How to Easily Install nitoTV and XBMC on Your Apple TV 2

Posted August 12, 2012 at 8:25pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 217957 views

These are instructions on how to easily install nitoTV and XBMC on your Apple TV 2 using nitoTV Installer.

Step One
Jailbreak your Apple TV 2 using one of the following tutorials: Windows:, Mac.

Step Two
Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop. Download the nitoTV Installer from here to that folder. Double click the archive to extract it then double click the extracted nitoTV Installer to launch the application.


Step Three
Select your Apple TV from the dropdown menu.




Step Four
You should see your Apple TV's IP address address appear at the bottom left of the window.


Step Six
Click Install nitoTV to install the application. You will be asked to enter a password for your Apple TV. Input frontrow if you haven't changed the default password.


After a few moments a checkmark will appear in the center of the window to indicate it has been installed successfully.


You will also notice the nitoTV application appear on your Apple TV launcher.


Step Seven
Click Install XMBC to install the application. After a few moments a checkmark will appear in the center of the window to indicate it has been installed successfully.

You will also notice the XMB application appear on your Apple TV launcher.

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bentully14 - July 16, 2013 at 8:12pm
Hi, I recently installed the new 5.3 software update on my Apple TV 2. I have done the tethered jailbreak and loaded the Nito TV installer onto my PC. However when the Nito installer lauches, my Apple TV does not show?? They are 100% connected to the safe network so does anyone know what the problem may be? Thanks
usacntrygirl - August 8, 2013 at 6:08am
I am having this same problem. Were you able to figure out the problem?
BillyZ - March 9, 2013 at 7:18am
Hi I did the Jailbreak it seemed to work ok except i don't have icefilms... can anyone help with this? has this happened to anyone else?
callmebaby - February 19, 2013 at 1:25am
I have problems installing NITO TV, the Apple TV is jailbroken (see the icon for the setting season). NITO TV tells me not to have done the jailbreak (if available), or asks me password (not modified), entering frontrow, this word is where it was before the Apple TV's IP and does no processing,.....Or to install remains linked in thinking, but nothing, does any process.
Ketro - February 17, 2013 at 9:17pm
Apparently once you upgrade it's impossible to downgrade unless you've used Tiny Umbrella to save your previous firmware signatures. So because I updated to 5.2 I'm screwed until XBMC comes out with a version that works on 5.2. Nice. This is why I hate jailbreaking. Love the benefits, despise the hassle and complexity. Such a pain in the ass.
Paul - February 17, 2013 at 10:16pm
Just download the ipsw file 5.1.1 and update through itunes, this is done by selecting restore while holding alt key, select the ipsw file this should then restore your apple tv. Then run jailbreak seasonpass. It worked fine for me first time after updating to 5.2
gt86 - February 18, 2013 at 11:12pm
I was able to downgrade to 5.0.2 but everytime I jailbreak it upgrade to 5.2. I even tried to look for older version of seasonpass for 5.0.2. I cant find any. Please help!
Ketro - February 17, 2013 at 8:37pm
@apad @cloetta According to the XBMC Wiki, XBMC is not supported on iOS 6. iOS 6 on AppleTV actually shows up with version numbers 5.1 or 5.2 in Setting > General > About. You need version 5.0.2. An IPSW for 5.0.2 is easily found with a Google search. You'll have to use iTunes to restore your AppleTV to 5.0.2 (I think you just option-click "Restore" to do that). Then re-jailbreak with SeasonPass. Then try installing XBMC again. I'm in the same boat. Trying all of the above now. Hope it works!
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