Apple TV 160Gb Question (A1218)

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  1. SimplyMac2012, Nov 28, 2012
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    SimplyMac2012

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    I have just bought a Apple TV 160Gb on eBay and was just wondering if the USB on the back has the option of adding a external hard drive ??


    Maybe new firmware to enable this ??

    Anyone help on this matter please


    Regards

    Adam
     
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    Did you manage to enable the USB port to allow external drive to work ?
     
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    Plenty of people do this by hacking their original Apple TV (1st gen./silver version) using a "Patchstick." There are generally two approaches:

    1. Do-It-Yourself, which involves more technical knowledge. A good place to start is the Beginner's Guide on the AwkwardTV Wiki.

    2. aTV Flash, a pre-packaged and commercially supported "point and click" version from FireCore.

    Either way, you still have to supply your own USB flash drive. Not every USB flash drive can be used, however, as the Apple TV is picky about the types of USB flash drives it'll boot from.
     

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