06 August 2014 ~ 48 Comments

Upgrade XBMC v.13 On Apple TV 2


Hi folks. This tutorial is for the those with an Apple TV 2 that is already jail broken. For some of us, we’ve had our Apple TV 2’s jail broken for quite a while now and XBMC maybe be outdated. There’s nothing wrong with an outdated version of XBMC. When I first jail broke my Apple TV 2, XBMC version 11 was released. And since jail breaking, XBMC has been stuck at version 11. Again, there’s nothing wrong with having an older copy of XBMC; as they say, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. And besides, there maybe some plugins that are not yet compatible with the latest and greatest version of XBMC.

But for those who what to use the latest version of XBMC on their Apple TV 2, there’s the easiest way to upgrade.

Upgrade XBMC On Apple TV 2 NOW

  1. Download yourself a copy of “into Installer” which is available for free and install (Mac / Windows).
  2. Be sure that your Apple TV 2 (which is already jailbroken) is on the network and your computer is on the same network
  3. Execute the Installer app, click on “Upgrade XBMC” and WAIT
  4. Once the upgrade completed, your Apple TV 2 will restart and right away, you’ll see that the XBMC icon in the menu of your Apple TV 2 has changed
  5. Congratulations, you have upgraded XBMC to the latest version which as of this writing, is version 13.

Something to note that I have mentioned, not all your plugins may work with the latest version of XBMC so be sure to do due diligence on the popular plugins you use to be sure they are compatible with the newest release of XBMC.


48 Responses to “Upgrade XBMC v.13 On Apple TV 2”

  1. The Tech Loft 5 August 2014 at 8:20 pm Permalink
  2. donaldpitt 9 October 2014 at 10:14 pm Permalink

    Why isn’t it working for me?

  3. Alex T 17 October 2014 at 7:49 am Permalink

    Thank you so much, worked perfect in one minute!

  4. SEENO 21 October 2014 at 1:35 pm Permalink

    Wheres the into installer link??

  5. Tracy 28 October 2014 at 9:17 pm Permalink

    I cannot find the link for the into installer.and when I googleit I find nothing…..

    Help please

  6. Isaac Carabaña 16 November 2014 at 7:26 am Permalink

    Thanks a lot men!!! is very easy way to have the last version on xmbc… great video!!!!

  7. nosey parker 19 November 2014 at 10:30 am Permalink

    Yeah but y is most people saying. Kodi does not work or work as fast on Apple TV 2 ?

  8. Stan Shetty 26 November 2014 at 10:42 am Permalink

    Lost my XBMC icon on Apple TV while trying to upgrade. Earlier a message came up saying “Error: Server cannot be accessed.”Does that mean I have to get it jailbroken again and go through the whole process to reinstall XBMC. HELP!

  9. John Tegan 27 November 2014 at 1:32 pm Permalink

    10 minutes to explain ONE STEP? just shoot me. please.

  10. Jennifer Melanson 28 November 2014 at 9:07 pm Permalink

    I don’t know a whole lot about computer/technology stuff. My Apple TV 2 was given to me jailbroken, as a gift. Recently, we started getting the message that dependencies could not be met, and so we came across your You Tube video on how to upgrade XBMC. We followed the instructions and it worked, but since upgrading, we are now getting a message that ‘No Seasons can be found’ when we try to bring up the TV shows under 1Channel. The movies still work. Can you provide any info. on this? It’s very frustrating and we would like to be able to watch our TV shows again.
    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide,

  11. Adriano Mentone 7 December 2014 at 6:28 pm Permalink

    Didn’t work for me. I’m using 12.3. pressed upgrade, got the checkmark. it rebooted and still same version.

  12. Clanci Tipton 9 December 2014 at 4:44 pm Permalink

    Just attempted to upgrade..got the new icon, but now when i click on XBMC it just goes to a black screen then back out to the main screen. Any idea what I can do to fix this?

  13. Jesus Barrera 10 December 2014 at 10:33 am Permalink

    hello…i´m having so much trouble trying to upgrade my xbmc to Kodi because when i launch Nito it shows the IP address so I don´t know hot to make it work…any suggestion on this ??? thank you

  14. Steve Tish 11 December 2014 at 5:59 pm Permalink

    Don’t get how you are connect to the Apple TV with USB or with IP address?

  15. Hugg Montemayor 20 December 2014 at 9:56 am Permalink

    Hey man, i’ve been trying to upgrade xbmc but didnt work then i try remove xbmc but it doest work in any ways i try…i try using comand for ssh and using nitotry to jailbreak again but always tells me the same thing :E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list (dist)E: The list of sources could not be read.hope you know anything about it and how to help me

  16. Adrian Gayler 21 December 2014 at 12:35 pm Permalink

    Superb video. I dug out my old apple tv 2 and ran this and now have everything working . Happy Christmas…!

