How To Jailbreak Apple TV - Should You Do It?

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How to jailbreak Apple TV. Unlock Apple TV to new possibilities by jailbreaking the streaming device. Apple devices are known for their limitations and restrictions. The Apple TV streaming device is no exception. Even with Apple TV, you can't download and install all the apps you want, you can't add music and videos from third-party apps, and you can't customize anything at all. 


But if you jailbreak your device, you can remove all restrictions and limitations imposed by Apple. If you are bothered by all the restrictions and want to jailbreak your Apple TV, this article will help you.



What is jailbreak

Jailbreaking is a process of doing things you shouldn't do on a device. It's a legal thing to do, but under Apple's Terms and Conditions, jailbreaking is an illegal process. When you jailbreak any device, you are changing ownership of the software built into the device. 

With jailbreaking, you can do many things that are limited to a standard device. But jailbreaking can also do damage, such as removing security protocols, disrupting software installation, and much more.


Disadvantages of Apple TV Jailbreak

Before jailbreaking, you need to know the consequences. Read all the cons of jailbreak and decide for yourself. If you are desperate for an Apple TV jailbreak, you can skip this section.

No official Apple updates: When you start the jailbreak process, you will not receive any updates from Apple. If some updates are released by Apple, that update cannot be installed.

No guarantee: Apple generally offers a one-year warranty on its software and operating system. If you jailbreak within one year of purchase, you cannot claim the warranty issued by Apple.




Safety issues: Apple devices are known for their safety and user protection. If you jailbreak it, your Apple ID is most likely exposed.

Device operation: The runtime and response time of a jailbroken Apple TV is never the same as normal. Sometimes it will respond late, abruptly shutting down asking to restart the device frequently.

Jailbreak process: if the jailbreak process does not work 100%. If an error occurs while jailbreaking, the error cannot be resolved. These errors are based on Apple TV and the jailbreak process cannot be reset.


Apple TV devices that can be jailbroken

Apple currently has five Apple TV models. 1st generation, 2nd generation, 3rd generation, Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K.

The tool used for jailbreaking is no longer available. Hence, it is not possible to jailbreak the first generation. Third generation Apple TV cannot be jailbroken. There is no third generation Apple TV with the correct jailbreak. Do not blindly follow the steps given in some websites to jailbreak. It just can't be done.

Apple TV 2nd Gen can be easily jailbroken and the tool used for the jailbreak is still available. Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K can only be jailbroken if it works on tvOS 12.1.1 or earlier. Cannot jailbreak tvOS 12.2.

How to jailbreak Apple TV

If you are using 12.1.1nd generation Apple TV, use the steps below to jailbreak. Make sure you are using tvOS XNUMX or earlier. This method does not work with newer versions.



  • Download the app Seas0nPass from the Firecore website on your PC (Windows is preferable, you can also use Mac PCs). There is no correct way to jailbreak without a computer.
  • Extract the downloaded file and connect your Apple TV to the PC using the micro-USB cable.
  • Run the application Seas0nPass on your PC and click Create IPSW.
  • At the same time, press the button Menu o Play / Pause on the Apple TV remote.
  • The jailbreak will begin. When done, click the button end.

Now, disconnect Apple TV from PC, connect it to TV and turn it on. You will see the application Firecore on the main screen.


Next, download the aTV application Flash from the same FireCore website. The app costs $ 29. Through the aTV Flash app, you can install third-party applications on a jailbroken Apple TV.

To conclude

This is the only way you can jailbreak your Apple TV. Keep in mind that once you've jailbroken your streaming device, you can always undo it. So decide wisely before you jailbreak your Apple TV. If you know of other ways to jailbreak, share it with our readers in the comments section.


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