In this post, we will be showing you the process for Apple TV 3 Jailbreak. Apple TV 3 is the latest TV device from Apple. The software used for the Apple TV 3 Jailbreak is Snow3rd. This is currently the only software that is capable to perform a full Apple TV 3 Jailbreak. Snow3rd can also Jailbreak Apple TV 1 and TV 2. But there is only one constraint, Snow3rd can only Jailbreak a device that is up to iOS 5.0.2. If you have updated your Apple TV 3 to any iOS version higher than this (latest is iOS 5.2.1), this tutorial will not work.
NOTE: Snow3rd is still in beta testing phase. Many users have been successful in their Apple TV 3 Jailbreak while others report a crash or device not detected error. So before you proceed, do bear in mind that this procedure for Apple TV 3 Jailbreak is not 100% guaranteed.
What do you need
In order to start the Apple TV 3 Jailbreak you need to have the following things.
- Apple TV 3 device (obviously)
- Micro USB cable
- iTunes 10.5 or higher
- Snow3rd software (Download)
- Windows PC (Snow3rd only works for Windows XP and 7. It is still being tested for Windows 8 and MAC OS)
Apple TV 3 Jailbreak
- Close iTunes and any other running process (media player etc) in windows.
- Connect one end of the USB with the PC and other end to the Apple TV 3 device. DO NOT use the front panel USB ports to connect the device as it gives ambiguous errors sometimes.
- Unplug the Power cable to the Apple TV 3. It means that the only wire connected to your Apple TV 3 device is the micro USB cable.
- This is the tricky part. Some users report that after connecting the micro USB cable, Apple TV 3 device starts blinking while other reports that they the light remains constant. No matter what the state is, proceed to next step.
- Download the Snow3rd from the link given above for Apple TV 3 Jailbreak. There is no need to install the software, just extract it.
- After extracting, double click on it. You will see a window similar to the one shown below.
- Now that you have connected your Apple TV 3 with your computer, click the Jailbreak button.
- Once you press the button, it will start the Apple TV 3 Jailbreak process. You will see the progress bar similar to the one shown below.
- Be patient; grab a cup of tea or a snack while the process of Apple TV 3 Jailbreak is completed.
- After completion of the process, you will see a Successful message with a voluntarily donation option. Close the software.
- Unplug the micro USB cable and restart your system. After the restart, plug your Apple TV 3 via micro USB cable and open iTunes. If the iTunes detects your Apple TV 3, it means that you have successfully Jailbreak your device.
- Now connect the Power cable to your Apple TV 3 device. Connect the HDMI cable between your Apple TV 3 and your LCD/LED TV and enjoy.
Apple TV 3 Jailbreak is very simple using Snow3rd but the only problem that lies here is its durability to jailbreak every Apple TV 3 device. But it’s worth a try since something is better than nothing.