Members of the iPhone Dev Team
have dropped hints on Twitter that it will be possible to jailbreak the new Apple TV. Team members pod2g
and iphone_dev have both mentioned
that the SHAtter exploit has been able to decrypt the Apple TV firmware's keys
. While Apple TVs are not yet in people's hands, the firmware is available from Apple's public distribution servers.
Team Member MuscleNerd also warned potential jailbreakers via Twitter: "Those interested in *potential* AppleTV JBs, better buy early! Remember iPhone 3GS hardware was updated to fix JB hole." Indeed, Apple has already released a firmware update for the Apple TV
, though we don't know if it addresses this exploit.