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I recently upgraded to the new Apple TV3 by replacing my two Apple TV2 units. Before I replaced the TV2s I upgraded their software to version 5.

I have placed my Apple TV2s on eBay where other units are being sold for, what I consider, a high price. They can often fetch nearly as much as the full retail price of the Apple TV3. I have had numerous questions from prospective bidders asking about the software version on the TV2. When informed that it is version 5 they seem to be less interested and in fact inform me that they are specifically looking for units with the older version 4 software.

An Apple retailer here in London was recently offering as much as a 50% discount off an Apple TV3 if you trade in an Apple TV2, but it must have the older software.

Anybody know what is going on?
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People want to "jailbreak" the Apple TV2. With version 5 of the OS, you can only do a "tethered" jailbreak, which requires you to connect the ATV2 to a computer any time you reboot the ATV2. If the ATV2 is using the older version 4 software, the jailbreak can be untethered.

People jailbreak the ATV2 so that they can install 3rd party applications like XBMC or Plex.
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People want to "jailbreak" the Apple TV2. With version 5 of the OS, you can only do a "tethered" jailbreak, which requires you to connect the ATV2 to a computer any time you reboot the ATV2. If the ATV2 is using the older version 4 software, the jailbreak can be untethered.

People jailbreak the ATV2 so that they can install 3rd party applications like XBMC or Plex.
Thanks! Looks like I slipped up by upgrading the software to version 5.0!
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I am running v5.0 and have untethered jailbreak (ATV2), you cannot do this with an ATV3 at the moment which is why the ATV2 is selling for a lot more than the newer ATV3's on ebay.
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How did you jailbreak the appletv2? Trying and trying with no luck. Would like to get plex and nito. I updated software to 5.0 will that be an use?
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Hi, I used Firecore seasonpass to do mine
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Thanks. Is there a step they leave out on the site. I can't get mine done.
I go through all the steps but I don't get the fire core icon when done.
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If you are using 5.0 or higher, you will not see a firecore logo, all you will see different is a maintenance logo. From there you can install Nito and Plex.
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