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Virgin ATV2 running 4.0 - How best to proceed?

Yes, that's right. I have a VERY early virgin ATV2 running "Software Version 4.0" ... it was a pre order.

I have read many FAQ's & HOW TO's, but frankly this thing is so out of date that the information I can find does not seem to be relevant and many of the download links are no longer valid. My goal is to jailbrake and get XBMC on the box. Having other native functions such as Netflix or Apple are optional.

How should I proceed? What is the best way to get [a|the] favored jailbroken verison of firmware on the box.


iFaith 1.5.9 not downloading Essentials.

I'm wondering if this is just me.

I have noticed over the last few months that the once laudable functionality of iFaith 1.5.9 is being gradually eroded.

And am I alone in wondering why it (and Sn0wbreeze) has never been updated?

Blobs "saved" to Cydia for 5.3 have not shown up in iFaith for a long time but now blobs for older firmwares cease to appear in Cydia when saved. I have noticed this because I am having to use iFaith 1.5.8 to save blobs of firmwares older than 5.3 because 1.5.9 no longer works for me. And 1.5.8 won't dump blobs for 5.3.

1.5.9 hangs at Downloading Essentials...

I know that we cans still manually save the shsh file that is saved to Cydia when we fetch the 5.3 signature from Apple but how long are we going to be able to do that for, I wonder? We have been on borrowed time for some months.

I smell a rat.

Cydia Upgrade?

Should I be upgrading cydia on my ATV2? Every time I run apt-get upgrade it tells me:

The following packages have been kept back:

  • apt7-lib cydia

When I run "apt-get dist-upgrade -V" it shows that I'm running cydia 1.0.3222-73 still...

The following packages will be REMOVED:

  • apt7-ssl (
  • bigboss (0-13)
  • cydia-sources (0-11)
  • modmyifone (0-5)
  • zodttd (0-4)

The following NEW packages will be installed:

  • cydia-lproj (1.1.12)
  • debianutils (3.3.3ubuntu1-1p)
  • org.thebigboss.repo.icons (1.0)

The following packages will be upgraded:

  • apt7-lib ( =>
  • cydia (1.0.3222-73 => 1.1.12)

Searched online and through the forums for a bit but couldn't find any best practices or recommendations...


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