The Apple TV only came out a month and a half ago, and it’s already busted wide open. Actually, that’s not much of a record. A lot of hardware gets cracked pre-release, or day-of. And in fact, the AppleTV was cracked privately some time ago, but now you too can get in on the fun.
The Dev-Team blog reports regarding the release of Pwnage Tool 4.1:
AppleTV 2G users: Welcome to the JB family! Right now, about all you can do is command-line stuff via ssh. You also have afc2 available, so you can use tools like ifunbox to move files around. These are the *very* early days of AppleTV 2G jailbreaking, so it’ll take some time for JB app developers to come up with methods to use your AppleTV 2G from the remote, versus the command line. PS: Your ssh password is “alpine”…please change it when you can
Sounds good. Of course, the only thing you can do with it right now is access the command line, but I bet there will be further developments before the end of the day. Depending on how accessible this thing is, it might make a nice little hacker box. A hundred bucks isn’t a lot for an A4 and a few gigs of internal flash storage — more than enough to set up your own style of home theater gadget, complete with emulators and unfettered file playback.
We’ll keep you updated with further developments, of course.
In this video, I demonstrate how to utilize the PwnageTool (2.0.1) to jailbreak and unlock an iPhone with 2.0 software. I’m not using an iPhone 3G, but an old model which uses EDGE only. Remember the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking. Jailbreaking an iPhone will allow custom software (outside of the App Store) to run while unlocking an iPhone allows one to use the iPhone on a different carrier such as T-Mobile. The Pwnage tool gives you an easy to use interface to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone. It provides giant buttons that are easy to read and follow. Note, you should have already downloaded the latest Apple firmware as well as the latest BootLoader files. The tool will prompt you to download them if you haven’t already. I also demonstrate “advanced mode” which gives you options to customize the firmware even further. You can tell it to activate the iPhone or not, disable the partition wipe, customize the root partition size, (pre)install custom packages, customize boot logos, or whether to preload Bootneuter for unlocking. After customization, you click the giant “Build” button which builds a custom firmware with all the customizations defined. You then have to restore this custom firmware to your iPhone through iTunes. This invovles putting the iPhone in DFU mode. The tool does a decent job of guiding through the process of holding the right buttons at the right time. Once this is done, the hard part is over! Just wait until the phone boots, runs the …Related Posts: