I know the positives of jailbreaking Apple TV, what are the negatives?
I've been told that it is all software-based, no opening of machine etc.
What warranties would be in peril? Is it reversible?
I will, most likely be buying the latest version . I know it has to be krack'd and no-one can be sure if it can be. I live in hope!
Please feel free to offer suggestions on the above.
Questions to ask my 'jailbreaker'. [He charges $30].
1. It is reversible.
2. It allows you to watch formats that you otherwise could not. You can add on other features as well. Most people will put on XBMC or Plex.
3. Ask him why he charges $30 for something anyone can do with a micro-usb cable and 5 min to watch the step-by-step videos.
Honestly, if you can't do the jailbreak yourself, don't bother. You may need to wipe / redo it at some point. You want to learn how to follow the basic instructions to install new stuff. You need to be self-sufficient. If you can't be a hobbyist about it, then just buy a unit that does the things you're hoping to gain from the JB (e.g. a WBTV live if you want to stream other formats).
There is no JB yet for the ATV 3 (because no one has one). The jailbreaks generally start tethered (you need to connect it to a computer to boot it) and then evolve into untethered (it just boots on its own).
It's so easy to jailbreak.. Don't pay someone $30 for it.. Do it yourself... My dad can do it, and he knows NOTHING about computers... As has been said, learn to do it, because here may come a time tat you need a restore, and you don't want to pay $30 every time.
And there are no negatives.. Xbmc is amazing... I use it on my iPad right now, but am going o buy an apple tv as soon as my tax return arrives
Is Seas0npass and Greenp0ison the only jailbreak software or is there others. If so, what one is most highly recommended?
Do all or most of the added benefits of JB apply to Canadian residents as well or are we limited compared to US residents?
Some say it affects the performance with streaming video through iTunes.
Last edited by csonni; Mar 16th, 2012 at 05:49 AM.
One possible downside is not being able to update to the newest version of the OS that Apple releases. You'll lose your jailbreak, so you have to wait until the jailbreak folks crack the new OS each time. But it's usually quite quick.
Secondly, I jailbroke my ATV2, and it seems to be having reliability issues. It reboots itself every once in a while, especially if I'm watching video through the ATV Black media player. But I don't know if that's ATV Black or the jailbreak itself or a combo...
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If you've upgraded your iOS you'll have to wait for the latest/greatest hack to be able to jailbreak. As for Hulu, us in Canada are not easily able to view due to the IP address, nothing to do with the device at all. The benefits are still great if for nothing than running XBMC. I love it on my iPad2, the ability to view any movie on my home server on my iPad regardless of the format, is fantastic.
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