FireCore Teases New Jailbroken Apple TV 5.0 Interface [UPDATED]

[UPDATED]: FireCore has released another, updated image teasing the interface. Check the last image below.

FireCore, a company well known for their Apple TV jailbreaking and customizing tools has today released a teaser image of their work on the updated Apple TV interface. Just over two weeks ago Apple held a media event where they announced the new generation iPad and the New Apple TV. At the same media event, they also released the new interface for the Apple TV. This new interface is available via a software update for the Apple TV 2G, and comes pre-installed on the New Apple TV.…

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aTV Flash (black) 1.2 out now

aTV Flash (black) is a great software package that adds a bunch of new functionality that you just don’t get with your AppleTV stock. It is a very user-friendly piece of software and it installs quite easily and quickly.

A new version of the software, aTV Flash (black) 1.2 is available now. This new update adds a bunch of new features and improvements from earlier versions.

If you are an existing customer, simply access the update from the “manage extras” menu on the maintenance page, if you are a new customer you can purchase aTV Flash from the FireCore website.…

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Untethered Jailbreak Confirmed for Apple TV 4.4.3

Pod2G from the Chronic Dev-Team has announced an untethered jailbreak for the Apple TV 2 on 4.4.3 via a post on his website earlier today. As always, no ETA has been given as to when the jailbreak will be released but he has said he will be able to begin testing within a few days.

It appears FireCore has sent him an Apple TV for testing – it’s nice to see some generosity happening within the community.

Currently the Apple TV 2G is limited to a tethered jailbreak on 4.4.3 but we are hoping the new jailbreak will be released soon.…

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FireCore Releases Media Player 0.9

Earlier today, FireCore announced an update to their Media Player to allow for TV Show metadata, better streaming qualities and a ton of bug fixes. The official announcement and full list of new features and updates are below:

Happy Monday! Today we are pleased to announce the release of a hefty update of Media Player for the 2nd gen (black) AppleTV. Version 0.9 adds a handful of new features and a ton of performance related improvements and bug fixes.

TV Show metadata and folder tagging Media Player now supports automatically fetching series and episode information for TV Shows. This includes information such as episode name, cast, director, genre, air date, content rating and episode thumbnails.…

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IceFilms XMBC Plugin Fix for when IceFilms is down

A few months ago we wrote a tutorial on how to install IceFilms XMBC plugin that allows you to stream Movies and TV Shows to your AppleTV. It came to our attention from our readers that there are sometimes issues with IceFilms streaming videos. Apparently this is due to the IceFilms server having issues for one reason or anther.

Here is how you can fix the problem:

Step 1: Download this alternate version of default.py

Step 2: SSH into your AppleTV and locate the IceFilms XMBC plugin directory plugin.video.icefilms

  • For Apple TV 2G it will be located in /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/ 
  • For Apple TV 1G it will be located in /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Library/ApplicationSupport/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/
Step 3: Rename the current default.py that is located in this folder to default.bak(DO NOT DELETE IT).…
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Play Blackjack on your jailbroken AppleTV using Couch Surfer Pro and HTML5

Many of the set-top boxes of today are very versatile, allowing owners to add applications and games at their own leisure. Apple TV 2G however, doesn’t allow this, strange given the scale of its much celebrated App Store, with hundreds of thousands of downloadable apps and games.

A post by appletvblack demonstrates that one can attain a little gaming joy through a HTML5-based Blackjack game through the second-gen Apple TV. One game is hardly comparable to what you could get from an iPad, for example, but it is worth checking out nonetheless.

HTML, to give a little background for those of you that don’t know, is essentially language of the internet – the core structuring behind the web pages you see every time you open your Safari or your Firefox.…

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