procrastinator Wrote:A friend asked me how to install a 3rd party repo onto their ATV2. I couldn't find a nice step-by-step instruction post on this forum so I wrote some instructions myself. I thought it might be good to stick it up here for everybodys' benefit, so here it is:
The easiest way to add or remove files from your ATV2 without delving into the command line is to use a SFTP program like Filezilla, or Cyberduck. Personally, I use Filezilla on Windows so this is what my description will focus on. The procedure shouldn't vary that much if you're using a different OS.
- Download, install, and run the Filezilla Client program from the link above
- In the boxes near the top of the Filezilla window enter the following details (here's an example of the Filezilla window for reference: link):
Host: enter the IP address of your ATV2
Password: alpine (this is the default, if you've changed the password then enter whatever you changed it to)
NOTE: if you find, in step 6, that you cannot upload the file, try logging in again using the username “root”. After you have completed the transfer SSH into your ATV2 (un: root, pw: alpine) and run the following command to restore file permissions
chown -R mobile.mobile /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC
- Hit the "Quick Connect" button
- The files and folders on your ATV2 should now be listed in the "Remote site" frames on the right-hand side.
- navigate to the folder
- transfer the add-on zip file into this folder
- In XBMC go to the Add Ons manager and choose to “install from zip”
- select the “Home Folder”
- find and select the zip file you want to install
Thank you very much for this tutorial. I did the installation step by step but after "I install from zip" in XBMC the icefilms add-on is no where to be found to enable it.
What did I do wrong? Please help me
... im a noob in this sort of things and I still manage get this far (jaillbreaking seasoonpass and installing nitotv by ssh) but icefilms is my ULTIMATE GOAL!!!