AppleTV 2 (black) - Getting XBMC 12.1 to show on the topshelf/toprow on 5.2

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Because of the fact that showing XBMC on the first row of the ATV2 Software doesn't work reliable on all iOS Versions we had to disable this feature by default.

For users running iOS 6.1 (ATV2 Version 5.2) and want to give it a try here is a short HowTo.

1. Make sure that you are running XBMC 12.1 at the very least
2. ssh into the atv2 and issue the following commands:

cp /Applications/XBMC.frappliance/Info.plist /Applications/XBMC.frappliance/Info.plist.orig
wget --no-check-certificate -O /Applications/XBMC.frappliance/Info.plist
killall AppleTV

For reverting the change and heaving the original installation back do:

cp /Applications/XBMC.frappliance/Info.plist.orig /Applications/XBMC.frappliance/Info.plist
killall AppleTV

In case your top row is already filled with 5 apps you can try to disable some of them in the parental control options of the ATV2.

Have fun.

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