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How to JailBreak, Install NitoTV, XMBC and IceFilms and Navi – X to your Apple T.V 2 (Untethered 4.4.4) (iOS 5)

Although  MegaUpload was taken down by the U.S government IceFilms still has functionality! Link now includes instructions / link for Navi-X but due to the frequent issues, I can only promise that I will try my best to resolve any issues you encounter as many of them are not user related but IceFilms related.

*Note* You are required to watch the videos on top of reading the instructions.  I suggest just sitting back and enjoying the watch and then attempting this.

UNTETHERED JAILBREAK RELEASED FOR Version 4.4.4, follow the exact guide below, however, before doing so, connect your Apple T.V 2 to iTunes and click “Restore” It will take it to factory settings and update it to 4.4.4 and then you can do the process as described below!

(skip to 4th paragraph to start JB)

I was completely underwhelmed with my purchase of an Apple T.V 2.  Shortly after picking up my iPad 2, I thought that I would be able to use AirPlay on a bunch of apps and view them on my HDTV.  Aside from a few select apps this is not possible! In fact all you need to do is purchase the $45 HDMI adaptor for mirroring (everything you do is put up on the big screen) that they sell, it is wired and you don’t need the Apple T.V for that.  I realize that in future updates to the iOS they may enable it so that every app can use AirPlay but until then my Apple TV 2 is useless.  I have a PS3, Xbox 360, and a WDTV, at $119.99 Canadian and $99.99 U.S for the ATV2 it is not what I consider to be a good buy especially with those other media devices!  That is until I discovered something known as JailBreak. I have Jail Broken my original iPhone, and almost everyone with an iPhone has at least heard of something called Cydia, but for those who Jail Broke the first iPhone know that it was a much more involved process that was risky.  I’m not saying that Jail Breaking the ATV2 is risky, but it’s not risk free either.  I’m not a computer programmer, but do consider my self tech savvy and thought I could add my take on how to go about Jail Breaking the ATV2. I decided to do some research on it and here’s what I found on the ATV2 and JB.

The ATV2 has an HDMI output only, granted this means only newer generation TV’s can support it, this shouldn’t be a huge factor as many people have this technology now, but something to know just in case. It supports 720P playback but trying to play that file wirelessly from your media server is next to impossible.  Playing YouTube videos and viewing your pictures is essentially all it does.   Here’s where JailBreaking comes in.  By JailBreaking you can begin installing third party apps that allow you to do many more things with your ATV2.  For my purposes I’m going to outline how to get from Jailbreak, to installing Nito, XBMC and then IceFilms.  After that you can search for some other cool third party apps to install, but at least with this you can have literally thousands of hours of T.V and movies to watch.

You need to have a micro USB cable for this to work.  If you have either a BlackBerry, Nokia, or most Android phones then you already have this cable.  The USB power cord that comes with most models it is the wire you require, just take it apart.  You’ll know instantly if it is the correct one.  (The other ones don’t come apart, lol) There are different types of Jail Break’s available, this covers version 4.4.4.

I was going to create my own video, but there are enough video’s out there that I just decided to use them along with some of my own.  I will try to help you to fill in the blanks as I believe there are some important instructions left out.

Do not plug in your ATV2 until instructed!

JailBreaking

Download “SeasOnPass” here

For those using a Mac, ensure that your file stays zipped as Mac’s will automatically unzip your file for you, when SSH’ing this file over to your Apple T.V 2 unzipped it will not be recognized, quick reference in comment  #2 how to fix that here.

AT Step 4 in the Youtube video below when it will ask you to put your ATV2 in DFU mode, without the power cord, plug the ATV2 to your PC with the Micro USB, now holding both PLAY/PAUSE buttons for approx. 7 seconds and then let go.  You should be in DFU mode.  I have JB a few ATV2’s, one time I was unable to get my ATV2 into DFU mode, searching the internet, a trick I learned was to plug in the power cord and power the unit with the micro USB plugged in to the PC and the ATV2, then unplug the power cord only and hold the Play/Pause buttons and it will enter DFU mode.  Remember this is only required if the standard method is not working for you.

AT Step 5 when iTunes opens you have to hold the Shift key and then click restore, then click on the file that was created by SeasonPass, it should be called something like this, “AppleTV2,1_SP_restore” or something similar.

Once completed your ATV2 is now JailBroken and you are now 1/4 of the way done.

Installing NitoTV

Connect your ATV2 to your T.V and turn it on now.

Download “Putty” here

To find your I.P address, connect your ATV2 to your T.V and turn it on, go to Settings, then General, and then About, your I.P address should be listed there.

Start Putty!

xtech’s has created a second more easier to use video, Does the same thing as above, but its a bit easier to follow.

In case you are having trouble following here is the commands he is typing out for you, you can copy and paste them one by one, but say yes to any prompts that come up!

Important Information:  Login: Root / Password: alpine

echo “deb http: //atp.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

“echo space quote deb space http colon // atp dot awkwardtv dot org space dot / quote > space / etc / apt / sources dot list dot d / awkwardtv dot list” (thanks to Quasi_Mojo for clarity, this line is same as above but with spacing added for support)

apt-get update

apt-get install com.nito.nitoTV

killall Lowtide

Congrats, you are 2/4 of the way done!

Installing XBMC

Go back into Putty and run command

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

This will make sure all your packages are up to date before you install xbmc and any other plugins you plan to add. Say yes to any prompts!

You have to wait until it is completed of course, I just skipped the final step because I already had it done!

Congrats, you are 3/4 of the way done!

Installing IceFilms

Now go here and complete Step 1, you have already done step 2 and most of Step 3.

Navi-X Repo (Just download the repo and do the same to it as your IceFilms repo)

Download WinSCP here.

Start WinSCP and put in your I.P address with the Username: root and Password: alpine

Click on Login and then Yes and a window like this will open. The left screen is your P.C and the right is the directory folder of your ATV2

You have to place the file you downloaded called repository.googlecode.anarchintosh-projects from your P.C (keep it zipped, some MAC’s automatically unzip the folder, make sure it stays zipped) into a folder called the ” /private/var/mobile/Media”  on your ATV2.

Now, start XBMC, and follow my video,

From there you should go to Add-ons, then click Get Add ON then click Anarchintosh Addons then click Video Add Ons then click Ice Films.  This should begin the install.  Once completed, go all the way out to where ‘system’ was and instead scroll up to go to Videos then click on Video Add-ons then click on IceFilms.

You will have to download ‘the pictures’ folder (automatically prompts you) and you should be good to go, feel free to rate and if you need assistance comment and I’ll try my best to help you!

Finished! Read below for issues that will occur inevitably and how to fix them.

Updated for corrections June 19th, 2011:  Sorry for some confusion, there were a few errors I made in the install process that I discovered while JB an APTV2 with a friend.  This new version is tested and proven.

Update July 23rd, 2011: Regarding a question below, after everything is said and done and going into the Anarchintosh addon and clicking it, there is nothing there.  You get there by going to System/Add-ons/ Get Add-on/ then Anarchintosh Addons but then there is nothing there where there should be Video-Add Ons and then Ice Films.  Taking the power plug off and waiting 5-10 minutes solved this problem when I encountered it.  Good luck!

Update July 31st, 2011: Added Video to show how to do a full IceFilms install after SSH’ing the repo over and how to fix the Missing IceFilms issue.

Update November 25th, 2011: Some minor changes, added support line to SSH Nito TV below original line for spacing.

Update January 4th, 2012: Added how to stop a Mac from automatically unzipping a file while being downloaded.

Update January 10th, 2012: Added new SSH video with simplified instructions.

Update February 21st, 2012: Added new instruction after installing XBMC (Thanks to  7-Endless from RFD forums for this information)

Part 1

Part 2

Update August 4th, 2011:  The problem for some is that Apple T.V keeps searching for updates and you keep getting kicked out what you are watching at the same point it feels like or 5 minutes into watching a show.  UpdateBeGone doesn’t work.  This is the SSH method.

This seems to be missed by allot of people and as a result some people are updating to 4.3 to stop XBMC from “crashing”…

SSH into your Apple TV 2 using either Putty if your a Windows user or the Mac/Linux terminal

For Linux/Mac users “ssh root@ipaddress” when prompted enter the password, probably alpine if you haven’t changed it.

Backup your hosts file:

Code:
cp /etc/hosts /etc/hosts.bak

If you need/want to restore the original hosts file do the reverse:

Code:
cp /etc/hosts.bak /etc/hosts

Paste the below commands, this adds entries to the hosts file that effectively block updates.

Code:
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

If you wish to undo these changes you can use a unix utility named sed via ssh using these 3 lines:

Code:
sed -i '/127.0.0.1 appldnld.apple.com/d' /etc/hosts
sed -i '/127.0.0.1 mesu.apple.com/d' /etc/hosts
sed -i '/127.0.0.1 appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/d' /etc/hosts

Thanks to ‘bircoe’ from the XBMC community forums for this info!

Update January 16th, 2012: Added a currently Known Bug/Issue Section (see right below)

Currently Known Issues

1. XBMC / IceFilms crashes after 1 hour or so of viewing.  (No known fix Problem has been reported on forums)

2. In IceFilms when playing a T.V show or Movie and cancelling it, will not be able to play another movie or film until restarting (power cycle) Apple T.V 2.  (No known fix)

3. MegaUpload down. IceFilms no longer works. (No fix for foreseeable future!)

4. XBMC Crashes after 3 seconds (Solution!) Upgrade to XBMC: EDEN Beta 2

Eden Beta

No more nightly builds! Eden beta 1 is here! If you installed for the first time today using the above instructions then you already have Beta 1. If not, either update through NitoTV or issue the following commands to update your Cydia copy:
Open up your terminal/ssh application and enter the following command to log in to your ATV2:

ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS

You will be asked for a password: default password is alpine
Continue to enter the following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

You should now have Eden Beta 2 for ATV2.

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About Raj Randev

I like to use technology to help me waste time, if by chance it helps with anything useful, that was just dumb luck!

Discussion

501 thoughts on “How to JailBreak, Install NitoTV, XMBC and IceFilms and Navi – X to your Apple T.V 2 (Untethered 4.4.4) (iOS 5)

  1. Great tutorial, really helped in the installation process. Found it to be very helpful step by step, used a couple of other ones and they just skipping over steps was unable to complete the install. Thanks for all the links and videos.

    Posted by Samson Birku | June 18, 2011, 11:22 pm
  2. Thanks for the great tutorial. I had already used Sn0wbreeze to jailbreak and had NitoTV and XBMC installed so it was a breeze to SSH in and add the Icefilms zip file. You video made it a no-brainer. Icefilms is great. The ATV2 interface is better than the web page. There is so much content available there.

    Posted by Matt | June 23, 2011, 11:46 am
  3. You guys are welcome! I will be up to the minute when the iPad 2 JB is released, so if you have those make sure to follow. Thanks again for commenting!

    Posted by Raj Randev | June 23, 2011, 3:24 pm
    • Raj
      I have a problem. I started doing the putty download and screwed up somewhere. I tried going back but now all i keep getting after i enter root/alpine/apt-get update is an error that states;
      e: type ‘deb’ is not known on line 1 in source list / etc / apt / sources.list.d / awkwardtv.list
      i dont know what i did wrong the first time and certainly dont know how to fix this. any ideas?

      Posted by joe | January 15, 2012, 9:11 pm
      • I had to search this for where you posted it, lol, hopefully you see it, I’ll repost it at the bottom to be sure.

        First ensure that the spacing is correct, if the spaces in between are wrong then it will give you that message. If you think you are doing this right, type killall Lowtide to cause the operation to restart and then start from the beginning. If that fails, restart the jailbreak process from the beginning. Its not like it damages the Apple T.V 2 or anything. In the end you only lose 10 minutes of your time by doing it again.

        Let me know if there is anything else you need!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 15, 2012, 9:55 pm
      • HI Raj,

        Do you know how to get putty for a MAC? i download the link you listed, but when it opens up, it opens in a text document with all coding..

        help!

        Posted by neha | January 16, 2012, 2:49 pm
      • Hi Neha, all macs come with a program called ‘Terminal’ from what I understand. That is what you need to use to SSH over to the Apple T.V 2. Please let me know if this is correct when you try it, I will add it to the blog. If its incorrect please let me know what you used so I can add that to the blog. ALso, I think Cyberduck is a third party app that works for MAC if terminal doesn’t work for any reason.

        Thanks and good luck and let me need if there is anything else you need.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 16, 2012, 4:58 pm
      • I had the same problem. I found this alternative entry:

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

        And in my worked!

        Posted by tutonuto | January 26, 2012, 11:37 pm
      • Raj,
        I have a problem that I really need your help! I’ve followed the routes on you tube to download nito tv and xbmc through windows and putty! it shows on my apple tv that its been jailed broken with the FC sign in the bottom corner of the main menu! I then downloaded on the apple tv nito tv which was fine! But when I go onto the installed items the icon for xbmc is there but nothing works?? it comes up with an error message saying org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
        not recognised as a program??? I then looked up on You tube how to download xbmc for apple tv 2, everytime it shows me to enter my IP address, then follow the steps through putty like so!
        apt-get update
        apt-get install org.xbmc.repo
        apt-get update
        apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

        after this process again the same message comes up on Putty:

        org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 not recognised as a program

        Is there any advice on what to do next please mate?

        Posted by Chris | February 24, 2012, 3:50 am
      • echo “deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
        apt-get update
        apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

        Try that instead and see if it works. I remember when I had to ssh over XBMC once I had the ‘mirrors’ line in it and II don’t see that in yours. Plus there should be no need for two lines of ‘apt-get update’ like how yours has. In case this is still wrong just google ‘How to SSH XBMC to Apple T.V 2″ and there should be some more variations on how to get this working.

        Let me know how this goes!

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 24, 2012, 9:40 am
    • Raj: Thank you for your great site. It has been tremendous help to me! However, I am now stuck! I jailbroke my aptv2 and installed xbmc and nito. I downloaded winscp and the add-ons to my computer but I don’t know how to get the zip files into winscp and what commands to use to get them to my aptv2. I am not computer savvy and would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you so much!

      Posted by Edie | January 24, 2012, 5:26 pm
      • Hey no problems, I’ll try my best to guide you the rest of the way!

        Connect your Apple T.V to your internet (wireless or wired, your choice) and connect it to the T.V. From there go to ‘About’ on the Apple T.V 2 and look for your I.P address. On WINSCP put that I.P address in that field and WinSCP will start and give you a warning about unauthorized access. Just click on YES. From there, just follow the guide and ask me any more questions you may have! Good luck and let me know how it goes!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 25, 2012, 12:08 pm
  4. Is this a process I can use on a windows machine? I have been trying many ways to JB my ATV2 with no success… I wonder if I have to buy a mac just to do this

    Posted by danny | June 27, 2011, 7:28 am
    • I did follow the jailbreak procedure and it went thru perfect. How do I install NitoTV?. I tried Putty on a Windows 7 and once I connect the Apple tv to the the tv via HDMI , then in my laptop try to do the NITOTV installation via wifi I get all confuse…..help help

      Posted by Shutle | November 25, 2011, 12:40 am
      • Hey, you replied to a comment in July, it was better to reply to the thread so it went to the bottom instead, but no worries. After you install Putty you just follow the instructions exactly how I listed them. Install putty, start it, and then go to your Apple T.V and go to about so you can find your I.P address, enter that in Putty, along with username and password when prompted. (it opens a black screen, you will not see the cursor for the password, just enter it) Then watch the video and carefully input the instructions as instructed. Just bear with the enter install, it seems confusing, but take your time and become comfortable with it before you start. Watch the video a few times and just go at it!

        Let me know how it goes and make sure you post any new comments at the bottom of the thread so I can find them easily!

        Posted by Raj Randev | November 25, 2011, 11:27 am
  5. Hi Danny, Yes the instructions I have laid out are for Windows. Putty and WINscp are clients for windows. If you follow the instructions as laid out you will JailBreak your ATV2 with windows successfully. Good luck!

    Posted by Raj Randev | June 27, 2011, 10:06 am
  6. Any ideas why there are no sources listed for anything? I see all the movies and TV shows, and the various folders…but no sources listed to actually view anything. I even inputted my megaupload username and password in the addon configuration. 😦

    Posted by Robert in SF | June 30, 2011, 10:55 pm
  7. From what I understand, by inputting your own Megaupload account this gets you past the 45 second wait time. Right now it is not just you it is everyone that is down. There was a script update to Ice Quick Stream and an error or script coding was incorrect and ‘anarchintosh’ the main developer (the only dev) is unavailable. So the community has its best and brightest people on it. A temporary patch is up, but it may cause more problems then its worth to attempt. Unfortunately, I took a look at what was involved and realized it is better to wait for a patch rather then trying to help everyone manually fix it. So just wait a day or so and I’m sure everything will be up and running! I’ll keep tabs at the developer and tech support forums and make a comment right here when its up and running!

    Posted by Raj Randev | July 1, 2011, 4:49 pm
  8. It’s Back up! I created a blog about it, quite simple and easy, just update it! Its the featured article!

    Posted by Raj Randev | July 2, 2011, 11:17 am
  9. Having a issuse i cant get up to the point where i’m trying to install repo on xbmc it wont unzip the file or wont loet me do any thing to it need some help here thanks

    Posted by andy | July 12, 2011, 2:17 am
    • I have to see what step you are at so here’s where I’m going to break it down, let me know at what point you need assistance from.

      After you SSH the repo on to your ATV2 you have to go to the instructions where I say to place it in the folder called ‘/private/var/mobile/Media’ after placing it in that folder you have to go to XBMC then you do what I did in the video to install it. After installing it right under the video I have the final install process. (Add-ons/Get Add-ons) I realize in the video I made after I install the zip I got back out to IceFilms, I sorta mumbled after the final install process you go out. I will change that last video to a full and complete install when I get a chance.

      These are the final instructions I think you may not be doing after clicking on the Zip like I did in the video.

      “From there you should go to Add-ons, then click Get Add ON then click Anarchintosh Addons then click Video Add Ons then click Ice Films. This should begin the install. Once completed, go all the way out to where ‘system’ was and instead scroll up to go to Videos then click on Video Add-ons then click on IceFilms.”

      If that what was wrong please let me know, if its something else, let me know where you are in the process so I can better help you.

      Posted by Raj Randev | July 12, 2011, 7:45 am
      • Thanks for sharing the info however i have placed the zip file under the folder /private/var/mobile/Media and once i click install it i get the this message ” Add-on does not have the correct structure”

        Posted by Marwan Al-Zadjal | July 24, 2011, 4:52 pm
      • I’m researching this issue that you are having right now Marwan, until I can replicate or find the definitive answer, I will recommend that you delete the file, hard reboot the Apple T.V (unplug it) re-SSH it over to /private/var/mobile and try again. This works sometimes, but I work on trying to find out what causes this. I just JailBroke an Apple T.V on Saturday and I had many issues with it but not this one, I eventually got it working…

        Posted by Raj Randev | July 25, 2011, 2:33 pm
      • sorry to brothing u, but i got a question in how to install the icefilms. i know how to open ssh with my pc to apple tv, but as u say “place it in the folder called ‘/private/var/mobile/Media” how to place the zip file into this path? can u help me, many thanks~

        Posted by blackdson | July 30, 2011, 10:47 am
      • Where I highlighted in the program (WinSCP) after logging in and clicking ok. You click on that up screen to go back on the right hand side. And then click on the folder on each step. So if you are in the ‘Var’ Folder, you are looking to click on ‘mobile’. Then after finding ‘mobile’ you should search for ‘media’. When you have it, you just pick up the file from the left side and drop it on to the right. Let me know if there is anything else you need.

