Since the launch of Apple TV 2 and the first available jailbreak, hackers had the urge to run iOS apps on the black box. Fortunately, the dream has come true and hackers have made success in running iOS apps natively on Apple TV 2 without AirPlay mirroring. Now that the untethered jailbreak is available for AppleTV 4.4.4, cydia and the app store are also running on Apple TV 2. Since the visual space isn’t a problem anymore, multiple apps can run side by side.
Although tiny little app windows are not making much sense, iPad apps would look a lot better and with some sort of scaling to a full screen we are all set to rock. But the whole point is to prove that Apple TV can run iOS apps and developers may want to write the apps in Xcode specifically for Apple TV.
The hack is made possible by the MobileX by @TheMudkip which is developed using Apple’s QuartzCore library. The springboard is written from scratch using MXKit. @stroughtonsmith @TheMudkip and @westbaer are the guys to keep an eye on, in case you need to. Otherwise we’d love to send you a text as soon as the hack is released for public consumption.