greenpois0n RC 6 jailbreak now available, supports Apple TV untethered

greenpois0n RC 6 jailbreak now available, supports Apple TV untethered

greenpois0n, the Jailbreak that supports iOS 4.2.1 untethered for iPhone, iPod touch, and ipad, has just gone into RC 6 and now also supports Apple TV untethered, and includes nitoTV. If you've been waiting to jailbreak your Apple TV (2010) but tethering was dealbreaker, now's you chance to go grab it and get your Jailbreak on.

According to @pod2g RC 6 fixes emulator issues and can be applied over RC 5 without restoring.

If you want to Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with greenpois0n, we've got your tutorials right here:

And if you want to install XBMC on your Apple TV, we've got that covered for you as well:

Link below. If you give it a try let us know how it works for you and if you need extra help check out our Apple TV Forum and Jailbreak Forum.

[greenpois0n, @pod2g]

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greenpois0n RC 6 jailbreak now available, supports Apple TV untethered


So if I've already jailbroken with the previous version of greenpois0n, do I need to do anything else? I have an iPhone 4 V4.2.1. Thanks!

I can confirm that running the rc6 on top of rc5 (using Windows install) worked for me on iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2.1. Everything seems to be working. Haven't seen any improvements yet.

So if I don't care about using XBMC on my ATV, is there any reason to jailbreak it? What are other people doing with their jailbroken Apple TVs?

Also fixes a bug when using emulators written by zodttd.
as per an earlier tweet...
@zodttd Good news, issue fixed, thanks to @0naj. New release soon. People will be able to use your amazing emulators again :-)

I just upgraded to 4.2.1 the other night and jailbroke with greenpois0n RC5 from 4.1 with a jailbreak. Since I did this my network speeds have dropped significantly. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions?

Hi Tim. No issues on three IP4s or two iPads. Perhaps new GP might help you. Sorry. Bummer.

JB my IP4 and IPad from RC5 to RC6 with no issues. Easy breezy. ATV2 was a different story. Does not want to work.......any suggestions?

Forgot to mention one ATV2 is JBd with firecores tethered JB just fine. Was hoping to untether.....

Does anyone else experience a respring often? I get resprings checking email, answering phone calls, texting, etc.

I can't get it to work iPhone 4 4.2.1. Have issues getting dfu mode and when I do the jailbreak fails.... Any ideas ??

I'm assuming you are talkin about jb for 4.0 with Um maybe in the future but I think it depends on the exploit right?

@Jason thx for the help but the screen stays black no dfu mode I held the home button an extra 5 min any more ideas ?

Are you sure that your getting it into dfu mode? Dfu mode is a black screen on the iPhone. Looks like it's not on. If it's in there, iTunes will recognize it, and notify you that it detected a phone in recovery mode. Follow the directions and timings in green poison exactly, just don't release the home button. The process on the computer will say it's complete before it is. Your screen should go white, then come up with a ms dos looking screen, or just a black screen with white writing. It will say unable to something, forget wha it is. Your still holding the home Button during this and haven't released it. It will take a few seconds. A bunch of white writing will come down the screen. Eventually it restarts and you will see an apple/skull logo. Thats when you let go of the home button. Home screen comes up go to loader install Cydia your good to go. Shoot over to the forums if you still have issues. Someone more knowledgeable will be able to help you

Hey guys. just wondering if updating to the new iTunes version 10.1.2 would do any harm for my jailbroken iPhone4 and iPad?

Hi, I jail broke my iphone 4 4.2.1 last week to try and use frash. Have been getting the same abort food error as most on here. Does this release have any effect on frash ?? or is it pureley down to 4.2.1 not being compatible.

Why j/b ATV? There are many reasons but the one that sold me: XBMC allows you to browse your network and play any format movie file. You are no longer limited to just mp4 inside iTunes.

Does RC6 fix any of the GP battery drain issues? Cause I'm losing 40% in a couple hours on standby alone.

where is the link for the guide for ATV2? i dont see how you can JB ATV2 if there are no buttons on it and the GP JB is telling you to hold down buttons... Clarification from the community please

Hey guys.. I JB my iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 (green poison)... Seemed to have everything go smooth... But when I installed cyida from the loader.. Everytime I try to open Cydia.. My phone re springs? TrIed to JB again using Green poison but same thing... Any help please?

Alright, it works great! Thank you, Chronic Dev Team once again! :D
Here are a couple of tips, just in case you guys run into problems. You need to use Greenpois0n RC6, which you will have to download first. I had jailbroken my Apple TV 2G with Seas0npass before but just like redsn0w worked for the iDevices, Seas0npass was also a tethered jailbreak affair. I first tried to use GP RC6 right over the already-jailbroken Apple TV, but it looks like it works best on a freshly restored Apple TV, which you will have to do in iTunes. In my case, the Apple TV software downloaded first and then the restore process worked just like any iDevice.
For detailed instructions on how to JB it, the GP software will ask you if you want to JB an Apple TV (as opposed to an iPhone or iPad, etc.), so click "Yes" and instead of instructions for iDevices, you will see the instructions for the Apple TV.
Important note: When the jailbreak says Completed, do NOT disconnect the USB cable from your Apple TV just yet, as the jailbreak will need an additional 45 seconds to finish the process! You will see this warning in the initial pop-up window, but it is probably easily forgotten. Also, you will need a microUSB cable to jailbreak the Apple TV 2. Luckily, I had once lying around from my BlackBerry days. ;-)
Good luck and if you have any questions, please let me know and I'll try to answer them here.

Hey, is it save to jailbreak my new iPhone 4. I bought it a week ago.
Does the new GP Rc6 have any issues... like playing songs in itunes??

So if I jalbroke my iPhone4 on rc5 can I just lay over rc6 without any restore or anything? Looking for a definite answer...Thanks!

OKAY SO IT"S OFFICIAL...Greenposi0n is the battery draining problem!
I jailbroke my iPhone 4, restored as new and JB with GP. I tried RC5-2, RC5-4 and RC5-Final...I would charge my battery up to 100% and just leave it over night on standby mode, with NOTHING else running in the background. I'd wake up 8-10 hours later and find my battery depleted by over 40%-50%.
Yesterday I re-jailbroke my phone with Redsn0w and put everything the same way it was when I was using GP...well this morning after leaving the phone on standby for almost 10hours I woke up to a full battery with an 89% charge.
I'd say this is proof enough that GP is the culprit!!

After multiple attempts GP doesn't work on my AppleTV2 under osx 10.6.4 on a MacBook Pro. has anyone managed it using a mac or does it only work under windows??

HELP PLEASE. I got verizon iphone 4 with 4.2.6 and trying to Jailbreak with GreenpoisOn RC 6 and I put the phone in dfu mode then the phone just has white screen and said jailbreak failed. any suggestions?

So if I install this over RC5, will I lose my apps, or will they still be there and untouched after I install RC6?

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