The Pangu team released their first Apple TV 4 Jailbreak earlier this week for devices running tvOS 9.0 and 9.0.1. Noted that this came later after the team rolled out their iOS 9.1 Jailbreak, which only limited to iPhone and iPad on that version since Apple has stopped signing the firmware along time ago. As a result, many users can’t downgrade back to iOS 9.1 to take advantage of the Pangu jailbreak.
Many users have reported that they are experiencing the black screen of death on their Apple TV after jailbreaking. This isn’t a big issue, and only a few users have encountered.
In this tutorial, we will show you a way to resolve this issue.
How to Fix Reboot Loop on Apple TV 4
If you have successfully jailbreak your Apple TV 4, you must know that it is very different from the usual jailbreak we normally see on a iPhone or iPad.
There is no jailbroken store aka Cydia or anything like that. What you were given is access to SSH. And that is all we need to fix this black screen problem on your device.
Step 1: SSH into your Apple TV using ssh [email protected]
Step 2: wget http://nitosoft.com/ATV4/fixBoot.sh
Step 3: chmod +x fixBoot.sh
Step 4: ./fixBoot.sh
As explained by sciencography, what you just did will add a script to /etc/rc.d and by doing so, that will unload and reload lockdownd. There is no explanation as to why this black screen occurred, but this will help you fix the issue.
This is not the first time that we see an Apple device stuck on a blank screen; it’s quite common on Macbook and iPhone as well. Hopefully, Pangu or some other developers are working on making a Cydia-like for jailbroken Apple TV.
If you haven’t jailbreak your Apple TV yet, head over to 9to5mac’s article and learn how to do it. All you need is a free developer account and follow their guide.