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#1  February 6, 2013 - 12:48pm
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Hey all, we're hard at work on an updated version of Seas0nPass that takes advantage of the Evasi0n jailbreak and plan to have this available soon.

Please keep in mind that while the FireCore plugins will work on Apple TV 5.1, a few minor adjustments (which are currently in progress) are needed to ensure things continue to run smoothly on Apple TV 5.2. Things like Plex and XBMC do not yet work on Apple TV 5.1 and later, and will likely require A LOT of work by their respective developers in order to be compatible.

I'll update this post as more information becomes available.

Cheers! :)

Update 2/12: We've got aTV Flash (black) and Seas0nPass pretty much ready for 5.2, and are just putting on a few finishing touches. We're expecting a release within the next few days. Note: We don't have any kind of ETA for 3rd party plugins such as Plex or XBMC.

Update 2/13: aTV Flash (black) 2.2 is now live! http://blog.firecore.com/post/43012930684/atv-flash-black-2-2

  February 6, 2013 - 12:59pm
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Thank you James! We all appreciate the work you and the XBMC/Plex developers etc. do!

 

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  February 6, 2013 - 1:05pm
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Keep up the GOOD work  Smile

  February 6, 2013 - 1:08pm
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Thank you for your hard work and I am looking forward to the release

  February 6, 2013 - 1:12pm
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ok. take your time. I prefer a good working release and 5.01 still works fine

  February 6, 2013 - 1:13pm
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Will the new version be compatible with ATv3? If not any update on that?

  February 6, 2013 - 1:15pm (Reply to #6)
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  Sevusal wrote:

Will the new version be compatible with ATv3? If not any update on that?

No ETA for the ATV3 just yet. Sorry.

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  February 6, 2013 - 1:47pm
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Will this update take advantage of the new bluetooth keyboard feature?

  February 6, 2013 - 1:53pm
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Hi James

Thanks for the update on the progress Smile Can't wait for 5.2

 

  February 6, 2013 - 2:14pm
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Why do you work on Seasonpass when there is already breaking from sn0wbreeze 2/9/8? Just adapt atv flash black for ios 5/2. It's that simple.

And please do not wait until the update will be released for Plex and XBMC. Some do not use them ...

  February 6, 2013 - 2:18pm (Reply to #10)
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  stazpo wrote:

Why do you work on Seasonpass when there is already breaking from sn0wbreeze 2/9/8? Just adapt atv flash black for ios 5/2. It's that simple.

And please do not wait until the update will be released for Plex and XBMC. Some do not use them ...

The respective updates will really be out as soon as humanly possible...we're not holding anything back here.

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  February 6, 2013 - 2:18pm (Reply to #11)
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  stazpo wrote:

Why do you work on Seasonpass when there is already breaking from sn0wbreeze 2/9/8? Just adapt atv flash black for ios 5/2. It's that simple.

And please do not wait until the update will be released for Plex and XBMC. Some do not use them ...

 

Exactly, seasonpass is a waste of time and energy, work on the atv flash for 5.2

  February 6, 2013 - 2:22pm (Reply to #12)
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  james wrote:

The respective updates will really be out as soon as humanly possible...we're not holding anything back here.

Thank you very much

And do not forget to support bluetooth keyboards and AirPlay sound to Airport// video to TV in Media player

  February 6, 2013 - 2:25pm
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Thanks James. Can't wait to upgrade although I fret doing the jailbreak, I always seem to get problems and then have the issue with all my metadata that I've spent hours correcting. Overall though, the gain is greater than the pain!

Would this update mean we can take advantage of moving the icons around on the main screen?

Thanks for the help!

TKMAXX

  February 6, 2013 - 2:27pm (Reply to #14)
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  TKMAXX wrote:

Thanks James. Can't wait to upgrade although I fret doing the jailbreak, I always seem to get problems and then have the issue with all my metadata that I've spent hours correcting. Overall though, the gain is greater than the pain!

Would this update mean we can take advantage of moving the icons around on the main screen?

Yes, icons can be moved around on Apple TV 5.1 and later. However, this is limited to shuffling icons in the lower rows only. I.E. You can't move something like Netflix, Hulu or Couch Surfer to the top row.

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  February 6, 2013 - 4:07pm (Reply to #15)
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  stazpo wrote:

Why do you work on Seasonpass when there is already breaking from sn0wbreeze 2/9/8? Just adapt atv flash black for ios 5/2. It's that simple.

And please do not wait until the update will be released for Plex and XBMC. Some do not use them ...

 

because sn0wbreeze is Windows only

  February 6, 2013 - 7:25pm
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Hi James,

This is Tony from Macmedia Studios / Pimp Yo iPhone. 8)

I have been swamped for the past few weeks since you were so kind to send me a Review Subscription to your software to Jailbreak my ATV2. i am so happy you wanted to be partners with us and i will monitor the progress on your new build. I will be sending you a email after i post this to ask a couple questions.

MacMedia Studios is here for you. If there is anything you need help with let me know. I have some Celebrities lined up to do a few Endorsements of our Partners Products Etc. You are one of our top Partners, so you will get a Celeb Endosrsement of them saying they use Seas0nPass from FireCore.

Please call me if you need anything. I was going to do the Review on Seas0nPass last week, however i keep getting boxes full of other review products. I literally just installed Seas0nPass and icefilms last week. i'll wait to see for a week if you guys come out with an update. I email you now. 

