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Second-generation Apple TV receives untethered jailbreak, courtesy of FireCore

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This morning, iOS jailbreak tool Absinthe 2.0 was released, bringing support for the new iPad — now, just a few hours later, FireCore has released a new version of the Seas0nPass jailbreak tool for the second-generation Apple TV.

AppleTV (embargoed)
AppleTV (embargoed)

This morning, iOS jailbreak tool Absinthe 2.0 was released, bringing support for the new iPad — now, just a few hours later, FireCore has released a new version of the Seas0nPass jailbreak tool for the second-generation Apple TV. The big news here is that it supports untethered jailbreaking for Apple TV software version 5.0.1 — for those less familiar with jailbreaking, this means that you don't need to plug the Apple TV into your computer during startup. Out of the 12 plugins FireCore highlights, ten of them are currently working — only the Overflow and Remote HD plugins aren't working yet. Unfortunately, this applies only to the second-generation Apple TV — the new, 1080p model is incompatible. If you're one of those who purchased Apple's second attempt at its hobby, you can download the free jailbreak software here.