Just recently, the screenshot of first ever Apple TV 2G jailbreak app was shown by nitoTV and today they pushed out a new repository from which you can grab the first GUI-based AppleTV2 app (technically a Lowtide plugin), which currently has some basic weather and RSS functionality. Follow our complete step-by-step guide below to install the app on your jailbroken AppleTV 2G.
Step 1: Download Pwnage tool 4.1 from here to create a custom firmware and jailbreak your Apple TV 2G. (if you have already jailbroken your Apple TV, then skip to step 4)
Step 2: Once you have downloaded Pwnage tool 4.1, select Apple TV 2G from the device options and create custom firmware with “OpenSSH” and “apt-get” pre-installed. To do this, use expert mode to create the custom firmware and when you are in the Cydia Settings screen (after General Settings) go to the “Download Packages” tab, refresh the list, select “OpenSSH” and “apt-get” then click on “Add to queue”. These will now be available to select in the “Select Packages” tab. Do so and click on the blue arrow to continue.
Step 3: Once you have built the custom firmware following the easy on-screen instructions, just put your Apple TV in DFU mode using the Pwnage Tool’s step-by-step instructions and restore your Apple TV 2G with the created firmware to complete jailbreaking your device.
Step 4: Once jailbroken , open Terminal and SSH into your Apple TV using this command : ” ssh root@your-ip-address ” (no quotes, use your Apple TV’s ip address)
Step 5: Type in the default password which is ” alpine ” (without quotes)
Step 6: Type “ passwd ” (without quotes) and enter a new password. This is recommended if you haven’t already changed the default password.
Step 7: Now type exactly:
echo “deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
Step 8: Type exactly: apt-get update
Step 9: Again type exactly: apt-get install com.nito.nitoTV
Step 10: Now type exactly: killall Lowtide
Step 11: After everything is done, unplug and plug it back in, wait for your AppleTV to reboot. Enjoy!
Let us know how it goes in the comments section below.