Apple TV 3 MD199LL/A

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    Greetings,

    I am considering this device from Amazon, so I searched the forum, and google, for jailbreak info but not able to get anything relevant. Perhaps, I did not search it properly. Hope that I could get good directions here.

    . What firmware version I could expect the the device from Amazon ? I also heard that Staple has the same deal.
    . Can it be jailbroken ? On google, rev 3 is not jailbroken yet, except by commercial app, is that true ?
    . If, and after it is jailbroken, could it stream avi or mkv formats ? Some google posts said that it could, but did not mention how and/or anything else needs be done.

    I always like apple product, and love to have this toy to play with.

    Thanks
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    Sorry, but the only AppleTVs that can be jail broken are the 2d or 1st generation ones; not the two third generation ones (the regular and the revision A version).

    So, you'll have to get one of the older ones. And, I don't know if all software versions are jail breakable or if it's only certain ones (or whether you can install a jail breakable version on the device in order to jail break it).

    We do have a link here that talks about jail breaking the AppleTV, 2d generation: http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak...tutorial-jailbreak-appletv-2g-seas0npass.html

    That's all I've got - hopefully someone else can fill in more details (I don't jail break my Apple TV because I have the 3d generation, so I know nothing about it).

    Marilyn
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    To list the jailbreakable iOS (for the ATV2) from the beginning of time.


    [TABLE="class: grid"]
    [TR]
    [TD]ATV OS[/TD]
    [TD]iOS Equivalent[/TD]
    [TD]Jailbreakable?[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]6.0.2[/TD]
    [TD]7.0.4[/TD]
    [TD]No[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]6.0.1[/TD]
    [TD]7.0.3[/TD]
    [TD]No[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]6.0[/TD]
    [TD]7.0[/TD]
    [TD]No[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.3[/TD]
    [TD]6.1.4[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.2.1[/TD]
    [TD]6.1.3[/TD]
    [TD]Tethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.2[/TD]
    [TD]6.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.1.1[/TD]
    [TD]6.0.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.1[/TD]
    [TD]6.0[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.0.2[/TD]
    [TD]5.1.1r1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.0.1[/TD]
    [TD]5.1.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]5.0[/TD]
    [TD]5.1[/TD]
    [TD]Tethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.4.3/4.4.4[/TD]
    [TD]5.0.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.4.1/4.4.2[/TD]
    [TD]5.0[/TD]
    [TD]Tethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.4[/TD]
    [TD]5.0[/TD]
    [TD]Tethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.3[/TD]
    [TD]4.3[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.2.2[/TD]
    [TD]4.3[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.2.1[/TD]
    [TD]4.3[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.2[/TD]
    [TD]4.3[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.1.1[/TD]
    [TD]4.2.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.1[/TD]
    [TD]4.2.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]4.0[/TD]
    [TD]4.1[/TD]
    [TD]Untethered[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]



    This is effective as of 01.04.14 with Seas0nPass. Some iOS can be jailbroken using RedSn0w or Sn0wBreeze as an alternative as well.

    Edit: The reason that the ATV1 and 2 are jailbreakable and the ATV3 is not is because the ATV 1 and 2 have a bootrom level exploit (just like that of pre-A5 devices like the iPad 1, and iPhone 4 and older devices). Unfortunately, there isn't a method to jailbreak at a userland level like what Absinthe, Evasi0n, P0sxispwn and jailbreaks alike. The only method to jailbreak an Apple TV is to create a custom IPSW and restore using that custom IPSW.

    Because you don't have a bootrom exploit, you can't install a custom IPSW. Will the ATV3 be jailbreakable in the future? Possibly. The difficulty is similar to that of A5+ devices, maybe even harder (not sure as I've never delved into the mechanics of an ATV jailbreak).
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    Thank You, Marilyn & willerz2, especially the jailbreakable iOS table.
    Yours are the straightest & most beneficial answers to my need.
    Thanks again,

    Edit: Hello willerz2,

    Thanks for the added explanation about the ATV3's bootrom level exploit. In short, the jailbreak process basically has two steps. Changing the IPSW (which is doable) and uploading/replacing to the idevice (which is device dependent). I now understand better about the claims that were made on many google searches. Thank You.

    My interest is XBMC. I'd like to find a solution to reduce and/or eliminate cabletv cost, plus able to stream media from our server. There are many options, but I'd like to exploit ATV3 one. So, the search continues :eek:.

    Thanks again,
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