Oct 01

It’s looking like SHAtter is going to be the gift that keeps on giving, because the dev team managed to jailbreak the Apple TV 2G thanks to SHAtter. SHAtter was already able to hack the iPhone 4 and now it gives us a new gift, a jailbroken Apple TV 2G. The Dev Team already thought it will be possible, but now they succeeded.

UPDATE #1: It’s looking like SHAtter is going to be the gift that keeps on giving.  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!  The main filesystem (“Mojave8M89.K66OS”) key for 018-8609-066.dmg is:


If you’re familiar with vfdecrypt, you can use that key to decrypt the image and mount it.  If you do so, feel free to use the comments section to discuss what you discover there :)  (And of course, thanks @pod2g!)

UPDATE #2: 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.

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