Apple TV Jailbreaking help

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Agraphia, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Agraphia macrumors newbie

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    so i jailbroke my apple tv and it has the season pass logo on the bottom right when i plug it into my tv but now i want to get xbmc and i beleve i have to untether but the boot tether option on my laptop says The AppleTV2,1_4.3_8F455 firmware is untethered and does not require this process! please help
     
  2. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    I think you may be confused, you can have any jailbreak you want either tethered or untethered, once you have it jailbroken you can SSH into your apple tv and then you can install xbmc via the ssh terminal.
     
  3. Agraphia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you know of a tutorial
     
  4. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    To jailbreak or to install xbmc via terminal?
     
  5. Agraphia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i just need to get xbmc i have it jailbroke
     
  6. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    Installing XBMC is just a matter of using SSH to connect to the newly jailbroken ATV2 to download and install the software. Here are the instructions from the XBMC team:

    ssh root@128.9.9.9 (fill in your own ATV IP address)

    When prompted for your password, enter ‘alpine’ if you haven’t changed it. Now you’ll want to install the XBMC software, execute each of these commands independently:

    echo "deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list

    Next use apt-get:

    apt-get update

    And finally, install the software:

    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

    When XBMC has completed installing, your AppleTV’s built-in media manager FrontRow will restart itself and you will see XBMC in the list of options, just select it to launch XBMC.
     
  7. green94 macrumors regular

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    Resurrecting an old thread....

    I'm getting this error when trying to install XBMC via the following command:

    apt-get update

    E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.

    Any ideas?
     
  8. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    I would think the servers might be overloaded, another user in another forum was having the same problem and tried again later and it worked.
     
  9. green94 macrumors regular

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    OK, just restored again - will give it a shot a little later.

    Thanks for the info.
     

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