How to Install XBMC for Apple TV 2G – [Tutorial]

How to Install XBMC for Apple TV 2G – [Tutorial]

We posted just a few minutes ago that XBMC has just been released for the Apple TV 2G! Below you will find full install instructions on how to install this application.

Step 1. Open Terminal on your Apple computer (or another command line based client)

Step 2. Connect via SSH into your Apple TV.

- Type the following:

ssh root@YOURIPADDRESS

(Make sure that you enter the ip address of your Apple TV, this can be found by going to Settings, General, Network)

You will be prompted for a password. Enter ‘alpine’ if you have not changed this already

Step 3. Run the following commands:

apt-get install wget

wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -

echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main" >
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

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

Step 4. Update the repo. Type the following into Terminal and hit enter

apt-get update

Step 5. Install XMBC. Type the following into Terminal and hit enter

apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

If you have any problems or would like to leave a comment, please do so below. Let us know how you get on!

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124 Comments

  1. Can you airplay to this? I thought they had incorporated that into XBMC on Linux.

  2. slimshotty

    I got it working on my iPad 4.2.1. It’s working really well so far. The jDownloader plugin works very good! The gmail checker plugin works. This is absolutely amazing!! Great work to the xbmc team!

  3. Aaron24780

    Do I need to jb my atv2 first? And if so, could you please incorporate these steps… Even if I must visit a new site and then return here. Also, are there any more screen shots or videos of XBMC in action? I’d like to know what I’m getting myself into before I start down this path. If you can’t tell I’m a greenhorn when it comes to this kinda stuff. Thanks guys (& gals) :-D

    • Hi Aaron,

      Yes you will need to jailbreak your Apple TV before you are able to install XMBC. You can use this tutorial to jailbreak your Apple TV.

      Once you have jailbroken it, come back to this page for the instructions on how to install XMBC.

      You can find more info and a video showing XMBC in action here and more here.

      If there is anything else, just let us know. Hope that helps.

      • Thanks so much for the great simple tutorials!! I’ve just jailbroken atv2 and installed xbmc and its working great. One thing can you please, PLEASE tell me how to install xbmc skins that aren’t included on the system. Like “Aeon” for example. I’ve tried looking elsewhere but cannot understand how to do it.

      • I keep getting the message “could not resolve host name”. Any ideas on that? I can’t seem to get it working. My AppleTV is jb, but can’t get this to work.

  4. sjobbels

    Can you connect an external HD to the apple tv? or can you only stream media?

    • Hi there,

      From what I understand, at this stage you are able to play files from a shared network drive but external storage is not enabled. I would imagine this would not be available for still some time.

      Thanks

      • The aTV2 doesn’t have the hardware to connect external storage via USB, i.e. there’s no USB host functionality on it.

        SMB shares are the best way to get at external content at the moment.

  5. “Selecting previously deselected package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2.
    Unpacking org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 (from …/org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_10.0-0_iphoneos-arm.deb) …
    Setting up bs……”
    This is showing in Terminal and on my TV i only see the startscreen with the apple logo. nothing happens….

  6. the Step number 5 is not found, the server maybe down

  7. I was wondering if the XBMC app can stream from the Plex media server?

    Thanks

    • Hi Tyler,

      At this stage I am actually unsure. I do not think that it is able to although I imagine this may be something that can be achievable down the road.

      Give it a try and let us know. Post a comment on the website when you have tried.

      Cheers

  8. whatsmyid

    It is working like a charm! By the way, how can I add media files into XBMC?

  9. It installed OK on a jb 4.01 ATV2 but is prone to crashing back to the desktop, especially when setting up shares. In addition, I cannot get it to see either files in a Vuze upnp share or on a upnp share from XBMC 10 running on a Mac or from smb shared files on a Mac. Don’t know what I am doing wrong when setting up Video sources and I have done this a lot before using an old XBOX with XBMC. zerfonconig does not work either.
    On the whole I like it BUT the media sharing is VERY weak compared to PLEX media manager.
    The other miosconecption everyone seems to have is that it actually plays 1080 at 1080 on a FPTV supporting this resolution. Not as fas as I can see—my Video setting only show 1280 x 720 and there is no setting for 1920 x 1080. So although it can transcode 1080 in hardware, the ATV2 is still playing it at 720 due to hardware limits. Am I wrong here.
    Wpould appreciate some advice on the settings for upnp and smb if anyone has solved for a Mac network.

