Apple TV Downgrading ATV3 OS to Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bil2k, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. bil2k macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2006
    Is it possible to downgrade the latest AppleTV 3 iOS to jailbreak it? I just got an ATV3 and I'm eager to pop XBMC or Plex on it to play MKV files without the need to convert.

    Which leads me to my next question... if it is possible to downgrade, would 1080p output still be available?
  2. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    Sorry but no, you can't download the iOS on ATV3
  3. Pck1977 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    He didn't ask if he could put ios on his atv. He asked if he could downgrade in order to jailbreak. Please read the questions before answering redneck. Bil2k I am researching this as well. Please let me know if you find any good info. I will too.
  4. chenks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    the software on the appletv IS iOS.
    the answer to the question is no, as there is no previous version of iOS for the AppleTV3, thus no version exists that can be jailbroken.
  5. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    replace "Download" with "Downgrade" on his reply and it will make sense (we all make mistake from time to time).

    and he is 100% right you cannot downgrade ATV3 to anything before it was shipped, since there is not support for it, same as you can't downgrade 4S to anything before iOS5, or you can't the iphone 4 before iOS 4..and so on.

    Even in the case that iOS4 somehow by devine intervention had support for the A5 single core and other new hardware on the ATV3, you would had to have your SHSH saved for that device, since it was release after apple already had stop signing 4.4.4, it is not even remotely possible
  6. chris650 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I haev updated my software on avt2. can i downgrade to get jailbreak?
  7. Redneck-Randy macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    WELL excuse me for a miss spell AH. Instead of download I should have used downgrade.
  8. chris650 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    no problem. i totally understand you. given your name, we are willing to cut you some slack.
  9. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    The latest IOS is what has the support for the system hardware to play 1080. Even if you could downgrade to 4.4.4 which was the previous, it wouldn't support the hardware. Good rule of thumb is than an Apple device won't support a version of software than what is older than shipped on the device, and that's certainly the case here.
  10. pheenix11 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    Apple is not signing versions 4.4.4 or 4.4.3 anymore as well. You should see the hoops one has to jump through now to jailbreak 4.4.4.

Share This Page