FireCore Jailbreaks Apple TV OS v5.3

Update adds Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak localizations

By on July 3rd, 2013 08:34 GMT

Apple TV owners who want to make the most of their set-top boxes may want to look into fireCore’s latest aTV Flash (black) 2.3 software, which jailbreaks Software 5.3 for Apple TV 2nd-generation devices.

aTV Flash (black) 2.3 is now available as a free download to existing users, or as a one-time $29.95 / €23.10 purchase.

The release of aTV Flash (black) 2.3 for ATV2 is an important one, especially for customers in Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Slovak-speaking territories.

If you live in one of these countries, you’ll be happy to learn that your language is supported now.

In addition to supporting Apple TV 5.3 software, the new aTV Flash sets the Media Player for “Infuse for Apple TV,” and improves Dolby (AC3) audio, metadata fetching, detection of subtitle encoding, and reliability of settings backups.

The update also includes other fixes and performance improvements too small (or too geeky) to mention in the public changelog.

To update to fireCore’s aTV Flash (black) 2.3, access Maintenance > Manage Extras menu on your ATV2. For a clean installation, visit your account on the fireCore site under the Downloads tab.

fireCore also informs users that “This version is also the first step (of many) as we work to bring a number of the great new features of Infuse to the Apple TV.”

For those who haven’t updated to Apple TV 5.3 in June for fear of losing their jailbreak, it is now safe to cross the bridge.

Apple TV software 5.3 puts HBO GO and WatchESPN on the puck-sized black box, as well as three new content providers: Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Qello, which offer live news, sports, and current TV programming.

HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite shows and original programming, as well as hit movies, sports, documentaries, and comedy specials. HBO GO requires a subscription.

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