        Posted by Raj Randev | July 30, 2011, 11:10 am
    • I was able to replicate the problem. After unplugging it for a few minutes (10 or so) and plugging it back in, the ‘video Add-ons / Icefilms ‘ appears from the ‘Anarchintosh’ enabled screen. I hope you were able to get it on your own, but just in case…

      Posted by Raj Randev | July 23, 2011, 11:46 pm
      • the same problem for me “Does not have the correct structure”.
        I try the reboot. Keep you informed.

        Posted by Lepop | July 26, 2011, 7:18 pm
      • I’ve posted a message on the developer forums, 1 person is an isolated incident, 2 people and this may be something different. I did the complete JB process for a friend on Saturday and had the same issue as andy where the ‘IceFilms” get video Add-on options weren’t showing up. A hard reboot and 10 minutes fixed that. This seems like something that popped up after because after Marwan stated his issue I see one other reference to it from that date and yours is now the third. If anyone who uses my guide today or even yesterday can chime in and tell us if you have been successful in getting IceFilms to install that would be a great help.

        Posted by Raj Randev | July 26, 2011, 7:57 pm
      • “If your still having problems I would suggest restoring the ATV2, Jailbreaking with Seas0npass, Installing the anarcintosh repository, and installing Icefilms from the repo, and not directly from the zip file.”

        “I agree, but hold off on the restoring and re-jailbreaking – just install the repo and the plugin from that repo.

        There have been some zip files posted of just the plugin in this thread that were not in the correct structure to install from – so people just used these to grab the necessary files and copy them to their xbmc install. I suspect they are trying to install these files.

        The official repo/plugin is version 1.11 and working.”

        Are the two responses I have received thus far. I don’ t have the instructions on how to install from the repo directly but have seen them before, will find them and post them right under this post.

        Posted by Raj Randev | July 27, 2011, 10:29 am
      • is me again, i can’t use winscp because i’m using mac computer, how to place the zip file? thanks

        Posted by blackdson | July 30, 2011, 12:05 pm
      • Watch his video, its how to do it on a Mac.

        Posted by Raj Randev | July 30, 2011, 1:12 pm
  10. really helpful. however in your instructions to install nitoTV, there is a typo with the first line. should read; echo “deb http: //atp.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

    there is a space on either side of >

    Posted by v | July 14, 2011, 4:28 am
  11. Great review! This is truly the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the Google for not positioning this post higher! btw Plase check my free ipad 2 blog, hope you will find interesting information about free ipad 2 there!

    Posted by Hazel Meeks | July 29, 2011, 5:05 am
  12. You have awesome videos but I am having a huge problem with my jailbroken Apple TV 2. I have jailbroken it using your step-by-step an have had no problem for a few weeks now. Since Apple has put out the new upgrade for the Apple TV I have not updated it to 4.3. When I am watching anything in Icefilms on my Apple TV it crashes out of XMBC and returns to the main Apple TV screen. Now I can;t even get into IceFilms I get “Error Script Failed message:plugin.video.icefilms” I have tried SSH using multiple forums solutions with no sucess. Most forums say the solution is updateBeGone which I have access to through NitoTV. When I try to install updateBeGone through NitoTV it says: “E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem” I do that through SSH and still no luck! Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Jeff

    Posted by Jeff | August 4, 2011, 9:37 am
    • I’ve just updated the above blog to use a different method to block the auto updating! I suspect the script error you are having may not be fixed by this however. Try to uninstall / reinstall IceFilms AFTER you have SSH’d the update be gone instructions IF the script error is not resolved. Even before that, just unplug your Apple T.V 2 for 30 seconds and plug it back in before you do anything. Let me know how it goes, and we’ll try to diagnose the issue from there.

      Posted by Raj Randev | August 4, 2011, 10:49 am
      • Ok here’s the deal, I accidently updated my Apple TV2 so now I am running the newest OS the Apple released for the Apple TV 2. Is there a jailbreak out for that firmware yet? If not how long does it take for one to be released?! I MISS MY ICEFILMS SO MUCH ON MY APPLE TV! HELP! Thanks so much by the way Raj, you are very helpful for a blog!!!

        Posted by Jeff | August 5, 2011, 12:29 am
      • I also donèt know what OS this is that my Apple TV 2 is running? Itès the one Apple just released recently 4.3 I believe?

        Posted by Jeff | August 5, 2011, 12:39 am
      • All is not lost! Since you were able to Jail Break your Apple T.V once, I recommend starting over again if you are unsure what is wrong. This may be your best option right now because when you Jailbreak, the step that uses iTunes and SeasonPass actually takes your Apple T.V 2 back to a previous Firmware. I don’t think that your Apple T.V 2 is updated to the newest firmware, but if you are still having issues this may be the best thing. Also, check the usual stuff like internet connection and signal strength. Test a YouTube video, sometimes its easy to forget the little things when trying to figure out the big ones! Let me know how it goes!

        Posted by Raj Randev | August 5, 2011, 9:22 am
      • Oh! And you are welcome! Thanks for reading my blog!

        Posted by Raj Randev | August 5, 2011, 9:23 am
  13. I am fairly new to this type of coding and tech I am at the point now where I don’t know what to do and will most likely bring my Apple TV back to Best Buy if I can’t get this sorted out!

    Posted by Jeff | August 4, 2011, 9:38 am
    • yOU SHOULD NOT HAVE UIPDATED THE aPPLE tv2. tHE GUYS WHO jAILBROKE YOUR APPLE tv2 SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU BECAUSWE YOU HAVE REVERSED THE JAILBREAK. sO, NOW YOU HAVE TO RE JAILBREAK YOUR aPPLE TV2 AND REDO ALL THE INSTALS…IE…YOU NEED TO JAILBREAK, INSTALL XBMC, INSTAL NITO TV INSTALL ICEFILMS AND GO FROM THERE. FOLLOW SOME OF THE SUGGESTIONS FROM THESE GUYS AS TO HOW TO JAILBREAK AND INSTAL NITO,XBMC, NIO TV, ANDD ICEFILMS. SORRY, BUT YOU HAVE DONE THIS TO YOURSELF….BUT IT ISNNT A DEAD STORY…YOU JUST NEED TO REJAILBREAK YOUR APPLE TV2….AND GO FROM THERE. THERE AR GUYS WHO WILL DO IT FOR YOU FOR A COST AND YOU CAN WATCH AS THEY DO WWWHATEVER YOU ASK THEM TO DO
      JC

      Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2012, 3:12 pm
  14. Hey Raj, Your tutorial was EXTREMELY helpful thank you so much!! Unfortunately i’m having a problem; I jailbroke my ATV fine, everything went smoothly. I added xmbc fine as well. the problem im having is with icefilms, the ssh seemed to go fine but when i open icefilms and try to navigate to a movie, first of all the metadata 230 mb download wont work, it just goes back to the icefilms screen, and second when i click on any genre (new releases..etc) it wont load any movies! it just goes back to the icefilms screen after a few minutes! please help!

    Posted by Robert Lessley | August 5, 2011, 10:35 pm
  15. I have been trying to get Icefilms to work but i keep getting Script Errors! Apparently Icefilms is AWOL for now. Here is a link to the latest news Raj:
    http://forum.icefilms.info/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29425&sid=ecbf5b0efbe83945c80a9b3a86e46077

    Posted by Jeff | August 6, 2011, 7:05 pm
  16. Yup, I had responded to you on the other comment, and yup, I’m actually a member on all those forums! But in case anyone wants to follow along its a great resource to use as well. But what I do, is take all the information from x amount of pages and post the relevant stuff. I also follow the Xbmc forums as well. If you are looking for a temporary fix to watch some older stuff on your PC, you can view stuff from a previous backup here… http://188.121.50.149.

    For other apps, here are some more instructions!

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=87703&page=230

    Post #2294

    Posted by Raj Randev | August 6, 2011, 7:24 pm
  17. GREAT REVIEW! I totally agree with all your thoughts you said in your post, especially at the middle of your article. Thank you, this info is very useful as always. Keep up the good work! You’ve got +1 more reader of your super blog:) Isabella S.

    Posted by Trinidad Garrigus | August 9, 2011, 9:38 am
  18. Does this work with Apple TV 1st gen?

    Posted by Divesh Punjabi | August 22, 2011, 3:55 pm
  19. Raj my man! Quick question! I have noticed that Icefilms the last few days has been nothing short of spotty! It loads everything up to the episode but when you go to pick the Source it is empty! Is this because they are still in the process of switching servers?

    Posted by Jeff | August 22, 2011, 11:37 pm
    • Yeah it seems like there is still an issue, they are switching back and forth and may have caused some sort of error. The hope is that they don’t have to manually add all the sources back. I’m kinda disappointed at how things are going as it shakes my confidence to know that if I am planning a movie night or need to watch a show that it might now be working, but fortunately, things like Bit Torrent exist so its not all a loss. Let’s just wait it out and hopefully everything will be sorted out soon!

      Posted by Raj Randev | August 23, 2011, 10:49 am
  20. Thanks for the response Raj! I have jailbroken a bunch of Apple TV’s for a few guys I work with and they were thinking I was crazy for saying how good Icefilms was working a few weeks back as they have had no sucess getting it to work. I installed NaviX on my Apple TV 2 but that doesn’t even come close to the content that Icefilms offers! Lets hope it gets up and running soon! Why is it donw anyways? Hackers?

    Posted by Jeff | August 23, 2011, 10:52 am
    • No, it seems like moving over to a new host has caused this. To be quite honest, I’ve been trying to read through all the posts, but the actual IceFilms forums are down too. When they moved over, it was a lot more problematic then anyone could have imagined.

      I know how you feel, a few people Jail Broke their Apple T.V’s based on my recommendation, and unfortunately, every time they have gone to watch something it has been down. I know they will love it as they watch tons of T.V, but I told them for something they had anyways that was collecting dust, just wait until it comes back up and they won’t be able to live without it!

      Posted by Raj Randev | August 23, 2011, 11:09 am
  21. Hey Raj thought you might find this site interesting: http://firstsearchblue.com/icefilms-down-icefilms-info-is-down/ They seem to update news frequently about Icefilms. I have put Navi-X on my Apple TV2 it works ok but its nowhere near the easy user-friendly interface of Icefilms!

    Posted by Jeff | August 25, 2011, 11:02 am
    • Yeah I’ve got Navi-X as well. What I usually do when my main source is down is just wait, this way I have two episodes to watch instead of just one. I learned a long time ago that patience is a virtue. It doesn’t mean that I can hold out forever, it just makes it all that more gratifying when it does come back up. That website you gave is really good. I hate to say it, but the truth is 99% of people just want to make sure its nothing on their end, is IceFilms up or down and when will it be back. I will use it as a resource for sure as the person writing it is way more knowledgeable then me. His estimate is 2 or 3 days more, and I can live with that. Thanks again Jeff!

      Posted by Raj Randev | August 25, 2011, 11:43 am
  22. Im a starter on apple tv jailbreak, although I know a lot on jb iPhones. the thing is, I have the latest software on the apple tv, and I would like to know if the process is the same or I need another guide since the info I’ve found is not that helpful. Thanks a lot.

    Posted by jonathan | October 3, 2011, 11:28 pm
  23. As far as I know, you can be fully updated on your APTV2 and it will still JB. However, in case I am wrong, it is a few simple clicks to restore your APTV2 to an older firmware. Just search the internet for version 4.3 (4.2.2) download it, and do a ‘Shift+Restore’ in iTunes and restore it from that file! Let me know how it goes!

    Posted by Raj Randev | October 4, 2011, 8:01 am
  24. Bonjour Mr Raj ( I am a french canadian i will try my best on the writing )

    I follow your tutorial step by step, my god that was amazing , thanks again.

    but i will like to have your comment on something that happen when i install icefilms ( I done a lot of jailbreak on iphone and ipod so i know my y around )

    When i install the plugins Icefilms and it ask me for the install of 234MB of picture and it done downloading. It freeze when it installing it. it not the first time it happening. Ive waited like 10-15 minutes and it always leading me to this error.

    Is there a plai can check on the ssh to verify if everything is ok ? Or is it normal?

    Thanks Raj,

    P.s and yes even if i have a hard time writing and reading in english, yourhave the best website that i could find that explain how to jailbreak a Apple TV.

    Posted by Jaicy Berube | October 6, 2011, 6:18 pm
    • First of all thank you very much for the kind words! That 234 MB is currently broken when last I checked there is a way to fix it, but I believe it may not be worth the effort. Just hit the menu button and it should stop it right away!

      I will research this and find a easy fix and put it here in the comments! Thanks again for reading!

      Posted by Raj Randev | October 6, 2011, 7:27 pm
      • Thanks Raj ! Because i am having some troubles with the icefilms movie plugins. For a reason that i dont know i hit the menu buttons and it dossent do anything . it jsut freeze. and now since two hours, when i choose a folder in the tv shows categories it just dont show the seasons anymore, but in the movie yes. I am thinking about just re-jailbreaking it again with season pass

        Posted by Jaicy Berube | October 7, 2011, 12:05 pm
      • Yeah, that’s a good idea if you are having issues. I am still trying to figure out how to fix that ‘container’ issue for you.

        Posted by Raj Randev | October 7, 2011, 7:07 pm
  25. I’m having a similar issue to Jaicy’s. When I open a TV show, I just get an empty directory (“…”), no choice of seasons. This just started today for me, and it’s only TV shows–movies are fine. Is this a temporary thing, maybe IceFilms is moving stuff around again?

    Posted by Jessica | October 7, 2011, 9:48 pm
  26. Hi Raj. Just was your replu with the answer your promised. Are you talking about the alternative download that a user just give for the tv show/movie sections ? or are you talking about the issue with the tv shows dont load any seasons ?

    Posted by Jaicy Berube | October 8, 2011, 12:44 am
  27. Hi Raj. Thanks for the help.

    sorry for my poor experience on this , but how can i do a quick force refresh ?

    Posted by Jaicy Berube | October 10, 2011, 5:14 pm
  28. Hi Raj , just done it ( msut hold the menu buttons on the system, add-ons sections to force refresh )

    But know since i am on the versionb 10.14 it giving me script error. it wont even Load up !

    Posted by Jaicy Berube | October 10, 2011, 5:29 pm
  29. Hi Raj. I done a error yesterday, by re-jailbreaking. i d’idnt know that the 4.4 was out ! So i accenditly update to the 4.4. I was wondering, i know you can downgrade, but is there a new jailbreak available? do you gonna create a tutorial to talk about it ?

    Thanks Raj

    Posted by Jaicy Berube | October 13, 2011, 6:52 pm
  30. hi new here, having trouble getting nitotv on my atv2 .this is my issue

    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get update
    E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/akwardtv.list (dist)

    what is my problem?

    Posted by b | October 17, 2011, 2:11 pm
  31. The spacing has to be perfect. Wherever I have spaces, you must too. Try that and tell me if it works, if not, I will see if anything has changed.

    Posted by Raj Randev | October 17, 2011, 2:42 pm
  32. Just wanted to say thank you for these tutorials. I’m a total newbie to stuff like this, but with your help I managed to install nito tv, xmbc and icefilms. Worked perfectly first try 🙂 cheers

    Posted by Fred | October 20, 2011, 6:51 am
  33. Hey Raj,

    I just bought an Apple TV 2 and it has software 4.3 (2557) on it. I keep trying to put Seas0npass on it and have had no success! Any ideas?!

    Posted by Jeff | October 21, 2011, 6:39 pm
  34. http://www.limera1n.cc/2011/05/ios-422-43-ipsw-firmware-apple-tv-2g.html Just download that, go to itunes with your Apple T.V 2 connected and click on Shift + Restore and then find the file you downloaded and use that. From there you can proceed to Jailbreak as normal. (per this guide)

    Posted by Raj Randev | October 21, 2011, 7:53 pm
    • Hey raj thanks for you help with this but do I have to unzip it after I download it?

      Thanks so much!

      Posted by Jeff | October 21, 2011, 8:08 pm
      • Yes, you would have to unzip it after downloading it. Connect it to your PC, and load iTunes, when iTunes loads it should take you straight to the Apple T.V 2 screen. Hold shift and then click on Restore. Then go to where you have the file unzipped and select it. That should start the Restoration process.

        Posted by Raj Randev | October 21, 2011, 10:21 pm
    • I’ve also tried a few times using iFaith and still haven’t had any luck! So lost!

      Posted by Jeff | October 21, 2011, 8:19 pm
  35. This is awesome, thank you so much for the help! I had to do a full ATV2 reinstall after the first time to get Icefilms to work, but now I can view and load everything.
    Does paying for a premium MegaUpload account make it faster?

    Posted by Jacoby | October 21, 2011, 9:29 pm
    • Yes, a whole 45 seconds faster… Keep it free, lol.

      Posted by Raj Randev | October 21, 2011, 10:22 pm
      • OK, I kind of figured that it was just to eliminate that 45sec startup time. I just wanted to be sure it didn’t improve the actual streaming speed or something! Man, I can’t believe how incredible this is! Why is this not catching on at a faster rate? I was looking into building a HTPC on the cheap, but this totally blows away my expectations or $99! Any threads or posts you could recommend for setting up my Home Network so that I can stream my DVD’s from my PC? I’ve been searching the XMBC forums and Youtube, but haven’t come up with much yet.

        Thanks again!

        Posted by Jacoby | October 21, 2011, 10:32 pm
      • I cheat, what I do is use my iPad 2 with Air Video and then AirPlay it to my Apple T.V 2. That’s how I stream media from my PC to my T.V. I’m sure there is an easier way, but I had my Ps3 before that, and since I have an iPad 2 I haven’t learnt another way. If I do figure it out, I will let you know!

        Posted by Raj Randev | October 22, 2011, 4:11 pm
  36. I tried for 7 hours yesterday to JB my brand new Apple TV. I opened the box and hooked it up to my tv to get a quick look at it before JB and saw that it read apple fw 4.3. I have tried SeasonPass and Sn0wbreeze and each time I get a error that it cannot restore. It always happens after it tries to verify with apple in Itunes. Is apple not signing the firmware anymore? I tried using iFaith to back up the Blobs but I keep getting a error Unknown IOS. Could it be the cable that I’m using?

    Posted by Tim | October 22, 2011, 12:05 pm
    • 4.3 should work, but if not, downgrade the firmware and try again, http://www.limera1n.cc/2011/05/ios-422-43-ipsw-firmware-apple-tv-2g.html, to downgrade just unzip the file put it where you can find it, and connect your Apple T.V 2 to your P.C and click on SHIFT and RESTORE and link it to that file. Then follow the Jailbreak steps. Should be much easier that way. (I seem to be giving that advice a lot…)

      Posted by Raj Randev | October 22, 2011, 4:16 pm
      • I have tried downloading the firmware and instead of unzipping the file I had to change the .rar file to IPSW in order for Itunes to find it. If I just unzip the file then I just get a folder with the files in it and I cant choose the folder for a restore. I bought a new cable today and I still keep getting the same error. The apple tv”apple tv” could not be restored. An unknown error occured (3194). I have tried everything and I have JB plenty of Iphones with no problem but this Apple TV 2 is a big pain in the butt. It always gives me the error after it tries to verify with apple in Itunes. Again this apple tv was just opened brand new in the box so I have never backed up anything from it or updated it. Any other idea’s I can try? Thanks for all your help.

