For those who enjoy modifying their devices through the jailbreak, here's some good news: nitoTV launched the greeng0blin, a new jailbreak for fourth generation Apple TVs and 4K.
The news was announced on Twitter last Saturday (10/2) and reveals that, to run this jailbreak, it is necessary that the device is still in tvOS 10.2.2.
With nitoTV, it is possible to install or remove applications, as well as modify some settings on Apple TVs, exactly as it happens in Cydia in relation to iOS. Package managers like these are usually hard to find for set-top box of the Ma, because repositories are not easily found.
Of course, if you choose to do the jailbreak, you already know that this type of tool takes advantage of loopholes in the system and can, consequently, put your device at risk.
But, if you understand the implications and want to do it anyway, make sure you are using a different version of tvOS. The developers have already stated that the jailbreak soon also come to tvOS 11 but, in the meantime, you will need to do the downgrade your Apple TV by following the steps below:
- In the website iDownloadBlog, download the IPSW file from tvOS 10.2.2.
- Make sure tvOS 10.2.2 is still signed (digitally) before you start you can check on this website. Otherwise, the restoration will fail and you will need to install the latest version of the firmware.
- Connect your Apple TV to your computer and open iTunes.
- Hold down the Shift key (on Windows) or the key (on Mac) and then choose the option ?Restore Apple TV?, which will erase all your saved data and settings (they will need to be configured again later).
- A file manager will then appear. Navigate to the tvOS 10.2.2 firmware file you downloaded and select it.
- Agree to the restore warnings and wait until it is finished before disconnecting the device from your computer.
With the correct version of the system, you can then proceed to perform the jailbreak, downloading greeng0blin and nitoTV 4 on the official page.
via iClarified, iDownloadBlog