    • I’m glad someone has mentioned this, everybody seems to be concentrating on the fact it can decode 1080p content, but it’s really useless if it’s still outputting it at 720p.

  10. allright, so complete noob question here. I’ve never used xbmc before, I have it installed on my atv 2g now, so what now? how do I get to my media?

  11. hello. how do I get XBMC on my ATV2 to recognize my ext HD connected to my airport extreme??

    Step by step would be great. A big THANK YOU ahead of time!!!!!

  12. I have this installed on my iPad but I cant figure out how to pull up the context menu so I can delete a video source I created by accident. Is that possible to do on the iPad? Is there a different way to remove a source?

  13. The final step isn’t working for me,
    “E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2″

    Is the server down or am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks

    • I am getting the same error:

      E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

      Did you resolve this issue?

      Thanks,

      LJW

      • Guys, i got the same issue trying to install it via nitoTV. Waited a day (because i thought server was down) but still no go. does anyone know a resolution to this? Also tried removing it via nitoTV, bu as there is nothing to remove i can’t clean it up again.

        Help please :)

  14. Just wanted to let you know the root password is a typo – it should be all lower case ‘alpine’

  15. Does anyone know how to install an XBMC repository from a zip file? I wanted to install Bluecop’s video plugin repository for full episodes of conan.

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=79148

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • Hi Phil, have you gotten this to work yet? I’ve a similar problem: trying to install a skin from a zip file. I have the zip file on my mac but no idea how to upload it to atv xbmc via terminal.

      • You can use SFTP to send files to the aTV2 once it’s jailbroken. I normally use Cyberduck and make sure the protocol is set to SFTP.

        • butcheek

          can i get a step by step have a hard time trying to figure out how to get files to atv2

  16. On my AppleTV 2G After I typed ssh root@10.0.1.2

    I received this message–ssh: connect to host 10.0.1.2 port 22: Connection refused

    I also haven’t been able to install ATVFlash on it. Any ideas?
    Thanks

    • JaeM1llz

      This is usually an indication that you are using the wrong IP address, wrong username or wrong password or a combination. If you are 100% sure that you are using the correct IP, username and password then that means that you didn’t jailbreak successfully. In that case, restore factory firmware and rejailbreak.

      • Hi There. I have similar problem. When i type in ssh root@myipnumber this answer appears. ssh: connect to host 10.0.1.10 port 22: Operation timed out Any ideas?

  17. I got to step 4 and got errors/warnings. Started over and got errors/warnings again. Tried to post the terminal text but I guess it’s too long. Here’s the end of it. Thanks

    W: GPG error: http://apt.awkwardtv.org stable Release: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 89711CE585F73AB5
    W: Failed to fetch http://apt.saurik.com/dists/tangelo-3.7/Release.gpg NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known

    W: Failed to fetch http://apt.modmyi.com/dists/stable/main/binary-iphoneos-arm/Packages.gz Cached Failure

    W: Failed to fetch http://apt.saurik.com/dists/tangelo-3.7/main/binary-iphoneos-arm/Packages.gz NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

  18. I just installed it and I do not see any errors in my Terminal window. It’s still not showing up on my Apple TV2. How do I refresh my Apple TV without rebooting it? I’d hate to connect my laptop and do another tethered boot up. That’s a pain :)

    • Hi Rolando,

      You should be able to type ‘Killall Lowtide’ or if that doesn’t work ‘Killall AppleTV.app’

      Let us know how you get on.

      • Unfortunately that didn’t help. Main screen still does not show XBMC menu.

        I got this:
        Family-Room-Apple-TV:~ root# killall AppleTV
        Family-Room-Apple-TV:~ root# killall Lowtide
        No matching processes were found

        • Try this:
          Killall AppleTV.app

          See if that works.

