On January 28, 2013, over 7 years ago Apple TV 3 was released and the system was jailbreak proof. Thanks to the recent discovery by @tihmstar it is now possible to jailbreak Apple TV 3 running iOS 8. For the moment the jailbreak itself doesn't offer any apps or features but stay tuned for updates.
Here today in this post will show how to Jailbreak Apple TV 3 in five steps. This is a very great tool created by the hacker from France. We tested this tool from Graphic Technology Blog Team, and work very good. You have Apple TV 3, now is easy to make Jailbreak. This is an official tool and not have other to make Apple TV 3 Jailbreak. Latest version of iTunes software; First start by unplugging any other iDevice from your computer. Then extract the Seas0nPass.zip file and run the program. Click on Create IPSW and the software will automatically download the latest Apple TV software from Apple, decrypt the package, jailbreak the files, and repackage the installer. How to Jailbreak Apple TV 3. @tihmstar provided a solution to jailbreak any Apple TV 3 running the latest version of Software Update 7.4 (iOS 8.4.3). Follow our guide to run the exploit and jailbreak your AppleTV 3. Remember to disable auto-updates. This is an untethered AppleTV3 jailbreak. Mar 14, 2017 This article is meant to explain the Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 3 jailbreak procedure, starting from the requirements, what it takes and which benefits it will bring to the users. Pangu recently has announced that they will be releasing a new jailbreak tool for the Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 3 sets.
There is a big chance that the jailbreak community will use this AppleTV3 Jailbreak to add customizations to the iOS 8. We can expect in near feature releases of apps like NitoTV, iOS emulators, Kodi, or Popcorn Time iOS to watch TV series and movies for free and without revokes.
Apr 01, 2014 Hey Guys! I am new to the forum, so be gentle with me for I do not know the rules. I have been waiting for an apple tv 3 jailbreak for quite a while now, since I do not want to pay for a ridiculous amount for an apple tv 2. I saw a recent post posted on March 17 about an apple tv 3.
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 3
@tihmstar provided a solution to jailbreak any Apple TV 3 running the latest version of Software Update 7.4 (iOS 8.4.3). Follow our guide to run the exploit and jailbreak your AppleTV 3. Remember to disable auto-updates. This is an untethered AppleTV3 jailbreak.
Step 1. Run Apple TV.
Step 2. Navigate to Settings → General → Network → Wi-Fi
Step 3. Click on your network.
Step 4. Click on Configure DNS.
Step 5. Click on Manual.
Step 6. Change the DNS to 126.96.36.199 (046.166.144.059).
Step 7. Navigate back to the General section.
Step 8. SelectSend Data to Apple and double click on the play button from the remote.
Step 9. Click Add profile and provide the link http://trailers.apple.com/trailers.cer
Step 10. Click Submit.
Step 11. Go back to the Apple TV 3 main screen.
Step 12. Open Trailers app and you should see etasonATV.
Step 13. Click the hashtag #etason to exploit iOS 8.4 and jailbreak Apple TV 3.
Step 14. After your Apple TV 3 reboots go set DNS back to normal.
Step 15.Calendar software for the mac. SSH into your ATV and install untether by typing command.
After jailbreak, no additional app icon will appear on the main screen. This jailbreak is compatible with AppleTV3,2 (released in 2013, A1469 for Rev A) and AppleTV3,1 (released in 2012, A1427).
Install PlexConnect on Apple TV 3
PlexConnect is the only full-featured app that was created to work on iOS 8.4 (Software Update 7.4) and can be easily installed on jailbroken ATV3.
Step 1. Open terminal (on Windows use PuTTY) and login to Apple TV.
Step 2. Install python and git libraries on ATV3.
Step 3. Install PlexConnect on Apple TV 3.
Install nitoTV App Store on Apple TV 3
As mentioned before, the jailbreak itself doesn't offer any apps or tweaks. To install 3rd party applications on your device you can install nitoTV package manager for Apple TV.
Step 1. Check the Apple TV IP from Settings → General → Network → Wi-Fi.
Step 2. Open terminal (on Windows use PuTTY) and enter the command with Apple TV IP address ex.
Step 3. Add the nitoTV App Store Repo to sources.
Step 4. Update source list with command.
Step 5. Install nitoTV App Store.
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Step 6. Finally, refresh the main screen.
When nitoTV package manager for Apple TV will be installed on your device a new icon will appear on the home screen. Upgrade all packages to the latest version when you open the application.
Install Kodi on Apple TV 3
Kodi 14.2 'Helix' is the last version of Kodi to run on the Apple TV 2, and also on Apple TV 3. Please be informed, that those apps are not officially supported by Apple TV 3 and can not work, or work partially. This is an old iOS and it can happen that the developers will not update the app.
Step 1. Open terminal (on Windows use PuTTY) and enter the command with Apple TV IP address ex.
Step 2. Install wget application.
Step 3. Download a new key.
Step 4. Add the first repo if you didn't do it already.
Step 5. Add Kodi Repo to Apple TV sources.
Step 6. Update the source list, make some free space with commands, and install Kodi.
Step 7. If the app didn't install from repo try to do it manually. Download Kodi package for Apple TV 3.
Step 8. Install downloaded .deb package.
Step 9. Delete the .deb package from the device.
Step 10. Reboot the AT3 with command.
Installing Kodi on Apple TV 3 is only a proof of concept because no addons are working. Kodi Popcorn Time can be installed but will not play any movies or TV-shows. More popular Kodi Exodus addon or IPTV Simple Client is also not working with the older version of the system.
Frequently Asked Questions
Error message #etason comeback on ATV3 12H876
To jailbreak Apple TV 3 it's required to use iOS 8.4.3 (12H876) for Apple TV 3 released on 24th September 2019. If you see this error message it is because you are on iOS 8.4.3 (12H885) with Software Update 7.5 released on 24th March 2020. Downgrade Apple TV 3 to older 7.4 updates.