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?
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?
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:
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?