Hacking/modding Apple TV.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by imaketouchtheme, May 31, 2008.

  1. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

    Dec 5, 2007

    I was thinking about buying a 40 GB Apple TV at Best Buy today, and I was wondering how hard it was to hack/mod it. Is there a software hack for it, or do you have to do a hardware hack? I would also appreciate any links to where I could learn about this.

  2. Luis macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    You might want to watch out for this. It is the thing you need, but afaik it is not being sold (yet?).

    The software hacks should not be that difficult, but I can't help you there.

    EDIT: Seems here is the place to go.
  3. imaketouchtheme thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 5, 2007
    I was really wanting to run Tiger on it. It seems that the only way to do that is by taking out the HDD and installing Tiger on it, then running some command prompts. If anyone knows how to do it with only a software hack, and using a PPC G4 Mac, please tell me!

  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Check the usual ATV forums and sites for it.
    There is no need to remove the harddrive if you patch your aTV using a Patchstick.
  5. Jason Edwards macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007

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