News tagged ‘Apple TV’

Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.3 released: RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 and PwnageTool

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DevTeam released the untethered jailbreak for the latest iOS 4.3.3 - utilities RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 and PwnageTool

The 4.3.3 untether works on all Apple devices that support 4.3.2 except for the iPad2:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4 (GSM)
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • AppleTV 2G (PwnageTool only for now)

Redsnow is easy to use, it is available for Windows and Mac OS. As usual for unlockers - do not update to 4.3.3, use PwnageTool (MAC) and Sn0wBreeze (Windows) to preserve the baseband.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 here.

You can download PwnageTool here.

Ultrasn0w was also updated to support old baseband on new iOS 4.3.3. Ultrasn0w 1.2.3 (for unlockers with old baseband) is available in Cydia.

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.

UPDATE: New tutorials for iOS 4.3.3 are ready:

RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Windows)

RedSn0w 0.9.6 rc16 (Mac OS)

PwnageTool (Mac OS)

Sn0wBreeze 2.7.3 (Windows)


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Apple Reportedly Hires Audio Pioneer Tomlinson Holman


As noted by GigaOM, Apple has hired audio pioneer Tomlinson Holman to head up the company's audio projects.

Apple has reportedly hired Tomlinson Holman as its new audio chief, according to a tweet by Leo Laporte Wednesday morning. Laporte said he had it "on good authority" that Holman "is joining Apple to run audio." Holman is the brain behind Lucasfilm's THX sound, and the world's first 10.2 surround sound system. Apple had yet to respond to a request for confirmation as of this writing.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, May 5th, 2011. 16:29

Google Launches Mainstream Movie Rentals on YouTube


Yesterday The Wrap reported that Google is going to launch a Video on Demand movie rental service on YouTube, which will obviously become a rival for Apple's iTunes movie store.

Actually, YouTube started offering movie rental last year, but only independent studio movies have been available yet. Now Google plans to partner with major Hollywood studios.

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. 20:08

Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 released: supports Apple TV 2G and 06.15 baseband


iH8sn0w updated their iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak utility - released Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1.

They have added

  • Apple TV 2G support,
  • Cydia 1.1.1,
  • ability to use 06.15 baseband for iPhone 3GS,
  • afc2 (to use ifunbox and iphone explorer)
  • fixed some bugs

Sn0wBreeze is used to create custom firmwares with jailbreak and preserve iPhone baseband. It is available for Windows only.

You can download Sn0wBreeze 2.5.1 here.

Here' official changelog.

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New AppleTV iOS 4.3 firmware released


Apple issued update to AppleTV firmware that is meant to fix a few bugs. The file is named 4.3 build 8F202, but on AppleTV you will see firmware version 4.2.1.

Here is the list if fixes:

TV compatibility Addresses issues that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect color on some older TVs.
Wake from sleep Addresses an issue where Apple TV may not wake up from sleep.
Audio Addresses an issue where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input.
Stability and performance Apple TV Software Update 4.2.1 includes stability and performance fixes for Apple TV.

You can download new firmware here.


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Thursday, March 24th, 2011. 16:36

iOS 4.3 released

Apple just released new iOS 4.3 firmware. Jailbreakers and unlockers should wait for new tools. Everybody else will benefit. iOS 4.3 has Safari speed improvements, AirPlay features, hotspot, Home sharing, a new option for customizing the iPad's side switch to serve as a mute toggle or screen orientation lock and much more:

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

* Personal Hotspot
- Share iPhone 4 cellular data with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

* iTunes Home Sharing
- Play music, movies, and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

* New AirPlay features
- Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
- Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

* Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine

* HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter
- View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display

* Ping features
- Push notifications for comments and follow requests
- Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
- Parental controls

* New Settings
- Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
- iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects

* Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode

* Bug fixes

Products compatible with the software update:

  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)
  • Apple TV 2G

iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G and iPhone 4 Verizon do not have iOS 4.3 update.

Here are the direct links to download iOS 4.3:

device version release date
AppleTV(2G) (AppleTV2,1) 4.3 (8F191m) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad (iPad1,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad2,1 (iPad2,1) 4.3 (8F191) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad2,2 (iPad2,2) 4.3 (8F191) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPad2,3 (iPad2,3) 4.3 (8F191) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPhone3GS (iPhone2,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPhone4 (iPhone3,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPodTouch(3G) (iPod3,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02
iPodTouch(4G) (iPod4,1) 4.3 (8F190) 03/09/2011 13:07:02


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New Greenpois0n RC6.1 jailbreak released with iBooks DRM fix


The Chronic Dev Team has released Greenpois0n RC6.1, a new version of their ‘untethered’ iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak tool which now includes an update that disables Apple’s means of protecting the iBooks application from jailbreakers.

