Apple TV 2: a way to insert Micro-USB and HDMI together

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kayumba2 posted an informative video demonstration that guide you to insert Micro-USB and HDMI together.

You need to cut with thin knife HDMI cable and clip it together.



Apple TV 2 – 5 Best nitoTV Deals

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xctechs attempted to pool together some packages that he used and genuinely liked on AppleTV2. In order to process and ready to use it, you need to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 first.

NitoTV is a standard set of tools to enhance the functionality provided by the Apple TV Platform.The 5 best nitoTV deals are:

  • XBMC Media Center – For Streaming Your Movies and TV shows from Your PC or Laptop.
  • Overflow – To categorize your Menus to thoroughly clean up the Main Screen.
  • UpdateBeGone – to stop your Apple TV 2 to get update OTA.
  • Rowmote Helper – Use your iPhone or iPod as remote with a software which you can download from App Store.
  • MainMenuSlideShow – to place Personalized or Customized Background


Remote HD with Amazing Features

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 Remote HD can do all these things and offers a ton of features at an affordable price like:

  • Added support for iOS 5
  • Plays DRM protected Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Trailers, Music from iOS devices or iTunes on Mac/PC
  • Added support for doubleTwist+AirTwist add-on; AirPlay from Android
  • Optimizations for iPhone 4S added
  • Support enhanced slideshows with music
  • Added support for Camera for Apple TV iOS app
  • Fixed iPhone 3GS photo-orientation bug

For more information visit Remotehd and watch the videos below:



Hacked VNC Server for Jailbroken AppleTV 2G (Exposed)

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According to 9to5Mac, Jailbroken AppleTV 2G owners can now enable a VNC server on their black boxes with a new Brandon Holland’s VNC server hack. This will allow you to control the device remotely using apps like Screens running on your PC or Mac.

 “Finished a quick and dirty VNC server plugin for the 2G that I call “Exposed”. It’s method for getting screen data isn’t great and lacks some effects and animation, but it does work without HDMI plugged in. So if you want to try it out, grab Exposed and place it in the Lowtide Appliances directory. I think it is also important to note that this does require a jailbroken AppleTV 2G running Dustin Howett’s beigelist.”


Porting Plex Client for Jailbroken Apple TV 2G

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Ijailbreak member Dusty has shared a nice tutorial that will help you to successfully install Plex, the popular Mac-based and iOS media solution on your jailbroken Apple TV 2G. Once you will have Plex server running you can play any Plex content on your AppleTV.

Instructions on how to install the Plex plugin are posted on the Plex forums and your Apple TV 2G must be jailbroken using the latest version of PwnageTool.




Access your Apple TV 1st Generation via FTP

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Picture courtesy of Omoon at Flickr

 What if you have an FTP server in your Apple TV? Don’t you think it will be great to have a server sitting in your AppleTV (with Mac/Windows OS) that will take care of all your file transfers easily and quickly.  

Appletvhacks member Ruben has brought out a nice tutorial the help of which you can install  and Configure a FTP Server in Your 1st Generation Apple TV. Ruben presumes that you are having SSH access to your Apple TV. If you are not, you can find more details in our How-To category.

Note that this tutorial is only applicable to Apple TV1, since the Apple TV2 lacks a hard drive and FTP needs somewhere to store the files.

Visit Ruben’s Tutorial here and add FTP feature to your AppleTV1 now.


Jailbreaking Apple TV 2 iOS 4.2.2 untethered using Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 (Windows)

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Chiphazard presents a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to jailbreak Apple TV 2 iOS 4.2.2 untethered using Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 for Windows.

The tutorial begins with the downloads from: iOS 4.22 for Apple TV 2G  and Snowbreeze 2.7.3 (Windows). Following the next few steps as mentioned in the tutorial you’ll be able to  jailbreak Apple TV 2 iOS 4.2.2 as untethered.

In the next step you simply need to connect your Apple TV 2G to your TV set and you will notice nitoTV in the main menu. It is advised that you go in Settings and update nitoTV.



Firecore’s aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV 2

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aTV Flash (black) is a user-friendly software package from Firecore that supercharges your new black AppleTV 2. It is available in both Mac and Windows version. This software package is very simple to use and safe for your AppleTV.

Installing aTV Flash (black) is also easy. More details on the installation process can be seen here.

Very recently Firecore has launched the version 1.1.1 of aTV Flash (black) that are having numerous features like :

  • expanded support for subtitles,
  • metadata performance improvements, and
  • a stocking full of bug fixes.

Full details on what’s new in version 1.1.1 and how to update can be found here.

Xctechs shared a video of aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV 2 on (MAC / Windows ) on YouTube that can be seen below:


Hasbro My3D – an eye-popping 3D Viewer

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Teamdroid member John reports The mega toy company Hasbro have unveiled a 3D viewer that’s designed for Apple’s second, third, and fourth generation iPod touch, iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4. Hasbro has a number of applications available on the Apple iTunes app store, games and immersive 360 degree pano stuff.

For more info about 3D photography check out the International Stereoscopic Union

If you want to bend your eyes have a look at my 3D photos (crosseye freeview method). More here as well (in universal freeview mode).

I can’t wait to see what Apple comes up with when they start to dabble with Apple TV systems, I can imagine that this type of technology will be at the top of their wish list though.



“Seas0nPass” – the easier way of Jailbreaking

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SeasOnPass lets you perform an untethered jailbreak to your Apple TV, allowing you to SSH into your set top box and play otherwise unsupported media. The current version of SeasOnPass by default supports to an untethered jailbreak for the 4.3 (iOS 4.3 – 8F455) software.

The released version of SeasOnPass can even supports a tethered jailbreak of the current 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1 – 9A406a). You can find out the details on using Seas0nPass to perform a tethered jailbreak of the new 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1) AppleTV software here.

You can follow the links below to download the SeasOnPass for Mac/Windows:
Seas0nPass for Mac [10.6 or later]
Seas0nPass for Windows [XP or later]

Check out the video below for more details.



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