I suspect some of you have the same issue I did and that is after the recent update this happened.
Firecore support here has given me 2 replies since June 1 when this first happened . In the first one they said to simply navigate to the menus and reformat, although I was sure that I indicated clearly I had a black screen!
The second reply which I received several hours ago many days later, and after insisting I wanted to try to save my config, was equally lame sending me to awkawardtv site. IF I do that then why bother with a commercial product? At that same site you can do it all without paying Firecore for what they do not deserve, as I already knew…
My partial solution…
make a back up of /etc/rc.local
in the file then open with nano or vi or a text editor and delete all entries.
you will now at least have your menus, and can initiate a factory reset.
For some reason the kexts seem to no longer load after the update. I made firecore aware of this a week ago.
Firecore has locked me out of further updates and the old program that I got with my used ATV , no longer works. I will probably not use the firecore product at all this time around. 3 installs that have gone bad in a month is too many.
Tonight I did a factory restore and deleted all of my XAMPP installation and all of the extras. Firecore has not worked for me, after three installs, and I do not recommend it to anyone. It is HIGHLY UNSTABLE, although It is a sure quick unlock and installation but when things go wrong they just tell you to restore (even when you can not) and dont even bother reading about your problem. They have ZERO concern for what you will lose along the way. This seems to imply that ATV flash is a hack, based on open source solutions that they want to charge you money for. I suppose Apple customers are used to paying (too much) for everything anyway.
Good luck to you and I hope you find a solution as I do not believe firecore will.
Next time Build a HTPC and install from XBMC live. The simplicity if that installation beats the heck out of an unsupported commerial product that seems so unstable.XBMC Live will also run off a 4 GIG memory stick with no issues.
I just wish that someone would make an XBMCLive for ATV , then I could delete ATV all together.