tvOS 11

LiberTV gets an update, now jailbreaks up to tvOS 11.1

Avid jailbreakers are somewhat spoilt this Christmas. Having had an end-of-life iOS 10 32-bit tool by tihmstar, and an iOS 11 tool too, the gifts just keep on coming. The Apple TV 4 and 4K have been brought into the fold, with a tvOS counterpart to Jonathan Levin's LiberiOS, called LiberTV.

An overview of all the current iOS 10 and 11 jailbreak developments, and what they mean

Gone are the days of radio silence, followed by the single release of a finished jailbreak tool for all devices. As the scene moves from funded teams working in secrecy, to public exploits being worked on co-operatively by individual developers in an open forum, the workflow has also changed.

We now hear incremental updates, sometimes multiple times a day, which are more technical and reinforce, modify, or even invalidate previous news. That's why we've put together a quick round-up of the current state of affairs, which will bring you up to date.

How to block automatic updates and prompts on non-jailbroken Apple TV 4 and 4K

With the release of Ian Beer's new exploit, some hope for a future Apple TV 4/4K jailbreak has appeared. The exploit will theoretically work on firmwares up to and including tvOS 11.1, but not 11.2 and higher. For this reason, I advised in my jailbreak guide that Apple TV 4/4K users who want to have a chance of jailbreaking manually restore now to tvOS 11.1, before it goes unsigned. You can use our guide on the topic to do so.

tvOS 11.2 release notes

Released on December 4, 2017, the tvOS 11.2 software update brought a pair of new HDR viewing options for Apple TV 4K owners along with access to a brand new Sports tab within Apple's TV app and assorted under-the-hood changes and fixes.