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Nychot
Apr 17, 2012, 05:22 PM
The seller us gainsaver which doesnt have a great reputation but maybe they work and might be jail-breakable. Used atv2 are going for more than $100 on ebay. Think its worh taking a chance?



maturola
Apr 18, 2012, 08:50 AM
IMO, no

basesloaded190
Apr 18, 2012, 08:52 AM
I don't understand why you would buy a used one from ebay when you can buy a brand new one for $20 more dollars

Macman45
Apr 18, 2012, 08:55 AM
If it has the latest software, and I suspect it does at that price, I'd leave it alone. The reason the older ones are fetching high prices is they can be Jailbroken IF they are running the older software.

I don't jailbreak my own devices so am not really that well up on it, but that's the reason for the price.

OP: I think that one has probably been updated, so if jail breaking was your plan, I'd look elsewhere.

Wreckie
Apr 18, 2012, 11:01 AM
What about Apple TV 1st generation 160GB version for 40USD? Looks like new, but is used.

Nychot
Apr 18, 2012, 11:23 AM
I don't understand why you would buy a used one from ebay when you can buy a brand new one for $20 more dollars

The atv 2 is jail breakable, the atv3 isnt as yet and It may take a while for an untethered version to be jail breakable. I have a jail broken atv 2 and it is amazing in terms if the content i get. Thats why.

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If it has the latest software, and I suspect it does at that price, I'd leave it alone. The reason the older ones are fetching high prices is they can be Jailbroken IF they are running the older software.

I don't jailbreak my own devices so am not really that well up on it, but that's the reason for the price.

OP: I think that one has probably been updated, so if jail breaking was your plan, I'd look elsewhere.

I went ahead and ordered. I actually git it fir $62.50. It hasnt arrived yet so i dont kniw the firmware version but i do know the serial number and it was produced in april 2011 so it mught have the earlier firmware. If not i could always do a tethered jailbreak or just use it stock or resell it. From what i gather the atv 3 is no better than the atv2 in terms if picture quality. And some people have had problems with it. For under one hundred dollars its no big deal. But a jailbroken atv is amazing in terms of all the free content.

maturola
Apr 18, 2012, 12:24 PM
The atv 2 is jail breakable, the atv3 isnt as yet and It may take a while for an untethered version to be jail breakable. I have a jail broken atv 2 and it is amazing in terms if the content i get. Thats why.

Unless it was jailbroken before and you can get the SHSHs, the ATV2 won;t be jailbreakable since Apple is no longer signing anything but the lastest firmware.

Nychot
Apr 18, 2012, 01:03 PM
Unless it was jailbroken before and you can get the SHSHs, the ATV2 won;t be jailbreakable since Apple is no longer signing anything but the lastest firmware.

Im hoping it might never have been updated to 5.1. If its still in the 4s im in good shape for a jailbreak.

maturola
Apr 18, 2012, 01:07 PM
Im hoping it might never have been updated to 5.1. If its still in the 4s im in good shape for a jailbreak.

As part of the jailbreak process you need to reflash the firmware, even if it is still at old firmware you can't currently jailbreak it, all you can do is tethered Jailbreak the current firmware

Nychot
Apr 18, 2012, 01:50 PM
As part of the jailbreak process you need to reflash the firmware, even if it is still at old firmware you can't currently jailbreak it, all you can do is tethered Jailbreak the current firmware

Isnt it possible for tinyumbrella to save itfir jailbreak?

maturola
Apr 18, 2012, 01:59 PM
Isnt it possible for tinyumbrella to save itfir jailbreak?

TU will save whatever Apple is signing (or will download whatever Cydia had on its server, if the ATV was jailbroken before). TU won't be able to save anything but the most current firmware at this point.(which is what apple is signing).

So as I said, even if the ATV you got is on an older firmware, all you can do to Jailbreak is upgrade and use the tethered JB, nothing else.

swindmiller
Apr 23, 2012, 01:09 PM
Nychot,

What ever came of the one you bought from gainsaver?

