I purchased ATV Flash about a month ago. I used it to enable USB storage, where I have about 300 GB of media on a 500 GB external drive.
Last night I took the plunge and updated my Apple TV to 3.0. I did this by first enabling updates (I had disabled them as recommended when I first applied ATV Flash). I left the update process to run over night because it wanted to take about an hour and I was ready for bed.
This morning, when I came to the Apple TV it was displaying the Apple-provided pictures as a screen saver. I clicked with the remote and it said something about HDCP not being enabled, and then the screen went black. Then after a minute or so, the pictures started displaying again. No menus displayed when clicking the remote.
I powered down the Apple TV and inserted the version 4.0 patchstick and powered it on. It went through the install process and said it ran successfully. I powered the Apple TV off, removed the patchstick, then powered on again. It booted, then rebooted, as expected. Then it went to a black screen. Then after a minute or two, it started displaying the screensaver pictures. Anytime I press the menu or play button on the remote, it just goes to a black screen (no menu). Then, after a minute or two it returns to screen saver again. At no time can I ever get to a menu.
Any idea what’s going on and how to fix this? Do I need to go back to the previous 2.x Apple TV software? Is it even possible to do this?
Currently I’m stuck watching pictures of flowers.
Thanks in advance for any help.