Apple TV jailbreak confirmed; Let the hacking begin

Hackers have confirmed that the newest Apple TV can be jailbroken in the same way as the iPhone and iPad.

Earlier in the month, we reported on rumors that since the Apple TV runs iOS just like as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, it should be possible to jailbreak it. But there was no indication if how and if it could seriously be done, due to the Apple TV's limited storage capacity.

But a member of the Apple jailbreak blog iPhone Dev confirmed that if you use Greenpois0n and the SHAtter exploit, you can indeed jailbreak the Apple TV's iOS 4.1 installation. The Dev-Team managed to jailbreak the film rental since Apple having has firmware on its servers.

The greenpois0n update for 4.1 isn't out just yet, so beware of any fake Website that claims to have the newest download.

It will be interesting to see what hackers cando with a jailbroken Apple TV. At present, various how-to Websites show users how to add a multitude of apps and programs such as Sapphire and Boxee to the old Apple TV. With the jailbreak options readily available for the newbie, (as well as the Apple TV's mini-USB port at your disposal to add external storage), there's no reason to think that hackers can't come up with some interesting customizations..

[Via: Quickpwn]

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