With various Apple TV leaks used by our readers, it’s important to keep in mind that they come with both the performance and the risk of making SSH connections to your device.

Once the prison is broken, you may want to tinker with the device, remove the apticket, copy files to and from it, or examine the file system. To do this, you need to establish a connection from another device via SSH. In this guide we explain how to do this and how you can protect yourself by changing the default passwords.

If you’re new to jail, you can use our guides to get started.

To the tvOS 10.0-10.1, .

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Here’s how to SSH to your Apple TV 4 or 4K

one) Make sure your Apple TV is in jailbreak status. This process varies slightly depending on the leak. However, it basically involves launching the leak app from your Apple TV’s home screen and pressing the button. Prison break .

two) Open the app frame on your Apple TV and navigate to the section network .

3) Write down yours IP address appears on the Network page.

4) Run on your computer terminal from / Applications / Utilities or via Spotlight. If you have an iOS device with a broken cage, you can use a program like NewTerm 2 (MTerminal in old firmwares).

5) At the command line, enter the following command and press Enter To connect to your Apple TV using SSH:


Replace YOUR_IP_ADDRESS_HERE with the IP address you provided in Step 3) . For example, in my case the command was:

ssh root@

6) When the terminal asks you to confirm the connection, just enter Yes , and press Enter keep going.

7) If you are prompted for a password, enter the default password alpine .

8th) When the read message is displayed -bash-3.2 # It connects to your Apple TV 4 via SSH.

Now we have to change our standard password from alpine to another! On the other hand, Someone Your network can connect and control Your Apple TV.

9) LiberTV 10.0-10.1 users ONLY. Users of other jailbreaks MUST skip this step.

At the command line, enter the following command:

export PATH = / tmp / bin: / tmp / usr / bin: / tmp / usr / local / bin: / tmp / sbin

To avoid crashing the device, the developer liberTV has installed all the binary files you may need in a temporary folder instead of the traditional locations in the file system. The above command expands our path so that we can call it up as usual. Without it, most of the commands we try to issue will fail.

10) Now that we are ready, we can change our root and mobile passwords just like we would on a jailbroken iOS device. Write first passwd to change the root password.

eleven) The terminal prompt asks you to enter a new password twice . Pick a strong one and write it carefully. The letters are not displayed in the terminal as you type.

12) If you’ve set a root password, enter passwd mobile to also change the mobile password.

13) Proceed as before and enter a new mobile password twice to set it.

Don’t lose or forget these passwords! !

That’s all we have to do. In the future, when you enter SSH on your Apple TV, follow the instructions Steps 1) -6) . If you are prompted for a password, enter the root password you set He passed by eleven)

LiberTV 10.0-10.1 users just they have to repeat Step 9) before proceeding with your SSHing. If you don’t, you won’t like any of your favorite commands ls or scp will be at your disposal.

Do not overwrite or delete any of the existing system binaries on Apple TV while playing the game. Otherwise, you will lose your Apple TV and your jailbreak.

Having trouble with SSH on your Apple TV? Do you need more help with this guide? Let me know in the comments.

So SSH into your Apple TV 4 or 4K and change your root password

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