        Posted by Tim | October 22, 2011, 7:29 pm
      • ‘Error 3194, AppleTV is not eligible, etc…

        Apple is no longer ‘signing’ the version of AppleTV software you are attempting to restore. Update to the latest version of Seas0nPass to jailbreak and install the latest AppleTV version.

        If you’re certain the latest version of Seas0nPass is being used, adjusting your ‘hosts’ file as described below should resolve this issue.’

        http://forum.firecore.com/topic/4328

        I pulled that off of FireCore’s website, it could be that my guide won’t work until the new jailbreak comes out. That firmware I linked you to might be too old, see if you can find a newer one on Google and retry the Jailbreak.

        Posted by Raj Randev | October 22, 2011, 8:18 pm
      • Also, you can just upgrade to the newest one and if you are okay without IceFilms for a while, you can get all the new features,

        http://blog.firecore.com/5606

        Posted by Raj Randev | October 22, 2011, 8:20 pm
      • Well I finally got it to work and jb 4.3 and installed everything I needed. It seemed that the host file was not pointing to Apple and causing the first error and after fixing that I was getting the 21 error and seemed like I was having a problem staying in DFU mode so I actually plugged in the power cord while trying to JB and then unplugged it and that seemed to fix my issues. The JB apple tv is great and I’m so glad I bought one and will have to get another one for the other room now. Thank You for this wondeful website of knowledge and help.

        Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2011, 10:31 am
      • I am glad everything worked for you! Keep in mind, that under 1 I.P address you can only have one instance of IceFilms working. Meaning that if you are connected to the same router under the same ISP (Internet Service Provider) Mega Upload will only allow one device to work at a time. So if a second person tries to start watching something, they will not be able while the other is already on.

        Posted by Raj Randev | October 24, 2011, 11:14 am
  37. I had the same issue first time. Make sure after you connect your atv2 and it asks if you want to allow apple to automatically update, hit no. Open iTunes, and hold shift down before hitting Restore. The. Select the created restore file. Hope that works for you, it was the issue I had!

    Posted by Jacoby | October 22, 2011, 1:12 pm
  38. I’ve got a problem after going through the installaion of nitoTV on Windows 7 I switched off my ATV and when I swiched it back on I got a screen with a usb cable and iTunes logo wchich means that I need to reset my ATV. The same situation has happened 4 times! can you help me on that?

    Posted by Marti | October 22, 2011, 4:03 pm
  39. i feel dumb because I cant get past “apt-get update” when i press enter i get
    E: Type `.deb` is not known on line 1 in source list ……..

    any ideasÉ

    Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2011, 1:04 am
  40. looking at my question i realized my comp keyboard was set to canadian english not american
    fixed the problem

    Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2011, 1:14 am
    • 9 times out of 10 it comes to spacing, you have to be very careful where I have the spaces you must have spaces. I have Jailbroken 10 Apple T.V 2’s for friends and family but none in the last month. But based on other comments I have received I have to believe it is working and it could be this simple issue for you. If I hear anything else I will post it, please let me know how it goes and if you get it working, it would be good to know even if it really is a spacing issue.

      Posted by Raj Randev | October 23, 2011, 11:32 am
    • Missed that line where you said you fixed that problem! =)

      Posted by Raj Randev | October 24, 2011, 11:11 am
  41. Having problem w 1.0.16 nothing work. Help 😦

    Posted by Rowdy | October 24, 2011, 11:47 pm
  42. Hi Raj,
    I have installed on my ATV2 4.3 XBMC without NITOTV, till now i still have the problem with resets after 10min or so. will it be better is i installed NITO? or is there something else i can do?

    Thx a lot for the all the good info ..
    Cheers
    CC

    Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011, 12:10 pm
    • Thank you for reading my blog! I believe you have this issue due to Apple T.V 2 looking for updates, (and it knows that there are updates available) if you scroll up to the Blog and right below the last video immediately before the comments section, there is the information to turn off auto updating. After that the resets will stop!

      Let me know how it goes!

      Posted by Raj Randev | October 28, 2011, 12:29 pm
  43. Thx, My friend got it working with nitotv, so i will probably go for it, i see the updatebegone will need to be installed to stop ATV2 auto updates.
    cheers,
    CC

    Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2011, 6:25 am
  44. Hello Raj,

    I seem to have installed everything correctly including ice films. The different films show up on the screen but when I click on a film to view it, I always get an error script? Just when I thought I’d nailed it first time I appear to have fallen at the final hurdle! Help!

    Danny

    Posted by Danny | November 2, 2011, 2:47 am
    • Actually Danny, you have done well, Congrats! The error coming up now is not your fault, there are issues that occur with IceFilms time to time that are from the source, and even those are not their fault sometimes. Follow my daily updates here, https://slicedapple.wordpress.com/2011/07/02/ice-films-back-up/ or just check your Apple T.V 2 time to time to see if its back up. Have fun with it and good luck!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 2, 2011, 9:29 am
    • Icefilms plugins are spotty at the moment due to some attacks on their servers. Go to the main icefilms page for updates. It is by no means a perfect way to watch videos. Supplement with Navi X plugin.

      Posted by Jacoby | November 2, 2011, 9:32 am
      • Thanks, Raj and Jacoby for replying so promptly. Quite impressed with myself for getting it right first time. So what is this Navi X plug-in all about? Similar to ice films?

        Posted by Danny | November 2, 2011, 10:21 am
      • Personally, I haven’t used Navi-X to any great extent. (otherwise I would have a tutorial up, haha) I know I am behind years on some shows and I watch them without a real schedule. I just wait for IceFilms to come back up and then spend a marathon catching up. I realize that isn’t an option for some people and I promise one day soon, I will have that Navi-X tutorial up.

        Posted by Raj Randev | November 3, 2011, 11:52 am
  45. Nito is driving me crazy. Ive been getting stuck on step 4 and no matter how many times I copy or paste “apt-get update” I keep getting the “E: type deb is not known on line 1 in source” message. As far as I know my jailbreak worked so I dont know what to do. Any suggestions?

    Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011, 12:02 am
    • I can’t stress the spacing of the line, echo “deb http: //atp.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list (which is not translated here properly, look above in the blog and listen to the guy in the video) Try a few things out and hopefully it will work for you. Don’t give up, just keep trying I promise you it will work. (even unplug the ATV2 one time just to make sure something else isn’t up) Starting at 4:11 of the video ‘SSH on Windows using putty’ (its 8:54 long) he actually tells you the spacing as he goes along. Hopefully that helps out! Please let me know how it goes!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 3, 2011, 12:03 pm
  46. I love you. It worked. This is awesome. Thank you.

    Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011, 7:20 pm
  47. I try to install xmbc with Nito but it says e:couldn’t find package org.xmbc.xmbc-atv2

    can someone help me with this?

    Posted by marty | November 4, 2011, 5:32 pm
    • Going through Google, I see many people back in Jan and Feb having that issue and then none since. I would recommend first restarting the Apple T.V 2 and then if that does not work, redoing the Jailbreak sequence. Unfortunately, this is the first time coming across that error. Even waiting a day or two and then trying to reinstall would help. Or you can SSH XBMC on to your APTV 2. Just search how to do that on Google and that will take over ride the issue altogether. Let me know how it goes and what you did to resolve the issue, at the same time I will keep searching for solutions.

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 4, 2011, 6:37 pm
  48. When I reboot ATV2 after successful jailbreak, it gives me the iTunes USB symbol and I have to connect to iTunes. iTunes wont restore the file created by SeasOnPass.

    I go back into SeasOnPass and redo the process (five times now) and still can’t reboot. Sure when I plug in the HDMI cable after SeasOnPass is done, I get ATV2 up and running, have to go through the setup again, etc. But then I SSH in, your echo statement doesn’t work. I Google’d nitoTV and got another echo statement to enter and went through that process. At least that echo statement worked. But no menu item for nitoTV. So I try to reboot ATV2–bam! iTunes logo and a USB cord symbol…in other words: NOT WORKING!

    The echo command above is wrong somehow. When I try to do an apt-get install it says there is a malformed line 1…

    I’m looking for another walk-through, or going back to the original Apple settings. Four hours of this and that’s enough for me.

    thanks but no thanks

    You should pull your vid off the net. It’s awful. All others: BEWARE.

    Posted by justa guy | November 5, 2011, 6:19 pm
    • Worked perfectly for me. One person not being able to do it…I’d say user error, not the directions. Beware inept reviews!!

      Posted by Jacoby | November 5, 2011, 6:34 pm
    • This thing is not easy, there are so many variables that need to be addressed, if you do a search on Google, many times it is hit or miss and many people have many issues, you have to be vigilant and diligent in your process. Sometimes just doing it with a day’s rest makes all the difference in the world.

      As for the spacing issue for the echo command, if you go to the video at 4:11 the gentleman xtechs states where the spaces are suppose to be.

      Also, those videos do not belong to me, xtechs is highly regarded in the community with his video’s, and the other video by Randyvdmeer is a straight forward and excellent video, I won’t accept any criticism on their video’s as many people have viewed them and they are accepted as great resources. My video’s I will accept as inferior, but they serve their function and get the job done. Really can’t be more straight forward then that.

      Sorry it isn’t working for you, as you can see from the comments above it works perfectly sometimes for some people and for others it takes some effort and eventually does work, but you are the first that it won’t work for, and somehow, life does go on. I will offer this, if you can grab another unit and try again, or wait for the next guide that will cover the next upgrade.

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 5, 2011, 7:06 pm
  49. Hey, I have what I think might be a pretty stupid question (stupid becuase it seems that I’m the only one who has it). You’ll have to forgive this question if necessary, but I was looking for the path “private/var/mobile” and it doesn’t exist. Am I to create this folder myself? My ATV 2 is runngin 4.2.2.

    Thanks!

    Posted by afakirani | November 6, 2011, 1:40 am
  50. No, not a dumb question at all, when both screens are open, on the right hand side click the up arrow until it doesn’t offer you any more folders and then just follow through. I even took a picture of how it looks in case you missed it, here is the direct link, https://slicedapple.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/winscpscreen1.jpg

    Good luck and let me know how it goes!

    Posted by Raj Randev | November 6, 2011, 9:11 am
  51. Hey, I wish I found this tutorial a bit sooner since I would have save some time finding some of the same steps you went through earlier in the guide.

    Anyhow, my problem is getting my ATV2 to see the Icefilm addon. I have used Winscp to get it into the media folder. On WinSCP – it’s there in the right location. However, when I actually try to find it through the menus on XBMC through settings and then addons – the file doesn’t exit. I even tried putting it in the “root” folder to see if it would just pop up, but no luck. Next, I tried unplugging for a power cycle (for 20 minutes). Once it booted up, I tried locating the Addon again, and it wasn’t there. I know I am putting it in the right place of which is var/mobile/Media. (although i never see the folder labeled Private – I’m assuming that’s the main folder). I don’t know what to do next. 😦

    Posted by Steven K Daartha | November 13, 2011, 3:46 am
  52. I had a similar problem when I was copying the zip file into the media folder and it was copying as a zip.ini which xbmc wasn’t able to see.
    I ended up just putting it in var/mobile and it copied over as a zip file this time and xbmc was able to install it. I did have to power cycle (5 mins) before I could actually see the video addons in the anarchintosh folder.

    Posted by Hugh | November 13, 2011, 8:42 am
  53. I forgot to mention. A big thank you to Raj for the walkthrough.
    After a few problems I got it all up and running and am happily streaming my first movie now.
    Beats the selection on Netflix

    Posted by Hugh | November 13, 2011, 8:49 am
  54. Hi Raj
    I am trying to install nitotv using putty. I ran into a problem. When I enter apt-get update,
    at the end I get this message

    W: Failed to fetch http://atp.awkwardtv.org/./Release.gpg NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known

    W: Failed to fetch http://atp.awkwardtv.org/./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.
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

    then I type
    Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get install com.nito.nitoTV
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem.

    any ideas?

    Posted by Sam | November 19, 2011, 6:10 pm
    • It’s been such a long time since I ran into issues like this, first make sure the spacing is correct, As for the spacing issue for the echo command, if you go to the video at 4:11 the gentleman xtechs states where the spaces are suppose to be. (SSH on Windows Using Putty for Apple Tv 2, How to) Normally when that issue occurs it is due to this reason.

      However, having said that, it also could be that the version is no longer supported due to the new release. Please try again while listening to the spacing and see if that works, if it doesn’t, I will research further and see if there is something else up!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 19, 2011, 6:28 pm
      • I also ran into these errors. I think it was because I couldn’t resolve atd.awkwardtv.org, which is the host you’ve put in the line

        echo “deb http: //atp.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

        I think it should be apt.awkwardtv.org, which actually works.

        Thanks for this guide!

        Posted by Mark Crossfield | January 1, 2012, 5:58 pm
  55. Hi Raj,

    I have been playing around with this issue I had. I fixed it by re-installing atv flash black. Then I went in manage extras and installed xbmc and nitotv. all good now.

    but I would like to install ICEfilms. can you help me out. I went in XBMC in videos add ons. I can’t find anything.

    I also tried using winSCP. I put the zip file in the right place, but I can not find it on my appletv.
    I also would like to install other ones like fastpass.tv

    any ideas?

    Posted by Sam | November 20, 2011, 4:40 pm
    • Hugh had the solution to this a few comments up,

      “I had a similar problem when I was copying the zip file into the media folder and it was copying as a zip.ini which xbmc wasn’t able to see.
      I ended up just putting it in var/mobile and it copied over as a zip file this time and xbmc was able to install it. I did have to power cycle (5 mins) before I could actually see the video addons in the anarchintosh folder.”

      I am thinking it might be the same thing over again. Try to see if that works! Let me know how it goes!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 20, 2011, 6:36 pm
  56. I tried to turn off updates by ssh-ing into my ATV2, and after putting in the commands from your Aug 4th update, I have no playback on my videos. Help? 🙂

    Posted by Justin | November 20, 2011, 9:38 pm
    • Runs and hides! Yikes, I hope my guide didn’t break your Apple T.V! Can you try to power cycle your unit? Like unplug it and wait 5 min and plug it back in. Also, if that doesn’t work, use the reverse instructions to remove what you did and see if that makes a difference.

      Also, wasn’t your Apple T.V 2 resetting itself before today? It should have been giving you that issue prior to this… Unless you just Jail broke it recently…

      Let me know how it goes, I would feel horrible if you can’t get it up and running due to my instructions!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 20, 2011, 10:06 pm
      • I tried the reverse instructions and they didn’t work. My apple TV was reseting, but what’s happening now is after the 45 second loading time, the screen goes away and it doesn’t go into the video. It also stopped my netflix from working. I’m restoring it to factory.

        Posted by Justin | November 20, 2011, 10:35 pm
      • I am sorry for the headache it caused you, all I can offer is that it is a random error that occurred and is not directly related to it. Please keep me updated on after you reinstall and go through the process again. I’ve used those exact instructions and I’ve even gotten total newbs (Family) to go through them and watched it work many times. Problem is since the new update, I have noticed a greater frequency of errors being reported. There is a tethered update available and XBMC only works on the nightly build. I will wait for the untethered version before updating and making a new guide.

        Please keep me informed on your progress and let me know if you go through all the steps again, including the August 4th update and if it happens again.

        Posted by Raj Randev | November 21, 2011, 10:31 am
  57. I also have the problem with my Apple TV rebooting after X minutes. It happens after 10 minutes, 1 hour but sometimes it doesn’t happen at all… should I also follow the directions as described in you last update on August 4th, 2011?

    Posted by Jeroen | November 21, 2011, 6:09 am
    • Thing is there are about 500+ people who use/read the guide everyday, yesterday was the first time in 6 months that problem occurred. If you are technically inclined and something does happen, are you able to fix the issue. If you think you can handle it, and the fact that it sucks that your Apple T.V 2 keeps resetting then please try it.

      If not, then just wait, until we can get some independent verification that it was a random error that occurred and not something directly related to the SSH instructions.

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 21, 2011, 10:28 am
      • So far so good. Followed the instructions from August 4 and the Apple TV hasn’t rebooted yet. Have been able to watch The Hangover 2 and the last episode of Walking the Dead without any hickups.. 🙂

        Posted by Jeroen | November 22, 2011, 6:45 am
  58. So, curiosity was getting the best of me and I decided to go and get an Apple T.V 2 and see if I could Jailbreak it using my guide. For the purpose of full disclosure, I had to SSH XBMC on to the Apple T.V because it wasn’t getting it, however, the rest I was able to do as per the instructions provided. Of course because I have done about 20+ installs on the Apple T.V 2 its really fast for me, but I took the time to go through everything, including SSHing the update instructions (from the August 4th, 2011 update) So everything went flawless and smooth. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the process!

    There are a lot of variables that can come up, but I didn’t come up with any of them this time around. (except plugging in the power cord for DFU mode)

    So I have 2 Apple T.V 2’s now! I hope this helps!

    Posted by Raj Randev | November 22, 2011, 1:13 am
  59. hey man nice site! nov 22 here and no ice films. do you have any info?

    Posted by mongo lloyd | November 22, 2011, 11:29 am
    • It’s about 12:50pm right now, and I just loaded up Supernatural without any issues. For some reason, I do see a blip every morning on the site stats for my other blog, (Is IceFilms down or UP) but by the time I wake up and try it, all is operational. I am beginning to think there are random outages, but not across the board. But that’s just a guess. Hopefully its back up and running for you now.

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 22, 2011, 12:52 pm
  60. btw, i’ve been jailbreaking atv 2’s, and sometimes the atv itself sucks. i’ve been through 50 now. there hasn’t been one i haven’t been able to crack though. If you want it back to normal, get a usb to micro usb cord online for a few bux and simply restore it through itunes. That should fix your problems.

    Posted by mongo lloyd | November 22, 2011, 11:36 am
    • Same here, in all the comments, only one person has totally and completely ever failed at doing this. But I think that had more to do with a personality trait then anything else. Some people have feelings of anxiety with they tread into uncharted territory and there are a lot of things that feel like they are going wrong. For those people I recommend Kijiji and the +70-100 premium that is being charged for those people. =)

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 22, 2011, 12:58 pm
  61. Everything has worked beautifully so far but I still need sports. I’ve been researching about “Sportsdevil” for XBMC but can’t seem to find specific instructions on how to get it onto my atv2 via a Macbook. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Posted by me | November 25, 2011, 1:22 pm
  62. I download the file but it doesn’t have a a zip extension. When i put it in to fugu (mac’s ubuntu) I see the folder but there isn’t a zip extension in any of them.

