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Apple TV 2 Hacked to Run iOS Apps Without AirPlay [VIDEO]

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The second generation Apple TV recently received an untethered jailbreak for 4.4.4 using Seas0nPass, as released by Firecore. Now, iOS developer @stroughtonsmith has posted a video of an Apple TV 2 hacked to run multiple iOS apps natively:

Using @TheMudkip’s MobileX window manager for iOS, and @chpwn’s MobileLaunchpad launcher to go with it, we now have multiple iOS apps running natively on AppleTV, without AirPlay.

Check out the video published below:

Based in Toronto, Ontario, @TheMudkip describes his work towards this hack:

I rewrote SpringBoard from scratch using only QuartzCore. MobileX isn’t linked against UIKit.

The Apple TV has yet to receive apps, but @stroughtonsmith notes he ultimately wants Apple to be forced to create an App Store, just like how the iPhone App Store originated back in July of 2008.

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  • Anonymous

    Cool 🙂

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