          Let me know

          • I got this:

            Family-Room-Apple-TV:~ root# Killall AppleTV.app
            -sh: Killall: command not found
            Family-Room-Apple-TV:~ root# killall AppleTV.app
            No matching processes were found
            Family-Room-Apple-TV:~ root#

            I tried with upper case “K” and lower case “k”.

          • That’s strange, I am unsure why that isn’t working.

            The best idea for now might just be to unplug it from the wall, plug it back in and redo a tethered-boot.

  19. Thanks thescragster, I was afraid you were going to say that :) Appreciate the help!

    • Sorry about that, I was hoping we were going to be able to get it sorted. Looking on the bright side, I guess one more tethered-boot is a pretty low price to pay to get XMBC working though :)

  20. Should this be done before any other apps are installed?

  21. When I’m installing XBMC via Terminal, what should I expect to see on the TV screen that the AppleTV is connected to?

    • Initially you will not see anything. In terminal it will tell you you have made a connection with the Apple TV but nothing will change on the screen. Once you have finished entering the commands into Terminal you will need to restart your Apple TV. Once you have done this you will see XBMC available under the Launcher menu.

      Thanks

      • Thanks. Got errors on install in Terminal (see my January 23 post). Is it OK to retry XBMC install or should I re-JB and re install ATV?

  22. works like a charm. thanks!

  23. Hi,
    I got the xbmc working but once I restarted the device I could not get it to work anymore. Tried several times to unplug and plug it back to the electricity cable the apple tv remained with a black screen. Disappointing! I had then to restore the apple TV and now it works fine but I lost all the functionalities!!!
    Do I have to get it paired every time it gets restarted to get it to boot?

    Cheers! Marcelo

    • Hi Marcelo,

      The reason that happened was because you need to tethered boot your Apple TV each time you turn it off at the wall.

      You can use an application called Seas0nPass to do this for you. Click here for a tutorial on how to do this.

  24. Installed XBMC with no apparent problems. Performed a tethered reboot and everything came up looking good. However when I clicked on the XBMC in the menu it went to a black screen. I still had sound and what appeared to be control of the ATV2 but the picture was dead. There was no way to bring it back or to cancel out. I had to do another full tethered reboot to get picture back. Stupidly I tried the XBMC again and got the same result.

    Any ideas why this happened? I installed Plex and it was working fine.

    If this is just a case of the bugs is there a way I can ssh in and UNINSTALL xbmc?

    • Sorry. It never occurred to me to try unplugging the HDMI cable and plugging it back in (since I didn’t have a connection problem). That seemed to have solved everything and I not only have my picture back but I’m able to access xbmc now.

  25. How do you uninstall this?

  26. Hey folks,

    it keeps telling me

    couldnt find package org.xbmc.repo

    I tried to ping it and it wont reply. is it down? Or am I doing something wrong?

  27. as soon as i type the command
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    btw im using winscp… it stopts responding and never installs anything… it says theres been more than 15 secs without reponse from the device :S
    can u guys plz help me?
    thx in advance!

  28. Doug cobble

    Can anyone help me figure out how to add my MacBook as a source? I’ve got xbmc on my atv2 but am lost how to add my laptop as the source to stream the files. Do I set a smb share? Do I have to select certain share folders? How do i do that stuff? Thank you so much for your help!

  29. Charles Douglas III

    Hey everyone, I have SMB my MacBook and XBMC sees my source and my folders but once I open my folders there are no media files in there what am I doing wrong ??

    Thanks
    Charles Douglas III

    • Charles Douglas, I think I had a similar problem (I’ve unistalled XBMC though, so I can’t confirm). Try holding the Menu button down on the folder and looking for some “media type” setting. If that’s not it, sorry.

  30. Can someone tell me how can I uninstall xbmc from my ATV 2G via SSH?

  31. Eduardo

    Hi everybody, I have just jailbraked with pwnage tool (atv 4.2.1).

    but error message always appears (on TV screen install from atv or even from imac running commads above):

    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

    what should I do ???

    best regards.

    Eduardo.

