iOS jailbreak is about to get whole lot more interesting as it’s ready to expand its reach to devices other than iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Until now, the term ‘iOS jailbreak’ has been used exclusively with iOS phones and tablets. But things are about to take an interesting turn as the reports claiming that the Apple TV tvOS 10.1 jailbreak is near completion have started to emerge, which should be available on free download for everyone in the next few days or so.
iOS jailbreak is a powerful thing that comes with numerous powerful tweaks capable of unleashing full device potential and capabilities. Normally we associate iOS jailbreak with only iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch but now long neglected Apple TV is also getting the jailbreak support. At least, that’s what reports are claiming at the moment.
CTO of Technologeeks, Jonathan Levin, said that the upcoming jailbreak tool that has the potential to free Apple TV running on tvOS 10.1 from the Apple imposed restrictions is “finally done” with information on more details and downloadable tweaks “coming soon”.
As for now, we are in no position to predict the exact date of when the tvOS jailbreak will be released; it could take days, weeks, or even months before the working solution could be made available for public to download on their devices. However, Levin might have made a little suggestion as to when the download file of a tvOS 10.1 jailbreak for Apple TV will arrive in his tweet the other day.
We can guess from Levin’s tweet that the tvOS 10.1 jailbreak will be with us sooner rather than later. As you can see in his tweet that he managed to botch his Apple TV while trying to create a jailbreak solution for it. He also tweeted an image of an Apple TV running ‘top’, which is a command line interface that displays processor activity.
Took buying another 10.1 TV to make up for one I foolishly botched, but the #TvOS #Jailbreak is finally done! Details, download coming soon.
Since the Apple TV jailbreak is kind of an uncharted territory – the first of its kind – we are in no position to make informed guesses as to what to expect from the tvOS 10.1 jailbreak tool and what sort of tweaks, customization solutions, apps and options will be available in this jailbreak. Since the tvOS 10.1 jailbreak is for the Apple TV firmware that’s is quite an old version, which makes it harder for us to predict more about it. Moreover, it’s remains to be seen how much interest tvOS 10.1 jailbreak will be able to garner. It’s the first jailbreak solution for Apple TV, therefore, it doesn’t make it easy to forecast the demand for the tweak in advance.
That being said, as you can see in the image above, some sort of vulnerability in the CVE-2017-2370 kernel was exploited for free up Apple TV set-top-box running on tvOS 10.1 version. But this is just a guess. As soon as anything more comes along, we will let you know here. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the final Apple tvOS jailbreak solution is stable enough that it won’t cause any kind of damage to Apple TV.
So, if you are using Apple TV that’s running on tvOS 10.1 and want to jailbreak it to gain root access to the hardware for enjoying lot more than is possible on the default software, then try to avoid updating the software from v10.1 for now.