Apple TV is one of the best media streaming devices available today. It supports HDR and 4K so that it can bring you the best pictures. You can enjoy pretty much all popular apps on Apple TV. This includes Hulu, Peacock TV, Netflix, YouTube, and all popular apps. Furthermore, you can enjoy games on Apple TV which you can find in the App Store. Also, using AirPlay, you can cast videos, music, and apps from iPhones and iPads. If you want to add more apps to Apple TV, you need to side-load them. In other words, you need to Jailbreak Apple TV to add apps unavailable in the App Store.

Jailbreak Apple TV

Once you jailbreak your device, you can enjoy new apps, services, and systems. With this, Apple TV becomes more enjoyable and desirable because of the availability of additional apps. In this section, we are going to learn more about the same.

Note: Jailbreaking any device is not recommended as it voids the warranty. You can still jailbreak if you are sure about it and the risk it carries.

How to Jailbreak Second Generation Apple TV?

To jailbreak Apple TV (2nd generation), we use Firecore Seas0nPass. To jailbreak Apple TV running on iOS firmware 5.3, use Firecore Seas0nPass. Additionally, we need a PC or Mac to perform a jailbreak. Follow the simple instructions given below.

Jailbreak Apple TV

1. On your PC or Mac, download the Firecore Seas0nPass software.

2. Further, uncompress the software and move it to the folder Applications.

3. Connect your computer to the Apple TV using a USB Micro cable.

4.  Open Seas0nPass and click on the Create IPSW option.

5. On the Apple TV remote, press the Menu and Play/Pause buttons as prompted.

6. Soon, iTunes launches on the PC, thereby restoring Apple TV.

7. As the restoration completes, click on the Done option and disconnect the PC from the Apple TV device.

8. Connect the Apple TV device to your TV and turn it on.

9. As the Apple TV boots up, you can see the FireCore logo on the screen. It might replace the Settings icon on the Apple home screen for a short time.

How to Jailbreak an Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K?

With the above method, you can’t jailbreak the fourth and fifth generations. Here is a simplified to help you jailbreak these models.

1. Download Cydia Impactor and ChimeraTV jailbreak files on your PC or Mac.

Jailbreak Apple TV

2. Using the USB cable, connect the PC or Mac with the Apple TV device.

3. Launch Cydia Impactor on your PC, drop the CinemaTV file, and load it.

4. Further, click on the Start option and start installing the file.

5. Further, enter your Apple ID and Password.

6. With this, Cydia Impactor will install the ChimeraTV app on your Apple TV.

7. Now, disconnect Apple TV from your PC and connect it back to your TV.

8. Now, turn on your TV. You can see the ChimeraTV app on your Apple TV, and you need to launch it.

9. Further, choose the options for jailbreak and click on Do it!

10. Soon, the jailbreak process begins and continues for a few minutes.

11. You can see a ‘Success! Your TV has been liberated!’ message on your screen.

12. Retry the process in case it fails and reboots.

Related: What Generation is My Apple TV?

Is a Jailbreak necessary?

It is not necessary that you need to jailbreak Apple TV. If you have the latest generation model, you might not even need a jailbreak. This is because the App Store itself hosts apps to meet all of your needs. However, jailbreaking an older Apple TV can give you access to more apps unavailable in it. Not just apps, you can access more systems and services on the device that you jailbreak.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to jailbreak Apple TV 4K?

It might be really hard to jailbreak Apple TV 4K. If you are on Apple TV 4K, you need not jailbreak it as it lets you access a lot more apps in the App Store compared to other models. The method to jailbreak an Apple TV 4K is explained above.

2. Why do I need to jailbreak Apple TV?

You don’t necessarily need to jailbreak Apple TV. However, by jailbreaking it, you can access a lot more apps, services, and systems.