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Untethered Jailbreak for Apple TV 2G 4.2.2 Update Released

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With today’s firmware update for the latest Apple TV, we were warned to not update to preserve the existing untethered jailbreak. It didn’t take long, but @i0n1c passed on his untether exploit to the iPhone Dev Team, and updated tools have been released for a new jailbreak.

Update #2: Apple released a minor update to iOS 4.3 for AppleTV2G (the IPSW name still says 4.3, but the build version changed from 8F202 to 8F305). @i0n1c was once again able to quickly port his original 4.3.1 untether (the exploit that wouldn’t die!) to this version.

If you do feel like updating to the “new” 4.3 (although there doesn’t seem to be any good reason to), you’ll need to drop this bundle into the correct folder in PwnageTool.app. If you don’t know how to do that, there are lots of tutorials on the web, and we’d be glad to help in the comments below.

Thanks once again, @i0n1c!

You don’t need to update your Apple TV 2G, unless you’re running into problems. But if you want to stay up to date and have a jailbroken Apple TV, you’ll have to follow the instructions of the Dev Team. Well done, i0n1c!

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