Tag: Kodi



Time to dust off your ATV3s! The 7 year wait is over!

At one time some people said the Apple TV 3 (ATV3) would never be jailbroken (in your face Craig Lloyd) and to be fair ALOT of people said it would never be jailbroken. (Sorry Craig) But thanks to tihmstar. The once most elusive jailbreak is here for us to enjoy. And lets be happy it’s here.

Sure the ATV3 is obsolete.
Sure the most recent available Kodi Helix 14.2 (Current version is 18.7)
Sure almost no repos work with such a dated version of Kodi.
But this is a culmination of 7 years, 10 months and 21 days of waiting.

You can even check out a timeline on the jailbreak here – https://etasonatv.tihmstar.net/

It took 7 years, 10 months and 21 days until the first public ATV3 jailbreak release
and it took another 1 day until the first person figured out how to actually use it.


I know we should be covering the Apple TV 4 but that’s been pretty dead too for the last little while. It was nice to see some “big news” during the pandemic. So below are the ways you can Jailbreak Apple TV3.

Instructions – Wololo.net or Reddit
Video – Clicky TV – How to Jailbreak Apple TV3
Past Articles –
FireCore Community
Gotta Be Mobile

Source – https://etasonatv.tihmstar.net/


tvOS 11.3 Jailbreak for Apple TV 4 & 4K

Jailbreak Apple TV 4K and 4th Generation Tutorial with Electra tvOS 11.3 Jailbreak

For those of you that still have their Apple TVs on tvOS 11.3 depending on your situation you can jailbreak it with one of the tutorials below.

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Apple TV 4K FAQ

A quick FAQ for everything you need to know about the anticipated Apple TV 4K.

Tech site iMore released a very helpful FAQ for all your must need, gotta know questions about the newly announced 5th generation Apple TV: The Apple TV 4K.

Here are some of the more important answers to the FAQs

When can I order it and when can I get my hands on it?

  • Apple TV 4K goes on pre-sale September 15 and ships on September 22.

What’s it going to cost?

  • 32GB Apple TV 4K: $179 ($229 CAN)
  • 64GB Apple TV 4K: $199 ($249 CAN)
  • 32GB Apple TV: $149 ($199 CAN)
    • Note: They have discontinued the 64GB Apple TV 4 (It is still available as a refurbished device)

Apple TV 4 TvOS 9.2.2 Update Is Now Available

tvOS 9.2.2 update is here!

The new tvOS 9.2.2 update is here! Although considered a minor update, it lays the ground work for the next major update tvOS 10 available in Q4. Overall this update essentially focuses on performance improvements and bug fixes that were found in versions prior to tvOS 9.2.2.

Remember when updating to new tvOS 9.2.2 Kodi will have to be reinstalled.

Check out the full article below.

Sources: 9to5mac – Macrumors


How to Stop Kodi Removal After Apple TV 4 Updates

How to Fix The “Kodi Is No Longer Available” Error Message

Many users have noticed their Kodi and other non-Apple App Store installed (side loaded) applications has been removed from their devices following an update. When clicking on Kodi they get the “Kodi is no longer available” error message. The reason is simple, Apple restores all devices to a “factory like” state after all updates. Which means if your device has a “non approved” or “sideloaded” apps like Kodi they will be removed. So if reloading your apps constantly is something you enjoy then for you this article ends here. But for the rest of us, stopping automatic updates will stop Kodi’s removal on your ATV4.

Disabling Automatic Updates

  • On your Apple TV 4
  • Go to Settings then System
  • Under Maintenance click on Software Updates
  • Switch Automatically Update off.

Best Apple TV 4 Apps (Not Named Kodi)

As you probably already know Kodi isn’t the only app you can use on the forth generation Apple TV.

Knowyourmobile has compiled some of the best ATV4/TVOS apps for the market. Even one of my personal favorites made the list. The ever timeless Sonic CD!

Source: Knowyourmobile

Apple TV 4 Jailbreak Coming Soon!

Amazing news!

The Pangu Team, responsible for many iOS jailbreaks (and most recently the iOS 9.1 jailbreak) have recently announced they are on the verge of officially releasing a jailbreak for the Apple TV 4 via tweet.

We will release jb for Apple TV4(9.0.x) next week which only has SSH access. It’s mainly for security researchers and jailbreak developers.

PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) March 11, 2016

Previously adding Kodi to the ATV4 was a bit of a difficult task as only MAC users can do it. But with a jailbreak the task will be opened to anyone (MAC or PC users).

The jailbreak will only include SSH access (for now *fingers crossed*) which means adding Kodi may require a bit of skill but it will definately be easier than the current options.

Source: 9to5Mac

Kodi (XBMC) Potentially Sideloaded With No Jailbreak

AFTV or Amazon Fire TV reports that a need for a jailbreak may not be needed. The process could be difficult as it would require you to compile an .ipa file yourself but the future’s very bright for everyone looking forward to adding Kodi (XBMC) on their shiny new Apple TV.

Read the rest of the article here.

Source: AFTV

Welcome to Apple TV 4 Jailbreak

Welcome to Apple TV 4 Jailbreak
Apple TV 4 Jailbreak is a community that regroups all the latest info on the 4th Generation of the Apple TV (ATV4) following it’s unveiling at Apple’s  September 9 event. Also we will cover it’s potential (and widely anticipated) jailbreak for the ATV4.

Since the 2nd generation Apple TV was discontinued in March of 2012, a simple iOS or Apple solution to get XBMC (now Kodi) was a difficult task. (since the Apple TV 3 was not “jailbreak-able”). But with the possibility of applications or apps on the new ATV4 there is now a new glimmer of hope.

Stay tuned as we keep you covered on any NEW “Apple TV 4 jailbreak”-ing developments.