Apple TV is a great addition for any existing TV setup. It lets you play videos, audios, and movies from your iOS device through AirPlay. It also lets you access the popular apps and games that are available on the dedicated App Store (only in Apple 4 & 4K). The older models (Apple TV 3, 2 and 1) are less impressive and it supports only media playback feature. But a jailbroken Apple TV brings a different ball game. By jailbreaking your Apple TV device, you will have access to the unauthorized app installers. Watch the space below to know how to Jailbreak all generations of Apple TV (4K, 4, 3, 2, 1).
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What is Jailbreaking?
Jailbreak is the method where Apple TV’s operating system, iOS, is converted into the system which lets you access the applications that are restricted by Apple. By Jailbreaking your Apple TV, you can install non-Apple software like Kodi, aTV Flash (black) and much more on your Apple TV.
Disclaimer: Jailbreaking Apple TV device is against Apple’s terms of service and it will void your warranty. Hence, think twice before jailbreaking your Apple TV device.
Reasons to Jailbreak Apple TV?
Here are some of the reasons that motivate the users to jailbreak their Apple TV:
- To access the applications and features that aren’t supported by Apple.
- To play the media formats that aren’t supported by Apple
- To install the Web browser on Apple TV
- To customize the user interface of Apple TV
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 2 using Firecore SeasOnPass?
The second-generation of Apple TV is very easy to Jailbreak and using Firecore SeasOnPass is the easiest & reliable way to Jailbreak your Apple TV 2.
#1: First of all, Download and install Firecore SeasOnPass on your Windows or Mac.
#2: Connect your Apple TV to the Windows/Mac PC by using a USB Micro cable.
#3: Launch SeasOnPass app and select Create IPSW.
#4: Now you’ll be prompted to the press the Menu and Play/Pause buttons on the Apple TV remote.
#5: After pressing those buttons, your Apple TV 2 will be jailbroken automatically within a
#6: Click Done when the jailbreaking process is complete.
#7: Remove your Apple TV from the Windows/Mac PC and connect it to your TV using HDMI cable.
#8: While Apple TV boots up, you could see the FireCore logo on the screen.
#9: That’s it. Your Apple TV 2 is now running on Jailbroken software and you can install third-party apps from outside of the App Store.
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 3 using Snow3rd?
Regardless of what you read on the internet, there is no way to jailbreak Apple TV 3 at the moment. There are so many ways are listed on the internet, but none of them seems working. If you are Apple TV 3 user, you can’t jailbreak your streaming device.
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 4 and 4K using Cydia Impactor?
#1: Download Cydia Impactor and liberTV jailbreak file on your Windows/Mac PC.
#2: Connect your Apple TV to the Windows/Mac PC with the USB cable.
#3: Launch Cydia Impactor and drag the downloaded liberTV jailbreak file onto it.
#4: Select Start to start the installation process.
#5: Enter your Apple ID and password.
#6: Cydia Impactor will install the liberTV app on the Apple TV within a few minutes.
#7: After the installation disconnect the Apple TV from Windows/Mac PC and then connect it to your TV.
#8: Now launch the liberTV app on Apple TV.
#9: Select your jailbreak options and select Do it.
#10: The jailbreaking process will take few minutes to complete.
#11: Upon completion, “Success! Your TV has been liberated!” message will appear on the screen.
#12: That’s it. Now you can install the third-party apps on your Apple TV.
Once you’ve jailbroken your device, you can access the services and apps that aren’t supported by Apple. You can install apps like Kodi to turn your Apple TV into a media hub. Sure, it is worth a try to jailbreak your Apple TV as it will bring a whole new world of entertainment that you may not have experienced before.
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