New Apple TV Can Be Jailbroken

After showing off the SHAtter exploit jailbreaking an iPod 4G yesterday, the Dev Team updated their blog with some information related to the new Apple TV, which will reportedly ship with iOS 4.1. According to the Dev Team, SHAtter has been used to decrypt the new Apple TV keys, a a step necessary to a developing successful jailbreak method.

This is what the Dev Team has to say about it…

It’s looking like SHAtter is going to be the gift that keeps on giving. Even though the new AppleTV isn’t yet in people’s homes, the firmware is available on Apple’s normal public distribution servers and SHAtter has been used to decrypt its keys! The main filesystem (“Mojave8M89.K66OS”) key for 018-8609-066.dmg is:


If you’re familiar with vfdecrypt, you can use that key to decrypt the image and mount it. If you do so, feel free to use the comments section to discuss what you discover there 🙂 (And of course, thanks @pod2g!)

The question is now: what can we expect from a jailbroken Apple TV? Jailbreak apps? Multitasking? As creative as I’m trying to get, I can’t find an exciting reason to jailbreak. Let’s just wait and see what the community can come up with. I’m confident they will blow our minds, once again.

What would you like the Apple TV jailbreak to bring to the table? Let us know what you think.