Apple TV Jailbreak
Apple announced brand new tvOS 13 with for Apple TV with iOS 13 for iOS devices and WatchOS 6 for Apple watch at WWDC 2019.
Apple released the latest tvOS 12.4 for Apple TV with iOS 12.4 for iPhone, iPad, iPods and watchOS 5.3 for iWatch.
However, Apple provides some limited functions with Apple TV. Jailbreak is the way to adding unlimited functions. It gives more value by adding more features.
Apple TV jailbreak support
LiberTV jailbreak - Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.1 - tvOS 10.1
Pangu9 jailbreak - Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.0 - tvOS 9.0.1
Seas0npass jailbreak - Apple TV 2 running tvOS 4.3 - tvOS 5.3 (untethered) & tvOS 6.1.2 (tethered)
LiberTV Jailbreak - Apple TV 4 and 4K running tvOS 11.0 and 11.1
GreenG0blin - Apple TV 4 running tvOS 10.2.2
ElectraTV Jailbreak - Apple TV 4th and 5th gen running tvOS 11.2 - tvOS 11.3.1
ChimeraTV Jailbreak - Apple TV 4th and 5th gen running tvOS 12 - tvOS 12.2
ChimeraTV Jailbreak for tvOS 12.2 to tvOS 12
CoolStar and the Electra team released unexpected ChimeraTV jailbreak for tvOS 12 to tvOS 12.1.1.
tvOS 12, tvOS 12.0.1, tvOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.3, tvOS 12.2
Step 01 - Tap following links to download Chimera tvOS IPA and Cydia Impactor.
Download Chimera tvOS IPA Download
Cydia Impactor (Download according to your computer OS)
Step 02 - Plug your Apple TV device to the computer and Open Cydia Impactor
Step 03 - Now drag and drop the downloaded Chimera IPA file you onto Cydia Impactor.
Step 04 - It will ask your Apple ID & Password to sideload the Chimera JB app.
Step 05 - After few seconds process will completed. Now unplug AppleTV device from the computer and connect with the television.
Step 06 - Launch the ChimeraTV jailbreak app from your TV and complete the jailbreak process. Repeat the process until Apple TV becomes to jailbreak mode.
Then install your favorite apps on tvOS 12 to tvOS 12.2 running Apple TV.
Step Guide for liberTV Jailbreak
Step 1 - Download Cydia Impactor & liberTV jailbreak files to your PC from following link.
Step 2 - Connect your Apple TV to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 3 - Open the Cydia Impactor. Drag the liberTV IPA file on to the Cydia Impactor.
Step 4 - Now it will have required your Apple ID and password to sign in. Enter it.
Step 5 - It will start installing the jailbreak app to the Apple TV.
Step 6 - Once installation complete, disconnect your Apple TV from PC.
Step 7 - Connect your Apple TV to your TV via HDMI for the final process.
Step 8 - Now LiberTV jailbreak app should be your Apple TV’s Home screen. Open the jailbreak app.
Step 9 - Select the options as follows for jailbreaking. Press the Do it button.
Step 10 - Now your Apple TV begin to jailbreak. It will take a few minutes and reboot your Apple TV.
Finally, you will get the “Success! Your TV has been liberated” messages.
Note - If jailbreak fails, run the & liberTV jailbreak app again until it success.
Apple TV jailbreak with Pangu9
Team Pangu released jailbreak tool for Apple TV 4 device model. It is working tvOS 9.0 - tvOS 9.0.1 versions and only compatible with Mac operating system. Later Apple released tvOS 9.2 and and can not jailbreak tvOS using Pangu tool.
Pangu9 Requirements for Apple TV jailbreak
Pangu9 Apple TV jailbreak tool only compatible with Mac computer.
Apple TV4 - tvOS 9.0 - 9.0.1 should run.
C-type USB cable.
Xcode application should be installed to your Mac.
You should have Apple development membership account. If you do not have an Apple account, you should create before install - Get it from here.
Step Guide for Pangu9 Jailbreak :
Step 01 - Download Pangu Apple TV zip file and extract.
Step 02 - Now connect your Apple TV to Mac by using USB cable.
Step 03 - Now you register with UDID number and use the following path to get UDID.
Step 04 - Open Xcode > Windows > device and choose connected Apple TV. Now you will see special characters as the image shown. Please copy it.
Step 05 - Now you should login Apple developer account and should register your Apple TV by giving above UDID. Use this path to do it https://developer.apple.com/account/ios/device/tvOS/create
Step 06 - Create new Apple ID for Apple TV at this time.
Step 07 - In the next step, you should create mobile provisioning file. Use this path do it quickly. https://developer.apple.com/account/ios/profile/limited/create
Step 08 - Now click on tvOS App development panel and click the next button and pick your developer certificate.
Step 10 - Now you are ready to install Apple TV 4 IPA file. Use following path do it. Launch Xcode > Window > select device from menu > click + with your TV. At this time, Pangu jailbreak app will install to your Apple TV 4.
Step 11 - Now click Pangu jailbreak app and after a few minutes, you will have jailbroken Apple TV.
Apple TV jailbreak with Seas0npass
Apple TV 2 running tvOS 4.3 - tvOS 5.3 versions can jailbreak as untethered method. Same tool can be used to jailbreak tvOS 6.1.2 version as tethered on Apple TV 2. Seas0npass jailbreak tools are available both Windows and Mac versions.
Seas0npass Requirements for Apple TV 2 jailbreak
iTunes latest version.
Micro USB cable.
iPhones, iPod touches and iPads want to disconnect from your computer while complete the Seas0npass jailbreak.
