Thursday, January 31, 2013

ATV 3 Jailbreak Status Update : Pros And Cons Of Jailbreaking Your Apple TV 3

Software Development Status Update :
Apple TV 3 Untethered Version - Completed
Beta Testing is now over. Our team would like to tank all our users who helped us in the beta testing process
Current Development Stage: User Interface
The software will be available for public download(free) after graphic interface is completed.

Here is a short preview : Chip Jailbreak Group Service Preview

Official Release Date :
Today, tommorow, by the end of the month. Please be patient !
We are waiting for designers and conders to complete the final stage for the user interface.

Meanwhile in Jailbreak Land :
Most people fear jailbreaking their modern devices because they think their gadgets might be forever compromised.
Those few people who have had the courage to take the big step and control their electronic devices, have been very satisfied with the benefits they have obtained. So, is it worth jailbreaking your Apple TV 3 or not? Here are some pros and cons that will help you make up your mind.

The process of jailbreaking digital media receivers has been described both as a legal and an illegal act. The existing laws do not cover these cases, so it is up to the manufacturers whether they want to file a lawsuit or not. Apple, however, is encouraging the production of Apple TV 3 jailbreaks, so the software could soon be acknowledged as legal.

The safety of your Apple TV 3 is much more important than any legal grounds related to jailbreaks, which is why you should take the time to think the risks through. Once you break into the software of your digital media receiver, your Apple TV 3 will be more vulnerable to viruses and malwares. These incidents can be easily prevented by simply choosing to manually update your device and by downloading apps from trustworthy websites.

Skeptics will try to prevent you from jailbreaking your Apple TV 3 by claiming that you will lose the product’s warranty. There are many other situations that will cause you to lose the device’s warranty, so you should not be set back by their argument. As long as you take care of your digital media receiver and you carefully follow the jailbreaking instructions, your Apple TV 3 will be safe.

Now that I have enlisted the three main disadvantages of jailbreaking your Apple TV 3, it is time to move on to the long list of benefits. The software is a blessing for customers who want to get rid of Apple’s control and be able to use their devices to their fullest potential. The jailbreak enables users to install all the applications they want and to improve the device’s performance with the help of additional functions.

Moreover, the digital media receiver can be customized to display the information that is more relevant for the user once the original software has been breached.

In the end, jailbreaking your Apple TV 3 is not a risk-free process; on the contrary, both the hardware and the software components may be compromised if you don’t follow the instructions. Yet, as an owner of a jailbroken Apple TV 3, I can guarantee you that the risks are just a small price to pay compared to the numerous benefits you will get.

59 comments:

  1. Super News.
    Can I update my apple tv to 5.1.1 it is now 5.0.1
    Or just wait when it is release before I do someting.

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    1. It's always better to keep your iOS version as much as you can.
      At list till the official release

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  2. guys, nice good, keep speeding up, and I an impatient to jailbreak my apple tv 3, for 7 month, I have not touched my apple tv 3

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  3. This is good news.
    Let's take a quick release.

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    1. I have an ATV 3 and I have a workaround until they figure all this out. I jailbroke my iPad Mini and installed XBMC on it. I am now able to stream from my iPad Mini to my ATV 3 via Airplay mirroring. It works great.

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    2. Ive got an atv 3 and iphone and ipad mini. Can stream e erythi g with airplay wirhout xmbc, whats special?

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  4. Finally some pics...cheers :-)

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  5. For the moement, I'm using it with airplay to play videos, veetle and other things but still hope for jailbreak to play XBMC and NAVI-x ...so PLEASE PLEASE give us a new year gift ;)

    THX THX THX

    PS: ALSO, I'M A USER INTERFACE DESIGNER, if you need help, let me know itree.com@gmail.com

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    1. Ok, college grad, apple obsession, very knowledgable of ins and outs of this process. But all the answers sound to me like lies, or you dont have the brain power, enough men to do to the deal, whatever is is...please contact me with some real time information who can speak fluent techie. I want this done, now, and sounds like these people feel the same. I've looked at the design and programming. And must say, I am not impressed by your progress. If you want this done in a prompt manner, I"m your man,fill me in. email is westenferris@gmail.com or phone 4192101937

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  6. Sweet!! this is great news, thanks to all involved your work is very much appreciated...

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  7. Amazing news!!! Thank you very much friends!!!

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  8. I'm sorry for being a skeptic. Great job thank you....

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  9. Will you then be able to play streamed MKV files to it?

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  10. Fantastic news!!! I gave my jailbroken Apple TV that I had 2 weeks to my dad for his birthday in the end of August thinking I could put up with it on my laptop and air play it through my Apple TV 3 as thought max 1 month for jailbreak to come out and boy was I wrong and it's been hell to wait!! Hurry hurry hurry guys!!

