Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Apple TV upgrade to 3.0.1 and ATVFlash

So Apple TV firmware 3.0, then 3.0.1 came out. I wanted to upgrade to the latest version but wanted to wait until the hacks to allow XBMC to work on the new firmware were confirmed.  After some debate I decided to purchase the ATV Flash bundle.

It was a purchased bundle, but they were quick to update to allow functionality on the new release from Apple, and it had all the cool apps as part of the bundle. The decision came down to time. how long would it take me mucking about to get all those programs working, and for the asking price I felt it was a good deal.

I could have waited and done alot of patching and SSHing myself. But I just wanted up and running fast as I use XBMC alot, But also want to try the other media players to conpare. Now if I didnt have the RattyT and other work, I would have taken the time to do most of it myself.

So I went and purchase the download and created my patchstick, In about 20mins.
I then upgraded the Apple TV to 3.0.1 and used the patchstick. In all the process was painless.

Check this Video out to get a good idea of the process and the feature you then get.

Done and dusted