Apple TV Runs iOS 4.1; Dev Team Decrypts Keys


Some very interesting news has been confirmed for those people who have ordered the new Apple TV. It has been confirmed that Apple TV does indeed run iOS 4.1 (and support Netflix Canada!). How? iPhone developer chpwn posted a link to download the firmware from Apple!

This firmware isn’t useful for anyone yet, but turns out this little tidbit of information has already proved useful, as the iPhone Dev Team has decrypted the Apple TV firmware keys.

As per an update on their SHAtter blog post:

UPDATE #1: It’s looking like SHAtter is going to be the gift that keeps on giving.  Even though the new AppleTV isn’t yet in people’s homes, the firmware is available on Apple’s normal public distribution servers and SHAtter has been used to decrypt its keys!  The main filesystem (“Mojave8M89.K66OS”) key for 018-8609-066.dmg is:


If you’re familiar with vfdecrypt, you can use that key to decrypt the image and mount it.  If you do so, feel free to use the comments section to discuss what you discover there 🙂  (And of course, thanks @pod2g!)

If you’re interested in a possible jailbreak for the new Apple TV, let’s hope you’ve already ordered, or you can get your hands on one early. This is some very interesting news and opens up some new possibilities for Apple TV.

Update 1: The following tidbits have been discovered by MacTalk member Matthew858

● New Remote Icon
● Runs iOS 4.1
● Actual iOS app for Apple TV interface is called “Lowtide”
● MobileStorageMounter app suggests support for external storage
● Many propertylists for different types of DVD players
● AppSupport.framework
● FTServices.framework (FaceTime Support?)

[chpwn, Mobiture, 9to5Mac]


  • Wuju

    hope someone has the ability to play RMVB files with Apple TV jailbroken.

  • Could you imagin a community run Website made for the Apple TV, the anyone has the ability to submit movies that are missing from the list. This time next year, netflix is losing customers to this new free option. Heh really makes my mind wonder

  • Lol

    Cuz I’m sure the MPAA and Canadian equivalent wouldn’t shut that down in a second…. Also who would pay for the bandwidth, hosting and storage?

  • Lots of sites should be shutdown, but are still running. Community, it
    was just a thought lol

  • Orrisachar

    So I have ordered my AppleTV, YAY!, and am excited to see how I can take advantage of all of the awesome new features. from my understanding AppleTV will only let me stream content currently in my iTunes library (atleast as far as my macbook is concerned) . this means all of the .avi files that i download from megavideo will need to be converted into .m4v/.mp4/.mov in order to allow me to import it into my iTunes.

    Any thoughts on what the simplest/quickest way to do so is? Can anyone recommened a reliable converter (that wont cost much if any)?

  • Maverick Lam

    Is it pushing a bit too far and too quick?

  • Lol

    Torrent sites host files that are minimal in size/bandwidth. What you proposed is hosting full length high quality movies and delivering them to users. That is storage/cpu/bandwidth intensive. Someone has to pay for it…..

  • Mine is on transit. I will have it in an hour!!!

  • Bob H

    Will the previous apple TVs update to this OS?
    What is the comparison between US and Canadian content on itumes? Which has more content?

  • Bob H

    Will the previous apple TVs update to this OS?
    What is the comparison between US and Canadian content on itumes? Which has more content?

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