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  11. So my countdown is running 21 days and is end of the month :-) hope we will get it faster...
    I cannot wait anymore

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  12. Good news. It's my birthday on January 13, and I look forward to jailbreak a gift.

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  13. Brian you can stream .mkv files even without jalbreak.

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    1. No you can't. The ATV only supports .mp4 format. Sure, you can use AirPlay to "stream" .mkv from your computer, through the network, and onto your ATV, but the latency is not worth it. Technically, that's not a stream, but rather a mirror of whatever you're playing.

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    2. One solution to watch .mkv movies while waiting for the jailbreak is AirVideo. You install AirVideo Server on your Mac, play it on your iPhone or iPad with AirVideo (client) and then AirPlay it to your TV. It works very well, even with a HD movie.

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    3. to stream .mkv from mac. Use beamer or airparrot.

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    4. Why not just use Handbrake to convert it to MP4 and put it in iTunes. It don't take long. yeah, I will jailbreak as soon as I can so I don't have to convert my files, But for now it's not really hard to get round it

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    5. Plex Media Server -> Plex iOS -> Airplay to Apple TV. I stream HD .mkv files all the time and it works great.

      Plus with this setup you have the added advantage of streaming your video content to your iOS devices when your on the road / connected to another wifi network.

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  14. This is awesome, keep up the great work. Thanks guys. Can wait to jailbreak.

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  15. I just picked up my first Apple TV 3 yesterday. Nice. I ditched my Roku. I can't wait to see what jailbreaking will do to the overall experience. You guys are awesome.

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  16. Amazing guys :D Cant wait anymore to see ur awesome work. I hope u can finish it soon that my little Box can "grow" up :)

    Thumbs up for u guys!!!

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  17. Awesome, I'll wait patiently before purchasing my first Apple TV :-)

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  18. That's great!!! can't wait. Thank you guys for all your hard work!!!

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  19. great guys thnx hope to see the jailbreak soon ;p

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  20. The software will be available for public download(free) after graphic interface is completed.

    When can I press on the button (free) :-)
    Getting crazy every day check, still on RED.

    Hope it will release today :-)

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  21. I'm anxious. From Spain we command spirits. thank you very much

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  22. Super!
    Cant wait to jailbreak
    And hack
    My appleTV
    !

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  23. With the ATV3, will XBMC be able to be installed on the device? If I already have all my settings on my PC for XBMC, how would I transfer this over to ATV?It took ages to setup.

    With XBMC setup, the airplay feature would still work? Currently I plug my laptop into the TV, but an ATV setup would work better I think if the fix works.

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  24. You have made my day
    Exceptional!
    Soon, please
    !
    !

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  25. great job team!!! waiting for the jailbreak!!!

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  26. Cant Wait for this jailbreak ill be Checking back everyday until =)

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  27. cant wait!
    i just want to be able to have access to more tv apps like crackle, crunchyroll and etc not forcing me to use airplay

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  28. I Can't Wait Any Longer!
    This is so exciting, can finally
    Supercharge my Apple TV!

    All you guys, thanks for all your hard work
    Love my apple TV and I will definitely
    Love it even more when its jailbroken soon!

    Like I refresh the page every hour
    Its almost here its almost here
    Everyone with an Apple TV is waiting for
    Such a great moment since last year!
    !
    !

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  29. For all you doubters
    All I can say is that I have seen this jailbreak work
    Keep up the good work guys
    Everyone will give you a donation
    !
    !

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  30. can't wait to see it up close and personal, much beer to be sent your way :)

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  32. I cant wait, that is a really good news thanks guys

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  33. nice to see some1 actually working on this

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  34. With this jailbreak, is it possible to rent movies or th shows in the iTunes Store for free?

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    1. Hi Ian,
      You can check the progress at this post:
      http://www.appletv3jailbreak.com/2013/02/apple-tv-3-jailbreak-status-get-involved.html

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  36. Just sent a small donation, well done guys!

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  37. Would anyone be willing to swap a Apple TV 3 for Apple TV 2

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  38. Swapping an ATV2 for an ATV3 is like swapping Aladdin's old lamp for a new lamp.

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  39. its sad that there is no real progress on this jailbreak. but in light of it, i bought a mac recently, installed handbrake, converted all 690 of my movies and 12 tv shows all to mp4. and have really no use for jailbreak. get on the band wagon!

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  40. But how are you playing the media? I have handbreak and was planning on using it to convert my DVDs and put them on my time capsule. I wanted to play the media from the time capsule without having to have my mac running.

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  41. This waiting for a jail break is painful! Is there any sign of the jailbreak been release, are we any closer than 6months ago???

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  42. Which IOS versions will be supported in the jailbreak?

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