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


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.




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:


“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.”


Apple TV 2nd Generation is Jailbroken

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It was just a matter of time, the Apple TV 2nd Generation has been Jailbroken! Got to love the Inject Software menu option. 🙂 For some reason that menu option doesn’t quite look stock!

Link Via

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 :)”