The Pangu hacker group has already released a jailbreak for the iOS 9.1, but it is good to know that this is not the only jailbreak they’ve released in March 2015. A few days ago, Pangu has also released the first Apple TV 4 jailbreak for tvOS 9.0 and tvOS 9.0.1.
By jailbreaking your Apple TV 4 device, you will be able to watch TV shows and movies, but also get access to other streaming services and channels such as: MTV, Hulu, NBA and more.
The Apple TV 4 jailbreak version 1.0 can now be downloaded and installed from Pangu’s official website. So, if you are thinking of jailbreaking your Apple TV 4, you’ve come to the right place, as we’re going to teach you how to do it.
How to jailbreak your Apple TV 4
First of all, your Apple TV 4 will need to run on either tvOS 9.0 or tvOS 9.0.1. If it doesn’t run on any of these two operating systems, the jailbreak will not function. You will also need an USB-C cable, Xcode, a Mac device, iOS app Signer and, of course, Pangu’s Apple TV 4 jailbreak tool.
HINT: According to Pangu, you will also need a paid Apple Developer membership in order to use this tool.
First of all, you will need to connect the Apple TV 4 to your Mac device via the USB cable, but don’t forget to disable the “Automatic Updates” in the Apple TV 4. After that, head to the Pangu’s official website and download Pangu 1.0 Apple TV 4 jailbreak tool. At the same time, you will have to download the zip files for the iOS App Signer.
Extract both files to the desktop of your Mac device, open Xcode and head to File->New->Project->tvOS->Application->Single View Application->Next. Now type “Jailbreak” in the product name and “com.jailbreak.appletv” in the organization identifier field.
You will need to enter a name for the organization, but make sure that you keep the other fields as they are and then click Next->Create. Under Product you will have to choose Apple TV and, after that, Destination. Now, you should see your Apple ID under the team field, which you will need to select and link it to the Xcode (if it finds any issues, click Fix Issue to solve them).
After that, you will need to launch the iOS App Signer, click on Browser and search for atvipa.app, which you can find inside the Payload folder that’s found inside the jailbreak folder that you’ve downloaded from Pangu website. Once you find the file, select it and go back to the iOS App Signer and click on the “Certificate and Provisioning Profile” for the that you’re creating via the “Xcode”. Then click “Start” on the iOS App Signer, select Desktop and after that click on “Save” button to save the .ipa file to the desktop of your Mac device.
Now, start Xcode, go to Windows->Devices and select your Apple TV from there. To do this you will have to click on the “+” button and select the atvipa.ipa that you’ve created in the previous step.
Once the tool appears on the Home screen of your Apple TV 4, you will just have to launch the application and it will start jailbreaking your device. When the device is jailbroken, you will be able to connect to it via SSH (port 22), which will launch dropbear (a clone of the SSHd) on the TV.
HINT: We suggest you to add a host key to /var/root/.ssh/authorized_keys or change the default password (alpine).