Step guide for Seas0npass Jailbreak
Step 01 - Download Seas0npass.zip file according to your computer.
Step 02 - Unzip the downloaded Seas0npass zip file and run the Seas0npass.
Step 03 - Click the Create IPSW icon to start the jailbreak process.
Step 04 - While disconnect the power cable, connect Apple TV to the PC or Mac using micro USB cable.
Step 05 - It needs to point the remote at the Apple TV, when the light on the front of the TV. then hold MENU and the PLAY/PAUSE buttons for 7 seconds. If you have silver Apple TV remote, you have to do this step. Others can ignore this step.
Step 06 - Restore will complete automatically. Click the done to Confirm the completed.
Step 07 - When complete the jailbreak, it will appear Seas0nPass settings on your Apple TV home screen.
Jailbreak guide for tethered boot
Step 01 - Run Seas0nPass and choose Boot Tethered icon.
Step 02 - Connect Apple TV to the PC or Mac using USB cable, when prompted.
Step 03 - Wait until flashing light. Then connect the Apple TV with power cable. Hold the MENU and the PLAY/PAUSE buttons together for seven seconds.
Step 04 - Tethered boot will complete automatically. When it 's completed, remove the USB cable. Then connect HDMI cable.
Step 09 - Now download provisioning profile and you must save it to Apple TV jailbreak folder. After saved you must rename folder name as embedded.mobileprovision.
LiberTV jailbreak for tvOS 11.0 / tvOS 11.1
Security researcher, Jonathan Levin is also known as Morpheus released LiberTV jailbreak for tvOS 11.0 and 11.1. It is based on Ian Beer’s async_wake exploit and Xerub’s KPPless technique. He is the person who brought us LiberTV jailbreak for tvOS 9.1 to 10.1.
Compatible tvOS versions - tvOS 11.0 - tvOS 11.1
Compatible Device - Apple TV 4 - Apple TV 4k
Step 01 - Download the IPA file using following button.
Step 02 - Download the Cydia Impactor from following button.
Step 03 - Connect your TV device to the computer using the USB cable. Now drag this IPA file onto Cydia Impactor.
Step 04 - It will ask to enter your Apple ID and Password. Enter them to download the Jailbreak app to your device.
Step 05 - Once sideload process complete, LiberTV jailbreak app will be available on your Apple TV interface.
Step 06 - Launch LiberTV app on your Apple TV device and Tap “Click Me” button to start the jailbreak process.
Step 07 - Once the jailbreak process completed successfully, you will get Thanking message and just Click “OK.
Congratulations! Now you have successfully jailbroken your Apple TV.
Note: Cydia Impactor method does not work Apple TV 4k because it does not contain a USB cable. Apple TV 4K users have to get the support of Xcode with the MAC.
LiberTV jailbreak for tvOS 9.1 to 10.1.
Liber TV is released for Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.1-10.1. This tool developed by Jonathan Levin (Morpheus) and It is semi-untethered jailbreak method.
GreenG0blin jailbreak for tvOS 10.2.2
GreenGoblin Apple TV jailbreak released for tvOS 10.2.2 running Apple TV 4. It is developed by hackers nitoTV and Justin Williams aka Jaywalker. GreenGoblin developed using the v0rtex exploit, Stockton's g0blin jailbreak for iOS 10 and some other stuff from Siguza and Luca Todesco.
Step Guide for GreenGoblin Jailbreak
Step 01 - Download greeng0blin IPA and Cydia Impactor from following buttons.
Step 02 - Connect Apple TV 4 to your computer. Launch Cydia impactor on your computer.
Step 03 - Drag the greeng0blin.ipa onto Impactor. It will require entering your Apple ID and password. Then the app will be sideloaded to your Apple TV. Once complete the process app appears on your Homescreen
Step 04 - Open the greeng0blin app. Tap on the "jailbreak" to begin the jailbreak process.
Step 05 - It will take some time to complete the process. Once jailbroken successfully, you will get the confirmation message as “jailbroke yo!”
Note: First attempt may fail. Keep trying until successful.
Top Reason to Jailbreak Apple TV
Customization - Add slideshows, weather menu, ability to adjust screen saver settings, hide menus.
||Very easy access to new applications.
Get a different kind of media file from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices by using AirPlay.
||Remote HD – Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to control Apple TV. (As a remote control)
||Allows to access to XBMC, HBO, Nitotv, Pandora and many more third party TV channels.
ElectraTV Jailbreak for tvOS 11.2 to tvOS 11.3.1
Cool star released ElectraTV Jailbreak for tvOS 11.2 to tvOS 11.3.1 in collaboration with @nitoTV and @Jaywalker. It is compatible with 4th and 5th gen Apple TV. Coolstar added Electra support for tvOS 11.2 to tvOS 11.3 by changelog 1.0.4.
Compatible Devices - tvOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2.1 , tvOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3.1
Step Guide - PC Required
Step 01 - Download Electra tvOS IPA from the following link.
Step 02 - Download Cydia Impactor according to your computer OS from the official site.
Step 03 - Connect your Apple TV to your computer.
Step 04 - Launch Cydia Impactor drag the Electra IPA file you onto Cydia Impactor.
Step 05 - Provide your Apple ID & Password to authorize the installation.
Step 06 - Once the app is sideloaded on your Apple TV plug it to your television.
Step 07 - Run the ElectraTV jailbreak and start the jailbreak process.
Step 08 - After a few seconds, your Apple TV becomes to jailbreak mode.
Enjoy Apple TV Jailbreak! Now you can install your favorite apps on tvOS 11.2 to tvOS 11.3.1 running Apple TV.
Note: 1080p Apple TV 4 is only supported up to 12.1.1