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Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Gusmatron - 2012-04-30 00:23
Should I just wait it out and see if there is any future Jailbreak updates for the apple tv3 or should I just return it and buy the apple tv2?
I'm willing to wait if people are working on getting this update finished soon but I just need to know how soon will they release it?
I bought it solely for the reason to put xbmc and other third-party apps on it but It seems I can't do that just yet.
I really love the 1080p quality on it that's probably the only reason I wanna keep it but I wont have any use for it if I dont have xbmc on it
wait or return? Anybody know how to Jailbreak apple tv3 yet?
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - dieselboy27 - 2012-04-30 00:34
I'd recommend returning it. The jailbreak may take months.
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - deanmv - 2012-04-30 05:08
It's being worked on but the ETA is as good as guess as mine. Depends how patient you are really.
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - IT-King - 2012-04-30 10:02
You should definitely keep it, because once there is a jailbreak:
- There will be a run on all the atv's, so it will be harder to get one.
- Apple will release a new firmware which cannot be exploited yet.
- Newer ATV3's will come with the newer firmware, so you will be waiting then too for a newer jailbreak.
- Apple will stop signing the old firmware, so you are unable to use it.
- You can save your SHSH blobs now (and all newer if released), with TinyUmbrella.
- You can download the firmware now.
When the ATV3 is jailbroken there will be nothing standing in your way
"Luck favours the prepared"
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Jean-Max - 2012-04-30 12:01
(2012-04-30 00:23)Gusmatron Wrote: I really love the 1080p quality on it that's probably the only reason I wanna keep it but I wont have any use for it if I dont have xbmc on itHello,
A friend of mine just bought an ATV3 to have 1080p, to replace his ATV2 (720p, no jailbreaked)
With him, we compared some days ago the final HD video quality on his big flat screen (165cm) for the same HDV 1080 video, between :
-(1)- The original HDV video played on an HDV VCR, (Linked in HDMI to the flat screen)
-(2)- His new ATV3 (Linked in HDMI to the flat screen, and by wifi to his big Mac pro quad-core)
-(3)- My ZBOX HD-ID11 (Openelec /Xbmc) with the HDV file stored on its SSD (and linked in HDMI to the flat screen)
We have seen immediately the loss of quality of same HD video played by ATV3
In original HDV, 1 hour of video is 12Go, but in the MAC Pro, linked to ATV3 in Wifi, the same HDV video is very compressed in ITUNE :
We suppose it's the main reason of the the quality loss (?)
On my small ZBOX HD-ID11, the quality was EXACTLY the same as the original (12Go, one hour video file)
-> To have on ATV3 the best HD 1080 quality, jailbreak could be the only choice ?
Thanks for your ideas
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - bladeds - 2012-04-30 13:21
Why didn't u look to see if the atv3 was jailbroken before buying it?
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - darthdiablo - 2012-04-30 15:26
(2012-04-30 13:21)bladeds Wrote: Why didn't u look to see if the atv3 was jailbroken before buying it?
Probably because like myself, I was uneducated about XBMC and how to jailbreak ATV's until very recently. I bought an ATV3, mistakenably thinking it will allow me to jailbreak it, because all I'm seeing is that it's a black ATV, and looks identical to ATV2 in every possible way physically, except the model numbers are different.
Took me awhile to realize that ATV3's cannot be jailbroken yet. I bought it right around the time someone tweeted on Twitter that ATV3 jailbreak is being worked on.
I waited a few days but from forums, there was no hint of any timeline estimates, so I figured this could take weeks/months.
Instead of returning it fo refund, I sent out an email at work to see if anyone is willing to trade their ATV2 for my ATV3, and I found someone willing, and I now have an ATV2 which is now running XBMC. Yay :-D
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Saux64 - 2012-04-30 17:00
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - idlerobbo - 2012-04-30 17:06
I'm led to believe that's some dodgy site and a complete fake?
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Saux64 - 2012-04-30 17:11
most likely fake since firecore says nothing about it, i took it from a comment in appletvhacks