help with apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by atony, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    first HI everyone
    iam a new member and this is my first post
    i purchased the apple tv the software was 4.4.2
    i took the update and Now it is 4.3 (2557)
    i jailbreat with SeasOnPass
    all i get to watch is the Previews nothing more
    i do get the the FC Red Logo on the screan
    dont know what to do to get this thing going and my old age is not helping
    need your help and what to do to get this thing going
    thanks for any help
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I am assuming you mean you upgraded the software on the atv2 from 4.4.2 to 4.4.3.

    I haven't used seasonpass myself but I believe the red FC logo is from the installation of FireCore, which costs $30.

    Unfortunately for you right now the only way 4.4.3 can be jailbroken is through a tethered jailbreak which requires you to hook the atv2 up to you computer everytime you need to restart the atv2. An untethered jailbreak is coming soon from what I read but no release date as given.

    As for what you have right now, from what I heard with the current seasonpass jailbreak of 4.4.3 isn't complete and doesn't support all the plugins yet. I'm not sure what your looking at doing with the atv2 now that its jailbroken, a common plugin is XBMC which allows you to play movies and music not purchased through the iTunes store. Only the nightly builds are supported by seasonpass which would require you to ssh into the atv to install it.

    If you let me know what your intentions are with the appletv2 I can try and help out a bit more.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    thanks mbleopard
    i would like to get all the free stuff that i can get on it
    looking for help
    on how to do that
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    I'll try and help you out as best as possible but I haven't used seasonpass, only greenpoison and I also use a mac, if your on a windows machine the steps should not be any different, just the programs you use to perform these steps.

    I assume you already performed the jailbreak successfully, now to install the good stuff such as XBMC:

    - You'll need a program to ssh into the atv2, I use cyberduck, which is also available for windows.

    - First get the IP address of you appletv by going to Setting->General->Network and next to "IP Address" is what you want to take note of.
    - In cyberduck click on "Open Connection" and in the dropdown box where the default setting is "FTP (File Transfer Protocol)" click that and change it to "SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)"

    - In the Server: box enter the IP address you found earlier, in Username: enter "root", and in Password: "alpine". Next to URL underneath Server: you should see something that looks like "sftp://root@WWW.XXX.Y.ZZ:22"

    - Hit enter and you'll get a popup box about an unknown host ket for your IP address, just hit allow to continue.

    - You should now be staring at a screen with a "Library" and "Media" folder on the screen, congrats, your looking at your atv2's file structure.

    - Now you'll need to send some commands to the appletv via cyberduck to perform the installation of XBMC, to do this go to the "Go" menu on the toolbar and then select "Send Command" and one at a time send the following commands by typing them, or preferably copy and paste whatever is between the quotations, and hit enter:

    - "apt-get install wget"
    - "wget -O- | apt-key add -"
    - "echo "deb stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list"
    - "echo "deb ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list"
    - "apt-get update"
    - "apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2"
    - "reboot"

    It'll take a bit of time to run through all these commands, once the appletv reboots though hopefully xbmc will be on the homescreen of the appletv.

    I gotta get some things done, try that and if it works I'll try and help you with the rest
  5. atony, Dec 25, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2011

    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2011
    i will try that tomorrow
    do you have the links were i can get the applications (cyberduck)and (XBMC )
    or any others that i may need for windows Xp
    i just want to make sure i get the correct ones
    thanks for your help
    Marry Christmas
    and a happy new Year

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