iPhone Dev team has managed to jailbreak the newly released 2nd-gen Apple TV, running iOS 4.1 using SHAtter exploit loaded on PwnageTool. For those of you who don’t know, SHAtter is a low-level bootrom exploit which Apple will not be able to patch with a new firmware. Instead, they will have to introduce a revised hardware for all the current iOS devices to close the loophole.
From Musclenerd tweet:
It’s confirmed…SHAtter can trick Apple’s new AppleTV 2G into restoring to a pre-jailbroken IPSW from PwnageTool too! Literally the only UI application on the ATV is Lowtide.app, but now the window is open for jailbroken apps of all varieties. (Just like the early iPhone days, the only apps you’ll see on the AppleTV will be jailbroken ones). In the meantime, here’s a video showing root access (via ssh) into Apple’s new product.
Check out the video below.
The DFU mode has also found by StealthBravo
DFU Mode ATV: Plugin with microUSB only and then hold menu+down for 6 secs to reboot, then immediately hold menu+play. http://bit.ly/cp6oPK
There is currently no ETA for this new jailbreak tool. It will be released once it is ready.Stay with us for the latest news.