Installing/Updating Kodi on jailbroken ATV4 without NitoTV?

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DN38416 Offline
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SOLVED.

(2016-08-21 22:30)kuzn Wrote:  Here is the proper way to update or downgrade Kodi based on these nightlies:

http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwin/tvos/

ssh into your aTV4 for example (latest nightly as of today):

ssh [email protected]

default password = alpine

wget http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwi...b-tvos.deb

nitoHelper -i ~/kodi-20160814-d037cf7-yab-tvos.deb

Thats it....enjoy Smile



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Hey guys
I recently purchased an Apple TV 4 and jailbroke it. I managed to install NitoTV using these commands:

wget http://nitosoft.com/ATV4/installNTV.sh
chmod +x installNTV.sh
./installNTV.sh

I can install Kodi via NitoTV.
However, the version in NitoTV appears to be an older version (I have tried updating NitoTV and refreshing but it only lists the March 19 build)
I would like to update it to the latest version (currently May 22 build) but I can't figure out how to do it manually via SSH.

I can't seem to find a guide/tutorial on how to do this. Everything I find is for a non jailbroken ATV4 using Xcode.
I don't want to do this as I read that you must reinstall every 7 days.

So far, all I've managed to do is download the .deb file (kodi-20160522-5e33e2b-yab-tvos.deb) and transfer it to the root directory in the ATV4. How do I install the .deb file?
Thanks
(This post was last modified: 2016-08-23 07:40 by DN38416.)
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Memphiz Offline
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try dpkg -i kodi_blah.deb - nobody from us can help you because we don't have jailbroken atv4 at hand (to new tvos version on it)

AppleTV4/iPhone/iPod/iPad: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for Kodi: NFS (wiki)
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Avahi_Zeroconf (wiki)
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ (wiki)
(This post was last modified: 2016-06-15 07:18 by Memphiz.)
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Yeah I tried that...
command not found Sad
(This post was last modified: 2016-08-23 07:35 by DN38416.)
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I also ran into the same issue.... dpkg doesn't work Sad
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<<IGNORE THIS POST>>

I tried to install dpkg following the instructions posted here: http://www.geeksn0w.it/blog/uncategorize...pple-tv-4/ but couldn't get it to work.
Is there no one else on this forum with a jailbroken ATV4? all I wanna do is update Kodi Sad
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The fact that only a very old version of tvos has a jailbreak makes the people who didn't update at that time rare...

AppleTV4/iPhone/iPod/iPad: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for Kodi: NFS (wiki)
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Avahi_Zeroconf (wiki)
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ (wiki)
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I have been trying to make the deb file an ipa file and then install it.
I do suceed to install the app but when i triy to start Kodi all i see is the start screen for 1 second then it crasches/Close
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read kuzn post further down
i made a little guide for it https://t.co/Z4DjbkQIV5
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Does doing it this way help with the one week limitation that apple imposes doing it thru Xcode?


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(2016-08-21 06:12)Canyaya Wrote:  Does doing it this way help with the one week limitation that apple imposes doing it thru Xcode?


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afaik
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(2016-08-21 02:40)raz00r Wrote:  After hours of searching and testing different stuff i managed to install the latest Kodi version using NiToTV.

You need to Jailbreak your atv.

Download the latest deb file and then ssh into var/mobile/Library/nitoTV/Downloads and replace com.kodi.tvos-arm.deb with the new one.
Go up one step in the filesystem to "Downloads" and chmod the folder so it just can Read and execute files in the folder.

Go into NitoTV app on your atv and run the installation as u would do normaly.
It will just say downloading file, but since it cant write to that folder it will puck up the one that you uploaded.

And voila there you have it. Big Grin
i made a little guide for it https://t.co/Z4DjbkQIV5

I'll try that and I Just made a thread and didn't see yours -_-

will give this a try.
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Dude no....this is incorrect as heck!

Do not follow the prior posts instructions unless you want to break nitoTV.

Here is the proper way to update or downgrade Kodi based on these nightlies:

http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwin/tvos/

ssh into your aTV4 for example (latest nightly as of today):

ssh [email protected]

default password = alpine

wget http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwi...b-tvos.deb

nitoHelper -i ~/kodi-20160814-d037cf7-yab-tvos.deb

Thats it....enjoy Smile

Mark as solved or use this as a sticky!
(This post was last modified: 2016-08-21 22:58 by kuzn.)
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Done - thx

AppleTV4/iPhone/iPod/iPad: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for Kodi: NFS (wiki)
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Avahi_Zeroconf (wiki)
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ (wiki)
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Hey all, long time lurker, first time poster.
Memphiz, thank you for all your hard work its very much appreciated

I had to add into this thread, I dont think using nitohelper is a good idea to install Kodi deb's. It is not the most reliable thing and it does fail sometimes leaving you with a null application on your home screen.

If using Nitohelper fails for you....

The most reliable way I have found is to use appsync/appinst
Nitotv has created a cmd file called "appinst" in /usr/bin/
This file gets installed when you install appsync from Nitotv and is the safest way to install apps.
Make sure cydia substrate and appsync are installed through nitotv before attempting.

Use Nitotv's fork of iResign to codesign the .deb file with a self signed cert (any expiry date you want) you can create from the keychain access app on your mac.
https://github.com/lechium/iReSign/releases Use version 1.5.6

Note* If you use the Change ID option in iResign, it will install with your older version intact and not install ontop of it.

After codesigning the .deb with iResign, it will output as a resigned.ipa in the same location that you had the .deb

Transfer the codesigned .ipa to your ATV4's file system (SSH or SCP)
SSH into your ATV4 and type

appinst /private/var/root/IPANAME.ipa

( /private/var/root/ is the default location when you connect to root via ssh)

The .ipa will install without issue. Make sure to remove the .ipa after installation to save space on your partition.

There alot of tutorials on how to install kodi, creating certs, and theming your ATV4 here
http://www.sinfuliphone.com/forumdisplay.php?f=114

This is where I learned a bunch of stuff for my Jailbroken ATV4 . Hope it helps some of you.
(This post was last modified: 2016-08-22 15:13 by JailbrokenATV4.)
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(2016-08-21 22:30)kuzn Wrote:  Dude no....this is incorrect as heck!

Do not follow the prior posts instructions unless you want to break nitoTV.

Here is the proper way to update or downgrade Kodi based on these nightlies:

http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwin/tvos/

ssh into your aTV4 for example (latest nightly as of today):

ssh [email protected]

default password = alpine

wget http://mirrors.kodi.tv/test-builds/darwi...b-tvos.deb

nitoHelper -i ~/kodi-20160814-d037cf7-yab-tvos.deb

Thats it....enjoy Smile

Mark as solved or use this as a sticky!

Give this a guy a medal!! now I need to try many of these builds as the build from March worked with all my tweaks but couldn't change skins. Newest one does not work with few of my important tweaks *but* old one works. So now how do I delete the deb files?
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