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How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

Posted February 24, 2008 at 2:48pm by iClarified · 54059 views
These are detailed instructions on how to install ATVFiles on the new Take 2 AppleTV Software.

Before following this tutorial you must enable SSH on your AppleTV. You can do this by making a Patchstick. The instructions can be found here

Step One
Download the latest build of ATVFiles for Take 2 from here. Make sure to download the .run file.

Save the download to your desktop.

Step Two
Open Terminal by launch it from your Applications:Utilities folder.
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

Step Three
Enter the following command into the Terminal window. NOTE***: You can replace AppleTV.local with the IP Address of your AppleTV if you like.

scp -1 -r ~/Desktop/ATVFiles-1.0.take2a2.run frontrow@AppleTV.local:~
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

If asked, Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no), type in yes and hit Enter.
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

You will then be asked for a password. Enter frontrow as the password and press Enter. Notice that the file is now copied to your AppleTV.
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

Step Three
Enter the following command into the Terminal window. NOTE***: You can replace AppleTV.local with the IP Address of your AppleTV if you like.

ssh -1 frontrow@AppleTV.local
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

When asked for a password enter frontrow then press the Enter key.
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

Step Four
Enter the following command into the Terminal window:

sudo sh ~/ATVFiles-1.0.take2a2.run
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

When asked for a password enter frontrow then press the Enter key.
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

ATVFiles will install itself. You will then be asked to restart Finder. Enter Y then press the Enter key.
How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

How to Install ATVFiles on a Take 2 AppleTV

THANKS***: A big thanks goes to ericIII for his creation of ATVFiles without which my AppleTV would barely be used!

NOTE*: You can also enable ATVFiles to use an external USB drive by following the tutorial here
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twiceremoved
twiceremoved - November 21, 2008 at 8:48am
Does this work with new firmware 2.3
zafarius
zafarius - July 24, 2008 at 3:19am
I've run this twice now. Installed ssh, installed USB - all good. Install ATVFiles - ATVFiles appears in the menu but all networking - and I mean ALL NETWORKING is lost. Gone. completely lost. On the ATV menu system there is no Shared Libraries at all - not in Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts (you get the picture) and the device cannot connect to the Network at all. From the outside world - AppleTV.local no longer exists and the IP address is a destination unreachable. I'm running ATV Boot 2.02. The only way around this is restore Factory Settings and then update to 2.02 again...sheesh. Anyone seeing the same thing? Any work-around?
bob
bob - June 3, 2008 at 4:17pm
/Desktop/ATVFiles-1.0.take2a2.run: No such file or directory this is what i get... any idea? ssh is ok, is installed sapphire without probs. thanks in advance for your help
colts
colts - May 29, 2008 at 9:56am
in which folder do i have to copy the divx files on AppleTV?
Ben
Ben - April 27, 2008 at 10:54am
n3mi, obviously you have not enabled SHH so that got this error.
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