Under normal circumstances, it is quite difficult to do jailbreak on any Apple device.
However, due to the development of the Jailbreak tool for Apple TV 4, 3, and 2, this is no longer the case. In this article, we will cover every aspect of the jailbreak requirements and explain the procedure.
i.e. what you need to do, in order for the Apple TV set to be properly jailbroken.
If you did not know by now, the tool released by Pangu is the one which is used to do the jailbreak on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 2 sets. Now, with the newest version available, one thing has been confirmed. The Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 2 5.3 which use the iOS 6.1.4 or tvOS 9.0 respectively can be jailbroken.
Unfortunately enough, the owners of Apple TV 3 will be disappointed to learn that at this moment still there is not a jailbreak tool which can do the trick. However, do not lose hope, because there has been some breakthrough made with the development of the latest Pangu jailbreak tool, so it is only a matter of time when the Apple TV 3 set will be jailbroken.
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Considering the fact that the Apple TV sets from the 1st, 2nd and 4th generation can be jailbroken, please continue reading if you want to learn the procedure behind it.
Before we start, please remember that some of the available Apple TV apps may not work with the latest tvOS or Apple iOS version.
Should I Jailbreak Apple TV 4/ ATV2
It’s a good question.
Before you make the decision, please consider the fact that once the jailbreak is successfully conducted, the user will be able to run applications and programs on the Apple TV/ ATV 2 sets which under normal circumstances won’t be compatible with Apple devices. This basically means that when the ATV is jailbroken, the user will be able to add, install and run apps on any third party platform and not only from iTunes which is the case now.
And this leaves room for many additional functions of course, particularly when it comes to the Apple TV 4 or ATV 2 sets.
Biggest advantages of jailbreaking the ATV4 or Apple TV 2
When the jailbreak procedure is successful, the software apps like XMBC which is used to stream different media content from various sites can be used on the Apple TV. This app will not enable you to play channels such as Hulu Plus for free (the subscription fee must be paid before you can watch it) still knowing that you can use apps like this, opens the doors for many possibilities.
Of course, iTunes has plenty of useful and fun features and many popular TV shows and movies. Still some of the security protocols which Apple implement can be really annoying. So, if you want to be free to do whatever you want with your Apple TV 4 and run every app or media content, then the Jailbreak is the perfect solution for you.
- Option to run, install and play third-party apps or software outside of iTunes.
- Option to alter any files that are stored on the device
- You can use applications such as Fire Core, an app that will enable you to run different type of apps on your ATV
- You can stream media content from any iOS device with the Airplay app
- Option to install Pandora radio, Hulu, Last FM, Kodi or XBMC.
- The jailbreak process can be finished in less than an hour
There is little doubt about the benefits which the jailbreak can bring in case you have Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 2 set. Why be restricted when you have the unique opportunity to use your Apple TV on an entirely different level, with plenty of different features.
The best part about the jailbreak is that in case you are not satisfied with it, you can reverse it back and return your ATV set to the factory settings. So there is no room for worries that some damage may be done on the device.
So in case you are not really sure whether to do it due to the security protocols, now your mindset can be clear.
Just remember that currently you cannot use the latest Pangu tool to do the jailbreak on any Apple TV 3 set.