[Tutorial] Apple TV 3 jailbreak and XMBC install guide
Here is guide on how to jailbreak your ATV 3 (thanks to @tihmstar) and how to successfully install XBMC build 12.2-0.
You must have Apple TV 3,2 model A1469, this is an updated guide as I’ve spent whole day troubleshooting and successfully installed XBMC 3 times on 3 fresh restore/jailbreaks.
I’ve tried installing Kodi builds but Apple TV throws up not enough storage error. If anyone manages to install Kodi please share thank you.
Step 1 jailbreaking your Apple TV 3
Do fresh jailbreak of your Apple TV 3. To do this:
Go to settings and network click on your WiFi name until you get to the Wi-Fi configuration page and manual change your DNS to **046.166.144.059**
Next go to ‘Send Data to Apple’ and press the play button on your remote.
Click Add Profile and add **http://trailers.apple.com/trailers.cer**
Next go to trailer app on your home screen and click #etason and it will jailbreak your Apple TV, once it reboots you’ll see computer and settings go into settings AND change your DNS settings back to original from manual to automatic.
Ssh into your jailbroken Apple TV 3 with whichever terminal you use.
Type these commands:
**ssh root**@(your IP address)
Enter Password (default is alpine)
**EDIT:** once you have ssh access to your ATV run the following command to get untethered jailbreak:
**dpkg -i untether.deb**
So far can’t do much with XBMC but will update if manage to get anywhere. Jailbreak allows ssh access to your Apple TV 3 follow developers like tihmstar or developer of NitoTv to see what they’ve managed to achieve with this jailbreak.
Next you want to ensure you type the commands exactly as written making sure to press enter after each line (see image if get any error on any of command as needs to be written exactly as command I’ve given)
**apt-get install wget**
**wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -**
**echo “deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list**
**dpkg -i *xbmc.deb (IMPORTANT: add another star after the word xmbc, it should have star infront of and at the end of the word xbmc ,, posting from mobile so formats it to italic)**
People are getting confused at the above command,, so should be:
dpkg -i space star xbmc star dot deb
Now you need to run:
**apt-get -f install**
Your Apple TV should reboot and you’ll see XBMC on your home screen, setup XBMC however you like.
Enjoy ! Don’t forget to smash like and subscribe, joking this isn’t YouTube lol.