iPhone developer figures out how to install apps on jailbroken Apple TV, but actually launching them is another story

It only took a few days days for someone to jailbreak the Apple TV 2G and now an iPhone developer has figured out a way to install apps on jailbroken Apple TVs

It only took a few days days for someone to jailbreak the Apple TV 2G. The individual responsible, affectionately referred to as MuscleNerd, documents the process in the video below, but noted that he still wasn't sure how to run any apps.

Now, folks interested in running apps on jailbroken Apple TVs will be delighted to learn that an iPhone developer named Steve Troughton-Smith figured out a way to install apps on the Apple TV. The only glitch is that there seems no way to launch them at the time being.

According to Steven, while you can install apps after modifying its type, you just can’t launch them. There’s no built-in facility to do that, so someone has to do it. I bet the first ones will be the jailbreakers (hello, SNES and PlayStation 2 emulators!), but Apple will follow soon.

via Gizmodo

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