tvOS 10.2.2

How to jailbreak tvOS 10.2.2 with greeng0blin

As we reported recently, nitoTV has released his eponymous tool for various tvOS firmwares. It's a package manager, much like Cydia is for iOS, but it needs a jailbreak to work. For tvOS 10.2.2, that jailbreak is greeng0blin, and in this guide we'll show you how to use it.

How to downgrade your Apple TV 4 to tvOS 10.2.2, and whether you should

We reported yesterday on the release of nitoTV, the package manager for tvOS. Just like Cydia does on iOS, it allows for the installation of unsigned apps and tweaks on Apple TV 4 and 4K, and currently supports tvOS 9, 10.0-10.1 and 10.2.2. All of these firmwares have jailbreaks, but only one of them is still being signed by Apple, ready to be downgraded to and jailbroken. But is it that simple?

nitoTV package installer for tvOS released

It's taken a long time to reach a state of readiness, but it looks like it's been worth the wait. As we predicted in our Let's Talk Jailbreak podcast yesterday, a release for the Apple TV was very much on the way. Sure enough, Kevin Bradley, also known as nitoTV, has just released the initial version of his eponymous tool, nitoTV for tvOS.

macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 & tvOS 10.2.2 released

In addition to releasing iOS 10.3.3, Apple today released a trio of software updates for its Mac computers, Apple Watch models, and the fourth-generation Apple TV: macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2.

They're bug-fix updates focused on improving the performance and security of your devices so don't expect any significant feature changes or new user-facing features. Apple’s support document lists the security patches in macOS Sierra 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2.

Apple seeds tvOS 10.2.2 beta 5 to developers

Apple on Thursday seeded the fifth beta of tvOS 10.2.2 to developers. The update comes just a little over two weeks after beta 4, and registered developers with the appropriate profile installed on their fourth-gen Apple TV can apply it via the over-the air mechanism.

From what we've seen in the betas thus far, tvOS 10.2.2 doesn't include many significant user-facing changes. Instead, as with iOS 10.3.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6, the update appears to be more focused on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes.

tvOS 10.2.2 is expected to be released to the public within the next few weeks, and it should be one of the final tvOS 10.x.x releases as Apple has already begun seeing betas of tvOS 11, the next major revision of its set-top box operating system.

Apple seeds fourth beta of iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 to developers

Apple on Thursday released a fourth beta of iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as tvOS 10.2 for Apple TV. iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 (build number 14G5053a) and tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 (build number 14W5751b) are now available to Apple's registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program through Dev Center.

To deploy them over the air, use the Software Update mechanism in the Settings app. Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV must have an Apple beta configuration profile installed.

Both iOS 10.3.3 and tvOS 10.2.2 are bug-fix releases with no new user-facing features. They're probably the last point updates as Apple is currently beta-testing the next major versions of its platforms: iOS 11, watchOS 4, macOS High Sierra and tvOS 11.

Apple launches second betas of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2

Apple on Tuesday released a second round of betas for all of its platforms, including iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2.

No significant changes can be spotted in any of these betas at this time, signaling that these simply feature the usual round of bug fixes and performance improvements, which is not surprising considering WWDC 2017 is just around the corner.

We shouldn't expect anything really new from now on until the public releases of Apple's new softwares, likely around September.

Apple seeds first betas of iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

Apple on Tuesday seeded the first betas of iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, tvOS 10.2.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6. Registered developers can download the new releases via each platform's respective over-the-air mechanism, or via Apple's dev portal.

It's not yet clear what changes are included in these updates, but given their version numbers, it's likely they're focused on security fixes and other under-the-hood improvements. We will let you know if anything more significant is discovered.

The betas do come at an interesting time—24 hours after the release of public updates for each OS, and just a few weeks ahead of WWDC, where Apple is expected to show off previews of the next major versions of iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS.