Apple TV Jailbreak

Apple TV Jailbreak

We have listed all Apple TV jailbreak support & related information on this page.

Jailbreak is the way to add unlimited functions to Apple devices. It gives more value by adding more features and installing unsupported 3rd party apps on your device. Apple TV Jailbreak is not as popular as iPhone Jailbreak and iPad Jailbreak. It has several Apple TV Jailbreak tools up to now. 

It is recommended to Jailbreak iPhone or iPad first, if you are not an expert on this matter to get familiar with Jailbreak. Same jailbreak tools used for both iOS and tvOS Jailbreak. 

Before jailbreak, you need to know your tvOS. Apple has released tvOS 18 beta with iOS 18 beta for iPhones, iPadOS 18 beta for iPads and watcOS 11 beta for Apple watches. Also, there is tvOS 17.5.1 for Apple TV with iOS 17.5.1 for iPhones as the latest version. All available jailbreak tools for tvOS Jailbreak are given below.

All Apple TV jailbreak support

  • EtasonATV – The first public ATV3 jailbreak
  • Seas0npass jailbreak – Apple TV 2 running tvOS 4.3 – tvOS 5.3 (untethered) & tvOS 6.1.2 (tethered)

Checkra1n TV  jailbreak for tvOS 14 – tvOS 13

Now checkm8 based checkra1n Jailbreak support for Apple TV Jailbreak too. 


tvOS 14  –  Apple TV 4K

  tvOS 13 –  tvOS 13.4.8 – Apple TV 4th generation / Apple TV 4K

Step Guide

Step 01 – Download checkra1n TV for Mac OS.

Step 02 –  Open the dmg package and move the app to the Application folder. Then open the checkra1n app.

Step 03 –  Connect your Apple TV to Mac.

Step 04 –  Click start to jailbreak your Apple TV device.

Unc0ver Jailbreak  for Apple TV 4K running tvOS 13 – tvOS 13.5.

Pwn20wnd released Uncover jailbreak for tvOS as well as iOS.


 tvOS 13 –  tvOS 13.5 – Apple TV 4K 


How to sign and sideload Unc0ver apps to the Apple TV 4K

Step 01 – Launch Xcode. If you haven’t added your Apple account, go to Preferences > Accounts > Click + to add an account.

Step 02 – Select File > New Project > tvOS, Single View App in the menu bar.

Step 03 – Enter the project details. The Product Name should be the name of the app  (Now you can type Unc0ver) you want to sideload. Also, Team should be the Apple ID you added first. Finally, hit ‘Finish’

Step 04 –  It will show the ‘General’ tab by default with some basic information. Select ‘Window’ from the menu bar, and select ‘Devices and Simulators’. It will show a new window with the option to ‘Pair’ the Apple TV if it doesn’t, make sure you completed it before.

Step 05 – Now popup will appear to enter the pairing code displayed on the Apple TV. This allows the Mac and Apple TV to communicate and install applications over-the-air.

Step 06 – Now copy the ‘Identifier’ of Apple TV while ‘Devices and Simulators’ open, and Apple TV successfully paired. (You can paste it on a notepad.)

Step 07 – Close the ‘Devices and Simulators’ window and return to our main Xcode window. Select the ‘Signing & Capabilities’ tab and tick ‘Automatically manage signing’. 

Step 08 – Go to Apple developer account and select ‘Account’ > ‘Devices’ and hit the ‘+’. Name your Apple TV, and in the Device ID we can now paste the ‘Identifier’ we saved earlier. Now Apple TV is registered in our account. 

Step 09 – Head to ‘Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles’ and select ‘Profiles’. Click the ‘+’ and select ‘tvOS App Development’> Continue for our ‘Application ID’ > select the XC Wildcard. Again, click the Continue button. 

Step 10 – Your Mac should now be shown in the list of Certificates. Tick your mac and hit Continue.Select your Apple TV in the list > click Continue. Give your certificate a name and Click ‘Generate’. 

Step 11 – Now Click the ‘Download’ button to download our Mobile Provisioning Profile! This is a profile that allows unc0ver to be signed and installed on our specific Apple TV! 

Step 12 – Now we can now launch ‘iOS App Signer’, Input File is unc0verTV IPA. The signing certificate should be pre-populated with ‘Apple Development: APPLEIDHERE!’.

Now, for the Provisioning Profile, select ‘Choose Custom File’ and select the Provisioning Profile we downloaded and generated in the Apple Developer Portal!

Step 13 – Click Star > Name the output. Now everything has been processed successfully, and there is a final, signed IPA.

Step 14 – Goback to Xcode, and open ‘Devices and Simulators’ once more. Under ‘Installed Apps’ for our Apple ID, hit the ‘+’. You may now select our Signed IPA we created using ‘iOS App Signer.’ Unc0ver should now be installed on the Apple TV 4K.

Step 15 – Launch the unc0ver application on your Apple TV and click Jailbreak. On successful execution, the nitoTV launcher should appear!. Go to the Settings app on your Apple TV. Open the Network tab, and take note of the ‘IP Address’ of your Apple TV.

Step 16 – Open the Terminal on MAC. Type the following ‘ssh root@IPADDRESS’ . It will prompt asking you to confirm the identity of the remote server (which is the Apple TV). Confirm the prompt, and type ‘alpine’ as the password.

congratulations and enjoy your jailbroken Apple TV 4K!

ChimeraTV Jailbreak for tvOS 12 to tvOS 12.2 / tvOS 12.4

CoolStar and the Electra team released ChimeraTV jailbreak for tvOS 12 – tvOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.4 Jailbreak.

Compatible Versions

tvOS 12, tvOS 12.0.1, tvOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.3, tvOS 12.2Note : 1080p Apple TV 4 is only supported up to 12.1.1

Compatible Devices

Apple TV 4th generation, Apple TV 4K

Note: 1080p Apple TV 4 is only supported up to 12.1.1

Step Guide

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 onto Cydia Impactor.

Step 04 – It will ask your Apple ID & Password to sideload the Chimera JB app.

Step 05 – After a few seconds the process will be completed. Now unplug the 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 jailbreak mode.

Then install your favorite apps on tvOS 12 to tvOS 12.2 running Apple TV.

Blackb0x AppleTV Jailbreak  for older Apple TV

Blacb0x is a newly released jailbreak for older devices. Apple has discontinued these support for these Apple TVs now. If you have these models, Blackb0x jailbreak will help to get some new features. It was developed by NSSpiral based on the checkm8. Also, this jailbreak performs as untethered and tethered according to device model and tvOS version as follows. 

Apple TV 3,2 (A1469) – tvOS 8.4.x untethered, tvOS 7.x tethered

Apple TV 3,1 (A1427) – tvOS 8.4.x untethered, tvOS 7.x tethered (Refer the note)

Apple TV 2,1 (A1378) – tvOS 7.1.2 tethered, tvOS 6.1.4 untethered

Step guide

Step 01 – Connect your Apple TV to your Mac using a micro-USB cable.

Step 02 – Download the Blackb0x from the following link.

Download Blackb0x

Step 03 – Open the Black box and tap the Install Jailbreak button.

Step 04 – Put your Apple TV into DFU mode according to on-screen instructions.

Step 05 – It will take 5-10 minutes to complete the process. Finally Kodi appears on your AppleTV.

Note – Apple TV 3,1 (A1427) must PWN with Arduino + synackuk’s fork of checkm8-A5 before jailbreak. Then use this guide to jailbreak the TV.

EtasonATV – The first public ATV3 jailbreak

AppleTV3  is the unjailbreakable device so far. Surprisingly, now EtasonATV has been released for ATV 3 Jailbreak. It has waited nearly 8 years to get ATV3 Jailbreak.

Famous developer tihmstar announced EtasonATV Jailbreak for Apple TV3. For the first time he hinted about this in 2014, nov 15. Since then, he has worked for EtasonATV. Then, 2020, Jan 20 he suddenly announced about etasonATV’s first public ATV3 jailbreak. However, still he has not released the IPA and it will take another 1 day. Once he releases the IPA will update the page soon with the download links & guides.

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 Versions

tvOS 11.2, tvOS 11.2.1 , tvOS 11.2.5, tvOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3.1

Compatible Devices

4th and 5th gen Apple TV.

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 goes 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.

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 Guide

Step 01 – Download the IPA file using the following button.

Step 02 – Download the Cydia Impactor from the 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 the sideload process is 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 is completed successfully, you will get a Thank you 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.

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.

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.

Step 02 – Connect Apple TV 4 to your computer. Launch Cydia impactor on your computer.

Step 03 – Drag the greeng0blin.ipa onto the 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.

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 was developed by Jonathan Levin (Morpheus) and It is a semi-untethered jailbreak method.

Step Guide for liberTV Jailbreak

Step 1 – Download Cydia Impactor & liberTV jailbreak files to your PC from the following link.

Cydia Impactor Download

(Please visit this page from your desktop computer to download the software.)

liberTV jailbreak Download
(Please visit this page from your desktop computer to download the software.)

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 require 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 is 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 begins 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 is successful.

Apple TV jailbreak with Pangu9

Team Pangu released a jailbreak tool for the Apple TV 4 device model. It is working with tvOS 9.0 – tvOS 9.0.1 versions and only compatible with Mac operating systems. Later Apple released tvOS 9.2 and can not jailbreak tvOS using the 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 an 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 1 – Download Pangu Apple TV zip file and extract.

(Please visit this page from your desktop computer to download the software.)

Step 2 – Now connect your Apple TV to Mac by using USB cable.

Step 3 – Now you register with UDID number and use the following path to get UDID.

Step 4 – Open Xcode > Windows > device and choose connected Apple TV. Now you will see special characters as the image shown. Please copy it.

Step 5 – Now you should login to the Apple developer account and should register your Apple TV by giving above UDID. Use this path to do it.

Step 6 – Create new Apple ID for Apple TV at this time.

Step 7 – In the next step, you should create a mobile provisioning file. Use this path do it quickly.

Step 8 – Now click on tvOS App development panel and click the next button and pick your developer certificate.

Step 9 – Now download provisioning profile and you must save it to Apple TV jailbreak folder. After saving, you must rename the folder name as embedded.mobileprovision.

Step 10 – Now you are ready to install Apple TV 4 IPA file. Use the following path do it.  Launch Xcode > Window > select device from menu > click + with your TV. At this time, the 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 an 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 in 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 completing the Seas0npass jailbreak.
Step guide for Seas0npass Jailbreak

Step 01 – Download file according to your computer.

Windows version
(Please visit this page from your desktop computer to download the software.)

Mac version
(Please visit this page from your desktop computer to download the software.)

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 disconnecting 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 is on the front of the TV. then hold MENU and the PLAY/PAUSE buttons for 7 seconds. If you have a 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 completing the jailbreak, it will appear in the 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 the flashing light. Then connect the Apple TV with a 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 the HDMI cable.

Top Reason to Jailbreak Apple TV
  • Customization – Add slideshows, weather menu, ability to adjust screen saver settings, hide menus.
  • Web browsing.
  • 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 access to XBMC, HBO, Nitotv, Pandora and many more third party TV channels.