Tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0 on Apple TV now available

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fireCoreSome good news for 2nd generation (not 3rd generation yet, unfortunately) Apple TV owners who love their jailbreak; fireCore has now announced that the iDevice has been successfully jailbroken on iOS 5.0 (currently the most recent version) for Apple TV. The slightly bad news is that the jailbreak is only tethered for now, requiring users to connect it to their Mac or PC upon every boot. fireCore will also set you back $29.95, although this is certainly worth it for all of the cool features you get from jailbreaking.

While some jailbreak plugins are functional on iOS 5.0 for Apple TV, some aren’t. A complete list of what is and what isn’t currently compatible is as follows:


  • Couch Surfer
  • Maintenance
  • Media Player
  • NitoTV
  • RSS Feeds
  • Weather

Not working:

  • Overflow
  • Plex
  • Remote HD
  • Rowmote
  • XBMC

The non-working plugins are expected to be updated for the new Apple TV iOS version soon, but for now you can still enjoy everything that is available while you wait for the rest. You can also opt to wait for an untethered jailbreak, which is expected to be released sometime soon.

Via [9to5 Mac]

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