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11-27-2012, 05:04 PM #1
Apple TV 3 Jailbreak Not Coming Any Time Soon
As everyone continues to purchase the newer iOS devices, one question continually comes to mind: When does the jailbreak come out? Such is the case for the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini, and last but not least, the Apple TV 3. While most of the devices named are relatively new, the Apple TV 3 continues to remain non-jailbroken for the longest. The folks over at FireCore, the people behind the Seas0nPass jailbreak tool for the 2nd generation Apple TV, continue to say they are still working on a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3:
No one is more anxious than us to get the ATV3 opened up to 3rd party apps, but due to the reasons mentioned above we’re not able to provide any kind of release timeline right now.
While we tend to think of ourselves as pretty resourceful, the security related expertise that is required in order to release a jailbreak for iOS based devices like the ATV is just not in our wheelhouse, and we’re simply left to encourage the capable few as best we can.
Source: FireCore (blog)
11-27-2012, 05:55 PM #2
I have an ATV 3 but I never have really thought about a JB for it. It does everything I need right now. Having one would be nice though for some 3rd party apps.
11-27-2012, 06:25 PM #3
11-27-2012, 07:30 PM #4
Honestly I think everyone knew Apple TV wouldn't get a jailbreak anytime soon since the 5 isn't even jail broke as well."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
11-27-2012, 07:35 PM #5
ATV Black is a really nice add-on to the ATV2. Both mine are jailbroken. If/when it comes to ATV3 I will consider it. I am still holding out for the iPhone 5 for the same reason. My ATV2 and iPhone 4S are keeping me happy till then. :-)
11-27-2012, 08:32 PM #6
I would def buy one when and if a JB comes out. I have 2 second gens that are JB'ed. I love them!!!!!!
11-27-2012, 08:46 PM #7
I'm buying an ATV3 as soon as the JB is released, not a day sooner.
Cheap hardware capable of running XBMC is all I need =)
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11-27-2012, 09:04 PM #8
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11-27-2012, 09:06 PM #9
11-27-2012, 09:11 PM #10
Well I said this at the beginning of the release of iOS 5, jailbreaks are going to become a blessing of the past. Each new device is getting stricter security making it damn near impossible for the jb geniuses to beat the geniuses at Apple. It sucks and unfortunately I guess I'll be looking at other phones instead of the i5 =( because I've become spoiled with the jb and really can't stand the iOS without it.
11-27-2012, 09:29 PM #11
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11-27-2012, 11:11 PM #12
I watch cable, free movies, and free German and Russian live TV. Thank god for XMBC and JB!
11-27-2012, 11:16 PM #13
I wish blogs would **** off with news about the 'ATV3' and 'no jailbreak'. No ******* ****!!! Last time checked there was no jailbreak and not much hope in sight. Unless something changes it's like me saying "Cops will now pull you over if they catch you speeding!". Any other words of wisdom? Maybe "Earth still continues to be round this week, we drew a chart showing how many times this week it was flat and round".
/sorry about all that turns out I had a lot to say...
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11-27-2012, 11:19 PM #14
11-28-2012, 02:20 AM #15
11-28-2012, 03:01 AM #16
It's good stuff been using it for both my and my girlfriends TV front end for many years now.
11-28-2012, 03:19 AM #17
No JB => no ATV3 purchase for me. Simple enough. I will *NEVER* buy a device unless it is really mine.
(and before you jump to say "oh, you cannot program your fridge to to other things", sure... what I mean is not buying things that are *artificially* limited on what they can do, like all IOS devices are until you JB them)
11-28-2012, 07:12 AM #18
Excuse me if I sound negative, but why would you write an article about Firecore not releasing a jailbreak? Correct me if I'm wrong, but they've never released one before. I doubt they've ever found or even looked for an exploit. None on their team are hackers, so writing an article saying they won't release one seems pointless.
As I understand it, they're wrappers, who take other people's work and then repackage it. I realize that this specific wrapping is beneficial since it adds functionality, but in the end, they are not jailbreakers and never have been, so no one should expect them to release a jailbreak.
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11-28-2012, 07:48 AM #19
11-28-2012, 12:20 PM #20
Can always AirPlay xbmc from a jail broken device to the Apple TV 3... I'm getting atv3 in a month or so because I really want to AirPlay movie box instead of using a wire