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Seas0nPass Cuts the Cord

Today we're happy to release an updated version of Seas0nPass (for Mac) that includes an untethered jailbreak for the AppleTV 4.1.1 (iOS 4.2.1) software. All credit for the untethered jailbreak process goes to the Chronic Dev Team.

Seas0nPass for Windows is also being finalized with the untether and will be available soon.

The latest Beta3 version of aTV Flash (black) is compatible with Seas0nPass, GreenPois0n and Pwnage Tool jailbreaks. 

Note: If you've already jailbroken with GreenPois0n (RC 6.1) you do not need to re-jailbreak - both Seas0nPass and GreenPois0n contain the same jailbreak components.

The updated version, and user guides can be found at Seas0nPass.com

Enjoy :-)

Seas0nPass for Windows & Beta3

They say ‘no news is good news’ but the truth is ‘no news’ is torture, so it’s time for a progress update.

Seas0nPass for Windows

The first beta version of Seas0nPass for Windows has gone out to those who signed up for the Seas0nPass beta earlier this week. Barring any major setbacks, or show-stopping bugs we’re hoping to have a public version available next week.

GreenPois0n and the untethered jailbreak

Contrary to some reports, the recently release RC5 version of the GreenPois0n jailbreak tool (from the Chronic Dev Team) does not yet support the AppleTV. Fortunately the latest word is that the upcoming RC6 version will include support for an untethered jailbreak of the AppleTV. Once this new version is released the untethered jailbreak will also be available in an updated version of Seas0nPass. Choice is always good. :-)

Big thanks to the guys at Chronic dev for all their hard work!

Update: GP RC6 is out. Go grab it here.

aTV Flash (black) Beta3

Even though progress updates have been a little light as of late, we’ve been very busy since the release of Beta2. While most of the features we’ve been working tirelessly to complete aren’t quite ready for public consumption, the list below outlines the improvements that have been made available since the release of Beta2.

General

  • Added one-click XBMC install
  • Added support for iOS 4.3
  • Improved installer to better handle iOS updates
  • Improved installer error handling
  • One-click diagnostic report submissions

Couch Surfer Pro

  • Added support for touch and double-click events
  • Improved web page rendering
  • Improved web history; filtered duplicates
  • Improved handling of video elements
  • Eliminated ‘flickering’ during page loads
  • Resolved issues with auto-completion
  • Minor UI improvements

Last.fm

  • Added support for Scrobbling 2.0
  • Minor UI improvements

aTV Flash (black) Beta3 is available today. You can update on the AppleTV through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. Download links are aslo available in your account.

What’s next?

We still have a lot of exciting things slated for release later this month. The original goal of making the best software possible has not changed, and your continued patience and support during this process is sincerely appreciated. 

I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Comments are welcome below.

1/21 Progress Update

Happy Friday! Fridays are always a good time for progress updates so read on to see what we've been up to over the past few weeks.

Seas0nPass

We're working fervently to complete a Windows version of Seas0nPass. Assuming no unexpected issues come up this version will be available within the next 1-2 weeks in early February. Like its Mac based counterpart this will also be a freely available, open-source application.

XBMC

Thanks to some exceptional work from Scott Davilla and the XBMC Team a full version of XBMC is now available for the 2nd gen AppleTV. XBMC acts as a replacement for the AppleTV menus, though you can easily switch back and forth between XBMC and AppleTV whenever you please. With aTV Flash (black) installed, XBMC can be easily downloaded through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.

Streaming internet video

Over the past few weeks we've spent a bit of time working towards enabling Adobe Flash and determining how usable it would be. Ultimately we did get it working (big thanks to Comex) however the end result was far less than ideal. Videos would load ok, but playback was limited to 1-3 frames per-second which by any standard is pretty awful.

Instead of pursuing Adobe Flash any further we've decided to work towards optimizing HTML5 streaming video, which many popular sites are already using. HTML5 streaming via Couch Surfer has been improved greatly in recent weeks, and we're working towards making it even better.

Additional codecs and NAS streaming

We're getting closer and closer to making native NAS streaming and video playback a reality. As of today the plan is to make the initial beta version of this feature available within the next 1-2 weeks in early February. Additional features such as cover art, metadata fetching, and full hardware video decoding will be available shortly thereafter.

A few new screenshots are below.

Comments, thoughts and suggestions are welcome below.

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