Force restart out of XBMC without unplugging ATV2?

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  1. DrEnalg macrumors regular

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    .... and without ATV2 remote? I've tried "killall AppleTV" and "killall LowTide" in Terminal via SSH, and that doesn't seem to work. Just found out my newly-paired six dollar cheapo universal remote doesn't do a force restart either.

    Any ideas? Obviously I'm trying to avoid buying a new ATV2 stick-of-chewing-gum remote.
     
  2. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not quite sure what you're asking but this should work:-

    IOS 4.0
    Code:
    killall -9 Lowtide
    IOS 4.1 or above
    Code:
    killall -9 AppleTV
     
  3. DefBref macrumors 6502

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    Pressing menu and down on the remote for about 5 seconds will force the atv2 to restart.
     
  4. DrEnalg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, except not on the after-market universal remote I paired with the ATV2. I'm just trying to find some method for force-restarting lowtide or force-quitting XBMC without unplugging the ATV2.

    As a slight aside, anyone with know-how and/or programming chops think there might be some sort of way to send a signal from one's ios device to the ATV2 (via SSH I guess?) to force restart the ATV2? Would be nice....
     
  5. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    I gave you the answer:rolleyes: Oh and you're welcome by the way.....
     
  6. DrEnalg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes! Thank you. I'll probably give it a shot tonight. Sorry - I have no attention span. Easy to mistake as lack of gratitude, I suppose.

    Still would be nice to have a (probably JB) app be able to do it from my ios device...
     
  7. roidy macrumors 6502a

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    There's got to be an ssh app for jailbroken iOS devices and then if you could find an app to record a macro of you running the killall command, that might work.
     
  8. DrEnalg thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good thought. I'll get on that - I think I've played with recording macros before, long time ago.
     
  9. Iizsupaer macrumors newbie

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    I haven't tried this more than once but it seems like a logical work around. If you have an iPhone/iPad or other product that allows AirPlay- send a picture from that device to your ATV2 and it seems to force quit XBMC. Cheers.
     
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