  32. This is a lot simpler if you have NitoTV installed. Just check this tutorial. It explains how to prevent XBMC crashing and disabled iOS updates. It takes less than 1 minute.

    http://arturito.net/2011/03/21/how-to-fix-xbmc-that-quits-exits-on-apple-tv-2g-disable-update/

    If you would like to install NitoTV follow this guide:

    http://arturito.net/2011/02/14/apple-tv-2-untethered-jailbreak-on-windows-and-xbmc-media-centre-installation/

  33. Hi guys,
    Just did my first aTV2 [did many aTV1], NitoTV installed / updated but when i try to install XMBC, it tells me:

    E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

    this is the same if i try to install via ssh

    is the server down?

    thx

    • Major, the steps were outdated, I have updated the process now, please refollow the tutorial. Thanks!

      • E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

        I’m getting the same thing now.

        What do i do?

  34. Adrian

    Hey guys!
    I’ve been trying to jb my atv2 the last 4 hours now, and I’m starting to realize that I’m the one doing something wrong in this little operation..
    I used seasonpass to jb, but at the end it said that the restore in itunes failed. I read I could use hold the option key and press restore in itunes; so found my way to ../documents/tethered/AppleTV2,1_4.3_8F202_Restore.ipsw .. This went okay, so I did a tethered boot, but whenever I try to install xmbc I get a message:

    Adrian$ ssh root@apple-tv.local
    ssh: connect to host apple-tv.local port 22: Connection refused

    Adrian$ ssh root@10.0.0.20
    ssh: connect to host 10.0.0.20 port 22: Connection refused

    I’d appreciate any help at this point! :)

    • you need to ssh into your AppleTVs IP address will look something like this

      192.168.1.xx

      • Adrian

        Hmm, won’t I find the atv’s ip adress in the General>Network tab? It says IP adress DHCP 10.0.0.20 , while my router adress is 10.0.0.1 .. Is there somewhere else i can find the correct ip adress?

        • Adrian

          Just wanted to let anyone reading above to know that the I somehow did the jailbreak wrong when I was restoring in iTunes. What I’d done wrong was point iTunes to /documents/tethered/**.ipsw. What I should have done was point it to the new restore file in the home folder :) Thanks anyways :)

  35. Dozens

    I too am having a hard time installing XBMC/Plex, when I use Terminal and try this SSH business I get I enter the address from my Apple TV as “DHCP 10.0.1.3″ and I get “connection refused”. How do I find my AppleTV’s true IP address?

    • Hi there,

      To find the IP address of the Apple TV, turn it on and go to Settings, General, network. It will tell you there.

      Enter that IP address into Terminal when you are trying to connect :)

  36. There is a lot simpler way to jailbreak and install XBMC. Just follow this link:

    http://arturito.net/2011/04/09/apple-tv-2g-untethered-jailbreak-and-xbmc-installation-ios-4-3-with-sn0wbreeze/

    Jailbreak is untethered which means you don’t have to connect it to PC or MAC every time you turn it on. Also there is no need to log into the system via ssh. All done by remote control once Apple TV is jailbroken.

  37. FlyFree

    I have managed to run all the commands correctly through WINSCP they all work fine untill I excute the: apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 command.

    When I run the above command WINSCP freezes and does not unfreeze.

    Any ideas?

    • Clint

      Hey FlyFree… I am experiencing the exact same freezing when trying to install the last component, XBMC and I have even tried NitoTV with the same freezing issue.

      I have restored the Apple TV2 to factory firmware then rejail broke. Same problem.

      Did you find a solution to this?

  38. Hi Guys, im getting the below error with step 5 which a few other people are getting but no ones explained how to rectify this.

    Any help will be much appreciated

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install org.xbmc-at2
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc-at2

    • Hi Dean,

      Try the following commands. It looks like the package is no longer being hosted at that address. Let me know if this helps:

      1. Remove the older version
      apt-get remove plex-client-plugin

      2. Update again the packages information
      apt-get update

      3. Install the new version (the name of the package has changed)
      apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin

      4. Restart the GUI
      killall Lowtide

  39. Riviera

    Hi
    I get the following when installing XBMC
    can you help
    Thanks
    Err http://apt.saurik.com tangelo-3.7/main bsdiff 4.3-1
    NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known
    Err http://apt.saurik.com tangelo-3.7/main gawk 3.1.6-2
    NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known
    Failed to fetch http://apt.saurik.com/debs/bsdiff_4.3-1_iphoneos-arm.deb NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known
    Failed to fetch http://apt.saurik.com/debs/gawk_3.1.6-2_iphoneos-arm.deb NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    • Sounds like an issue with your connection, I have just double checked and the packages are there try this:

      “apt-get clean” and then “apt-get autoclean” for good measure, then try reinstalling.

