Hackers jailbreak Apple TV’s iOS 4.1 before device even arrives in users’ hands

Apple Online Store“Hackers have succeeding in running a jailbreak exploit for a newly posted Apple TV iOS 4.1 firmware file,” Josh Ong reports for AppleInsider.

“iPhone developer chpwn first noticed the firmware update and posted a link to it on Twitter,” Ong reports. “‘AppleTV2,1_4.1_8M89_Restore.ipsw,’ a 242 MB download, is available from Apple’s download site.”

Ong reports, “The iPhone Dev-Team subsequently announced that it had already successfully used SHAtter, an in-development iOS 4.1 exploit, to jailbreak the new Apple TV firmware, Maggadget reports. ‘Even though the new AppleTV isn’t yet in people’s homes, the firmware is available on Apple’s normal public distribution servers and SHAtter has been used to decrypt its keys,’ wrote the iPhone Dev Team on their blog.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]

50 Comments

  1. Makes me think of the early days of iPhone. Almost everyone was jailbreaking it to get it to run apps, now we see it in AppleTV.
    I’ve always said – what jailbreakers do Apple will eventually put in as an official function!

  2. Makes me think of the early days of iPhone. Almost everyone was jailbreaking it to get it to run apps, now we see it in AppleTV.
    I’ve always said – what jailbreakers do Apple will eventually put in as an official function!

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