    Posted by me | November 25, 2011, 5:33 pm
  63. First let me start by saying “Thank You!” for the assist in jailbreaking my new AppleTV,
    I do have some comments about your guide above, though. When you start the section on installing NitoTV, your audible video instructions do not match what you are typing into Putty. When you get to the “echo” line of code that needs to be entered, you clearly say (I have removed unnecessary audio, added spaced between the words you say and replaced actual spaces i the typing sequence with the word space):

    “echo space colon deb space http colon // atp dot awkwardtv dot org space dot / hyphen > space / etc / apt / sources dot list dot d / awkwardtv dot list”

    What you should have said is:

    “echo space quote deb space http colon // atp dot awkwardtv dot org space dot / quote > space / etc / apt / sources dot list dot d / awkwardtv dot list”

    People should also be cautioned about trying to copy and paste the line of code into Putty you have above, as doing so will replace the quotes with dots.

    After entering the above line of code and the following “apt-get update”, if you don’t immediately start seeing the files for the update being retrieved, you will need to unplug the power from your AppleTV and then plug it back in and start over with the NitoTV sequence. It took me about two hours to figure this out.

    Posted by Quasi_Mojo | November 25, 2011, 9:03 pm
    • Another note on installing IceFilms. My default view of the XBMC add-on menu goes horizontally across the screen, and is not on the left side as you show in your video. For the life of me, I could not find the Add-Ons selection under System on the XBMC menu. The System selection showed Settings, File Manager, Profiles and System Info as sub-categories. For those like me who had trouble finding the Add-Ons section, you need to click on the Settings menu item, and not the sub-categories. This will present you with the vertical menu on the left side from which you can select Add-Ons. From there you can install from the zip file.

      Thanks Again!.

      Posted by Quasi_Mojo | November 25, 2011, 9:13 pm
    • Thanks for the feedback, and I’m happy you were able to figure it out!

      Hahaha, yeah, the person in the video is xtechs, he makes some awesome videos and he’s up fast with new releases and knows much more then I do, that’s actually not me. I have that video to help with the spacing as the fonts make it seem like the spaces on certain places are not there. That’s to assist with that and to see actually what was going on. I don’t have the video editing or video equipment to make a video like that just yet. But I will take your line and add it to the blog under the line as I was planning to do that myself, so thank you for the information!

      Using the video and my line everything needed is there, but I can easily see how that can confuse people, so I take responsibility on that, I’ve long suspected it to be causing issues but thought between the two it was fine, (but its not).

      Sorry about the two hours…

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 25, 2011, 9:58 pm
  64. thank you for all the above, I have a question that perhaps you can help with. after many attempts to JB and being unsucseeful I tried restoring to factory default via Itunes and keep getting error 1602 cannot restore…any idea what to do next??

    TIA,
    scocar

    Posted by scocar | November 27, 2011, 7:04 am
  65. Hello,
    I am able to jailbreak my apple TVs. In fact, i have done about 5 up until now using seas0npass and these steps http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Install_XBMC_on_Apple_TV_2 .

    My friend told me that a few of his customers that he’s been doing this for have had problems with the apple tv restarting and that he had to install Nito TV and then XBMC. I haven’t had any problems yet, but is it possible that there is just a delay and my Apple TVs will start having this same problem

    Posted by Dan | November 28, 2011, 11:46 am
    • Yeah, I was wondering this myself, so 8 Days ago, I got another Apple T.V 2 from the store and went through my guide, (a few comments up, Nov. 22nd) and wanted to see if I could still follow the guide start to finish out of the box. I was able to without any problems. So I know its hit and miss but you have to really work on it. Also, things change day to day, if something doesn’t work today, try again tomorrow and the next day until it does or until it is discovered that no one can do it any more.

      Thanks for the info!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 28, 2011, 2:37 pm
  66. awesome post thanks for sharing. checkout my blogs at jmalhi.com

    Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2011, 3:00 pm
  67. Hi, Raj. First off, thanks for all the info here! I have been able to install icefilms following all the instructions, but I am receiving a script failure error when I try and download the metadata container and when I try and play any videos. I am running the latest 4.3 appletv software.

    I saw the 08/04 update above and typed in those commands in putty, then unplugged appletv and restarted, but still get the same script errors. Any thoughts?

    Posted by Dan | November 28, 2011, 11:33 pm
    • No worries, thanks for reading my blog! A while back I used to encounter the metadata container error often, I know they have fixed that issue, depending on what time you tried last night there was an IceFilms update / error where the website wasn’t hosting live files for a bit.

      Maybe by now you’ve tried again and it works, since you did write that 12 hours ago. Let me know if the issue persists and I’ll see what I can come up with. Just keep trying though, eventually it will work as long as the meta container exists, there is another way, but try the normal way first. (I believe you should be up and running by now)

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 29, 2011, 12:39 pm
      • Hi, Raj.

        I was just able to download and install the meta container (although it froze after it completed and I needed to unplug appletv). Icefilms now seems to be working great! Thanks again.

        Posted by Dan | November 29, 2011, 8:01 pm
      • No worries, glad I was able to help! Just so you know, IceFilms is having other issues to, you, as well as I might be the only ones with IceFilms working as far as I know! (Just kidding of course, but consider yourself lucky as many people cannot access IceFilms due to Mega Upload being down)

        Posted by Raj Randev | November 29, 2011, 10:51 pm
  68. hi Raj…so i keep getting script failed eroors on all my addons..icefilms.sportdevil.everything…any ideas how to correct this…thx

    Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011, 2:36 pm
  69. Heh, this makes it official, I think a few add-ons are down. If you look at Dan’s comment from last night he was having the same issue, and I was having the issue a bit as well. I just tried to load two programs, one worked and the second failed, then tried again and it worked. There is something going on as both took longer then normal to load. Not down across the board, but I think there are currently issues.

    Only way to correct is wait for them to fix it, I don’t mess with daily builds because so many things can go wrong. Sorry I can’t help out more then that!

    Posted by Raj Randev | November 29, 2011, 3:02 pm
  70. ok thx for the quick response…i will wait it out…

    Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2011, 3:16 pm
  71. I read this on another Site :

    Megaupload is down, so you will get a script error.

    Not if you change the DNS to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

    But I don’t know how or where to change it?

    hope this helps.

    Posted by Sam | November 29, 2011, 9:48 pm
  72. I’m Getty choppy playback in icy films in 720p is there a fix for that

    Posted by Geary lau | November 29, 2011, 10:25 pm
    • No, 720P has never really worked right. I’ve heard otherwise, but never any proof to support that. At least not that I have seen. I use the DVD and its great, but I hope one day, we’ll actually be able to watch the 720P without stuttering. Maybe someone else can shed some light on that!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 29, 2011, 10:48 pm
  73. icefilms working again!!!!!!

    Posted by Sam | November 30, 2011, 4:37 pm
  74. I don’t know if anyone cares but for the one other mac user that is nearly as computer illiterate as I am, I figured out my previous problem of not being able to see the zip file extensions. My computer was automatically unzipping the files so I figured out that if you “right click” (the mac’s right click) and “save as” it works just fine.

    Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2011, 5:42 pm
    • LOL, Sorry, don’t mean to laugh at you, but its funny that its MAC users in this day in age that are computer illiterate, I remember there was a time that owning a MAC automatically meant you were a computer god.

      Thanks for the information, I am sure that has been the issue all along, and someone suggested something to the effect a few comments above, (Zip.ini?)

      Thanks again! And don’t feel bad, in my book, you are still ahead of the game just by owning a MAC!

      Posted by Raj Randev | November 30, 2011, 7:11 pm
  75. I got through every step, got to the part where you install icefilms by dl’ing and installing the 234mb file.. but now my ATV is stuck frozen… the screen is somewhat dim… and in the bottom right corner is a little notifier that says “working” but it’s frozen… wth? please help!

    Posted by Sean | December 1, 2011, 4:34 am
  76. well now i feel stupid… i was just about to pull the plug and redo everything…. but it “unfroze” after about 45 min… wonder why it was froze like that? I wasn’t in the DL phase, so i know it wasn’t a connection issue… does everyone else’s normally take around that time to “install”?

    Posted by Sean | December 1, 2011, 4:37 am
    • Hi Sean,

      Wow, you’ve got some patience there! I think Apple T.V took mercy on you and decided to let it work! About 10 minutes or so in (depending on your internet connection) you could have just unplugged it, plugged it back in and it would have been working. (Give or take an additional 10 minutes) But the point is, it is working and you figured it out yourself!

      Enjoy!

      Also, I am predicting the new update to be untethered soon, (so you can use the new features) make sure to check back once and a while so you can update and use it. (its really good if you have an ipad and stuff) and if you have any problems with IceFilms check this blog post to know the status, http://sliced-apple.com/2011/07/02/ice-films-back-up/

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 1, 2011, 11:19 am
  77. when im in the terminal after i write the “link” it says: E: deb is a source not found in line 1 blah blah blah, can you help me thanks///

    Posted by Antoine | December 1, 2011, 12:47 pm
    • Hi Antoine, Sure, the best thing is to try re-writing the line, something is not right, the second part is the phonetic of how to write the line, make sure you are not actually writing this line a second time, (“echo space quote deb space http colon // atp dot awkwardtv dot org space dot / quote > space / etc / apt / sources dot list dot d / awkwardtv dot list” (thanks to Quasi_Mojo for clarity, this line is same as above but with spacing added for support)

      It should be like this,

      echo “deb http: //atp.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

      apt-get update

      apt-get install com.nito.nitoTV

      killall Lowtide

      The spacing of the line echo “deb http, etc” should be perfect or it won’t work. A lot of people get stuck here, but keep trying the spacing. If it takes way too long then there could be another issue, I would recommend a PC restart or waiting a day to try it again. Please keep me posted on your progress!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 1, 2011, 1:50 pm
  78. Hello, after running Putty as an admin I enter my ip addrs and make sure all the settings are as you described. When I hit the “open” button I get a fatal error message from Putty that says “Network Error: Connection Refused” Do you have any idea why this is happening?

    Posted by ryans | December 1, 2011, 4:28 pm
    • Hi, Ryans,

      You have to make sure your Apple T.V 2 is also connected to your Router (don’t matter if wired or wireless) and then connect with putty. Its not common to get this error so you are going to have to see what it is that might be a bit off. Make sure the selection is SSH the Port 22 and the I.P exactly as yours is in ABOUT.

      IF that doesn’t work uninstall Putty and reinstall it and reset your PC. Remember this will only work if your Apple T.V 2 is Jail broken.

      Let me know how it goes and what your solution was!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 1, 2011, 6:00 pm
      • Hi Raj,
        is it possible this is an error message when you type in the wrong login/password? That’s the first reason that comes to mind with refusing to connect.

        Posted by David | December 7, 2011, 10:25 am
      • With Putty you have to put in the password / Username after you connect, since he didn’t follow up, I am assuming he figured it out or gave up. I’m hoping for the former…

        Posted by Raj Randev | December 7, 2011, 11:44 am
  79. hi…I NEED HELP 😛

    I JB my aptv2 with no problem

    but now i am having hard time on adding the ice film zip file (reposity1….) in the file

    /private/var/mobile/Media

    question …where is this /private/var/mobile/Media,where i can find it?I try to use cyberduck…but i can’t find it..
    can u please help me with a step by step or a video….thx in advance for your help

    Posted by Davide Iannaci | December 2, 2011, 2:53 am
    • Hi David,

      I’m not sure if you are using PC or MAC, but try using WinSCP for PC, there is a picture in the guide I created that shows where you are to place it and how to extract it. The video IceFilms missing Part 1 and 2 will show you how to find it and how to extract it from your Apple T.V 2.

      I’ve never used Cyberduck before, but with WinSCP I have to back out of a lot of folders and go to the root directory and find my folder and then place it there, it could be the same issue with Cyberduck. Just play around with the folders, if you can transfer the file over, you can find it on the Apple T.V 2 as you can just look through all the folders. It seems complex but trust me its not.

      I just Jail Broke another Apple T.V 2 last night from start to finish and it was a breeze, so I assure you, unless something happened between now and then, all is well. Good luck and let me know how it goes!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 2, 2011, 11:46 am
      • Hi Raj

        Thank’s a lot for your help…well I have a Mac so winscp did not help me to much..but it help me a lot this part…

        I’ve never used Cyberduck before, but with WinSCP I have to back out of a lot of folders and go to the root directory and find my folder and then place it there, it could be the same issue with Cyberduck. Just play around with the folders, if you can transfer the file over, you can find it on the Apple T.V 2 as you can just look through all the folders…

        so I just played around with the folders on Cyberduck..actually i did not have lots folders at first, but just 2..that’s why I was going crazy..and i was also worried to move files inside there (was my first Jail breaking device 😛 )..but anyway I found it in the end !!!!…thank you….

        now I have a couple more questions if you can help me ..and it looks like you can 😉

        1st My aptv2 freezes up quite a bit and to get out i need to unplug the aptv power cord

        2nd There is no way to FFW or RW the movies u r watching?..I also downloaded navi-x and looks like you can but just 30 sec at a time (kind of irritating…and talking about irritating is even more irritating the fact that the title are not in alphabetic order or that you cant resume the movie you where watching…there is something about that that you can fix on the settings??)…for what i saw no but hope there is

        3rd icefilm or navi-x they use megavide or vedeobb well do you need to have an account and pay to be able to watch more then the 60 or 90 minutes they allow you to watch?..and also is tvshack (now is tv search) available for aptv2?

        well Raj I really appreciate your help and your advice

        thank you again

        davide

        Posted by Davide Iannaci | December 4, 2011, 9:55 pm
  80. Hi Davide,

    Glad it worked out for you, here’s my best attempt to answer your questions,

    1. This could be due to a lot of reasons, if it is doing so in a T.V show or Movie, you need to use the SSH commands to stop the updates from happening. (Last part of my blog, after its says update from August 4th)

    2. They are working on the Fast Fwding and Rewinding, FFW works a little bit if you hold the centre button, I think you can get up to 32x but its not that fast, to forward 1 hour into a film takes about 10-12 minutes. I’ve never been able to RW yet.

    3. You don’t need a Mega Video or any other account, the 45 seconds you wait in the beginning are due to the free, I have watched over 15 hours in one day before and never had a single issue!

    Hope that helps and good luck! Let me know if there is anything else you need, thanks for reading my blog!

    Posted by Raj Randev | December 4, 2011, 10:38 pm
  81. I can watch tv shows but when I try and watch the movies I get a script error….any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    Posted by Will | December 6, 2011, 12:34 pm
  82. Hi Raj,
    first, many thanks for the informative blog post. I made it through my first ever jailbreak and install of icefilms with relative ease thanks to your guide.

    1. I have a question. I’ve used seasOnPass to jailbreak my ATV2. I have coworkers and friends who want me to jailbreak their device and set it up for them. Since when you jailbreak it, you need to connect it to iTunes, is it like other apple devices where I need their iTunes account to finalize, or can I use my own iTunes (or any iTunes) account to finalize the jailbreak process? If the latter, it would make it very easy for me to do this as opposed to them bringing their laptops to work, etc…

    2. Another question with regards to the version of ATV2. My own version was 4.3 and the untethered version from seas0nPass was a simple install. However, what if my friends have an older version – can I update to 4.3 or must I update to the latest?

    Thanks
    David

    Posted by David | December 7, 2011, 9:52 am
    • Hi David,

      I am so happy that it worked for you from start to finish! Makes the blog and the time I spent on it totally worth it!

      1. Nothing to worry about, take it home, Jailbreak it, install all the repo’s you want, and take it back, no need to worry. iTunes and Apple T.V really have nothing to do with each other in the way an iPod or iPhone have…

      2. As long as its not a version higher I think there is nothing to worry about (and even then), even ones that are new out of the box I just do the steps involved and it works. Its only going to matter to those who want the new iOS features that it will make a difference. (Not available untethered yet). So if someone has iOS 5 on it, that’s the only time you would have to roll back the firmware. Try it, if the Jailbreak fails then you know you have to bring it back to an older firmware.

      In the famous words of a Greek Goddess, ‘Just do it’

      (And of course let me know if you need anything else!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 7, 2011, 11:41 am
  83. Computer illiterate mac user again. Icefilms seems to be having a problem and I’m reading that I need to update it to the new version 4.1 . The problem is that I can’t seem to find how to do that. Any help would be appreciated.

    Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011, 1:30 pm
  84. Something is up with Icefilms again. Could it be that an update for icefilms 1.1 came out. Usually I go in the setting in XMBC and I would see update next to incefilms, but I don’t see anything.I also tried uninstalling it and re-installing it. Samething,

    Posted by Sam | December 9, 2011, 2:30 pm
  85. Hi Raj
    You are tremendously generous with your time!
    I am getting all the way through the process (after numerous hours of back tracking on my mistakes) almost at the end but now get larger itunes logo with usb cable on my tv. I think it hasbeen suggested that I didn’t tether boot after jailbreak, and but positive I did and I had the script for nitotv run fine. I any ideas or suggestions??
    Thanks
    Colin

    Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011, 9:23 pm
    • If I am understanding right, you are using the Jailbreak that requires tethering, if that is the case, you cannot unplug the Apple T.V to move it over to your T.V setup. You must keep it on. Check your version and if worst comes to worst you can start over after restoring your Apple T.V 2 and if that doesn’t work just buy a new one! =)

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 9, 2011, 10:23 pm
      • Raj, question for you…I’m using Apple TV 4.4.3, I already jailbroke it using Season Pass, and installed XBMC via ssh rather than using Nito TV. I also installed the latest nightly build of XBMC because the old stable version won’t work with 4.4. Everything is good to go except I can’t install the ICEFILMS addon. I used cyberduck to send over the zip file to the apple tv and put it in the media folder, however when i go to install it on xbmc the zip file isn’t anywhere to be found including where I put it. What do you think I’m doing wrong?

        Posted by Pano | December 13, 2011, 10:21 pm
      • Yeah, that ZIP file can be tricky especially if you are on a MAC. What we discovered a while ago is that on a MAC the ZIP file is unzipped automatically and when you transfer it to the Apple T.V 2 it won’t recognize the ZIP.ini file (or something like that) If you are using a PC I would recommend using WinSCP and follow the blog instructions.

        Sometimes it can be as easily as clicking an extra folder or two in Apple T.V because many of the subdirectories and root directories are named similarly. (you can navigate the sub directories on the Apple T.V)

        Posted by Raj Randev | December 14, 2011, 12:32 pm
  86. I bought my AppleTV 2 black 4.4.3 last version and Icefilms works perfectly. thanks

    Posted by Jhon | December 14, 2011, 2:55 am
  87. Hi Raj,

    I noticed that the add-on called lubetube is not working anymore? I also noticed that the icon has changed, so I am guessing there was an update. When I go to click on an episode. Usually it says working in the bottom right hand side. but it does nothing.

    Posted by sam | December 14, 2011, 8:21 am
    • I’ve noticed a lot of things that no longer worked and are misplaced especially when it comes to other other (not a typo, lol) 3rd party files. For AJ addons for South Asian programming, TV on Desi Zone has appeared but Desi T.V is gone. Problem is I haven’t been able to get Desi T.V to work yet…

      Try to remove and add the program back and see if that makes a difference… Keep me informed!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 14, 2011, 12:35 pm
  88. Dude!! thanks, this helped so much from start to finish

    Posted by JD | December 15, 2011, 7:49 pm
  89. Hi Raj,

    I was insterested in the program CINEMA EXPERIENCE. I know how to install it, but I think there is more to setup once installed and thats where I am lost. I was wondering if you can do a video on this program?