  17. finess3 26 December 2014 at 12:43 am Permalink

    a bunch of nito installer websites seem to have viruses built into them do you have any recommendations for a true laymon of where I can safely get nito installer?

    your wisdom is truly appreciated

  18. Jacob B117 27 December 2014 at 1:53 pm Permalink

    I am running ATV2 5.3. I have FC Settings icon so I know I’m JB. When i try to install XBMC with Nito Installer it gives me the check mark but when I go to ATV menu, XBMC is not there. I reboot and still not there. I can load Nito successfully, but not XBMC. Any suggestions on why XBMC is not showing up or loading correctly?

  19. steve rapson 31 December 2014 at 11:28 am Permalink

    I had vrs 12.2 it was working until a few weeks ago then I don’t have any content shown in XBMC i.e. no movies or anything else. When you upgrade do you need to connect to the apple tv box via a USB cable? you don’t say in this- I tried doing it as per your instructions but it docent seem to change the version on the Apple TV

  20. GordonStudent 1 January 2015 at 12:23 am Permalink

    Tried this over and over and everything happens EXCEPT after the reboot, the SAME XBMC icon is there and it’s still the old 11.0 version. Boo. Mine was done ages ago and I never upgraded and it finally quit a month or two ago.

  21. drunk0ffhat3 3 January 2015 at 9:47 pm Permalink

    Does anyone know why xbmc doesnt show up after nito installer says it was installed?

  22. Steven Mitchell 5 January 2015 at 7:00 am Permalink

    My apple tv 2 was working great until new year now it I cannot use xbmc, have done jail break again but will not install xbmc, can anybody give some advice.

  23. Cnel Dnel 6 January 2015 at 9:11 am Permalink

    I’m on the same net work as my apple TV2 but it’s not showing up in Nito Installer? Anyone have a clue whats going on?

  24. Cnel Dnel 6 January 2015 at 9:22 am Permalink

    nvm figured it out but i still get the same icon and version

  25. Notmyreal Name 16 January 2015 at 5:00 pm Permalink

    Tried this and it worked after removing xbmc and reinstalling it. No issues.Thanks man

  26. Ryan Chamberlain 16 February 2015 at 11:10 pm Permalink

    I have downloaded the installer, however I don’t get the XBMC option, I only get nito and KODI! please can you tell me what I am doing wrong?



  27. Mark Dougherty 18 February 2015 at 6:16 pm Permalink

    Please just stop the drival

  28. Ryan Chamberlain 22 February 2015 at 12:28 am Permalink

    now my XBMC does not work at all………

    • Sal Ciampa 22 February 2015 at 11:54 am Permalink

      Okay, is this on an Apple tv2?

      • Ryan Chamberlain 22 February 2015 at 12:00 pm Permalink

        Yes but it’s ok as I reset my system and reinstalled the folders and it now works, however can you tell me the best repositories I should install now as mine are all gone now and I cannot remember which ones were the best.

  29. Izze dandia 4 March 2015 at 12:50 pm Permalink

    When I launch the app it’s asking me what the root password is for the apple tv. Is there a common password that’s used? I didn’t jailbreak it, so I have no idea

  30. Izze dandia 4 March 2015 at 12:59 pm Permalink

    I tried alpine & root, both didnt work

  31. Mitchell Bullen 10 March 2015 at 5:22 pm Permalink

    Hey i have an apple tv 2 with xbmc i have all the softwear i need and i click on my apple tv 2 and i hit the button to do it but it says i need to jailbreak it first does it have to be in dfu mode? Thanks

  32. penfes 24 March 2015 at 11:55 am Permalink

    Is there a new link for the nito installer? The one below does not work

  33. Vanessa Bremner 26 March 2015 at 8:57 pm Permalink

    How do I do this upgrade with a tethered ATV2?

  34. Dan 2 April 2015 at 12:29 am Permalink

    I have downloaded the Nito Installer, click upgrade, and I get a password prompt.
    Any suggestions??

  35. Özgür Dag 27 May 2015 at 3:40 am Permalink

    where i can get the Nito Installercant find it on the Interne

  36. RATED 17 June 2015 at 7:56 pm Permalink

    no nato installer links exist. i looked everywhere

  37. Sazzy Woo 26 July 2015 at 12:50 pm Permalink

    i tried this last year it didnt work

  38. Miri Davidson 28 July 2015 at 9:48 pm Permalink

    I did the exact same install however when i try to launch Kodi it just tries to load and then it takes me back to the main page. How can i fix? Please help..

  39. Yaseen Mohammed 2 August 2015 at 4:11 am Permalink

    hi I’ve had an APT 2 and I have updated it thanks for the great video but for some reason am missing the youtube icon on the home screen how do get that back on there thanks in advance p.s I’ve done hard reboot and everything

  40. Amanda Stewart 21 October 2015 at 11:54 am Permalink

    Hello Sal
    I got a gen 1 jail broken and it worked for a few weeks but now i cant open anything.
    I have asked the person for help and they want me to manually update fine….. but i cant even do that i keep getting errors or script error not connected error. I have it lan line connected and its good as it wprked before and had an electrician look as it.
    Whats the problem? ??


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