Apple TV Buying ATV2 from store

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Steve-Jobs, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Steve-Jobs macrumors 6502

    Steve-Jobs

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    Hi, I'm thinking of buying an ATV-2 from the store. But not sure what firmware it'll come with and was wondering if you can JB with only a specific firmware. So I think 6.1.1 is the latest firmware and is that JB'able?

    Cheers
     
  2. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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  3. Steve-Jobs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've just seen it in a store (New Zealand)
     
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    oh. well if it's brand new, it will come with whatever version was out when the 3rd gen was released back in march 2012. i believe it was 5.x.x.
     
  5. Steve-Jobs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I still don't want to risk it being unable to Jailbreak. Altough I can return it the next day if it's the newest firmware.

    cheers
     
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    there are online tools to check firmware by serial number. I'm not sure if it includes ATVs but it might.
     
  7. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    No matter what firmware it comes with you can jailbreak every ATV2 using SeasonPass. In order to jailbreak it SeasonPass automatically installs the latest firmware (5.3) which allows untethered jailbreak.
    Even if your ATV2 comes with any newer firmware SeasonPass will downgrade to 5.3

    http://support.firecore.com/entries/387605-Jailbreaking-101-Seas0nPass
     
  8. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    I guess your choice is buying this ATV2 so you can jailbreak it or waiting for the TAV3 and see what it offers. Second hand ATV2's sell for double that of new ATV3, depends how important the jailbreak is to you vs seeing what ATV3 offers
     
  9. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    this. I did this to my ATV2 a few months ago and all went well

    my plan is to sell my jailbroken ATV2 when a new ATV is announced and use the funds to buy the new one (plus other stuffs with the extra $$) :D
     
  10. google macrumors regular

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    so if I am on 4.4.4 what can I move up to that can still be jailbroken?
     
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