The new 1080p Apple TV 3 proves to be a tough cookie to crack

by umOuch on March 23, 2012

In the past day or so the new iPad, or the iPad 3, has been jailbroken multiple times using numerous exploits… yet according to MuscleNerd the new 1080p Apple TV 3 is not going to be as easy. The famous iOS hacker tweeted that “Apple’s least expensive iOS device (new AppleTV3,1) will likely be the most secure of the bunch”. That’s mainly because geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit, used to jailbreak Apple TV 2, doesn’t apply to ATV3.

For those of you who remember the “Great Jailbreak Depression of 2011”, you will also recall that it seemed like our iPad 2 would never be unchained from Apples, ever controlling, grip. Eventually patience, and the never ending work by our developer community, led us to the glorious 5.0 jailbreak! This will be the case with the Apple TV 3, but like the iPad 2, this may take a while.

New 1080p Apple TV Giveaway

That said, this news has not come as a great surprise to me and it shouldn’t shock you either. Similar moves were taken by Boxee when releasing the Boxee Box. When these companies officially begin partnering with Content Providers their software must become more “secure”. Granted, Apple has had partners for a LONG TIME, but I take all of this as a good sign of what’s to come. I mean, have you seen the article about their new remote?

That said… hack on MuscleNerd… HACK ON!

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umOuch (Andrew Brasher)

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  • Rickyb

    The new apple tv ios5 layout/design sucks, i am not upgrading now anyways… 🙂

  • Andrew

    Yeah, it was released today that an Engineer from Apple said the design used with this release was a design that Steve Jobs had rejected 5 years ago.

  • Syd

     look into it. it was rejected 5 years ago when the ipad didn’t exist and the consumers hadn’t fallen in love with the app grid design. also steve jobs rejected everything. literally. he rejected it cause he wanted more work put into everything so quality output was always guaranteed to be high. so the fact that steve jobs rejected it means he would probably approve it today due to the fact that it had been sent back to the drawing board and retweaked. think about it. rejected 5 years ago just means its had 5 years worth of work put into it. on that note its not the layout that should be squabbled about. apple does pay attention to their consumers to some extent and what really needs to be changed is the lack of option for add ons. In short add an apple tv app market, the layout matters not.

  • H233362

    I just found a jailbreak for the new apple tv 3.

  • gravisan

    h233362 is a faker, clicking on there makes you fill out surveys etc. if you check firecore forums, you will see a hack is still a while away.

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