Update On Jailbreak For Apple TV 3

Back in May, FireCore had released a new version of Seas0nPass that allowed users to jailbreak their Apple TV 2 on Apple TV 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software update. But Seas0nPass was not compatible with Apple TV 3.

Fast forward to today, and there is still no way to jailbreak Apple TV 3, but there is finally some hope, as 9to5Mac recently reported that the jailbreak for Apple TV 3 is in the works.

9to5Mac reports:

We learned from someone with close knowledge of the project that a jailbreak for the third-generation Apple TV is indeed in the works. There are just a handful people working on the jailbreak. While it is not complete, at least one method to jailbreaking is currently being chased in the hopes of big results.

James Abeler of FireCore also confirmed the news to 9to5Mac:
There is a group of very bright and talented individuals working on a lead that could result in a usable jailbreak for the 3rd gen Apple TV. While there is no telling how long this process could take, we remain optimistic that a jailbreak for this device will be available in the future. For the record, no one at FireCore is involved in the jailbreak discovery process.
FireCore is apparently is also working on an update to ensure that aTV Flash (Black) is compatible with Apple TV 3 when the jailbreak is released.
Interestingly, as 9to5Mac points out people are willing to pay a premium for Apple 2 as it can be jailbroken. It is available on Amazon for $230, where as the latest model is available for $90 – 99.
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[via 9to5Mac]
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  • welbo

    That news alone should bring the price of the Apple TV 2 down as sellers try to liquidate their inventory before the “3” jailbreak makes the old version obsolete and undesirable.

    • J

      You’re stupid and hopelessly optimistic on repricing… there isnt even a guesstimate on a new jailbreak release. Resellers of the old version wont budge until a new release drops… They have no reason to.

      • Kev

        You’re a worthless sperm stain on your father’s 10 year old playboy magazine that was hidden from your mom’s view for the last 5 years while she was weeping for your father’s sexual attention. You’re drying up slowly, and while that happens you begin to smell so horribly that even your dad pukes on you, you pathetic excuse of a human being.
        What?! I am entitled to an opinion about your person too, stain!

        • lol

          lolll wtf

        • g

          that ws awesome

        • g

          that ws awesome

  • Alan

    Thanks for the update. Patiently waiting for it :(

  • Cuche

    I think apple pay this guys to not realese they jailbrake until they run out of atv2’s, this has been a lng time an nobody has been ablle to jailbrake it? Sounds stupid

  • BrandonWyles

    I think apple must be paying jailbreak teams not to develop jailbreaks until the contract runs out. Really hope a jailbreak comes out for the atv3 soon!

  • DWN

    Of course there’s no update. If your options are announcing you’ve got squat or letting people speculate, it’s not really a tough call.

  • Maneetha

    Forget apple tv! get a Raspberry pi and install xbmc. U get the same resuls.

  • TorgIshere

    Stillllll waiting…

  • Just me

    Not going to happen

  • mArc

    is there a minimum of hope in here ?

    • DrunkMunki

      yeah, wait till after christmas