1080p Apple TV Jailbreak in Development, While 720p Apple TV Price Keeps Going Up

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 14/08/2012 by Chris Hauk


The older, jailbroken 720p Apple TV is going for a premium on Amazon and eBay, as users wait for word on a jailbreak for the newer, 1080p model. But word comes that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for 1080p Apple TV owners.


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.

In addition, James Abeler of FireCore confirmed the news with 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.

Abler added that FireCore, the company behind Seas0nPass, aTV Flash, and MiRow, has third-generation Apple TV-compatible updates in the works, to be ready to release its updates when the jailbreak becomes available.

As the wait for the third-gen Apple TV jailbreak continues, second-gen Apple TV prices will most likely remain high. It says a lot that users are willing to pay a premium for admittedly weaker hardware so they can bend the device to their will.

The release date for the 1080p Apple TV jailbreak is still unknown, but it looks promising.

While MacTrast is not responsible for any damage or difficulties caused by applying a jailbreak to your Apple TV, you can get more information on the process of jailbreaking your second-generation Apple TV with Seas0nPass on FireCore’s website.

Meanwhile the current prices for both models of Apple TV are available on the Amazon website.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.