It was only yesterday that Apple started blocking the iBooks app from reading DMR content on jailbroken devices that Pwnage has come with a new iOS 4.2.1 tool that would fix the iBooks issue apart from allowing users to jailbreak all the old versions of the iPhone Verizon iPhone 4, iPad and the iPod Touch devices and the Apple TV 2. This iOS 4.2.1 tool is an untethered tool that helps users unlock their devices as well.
This new tool also comes in the wake of Apple blocking jailbroken devices from opening purchased ebooks. With the help of the Pwnage tool this issue can be fixed. Also fixed can be the issues with Wi-Fi on the Apple TV 2. So, all the people who jailbroke their devices yesterday and were unhappy about Apple’s move, here is your chance to fix it.
Have you recently purchased an Apple TV 2G and would like to learn how to jailbreak it using greenpoisOn? If so, then follow these instructions step by step that will guide you through the entire procedure to jailbreak the Apple TV 2G on the iOS 4.2.1.
Firslty, the things that you will require :
1. You will need to download GreenpoisOn :
GreenpoisOn is a jailbreak tool that supports almost every major Apple device running the iOS. A new RC6 version has been released which jailbreaks the Apple TV 2G running the iOS 4.2.1. GreenpoisOn is available for the mac as well as the Windows platform. You can download it from here.
2. Download the iOS 4.2.1 for the Apple TV 2G using anyone of the links below :
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone 4.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone 3GS.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPhone 3G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch 4G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch 3G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch 2G.
- iOS 4.2.1 for the iPad
3. A microusb cable that will connect your Apple TV 2G to the mac.
Now lets get started with the jailbreaking procedure :
Step 1 :
Firstly you have to make sure that you have updated your Apple TV to iOS 4.2.1 via iTunes and, if not then please check for the updates through the software update section in the Apple menu.
Step 2 :
Now launch GreenpoisOn RC6 and click on Yes when prompted for Apple TV 2G jailbreak.
Step 3 :
Next, follow the onscreen instructions to put the Apple TV 2G in DFU mode.
Connect your Apple TV via the micro-USB cable leaving the power disconnected, then simultaneously hold the MENU and PLAY/PAUSE buttons for 7 seconds to put it in DFU mode.
Step 4 :
Once in DFU mode, click on the Jailbreak Button on GreenpoisOn RC6 and sit back and relax till it completes the entire jailbreaking process.
This is it. You have now jailbroken Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1.
Earlier this month, Erica Sadun – hacker and writer for TUAW had launched an alpha-stage ad supported tool called AirPlayer that enabled users to stream videos from their iPhone or iPad to a Mac computer using AirPlay. The tool basically hacked a Mac and made it camouflage itself as an Apple TV that subsequently helped her stream her videos from an iDevice using AirPlay.
Now in another nifty development, Sadun has developed another tool called AirFlick that will enable Mac users to stream videos from their computers to an Apple TV. She writes,
“AirFlick works by transforming your Mac into a web browser, the same way AirPlay works on your iPhone or other iOS device. For Mac-based files, AirFlick tells your Apple TV to connect to a local URL and serves the data that the Apple TV plays back. So long as those files are in a supported format such as mp4, m4v, mp3, etc, the Apple TV can read and display the file data.”
AirFlick comes with a number of additional features like transcoding of unsupported file formats in real time as well as the ability to play videos directly from the web.
You can download the alpha-version of the software by clicking here. Also, check out a video demo of AirFlick embedded below.