Jailbreaking Apple TV With Limera1n Only a Theory at this Point; With NO Apps, Limera1n Can Do Nothing

Written By Sam on 11 October 2010

Yesterday we had reported about Limera1n which can be used to Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, iPad and Apple TV as well. On Limera1n’s official website, developer GeoHot states, “AppleTV is technically supported, but there’s no apps yet”. This is to say, on theory, you can jailbreak it, but there is real use of it at this point because users will not be able to install any app.

TUAW, meanwhile, has reported that “Windows-only, the new jailbreak is not expected to work with Apple TV or debut on Linux and OS X for a bit.” The writer of the report Erica Sadun has confirmed having “put my ATV2 into DFU mode and was able to ‘jailbreak’ it“. And added in the next breath, “But since no AFC services or OpenSSH were installed (let alone APT), there’s nothing that really can be done with it at this time”. So, for the moment Limera1n jailbreak for Apple TV won’t work.

For the uninitiated, the DFU mode (Device Firmware Update) is a special mode where the device can still interface with iTunes. In DFU mode the screen will be totally black.

OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking, and other attacks. Additionally, OpenSSH provides secure tunneling capabilities and several authentication methods, and supports all SSH protocol versions. AFC (Apple File Connection) is a service that runs on every iPhone/iPod, which iTunes uses to exchange files with the device.

APT is a Debian tool used to manage packages. When a user installs a package on a system, it also searches for and then installs or upgrades all the necessary dependent packages to make the package work. The actual command is apt-get. Want to read more about jailbreaks and latest jailbreaking developments? Watch this space.

via TUAW

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