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  • Apple Drops Apple TV Software 4.4.4 and iOS 5.0.1 Tweaks for iPhone 4S


    On Thursday, Apple issued a software update for the second-generation Apple TV. This takes the beloved little set-top box to version 4.4.4. As of this writing, the update - build 9A406a - brings with it yet-to-be discovered improvements and modifications.

    In November, the last Apple TV software update was released (4.4.3), bringing with it support for Netflix streaming in Mexico and other minor audio-related fixes. For now, until more details become available, it's a safe assumption that version 4.4.4. delivers some pretty straightforward tiny bug fixes that won't rock the Apple TV to any substantial degree.

    Also today, Apple released what is an equally mysterious modified version of iOS 5.0.1 for the iPhone 4S. This slightly tweaked version (Build 9A406) also appears to be incredibly minor and indicative of a larger forthcoming effort in future iOS 5 updates.

    As we understand it, this barely tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 isn't showing up for many users presently running the original version of iOS 5. It does, however, appear to be offered to those upgrading to iOS 5.0.1.

    We will provide more details as they become available.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Drops Apple TV Software 4.4.4 and iOS 5.0.1 Tweaks for iPhone 4S started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Damada's Avatar
      Damada -
      I'm guessing that they have patched something that might have lead to a jailbreak for the 4s

      I'm mean 1st......;-P
    1. jmcgee_jr's Avatar
      jmcgee_jr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Damada View Post
      I'm guessing that they have patched something that might have lead to a jailbreak for the 4s

      I'm mean 1st......;-P
      I am thinking you may be right.
    1. Damada's Avatar
      Damada -
      About me being 1st?
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      Quote Originally Posted by Damada View Post
      I'm guessing that they have patched something that might have lead to a jailbreak for the 4s

      I'm mean 1st......;-P
      That'd suck if they did patch something.
    1. realzg's Avatar
      realzg -
      no apearntly 4s 5.0.1 has a open filesystem now.. so itsa loop throw.. as apple always has been a closed filesystem typa company.. so what does this mean for the next steps now ..
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      Quote Originally Posted by realzg View Post
      no apearntly 4s 5.0.1 has a open filesystem now.. so itsa loop throw.. as apple always has been a closed filesystem typa company.. so what does this mean for the next steps now ..
      I saw the tweet from MuscleNerd after posting comment. What does "Open File System" mean?
    1. realzg's Avatar
      realzg -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dtpl View Post
      I saw the tweet from MuscleNerd after posting comment. What does "Open File System" mean?


      (basically, due to wide-open 5.0.1r2 rootfs you can download required files directly from Apple's servers)


      main=ios fs = the filesystem
    1. Dtpl's Avatar
      Dtpl -
      Quote Originally Posted by realzg View Post
      well when u plugin ur nonjailbrokin 4s to ifunbox what do you see?...
      When after u jailbreak and then plug it back in what do you see?
      So.. an open fs allows you to SSH into the device without jailbreak? Sorry I'm not super good with this stuff yet xD
    1. SnowLeo's Avatar
      SnowLeo -
      Wait so siri files without piracy!? So we will finally get a real siri port now!! This is probably the best christmas present apple has given us! Just shows that the red fruit grinch does have a heart after all lol. If only that apple tv update allowed for video mirroring from iphone 4. Hopefully the devs take advantage of this and get us a real siri port ASAP(:
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      I hope they give us a JB for 4S first. LOL!
    1. ThatGuyMEB's Avatar
      ThatGuyMEB -
      They've updated the baseband for the iPhone 4s from 1.0.13 to 1.0.14, visible in the Firmware dir of the root. Looks like no changes to the baseband for older devices. No word yet on any changes to the OS itself yet. pod2g will need to confirm if his unteather will still work on 9A406.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      An "open filesystem" means that the ramdisk included in the OS bundle was unencrypted, and therefore the VFDecrypt key for the main filesystem is in plain text and easily extracted.

      It does NOT mean that any kernel or filesystem protections included in the OS are not in force on the device. All it means is "this filesystem's contents are very easily viewed on a Mac or PC."

      Also, should go without saying by now: DO NOT UPDATE TO THIS OR ANY OTHER NEW FIRMWARE IF YOU WANT A JAILBREAK IN THE FUTURE. Sole exception to this is if Pod2G says that it's safe.

      PS: A public 4S jailbreak is still needed before a non-interposition (read: no proxy server) Siri port is possible.
    1. REVODesign's Avatar
      REVODesign -
      I dont think anyone has posted this yet, but They've updated the baseband for the iPhone 4s from 1.0.13 to 1.0.14, visible in the Firmware dir of the root. Looks like no changes to the baseband for older devices. No word yet on any changes to the OS itself yet. pod2g will need to confirm if his unteather will still work on 9A406.
    1. ThatGuyMEB's Avatar
      ThatGuyMEB -
      Quote Originally Posted by REVODesign View Post
      I dont think anyone has posted this yet, but They've updated the baseband for the iPhone 4s from 1.0.13 to 1.0.14, visible in the Firmware dir of the root. Looks like no changes to the baseband for older devices. No word yet on any changes to the OS itself yet. pod2g will need to confirm if his unteather will still work on 9A406.
      LOL ****. Nice copy paste.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by REVODesign View Post
      I dont think anyone has posted this yet, but They've updated the baseband for the iPhone 4s from 1.0.13 to 1.0.14, visible in the Firmware dir of the root. Looks like no changes to the baseband for older devices. No word yet on any changes to the OS itself yet. pod2g will need to confirm if his unteather will still work on 9A406.
      Would be no changes to older devices because this build was only released to the 4S.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyMEB View Post
      LOL ****. Nice copy paste.
      wow. On a side note, I just updated my Apple tv and now its stuck on the Apple logo, wtf.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by vantheman169 View Post
      wow. On a side note, I just updated my Apple tv and now its stuck on the Apple logo, wtf.
      Might I ask why you did that (if it was jailbroken)? Even if it wasn't, OTA updates are notoriously flaky.

      May I humbly suggest you bust out a Micro-USB cord, DFU, and restore it? If you want a jailbroken 4.4.4, I'd be looking to Firecore to release a new Seas0npass within 48 hours.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
      Might I ask why you did that (if it was jailbroken)? Even if it wasn't, OTA updates are notoriously flaky.

      May I humbly suggest you bust out a Micro-USB cord, DFU, and restore it? If you want a jailbroken 4.4.4, I'd be looking to Firecore to release a new Seas0npass within 48 hours.
      It wasn't jailbroken. Never had a problem with OTA updates before. Guess its time to restore soon as i find my damn micro usb cable.
    1. aaorozco's Avatar
      aaorozco -
      From what I can see, Apple TV update 4.4.4 brings iTunes Match to users in Mexico. I don't know if other countries were given support, but it's probable. Also, some other bugs and fixes might be included...
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      i was kind of hoping this ATV update would fix the iTunes streaming that they broke last update.