Apple TV tethered vs untethered ebay

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by foe84, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. foe84 macrumors newbie

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    If I were to buy a tethered apple tv would i be able to start it up even if I dont have the ipsw?

    also, i have xbmc on my mac. Is streaming movies any better on the apple tv using xbmc because mine is very choppy and freezes 10 sec in.

    Not sure if this would do exactly what i get with the movie channels from fios. so figured i'd ask.

    thanks
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    If the ATV you are buying is a tethered jailbreak, yes you can "boot Tethered" using the jailbreaking tool you don't need the IPSW or SHSHs.

    XBMC works great on the Apple TV, however if it is choppy on your computer, chances are it will be bad on the ATV, not because of the ATV or XBMC but for whatever reason is choppy on your computer, it shouldn't be, so it must be a wrong setup, older version, something else that is making your playback slow.

    I am not sure what is what you get from the movie channel from your FIOS, but XMBC would stream content that you have locally, it is not a service provider (there are some Addons you can installed to watch internet streams like Hulu, ABC, NBC, Netflix and such)
     
  3. foe84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a correct setup i could use? I get cinemax, hbo, showtime, starz and encore with fios but only have it for movies..so i thought i could stream movies from something like icefilms instead.
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Discussion about those type of addon are against this forums rules, google will lead you to more appropriated forums where you can get all the info you need.
     
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Untethered ATV2 is rarer, because Apple doesn't sign pre-5.0 OS anymore, and untethered OS 5.0+ isn't available.

    Plus with tethered ATV2, you will need to purchase a micro-USB cable yourself, else you would be SOL if ATV2 freezes for whatever reason.
     

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