Pangu Jailbreak Apple TV

As promised, Pangu has released a jailbreak for the 4th generation Apple TV. This jailbreak, a first for the Apple TV 4, is capable of jailbreaking units running tvOS 9.0 and tvOS 9.0.1.

If you have an Apple TV that’s running a later version of tvOS, there is unfortunately no way to downgrade back to jailbreak-eligible versions. Instead, you can use our handy guide in order to find an eligible Apple TV at your local brick and mortar retail store. We’ll be sure to follow up with a full guide that shows you how to jailbreak the Apple TV 4.

You can download the Pangu 1.0 Apple TV jailbreak tool from Pangu’s website. You will need a USB-C cable, a Mac, Xcode, and an eligible Apple TV 4 in order to pull off the jailbreak. Pangu says that you will also need a paid Apple Developer membership, which means that the currently established method of sideloading apps for free using Xcode 7 doesn’t apply here. We’ve found that you can actually jailbreak your Apple TV with a free Apple ID, and will be posting a tutorial shortly.

As of now, the tool allows SSH access only, and features no GUI interface like Cydia. Stay tuned for more coverage of the Apple TV jailbreak throughout the day and coming weeks.

We’ve now posted a full guide on how to jailbreak the Apple TV 4. Check it our for full step-by-step details that outline the entire jailbreak process from start to finish.

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