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  • Jailbreak for Apple TV 3 Confirmed to be in the Works


    After the news from iOS hacker pod2g, where he exaggerated the situation of not knowing of anyone working on a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3, the older Apple TV 2 price has spiked to as much as $230 on Amazon and eBay. Customers who crave to add more features to their set-top box seem to be willing to pay a significant premium to jailbreak their Apple TV and add different media types, a web browser, and the ability to back up content to the cloud. This isnít much of a surprise granted that jailbroken iOS devices seem to be worth more than ones that arenít because you can add so much more value to the device as it opens up more features and options for users.

    Those who were hoping to jailbreak their Apple TV 3 were left quite disappointed but it should be mentioned that there is light at the end of the tunnel. According to 9to5Mac, who claims to have learned some inside knowledge through someone close to the project, there is in fact a jailbreak for the third-generation Apple TV in the works. There seems to be a handful of people still working on a jailbreak for the device and while it isnít complete, there is at least one method to jailbreaking which is currently being worked on in hopes of successful results. James Abeler of the FireCore team confirmed the news by stating the following:

    There is a group of very bright and talented individuals working on a lead that could result in a usable jailbreak for the 3rd gen Apple TV. While there is no telling how long this process could take, we remain optimistic that a jailbreak for this device will be available in the future. For the record, no one at FireCore is involved in the jailbreak discovery process.
    Furthermore, Abeler mentioned that FireCore (the company behind Seas0nPass, aTV Flash, and MiRow) is ready to release updates for its software when the new jailbreak becomes available. Many users who previously used stock firmware moved to jailbreak their Apple TVs because of the new and interesting functionality that is available to hacked devices and the trend will only seem to continue at this rate. As for the Apple TV 3, until the jailbreak is released, the price of the Apple TV 2 will likely remain higher. It is pretty crazy how consumers are willing to pay almost three times the price of the older model of the Apple TV for premium features but at the end it doesnít come as much of a surprise. There wasnít any mention of a time frame but at least we know the jailbreak is in fact being worked on.

    Source: James Abeler via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbreak for Apple TV 3 Confirmed to be in the Works started by Akshay Masand View original post
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      lizzy954 -
      wow great news,,, I had purchased the ATV 2 and a week later the ATV 3 were released, so I exchanged it and was looking forward to jailbreaking my ATV 3. Now there is hope again ! awesome

      Quote Originally Posted by iLoveWindows&iPhone View Post
      Speaking of horrible writing... That was QUITE the run on...sentence (or paragraph). Thank god we have you here to keep the grammar up!!
      LOLLL I thought the same thing as I read the comment