2011-06-25

Jailbreaking Apple TV and installing Plex

The reason for jailbreaking devices is as always to open the device up for functionality which is possible but made unavailable. Application installation on the Apple TV is interesting from a Plex home cinema setup point of view. The apple TV has great premises to be a great Plex Client.

So this morning I tried to jailbreak my Apple TV. First of all you need to find a micro USB - USB. Impossible to buy in CPH, so better hope you know someone who owns a device using micro USB.

I updated to the iOS to version 4.3 and started on the Seas0nPass jailbreak. I hit the following issues:



  • Unzipping IPSW image hanged. Apparently the IPSW file server did not deliver the full file. Just tried to re-download until got the full file.


  • creating the ramdisk hanged. Seemed that there was an old virtual windows .bundle file in libraryplugins.. That just needed to be deleted. Machine needed to be rebooted.


After jail breaking I just had to go to the Plex forum where there is posted a great guide to install a Plex client on the apple tv using the Terminal.

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