Installing XBMC nightly snapshot on AppleTV2 running 4.3.1

It’s kind of a PITA.

First, you have to jailbreak with Seas0npass. Yes, Pwnagetool is nicer, and cleaner, and actually installs NitoTV for you and etc – but then you’ll try XBMC and be unable to access SMB shares. And then you’ll start all over from the beginning with your jailbreak, you’ll just be more pissed off.

Ok, so now you have your AppleTV2 jailbroken with Seas0npass. You have it hooked up to your TV and it’s doing nothing.

So… need to ssh into it, default password for root is still alpine.

Now, normally you’d try wgetting the nightly snapshot, and install that along with nitotv. All of that will fail due to a missing dependancy for ‘seatbelt’. You need to manually add that repo.

echo “deb tangelo-3.7 main”>/etc/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list

then update:
apt-get update

and install:
apt-get -f install

pull the latest nightly build:

add it:
dpkg -i latest_atv2deb

apt-get -f install


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