Since the release of the ATV3 in March of this year we've received a ton of interest from folks wanting to get aTV Flash (black) up and running on their new devices. From a development standpoint the hardware was almost perfect...1080p capable, with a faster processor and more RAM...what else could you ask for? Well unfortunately the powers that be have not (yet) shared our enthusiasm for running 3rd party apps on the Apple TV, and the burden of jailbreaking these devices (in order to get apps onto them) has remained unchanged since the release of the ATV2 in 2010.

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.

With all that said, we still think an Apple TV with aTV Flash is the best bang for your buck media center on the market, and things will only improve once the ATV3 is ultimately opened up to apps (whether that be via a jailbreak or an official app store). However, this means that for the time being the fun will be limited to the ATV1 and ATV2 which are fully supported by the current versions of aTV Flash and aTV Flash (black) respectively. Both these models can easily be found on many sites such as Amazon and eBay, though the ATV2s usually carry a bit of a premium.

In closing, we're extremely grateful to all those who have continued to support us over the past few years, and even though we don't have an ATV3 version to announce at this point we do have a number of exciting new things in store for the remaining portion of 2012. Keep your eyes on this blog as well as our Twitter feed for all the details.

All the best.

-James

Comments

Submitted by Anon on December 26, 2012 - 7:03pm

This is too bad. I bought a A-TV3 a week before Christmas for $60 on Craigslist. I didn't know it wasn't Jail-broke yet.

Submitted by Anon on December 27, 2012 - 9:07pm

yes its too bad, in a meantime , forget ATV3 and spare yourself of empty promises etc etc...get either WD or rOKU and START ENJOYING the movies and music - who cares about jailbreak and all that bs !! Why do we have to worry about the details!!., you are paying for it but no delivery- use VLC and vlc plugins for ipohne or ipad and see the difference. FCore- sorry, no disrespect but theres to much drama lama about the whole thing..when you ready you let us know, in a meantime , I and all of my friends going to use Atv3 for diff things..bye bye

Submitted by Anon on December 28, 2012 - 2:43pm

Apple TV 3 will eventually be jailbroken, considering how that the unit has been out for quite some time now, how long can it possibly be? Patience!

Submitted by Anon on December 28, 2012 - 7:56pm

FireCore in a posting awhile back said some guy from Denver is frauding the users into believing that a jailbreak exists or is coming. If you look at appletv3jailbreak.com you can tell its a poorly designed webpage the social networking links are broken, and they have no other partners besides the other one for the chrome book, which has the same design, and once again links are broken. At this point the only website I would believe is FireCore, and unfortunately all of the other websites promising a jailbreak by the end of they year.. hogwash. Hopefully it is on the way.

Submitted by Anon on December 29, 2012 - 1:41pm

it's obvious there won't be a JB for ATV 3; it should be done long time ago, like iphone 4, 4S. There are plenty other devices for similar (after JB) usage. Visiting sites like atv news, atv3jailbrake news, etc. you just make for that scum idiots money.

Submitted by Anon on December 29, 2012 - 4:20pm

So you are waiting for over a week now! wow!

Submitted by ilbsli on December 29, 2012 - 7:02pm

My membership was waisted waiting for this jailbreak Frown

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2012 - 3:28pm

Yep... this is a joke.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2012 - 10:36am

same here... wasted money

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2013 - 8:21am

Membership of what?

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2013 - 3:05pm

Hi,
How can i buy à Atv 3 in. Us?

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2013 - 3:44pm

I agree, I shoudn't have paid for both versions of ATV in the hope that maybe one day something might be released!

Submitted by Anon on January 3, 2013 - 3:23am

Is there any update to be given regarding the ATV3 jailbreak ?
This since it is 2013 and December is over ...

Submitted by Anon on January 3, 2013 - 7:26am

im waiting also...
any news? thanks a lot

Submitted by fboese on January 4, 2013 - 4:19pm

Hmmm, you guys aren't making friends by the looks of things. I was about to get rid of my 2 x ATV1 since i am tired of ftp etc, but what I see here makes me wonder. Say something to instill some confidence, guys. There are many of us who have supported you from the beginning...

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 6:16am

Guys,

Your last update is from the end of november.

Would you be so kind to give us a status update?

thanks

paying firecore customer

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 7:08am

I agree with you all! I got a ATV3 around Christmas time not knowing about the jailbreak issue. Now I'm stuck with a useless hockey puck that I occasionally use for a coaster! Apple you are depriving the people of better technological experience. If Apple TV remains locked sales will further drop! Apple you should help unlock the device then bring out a secure ATV4 to keep everyone hooked! Thats the best marketing strategy you could use. It would keep the underground seen that doubles your income alive yet it would keep your newest product as the holy grail. Best of both worlds!

