ATV - Enable USB - Some simple advise please?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by keeper, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. keeper macrumors 6502

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    OK I'd like to try this, however all my content is in ATV format.
    I'd like the keep my menus as they are.

    I seen this atvusb-creator, reference to boxxee, nitrotv etc etc.

    But what is the bare minimum not to technical method to just enable USB support?

    Many Thanks Phil
     
  2. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    Easiest way is to buy aTV Flash plug it in, auto installs enables USB and gives you nitoTV, XBMC etc
     
  3. tamasvarga67 macrumors regular

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    Check out atvflash.
    Easy to install, lots of functions, frequent updates - but not free.
     
  4. tamasvarga67 macrumors regular

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    Two of us suggested the same thing at the same time...
    Anyway.. I am using atvflash for more than a year and I am quiet happy with it. I chose it as a safe option over creating a patch stick by myself and no regrets so far.
     
  5. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    It depends whether you want to spend money for it or not. If you are savvy, you could use atvusbcreator, which comes without support.

    If you don't feel that comfortable, you can go for a paid solution.
    check this link for more info.
     
  6. mucky.fingers macrumors newbie

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    What is the easiest way to just enable usb? without installing xbmc etc
     
  7. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    google is your friend. I just did this and refused to pay $50 for something that should be free.

    use ATVUSB-Creator to do the initial patch. Once your patched then install Nito TV (google for install instructions) Nito tv enables the USB Port. Then once again Google making the usb drive your primary drive. A few SSH commands later and your all set up! and you still have your $50.
     

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