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 isn’t much of a surprise granted that jailbroken iOS devices seem to be worth more than ones that aren’t 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 isn’t 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.
Source: James Abeler via 9to5Mac