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Topic # 148855 2-Jul-2014 22:57
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I no longer need the jailbroken features on my 2nd gen Apple TV (running 4.4.4). I used it for iPlayer and to play movies from my laptops- I now get iPlayer from a Now TV (Roku) Box, and as I am more into the Apple ecosystem all my movies are now in mp4 (or can be converted) so I can play then using an unjailbroken Apple TV. Now that I have an iPad and iMac I have also ended up using iTunes as my main media player. I'm not a Hulu, Netflix or Quickflix user. I use Airplay from my iPad alot.

First question - I know that they sell at a premium, and a quick check on ebay.co.uk shows them selling for NZD 250 - 300. Does anyone know what I might get for one if I put it on TradeMe?

Second question - are there any new killer apps for xbmc or other reasons I should consider hanging onto it?

Forum mods: this is a genuine question and not a 'fishing' expedition, although based on the answer received I may use the 'For Sale' topic. Apologies if this is in the wrong topic.




My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


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  Reply # 1081057 4-Jul-2014 16:13
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I sold one about 6 months ago and got $260 for it which gave me enough for 2x refurb Apple TV 3's and some pocket change :)

If Apple announces an Apple TV refresh soon and it has some great new features then the demand for the jailbroken ATV2 will diminish so yes I think it's a good time to sell. Put it this way - there won't be a better time, especially as the hardware is aging and only does 720p.



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  Reply # 1081061 4-Jul-2014 16:21
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I sold mine on trade me - got almost $300 for it. It wasn't even jailbroken when I sold it. If you don't need a jailbroken Apple TV it's easy money.

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  Reply # 1081070 4-Jul-2014 16:32
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What is it that makes the Apple TV 2 special WRT jailbreaking? Is it the hardware itself that allows it to be jailbroken, or does it need a specific version of the OS? I have an ATV2, but it has been fully upgraded to the latest OS. Can this be jailbroken still?



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  Reply # 1081210 4-Jul-2014 21:10
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Not entirely sure but I think its the fact that jailbreaking was only possible up to a certain firmware which came with ATV2. Once you had upgraded past that firmware (either by upgrading ATV2 or by buying ATV3) it wasn't possible to downgrade unless you had already saved some important files ('blobs') from your system. Once you had upgraded it was too late.




My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


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  Reply # 1081319 5-Jul-2014 09:48
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dclegg: What is it that makes the Apple TV 2 special WRT jailbreaking? Is it the hardware itself that allows it to be jailbroken, or does it need a specific version of the OS? I have an ATV2, but it has been fully upgraded to the latest OS. Can this be jailbroken still?


I *think* you can still jailbreak the latest OS on an Apple TV but I think it's a tethered jailbreak which would make it useless to most people. Apple TV3 was never able to be jailbroken with any version of the OS.

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