Recent Greenpois0n changelog:

  • RC6.1: comex 'hunnypot' iBooks fix, don't overwrite animate if it already exist
  • RC6: Apple TV 2 support, fixed emulators compatibility issues with greenpois0n
  • RC5.4: Verizon iPhone 4 is now supported !

Greenpois0n RC6.1 supports iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Verizon iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2.6) and Apple TV 2G.

You can download the latest Greenpois0n RC6.1 here.


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GreenPois0n RC6 released: jailbreaks Apple TV 2G


Untethered iOS 4.2 jailbreak GreenPois0n has just been upgraded to version RC6. New version includes support for the Apple TV 2G. GreenPosi0n will give your Apple TV an untethered jailbreak and will also install the popular NitoTV software on it. RC6 also fixes emulator issues. So if you had problems with RC5 go ahead and try this one. You can also apply RC6 over RC5 without restoring.

You can download the latest GreenPois0n version here.

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GreenPois0n RC5 released: untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1


The Chronic Dev-Team has finally released the new version of Greenpois0n, which features a full untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1. No SHSH blobs needed. The exploit used has already been patched in iOS 4.3, so it not work on future iOS 4.3.

You can jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad. Unlike redsn0w 0.9.6 this is untethered, so there is no need to connect iOS device to a computer after restart.

There is only Mac OS X version available. Chronic Dev-Team will release Windows and probably Linux version soon.

Unlockers: do not update to stock iOS 4.2.1. You should keep your baseband version. Wait for new version of PwnageTool.

You can download GreenPois0n RC5 from here.

UPDATE: Step-by-step tutorial

UPDATE: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, especially if you have questions or troubles.


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Apple Releases iTunes 10.1.2 With CDMA iPhone 4 Support

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Yesterday Apple released iTunes 10.1.2 which provide support for the upcoming Verizon CDMA iPhone 4. The update offers stability and performance improvements.” iTunes 10.1.2 syncs music, movies, and more with iPhone 4 (CDMA model)”, - Apples claimed.

Remind you that the previous iTunes 10.1 came with several new features and improvements, including:

  • Use AirPlay to instantly and wirelessly stream videos from iTunes to the all-new Apple TV.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.2.

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Each iOS Device Has Downloaded 60 Apps

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Research firm Asymco has published a new report that details the average number of apps that have been downloaded on every iOS device, including iPhone, iPod touch and iPad — but not the Apple TV. Asymco noticed that app downloads have been growing at a faster rate than song downloads from the iTunes Store in the past three years. By dividing the cumulative apps downloaded by the cumulative devices sold, Asymco noted each iOS device has downloaded 60 apps on average. In 2008, the apps were 10. At the end of his report, Asymco also concludes app consumption is increasing at a rate that will soon overtake PC software.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, January 17th, 2011. 13:54

Next-gen iPad, iPhone and Apple TV will get new CPU and some other improvements


Yesterday Engadget has revealed new information from its reliable sources on the next generation of Apple devices. While we can't be sure whether its true, many of these suggestions support previous rumors. So, here is what Engadget reported:

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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Beta to Developers

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Yesterday Apple released the first beta of iOS 4.3 for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. iOS 4.3 brings new multi-touch gestures built specifically for the iPad, including 4- and 5-finger gestures. The new beta reportedly allows users to pinch to access the home screen, to swipe up to reveal the multitasking tray, and swipe left and right to switch between open applications. The new update also reportedly adds the ability to change the functionality of the iPad hardware switch. The new beta confirms rumors that Apple would add its new Personal Hotspot feature to existing GSM iPhones with iOS 4.3. The functionality allows users to share their 3G data connection with up to five devices over Wi-Fi. Those reports claimed that Apple plans to publicly release iOS 4.3 in March.


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Microsoft will announce its own TV box later this year


New report published lately by The Seattle Times reveals that Microsoft may introduce its own TV platform to compete with Google TV and Apple TV later this year.

"Microsoft's going to make a splash in this market with a stripped-down version of Windows tailored for set-top boxes and connected TVs. The software is a version of its embedded device software, overlaid with the Windows Media Center interface, with media streaming and remote-control capabilities".

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Written by SimplyMax

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011. 18:19

Apple: Everything That Happened in 2010

2010 has been a terrific year for Apple. Apple released the new MacBooks, new iMacs / Mac Minis and Mac Pros, the iPhone 4, the iPad. Not to mention the new & improved Apple TV, iOS 4, Retina Display on the iPod touch, the fiscal results….overall, it’s been a good year. YouTube user tszheichoi has posted a look back at all the exciting moments of Apple in 2010.


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