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  • pod2g: No One is Working on Jailbreak for Apple TV 3


    If you have been one of the many people who have been patiently waiting for a jailbreak to be released for the third generation Apple TV (1080p), then you are going to be very disappointed. According to the popular iOS jailbreaker, pod2g, he isnít working on a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3 and he doesnít know anyone else who is either. In a recent tweet, pod2g mentioned the following:

    ATV3 jailbreak: I have no news sadly, I'm not currently working on it nor anyone that I'm aware of. Sorry...
    The third generation Apple TV was released in March of this year (2012) and has yet to see any progress regarding the jailbreak scene. The second generation Apple TV has been jailbroken on all iOS software versions and is therefore able to get past all of restrictions that Apple has put on it. You can run software such as XBMC and other media management apps, allowing you to access media stored on file servers and even play media types that are not supported by Apple.

    The fact that there isnít any progress in the jailbreak scene for the Apple TV 3 will make the demand for the second generation Apple TV in the used market, skyrocket. For those of you who own a second generation Apple TV and donít see the need to jailbreak, you can sell yours, buy a third generation Apple TV, gain the ability to watch videos in 1080p, and still come out ahead financially as the prices for the second generation Apple TVs are increasing.

    For those of you who have an Apple TV 3 and were waiting for something to come about, you may have to reconsider what you want to do.

    Source: pod2g (Twitter)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: pod2g: No One is Working on Jailbreak for Apple TV 3 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 39 Comments
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by k1653d View Post
      I got a ATV2 and what is the point exactly? NitoTV just has stuff to customize which I don't care for. And 70% of the links don't work on ice films. So what exactly are the benefits? I'm probably going to sell it and buy a 3.
      If you're looking to watch copyrighted movies for free through XBMC there are options other than Ice Films. There's Project Free TV (video plugin) and Navi-X (program plugin), and I'm sure there are others.

      Other plugins, like Hulu and Free Cable, are also nice because you can watch full episodes of things from many different networks without having to clutter up your DVR.
    1. discostar's Avatar
      discostar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Not trying to be ungrateful but.. You guys really need to work on writing articles faster. You guys write about things days or even weeks after the original source you use
      I agree. ModMyi used to be the site I watched for modding news specifically, but there have been lots of hacks and mods that have been released by the Dev Team that have never made the light of day on this site.
    1. fungusfeet's Avatar
      fungusfeet -
      This thing is rubbish without a jailbreak...DON'T BUY ONE!

      The tedium of converting content to add to itunes library then having to have itunes open (I have a NAS) and running to stream to the atv cannot be adequately described by a man with my vocabulary.
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      I got the ATV3 thinking the jailbreak wouldn't be to far away. Now this is really dissapointing. I should've gotten the ATV2 instead of wasting my time with this POS.
      Same here... :-(
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      Since my TV is 720p and not 1080p it made no sense for me to get a ATV3 I purchase an ATV2 just one week before ATV3 came out. Jailbroken (untethered) Plex and XMBC and I am set. Its awesome. Love it and wouldn't have it any other way.

      I know the a ATV3 jailbreak will come with iOS6 I am sure or close behind but for now I am good. And for the person that posted about above about FireCore working on a jailbreak.. only if an exploit is found by the devs then they repackage it and send it out in Seas0nPass. Without the exploit Seas0nPass dies. They advertise thinking someone else is working on it.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I haven't jailbroke mine in a while. Now don't really care with Hulu+ now on it.

      I don't care for it to stream media right now because I have it in the same room as my 27in iMac and the atv is on a 19in screen. Mainly use it to have something going on while I play games.

      As for other rooms I use MediaLink to stream to my PS3s in the other rooms.
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      If anybody wants to trade their ATV3 for my jailbroken ATV2, PM me!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Bought an ATV3 on launch. used it almost never. Recently sold it for $80 and purchased a raspberry pi. Cheaper, smaller, and more versatile.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I sold one of my ATV2s that was still NIB about a month and a half ago for $192 on eBay. Those things catch quite a tag!
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Not trying to be ungrateful but.. You guys really need to work on writing articles faster. You guys write about things days or even weeks after the original source you use
      In Akshay's defense,
      in this case, the "source" was an 18hr-old tweet.
      8:10 AM - 9 Aug 12 via Twitter for iPhone ∑ Embed this Tweet
      Maybe he could have posted it sooner, like within nanoseconds.
      Or maybe pod2g could have tweeted it days or even weeks ago. But that wouldn't be Akshay's fault.

      Mostly, I'm happy they write about it the subject at all.
      The trouble with the ATV3 jb is....
      nobody has been writing about the fact nobody is working on a jailbreak
      Even if Akshay posted it weeks or months later, (instead of 18 hours)
      it would be helpful warning.
    1. bigmike3's Avatar
      bigmike3 -
      I just bought atv3 last Friday I'm willing to trade for atv2 I'll pay for both your shipping and mine
      Thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by c0dy View Post
      If anybody wants to trade their ATV3 for my jailbroken ATV2, PM me!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Since my 2G is not jailbroken and probably wont be I may consider selling and getting the ATV3. I have all SHSH saved for it also.
    1. CrAkD's Avatar
      CrAkD -
      Hey I'm not complaining. I just sold 2 ATV2's for $175 each haha. I wish I had more.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Since my 2G is not jailbroken and probably wont be I may consider selling and getting the ATV3. I have all SHSH saved for it also.
      Not sure SHSH is necessary for Apple TVs. I successfully downgraded mine despite not having any SHSH saved. You have to log into your mac with the admin account and change a hidden "known host" file to allow it. I forgot which OS I installed, but it was one that Apple was no longer signing.

      It made me wonder if it could be done on the iPhone as well...I haven't tried it.

      Here's the thread on the FireCore forums showing how to do it. I had to alter the directions a little to get it to work for me...find the replies by "AUZambo" to see what I did.

      **EASY**Downgrade to 4.3 firmware on apple tv 2 | FireCore

      Quote Originally Posted by CrAkD View Post
      Hey I'm not complaining. I just sold 2 ATV2's for $175 each haha. I wish I had more.
      Wow...just looked on Amazon and they're selling for over $200 there. Just last week they were between $130 & $150.
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Not trying to be ungrateful but.. You guys really need to work on writing articles faster. You guys write about things days or even weeks after the original source you use
      This article was posted less than a day after pod2g's original tweet. Maybe you need to slow your roll, and chill a bit. This isn't headline news.
    1. Geniuss's Avatar
      Geniuss -
      It's sad because we pretty much need it to enjoy our atv's . I always donate though and I'm sure other people do as well.. They could make money Jb'ing it
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Geniuss View Post
      It's sad because we pretty much need it to enjoy our atv's . I always donate though and I'm sure other people do as well.. They could make money Jb'ing it
      I don't really think that's their goal in the first place. They do donations because some people are kind enough to support this stuff. Yes, they get some money from it, but I don't think that's their overall goal with jailbreaking. Otherwise, they'd just be selling them instead of making 'em free.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by discostar View Post
      I agree. ModMyi used to be the site I watched for modding news specifically, but there have been lots of hacks and mods that have been released by the Dev Team that have never made the light of day on this site.
      I'm sorry, can you share what modmyi has missed out on?
    1. olivereric's Avatar
      olivereric -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0dy View Post
      If anybody wants to trade their ATV3 for my jailbroken ATV2, PM me!
      I will buy anyone's ATV2!

      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Since my 2G is not jailbroken and probably wont be I may consider selling and getting the ATV3. I have all SHSH saved for it also.
      How much?