  40. Having problems installing the last step of XBMC. This is the code error…

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

    Please help!
    John

  41. Jo Blo

    Yeah John, im having the same problem, any advice anyone?? thanks

  42. Rob V

    Same problem here, I already tried several things, no luck so far..

  43. XBMC doesnot work

    I install XBMC and crackle into my apple tv 2g 4.2.2 already, but i cant play movies in there, anyone let me know why? i think because XBMC doesnt support for iOS 4.2.2 yet? is that right?

  44. Peter

    When I install any unofficial repository to xbmc via the “install from zip file” option, I end up with an empty repository for that new repository – any ideas?

  45. Hey, read all of the comments and tried everything still getting problems with org.xbmc.repo…. I was able to instal plex… would like some help with xbmc

  46. I have ATV jailbroken on 4.3- i run XMBC and cannot find the files on my computer. Also I ran Media and searched for my external hard drive (attached to my MAC) and the ATV was not able to find the HD. Any suggestion.

  47. hey there, does any 1 know wen the xbox 720 is coming out?? thanks!

  48. a13xr0j45

    Para aquellos que quieran desinstalar xbmc si lo instalaron asi:
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    se desinstalaria apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    si el paquete tiene otro nombre solo tienen que cambiarlo

  49. I have done jailbreak (seas0npass) and added xbmc using Terminal.

    However, I have managed to added sources (music, movies, pictures), but doing that and more so now all I get is a box that says ‘error; operation timed out’… ofllowed by a box that says ‘Remote Share….Could not connect to network server’

    Any help would be appreciated as I have been at this for weeks

  50. This is where i get stuck… seems to not be able to find mirrors.xbmc.org to download packages? any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get update
    Hit http://nitosoft.com Release.gpg
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Release.gpg
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Release
    Hit http://nitosoft.com Release
    Hit http://apt.awkwardtv.org stable Release.gpg
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages
    Hit http://apt.awkwardtv.org stable Release
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages
    Ign http://nitosoft.com Packages/DiffIndex
    Hit http://apt.awkwardtv.org stable/main Packages/DiffIndex
    Err http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages
    HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
    Hit http://nitosoft.com Packages
    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/stv2/./Packages.gz HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    Apple-TV:~ root#

    • The bottom shows that you made a typo when typing in the command. In the URL you put “stv2″ and it was supposed to be “atv2″

  51. actually think i figured out that previous entry – but now it says this. anyone know what this means?

    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2: Depends: org.xbmc.xbmc-seatbeltunlock but it is not going to be installed

  52. I also got E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 and cant install XBMC neither through terminal nor nitoTV. Has anyone gotten it to work or gotten answer on that question here?

  53. Awesome! Simply brilliant!

  54. Hi i need some help please, i have recently purchased and jailbroke my Atv and i am having problems. my AppleTV keeps resetting itself after it is in use for about 20/30 mins i will be watching a film n then it goes back to the main apple screen? any ideas?

    i think i have switched off all the updates in Nirto and XBMC n ATV but still keeps doing it i thought it was the box so i got it changed over but still having the same issue….

    Also another question some of the zip files i have installed will not open, missing settings etc…. or when loaded says missing plug-ins..

    would appreciate if someone could give me guidence

    thankyou
    Mitz.

  55. Also having the same problem. Started happening around the same time as it did for the post above.

  56. Hello I got an Apple TV with firmware 4.4.2 and i jailbreaked it with seas0npass.
    If I do the steps below, XBMC is shown on my Apple TV menu. but if i will open XBMC, it closes and im back at the menu…

    What can I do???

