It has finally happened! The FireCore Dev-Team have updated aTV Flash (black) to version 2.2 to support the freshly released 5.2 (iOS 6.1) Apple TV firmware. This means you can now Jailbreak your 2nd generation Apple TV on 5.2 and install aTV Flash (black) without any hiccups (no the 3rd generation Apple TV is not support).
FireCore has said that as Apple has added Bluetooth keyboard support in the 5.2 firmware, features such as web browsing, media playback, library browsing and more can all be controlled using a wireless keyboard. Among other things there is the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
One thing to keep in mind with Jailbreaking your Apple TV on the 5.2 firmware however, is that some 3rd party plugins such as Plex, Remote HD, Rowmote, and XBMC are not yet compatible with the 5.1+ Apple TV software.
The benefit to updating to 5.2 is that it is an Untethered Jailbreak though, thanks to the Evad3rs exploit used to Jailbreak the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on iOS 6.x Untethered. The FireCore Dev-Team have detailed the best way to update your Apple TV, which you can read about below.
aTV Flash (black) 2.2 is compatible with any ATV2 running 4.4 and later, so updating to 5.2 is not required. However, should you so desire, the best way to update can be found below.
- Backup your settings through the Maintenance > Manage Backups menu.
- Run the latest version of Seas0nPass to update the Apple TV to 5.2.
- Download and install the new 2.2 version of aTV Flash (black).
- Install any desired items through the Maintenance > Manage Extras menu.
- Restore the previously saved settings through the Maintenance > Manage Backups menu.
- That’s it!
We will also have a tutorial available on Jailbreaking your 2nd generation Apple TV running the 5.2 firmware with Seas0nPass shortly. Until that time please stay tuned.
Update #1: Learn how to Jailbreak your 2nd generation Apple TV Untethered on iOS 5.2 (6.1) with Seas0nPass by clicking here.