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By far the most frequent question I get. The most frequent answer other people give is "kodi" and things of that nature. While kodi is very popular I think what is more important is the ability to unlock a lot more potential in your tvOS device. There aren't a lot of tweaks or third party applications available, but we will host stuff that apple would never allow you to download. i.e. Provenance, tuyu (my WIP youtube replacement), and pretty much any other open source apps I find / people recommend off of github et al.
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[[AirMagic]], [[DalesDeadBug]], [[NControl]], [https://github.com/lechium/Breezy/blob/master/README.md Breezy] and [https://github.com/lechium/TVControlCenter TVControlCenter] (13+ only) are some of biggest reasons to jailbreak an AppleTV right now.
  
TBH there aren't tons of things you can do yet, but you do have a full featured and stable jailbreak across SEVERAL versions. So there is a potential user base around it. The community still needs to be built up. So with some patience I believe you will have some really cool stuff to play with in the near future.
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This question used to not have too many answers, that has changed in the very recent past, and continues to change on a daily basis!!
  
As we wrap up the important things on our todo list we will be able to refocus our energy on getting some of our cool ideas in the pipeline out the door, and maybe that will inspire people to write something cool!
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Breezy is something I've put a lot of time into and am very excited about, it enables bi-directional AirDrop support on tvOS. This enables AirDropping video files to Ethereal & VLC, ROM/BIOS to Provenance & RetroArch, photo files to AirPhoto, IPA files to ReProvisionTV & DEB files to nitoTV!! More info available here: [[AirDrop_Central]]
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An increasing amount of stuff is available every day for tvOS jailbreaks, we have multiple talented users jumping into the fray [https://twitter.com/SparkDev_ @sparkdev_] and [https://twitter.com/iKilledAppl3 @iKilledAppl3] are among two who have joined in the fray, and [https://twitter.com/Joshblah555 @Joshblah555] continues to put out interesting work for tvOS as well
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and his repo JTV has been added as a default now as well!
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SnowBoardTV (theming for tvOS, is now finally a reality, it works beautifully on 12.x and is still a WIP for 13. Fun stuff like HarlemShakeTV (among other cool ideas) have been introduced as well.
  
There are some cool tweaks that are finally available like [[AirMagic]] and [[DalesDeadBug]] Hopefully those can inspire some devs to write something cool :)
 
  
 
'''2: What versions can i jailbreak?'''
 
'''2: What versions can i jailbreak?'''
  
  
On the 4th generation AppleTV you can jailbreak: 10.2.2 -> 11.3 using [[backr00m]]
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On the 4th generation AppleTV you can jailbreak: 10.2.2 -> 11.1 using [[backr00m]] or 11.0-11.4.1 using [[electraTV]] or 12.0-12.4 with [[chimeraTV]], or 12.4->13.3 with [https://checkra.1n checkra1n]
On the 4K AppleTV you can jailbreak 11.0-11.1 using [[backr00m]] or 11.2-11.3 using [[electraTV]]
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On the 4K AppleTV you can jailbreak 11.0-11.1 using [[backr00m]] or 11.0-11.4.1 using [[electraTV]] or 12.0-12.4 with [[chimeraTV]], or 12.4->13.3 with [https://checkra.1n checkra1n] (requires breakout cable from [http://twitter.com/littlesteve/ @littlesteve] right now)
  
  
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Yes, but fortunately you should not need to reboot as often, or get as many kernel panics as we used to get in 10.1->10.2.2 with greeng0blin.
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Yes, but fortunately you should not need to reboot as often, or get as many kernel panics as we used to get in 10.1->10.2.2 with greeng0blin, also ReProvisionTV is a reality on tvOS now and works on 11-13x
  
  
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'''5: Why isnt youTube working on 10.x?'''
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'''5: Can i upgrade to 13.x?, and how?'''
  
  
It appears to be a bug in the YouTube app itself, even if you aren't jailbroken on 10.2.2 the YouTube application refuses to play video.
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[[Safely Upgrading]]
  
  
'''6: Can i upgrade to 11.x?'''
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'''6: When ETA ext3nder / ReProvision?'''
  
  
You can only update to 11.3 on the 4th generation AppleTV and ONLY if you saved blobs when they were still saving. use instructions on [[backr00m]] page to do so. Currently only 10.2.2->11.3 updates are possible, I hope to fix 11.1->11.3 soon.
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ReProvision has been ported to tvOS finally, still so fresh I haven't even made a page for it yet, check the nitoTV featured section for the latest version.
  
  
'''7: When ETA ext3nder?'''
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'''7: How do i install ipas on 4K?'''
 
 
 
 
Apparently ext3nder uses a VPN to work for some reason, I have no idea why. From what I understanding setting up a VPN on the AppleTV is a massive hassle / PITA. There are too many other things that are much more important on my list then this, I'll get to it when I have literally nothing else to work on.
 
