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