Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK
    fixerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2007
    Location
    London England
    Posts
    128
    Smile Apple TV 2 in demand in UK
    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?

  2. #2
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK

    Member Since
    Jan 16, 2011
    Posts
    16
    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.

  3. #3
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK
    fixerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 08, 2007
    Location
    London England
    Posts
    128
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_NYC View Post
    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!

  4. #4
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK

    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2012
    Location
    Birmingham - UK
    Posts
    13
    Specs:
    27-inch: 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 2560 x 1440 resolution 4GB (two 2GB) memory 1TB hard drive
    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.

  5. #5
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK

    Member Since
    Aug 07, 2012
    Posts
    5
    Cool How did they do that
    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?

  6. #6
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK

    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2012
    Location
    Birmingham - UK
    Posts
    13
    Specs:
    27-inch: 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 2560 x 1440 resolution 4GB (two 2GB) memory 1TB hard drive
    Hi, I used Firecore seasonpass to do mine

  7. #7
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK

    Member Since
    Aug 07, 2012
    Posts
    5
    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.

  8. #8
    Apple TV 2 in demand in UK

    Member Since
    Apr 02, 2012
    Location
    Birmingham - UK
    Posts
    13
    Specs:
    27-inch: 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 2560 x 1440 resolution 4GB (two 2GB) memory 1TB hard drive
    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Apple TV and sky on demand
    By gazzastrip in forum Apple TV
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-25-2012, 07:27 AM
  2. Demand for Apple's next iPhone at an 'unprecedented level'
    By OneMoreThing... in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-31-2012, 09:49 AM
  3. Apple metal demand forcing use of fiberglass in ultrabooks
    By OneMoreThing... in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-05-2011, 08:38 PM
  4. 'Amazing' demand for iPad 2 seen as 'insurmountable lead' for Apple
    By the8thark in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-16-2011, 01:12 PM
  5. Demand for all-in-one PCs surges as Apple's iMac leads the way
    By the8thark in forum Apple Rumors and Reports
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-17-2010, 07:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •