Apple TV 3 Jailbreak


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

  1. Close iTunes and any other running process (media player etc) in windows.
  2. 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.Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - Apple TV 3
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Download the Snow3rd from the link given above for Apple TV 3 Jailbreak. There is no need to install the software, just extract it.Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - Snow3rd
  6. After extracting, double click on it. You will see a window similar to the one shown below.Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - Apple TV 3 Jailbreak
  7. Now that you have connected your Apple TV 3 with your computer, click the Jailbreak button.
  8. 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.Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - Apple TV 3 Jailbreak
  9. Be patient; grab a cup of tea or a snack while the process of Apple TV 3 Jailbreak is completed.Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - Apple TV 3 Jailbreak
  10. After completion of the process, you will see a Successful message with a voluntarily donation option. Close the software.Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - Apple TV 3 Jailbreak Success
  11. 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.
  12. 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. You might love to download cracked apps on iPhone and best Installous Alternatives.

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  1. Ellen

    July 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    I have connected the device as you said but the software says that the device is not compatible with it. What should I do now?

  2. Mcphee

    July 29, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Almost same kind of thing is posted over and over again on all sites but this one has one plus point. Using this one, I went to step 8 without any problem and suddenly the program crashes. In the end, I still haven’t been able to jailbreak my apple tv 3 device :/

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  4. nico

    August 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Looks fake but if anyone has tried it, post here.

  5. Ken

    September 23, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I tried, it doesn’t work for me…. probably a fake considering forums feedback

  6. baloshi

    November 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    not working on my apple tv 3 with new upgrade. I guess this guide is for old version of the Apple TV :(

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