Once you’ve jailbroken your Apple TV, you’ll now need to install the XBMC software to your device, which will basically add a new menu option to the native Apple TV functionality. The following instructions will install and block any updates that iOS may try to prompt on the box.
If you are using Putty from a Windows computer, type the IP Address under the Hostname field, use “root” as username and “alpine” as password, without quotation marks obviously. In the Terminal window type the following command, pressing enter after:
ssh root@[Apple TV IP Address]
When prompted, type “yes” (without quotations) to continue connecting to the device
When prompted to enter a password, type the following: alpine
The text will not show up as you type it, this is normal, once you’ve typed the password just press the Enter key to continue.
Run the following commands in Terminal by copying and pasting each of the following lines one at a time, it is important to wait for the previous command to finish running before going on to the next.
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
apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
When prompted, type “y” without quotations to continue process.
echo "127.0.0.1 appldnld.apple.com" >> /etc/hosts
echo "127.0.0.1 mesu.apple.com" >> /etc/hosts
echo "127.0.0.1 appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net" >> /etc/hosts
echo "" >> /etc/hosts
apt-get install com.nito.updatebegone
Congratulations! XBMC has now been installed onto your Apple TV 2 device. You’ll now need to import XBMC addons to your XBMC software in order to get the most out of the program, giving you the ability to watch all kinds of programming like Free TV for example.
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