nitoTV allows users to install tweaks and unsigned apps to their Apple TVs, much like Cydia does on iOS. After a long incubation period, nitoTV for jailbroken tvOS is now available. We give you a glimpse inside, along with our initial impressions.
It’s finally here! nitoTV, the “Cydia of Apple TV”, has just had its initial release. With a wide range of firmwares supported and a stable experience, it seems the tvOS jailbreak revolution has begun.
A lot has happened in the last couple of months, with a proliferation of tools unlike anything we’ve seen before. It can be hard to stay on top of the current situation and to discern the important differences between the offerings, so we’ve rounded it all up for you.
If you want to someday jailbreak your Apple TV 4, you’ll need to restore now to tvOS 11.1 and then block all software updates. This guide will show you how to block automatic updates, prevent it from downloading updates ready to install, and prevent update prompts appearing.
This guide will show you how to prevent the liberTV SSH client, Dropbear, from being periodically purged. We will move it from its default location in a temporary folder, to a permanent home on the filesystem, allowing it to be invoked without repeated setup in the future.
In this guide, we show you the simplest way to install the most recent version of Kodi to your Apple TV 4. This method uses the official build of Kodi, and does not rely on third-party distributions or knowledge of Xcode.
Given the recent news that a jailbreak for tvOS 10.1.1 may be coming after all, we recently advised all Apple TV 4 owners to downgrade from tvOS 10.2 to tvOS 10.1.1 immediately before signing closes.
Hand in hand with the possibility of a jailbreak comes the necessity of saving blobs for your device, which will allow you to upgrade, downgrade, or restore your device at a later date, without worrying about signing windows. This guide will walk you through how to save blobs for your Apple TV.
As you may recall, software internals consultant Jonathan Levin recently released LiberTV, a jailbreak tool for tvOS 9.1-10.1.
Based on Luca Todesco and Marco Grassi’s work which brought us the Yalu jailbreaks for iOS 10.0-10.2, Levin’s original work covered the equivalent tvOS firmwares, up to a maximum of tvOS 10.1. However, Levin may be able to go one better, based on a tweet posted today.
As reported by iDB, a jailbreak for the Apple TV 4 and tvOS 9.1-10.1 was recently released by Jonathan Levin. If you’re interested in the ins and outs of his new tool, check out our article on the subject for more information.
In this guide we will focus instead on how to install the liberTV application to your Apple TV, and how to use it to jailbreak.