tvOS has been neglected by security researchers and developers for a long time, because of it's niche nature, however, this doesn't mean that any development on the OS isn't being made. Jailbreak for the Apple TV isn't a new concept, as we've seen this form of freeing your device before, however, it's still heart-warming to see a jailbreak for a modern tvOS version and modern hardware.
LiberTV is a jailbreak for the 4K Apple TV and Apple TV 4th-gen. It supports tvOS 11.0 and 11.1 which are some of the newer firmware available. It's developed by Jonathan Levin and is based on the work he has been doing with his jailbreak for iOS 11.
Jailbreaks for tvOS are different from the ones on iOS. tvOS does not have a "jailbreak App Store" like iOS does with Cydia. What LiberTV allows users to do is to get all the benefits of a jailbreak on tvOS, including system read-write access, except for the actual store, so modifications to the OS need to be done manually.
One thing that's interesting in particular is the tease which Levin left at the end of his "release tweet":
See you again same time tomorrow for more, maybe? ;-)
This could be a teaser for a "liberty" jailbreak for iOS 11 which Levin has been working on lately, and teasing on Twitter. As this story is being reported late due to yesterday being Christmas Eve, "tomorrow" means today, December 25th, 2017. The "Liberty" jailbreak for iOS 11 would be based on the same exploit provided by Ian Beer and would most likely include a working Cydia release and hopefully MobileSubstrate support as well.
What are your thoughts? Do you own an Apple TV which is eagerly waiting for Kodi? Let us know in the comments!