    Posted by sam | December 15, 2011, 11:11 pm
    • Wow seems really interesting if you enjoy the full experience. But I think that’s for less then 1% of the people out there who would want to add this much content to their viewing experience. I think I will make that video but I realized my iPhone doesn’t upload direct to Youtube like how my Andriod did. Here’s the link to the full resource if anyone else is interested, and I will see what is involved in the install. Thanks for letting me know about this!

      http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=87563

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 16, 2011, 11:56 am
  90. Hey Raj, I have a random question.

    I jailbreak about 2-3 apple TVs a day. Is it possible to skip the whole TV part. Is it possible to jailbreak one, add xbmc, add sources, etc… and then clone its HDD to all other apple TVs?

    Let me know,

    Thanks

    Posted by Dan B. | December 18, 2011, 4:24 pm
    • While I rarely say never say never, I’ve never encountered this situation. I’m sure we are flashing the firmware on the device at some point, so even swapping hard drive’s would not make this work. But I will begrudgingly admit that this is above my knowledge level. I would suggest posting this to the XBMC community and seeing what they have to say. I will take a look when I get a chance to see if this has been covered before and provide you with a better answer!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 18, 2011, 4:30 pm
      • Well, when you jailbreak, you made a custom IPSW and then uploaded it to the AppleTV through iTunes. What if we were to make a firmware that already included XBMC and sources?

        Posted by Dan B. | December 18, 2011, 4:37 pm
      • Yeah, I wouldn’t even know where to begin on that, I actually think that during the process of Jailbreaking when you first create the ISPW and are restoring through iTunes that the Apple T.V 2 connects to Apple’s server for signature verification and as long as they ‘sign’ for it (a process I am not totally familiar with) the Jailbreak can then process successfully. This may have nothing to do with it, or it may have everything to do with it. Like I said, this is a bit above my pay grade..

        I would recommend takling to the XBMC community on their forums and seeing what you can come up with, if its possible someone would have made it already.

        Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011, 10:36 am
  91. Hi Raj,

    I have a friends appletv2 that he wants me to jailbreak. I noticed that the firmware is 4.4.4. Can it be done?

    Posted by Sam | December 19, 2011, 9:49 pm
    • I believe as long as you use the untethered Jailbreak provided by Firecore it will downgrade the Apple T.V 2 to the version required. If that doesn’t work, go up a bit in the comments and you will find a version that will work and you can just restore the Apple T.V 2 to that version and then begin the Jailbreak process.

      Sorry for the delay in responding!

      Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2011, 10:33 am
  92. Thanks for the reply Raj,

    I have an issue with my appletv2. I have my appletv2 connected with my pc. When I’m watching a movie that I have on my ext HD that is plugged to my pc. It sometimes buffers while playing and I get “running low memory” and the movie stops playing

    The other question is I’m trying find smart installer on nitotv. I have purchased the atv flash black and installed that with no problem?

    I want to thank you for all your time and help

    Posted by Sam | December 20, 2011, 3:00 pm
    • I tried to find the answer to this question, aside from deleting the cache (which I don’t think applies) I haven’t been able to find the solution to this problem. If you figured it out yourself please share it with me! LOL!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 26, 2011, 6:34 pm
  93. Hi Raj,

    Posted by Anonymous | December 24, 2011, 3:08 am
  94. Hi Raj,
    Great info on yor site, however I seem to be having a problem actually installing the icefilms plugin. Im having the same problem as an earlier message, I get a message in the bottom right saying the fils dose not have the correct structure. I have tried getting the zip from different places with the same result. Did you find out how to overcome this issue? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Neil

    Posted by Neil Baron | December 26, 2011, 7:16 am
    • Are you on a Mac or PC? If you are on a MAC please make sure that the file stays zipped when moving it to your Apple T.V. If you are on a PC make sure you are downloading the repo that is in the link in my blog. If that is the one not working, please let me know and I will find out if it has finally stopped being supported. Thanks for reading my blog and good luck!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 26, 2011, 6:33 pm
  95. dude after 3 days of messing arround with 5 types of jailbreak software and internet guides i have finally managed to do it after stumbling accross this page…THANKYOU!!! anyone thinking of jailbreaking their apple tv and getting it up and running with icefilms or xbmc etc use this guide, i have never done anything like this before and using this guide i did it start to finish in about 2 hours(including waiting for very slow internet to download stuff) just make sure you follow it all and type everything correctly and it will work perfectly

    Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2011, 6:45 pm
    • Thanks! You are making me blush! I’ve been busy with holidays, car shopping, Christmas shopping, and a whole bunch of other stuff, but I do update the blog from time to time, please come back and check it out!

      To everyone else, HAPPY Holidays!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 27, 2011, 10:19 pm
  96. hi im having trouble installing ice films, you keep on saying if you placed it right i feel stupid to ask, i have a mac how do i place the zip file into the media folder? using terminal? and which commands if so? sorry if its a noob question lol please get back to me. 🙂

    Posted by daniel | December 28, 2011, 3:30 pm
    • A lot of people use Cyberduck for Mac in order to transfer the files over. I’m not sure if this applies, but way back up in the comments, a user reported that Mac’s automatically unzip files for you, make sure the file stays zipped when transferring over to Apple T.V 2 or the Apple T.V 2 will not recognize the file. (won’t show up)

      Let me know if this helps or if you still need some more assistance!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 28, 2011, 4:22 pm
  97. Hi Raj…you seem to be THE guy to ask about this stuff…you obviously know what you are doing while I don’t lol…I jailbroke my ATV2, installed XBMC and ssh’d the icefilms add-on. I installed it no problem but when I go to browse TV or movies and open any title I find an empty folder with only .. listed. Please help lol

    Stu

    Posted by Stu Hunter (@stuhunter) | December 30, 2011, 2:51 am
    • Sorry for the delay in responding, this should fix itself after a hard reboot or with some time. (or uninstall and reinstall icefilms. I’m almost positive you should have this working by now, I hope you are enjoying it, let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 31, 2011, 12:28 am
  98. Hello,

    I have now installed XBMC and tried to install Icefilms..

    I go to add-ons, and enable it… and when I go to the video add-on folder to install it, the Anarchintosh folder is empty..

    I have already tried your 5-10 min unplug trick – Install file doesn’t show up after that either 😦

    Have any other tricks?

    BR.
    Nico

    Posted by Nico | December 30, 2011, 6:43 pm
    • Yup, sorry, that was the old way, now before you get to the empty folder, press and hold the Menu button. A mini menu will pop up and click on Force Refresh. Instant fix.

      Let me know if you need anything after that!

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 31, 2011, 12:27 am
      • Thx for your reply.

        Already tried that as well 😦 nothing.

        Also, under add-ons menu just below Anarchintosh I have a XBMC one, which is also empty…. Don’t think it have been empty all the time, but it is now?

        Any other ideas?

        Posted by Nico | December 31, 2011, 3:25 am
      • 2 things to check here, first make sure your internet connection didn’t drop, as the XBMC one shouldn’t be empty. Second, if the first fails, is to uninstall the repo and reinstall it, but make sure you use the one in my link above from the blog. I’m still getting thank you emails from people saying how it worked for them, so I know its not a widespread issue and its something localized to just you.

        IF those two things fail, connect your Apple T.V 2 back to iTunes and factory restore it, and start the whole process over, sometimes, something like that is required. Don’t know why, but the point is, it may just be what you need to get it to work!

        Have a Happy New Year! And let me know how it goes!

        Posted by Raj Randev | December 31, 2011, 11:27 am
      • I restored the ATV and did it all over and got it working 🙂

        Not sure if it’s normal, but if I start steaming a movie and quit it shortly after I can’t start steaming a new movie – It simply just start the 10 sec mega upload count down, and after that’s done nothing happens.

        Do I just need to wait a bit before starting to steam a new movie?

        Many thanks for all your help, it is really appreciated.

        A happy new year for you and your family!

        Posted by Nico | January 1, 2012, 1:23 pm
  99. Hi There!

    Wish I had seen this site before?? I purchased a jailbroken apple tv and am wondering what other “add ons” can be installed. It came with NITO, XMBC and Icefilms….what is NITO anyways…can’t figure it out? Is one able to watch live tv throught the apple tv? Also, my mom would like to watch Indian Movies..can Zee TV be installed? Thanks for this great site…could have saved me some money if I had seen it earlier…oh well

    Posted by Bing | January 1, 2012, 6:43 pm
    • http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Unofficial_add-on_repositories

      NITO is just a client software that lets you get other stuff. LOL To get Indian Movies go to the link and download AJ’s repo and SSH it over to the Apple T.V 2. Insteall Filmi By Nature and Desi TV and you will be the loved child for a long time in your household. Download SportsDevil for live streaming Sports. But be warned, after the Indian Channels, you won’t get much access to your Apple T.V again…

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 2, 2012, 11:05 pm
      • Sorry Raj..but don’t want to sound like an idiot…what is SSH. Since I bought the jailbroken ATV, I did not of the above. I have watched the videos and don’t understand how I get what is on my computer onto ATV.

        Posted by Bing | January 4, 2012, 12:16 am
      • No worries, we all start somewhere Bing, If you are using a PC you have to download WINSCP and if you are using a mac you have to download CyberDuck. Going up to my guide where it says, you are now 3/4 of the way done, follow those steps to transfer over AJ’s repo and use the same steps to install it as if you were installing IceFilms but only you will be getting Indian T.V Show’s and Movie’s instead.

        SSH just means accessing a remote computer which is essentially what you are doing when transferring files from your PC to your Apple T.V 2. Let me know if you need some more assistance, I’m more then happy to help!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 12:33 am
  100. Is their a way to get the hd 720p movies to play w/o the glitch. Would a mega upload acct help w/ this?

    Posted by Craig | January 2, 2012, 12:10 am
  101. Hello thank you for all the help. I am unable to download the media container for iceflims and I’m receiving a script error whenever I try to open a file. Any help would be appreciated.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2012, 2:05 pm
  102. not sure if this is the right place to mention this….but xbmc.org is no longer available!

    Posted by sam | January 2, 2012, 3:54 pm
  103. I’ve recently jailbroken my apple tv2 and installed Xbmc but I can’t figure out how to install ice films? I have heard that ice films is down, is this why? Also I am using my MacBook is this different than using a pc? Do I need nito tv to get ice films? Any simple instructions would be greatly appreciated as I am not a computer guy. Thanks in advance

    Posted by Drew | January 2, 2012, 9:27 pm
  104. Hi all, sorry I was away in Niagra Falls for New Years! Looks like everything is back up and running after an awesome update! Hope you all are enjoying your Apple T.V 2’s! If there is anything you need just post it and I will help you out, but for most of the concerns above they should have been addressed with this update!

    Posted by Raj Randev | January 2, 2012, 11:01 pm
    • My icefilms still erroring out. Script icefilms plug in message! How do I fix it?

      Posted by Bing | January 3, 2012, 12:12 am
      • Can you check to see if your IceFilms is up to date on the latest version and that you have automatic updating on. (somewhere near the repository hit the left side button and a mini menu pulls out and you can check in on there) Also try to unplug your Apple T.V 2 for a few minutes, sometimes that makes a big difference too.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 3, 2012, 1:12 am
  105. Hi M. Randev – I’ve just jailbreaked my Apple TV 2 following all your steps and it works great. However, I tried to install Icefilms and I get the same freaking message over and over that my zip file ”Does not have the correct structure”. You told to make sure mac doesn’t unzip the file while downloading which is exactly what my computer does. How can I make sure the computer doesn’t unzip while downloading? I’m working on a macbook pro (Lion). Also, I downloaded the 4.4.4 and I’ve read it wasn’t very reliable yet. Should I switch for a previous version? Which version is best to use?

    Thanks in advance

    Posted by Eric | January 3, 2012, 12:12 am
  106. hey Raj
    I have been trying to get icefilms to work now from about 5 hours 😦
    I JB my apple tv no problem using seas0npass no problem
    then i added xbmc no problem
    then i came too adding icefilms all looked good until i clicked on videos video add-ons then icefilms it asked me to install a big file about 235mb if i remember correctly well it got to the end 100% and then locked up i waited a good 30mins nothing happened so i unpluged. Now when i click video add-ons then icefilms it loads the main menu tv shows movies music stand up comedy ect. but when i click on tv shows for example and then popular or a-z highly rated anything theres no shows there same with movies theres nothing there. I persume i need to download the big file again but it no longer promps me to do so even if i remove icefilms can u help? I know i have gone wrong somewhere.

    Joel

    Posted by Joel | January 3, 2012, 7:09 pm
  107. Ahhh it’s just started working like magic 😀

    Posted by Joel | January 3, 2012, 7:49 pm
  108. Wow….I’ve been learning lots about this process. I’m on a mac. I jail broke my atv with Seas0ns pass. Loaded Nitro, Plex, XMB, no problems. I’m jailbroken with 4.4.4 and untethered.

    SSh’d into my Apple TV via Cyberduck. Put the file you said in the right spot. As per these directions.

    You have to place the file you downloaded called repository.googlecode.anarchintosh-projects from your P.C (keep it zipped, some MAC’s automatically unzip the folder, make sure it stays zipped) into a folder called the “ /private/var/mobile/Media” on your ATV2.

    Go to XMBC on ATV and go find the file. No problem. I see it and it is still zipped. When I click on it, it doesn’t give me the option to click “ok” to unzip it.

    It doesn’t give me the option to click “OK” Help ?

    Posted by Mark B | January 3, 2012, 9:54 pm
    • When you are over the file, you just click on the silver middle button and it just does it. I will recommend you delete the file and try again. Or even just unplug the ATV2 for a bit and try again. This should not be happening.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 12:27 am
  109. OK, Im struggling with Icefilms. ive downloaded respitory. but i cannot use winSCP on my mac. what can i do?

    Posted by davey b | January 3, 2012, 10:35 pm
  110. Ok filezilla worked. I put the Respitory file in the /private/var/mobile/Media” but then when i go to on apple TV that file isn’t in the media folder..

    I went to XMBC then systems them add ons > File from Zipped > Home > Media and its not there.

    Posted by davey b | January 3, 2012, 11:26 pm
    • Thats the way.. U musta put it in the wrong folder on FileZilla.. only thing i can think. or when u download the repository, u need to right click the file, and choose saved linked file as on mac so the file stays zipped.

      Maybe try throwin it in private/var/mobile, then check in xbmc–>system–>add ons–>zip–> and it should be in the home folder..

      Posted by cscuilla@craisondigital.com | January 3, 2012, 11:55 pm
    • Also, read the comments above, make sure your MAC isn’t automatically unzipping the ZIP file for you. Must turn that feature off, or you will never find it on your Apple T.V 2. Instructions on how to do that are about 6-8 comments up.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 12:18 am
      • Thank you. I got this Macbook pro for Christmas…..that’s exactly what it was doing. You have to go to “download linked file as”…… to prevent unzipping.

        Thanks.

        Posted by Mark B | January 4, 2012, 12:31 am
  111. I dont get it.. when i go back into filezilla it shows the repository folder over on the apple tv side and says PC ZIP archive..

    Posted by davey b | January 4, 2012, 12:18 am
  112. Ok, I got it to show up. I clicked on it and it said enabled add on. There was nothing in the add-ons. So now i have unplugged the Apple TV like your video said and waiting 5-10 minutes. so hopefully its there after that!

    Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012, 12:31 am
  113. I think I got everyone there, if I missed your question or the solution wasn’t sufficient, please post a new thread below this comment so I can see it and we can continue to work on it.

    Thanks!

    Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 12:42 am
  114. ok i got onto ice filsm was watching breaking bad and it was real choppy so i connected to ethernet cable and now when i hit upload it says 100% but not going to show. It uses megauploaad

    Posted by davey b | January 4, 2012, 1:34 am
    • Restart the Apple T.V 2 if needed, also, make sure you watch the DVD quality episodes as the 720P ones won’t work on the Apple T.V 2. After the restart it should be a lot better. But if everything is working it could be just today and tomorrow everything will be great. Also your internet connection should be about 10mb/s minimum, anything slower and I don’t know how stable the stream will be.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 1:43 am
  115. Put it back on WIFI and no ethernet and show loads but still choppy i picked the 720P both times. it loads on the WIFI connection.

    Posted by Davey B | January 4, 2012, 1:49 am
    • Heh, sounded like a 720P issue, glad we caught that early on. As for the fast forward, hold down the silver center button, brings up the FF menu, the FF is very bad currently and that is after multiple updates, rewind does not work and to Forward an hour into a movie could take up to 10-15 minutes. SO make sure if you start watching something to finish it. LOL.

      Sorry I can’t offer better then that, the guys who code are doing a fantastic job but its hard to FFW and RWD internet streams apparently.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 1:10 pm
  116. ok, the 720p was making it slow, Is there anyway to fast forward on the remote?

    Posted by Davey B | January 4, 2012, 1:59 am
  117. Sweet, Thanks for all the help. Your site rocks and videos are the most informative out there. Now I’m going to try and jailbreak my iphone 4 with 5.0.1 firmware.

    Also, IS there a way i can get my itunes back on my Apple TV so i can stream my music again?

    Posted by davey b | January 4, 2012, 1:20 pm
    • Even though I own every Apple device out there, I don’t use iTunes as I have XM radio in the car and a USB port. At home I have entertainment systems that attach to YouTube. I must fix this… But I think the answer you are looking for may lie in the cloud…But I will have to research that and get back to you, just don’t hold your breath, its on a list of things to do that is very long… =)

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 4, 2012, 2:38 pm
  118. umm everything worked great until i got to the installation of icefilms. i dl WinSCP but when i put the username and password in an error occured that said connection refused. Please tell me what i am doing wrong.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2012, 10:05 pm
  119. Hey Raj,

    Appreciate the work, great tutorial. I got a question for you.
    Main reason I bought Apple Tv is because I heard I would be able to watch European Movies/Channels.
    Mainly Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian. Which addon/repo would/could you recommend if you know any?

    Thank you!
    MM.

    Posted by m.mirko36@gmail.com | January 5, 2012, 7:14 pm
  120. I am trying to reinstall icefilms, but when I click on the anarchintosh addons folder it is empty. I tried unplugging the system for 10 minutes and I also followed your instructions, but I can’t seem to reinstall icefilms.

    Also, I too am curious about getting European channels.

    Please help!!!!

    Thanks

    Posted by Shane Trainor | January 5, 2012, 9:02 pm
    • I updated the blog already to reflect that change, go to the folder right before the empty folder, hold down on the menu button and a mini menu pops up and click on force refresh. Here is a list of some repo’s, add the ones the same way you added IceFilms,

      Good luck and have fun!

      http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Unofficial_add-on_repositories

      Search Google for Apple T.V 2 repo’s, I’ll look for more as well to add!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 5, 2012, 9:27 pm
      • I did the force refresh, but the repo addons page is still empty

        Posted by Shane Trainor | January 5, 2012, 9:29 pm
      • Oh, sorry about that, try again after an hour or two and repeat until it does come back, each time do a unplugged restart or force refresh. Let me go and read the forums, see why its no up. Also, uninstall it and reinstall it just to make sure its not something with the installation process.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 5, 2012, 9:47 pm
  121. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. That is a very smartly written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

    Posted by live tv | January 7, 2012, 7:06 pm
  122. Hi Raj,

    I am having an issue where I follow your steps to JB. Once I get to the step to restore the firmware I get an error message that says The Apple TV “Apple TV” could not be restored. This device is not eligible for the requested build. Any ideas?

