How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

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These are instructions on how to jailbreak your Apple TV running tvOS using liberTV.

This jailbreak currently supports any fourth generation Apple TV running tvOS 9.1 to 10.1. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


Step One
Download the latest liberTV jailbreak IPA from here and Cydia Impactor from here and save them to a folder on your Mac.

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Two
Double click to open the Impactor dmg.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Three
Drag and drop the Impactor app onto the Applications folder shortcut.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Four
Launch Impactor from your Applications folder. Click Open if asked to confirm.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Five
Plug in the power cable and connect your Apple TV to your computer via USB.

Drag and drop the liberTV IPA downloaded earlier into the Cydia Impactor app.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Six
You will be asked to enter your Apple ID and password. This is only used to sign the IPA, letting it run on your device.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Seven
Cydia Impactor will sign the IPA and install the new liberTV jailbreak app on your device.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Eight
Disconnect the Apple TV from your computer and connect it to your TV using HDMI then launch the liberTV app.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Nine
Scroll down and click the Do it! button. Advanced users may customize the jailbreak options by toggling each item.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Ten
The KERN PROC and slide will be shown. Click OK to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Eleven
You'll be notified that the jailbreak may not succeed on the first attempt. Click the Live Dangerously button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Twelve
LiberTV will attempt to jailbreak your device. If it fails you'll be kicked back to the main menu to try the process again.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Thirteen
After many attempts, it took us at least 10, your device will be jailbroken!
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)

Step Fourteen
You can now SSH into your device using its IP address, the user 'root', and the password 'alpine'. Once logged it, you should change the root password.

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV Running tvOS Using LiberTV (Mac)


A big thanks to Jonathan Levin, Luca Todesco, Marco Grassi and everyone else who had a hand in creating this jailbreak.

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Samc - March 9, 2017 at 2:41am
I have an ATV4 tvOS 9.0. Am I able to update it to just 10.1? Thank you.
Virgiso - March 8, 2017 at 4:19pm
how go back to version 10.1 ? from 10.1.1
Jay - March 6, 2017 at 4:37am
Will this work on a 3rd gen Apple TV?
Elbori73 - March 6, 2017 at 3:19am
I can't ssh into the device. It says connection closed by IP address port 22
Nitemare - March 6, 2017 at 1:04am
And remind me the purpose off jb a tv?
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