Previous rumors claiming that a jailbreak solution for the Apple TV 3 is nowhere to be found and that no one is actually looking for it have been spoiled by Abeler of the FireCore team today, which claims that its crew is currently working on a fix and results are on the way.
Almost a week ago pod2g stated that he has no knowledge of someone taking care of the jailbreak process for the third generation Apple TV and many renounced at the idea at even buying one, opting instead for the Apple TV 2. As the market shows, once one of these products can be jailbroken and various services, applications and other tricks can be added, their value increases beyond measure.
Actually, a second generation Apple TV is currently being sold on eBay at a far higher price than that of the Apple TV 3. This effect can be solely put on the possibility of jailbreaking the older device, while there is “no news” regarding the latter one. The difference ranges between $30 and $70 in favor of the Apple TV 2, giving the opportunity for most owners to sell their current device, upgrade and still earn some bucks in the process.
Apple TV 3 Jailbreaking: the current status
Fortunately, a member of FireCore claims that a group of “very bright and talented” people is currently following a lead that would result in a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3. Although there is no ETA or even a confirmation that this process is actually possible at the moment, the team remains optimistic and believes that a solution will be developed soon.
Once this will hit the scene, owners will have the possibility of adding different media types, web browsers and even the ability to back-up content on the cloud.
For the record, FireCore is the team behind Seas0nPass, aTV flash and MiRow, three helpful solutions for those owning iOS devices.