Installing NitoTV Take Three on a "Patched" Apple TV (After a successful patchstick Boxee and XBMC are already running on your Apple TV...)
Main objective - Enabling USB (drives, keyboard, mouse) and AFP for mounting your Apple TV direct on the Mac desktop
Tools - Cyberduck - CDK ---- Apple TV - ATV ---- Terminal - TRM ---- Computer - MAC
Materials - Keep copies of these files so you have them if needed in the future!
Mac OSX 10.4.9 Combo Updater (Intel)
http://support.apple.com/downloads/M...Update__Intel_ - 308.2 MB
0.8.4 AppleTV Download NitoTV installer zip file - "nitoTVInstaller_tt.zip”
http://nitosoft.com/nitoTVInstaller_tt.zip - 19.6 MB
(other versions here - http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/NitoT..._Compatibility)
A .dmg file of the Apple TV 1.0 OS - 197.97 MB - can be found searching online if one looks hard enough. (No concern - This procedure will not downgrade an ATV 3.xx - it only uses bits out of the 1.0 OS.dmg)
The common name for this file appears to be OS-dot-DMG 1.0.dmg
MAC - Download the three above files
CDK - Connect to ATV using SFTP - sftp://firstname.lastname@example.org - You can log into your ATV by making a new connection to server: appletv.local - user: frontrow - password: frontrow
CDK - Create a Documents folder on your ATV
MAC - Drag copy the Combo Update file into the CDK/ATV/Documents folder
MAC - Drag copy the NitoTV file into the CDK/ATV/ root directory
TRM - enter: md5
Make sure the single space after md5 is included
MAC - Drag the downloaded Apple TV 1.0 OS.dmg file from your Mac into the terminal window and hit Enter/Return
TRM - A number should appear after the terminal finishes checking the file - it should be 55b909196952ff72c93aaf3553cf661e - if it is not, your Apple TV 1.0 OS (OS-dot-DMG 1.0.dmg) file is not the right one. Search again and repeat until this is verified.
TRM - enter: sudo dd if=/dev/disk0s2 of=recovery.dmg bs=1m
This will generate a file called recovery.dmg on your ATV
CDK - Drag copy the recovery.dmg file to your MAC
CDK - Delete the recovery.dmg file from your ATV
MAC - Open/Mount the recovery.dmg file
MAC - From inside the mounted "Recovery" drag the file OS.dmg into the trash and then empty the trash.
MAC - Copy the OS-dot-DMG 1.0.dmg (Apple TV 1.0 disk image) and paste it into the mounted Recovery
MAC - Change the name of the pasted file OS-dot-DMG 1.0.dmg to simply - OS.dmg
MAC - Unmount/Close the Recovery on your desktop by dragging it into the trash - careful - do not trash the recovery.dmg file - just the one called Recovery thats mounted on the desktop.
MAC - Optional - you can then Open/Mount the altered recovery.dmg and do the MD5 step again to completely verify the correct OS is present (55b909196952ff72c93aaf3553cf661e)
CDK - Drag the altered recovery.dmg file from the MAC to the ATV Documents folder
TRM - enter: ssh email@example.com - hit return/enter
It should respond - Welcome to the AppleTV (via atv-usbcreator)
TRM - enter: frontrow (do not worry if you do not see type when entering a password here - it is invisible)
It should respond with this prompt: -bash-2.05b$
TRM - enter: unzip nitoTVInstaller_tt.zip
It should respond - inflating: nitoTV Take Three/.DS_Store
inflating: nitoTV Take Three/About.txt
inflating: nitoTV Take Three/Install Instructions.rtf
inflating: nitoTV Take Three/installme
inflating: nitoTV Take Three/nitoTV.tar.gz
inflating: nitoTV Take Three/resources/gunzip
inflating: nitoTV Take Three/resources/gzip
CDK - press Refresh and you should now see a nitoTV Take Three folder in the directory
TRM - enter: cd "nitoTV Take Three"/
Terminal response should be: -bash-2.05b$
TRM - enter: sudo ./installme
Terminal response should be: Password:
TRM - enter: frontrow
Terminal response should be: Restarting Finder...
ATV - Go to NitoTV/Settings/Install Software - run Turbo's Kext Installer and then the Smart Installer (in that order)
Exit and reboot the Apple TV (either by unplugging - or as I do, Launcher/XBMC run it and exit/quit immediately - a reboot option is available there).
You are DONE!
MAC - to mount the ATV and attached USB Volumes - Finder/Preferences/Sidebar/check Connected Servers
When opening the ATV (Finder/Shared) you will need to Connect As/Registered User which requires a name and password -
This worked for me on a brand new Apple TV 3.0.1 - I have no idea if it's the same on all models.
The purpose of this tutorial was to give precise and simple instructions on the steps involved in accomplishing this. There are other tutorials out there that mostly confused me by leaving out tiny bits, being overly descriptive/chatty/rambling, or speaking rocket scientist lingo. In this case, all one has to do is follow the directions exactly... full stop.
I've tried to document all of these steps as I did my working install, but if an expert sees something missing, please comment. Commenting on "alternate" ways to do some of the steps (I'm aware of several) only confuses the process - I've picked an easy path - the intent here is simplicity and hopefully slightly educational.
If something doesn't work right, I take no responsibility and have no ability or knowledge to help anyone so do not ask me questions. LOL Do this at your own risk - although worst case scenario one can Factory Restore an Apple TV and start over... been there, done that. Cyberduck/AFP gives you the ability to backup your Apple TV. I recommend it.
Special thanks to JimWiley who gave me very good assistance and guidance through the learning process - thus enabling this tutorial for dummies! :-)