aTV Flash (black) Update Brings Automated Backups and More

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…

  • Added automated firmware signature backups
  • Added Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish translations
  • Added support for advanced (learned) remote commands
  • Added support for multiple external subtitles (,, etc…)
  • Added support for folder based organization/playback
  • Added support for embedded DVD chapters
  • Added chapters section heading to Playback Menu
  • Added global zoom setting
  • Improved playback performance for movies with invalid timestamps
  • Improved appearance of VobSub subtitles
  • Improved metadata fetching for localized file names
  • Improved audio track filtering
  • Improved playback bar to match native player
  • Improved metadata and bulk folder fetching stability
  • Improved Media>Settings menu layout
  • Resolved issues with folder name changing on metadata fetching
  • Resolved issues with buffering
  • Resolved rare DVD related crash
  • Resolved floating AFP issue that was causing connection issues
  • Resolved floating buffer overflow in software decoder
  • Minor changes to Grid View appearance
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

If you already own aTV Flash (black), you can install the update by going into the app on your Apple TV and selecting Maintenance > Manage Extras. If you don’t have the software yet, you can find out the benefits of it and other reasons to jailbreak your ATV here. We also have a step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak your Apple TV using Seas0nPass.