    Posted by SA | January 10, 2012, 4:50 am
    • I know it sounds silly, but restarting your PC/MAC would be a great start. I’ve seen where the easiest solution is the correct one. After that, ensuring iTunes is fully up to date would be the next step.

      See how that goes and let me know if you need anything else!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 10, 2012, 12:24 pm
  123. RAJ…. please help me…. I have playing with this APTV2 for 5 days and can not figure it out…. I have jailbroken and restored it to factory settings 3 times now… I get all the way done with seasons pass, installing xbmc, nito tv…. then when I sign into WINSCP with the ip address root and alipne, i get a security breach message saying the server’s host key does not match the one cached in the registry…. and that perhaps the IP from my APTV2 is false and actually someone else’s…. i don’t know what else to do… PUTTY gives me the same message

    The very first time I tried it… i was able to send the file over, however I believe it was unzipped when I sent it to my media file in XBMC…… and as a result, I could not unzipit…. Can you help me??

    Rob

    Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 6:53 pm
    • Don’t worry, its suppose to say that, just say Okay or click yes to it. I’ve added xtech’s new video up above in which he covers that at the 2min 35 second mark. (Apple T.V SSH- Easier Steps) It’s now included in the blog above. Just go ahead and say okay or yes to anything it asks you and follow the directions, I promise you’ll be up and running shortly!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 10, 2012, 7:14 pm
      • i followed that video without any problems…. I already had nitotv on it… my issue is trying to tsfr the zip file for icefilms over to the APTV…. for the life of me i cannot get this working…. to tsfr the zip file over, do I use putty or WINSCP??

        this zip file is presently on my desktop(unzipped)… and when I open WINSCP, and enter the IP, root and alpine, the apple TV side already shows the file (repository.googlecode..etc) under media, when on the TV, I can not see it… frustrating.. last thing I want to do is pay this guy 100.00 to do this when I am 9/10s of the way there….

        Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 8:38 pm
      • IF you are using PC then it is WinSCP that you use to get it over, if you are using MAC you can use CyberDuck or some other MAC utility that does this. The file cannot be unzipped, if it downloads like that, then you are most likely on a MAC. At the top of my tutorial right under the “Jailbreaking” heading I give you instructions on how to stop that on a MAC. Also, do not rezip the file, make sure you download it again and then transfer it over.

        Once again, if the file is unzipped, it will not work, you must transfer it over zipped. This is the solution.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 10, 2012, 9:29 pm
      • I have a PC and not a Mac…. when I download the zip file to my desktop, it is zipped..,.. what would be the reason for my PC and ATV2 not talking to each other

        Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 9:48 pm
      • I’m trying to understand, you said the first time you sent it over unzipped. Apple T.V 2 can only see files that are zipped. The two are talking to each other, the reason I told you to check out that video is because it shows you what is says and what you need to do. Just Click okay when it gives you that message about it not being in the cache / registry.

        Try again and let me know what happens. I am here waiting for your response!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 10, 2012, 10:00 pm
      • okay…. I went to the link and downloaded the zipfile again… replaced the old one… after i signed onto winscp… put in my ip… then root then alpine and signed on…

        then went to the desktop folder on the left hand side(PC side) and copied it over the the right side(APTV side)… then I went into xbmc… and can not see the zip file from system to settings to addons to install from zip file to looking in the home folder to looking in the media folder…… and it`s not there….. I`m fed up…

        Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 10:14 pm
      • another thing…. under the videos tab in xbmc, i only have 2 folders, files and addons…. everyone else seems to have a library folder…. could this have something to do with it

        Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 10:19 pm
      • are you in the USA.. perhaps I could call you and you could walk me through it…

        Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 10:21 pm
      • On the right side of the screen, in WinSCP click the up arrow to get back to the first directory and then look for each one and move forward. So you will click on that right upperhand arrow until it stops, then look for ‘private’, click on that, then look for ‘var’ and click on that then ‘mobile’ and finally ‘media’ and then place the file in there.

        After you are sure you put it in to private/var/mobile/Media on the right side. Then go to your APple T.V which is going to be on your T.V and connected to the internet already and go to System, then Add Ons, Install from Zip, click on the Home and then the Media tab. Should be in there. You can’t just move the file over, you have to move it to a place you know you can find it after.

        Let me know if you get that done!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 10, 2012, 10:23 pm
      • thanks a lot…. i did what you said and arrowed all the way up to the top until i reached the private folder then worked my way back down to the media file…. then it worked like a charm…. i appreciate your help and patience….

        Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2012, 10:45 pm
      • No worries! I’m glad you got it, now you have to follow the rest of the steps detailed. Just find where you are in the blog and watch the videos. Good luck and let me know if there is anything else you need!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 10, 2012, 10:54 pm
  124. I am having a problem when watching a movie for just over an hour, XBMC, or Icefilme (not sure which) shuts down and takes me back to the home screen. Any suggestions?

    Posted by SmashB | January 10, 2012, 9:24 pm
  125. Hi Raj…great site. Just wondering how the premium Megaupload account works. If I sign up for it, do I have to reinstall anything? Do you recommned the premium account.

    Thanks

    Bing

    Posted by Bing | January 10, 2012, 11:56 pm
    • No, you don’t need it at all. All the premium account did was remove the 45 second delay before a show started but they have removed that as of the last update. So there is zero need, none whatsoever to get a premium account.

      If you did get it, there was a line you would put your username and password in and it would get rid of that.

      But once again, no need whatsoever for a premium account right now and for the foreseeable future!

      And thanks for viewing my site!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 11, 2012, 12:00 am
  126. Regaring to icefilm. I installed it successfully, but I can only watch 1 movie (1 file); means I tried to watch different movie (file), it won’t play. I checked back the free space of memory in “setting” (XBMC), I don’t thik this is an issure. What action should I take?

    Posted by wiseguy | January 11, 2012, 8:39 pm
  127. Hi, Raj.

    I jailbroke my ATV2 successfully about 2 months ago. I am running 4.3 and have a question about upgrading to 4.4.4. My ATV is telling me that my software is up-to-date (from the settings menu) and in maintenance I see that the update software setting is disabled and I can’t change this setting. It is grayed out.

    My question is, how do I update to ATV’s latest software? Do I need to go through the jailbreaking process again?

    Thanks,
    Dan

    Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012, 1:33 pm
  128. Hello out there 🙂

    I’m from germany and i’m reading your stuff here and it is amazing how the appletv rocks in my living room 🙂

    but i have a very serious question about the 720p (HD) thing!
    i know that everyone is writing that this option is stuttering on the atv2…
    and i’ve made a research on this several times on the internet ( thank god that there is google 😀 )
    but a solution is very difficult to find…

    may you can give me a honest answer about this jerky problem ?

    Posted by Kamil W. | January 15, 2012, 12:57 pm
    • and i have a another question !

      how about the plex client ? is it similar to ice films or even better than ice films ?
      i have read that plex has no problems with 720p material… is this true ?

      Posted by Kamil W. | January 15, 2012, 2:02 pm
      • Plex has just gone to beta for the 4.4.4 client. Plex is a server client that allows you to stream your own media to the Apple T.V 2 from your PC or MAC. From what I understand, Plex will allow you to run your own 720P media but 1080P is still not supported.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 15, 2012, 2:26 pm
    • The 720P content that is on IceFilms is a certain size and bitrate. The Apple T.V 2 only plays a maximum bitrate and certain file type of this format. The rest it cannot handle so it stutters in the video playback (sometimes audio too)

      So in layman’s terms, its a hardware limitation that the Apple T.V 2 has and until a third version comes out that fixes this, it may be near impossible to play a 720P file from IceFilms. (Plex notwithstanding) (Explained in my follow up answer)

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 15, 2012, 2:33 pm
  129. Raj
    I have a problem. I started doing the putty download and screwed up somewhere. I tried going back but now all i keep getting after i enter root/alpine/apt-get update is an error that states;
    e: type ‘deb’ is not known on line 1 in source list / etc / apt / sources.list.d / awkwardtv.list
    i dont know what i did wrong the first time and certainly dont know how to fix this. any ideas?

    POSTED BY JOE | JANUARY 15, 2012, 9:11 PM | EDIT
    REPLY TO THIS COMMENT

    I had to search this for where you posted it, lol, hopefully you see it, I’ll repost it at the bottom to be sure.

    First ensure that the spacing is correct, if the spaces in between are wrong then it will give you that message. If you think you are doing this right, type ‘killall Lowtide’ to cause the operation to restart and then start from the beginning. If that fails, restart the jailbreak process from the beginning. Its not like it damages the Apple T.V 2 or anything. In the end you only lose 10 minutes of your time by doing it again.

    Let me know if there is anything else you need and let me know the outcome!

    Posted by Raj Randev | January 15, 2012, 9:56 pm
  130. Hello

    I have a problem. I do not have the repository .google.on my /private/var/root side and I also noticed that the softonic down loader was partial down load. I got the xbmc on the apple tv2 showing up on the tv and just it also doesn’t show the repository/goole file in the setting side of xbmc side . i tried the unplug the aptv and add unzipped foldes but it still doesnt’t show on the apple tv xbmx settings side.Did i miss a step?

    Thanks Bg Mike

    Posted by big Mike | January 16, 2012, 10:12 pm
    • From what I can gather, you haven’t put it in the right folder, the folder it should belong to is ‘/private/var/mobile/Media’ then when you go into XBMC you must go to the setup/video add ons and install it from there. If you have done this and cannot see the ZIP file and you are on a MAC, make sure to turn off automatic unzipping feature on your MAC. (in the blog above, just search for it right under the ‘Jailbreak’ heading) If you are a PC then the SSH instructions are straight forward.

      Just follow the blog from the step you are at and ensure to follow the directions implicitly and I trust you will be up and running successfully.

      Let me know if there is anything else you need, I am on for an hour or so more and will be back tomorrow by 11am.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 16, 2012, 10:43 pm
  131. Thanks for the response Raj
    Im running PC. Can I drag and past from my pc the the prvt side of allptv on my pc? Or should I redo which step or step? I did move the file orver to the private side and turned off the apple tv and restart the unit. I then looked for the uploads and did the add uploads on the setting side but nothing. In Ont Can btway
    Thanks again

    Posted by big Mike | January 17, 2012, 9:33 am
    • No worries, Yeah, you should drag and past from the left side to the right side (and vice versa). You have to add it to the /private/var/mobile/Media folder and then go to Apple T.V 2 and find it in System then click on Add-Ons then click on Install from Zip File and then click on the Home Folder and then click on the Media folder and it should be there.

      Let me know when you get to that step. Remember its WinSCP that you are using to complete the transfer over of the repository and if you didn’t get the full file you can download it from my blog up above.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 17, 2012, 10:29 am
  132. Thanks for the fast repy.
    Not having and luck .When in the apple tv in mt pc I copy and past the the /private/var/ and i update on the apple tv dox nothing is there . It wont show that on the menu or anywhere .

    I tried the steps again and noticed that when I download the putty and go throught the steps after i entre the apt-get updae it does down load but noticed that some of the last bit of files where not new and it used some old files. not sure if that was right and on another note it would not let me exit the last part killall Lowtide said file not found. tried the other video like in that also and that didnt work. What should I do now?

    mike

    Posted by big Mike | January 17, 2012, 12:30 pm
    • After the putty part, you should see NitoTV on your Apple T.V 2. From there you will be installing XBMC. I see you have a communication barrier and I suspect that English is not your first language (I apologize if this is incorrect) I would recommend you ask a friend to help you out and to follow the guide as this will be extremely difficult to do without being able to diagnose it myself. Sorry that’s all I can offer at this point. Keep asking any questions you have, I’ll do my best to assist you!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 17, 2012, 4:33 pm
  133. Good Day Raj, I having a problem with my apple TV. I installed season pass 4.4.4, Used putty to install nito, installed xbmc and then installed ice films as you described. I have followed all the videos and everything seems to work once. When I watch a movie and then go to watch another nothing happens .It is the same when I watch any TV show. I can watch one episode but when I go to the next episode the same thing happens, it just goes back to the source page and will not load. I have reinstalled everything 5 times and the result is always the same. If I uninstall XBMC and reinstall or unplug my apple tv then I can watch one movie and then the same thing happens. Any suggestions.
    Thanks

    Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012, 1:23 pm
    • Hey, I’m not Raj, but was trying to get to the bottom of this too. Are you by chance on Verizon fios. What I’ve noticed is that everytime I bring my Apple TV to someone’s house w/ verizon fios, I encounter this same issue..

      2 temporary solutions I found were to

      A) Wait about 20 minutes and it will fix itself..

      B) Go in through FileZilla (Mac) or WinSCP (Win) and delete the xbmc cache files. I forget where they are off the top of my head, but you can find them through google search. This will fix the issue immediately.

      Posted by cscuilla@craisondigital.com | January 17, 2012, 2:09 pm
      • Yes, I am aware of this issue, right now all I have to offer is to pull the plug on the Apple T.V 2 and by the time you come back in its fixed. It doesn’t happen if we watch the program all the way through, but if we start and then stop it this issue would occur. A solution that was suggested was changing the router settings (on one’s own router) as the router is preventing some sort of anti-flooding, I don’t think that is a valid solution at this point however.

        At the end of my blog I have added a Known Issues section and this is still a pending issue we hope to see a resolution to in the next update. I will keep everyone posted!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 17, 2012, 4:24 pm
      • thanks for the reply. I have tried both methods that you suggest and as you say it works quickly but, I play one show or movie and it will not play the next.I’m not with verizon but I am on a cable modem with 50 broadband. Hope to find a solution soon.

        Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012, 4:34 pm
  134. Thanks Raj, I will keep checking for a fix. Your site is a great help

    Posted by Rob | January 17, 2012, 4:44 pm
    • Thanks for posting! While trying to fix a lot of my own issues I have gained a lot of knowledge, and then helping others is only natural. Through their issues I’ve gained even more knowledge, lol. I’m hoping these issues get resolved so we can have a pleasant experience again. (reset after 1 hour and not being able to start a second source after exiting one)

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 17, 2012, 4:56 pm
  135. Hey Raj

    I am have a error 1604 while at step five when I am trying to upload from the zipped file from Itunes
    (AT Step 5 when iTunes opens you have to hold the Shift key and then click restore, then click on the file that was created by SeasonPass, it should be called something like this, “AppleTV2,1_SP_restore” or something similar.

    It uploads to the apple tv . I looked at the error on another page and it said to change usb ports and I tried that with no luck.
    I did redo al my steps again due to I could not get my xbmc to work so this error occured after I set my apple tv 2 to factory setting and tried to jb it again. Did I reset this wrong.
    Thanks

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 9:21 am
  136. The site for the latest iReb had this posted

    This file is either removed due to copyright claim or is deleted by the uploader.

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 10:26 am
  137. Well, I cleared my error 1604 and loaded the unziped file to my Apple tv 2 . Now when I load putty and enter my IP address I get a network timed out error . I erased and re installed putty twice, same thing happened. It is the correct ip address.I unpluggef the apple tv again and input the english and my wifi address. But not sure what is happening now. I was at xbmc before and had problems so I did a reboot. Can you please give me advice?

    Thanks again

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 12:27 pm
    • You must load the ZIpped file over to Apple T.V 2. Did you unzip the file or are you on a MAC? If you unzipped it yourself, use the original file and transfer that over.

      If it is not connecting, turn off everything (including your PC) and turn it back on, after this power cycle try it again, go to the Apple T.V ABOUT and make sure you copy the I.P not the DNS, not the other option by error. Its easy to make.

      Let me know when you get that far, and if you are on a MAC, the instruction to download a Zipped file is in the blog.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 12:56 pm
  138. Sorry it said

    Network error Connection refused

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 12:31 pm
    • Ensure you are not using any blocking protocols such as Peer Block or IPCOP. But if you go check the I.P address (make sure your APple T.V 2 is on and connected to your T.V) It just could be when you re jailbroke your Apple T.V 2 the I.P changed and you are using the old one you wrote down on a piece of paper!

      Let me know if you get this fixed!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 12:59 pm
  139. I will take a look again but I did have this running before I did the full resore and loaded the program again. The IP address is the same, checked it twice on the apple tv settings.

    Really want to thank you for your help!

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 1:23 pm
    • No worries, that’s what I am here for! We’ll eventually get to the bottom of this, just don’t give up and keep trying, sometimes just starting again after a few hours or the next day will inexplicably fix all the issues. But we are not there yet. =)

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 1:31 pm
  140. I’m Packing it in for today.Had enough.

    Thanks Again!!!!

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 1:46 pm
  141. He Raj

    I noticed this on my dowloads ..Sonic Downlowder_ for_ putty(1).exe.3y…todays date……partial download 313 kB

    Looks like the whole file isnt there and I keep trying but the same partial down loads happends again.Is this normal ?Could it be my McAfee ?
    Another thing that is diffent in the video, When I am about to hit the shift button for the Itunes it wont go to my itune files like it did before It just installs the Itunes update and thats it. I did notice in another video it says it updates itself but but when I follow the blog it says to hit the sift key as you hit the restore key.

    Sorry for being a pain!
    I just cant stand this not working right now…it’s driving me crazy!

    Thanks again!!!!

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 5:16 pm
    • Yeah, disable all the things and download putty properly. Don’t worry about using the shift button, let the script auto execute when it prompts you, don’t worry about doing the SHIFT+RESTORE anymore, if you don’t get the prompt then do it.

      I remember you saying you were in Ontario? I’m in Brampton, maybe we should just meet somewhere and I could just do this for you!

      Even better, if you have a webcam, we can skype and I can give you detailed instructions as you go along, but I’m worried about your PC and what settings and limitations are there because you are unable to download Putty properly. But I’m willing to give it a try!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 8:55 pm
  142. Well Raj Thanks soo much.

    I tried again after a break and I got it to where it would add xbmc and I went to look at the add ons and to the zip files and there was nothing there again like before. I left the apple tv 2 unplugged for a half hour and tried again. Nothing .

    I really am greatful for your help . I work all over GTA (mostly Oakville Miss.and Torornto)and if would be possible I would send you me email .not sure if you are able to retreave it from your end.

    Posted by Mike | January 18, 2012, 9:20 pm
    • Oh the other method is to go up to the screen right before the empty screen, hold down on the menu button and wait for a mini menu to pop up, click on Force Refresh, click on the video add ons and it will be there instantly.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 9:35 pm
  143. Hey Raj

    I Notices something that was different on the two pictures that you had compaired to my winSCP files.
    I hope I can expain it ok.
    On your blog where you ask to down load winScp,the second picture down it shows the file from the pc and the file from the atv.
    Mine is the same but on you picture the atv side shows the folder as a mobile folder and mine shows as a root folder with
    <
    library
    media
    Bash-history
    repository.googlecod.

    Is this what could be causing me the problems? Is it in the wrong file? Is the bash history not allowing me to upload the repository?

    Thanks
    Mike

    Posted by Mike | January 19, 2012, 11:14 am
  144. Yes this would be a problem, make sure that you go all the way out in the folder portion by keep clicking on the folder with the arrow pointing to the left and up. Click it until it won’t go any more and then click on the folders in order until you get to the proper path.

