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.



“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.



Hack your Apple TV to Play HTML 5 Games

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This would be a good time to hack your Apple TV to use the Couch Surfer Browser since you will then be able to make your Apple TV play HTML 5 Games! Please note that you will need to jailbreak your Apple TV first.

Via: Slashgear and TUAW

“A hacker installed the Couch Surfer browser on a jailbroken Apple TV and was able to demonstrate an HTML5-based game, Casino BlackJack. Now, the game is fairly bare bones and although it may not be the most impressive of feats, it does remind us of Apple TV’s potential beyond movies and TV shows.”


XBMC runing on the 2nd Generation Apple TV

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Now you can run the XBMC on your Apple TV 2nd Generation.


Here is what you get!

  • Full XBMC install, this is not a remote or thin client streamer.
  • No longer is your AppleTV2 chained to iTunes.
  • Who wants transcoded video anyway?
  • Share files on your network your way.
  • Full hardware decode for 720p/1080p movies.
  • Everything else you know and love about XBMC.

“The XBMC team is proud to present our first ARM-based release, and it’s a big one. Scott Davilla, with the help of Edgar (gimli) Hucek and Zeljko (amet) Ametovic and several other developers and testers, is finally ready to pull the curtain off of his fun little secret.

You know that $99 tiny form-factor powerhouse that would be just perfect if it could only run XBMC? Now it can.”


Apple TV Patchstick.ca Review

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Patchstick.ca adds some functionality to your Apple TV. Watch a review of the device above that Jordan The Cheap Geek did.

"Instead of having to re-create and re-patch your AppleTV every time there is an update, we provide a smart update process and additional functionality. Works for Mac AND Windows."



Apple TV Hulu Demonstration

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Jon4lakers performed a demonstration of Hulu running on the Apple TV. Nice demo Jon!


Hak5 Apple TV Hack

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Put SSH onto your Apple TV, then some crafty hacks will allow you to play your DivX (and other format) movies.

Video after the jump.

“In this season finale episode of Hak5 Paul cracks open the Apple TV for a little hacking, Wess shows us how to virtualize physical servers, Mubix joins us to show off some goodies for your USB drives, Darren benchmarks budget home servers, and we tread into web two-oh mashup territory. Plus more janky products for your rofling enjoyment, deets on the LAN party, trivia, poll, web 1.0 fan site contest, and info on a new show pilot.”



Apple TV control on Hackint0sh

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A bit of customization allows you to use your PC as an Apple TV.

Video after the jump.

“Apple TV on Hackint0sh PC controlled by keyboard using IRKeyboardEmu.kext IR emulator for osx.”



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