How to jailbreak Apple TV on tvOS 11.2-11.3.1 with Electra

Thanks to the Electra team, after releasing the jailbreak app for iOS 11.3.1 and 11.4 beta version, they have just rolled out a new jailbreak tool for tvOS 11.2-11.3.1. If your Apple Watch is staying on the right firmware, you should try it out. We’ll show you how.


How to install the ElectraTV app onto Apple TV

This process is different, depending on if you are using an Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K, and it is, unfortunately, faster on the older device. Follow the section applying to your device.


For Apple TV 4

All you need to do first is downloading the latest Electra version for your tvOS 11.2-11.3.1 from its official website. After that, connect your computer to your Apple TV 4 using a USB-C cable, and then sideload the app with Cydia Impactor. You can do it on your Mac, Windows, and Linux, and it’s easy as pie.


For Apple TV 4K

Jailbreaking on Apple TV 4K is a little bit difficult due to the lack of ports on Apple TV 4K, and unfortunately, you can only use your Mac to proceed. If you don’t have one available, you can ask a friend, or install MacOS on your computer with the help of a virtual machine. If you’ve already signed and sideloaded apps to your Apple TV 4K before, you would know how to do it successfully. Here is how to jailbreak your Apple TV with the ElectraTV app.


How to jailbreak with the ElectraTV app

The process is very easy. All you need is the Electra for tvOS app on your Apple TV or Apple TV 4K, then follow the below steps

1) Open the ElectraTV app on the Home Screen.

2) Click on the Jailbreak button and just let it do everything. It’s reliable, but in case it fails, you just reboot your TV and try it again.

You should also notice the Set Nonce button. Although you currently don’t need it, it might allow you to use future restoration so that you can move to unsigned firmware, if you’ve saved your blobs.


Also read: Houdini ‘semi-jailbreak’ Update Supports iOS 11.3.1


3) Once the jailbreak process is done, you’ll be greeted with the following pop-up: Your SSH is running!

It’s time to change your root passwords.

4) Your Apple TV will then respring. After that, the nitoTV app will appear on your Home screen, which is similar to the Cydia on iOS device. You can now freely use SSH, install unsigned apps, and install any tweaks from nitoTV.

If you have a free Apple account, you need to sideload the ElectraTV app after every 7 days. But if you have a paid account; it can last for a year.

On Apple TV 4, it’s as easy as using Cydia Impactor.

For Apple TV 4K devices, if you remain your signed app at the end of the section, you will need to use iOS App Signer on it. However, this time, simply click on the Re-Sign only option under Provisioning Profile from iOS App Signer. After that, use Xcode to push it to your TV 4K.

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