Thanks,
Scott

T5BRICK
Apr 23, 2012, 01:34 PM
Some of the stores in my area are still selling brand new ATV2s for $79.99. I thought about buying one, but it isn't worth it since I can't jailbreak them.

Nychot
Apr 23, 2012, 01:37 PM
Nychot,

What ever came of the one you bought from gainsaver?

Thanks,
Scott

It arrives today. Will update.

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Some of the stores in my area are still selling brand new ATV2s for $79.99. I thought about buying one, but it isn't worth it since I can't jailbreak them.

Which stores and why cant you jailbreak?

maturola
Apr 23, 2012, 01:40 PM
Which stores and why cant you jailbreak?

:rolleyes:

Already answered that on post #11

swindmiller
Apr 23, 2012, 01:44 PM
It arrives today. Will update.[COLOR="#808080"]
Which stores and why cant you jailbreak?

I second that...what stores and you can still tether jailbreak..right?

Nychot
Apr 23, 2012, 01:50 PM
:rolleyes:

Already answered that on post #11


Doesnt say which stires and how does he know why he cant update:rolleyes:

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I second that...what stores and you can still tether jailbreak..right?

Most likely can tether. Its a PITA but gets the same results. I bough another fully untethered off ebay for another room. If the gainsaver is a flop ill sell it.

swindmiller
Apr 23, 2012, 01:59 PM
Just won a Gen2 off Ebay for $100...don't know what version it is though...probably 5.1 but I can still tether right?
Same price as a Gen3 but can do so much more from what I am reading.

Nychot
Apr 23, 2012, 05:20 PM
Mine just arrived. It is 4.2.2 (2203). For some reason the power cord is too tight and wont fit in the unit. I've emailed them. But i used the cord from my other atv2 and the used one wirks fine. Is it possible to get an untethered jailbreak or should i just update to the latest and do a tether. If i do tether what is quckest and fastest way?

T5BRICK
Apr 23, 2012, 05:24 PM
Doesnt say which stires and how does he know why he cant update:rolleyes:[COLOR="#808080"]

The store is called Fred Meyers. I think they're called Krogers an Smiths in other parts of the country. Last time i stopped by the local one, they had 2.

And yeah, you can do a tethered jailbreak, but last time I checked XMBC wasn't working.

swindmiller
Apr 23, 2012, 05:45 PM
Glad it works..kind of...hope you get the power cord. I was all worried as to which version of the software it came with but after re-reading it looks like it does not matter...will most likely be tethered until they release a new one.

Nychot
Apr 23, 2012, 05:57 PM
Glad it works..kind of...hope you get the power cord. I was all worried as to which version of the software it came with but after re-reading it looks like it does not matter...will most likely be tethered until they release a new one.

Agreed. I think i'llgo ahead and update the software from 4.2.2 which doesnt allow streaming from ipad to the latest. Then will wait until they get the untether working. I bought on ebay another fully untethered 4.4.4 loaded for $150. Its new he just opened it to jailbreak.

swindmiller
Apr 23, 2012, 06:44 PM
Agreed. I think i'llgo ahead and update the software from 4.2.2 which doesnt allow streaming from ipad to the latest. Then will wait until they get the untether working. I bought on ebay another fully untethered 4.4.4 loaded for $150. Its new he just opened it to jailbreak.

If I tether jailbreak and they come out with an untethered can I them apply that?

maturola
Apr 23, 2012, 09:47 PM
If I tether jailbreak and they come out with an untethered can I them apply that?

No once you tether you can't never ever go back.....:D

Just kidding around, yeah you can do anything, you can go back to stock, you can re run the tool and get untethered, you can do it from a fresh firmware... anything you heart may want. ;)

steve knight
Apr 23, 2012, 10:13 PM
I just tried to get a older atv and was amazed at the prices. I just wanted a cheaper one as I use it seldom. my atv1 just went to the apple gaveyard and I only use it once in awhile.

havoc501
Apr 24, 2012, 12:16 AM
So how many Apple TVs do you now have Nychot? 4?

