Apple tv help....is it easy to jail break

hey guys......decided i am going to get myself apple TV,i have found this on ebay for £125 which is brand new,jail broken and has XBMC installed and all the add ons...


ebay.co.uk/itm…eb5

i was wondering how easy it is to jailbreak myself and add on XBMC and all the add ons...such as 1 channel...etc to save my self £25

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Original Poster

ebay.co.uk/itm…eb5

clickable link to ebay

might be worth waiting, apple might be releasing a new one next month

i wouldnt pay any more then £90 for a second generation one and jailbreaking is pretty easy

redmondpie.com/jai…al/

Can't imagine it would be that hard. Certainly not worth paying that much extra for

Yes, easy to break, see my kids room one here :

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa399/sparkyireland/8547b67e.jpg
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Follow the many guides on youtube, user : xctech, or xctechs is it? His are the most simple to follow. And you need a micro USB cable rather than mini, some phones come with this lead, if not then a couple of quid on ebay.

Best thing is that it still functions the same as before only now with more options, I stream via a NAS and it works perfect

Original Poster

your looks good mate......i might have a go at it myself,do you you 1 channel installed or ice films

can you airplay films through vlc with it?

What is 1 channel? Isn't Icefilms gone now that megaupload has gone?

Banned

What is apple tv? What does it do.

I have a virgin media hd box but I'd like to get rid of it to be honest. Is this a replacement.

Can I get all the freeview channels on this thing. I don't have an arial fitted on my house.

I don't think ice films works now, although I don't use it to be honest so I am not sure, I did read that it was down.

I use iplayer quite a bit, Nat Geo is on there and some others. And of course Netflix, I haven't worked out how to get the US netflix on the Apple yet, only on the PS3 so far. The netflix menu on the Apple TV I find easier to Nav than the PS3.

Remote is cool also. Also they are handy cause you can stick then behind the TV out of sight due to it's size.

Here is the link to xtechs channel, everything that you need is here : youtube.com/xct…chs

Not sure if netflix can be installed, works on Windows versions of xbmc as they run silverlight.

Could be wrong though

Elton Chong

What is apple tv? What does it do.I have a virgin media hd box but I'd … What is apple tv? What does it do.I have a virgin media hd box but I'd like to get rid of it to be honest. Is this a replacement.Can I get all the freeview channels on this thing. I don't have an arial fitted on my house.



The Roku tv is out soon in the UK, although how good the channel line up will be I am not sure. I think within a year or two we can have better broadband speeds and then online streaming as the way forward rather than Cable/Sky packages. I thought about doing in the Sky also and going net based, all depends how good the line up will be on the Roku though. Would maybe miss Sky sports, but I am sure there are way's round it. Times are changing Netflix and how well it can stream HD is how it should be in this day and age

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-electronics/shops/roku/xs/3/xs-tv-netflix-uk3._V141279737_.jpg

sancho1983

Not sure if netflix can be installed, works on Windows versions of xbmc … Not sure if netflix can be installed, works on Windows versions of xbmc as they run silverlight.Could be wrong though



It's fine dude, works on the Apple TV rather than through XBMC. I mean even the non broken one plays netflix, and netflix remains unchanged when it is broken.

It is on the main menu even after the jailbreak :

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa399/sparkyireland/b53c1cee.jpg

sparkyIreland

It's fine dude, works on the Apple TV rather than through XBMC. I mean … It's fine dude, works on the Apple TV rather than through XBMC. I mean even the non broken one plays netflix, and netflix remains unchanged when it is broken.It is on the main menu even after the jailbreak :



Sorry, yeah I forgot that when it installs xbmc it's an add-in, rather than installing xbmclive.

Seems a good little box for a kids room

sparkyIreland

I don't think ice films works now, although I don't use it to be honest … I don't think ice films works now, although I don't use it to be honest so I am not sure, I did read that it was down. I use iplayer quite a bit, Nat Geo is on there and some others. And of course Netflix, I haven't worked out how to get the US netflix on the Apple yet, only on the PS3 so far. The netflix menu on the Apple TV I find easier to Nav than the PS3.Remote is cool also. Also they are handy cause you can stick then behind the TV out of sight due to it's size.Here is the link to xtechs channel, everything that you need is here : http://www.youtube.com/xctechs


Could be wrong as dont have apple tv, but is the UI not the same as ipad,iphone etc where you change dns settings as per ps3

It really is, non jailbroken I wouldn't have them, but jailbroken it is an excellent bit of kit. I am a fan now I must say. I have noticed that the kids watch mostly iplayer and cbeebies through it, even though they have loads of films they still prefer cbeebies. And with a NAS of course streaming with no more damaged DVD's They are limited to 720p which for some is a down point. Netflix menu's on it are a good job for the kid's, I have came prepared here :

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa399/sparkyireland/763bef40.jpg

Anything for some ******* peace huh lol? There is always something for them to watch. I have just noticed I don't take a straight pic, I must be bent
Edited by: "sparkyIreland" 25th Feb 2012

Doesn't stream stuff locally without jailbreaking does it?

You can rent movies, use youtube and also netflix when not jailbroken. I have jailbroken both mine since brand new, it is good that is still functions as before but now with more options. You can still rent a movie through apple with no problems

Edit: I don't think it will stream local unless jailbroken
Edited by: "sparkyIreland" 25th Feb 2012

boabbyrab

Could be wrong as dont have apple tv, but is the UI not the same as … Could be wrong as dont have apple tv, but is the UI not the same as ipad,iphone etc where you change dns settings as per ps3



I tried it the same settings as the PS3 and it did not work, I will have to have another go. With the ATV2 there was only the option of primary DNS and not a further secondary, I am not sure if this is the problem though, I hope it works, the US content is far better

Gonna do some googling on it now
Edited by: "sparkyIreland" 25th Feb 2012

sparkyIreland

I tried it the same settings as the PS3 and it did not work, I will have … I tried it the same settings as the PS3 and it did not work, I will have to have another go. With the ATV2 there was only the option of primary DNS and not a further secondary, I am not sure if this is( the problem though, I hope it works, the US content is far betterGonna do some googling on it now


Sounds similar to ipad, dns settings go on the same line with a comma after the first dns setting followed by a space
208.108.23.22, 208.108.23.23 (dns settings may be wrong, taking from memory) and log out of netflix then back in again.
Edited by: "boabbyrab" 25th Feb 2012

Gonna have a bash at this now

Unless I am being simple here I think there could be a prob :

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa399/sparkyireland/76fbf54a.jpg

The 0's can't be taken away
Edited by: "sparkyIreland" 25th Feb 2012

Looks like a paid for VPN connection is the only way, noooooooooooooo. Back to the ps3

Banned

why not save youself £50 and get a WDTV which has the same functionality out of the box as a jailbroken APTV2?


http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1738/Media_Players_Comparison_lg.jpg

http://www.ourbusinessnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/8025WD-TV-Main-Home-Screen.jpg

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http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_sheet.jpg



Edited by: "csiman" 6th Mar 2012
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