    Thanks

  57. When I get to step 3, do I run all of those commands at once, or separately?

    Thanks

  58. I have JB my apple tv 2G. At step 2 I have to fill in an password, but my keyboard seems to be frozen. What is happening? How can I solve this issue?

    • Don’t worry, you’re keyboard has not frozen. This is just a security measure that is in place when typing passwords into Terminal – it just does not show what you are typing. Simply type your password and press enter.

      Let us know how you get on.

      • I tried what you mentioned but the same problem. I am using PuTTY as the telnet server… every time i type in alpine followed by I got the message Access denied.

        This is what is says:
        ssh root@192.168.0.106‘s password:
        access denied (after filling in my password: alpine)

        And after a few times I get the message: server send disconnect message type 2 (protocol error): “Too many authentication failures for ssh root”

        pls comment.

        • Are you sure that you have jailbroken your Apple TV before beginning the process? You will only have access to/be able to login if you’re jailbroken.

          Cheers

  59. I have re-installed the jailbreak and I see the red logo on the right side of my Apple TV so the jailbreak should be OK right? I still cannot pass the password thing…

    Pls help

    • im stuck at the same place. Dont get an answer after typing in alpine as passwd. I have jailbraked my Apple tv2 before but had to reinstall as the xbmc got unstable.

      • This is a security measure that Terminal has in place. Terminal does not show passwords when they are being typed. Just type your password and press enter.

  60. I have re-installed the jailbreak and I see the red Jailbreak icoon on the right side of my screen…

    Now I tried again to login using puTTY and again I am stucked at the password. Please comment.

  61. Hi i keep getting access denied without asked to put a password

  62. I can’t even get past the first step when I punch in “ssh root@YOURIPADDRESS” it just says

    ssh: Could not resolve hostname YOURIPADDRESS: nodename nor servname provided, or not known

    Also am i supposed to have my apple tv plugged in during this?

    • You are supposed to replace the words “YOURIPADDRESS” with the IP address of your AppleTV.

      • Apple Tv

        I did replace the words with my IP address lol

        • rchairston

          I am having the same issue except I keep getting Connection refused. I have tried my IP address and i also removed YOURIPADDRESS. THis is frustrating

  63. it did not work for me!!! I got all the way to the last command and it says the following:

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

    Please tell me if you know what I could have done wrong…

  64. i installed xbmc on my aptv some time ago, but had to reinstall windows on my computer and tried to set up the file sharing but when i use my aptv to try to add source i can find the sharing folders but they appear to be empty or at least the ptv dosent recognize the file types there are .avi .mpg and DIVX but nothing in the aptv menu.

    p.s. the folder is selected as a sharing folder

  65. Err http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Release.gpg
    POSIX: Operation timed out
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Release
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages/DiffIndex
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages
    Ign http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages
    Err http://mirrors.xbmc.org ./ Packages
    POSIX: Operation timed out
    Fetched 1331B in 4min 44s (5B/s)
    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2/./Release.gpg POSIX: Operation timed out

    W: Failed to fetch http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2/./Packages.gz POSIX: Operation timed out

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    please help me to find what’s wrong

  66. E: Couldn’t find package org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    HEEELP!!!!

  67. When I open putty, I enter the ip address, open, black screen comes up, I enter root, next line will not let me enter alpine??? It’s hung up, tried over & over. I’m jailbroken (little red logo at bottom of screen)running windows 7, Help!

  68. Disregard the above comment, I got past that stage. Now when I run putty & get to “killall apple tv” command, apple tv goes back to it’s regular state, no more little red logo & I do not see any menue change eg.Nito.

  69. Help please

    My friend is not tech savy therefore does not know what cyberduck or any other client app is. I want to install the fastpasstv 3.zip but I was going to write an easy to do list for him using terminal on his mac rather than boggle his mind with downloading cyberduck installing etc etc, but is it possible to ssh into the atv2 via termianl and add the .zip file into the right place so he can select it through xbmc? thanks in advance people

  70. Hi, it doesnt work, when i put this commend, i have something like this:
    E: Type ‘.deb’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

    i cant install xbmc…
    did i do something wrong??
    Please help..

  71. I keep getting this error: “E: Type ‘.deb’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbm” after typing command.

    What to do???

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