Download Pangu Jailbreak For Apple TV 4, tvOS 9 – 9.0.1
The Apple TV 4 seems to have garnered quite a bit of attention from the dev community courtesy of its new and improved OS and integrated App Store. It was only a matter of time before the new set-top box joined the list of Apple devices that can attain complete firmware freedom. Chinese dev team Pangu promised a jailbreak for Apple’s newest set-top box alongside a recent update to its iOS 9 jailbreak tool, which included support for iOS 9.1. That tool is now available to download on the team’s website.
Unfortunately for those who have kept their fourth-gen Apple TV firmware updated, the jailbreak is only compatible with tvOS 9 and tvOS 9.0.1 as of this writing. As Apple has stopped signing 9.0.x and older firmware versions, you will no longer be able downgrade to them, which means devices running tvOS 9.1 or the latest 9.2 release cannot be jailbroken, at least for now.
The list of requirements are slightly lengthier and the steps involved, a tad more complicated than those of the iOS 9 jailbreak procedure. Apart from the aforementioned firmware requirements, you’ll need a Mac, a PC running Hackintosh or an OS X virtual machine with Xcode and Keychain Access apps installed, a USB-C to USB-A cable to connect your Apple TV to your computer, an Apple Developer account registered against the device and a new Apple ID.
If you don’t already have one registered in the device’s name, a developer account can be created for free from the Apple Developer portal over at apple.developer.com and creating a new Apple ID isn’t that much of a hassle either. Windows users, however, will have to set quite a bit of time aside to set up for the jailbreak, especially if they decide to go the Hackinstosh route. Moreover, unless you own an Apple TV Developer Kit, you most likely don’t have a USB Type C to Type A cable either, though one can be easily purchased from any major online retailer, including the Apple Store, for prices ranging from $5 to $20.
For more info on the requirements, and the complete procedure, head on over to the the Pangu website from the link provided below and read through their step-by-step guide.
If you’re still running iOS 9.0 – 9.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and plan to jailbreak, check out our detailed iOS 9 jailbreak guide.