Following the release of Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.3.1, the Electra team has released the electraTV tvOS 11.2 – 11.3.1 jailbreak thanks to the help of two other renowned hackers, Justin Williams and @nitotv.
Since tvOS shares largely the same codebase as iOS, it is not surprising that we now have a working jailbreak for tvOS 11.2 – 11.3.1 following a successful iOS 11.3 jailbreak.
The ElectraTV tvOS jailbreak is compatible with the 4th and 5th gen Apple TV running tvOS 11.2 – tvOS 11.3.1. If you are running a higher version of the OS, you are out of luck as the jailbreak is not going to work on your streaming box.
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Up until now, the last known release of tvOS that could be jailbroken was tvOS 11.1 using the LibreTV tool.
Jailbreaking an Apple TV does not offer the same set of benefits as one would get if they jailbreak their iPhones. While there are plenty of Cydia tweaks available for jailbroken iOS 11, the same is not true for tvOS which greatly limits the usefulness of jailbreaking an Apple TV.
Nonetheless, if you are still interested in jailbreaking your Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K, head over to Electra’s official website to download the necessary tools.
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