If you’re a true XBMC fanatic, having XBMC Eden just isn’t enough when you know that XBMC is out there.
In the following guide we walk you through how you install XBMC Frodo on your second-generation jailbroken Apple TV. (And no, for those interested, unfortunately a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3 has yet to arrive.).
It should be stated that this is a true beta release, so it might contain some bugs.
Step 1: Make sure that your Apple TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi as the computer you’re using for the upgrade.
Step 2: Connect to your Apple TV via SSH. If your on a Mac fire up Terminal, and enter the following command:
If you’re on a Windows machine you need to get a program called PuTTy, enter “apple-tv.local” into the Host Name box, and watch that Connection Type is SSH.
When prompted for a password, the default password is alpine (unless you changed it yourself, and then you probably don’t need this guide).
It should also be noted that if you run into an error while trying to connect, enter the following command into the Terminal, and after that everything should run fine.
Step 3: After a successful connection to the Apple TV, continue by entering the following commands:
apt-get install wget
wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -
echo “deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
echo “deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
Step 4: Now everything is all set, and your Apple TV should be rebooting. If the reboot command above didn’t work, power cycle it by unplugging the power cord, waiting 15-20 seconds and then plug it back in.