    Without it in the proper folder you will not find the zip.

    Posted by Raj Randev | January 19, 2012, 11:40 am
  145. Well Ice films is populating. It asked me if I wanted to down load a large file for ice fims .Wasn’t sure what to do there .

    Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012, 12:38 pm
  146. Well ,I have ice fims now!! It asks me if I want to download a large file ? accept?

    Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012, 12:41 pm
  147. How can I added a web browser to my apple tv?

    Posted by Nagy | January 19, 2012, 12:55 pm
  148. Thank You Sir !!!

    All is working now!

    Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2012, 1:00 pm
  149. Thanks Raj !!!

    Everthing seams to be working now!!!!!

    Big thumbs up to thid site!! 🙂

    Posted by Mike | January 19, 2012, 1:04 pm
  150. How can i get a web browser on my apple tv. It is already jailedbreak and i have XBMC AND NITO TV.

    Posted by Nagy | January 19, 2012, 3:14 pm
    • Apple T.V 2 does not come with a native web browser, to be able to surf the net, you must download aTV Flash (Black) from here ‘http://firecore.com/atvflash-black’ it is from the same people (FireCore) that brought you the Jail Break, however for these features, they ask for a 29.95 fee. So you have to decide if $30 is worth it. But from the reviews, a lot of people really like it. Fortunately for me, I don’t use the Apple T.V 2 for surfing. But if you have an iPad 2, you could achieve the same result through mirroring.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 19, 2012, 3:57 pm
  151. I got it downloaded, and can load everything up until clicking on the MU links and then i get a script failed error. What do I do?

    Posted by teegan | January 19, 2012, 4:51 pm
    • http://sliced-apple.com/2012/01/19/holy-hell-megaupload-shut-down/

      This may actually be huge blow to IceFilms and its future. Based on this news, I suspect that the future of IceFilms is in Jeopardy unless something else is in the works. For now, I will not be offering any support for Jailbreaking Apple T.V 2 as it will no longer work.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 19, 2012, 5:05 pm
      • I was wondering what happened today, as mine weren’t working. Oddly enough I just bought a 2nd AT2 for the bedroom and set it all up this week and was going to cancel my cable TV at the end of the month 😦 this is truly devastating.

        Posted by pano610 | January 19, 2012, 5:47 pm
      • Yeah, if you read the last 20 or so comments I was helping a few people get this, I feel extremely bad for them, especially after all the effort they put in to get it up and running. I will most likely modify this blog and remove the IceFilms portion all together. I guess its a lesson learned, don’t put all your eggs in one basket and when it comes to money don’t underestimate the lobbing of the industry and the aggressiveness of the U.S government.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 19, 2012, 5:58 pm
  152. I was wondering what happened. I came home from work to watch my first movie and nothing. Mmmm .Just my luck.

    Posted by Mike | January 19, 2012, 8:33 pm
  153. Again thanks for all you help !

    Looking for to see updates on your blog.

    Posted by Mike | January 19, 2012, 8:56 pm
    • The first thing I thought of when I saw it was down was you. I’m like poor guy. In fact, I think we can blame this outage on you now. LOL. Just kidding, but trust me I really do feel for you. After all that work and effort, the thing may just be gone for good. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open, and I’ll throw up an how TO for the Navi-X addon when I get a chance.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 19, 2012, 9:06 pm
  154. I am experiencing a problem viewing any movie on IceFilms. I can get to XBMC, IceFilms, Movies, see all the menu choices for the movies, but once I select a movie, I get Loading Directory and an empty .. screen and no options to select anything. Hopefully, you can help me as I have spent many hours trying to find posts for similar issues and tested a few ideas with no success. Thanks!

    Posted by MG | January 19, 2012, 11:13 pm
  155. Hi. Had an earlier version of icefilms for xbmc, then i noticed that the megaupload links disappered. Thinking that my ATV2 had an error i rebooted and re jailbroke it. Now when i try to install icefilms version 1.0.22 it just keeps saying script error. Will this be temporary and a new fix be uploaded due to the blockage of megaupload? Or is there any way around this? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Posted by Hamoon Jahanroshan | January 20, 2012, 12:09 am
  156. Hello – I recently did this install and it works great. Now I’m trying to WinSCP back into the ATV (with IP, root, alpine) to add some more repos and I keep getting a ‘connection timed out’ error. I also tried via CyberDuck and got the same thing. Can you offer any advice? Thanks.

    Posted by Anonymous | January 20, 2012, 2:18 am
  157. Hello – I recently completed this install and it was working great. I tried to get back into the ATV today with WinSCP and I keep getting a ‘connection timed out’ error. I tried with CyberDuck as well and the same occurs. I am using the same IP and login info as provided so I’m looking for any advice so I can start adding some more repos.

    Thanks.

    Posted by ryoz123 | January 20, 2012, 2:22 am
    • I’m assuming that you have entered the I.P address exactly as shown on the Apple T.V 2 settings and have ensured that your Apple T.V 2 is connected to your local network. If both those things are not the cause, I would recommend trying to power cycle your PC and your Apple T.V 2 as this sometimes clears the issue. If that does not work, redownload and reinstall WInSCP,

      Let me know how that goes!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 20, 2012, 9:57 am
  158. Hi Raj,

    I have an issue with the XBMC. When I go into XBMC, after 10 seconds it throws me back into appletv menu. I also noticed, before this issue. There was an available update for moviesdb. I took the update. I THINK that ever since I took this update, I am getting this problem with XBMC.

    Any ideas?

    thanks

    Posted by sam | January 20, 2012, 10:53 am
    • Almost everyone has this issue, they are updating it, just give it a few hours it will stop. There is nothing you can do to stop this on your own just yet.

      http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=994483&posted=1#post994483

      Is the place where the main discussion is being held.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 20, 2012, 11:22 am
      • thanks Raj,

        I will follow up.

        thanks

        Posted by sam | January 20, 2012, 1:17 pm
      • Eden Beta

        No more nightly builds! Eden beta 1 is here! If you installed for the first time today using the above instructions then you already have Beta 1. If not, either update through NitoTV or issue the following commands to update your Cydia copy:
        Open up your terminal/ssh application and enter the following command to log in to your ATV2:

        ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS

        You will be asked for a password: default password is alpine
        Continue to enter the following commands:

        apt-get update
        apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

        You should now have Eden Beta 2 for ATV2.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 21, 2012, 2:02 pm
  159. Thanks for your helpful tutorial. I was ready to pack it in and gave it one more shot after visting your installation guide. I was able to get my appletv 2 going. I have a question which someone else above mentioned, and its still a little unclear for jailbreaking.

    echo “deb http: //atp.awkwardtv.org ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list

    Notice the space on both sides of the > above.

    echo space quote deb space http colon // atp dot awkwardtv dot org space dot / quote > space / etc / apt / sources dot list dot d / awkwardtv dot list

    The way you have it written is quote > space. Shouldn’t it be, quote space > space ?. Which way is it suppose to be ?. Two spaces on either side of the > or just one space after the > ?. I did mine like you have it written out and seemed to work. Wondering if really matters. I assume it would.

    Posted by LastRide | January 21, 2012, 1:49 am
    • Thanks for the post! I am glad you got it working! Before I added in that line there were tons of issues, and since I did no one has mentioned it. Thanks for taking the time to go through all of that its how I will make the blog entry better and easier for those that come after. The last 5 or times I used the Jail break myself I went with what I had and it worked, next time I will put a space on both sides and see if that works as well.

      Thanks again for reading and I hope you enjoy your Apple T.V 2!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 21, 2012, 8:54 am
  160. Hey Raj

    Is there anything else we can try like Hulu or something else? I’m new to APT and was wondering is there a forum to see what others are doing since MU is down?

    Posted by Mike | January 23, 2012, 9:06 am
  161. Hi Raj…the whole MU thing sucks….my mom was just getting into the Indian Movies…LOL. I ssh’d Navi-X over as indicated above and installed from Zip file. It said on the bottome right corner enabled. It however does not show up anywhere as an add-on? Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your time and effort with this site

    B

    Posted by Bing | January 23, 2012, 1:36 pm
    • No worries, its actually over in Programs and not in Video’s. Unfortunately, I haven’t used it much so that’s about all I have to offer. Once I get more familiar with it, I’ll post some goodies up. (like where to find everything) Good luck and let me know what you discover!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 23, 2012, 8:50 pm
      • So, like an idiot…there is no programs option in my ATV2. The main screen just has “videos” and “system”????

        Posted by Bing | January 23, 2012, 10:22 pm
      • It doesn’t look like this?

        If not, do you have Eden Beta 2? Just upgrade to that XBMC version, its at the very bottom of this blog up above.

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 24, 2012, 11:09 am
  162. Thanks Raj for the reply. I am updated to Eden Beta 2, as it shows up when I first open XBMC. But my screen does not look exactly like yours. The only two items I have showing on the menu bar are Videos and System. I do not have music, pictures, programs. etc….????? I wonder why?

    Posted by Bing | January 24, 2012, 2:11 pm
  163. Hi Raj,
    Since megaload is down. I visited ice films’ site, it says we can add a link to get to other database (2 share). Do you have any idea about how will this work?

    Posted by Wiseguy | January 26, 2012, 9:51 pm
  164. Why is it that some .avi files I have on my mac will play on my apple tv2 and others will not? Is it something to do with codecs or am I missing something?

    Posted by Dan | January 27, 2012, 11:35 pm
    • Yea it is something with codecs and file formats I have the same issue on mine!

      Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012, 11:57 pm
      • It is extremely annoying! It seems every time I want to watch something I am unable to do so unless I convert it which is the reason I use it in the first place. What codecs are not compatible and if the need arises what are the best settings to use to convert in Handbrake?

        Posted by Dan | January 28, 2012, 8:39 am
      • That comment was mine, I didn’t realize I wasn’t logged in. I’ll find those settings for you, but if its any consolation, maybe we’ll get lucky and the Apple T.V 3 will have all this resolved,

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 28, 2012, 11:24 am
  165. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs? I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome blog!

    Posted by seo | January 31, 2012, 1:35 pm
  166. How do I ‘flash back’ to normal apple tv pre-jailbreak?

    Posted by ryoz123 | February 2, 2012, 4:42 pm
  167. Great tutorial!!!

    My apple tv was working great yesterday, but while watching a movie it just cut out of the movie…now whenever I click on the XBMC link from the homepage the whole system reboots. Do you know how to fix this?

    Posted by Shane Trainor | February 2, 2012, 7:14 pm
    • The error that was causing this was due a program that was updating and causing an instant crash. Updating to XMBC Eden Beta 2 reportedly fixed that issue. If that is in fact the issue you are having, (when XBMC loads it will say what version of XMBC you have) at the very bottom of the blog (where I finish writing the article) I’ve posted how to upgrade to Eden 2.

      I’m not sure if this is the issue, let me know if this resolves it and I’ll research any more solutions.

      Let me know!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 7:27 pm
      • I had someone come to my house and rejailbreak the apple tv yesterday as I do not really understand how to do any of this. Therefore, I do not have the installation programs on my computer to enter code or update my cydia. Also, the guy who installed everything for me told me that I didn’t really need Nito TV so he didn’t put it on there. Sorry that I am dumb witted with this stuff…

        Posted by Shane Trainor | February 2, 2012, 8:45 pm
      • No worries, if he did everything yesterday then you must be at Eden 2. Let me check to make sure there are no other issues right now.

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 9:35 pm
      • I was able to install nitoTV onto my apple tv. However, I have tried about three times to install Eden Beta 2, but yet my xmbc option in Nito TV still says that I have the first version. Then, I tried to input the commands trough putty. I can enter the ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS part no problem, but every time I enter alpine as my password it says access denied. Can you help me from here please?

        Posted by Shane Trainor | February 3, 2012, 9:08 am
      • Actually just log in as normal then, (open Putty, put in your I.P, then let it start and then just do root, alpine) and do the next steps, skip the whole root@your.atv2.ip.address part all together and that should work instead.

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 9:25 am
      • now I have followed your instructions…I was able to input the commands, but like the problem with the gentleman in the link that you provided I get a message stating that I already have the most up to date version of xbmc. However, it still says that I am running version 11.0-0-b1 (which I believe is Eden Beta 1). In Nito TV when I click on XMBC it says that the new update is 11.0-0-b2, but when I click install it again says that I am up to date and it tells me that 0 updates have been completed. Should I just be patient? or is there something that I am missing?

        Ps. Thanks for your great help thus far

        Posted by Shane Trainor | February 3, 2012, 11:19 am
      • Yeah I think you are updated now. Are you still crashing however?

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 11:57 am
      • ya, it still reboots to the main page when I click on xmbc

        Posted by Shane Trainor | February 3, 2012, 12:05 pm
      • Ok, this is the other method. It’s coming from the XBMC forums so try to follow along, if you can follow those instructions your problem should go away. Use WINSCP to get into the folders he describes below. The folder directories will look like this, /private/var/stash/Applications/XBMC.frappliance/XBMCData/XBMCHome/addons. And then delete what he says…

        ‘ok ive managed to get it working,its to do with the metadata the xbmc plugins you need to ftp into your box,and goto the folder stash,the applications,XBMC.frappliance,XBMCData,XBMCHome,ad dons,then delete folder that has movie db metadata in it,also delete xbmc metadata file to this will get xbmc to stop crashing but it will come up with plugins broken just press yes to all of them,it should work after that,this is a work in progress but at least it will be able to use xbmc,or the other way is uplug your router boot xbmc then plug your router back in,but if you shut xbmc and boot up it again with interent still connected it will crash again’

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 12:36 pm
      • sorry to keep bothering you…I followed the instructions that you sent. I downloaded WinSCP, found and deleted the two reccomended folders. It is still crashing. I also tried booting XBMC while my router was unplugged, but again it just keeps rebooting the apple tv. I don’t know what is meant by having to ‘ftp’ into the box, but I did follow the rest of the instructions. Should I just rejailbreak the entire system?

        Posted by Shane Trainor | February 3, 2012, 2:22 pm
      • That is usually the next thing I recommend, if you are comfortable doing so, just go ahead and do it. Unfortunately, I won’t be around until Sunday, so if you run into issues, just know I will be back by then to help you out! But as far as I knew this issue was resolved, try searching Google and the XBMC forums to see if there is something to try before going through that whole process again!

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 2:58 pm
      • hopefully you get this before you leave, but I just read in a post on the xbmc website that a gentleman was having the same issue. He said that he solved it by going into the synaptic where he had to force beta2 to be used. Do you know how to do this?

        Posted by Shane Trainor | February 3, 2012, 3:11 pm
      • I think that’s a different program that is out of our league. If not, google it and see what it does. I don’t know how to use that to be honest.

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 3:59 pm
  168. Hi Raj,
    Please help me out. I wanted to update XBMC to beta 2 through nitoTV, but I still see it’s beta 1, and then in nitoTV, it shows XBMC “not installed”. Did I miss something? Thanks.

    Posted by wiseguy | February 2, 2012, 9:09 pm
    • I’m trying to figure out why that is. Pull the power and restart it and see if that helps. I will post back in 10 minutes if I find anything else to do.

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 9:34 pm
    • To upgrade to Eden 2 you have to SSH it in. Instructions are in the blog above on how to download Putty and use it and instructions are at the very bottom of the blog I wrote on how to SSH ‘in’ Eden 2.

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 9:50 pm
      • Thanks Raj, I’m using PC, soI believe I should do it with Putty?

        Posted by wiseguy | February 2, 2012, 11:23 pm
      • WinSCP is used to drag and drop the files onto the Apple T.V 2 for the P.C. Just grab the Repository that you need put it in the correct folder and then find it on the APTV2 and install it from there. WinSCP and the repo’s are in the blog above as well! (Super guide oh yeah!) LOL!

        Let me know if you need anything else!

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 9:28 am
      • Yeah to SSH you need Putty, … WinSCP is for transferring Repo’s in…

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 12:37 pm
      • Thanks Raj. You’re really good at it! Appreciate!

        Posted by wiseguy | February 3, 2012, 10:29 pm
  169. Hey Raj,

    Do I need to unjailbreak it then do all the process over? Or can I just uninstall Ice Films and add beta 2?

    Posted by Will | February 2, 2012, 9:21 pm
    • No, you don’t even need to uninstall anything or rejailbreak, just upgrade your XBMC to Eden 2. The instructions are right at the end of the blog above.

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 9:33 pm
      • Thanks, got the Eden 2 Beta…..Now how would I go about watching the movies or tv shows I had before?

        Thank you.

        Posted by Will | February 2, 2012, 10:01 pm
      • Same way, IceFilms and everything should be there. If you need to reinstall IceFilms or anything just do it. Works the same way, just find the repo above and install it.

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 10:24 pm
  170. Apparently there is another issue at play, here is someone else with the same issue, I will post the link but will follow up if any concrete resolution is given.

    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=121729

    What this means is, you don’t have to do anything on your side. Let them figure it out and then post a resolution. Patience is urged.

    Posted by Raj Randev | February 2, 2012, 9:38 pm
  171. Hi there – great instructions – however when I plugged my apple tv into my television it didn’t work – it has the light on at the front but no picture on the TV – help please.

    Posted by Teresa Collins | February 3, 2012, 3:34 pm
    • There is a list of issues that this could be, HDMI not working, not plugging in right. You are not on the right input channel. The Apple T.V 2 is fried. You are not waiting long enough from initial boot up. Try to mess with those things a bit and see how it goes. Try it at a different T.V or even a friend’s house if the issue persists.

      Let me know if you get that resolved.

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 3:59 pm
  172. Hi Raj
    I was wondering if you could possibly help me with this or do you think i should just start completely over?
    Im continuing to have problems with Script failed error on everything but aljazeera that on is the only one
    that works ive tried updates ive tried uninstall xbmc from main screen ive tried ssh commands from putty

    Do i need to start completely over here Rejailbreak.
    I bought atv2 already set up so im having to learn all this from scratch.

    Have atv2 version 4.4
    xbmc eden11 beta 2

    Help please ive been at this for about a week now.

    thank you

    Posted by andy | February 3, 2012, 5:54 pm
    • Before we start from scratch, can you tell me what version your IceFilms is? And if you have automatic updating on? To check your IceFilms version just go to the screen where it says IceFilms and don’t click on it, will show you the version. Also, what other programs are not working for you?

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 3, 2012, 7:48 pm
      • I am running Icefilms version 1.0.24
        Where is the automatic updating setting at .?
        All the other programs college humor, 4player,fox news , ect dont work get same error
        some let me load the directories but wont play . What is wierd is that Aljazeera works?!
        Also navi-x doesnt work either .
        thanks for helping
        ive tried leaving several posts on different sights and havent got responses so its nice of
        you to be willing to help

        Posted by andy | February 3, 2012, 10:06 pm
      • Sorry, I had left after 9:30pm for a night of drinking with the boys!

        I try to my best to help everyone and let’s see if we can figure out what’s wrong with yours. Right now, the repo’s are all messed up because of MegaUpload going down forever most likely. All the previous hosted files have to go somewhere and during this transition its going to be hell.

