Here’s a tip all our readers should know: Seas0nPass is the name of a free jailbreak published by FireCore and the developers behind aTV Flash. If you see someone who claims they developed Seas0nPass and they posted the link on blogspot instead of FireCore’s actual site—where you can get all existing copies of Seas0nPass for free–then you’re being duped.
The developer of Seas0nPass, Kevin Bradley–known as @nitoTV on Twitter–pointed out the fake jailbreak this morning, while asking for advice from anyone with experience in taking down fraudulent websites. Bradley explained “there is massive danger in fake jailbreaks, very high chance of malware.” If the false bloggers are already lying about their identity then you have even less reason to trust their software on your machine.
Chances are we won’t be seeing a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3 any time soon. Bradley’s current ETA as of November 21st is “not even close, sorry.”
FireCore, the real distributors of Seas0nPass, have revised their statements about aTV Flash (black)’s upcoming support for the Apple TV 3 from their previous statement of “Apple TV 3 update in the works! When available, current aTV Flash (black) users will receive a free upgrade to the ATV3 version” to “The security related expertise that is required in order to release a jailbreak for iOS based devices like the ATV is just not in our wheelhouse” in a recent press release.
As for the reason why the Apple TV 3 remains so stubbornly unjailbroken–the Apple TVs have less points of entry than, say, an iPhone which has to browse the web and support third-party apps. (The Apple TV 2 was initially jailbroken because it relied on the same A4 SOC is was vulnerable to the LimeRa1n bootrom exploit as the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation, a vulnerability in that entire generation of hardware, not software.)
Are you still holding out for a jailbroken 1080p Apple TV 3, or have you given up and searched for a Apple TV 2 instead? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.