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[iOS] How To: Jailbreak Apple TV on iOS 4.4.4

[1]Own an Apple TV? Ready to break the shackles? Want to (eventually) run iOS apps on Apple TV [2]? Time to jailbreak it!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Jailbreak your Apple TV at your own risk. Jailbreaking voids your warranty.

Before We Begin

This particular jailbreak uses Seas0nPass and works on second generation Apple TVs running on iOS 4.4.4 (the latest firmware available for Apple TV at the time of this writing). As such, you need to ensure your Apple TV is second generation and it is running iOS 4.4.4. If it isn’t running iOS 4.4.4, then you must update it before proceeding further.

To apply the jailbreak, in addition to an actual Apple TV, you need a micro USB cable and a Windows (XP or higher) or Mac (Intel based, OS X 10.6 or higher) computer. Make sure the latest version of iTunes is installed on the computer and the computer has an active Internet connection.

How To Jailbreak Apple TV on iOS 4.4.4

To jailbreak your second generation Apple TV, do the following:

Conclusion

Admittedly jailbreaking Apple TV isn’t as fruitful as jailbreaking other iOS devices; there is no Cydia (yet) and many customizations found for other devices are not available (yet). However, jailbreaking Apple TV still allows you to do cool things, notably install and run iOS apps [2]. Enjoy!

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