Nobody has managed to jailbreak the Apple 3, but Pangu made the impossible possible on the Apple TV 4. A few days ago, the team of hackers has announced on its Twitter account that the jailbreak for the fourth Apple set top box will be released within this week.
The announcement was made on March 11, when Pangu has wrote on its Twitter account that “We will release jb for Apple TV4(9.0.x) next week which only has SSH access. It’s mainly for security researchers and jailbreak developers.” The developers will be free to make any modifications and enhancements they want to the Apple 4, and no matter how tempting it is to jailbreak your new set top box, you should know that this procedure has its own risks. Because if you won’t follow the exact steps, as indicated in the tutorial, you will end up bricking your device and Apple won’t fix it, because jailbreaking will void your warranty.
Pangu has also released an update to its jailbreak tool which can be used for Mac and Windows and allows users to jailbreak their iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices running on iOS 9.1. Unfortunately, those who upgraded their devices to iOS 9.2.1 aren’t able to downgrade to iOS 9.1, because, in December, Apple has closed up the signing window.
The hackers are aware that the kernel bug they used for the 9.1 release was patched in iOS 9.2, but the users who were inspired to not upgrade to a newer iOS version will have the opportunity to enjoy this jailbreak. Pangu is very grateful to Jung Hoon Lee (Lokihardt), because of his kernel bug, the team managed to exploit iOS 9.1. Lokihardt is a famous South Korean security expert who won $110,000 at the 2015 Pwn2Own hacking competition.
So, the Pangu 1.3 tool for iOS 9.1 can be downloaded from Pangu’s website, but it works only with 64-bit devices.