Thank you so much for your 1 Click Jailbreak Solution for the ATV 1 & 2. I know you guys can get the ATV3 going soon!

 

Tony Berry
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  February 6, 2013 - 8:19pm
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Thanks a bunch for all the hard work everyone has been putting into the update for apple tv 5.2 and all versions in the past. Great work  and thanks again.

  February 6, 2013 - 8:21pm
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Thanks for the update.  And WHO CARES if Plex doesn't get updated.  Who wants to run a media server from their comp when Flash Black's Media Player lets you add Time Capsule shares to view anytime?  Flash Black is the only reason I haven't swapped my ATV for a Roku!

  February 6, 2013 - 8:30pm
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Thanks James, keep up the good work!

  February 6, 2013 - 9:41pm
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Is there an upgrade discount for us loyal supporters?

  February 6, 2013 - 11:36pm
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Thank you James for this update on the matter and the good work!

  February 7, 2013 - 3:35am
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Thanks for the update James. And for all the hard work you're putting in.

  February 7, 2013 - 1:18pm
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Thanks James from a lifetimer. BTW my update issue was finally solved. I completely removed Nito and XBMC, rebooted, was able to run updates for Maintenance and Media player .Reinstalled Nito, is still a bit funky and shows xbmc installed as as Eden not Frodo; reinstalled Xbmc  Frodo... is working  pretty well for the things I use most. Reinstalled Frodo via ssh.

  February 8, 2013 - 6:13am
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Hello,

Is there any ETA for atv flash entire solution on ATV2 5.2 (jailbroken) ?

  February 8, 2013 - 8:54am
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sn0wbreeze-v2.9.8 injects NitoTV. You can use NitoTV to install all the Firecore appliances if you like. Maintenance does not work at the moment, but since you can install manually it makes no difference,

 

The issue at the moment is XBMC. The current version will not install properly on this version of iOS. This is the same issue XBMC had when the 5.X version of iOS was released. It took them a week or two to get that resolved. XBMC is working on a newer version which is not yet completed. So whether Firecore updates ATV Flash or not, there is not a working version of XBMC. I am sure once the XBMC version is made available then ATV Flash will be updated as well.

FYI: Bluetooth keyboard is native to the iOS so it will function in XBMC as it does on a PC or Mac.  

  February 8, 2013 - 9:55am (Reply to #26)
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  MightyJew wrote:

sn0wbreeze-v2.9.8 injects NitoTV. You can use NitoTV to install all the Firecore appliances if you like. Maintenance does not work at the moment, but since you can install manually it makes no difference,

 

The issue at the moment is XBMC. The current version will not install properly on this version of iOS. This is the same issue XBMC had when the 5.X version of iOS was released. It took them a week or two to get that resolved. XBMC is working on a newer version which is not yet completed. So whether Firecore updates ATV Flash or not, there is not a working version of XBMC. I am sure once the XBMC version is made available then ATV Flash will be updated as well.

FYI: Bluetooth keyboard is native to the iOS so it will function in XBMC as it does on a PC or Mac.  

FYI, FireCore apps cannot be installed via nitoTV. An update will be required before anything useful can be installed on the 5.2 version.

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  February 8, 2013 - 12:05pm
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Hi James -

I've always donated in the past to the team that worked to successfully jailbreak iOS devices (in this instance, I've again donated to the evasi0n team).  But given the work that's required to bring the jailbreak into the Apple TV via Seas0nPass, I've begun to wonder if perhaps I should also make a small donation to the Seas0nPass team, as I've always enjoyed my jailbroken (and more valuable!) ATVs, beyond just aTV Flash.

To get some better perspective before I donate, how many individuals are working on the Seas0nPass jailbreak, or does it primarily fall upon your shoulders?

Regards.

  February 8, 2013 - 12:07pm
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I'm sure Firecore is not waiting for XBMC to be updated to release an update to Seas0nPass or ATV Flash Black. Honestly, I find XBMC slow to respond, and prefer the Media Player experience way more.

 

Thanks James for keeping us informed and up to date on whats going on.

  February 8, 2013 - 12:39pm (Reply to #29)
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  robert.fleming wrote:

I'm sure Firecore is not waiting for XBMC to be updated to release an update to Seas0nPass or ATV Flash Black. Honestly, I find XBMC slow to respond, and prefer the Media Player experience way more.

 

Thanks James for keeping us informed and up to date on whats going on.

One flaw to your comment, atv Flash black installs the maintenance appliance. within that app is the xbmc install. without the xbmc install an update is worthless to 90% of it's customers. 

Nonetheless, 5.0.2 is still being signed and there is no reason to upgrade to 5.2 yet anyways. XBMC will be the same either way.

  February 8, 2013 - 12:42pm (Reply to #30)
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  MightyJew wrote:

One flaw to your comment, atv Flash black installs the maintenance appliance. within that app is the xbmc install. without the xbmc install an update is worthless to 90% of it's customers. 

Nonetheless, 5.0.2 is still being signed and there is no reason to upgrade to 5.2 yet anyways. XBMC will be the same either way.

 

you can still install media player via nitotv in the 5.2 sn0wbreeze jailbreak. I have already done so and everything is good to go except xbmc. I installed media player, couch surfer, last.fm, plex and others. just go into nitotv and search M, find media player and install. it's that easy. Repeat for all other installs, just search first letter, nito crashes if more than one character is searched. 

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