FireCore on the State of the Apple TV 3 Jailbreak

Posted November 28, 2012 at 12:28am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 21869 views

FireCore has posted a status update on the state of the Apple TV 3 jailbreak.

As you may recall we were very optimistic about the ATV3 when it originally launched back in March, and while this optimism remains unchanged it's clear things have not progressed as quickly as anyone would have liked. The biggest hurdle that has yet to be overcome is also the most essential - the jailbreak. While we tend to think of ourselves as pretty resourceful, the security related expertise that is required in order to release a jailbreak for iOS based devices like the ATV is just not in our wheelhouse, and we're simply left to encourage the capable few as best we can. No one is more anxious than us to get the ATV3 opened up to 3rd party apps, but due to the reasons mentioned above we're not able to provide any kind of release timeline right now.

FireCore notes that aTV Flash for the ATV1 and ATV2 is still available. Those devices can be found on Amazon but for quite a premium.

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Pankaj - April 28, 2013 at 6:52pm
where is the jailbreak ??
Shodan - November 28, 2012 at 12:07pm
What the use of a news to say "no news" ? This site is really shit ! I'm fed up and I unfollow
nettraptor - November 28, 2012 at 8:57am
A bit of a lame statement. We already know that we are left with a box for mirroring iDevices and presentations since March. Now the information provided was not that useful rather than promoting the Amazon sales that are probably sponsored by them. More over there is a sluggishness in providing new jailbrakes on all iDevices and i sure have some ideas why. ;)
Dribble - November 28, 2012 at 3:26am
What exactly is the benefit of jailbreaking an Apple TV?
vixster - November 28, 2012 at 3:29am
can you say showtime?!
Dribble - November 28, 2012 at 3:42am
I'd rather say HBO Go.
lepaka - November 28, 2012 at 4:28am
the iOS is just the boot system, the Apps in it are simple CRAP. install XBMC and you will have A Brave New World alive in your living room :)
Noman - November 28, 2012 at 8:00am
Spot ON! AppleTV without JB is too limited - gotta AppleTV3 but still using AppleTV2 since its Jailbroken. JB-scene on iOS has gotten very very slow - im sure this is due the competing platforms. People got bored with iOS now they hacking Android and Windows Mobile... not blaiming them. 5years with this same OS is too long on mobile platform!
ambroze - November 28, 2012 at 3:45pm
Research PLEX, the main reason I have my ATV2 JB.
DeronK - November 28, 2012 at 5:45pm
I'm with you on this one. My iPad is jailbroken, and I have the tweak that allows me to stream anything to iPad (including the likes of HBO Go). So, I'm not sure what I would get.
tash - November 29, 2012 at 2:34am
I have a JB ATV2 and would like someone to direct me as to the process to install 3rd party items such as Showtimw and HBO Thanx
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