FireCore releases updated Apple TV jailbreak tool and aTV Flash (black) software

FireCore releases updated Apple TV jailbreak tool and aTV Flash (black) softwareFireCore has announced that it has now updated its Seas0nPass jailbreak tool and its aTV Flash Apple TV software which now supports the latest version of iOS for the Apple TV. Apple rolled out iOS 5.2 which is actually iOS 6.1 for the Apple TV last month and if you were jailbroken prior to this, you hadn’t been able to upgrade. Thankfully you can now and if you do, you can gain additional features from Apple like Bluetooth keyboard support and better iCloud integration as well as the new features from aTV Flash (black) if you jailbreak again.

The wait is over, and today we’re happy to release updated versions of aTV Flash (black) and Seas0nPass that support the recently released 5.2 (iOS 6.1) Apple TV software. Big thanks goes to the evad3rs for making much of this possible. Hooray for Bluetooth!

To the delight of many loyal users, Apple officially added support for Bluetooth keyboards in Apple TV 5.2, and we’ve been working non-stop to provide a seamless experience in aTV Flash (black) 2.2. Now features such as web browsing, media playback, library browsing and more can all be controlled using a wireless keyboard. Don’t worry, the normal remote will still work as well.

The aTV Flash software version 2.2 can only be installed on a jailbroken second generation Apple TV (2010, 720p version) as there is still no jailbreak available for the latest third generation Apple TV (2012, 1080p version). If you want to give it a try, version 2.2 is available now from the Firecore website. If you're already running a version of aTV Flash (black) the new 2.2 version can be installed through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.

You must be running Apple TV version 4.4 at a minimum. Of course if you want the Bluetooth keyboard features you will need to install Apple’s latest software update then jailbreak again with the new version of Seas0nPass.

Need help jailbreaking your Apple TV 2? If so, be sure to check out our full how-to guide.

Source: Firecore

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OK EVERYBODY LISTEN UP I FOUND A FIX !!! I HAVE A MAC AND A PC...WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO DO THIS VIA MAC I GOT THE SAME "Filesystem patches failed" ERROR EVERYBODY ELSE GOT, SO I ATTEMPTED THIS ON MY PC AND IT KEPT FREEZING AFTER THE CREATE IPSW PART WHEN IT APPLIES THE FILE IN ITUNES... A FIX FOR THIS USING WINDOWS IS TO MANUALLY APPLY THE CUSTOM IPSW FILE [AFTER YOU CREATE IT] BY HOLDING SHIFT AND CLICK RESTORE IN ITUNES, IT WILL APPLY THE FILE TO YOUR APPLE TV AND PRESTO THEN ITS BUSINESS AS USUAL TO USE ATV FLASH ONCE JAILBROKEN. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE WAS GETTING ME MAD LOL.