The Apple TV only came out a month and a half ago, and it’s already busted wide open. Actually, that’s not much of a record. A lot of hardware gets cracked pre-release, or day-of. And in fact, the AppleTV was cracked privately some time ago, but now you too can get in on the fun.
The Dev-Team blog reports regarding the release of Pwnage Tool 4.1:
AppleTV 2G users: Welcome to the JB family! Right now, about all you can do is command-line stuff via ssh. You also have afc2 available, so you can use tools like ifunbox to move files around. These are the *very* early days of AppleTV 2G jailbreaking, so it’ll take some time for JB app developers to come up with methods to use your AppleTV 2G from the remote, versus the command line. PS: Your ssh password is “alpine”…please change it when you can :)
Sounds good. Of course, the only thing you can do with it right now is access the command line, but I bet there will be further developments before the end of the day. Depending on how accessible this thing is, it might make a nice little hacker box. A hundred bucks isn’t a lot for an A4 and a few gigs of internal flash storage — more than enough to set up your own style of home theater gadget, complete with emulators and unfettered file playback.
We’ll keep you updated with further developments, of course.