ATVFlashed Gen1 ATV - Keeps needing restart

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cosmichobo, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. cosmichobo macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2006

    I have a first gen (160GB) AppleTV which I hacked using ATVFlash.

    I find it tends to need a restart fairly regularly (ie few times a month), due to dropping frames, sometimes hanging up, losing sound, ....

    Sometimes resetting the Finder is enough, other times it needs a complete restart.

    Is this common, or should I consider doing a fresh Flash?


  2. MysterMac, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012

    MysterMac macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    I have to restart mine before every use, although mine has the Crystal HD video accelerator card installed and is being used exclusively with XBMC.
    It's as if the driver for the card gets "dropped" by finder after quitting XBMC, restarting XBMC doesn't get the driver "picked up" again.
    Quite often the unit wont respond to any input from the remote when booting into XBMC without a complete reboot too...
    Its a bit of a PITA, but ...
    Looking forward to getting an updated version after tomorrows expected announcement ;-)

    edit : after the AppleTV3 was announced I wasnt particularly impressed so I'll be keeping the ATV1 and putting a Linux XBMC image on it - as soon as I figure out how to do it !
  3. cosmichobo thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2006
    I'll ask then - can the new AppleTVs be modded to let you connect a HDD?

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