        From what I can see you are totally updated and you do have auto updating on. (otherwise you wouldn’t be at 1.0.24)

        For now un-install the program and reinstall it from the System/add-ons page and see if that helps. But I think waiting this out for a day or two might be the better solution. However, I will keep checking to make sure there isn’t something else that is wrong right now.

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 4, 2012, 11:52 am
  173. If your beta Eden 2 isn’t showing up properly another way to do this is to type in these two lines when you log into Putty.

    apt-get purge org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

    That should take you to the Eden 2 beta.

    Posted by Raj Randev | February 4, 2012, 11:46 am
  174. I have tried everything suggested to upgrade my XBMC to beta 2. When I command through putty it even says that the install to 11.0-0-b2 was successful, but it is still showing that I have beta 1. I am really lost right now…

    Posted by Shane Trainor | February 4, 2012, 12:26 pm
    • The last thing I can offer you.

      After this I would recommend a complete reinstall or to wait a few days and see what the community has to offer. I’ll be back on Monday, its going to be a crazy weekend with Superbowl and all! Good luck!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 4, 2012, 5:23 pm
  175. I don’t see anarchintosh add-on in in xbmc add-on section and I even powered off apple tv for 10 mins. Why can’t i see it? also is icefilms even working for appletv2 anymore?

    Posted by d | February 5, 2012, 10:25 am
  176. Thanks Raj

    I ended up trying to redo everything re jailbreak ect.
    Should i be using seasonpass most recent version or an older version?
    when i put in dfu mode and go into itunes i try to shift click but it just goes too fast and i cant
    click on restore or the file is this normal?
    then it keeps getting hung up on itunes is restoring files.
    wont move waited hours . Tried several times any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Andy
    P.S. Enjoy the game!

    Posted by andy | February 5, 2012, 1:12 pm
    • No stick with FireCore’s website and download their newest version, you don’t need the older one. And go with the newest version of everything! Just follow the blog as is. For iTunes issues, restart your PC and make sure your iTunes is up to date. Usually those are the errors that accompany iTunes and how they are resolved. During the shift + Restore, Firecore runs a script that does it for you, don’t try to click on anything after it prompts you to do it for you.

      Edit: Fixed what I meant…

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 5, 2012, 4:04 pm
  177. Hey there, I have possibly the most stupid question around here but i cant find anything to help me (or at least understand).

    I jailbroke the appletv2 and have xbmc and nitoTV. I also do everything with a mac.

    Can you tell me in simple steps how do i install icefilms and navi x? i mean ok i download the zip file to my mac. then what???? how do i “transfer?” it to the appletv?

    Thanks for your time.

    Posted by Alex | February 6, 2012, 2:07 pm
    • No, not dumb at all. With Mac you have to ensure that auto unzipping of zip files is disabled. From there you open a program that is native to MAC for SSH’ing files over. I think its called CyberDuck. (I think Terminal works too) You place that file over into a specific directory (found in the blog above) while the Apple T.V is connected to the internet and your T.V and then go to the Apple T.V and install the Repo!

      Let me know if there is anything you need!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 6, 2012, 4:24 pm
  178. Raj

    I was reading your Blog and it was the first one with a clear comment and answers.
    I salute you for your work and effort!

    Another question do you know the rep 1channel?
    Do you have a way to make it work?
    It must be the newest hit??

    Regards,

    Pete

    Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2012, 11:40 am
    • Thanks! I try my best to help. To be honest I never heard of 1channel because I was in the midst of my brother’s engagement party and my birthday and a whole bunch of other celebrations since the last week of January. I took a look into 1Channel and tried to install the repo only to get the dependencies not met error. Tried the workaround suggested by unzipping it and placing it into the folder directly and tried it, but now just realized I forgot to restart my Apple T.V 2 first.

      There are some issues with it but you can find out everything from the main source here,

      http://expandedmedia.org/XBMCHUB/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=234&start=150

      Soon as I figure it out, I’ll throw up an update. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 9, 2012, 12:40 pm
  179. Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is wonderful, as well as the content!

    Posted by Lona Hulvey | February 9, 2012, 6:55 pm
  180. ok i did the ice films plug in but now its telling me that the plugin docent have the correct structure??? whats the deal ….

    Posted by eli | February 17, 2012, 12:24 am
    • Are you on a MAC? A problem from before is that people didn’t realize that their Mac’s were unzipping their files and modifying them automatically. You must turn this feature off (instructions in blog above). If you are on a PC ensure that the REPO you downloaded is from a trusted source and is the newest.

      Sometimes its just IceFilms that’s down. Just wait a few hours and try again after a hard boot and it solves the issue.

      Let me know how it goes!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 17, 2012, 11:31 am
  181. Thanks a lot for all the work in this blog. You seem to be all over the place relating to jailbraking ATV. I don’t even know why I keep on googling for help, the searches always lead me here. Awesome stuff, really appreciate your generous help!

    JL

    Posted by JL | February 19, 2012, 7:03 pm
  182. I have tried the tutorial on my atv 2 (latest firmware). Nito and XBMC are on. I am trying to put ice and now my ssh connection is refused. This occur after I installed Nito and XBMC. Please help??

    Posted by igoat | February 21, 2012, 9:54 am
    • Just make sure the I.P address is the same. Sometimes when you reset your modem/router or add other devices while you may have been doing something else, the I.P may have changed. (my first thought) Just go and see if it’s the same I.P first. Let me know if that solves it. Otherwise I will have to look up a second solution.

      It could be this or a corrupt program (re-downloaded and re-installed) or just reboot your computer. Sometimes that just fixes it. Oh and for the love of god, make sure your Apple T.V 2 is connected to the internet! You’d be surprised how many times its just that…

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 21, 2012, 11:05 am
      • Thanks for the reply and the lovely tutorial. After I restarted pc all is fine. Finishing up now… hopefully

        Posted by igoat | February 22, 2012, 1:57 am
      • NO worries! I’m glad it was resolved!

        If you watch House, you know there is a scene in almost every episode where someone says it could be cancer. To which the response is, “It’s never cancer” until of course it is Cancer.

        Its the same way when it comes to rebooting the PC. Whenever I tell someone to reboot their PC first, …you get the idea…lol…

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 22, 2012, 11:25 am
  183. Hi there! thank you so much for your help. i have enjoyed xbmc very much only up until a week ago, everything has been freezing, not loading fast enough, and cutting out. Please help i dont know what to do! i am not very computer savvy but with your help I have definetly came a long way. So i was wondering how to make it fast and simple again. i find i cant watch anything. I am trying to install withh ssh the update be gone and have punched everything in but cant finalize it to load?? please get back t me asap thank you very much : ).

    Posted by leah | February 21, 2012, 3:56 pm
    • I’m just trying to think what might have caused this. There are tons of updates that have come out and on top of that MegaUpload the main source of where all the files were kept was taken down causing a huge loss of shows available to watch.

      Then I think it could be your internet connection. You will have to tell me a bit more about your situation before I can recommend a fix. What version are you running? Did you go from wire to wireless? Are you trying to run 720P or HD content? Etc..

      I will try my best, let me know!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 21, 2012, 4:34 pm
      • the version for xbmc is 11-beta2, the version for apple tv is 4.4.4. I have my apple tv hooked directly to my modem. No, i havent tried to watch 720 or hd. Is there certain update i am suppose to do? The streaming is very very slow. It was fine at first but now not worth watching. im looking at the icefilms website and it says the mega uploader is down and rapid share, which is used for most videos, is really slow. Does that mean there is nothing i can do? Does icefilms update automatically? maybe for when that is fixed or do i have to do it manually? im sooooo sorry to bug i just really love icefilms and dont know anything about it. please help me manage it so i can keep enjoying the programs. Thank you!!!!

        Posted by leah | February 21, 2012, 5:25 pm
      • Wow, you really know your stuff! To an extent there is an issue with IceFilms which is why people have ported over to Navi – X. But there is a issue that is hard to diagnose when it comes to IceFilms. Is it currently laggy or is it your unit that has an issue.

        Make sure you have auto update is on. (Where in System / add-ons / then video add-ons and use the left button and a side menu pops up and you just make sure its on)

        Sorry I couldn’t help more…

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 21, 2012, 10:56 pm
  184. hi there the screen wont let me type in the alpine word just get excess denid all the time

    Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2012, 11:04 am
    • If you are doing it for Eden Beta 2 just go in normally and type the commands, forget the ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS part. Just go in as normal.

      If you are talking about it in general. You can’t see what you are typing. It’s designed that way. Just type it in carefully (Alpine) and hit enter. It will work.

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 23, 2012, 12:36 pm
      • Hello Raj Bhai, I need your help. I am trying to install crackle atv2, so i tried making a sftf connection using cyberduck it didn’t work, then i tried filezilla still didn’t work. it says it connection error can’t find file.

        Posted by Narinder | February 23, 2012, 4:37 pm
  185. Brother I’ll be nice if you can give me some directions how to make a SFTP connection to appletv2 using windows 7. I want install crackle and icefilms. Also is there a way to get HBO,Disney,Cartoon Network etc. Thanks

    Posted by Narinder | February 23, 2012, 5:11 pm
    • Windows use Putty to make your SSH connection. Just follow the guide on how to do it in the blog post above and just search google for the Crackle and other Repo’s that you are looking for and install them the same way. (using WinSCP or equivalent)

      Also, I try my best to answer questions as quick as possible but I ask for at least a 10 hour window to answer your questions (even though my average is much much less then that) as I am not always in front of my PC!

      Let me know if you need anything else!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 23, 2012, 6:45 pm
      • hey bro. I used putty and i followed your instruction. but i get “connection error” messege, I tried few times but same problem. help me out thanks

        Posted by Narinder | February 24, 2012, 11:28 am
      • Super important to make sure you have the right I.P address, you are entering the right password / username combo, your Apple T.V 2 is connected to to the internet.

        Sometimes its a software glitch, restart your P.C and if it doesn’t work still, reinstall it from a trust source file. (like the one in my link in the blog above)

        90% of the time this fixes it. Another 9% using a different P.C fixes this issue. 1% I have no idea what’s wrong.

        I’ve never hit the 1% yet…

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 24, 2012, 4:02 pm
  186. Thanks bro I ‘ll try that . Have a good weekend.

    Posted by Narinder | February 25, 2012, 12:12 pm
  187. Hi Raj…hope things are going well?

    I have a question about how to delete a previous setup in XMBC Video Add ons. I was connecting to a networked computer via SMB and accessing a drive to play videos. The computer crashed but now I can seem to get rid of the connection name in “Video” “Files”. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

    Posted by Bing | February 25, 2012, 8:10 pm
    • Yeah all is well, I’m not writing as much as I used to because quite frankly nothing exciting is really coming out. It’s the same rumors and what not that you can read almost anywhere and I really haven’t bought anything from Apple or technology wise in awhile. (Waiting on the iPad3)

      As for your issue, I don’t think its that big of an issue, there must be a file that is stuck somewhere. I’m sure if you reboot it, it will eventually forget it. Tech is random like that sometimes. If it really annoys you, sell your Apple T.V 2 and buy a new one, PROBLEM SOLVED!

      LOL, just kidding. Just take out the power for about 10 minutes and plug it back in, a proper power cycle should fix that!

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 25, 2012, 9:13 pm
      • Hey Raj this might be a dumb question but is it possible to ssh into the apple tv using your ipad? I don’t have a computer at the moment so I am trying to figure out some other way. Thanks.

        Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012, 10:07 am
      • If there is a way, I don’t know how! But I know how to SSH into an ipad but not out of one. Good creative thinking and if it ever comes out that you can, then I’m the dumb one, lol!

        Don’t worry about asking any questions, I’m more then happy to answer them as long as Google exists… =)

        Posted by Raj Randev | February 27, 2012, 11:02 am
      • You can ssh into an apple tv using any terminal app. Your iphone/ipad doesn’t even need to be jailbroken.

        You can also sftp into it using any ftp client on your ipad by just switching the port to 22

        Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2012, 11:27 am
      • Sorry, i didn’t identify myself before.

        Posted by Dan | February 27, 2012, 11:34 am
  188. Thank you Bro for all the help . Everything is working great. talk too soon.

    Posted by Narinder | February 27, 2012, 2:08 pm
  189. Hi again Raj. Just wondering, is there a fix out there for the 2mb per minute issue using Rapidshare in icefilms? I’ve been using Navi-X but miss the simplicity of Icefilms. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers.

    Posted by Eric | February 29, 2012, 2:22 pm
    • Sadly to report, I’ve stopped using my Apple T.V 2 like I used to since MegaUpload went down. Because of that I wasn’t even aware of something like this. I’m going to go start it up and see how it works. If I come across this issue I will see if there is a fix for it. Sorry about that. (It might take me awhile to find out the solution)

      Posted by Raj Randev | February 29, 2012, 2:25 pm
      • Thanks for looking into it Raj. Can’t seem to find a fix for Icefilms yet they continue to post new Rapidshare links?? Take care.

        Posted by Eric | March 1, 2012, 7:43 pm
  190. Hi Raj Randev,
    Excelled!!!!, Great!!!!, very good simple and understandable video for all for non-experienced and advanced users:)
    Thank you .

    Posted by ArkadyNovo | March 5, 2012, 12:33 pm
  191. Hi Raj,

    I’m a total novice to this type of thing but my brother in-law jailbroke his ATV2 and made it seem so easy that i had to try it. Well the Jailbreaking went very smooth and i now have the red FC in the bottom corner of the ATV menu. However when i tried to load XMBC to the TV, i encountered some sort of error and the process failed. The ATV is still jailbroke however when i tried to use puddy to load XBMC again, it tells me the password “allpine” is incorrect. have you ever heard of something like this happening and do you know of a way i can fix the situation? I have connected it to itunes to restore the factory settings but i still can’t get in using the password alpine. Any thoughts on how to help this novice?

    Posted by paul forster | March 5, 2012, 4:16 pm
  192. Hi Raj,

    I’m a total novice to this type of thing but my brother in-law jailbroke his ATV2 and made it seem so easy that i had to try it. Well the Jailbreaking went very smooth and i now have the red FC in the bottom corner of the ATV menu. However when i tried to load XMBC to the TV, i encountered some sort of error and the process failed. The ATV is still jailbroke however when i tried to use puddy to load XBMC again, it tells me the password “allpine” is incorrect. have you ever heard of something like this happening and do you know of a way i can fix the situation? I have connected it to itunes to restore the factory settings but i still can’t get in using the password alpine. Any thoughts on how to help this novice?

    Sorry i resubmitted because of a typo in my email

    Posted by paul forster | March 5, 2012, 4:19 pm
    • I’m sure its just a typo, but its actually, “alpine” Just make sure you are typing it correctly and let me know if that works!

      Posted by Raj Randev | March 5, 2012, 6:30 pm
      • It was just a typo, I meant alpine. I’ve tried it again and it still doesn’t accept the password. Any thoughts?

        Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2012, 7:00 pm
      • Power cycle the Apple T.V 2. (Unplug and let it sit for 5-10 min), restart your P.C and if possible reinstall Putty.

        1 of these three things usually resolves this issue.

        Posted by Raj Randev | March 5, 2012, 7:46 pm
  193. For Navi-X when say to do the same as your icefilms, do you mean SSH it to the same location that we put the repository for icefimls in? Thanks

    Posted by Hamoon | March 9, 2012, 7:37 pm
  194. Hello, i have a small question. My Apple TV 2 is version 4.4.4 but when i try to jailbreak it with seasonpass, the new version, 10.6 i believe, it just says Apple TV not compatible. This occurs when i click create IPSW file, the jailbreak tethered option is not available. It wont jailbreak. I cant restore and update the ATV2 because then it update to ios 5 that was released March 7th, and there is no jailbreak for that. Thanks

    Posted by Hamoon | March 9, 2012, 7:54 pm
  195. I have eden 11 but had the same problem before. I have added repositories but when I go to Add ad ons I see all the repositories. When I click on any of them there is nothing there. I deleted Vevo as it wasn’t working. I have Blue Cop repository in my add on list but when I click it there are no add ons. Same for all of them. Can you help?

    Posted by Reg | March 14, 2012, 5:03 pm
    • Right now due to the many issues its having, I’ve stayed away from it. I will start messing with it again shortly.

      For your issue, you have to make sure you place it in the correct folder and then unzip it. Its in the blog above (the folder you place it in) and how to extract it.

      If it is something else let me know, I’ll see what I can do to find and fix it.

      Posted by Raj Randev | March 14, 2012, 8:28 pm
  196. Hey Raj,

    I am having some trouble jailbreaking my apple TV. I can get through the SeasonPass section no problem, but when it starts the restore in itunes I get a message that says ‘The Apple TV “Apple TV” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194)’. Do you have any idea how to fix this problem?

    Posted by Shane Trainor | March 17, 2012, 9:28 am
  197. Raj,

    Do you recommend 1 channel? If so where can I get it?

    Thank you

    Posted by Will | March 23, 2012, 9:43 pm
  198. Hi Raj. I was wondering, will these programs for for ATV2 version iOS 5.1 – 9B179b? Are they compatible?

    Posted by Hamoon | April 1, 2012, 5:18 pm
  199. Hi Raj. I jailbroke my Apple Tv 2 through seasonpass, it created the ipsw and restored itself through itunes but when i connect back to the HDMI, it gets stuck on the Itunes logo. I re jailbroke again but the same thing happens. Any ideas on what the problem may be? Help is greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Posted by Hamoon | April 4, 2012, 5:04 pm
  200. I have a problem! add on does not have a correct structure! I also can’t copy files to my ATV2 with ftp program. I just want go! It is latest 5.0 tethered seasonpass JB. Please help!

    Posted by Nesoxy | April 10, 2012, 2:01 am
  201. I have a jail broken atv2 and I am trying to instal xbmc so I am doing it thru putty, I followed the steps that you have, I put the username in which is Root and password alpine and then it comes up with acces denied, any ideas on what I can do.

    Posted by Adrian | April 20, 2012, 1:10 am
    • Don’t use the ssh root@ipaddress method as I see for some reason that doesn’t work sometimes. Just open putty with the i.p address, type in root hit enter and then alpine and then enter. (You won’t see alpine at all as it is hidden to protect people from behind you seeing it) If that still doesn’t work, just restart your P.C and your Apple T.V and try again. If that doesn’t work, uninstall Putty and reinstall it and try again. If that doesn’t work then come back and tell me and we’ll go from there!

      Good luck and keep me posted!

      Posted by Raj Randev | April 20, 2012, 9:24 am
  202. hi,.. i have Nitotv installed but it dosnt seem to work and says broken ?
    any ideas

    Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012, 2:13 am
  203. Which South Asian channels are available? are they pre-recorded or live web streaming?

    Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2012, 2:36 pm
    • They are pre-recorded but were out relatively quick after they aired in India. Pretty much every channel that wasn’t showing cricket was on there. However, the creator of that plugin went to a pay model and support for this has dwindled. Right now I’m just helping with the install and any help needed for it. if you can find your own plugin, just use the steps required to install the IceFilm Repo and it should work! IF you like you can also post the link to the repo that you use and others can benefit from your research!

      Posted by Raj Randev | July 11, 2012, 4:52 pm
  204. Hi Raj

    Can’t buy any more Apple TV2s…do you know if there is a jailbreak for Apple TV3 yet?

    Posted by Bing | July 13, 2012, 4:29 pm
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