Jailbreak tvOS 10.1 – tvOS 9.1 on Apple TV 4 Using LiberTV

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Mar 3, 2017
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You will be pleased to learn that you can now jailbreak Apple TV 4 tvOS 9.1 – tvOS 10.1 firmware using the latest LiberTV solution. We have the details in one place.

Jailbreak for tvOS 9.1 – 10.1 Has Arrived – But There Are a Few Things You Should Know About it

Just a few days back we got wind of news that an Apple TV 4 jailbreak will be available to download very, very soon. The big day has come and the latest LiberTV jailbreak allows us to liberate tvOS 9.1 all the way up to tvOS 10.1. If you pay close attention to the last sentence, you will realize that the latest version is tvOS 10.1.1, and not tvOS 10.1. The thing is: the bug required for the jailbreak to work has been patched in tvOS 10.1.1, hence no love for that firmware at all. Also, this jailbreak is semi-untethered in nature, which means you have to re-jailbreak your device every single time it reboots. This is not a big issue compared to an iPhone or iPad, since we usually leave our Apple TV 4 in standby mode rather than unplugging it altogether.

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It should also be noted here that there is no Cydia for Apple TV 4 at all. So do not think you can go ahead and install tweaks immediately. But, given that this jailbreak gives you root access to everything, a hub like Cydia is possible, but it’s hard to say when it will eventually arrive. Last but not the least, just like the Yalu jailbreak, you have to side-load the jailbreak using Cydia Impactor. This in turn means that you have to connect your Apple TV 4 with your PC or Mac using a USB-C cable. It’s best to grab hold of one of those from Amazon or your local retailer.

Once you have hold of everything, including the IPA and Cydia Impactor (both linked below), just connect your Apple TV 4 with your PC and Mac first. Once done, launch Cydia Impactor, then drag and drop the IPA file onto it. Follow on-screen prompts to complete the process.

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Quite frankly, I would suggest going through the list of FAQs posted here before you do anything at all. There’s a lot that can go wrong, and it’s best to take all sorts of precautionary measures before diving nose first into the pool of jailbreaking.

Once you have made your mind up completely, head over to this link in order to download Cydia Impactor. You can download the LiberTV IPA from this link. Remember, do this at your own risk. I would suggest waiting a while till things are more smoother to follow.

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