And yes, the one you bought on eBay most recently shouldn't give you any problems since it is already jailbroken.

Nychot
Apr 24, 2012, 07:39 AM
So how many Apple TVs do you now have Nychot? 4?

And yes, the one you bought on eBay most recently shouldn't give you any problems since it is already jailbroken.

I have three -- two 4.4.4 jailbroken and one atv 2 not jailbroken that as of now can only be a tethered jailbreak but i'll sell that one off i guess. I keep discovering more and more stuff on the jail broken ones. Navi-x is amazing. Explored it last night. Literally thousands of movies and tv. Im talking about current stuff like thenew three stooges etc not that i care to watch but its there. So far i mainly been watching hulu and on standard apple tv netflix. Its pretty amazing for the price. I just figured its worth paying a little more on ebay for one already jail broken then screwing around doing it myself to avoid the frustration factor. I can really see eventually dropping my premium cable and just going with the digital package which will save me about $40 a month.

Nychot
Apr 24, 2012, 07:50 AM
I also have a roku but hardly ever use it now. It was the first streamer i ever bought last year. The only thing it does have in full is amazon prime movies but i can get most of them now on the atv and i will say that the atv especially on netflix has a far better picture than the roku. Also the roku needs resetting sometimes. At the same time there is a lot of junk stuff that is part of a jailbroken atv -- stuf that just constantly buffers or has broken links. But generally its pretty amazing as part of a home entertainment center and for the bedroom. Btw in my opinion the stock atv is pretty boring other than netflix and video blogs. Its only worth it if its jaibroken. Othewise its pretty mundane.

sulliweb
Apr 24, 2012, 09:04 AM
So basically, if I have an ATV 2, but I ran the update to 5.x, it's not worth much at this point? I haven't yet posted it on e-bay, but I was hoping to be able to sell it and use the money to buy an ATV 3... I'm gathering that's not possible with the current software?

I don't jailbreak, so I'm not familiar with all the nuances involved.

maturola
Apr 24, 2012, 09:20 AM
So basically, if I have an ATV 2, but I ran the update to 5.x, it's not worth much at this point? I haven't yet posted it on e-bay, but I was hoping to be able to sell it and use the money to buy an ATV 3... I'm gathering that's not possible with the current software?

I don't jailbreak, so I'm not familiar with all the nuances involved.

There are a couple of types of Jailbreak, Tethered and untethered, you can only do the tethered* one at this point.

if you want to know more and the diferecnes between them, you can read more here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1023947)

Nychot
Apr 24, 2012, 10:00 AM
There are a couple of types of Jailbreak, Tethered and untethered, you can only do the untethered one at this point.

if you want to know more and the diferecnes between them, you can read more here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1023947)

You mean tethered not untethered???

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So basically, if I have an ATV 2, but I ran the update to 5.x, it's not worth much at this point? I haven't yet posted it on e-bay, but I was hoping to be able to sell it and use the money to buy an ATV 3... I'm gathering that's not possible with the current software?

I don't jailbreak, so I'm not familiar with all the nuances involved.

Do the update and forget about buying the atv 3. Its essentialky the same. But you probably could get at east $99 for your atv2 which is the price if the atv3.

maturola
Apr 24, 2012, 10:05 AM
You mean tethered not untethered???

Yes i meant to say tethered at that time (*fixed it) ;)

T5BRICK
Apr 24, 2012, 02:25 PM
Do the update and forget about buying the atv 3. Its essentialky the same. But you probably could get at east $99 for your atv2 which is the price if the atv3.

You think so? I've had my aTV2 on Craigslist for 3 weeks at almost half that price and no hits. Hell, the fact that the stores around here still having stock at $79.99 shows that the demand isn't very high(at least in my area).