 
 
 
 
'''8: How do i install ipas on 4K?'''
 
  
  
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'''9: Can i downgrade 4K?'''
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'''8: Can i downgrade 4K?'''
 
 
 
 
Nope, no USB port == no way to downgrade. Maybe someday someone will discover a way around this, but I HIGHLY doubt it. No USB is the main reason I recommend buying the 4th generation instead.
 
 
 
  
'''10: How do I set my nonce in 11.1 to futurerestore to 11.3'''
 
  
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Nope, no USB port == no way to downgrade. Maybe someday someone will discover a way around this, but I HIGHLY doubt it. No USB is the main reason I recommend buying the 4th generation instead. (this could change with advent of breakout cables and such being released into the wild, stay tuned here)
  
[[Backr00m#Future_Restore_Instructions]]
 
  
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'''9: Can i checkra1n 4K'''
  
'''11: Are there other repos I can add?'''
 
  
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Yes it is possible to run checkra1n on the 4K AppleTV but it currently requires hardware modification to get the device in DFU.
  
Right now there are no other repos that I can personally recommend (otherwise they'd be among default repos!) I am certain this will change in the near future!
 
  
  
'''12: Will Sileo be released for tvOS?'''
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'''9: Are there other repos I can add?'''
  
  
No, nitoTV is the defacto installer and is under active development and is a very high priority for me to improve and get up to speed. The end goal is to have feature parity with anything Cydia offered and anything Sileo offers in the future. We all work together so you don't have to worry about a huge disparity functionality wise.
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https://toxicappl3inc.github.io/tvrepo/ <br/>
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https://diatr.us/nito <br />

Latest revision as of 05:06, 9 January 2020

tvOS Jailbreak FAQ

I've decided to put together a general tvOS jailbreak FAQ since I've been answering a lot of the same questions. I apologize for any weird / bad formatting. My wiki editing skills leave something to be desired.


1: Why jailbreak?


AirMagic, DalesDeadBug, NControl, Breezy and TVControlCenter (13+ only) are some of biggest reasons to jailbreak an AppleTV right now.

This question used to not have too many answers, that has changed in the very recent past, and continues to change on a daily basis!!

Breezy is something I've put a lot of time into and am very excited about, it enables bi-directional AirDrop support on tvOS. This enables AirDropping video files to Ethereal & VLC, ROM/BIOS to Provenance & RetroArch, photo files to AirPhoto, IPA files to ReProvisionTV & DEB files to nitoTV!! More info available here: AirDrop_Central

An increasing amount of stuff is available every day for tvOS jailbreaks, we have multiple talented users jumping into the fray @sparkdev_ and @iKilledAppl3 are among two who have joined in the fray, and @Joshblah555 continues to put out interesting work for tvOS as well and his repo JTV has been added as a default now as well!

SnowBoardTV (theming for tvOS, is now finally a reality, it works beautifully on 12.x and is still a WIP for 13. Fun stuff like HarlemShakeTV (among other cool ideas) have been introduced as well.


2: What versions can i jailbreak?


On the 4th generation AppleTV you can jailbreak: 10.2.2 -> 11.1 using backr00m or 11.0-11.4.1 using electraTV or 12.0-12.4 with chimeraTV, or 12.4->13.3 with checkra1n On the 4K AppleTV you can jailbreak 11.0-11.1 using backr00m or 11.0-11.4.1 using electraTV or 12.0-12.4 with chimeraTV, or 12.4->13.3 with checkra1n (requires breakout cable from @littlesteve right now)


3: Do i have to re-sign every 7 days with free account?


Yes, but fortunately you should not need to reboot as often, or get as many kernel panics as we used to get in 10.1->10.2.2 with greeng0blin, also ReProvisionTV is a reality on tvOS now and works on 11-13x


4: Is it / ETA untethered?


There is an untether vuln floating around, I don't know if anyone is working on implementing it.


5: Can i upgrade to 13.x?, and how?


Safely Upgrading


6: When ETA ext3nder / ReProvision?


ReProvision has been ported to tvOS finally, still so fresh I haven't even made a page for it yet, check the nitoTV featured section for the latest version.


7: How do i install ipas on 4K?


I don't have any personal experience here, So i will have to defer to some other pre-existing tutorials:

Jailbreak tvOS using electra


8: Can i downgrade 4K?


Nope, no USB port == no way to downgrade. Maybe someday someone will discover a way around this, but I HIGHLY doubt it. No USB is the main reason I recommend buying the 4th generation instead. (this could change with advent of breakout cables and such being released into the wild, stay tuned here)


9: Can i checkra1n 4K


Yes it is possible to run checkra1n on the 4K AppleTV but it currently requires hardware modification to get the device in DFU.


9: Are there other repos I can add?


https://toxicappl3inc.github.io/tvrepo/
https://diatr.us/nito