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 8:21am

It's not the fact that there is no jailbreak for atv3
It's the lock of information we get from everybody
I like to hear from somebody if there will be a jailbreak in a near future
Is it because is free? If that is the case please charge us but
at least show some interest, I'm tire of looking for forums with
Some type of info....we deserve better

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 11:17am

agree

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 11:59am

I agree

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 5:14pm

I've bought ATV3 2 months ago without knowing there was no jailbreak yet.
After some nanoseconds of internet research I was aware Smile
Didn't use the device yet until now. I hope 2013 will bring us the ATV3 jailbreak soon!!!
Are there any update's yet?
Thanks for jailbreaking.

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2013 - 9:07pm

Thanks for all your efforts guys, to date I have loved my ATV2 and you guys for providing the awesome firmware allowing me to turn the somewhat useless small black apple device in to a fantastic, slick media centre. That said it has always been a love hate relationship, forever feeling the chains and restrictions of IOS stopping me when I start to feel adventurous and would like more from my mc. I have now discovered android in a stick aka iMito MX2. Wow what an amazing device. So much punch and functionality in such a small package. 1080p Dual core cpu, quad core GPU means my media centre just became a 3d gaming platform, internet browser etc etc and all at a fraction of the cost of an ATV

I thought I would post this up for anyone looking to try something else and also frustrated with not being able to benefit from better spec ATV 3.

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2013 - 6:27am

there was a video of a ATV3 with Nito installed on Youtube for a day apparently - not seen myself, so might have been a hoax...

Submitted by TKMAXX on January 7, 2013 - 8:16am

Hi Guys,

What happened to "a number of exciting new things in store for the remaining portion of 2012"? I didnt see anything get released?

 

Submitted by james on January 7, 2013 - 1:33pm

We ended up pushing this update back a bit, but with any luck it will be out within the next week or so. :)

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2013 - 1:36pm

WTS ATV3

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2013 - 12:46am

Hello Firecore!
I have 3 Tv, and 1 Apple TV 2nd gen and 2 Apple TV 3rd gen, and NAS.
I thinking about Apple TV 2nd gen use as server (media server -plex, other app), because 3rd gen use a client to play stream ( NAS->ATV2->ATV3->TV).
Is this possible?

Submitted by TKMAXX on January 8, 2013 - 6:11am

Yippeee.

Excited! Cool

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2013 - 8:47am

Yeeeehaaaaaa - just unboxed my new ATV3, can't wait to have it connected with my Synology NAS Smile
U guys ROCK Smile

Submitted by james on January 8, 2013 - 12:16pm

Unfortunately this update will be ATV2 only. Sorry. :(

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2013 - 12:35pm

Was using TVersity through my PS3 but apple tv seems to be much easier. I'm watching movies flawlessly with my atv 3. What gets better if I jailbreak?

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2013 - 11:23pm

Oooohhh Frown
Was sure I saw a news post at Firecore announcing it was very close with the ATV3 jailbreak....too bad!
There are no beta versions or other breaks availible for tbe ATV3??
Frown

Submitted by Anon on January 9, 2013 - 6:46am

still waiting... dammit xD

Submitted by Anon on January 9, 2013 - 7:38am

Any indication on a release date for the ATV3 Seas0nPass jailbreak and firecore?

Are we being held back by the jailbreak of iOS 6.0 or is Seas0nPass independent? As the rumours are not optimistic for an untethered jailbreak.

Is there a way i can register for a beta of firecore ATV3 using a tethered jailbreak?

Submitted by Anon on January 9, 2013 - 8:19am

hello Firecore, why can't you just give an update or any reaction to all the questions.. Wink

Submitted by james on January 9, 2013 - 9:31am

Unfortunately not. The news you see above is still accurate as of today. :(

Submitted by Anon on January 9, 2013 - 11:45am

because there is no updates ... they're all full of shit.

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 5:25am

PFFFFFFFFFFFFF......NOTHING....Unbelievable!!!!!

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 6:13am

duurt lang!

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 7:57am

je moeder is full of shit

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 9:14am

Hahaha nice one.
Damn, want to play MKV's directly.

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 11:11am

Yes me 2... Frown we Have to wait...

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 11:38am

Like I said before...it is Duke Nukem Forever all over again.

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 12:59pm

Getverderrie

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2013 - 3:17pm

Inderdaad

Submitted by robi666 on January 10, 2013 - 4:01pm

More bullshit???

Software Development Status Update :

Apple TV 3 Untethered Version - CompletedBeta Testing is now over. Our team would like to tank all our users who helped us in the beta testing processCurrent Development Stage: User InterfaceThe software will be available for public download(free) after graphic interface is completed.

Submitted by Anon on January 11, 2013 - 12:00am

Hello robi666,

Is this official?

Submitted by Anon on January 11, 2013 - 12:31am

No Jailbreak, it´s a FAKE !!!

Submitted by kakoskm on January 11, 2013 - 12:33am

No dude, this is official. There was an announcement last night. Release is coming day by day.

Submitted by fenvbogert on January 11, 2013 - 2:48am

No dude this is fake