Oh hai! Apple TV officially hacked

After a few weeks of waiting, someone has finally managed to officially jailbreak the new Apple TV with the Greenpois0n hack.

While Apple’s back was turned prepping for its October 20th Keynote, one hacker going by the handle p0sixninja decided to put the Greenpois0n jailbreak to the test and officially jailbreak the new Apple TV. P0sixninja, aka Joshua Hill, used a as-yet unreleased version of the hacking software, that also jailbreaks iPads and iPhones. As you can see from the picture he posted proudly on his Twitter, the Greenpois0n hack was a success, with the software appearing in the Apple TV menu.

Now that the new Apple TV can be effectively hacked, it's just a matter of time before we see what apps hackers will be able to put on the device. According to Chronic Dev--the guys behind Greenpois0n--using Cydia will allow hackers to put whatever they want on the Apple TV, as well as keeping the device’s functionality (and even some aesthetics). Think of all your most useful everyday iPhone/iPad apps that you could have on your TV now!

Which apps would you want to put on a jailbroken Apple TV? Fire off in the comments below.

via Wired

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