Apple TV Jailbreak Apple TV 3?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by CaptTCS, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. CaptTCS macrumors regular

    CaptTCS

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    I have an Apple TV 3, and I'm thinking of Jailbreaking.

    First, is it even possible on 3rd gen?

    Next, what will it get me? Would I be able to load a Browser, Comcast App, CBS App, HBO App?

    Sorry if these are dumb questions. I'm not a power user.
     
  2. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    Nope jailbreak isn't possible and most likely won't ever be on a 3rd gen Apple TV.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    There is currently no jailbreak for the Apple TV 3 and there may never be one.
     
  4. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    Seems like everyday the atv3 doesn't get jail broken the more valuable the atv2 becomes
     
  5. jlluna macrumors 6502

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    I have 2 apple tv's 2 jailbroken and I'm going to sell one on ebay and just get an Apple TV 3. I sold my apple tv 3 on ebay a few weeks back, and i miss the clearer picture that my apple tv gave me.I rather have the 1080 P streaming. I could use xbmc on my Mac mini to.plus I have over 300 hd movies on my external hard drive for my itunes streaming.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    sorry dude but yeah only the ATV2 can be taken out of jail. The main app to get is XBMC on a jailbroken ATV.
     
  7. bumbo macrumors regular

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  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Is been over a year and still no ATV3 jailbreak & probably will never be one
     
  10. bumbo macrumors regular

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    Thought it seemed to good to be true but thought I'd ask anyway!
    :(
     
  11. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    I wanted it to be real too :(
     
  12. Jakeblu macrumors regular

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    Yeah well the blogspot gives it away really :)

    But whats their angle, I dont understand what they have to gain from this, do they ask for payment if you click one of the links
     
  13. guitarmandp macrumors 6502

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    I use the AppleTV 2 for playing my music library on my stereo, youtube, and XBMC. I have a Roku with Plex installed that I use for 1080p streaming, this gives me the best of both worlds.
     
  14. ahhboi macrumors regular

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    Any news of an apple TV4?
    Is it worthwhile to buy ATV3 now? :confused:
     
  15. captrc macrumors newbie

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    Advantage to jailbreaking

    I am new to this stuff. What does a jailbroken Apple TV add that isn't already there? I just got an Apple TV and haven't even hooked it up yet.

    As I understand it, a phone will let you change providers.

    I don't know much about jail breaking and items not jailbroken.

    Thanks!
     
  16. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Surveys.
     
  17. jlluna macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was thinking of getting a roku to. To use plex.

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    Well. First you need to have an Apple TV 2 if you would like to jailbreak it. The jailbreak allows you to install apps that are not available with the original stock firmware. If you jailbreak the apple tv then you could install xbmc on your Apple TV2 and you will be able to stream allot of hd movies old episodes and new for free over the Internet. Jailbreak gives you root access to your Apple TV to install different programs in it.
     
  18. ntegra macrumors regular

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    I use ATV3 to AirPlay my ipad to it.

    With a jailbroken ipad I have XBMC and I can stream it to my tv, I also use it to play HBOGo and Netflix.

    I sometimes contemplate cancelling Comcast cable but HD live sports is keeping me in. If I can find a high quality stream of sports then I'm done with cable.
     
  19. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

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    I use handbrake to encode all MKV and AVI movies/shows into MP4 format that way i can stream everything to the appletv3. Sucks there is no jailbreak but its a good work around.
     
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  22. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    JB on atv 2 is overrated IMO

    I just download whatever I want on my mac, and stream it to my atv 2 which is not jailbroken

    never understood what all the fuss was with atv jailbreaks
     
  23. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you used XBMC Hub Wizard? I'm not sure if it's HD quality, but I know there are numerous repos that have live sports streaming. I'm not big in to sports, but I hear one of the tech guys at work talking about using XBMC for this all the time. He walked away from Dish Network and never looked back.
     
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    avi
     

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