydia and looking at the top of the Cydia homepage where it lists all your saved SHSH blobs. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 6, 2011
With an official demo still 2 months away, we can only rely on rumors and speculation to paint a picture of what iOS 5 might look like. Clues hidden inside iOS 4 can also help us predict future iOS characteristics. Some are found through hours of code searching, others are found by pure dumb luck.
9to5 Mac is reporting that one of their readers has stumbled upon some hidden clues in iOS 4.3 that once again point to the rumored Photo Stream feature. The reader uncovered the hidden references while browsing his photo library on his iPhone via a 3rd party editing app. What could these secret features possibly mean for iOS users? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 1, 2011
Can you feel it in the air? I surely can. I get the same feeling before virtually every big jailbreak solution.
There’s an eerie quiet among the folks taking the lead in the jailbreaking community, demos have been demonstrated, and tweets have been tweeted.
Now all we can do is wait, and wait patiently. Although we’re expecting it literally any hour or day now, it’s always a nice surprise when it finally arrives…
To tide us over, MuscleNerd dropped a few hints about the imminence of the Dev Team’s new version of RedSn0w and PwnageTool; each will support 4.3.1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 30, 2011
Dev Team member MuscleNerd has made it known that things are looking good as far as the 4.3.x untethered jailbreak is concerned.
On Monday, we reported on the fact that an untether had indeed been accomplished. Shortly thereafter, via Twitter, MuscleNerd confirmed that the Dev Team is implementing that untether into their upcoming jailbreak.
While there is of course no solid ETA for a release of the jailbreak, judging from the screenshot posted on his Twitter account, it’s probably not that far off… Read More
By Kickstar13 on Mar 29, 2011
Now that you’ve had a couple of days with iOS 4.3.1, for those of you that updated, we’re wondering how the latest OS is going for you so far.
When iOS 4.3 was released, there were several bugs/issues reported by the iPhone community in the new OS, one of the major ones being poor battery life. At the time, a good amount of early iOS 4.3 adopters attributed the poor battery life to auto-lock issues, causing the screen to stay on for hours at a time. The problem seemed to be affecting only iPhone and iPod Touch 4G owners. Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 2011
The cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreakers is getting intense. Apple got real serious when they added ASLR to iOS 4.3 and forced iDevice hackers back to their drawing boards. But members of the jailbreak community responded, and a tethered jailbreak was quickly made available with a patched mobile substrate file.
The latest move from Apple seems to be a big one. Comex tweeted about an hour ago that his kernel exploit was fixed in Apple’s latest version of the firmware, iOS 4.3.1. It was public knowledge that i0n1c and other jailbreakers were specifically waiting for iOS 4.3.1 to be released to prevent something like this from happening… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 23, 2011
Last week we told you about the Gevey SIM which basically unlocks any iPhone 4. Today, a video confirms that the Gevey SIM can unlock any iPhone 4 on any iOS and any baseband. This means that if you have an iPhone 4 4.3 with baseband 04.10.01, the Gevey SIM will work for you too.
While this Gevey SIM card sounds like a miracle, it does come with a few drawbacks which might frighten some of you… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Mar 21, 2011
Last week we reported about Comex being the first to jailbreak iOS 4.3 on the iPad 2. Today we find out a bit more information about this iOS 4.3 jailbreak. In a reply to a tweet asking him what kind of exploit Comex had found in iOS 4.3, he said that he uses a userland exploit, meaning the jailbreak might be applied directly from the device, a la JailbreakMe.
Because a userland jailbreak can easily be patched via a software update, and with the rumors of iOS 4.3.1 coming in the next couple weeks, I doubt we will see Comex’s jailbreak before then… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 20, 2011
iH8Sn0w has pushed another update to his Windows jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3. Sn0wBreeze 2.3b4 adds some bug fixes and more baseband compatibility.
Sn0wBreeze 2.3 offers a tethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.3, but the tool is still in beta. This means that stability is not guaranteed, and you should use it at your own risk…
By Kickstar13 on Mar 17, 2011
Remember the days of the TurboSIM, and how that was a popular method for unlocking the iPhone 2G in 2008?
Gevey, one of the companies that was a leading provider of those TurboSIMs has released a SIM Interposer which can unlock the iPhone 4 up to iOS 4.3 by force activating the baseband using the emergency dialer.
By Kickstar13 on Mar 17, 2011
If you’ve launched Cydia today, you’ll notice that it is now showing your SHSH blob for iOS 4.3 official and beta builds (if you saved them).
Although it is already too late to save your iOS 4.2.1 SHSH blobs, if Cydia isn’t showing you’ve saved your iOS 4.3 SHSH blobs, you may want to fire up TinyUmbrella and save them while you still can. As we’ve stated before, saving your SHSH blobs can come in handy for future jailbreaks, such as Jailbreak Monte. They are also necessary when you try to downgrade your iPhone to a previous iOS version that Apple is no longer signing.