New Apple TV jailbroken

“The Pangu hacking team, best known as the team that delivered the first public jailbreak for iOS 9 devices, has done it again: this time, the hackers have released a jailbreak for the 4th generation Apple TV,” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch. “This jailbreak was promised last week by way of a tweet.”

“However, it’s more aimed at developers looking to port their apps and tweaks to the Apple TV than at end users, for the time being,” Perez reports. “An interface like Cydia, which makes jailbroken devices more accessible to the mainstream, is not yet available.”

Perez reports, “Still, the jailbreak itself is a notable feat – there had not yet been a way to hack the newest Apple TV model, the Apple TV 4, and it had been quite some time since an Apple TV jailbreak had been possible at all.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: This jailbreak reportedly only works on Apple TVs running tvOS 9.0 and 9.0.1.


  1. Initially, I was thinking of not updating my day 1 Apple TV 4 because I figured the early versions of the OS might be jail broken, but when Apple added keyboard support, Apple Music etc., upgrading was a no brainer. I’d much rather have those features. with Plex apps etc and AirPlay, I’d much rather have a stable, secure Apple TV. The Apple TV 2 was an entirely different story and it will remain jail broken.

    Ps I don’t steal movies

  2. I really don’t see the point.. I don’t care what you can add or think you can add with a Jailbreak. To be stuck at an earlier version of tvOS and adding some app that may already be in the app store in some other form… just doesn’t make much sense to me.

    1. Yep, that’s pretty much what killed jailbreaking for me overall. The jailbreaks have been one step behind for quite a while now that Apple is releasing quarterly updates and since most of what I want in a jailbroken device has been added… it’s just not worth it anymore.

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