Resolved Fix: XBMC crashing b/c of 4.3 update

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by myjay610, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. myjay610 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I just JBed my ATV and XBMC was working great then started to crash all the time...pretty sure it was because the ATV kept flagging me to update to 4.3 Since I really don't care about 4.3 yet (and dont want to lose the JB) I just blocked the update servers...just tried this and it seems to be working OK now.

    - install openssh
    - ssh in (or use Cyberduck or other sftp app)
    - grab the /etc/hosts file
    - add the following lines to the end:
    127.0.0.1 appldnld.apple.com
    127.0.0.1 appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net

    -reboot ATV

    Haven't been prompted for updates or had XBMC crash yet, ATV also says no updates are available.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    #2
    cool, I might do this since I will only install upgrades via Pwnage tool custom IPSWs.
     
  3. JSMencer macrumors regular

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    #3
    mine keeps crashing as well. thanks for the info, will def try it soon.
     
  4. gotacube macrumors newbie

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    I tried the fix and it's working. Thanks a whole bunch!!
     
  5. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    Would removing those lines after a 4.3 JB comes out return the Apple TV to it's normal state?
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah it would, but there's no harm in leaving them in for when Apple releases 4.3.1 until that JB is available.
     
  7. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    There's a much easier way to do this guys, please open your eyes. In Nito TV under software - the very FIRST item you can install will turn off the update nag... Once I installed that, my XBMC worked just fine - although I do have to say I feel like an idiot, I spent like 2 hours troubleshooting XBMC, and even reinstalled the whole thing and wiped out my library just to try and fix it.
     
  8. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    I did selected that Nito TV option, but the crashes kept coming in XBMC, and the Update Available dialogs were still appearing.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    #9
    there's also a patch on NitoTV name updatebegone that will clear that update nag. Works good.
     
  10. nickCR macrumors newbie

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  11. cagex macrumors newbie

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    I tried SSH and i also tried UpdateBeGone from nitoTV, both still didn't work it still crashing XBMC on Apple TV 2 iOS 4.3.1
     
  12. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    Not everyone uses NitoTV fella.
     

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