Install nitoTV and Kodi to the Jailbroken Apple TV 4
Once you’ve jailbroken your new Apple TV 4 device, you’ll want to begin installing third party apps to your device, but unlike other jailbreaks, there is no Cydia for the Apple TV, which is where nitoTV comes into play. nitoTV is like an unofficial App Store for the Apple TV, similar to Cydia in the sense that you can install unauthorized apps to your device through it. We’re now going to walk you through installing nitoTV to your jailbroken Apple TV 4 device without further delay. Special thanks goes to nitoTV of course, for all his hard work and dedication.
Please Note: This process is fairly easy if you’re comfortable around your Mac computer, if not you should get someone to help you do it. Kodi is still in experimental stages of development for the Apple TV 4, so don’t expect perfect functionality either.
Required: Jailbroken Apple TV 4 and a Mac Computer
Step 1: From your already jailbroken Apple TV 4 device, Navigate to the “Settings” tab.
Step 2: Select the “General” settings menu.
Step 3: Click on the “About” menu option.
Step 4: You’ll now want to take note of the “IP Address” listed on the page, write it down because you’ll need it shortly.
Step 5: Launch “Finder” on your Computer at this point.
Step 6: Select the “Applications” tab on the left side of the Finder window.
Step 7: You’ll now want to open the “Utilities” folder on the right side of the window.
Step 8: Launch the “Terminal.app” application.
Step 9: You’ll now want to input the following command in your Terminal window in order to connect to your Apple TV 4 device. Once you’ve entered the command, Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
Replace the “<Apple TV IP Address>” placeholder below with your device’s IP Address, which you should have marked down in “Step 4” of this guide.
ssh root@<Apple TV IP Address>
Step 10: If prompted to confirm that you wish to continue connecting, simply Input the word “yes” (without quotations) then Press the Enter button.
Step 11: When prompted for a “password”, type the following password, then Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard. If you’ve already changed your device’s root password, use your new one instead.
If you’ve already changed your device’s root password, Skip to “Step 15” of this guide at this point.
Step 12: Input the following command in your Terminal window in order to change your device’s root password. Once you’ve entered the command, Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
Step 13: When prompted to enter a “New password” go ahead and Input your desired root password, then Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
Please Note: Be sure to use something that you’ll remember, because if you forget it you’ll be locked out of your device.
Step 14: Input your new password again when prompted to “Retype new password” then once again Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
Step 15: Input the following commands one by one in your Terminal window in order install the nitoTV app. After inputting each command, Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
chmod +x installNTV.sh
Step 16: You’ll now want to input the following command to end the terminal session, then Press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
Step 17: You’ve now finished installing nitoTV to your Apple TV 4 device!
Step 18: Back on your Apple TV 4 device, Launch the “nitoTV” app for the first time.
Step 19: Select the “Settings” menu from the top horizontal menu bar.
Step 20: Click on the “Block Update” function.
Step 21: Return to the “Featured Packages” menu which you can find on the top horizontal menu bar.
Step 22: Choose the “Kodi-TVOS” package from the listing.
Step 23: Click on the “Install” button at this point.
Step 24: Choose the “Install” function once again.
Step 25: Wait a few minutes for the Kodi installation process to complete, don’t touch anything in the meantime!
Step 26: Once the “Success, respring required!” message is displayed, Click on the “Respring” button to reboot your device in order to complete the Kodi installation.
Step 27: You may now Launch “Kodi” from the icon on the home screen of your Apple TV 4 device. You’ll notice that the version of Kodi installed is an experimental version still in the development stages, with a cool new look that might take some time to get used to.
Step 28: At this point, you’ll probably want to begin installing addons. Please note that for the time being, you’ll have to use the old Fusion Installer method to install your desired repositories and then addons, because our automated tools have not yet been made compatible.
Congratulations! You’ve now managed to get nitoTV and Kodi running on your shiny new jailbroken Apple TV 4 device, hooray! Please remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you enjoyed this and other guides at our site, and be sure to tell all your friends. If you need any Apple TV 4 hardware related assistance, you’re encouraged to visit the CABLE CUTTERS forums where someone will surely be eager to lend a helping hand.