aTV doesn't update to 3.1

I created the 3.1 patchstick, restored my aTV to 2.02, inserted the patchstick, rebooted and…nothing.

The apple logo comes up and the aTV offers to reboot, run a diagnostic or do a factory restore. I rebooted once and had the same issue. So I pulled out the patchstick and the aTV boots fine.

How can I check to see if my 3.1 patchstick was created properly? It’s a 512MB Kingston DataTraveler II.

Same problem here.
The patchstick doesnt’ work.
I followed he instructions using the same memorex that i received from AppleCore since version 2 and always worked.
In my case I get a forbiden sign, screen goes gray, then Apple logo appears and nothing is installed.

Help please…I was having the media cloud issue and 3.1 was my hope to fix the problems…

Eureka! I tried a different usb flash drive and it worked! I’m now an official aTV Flash user.

Same problem here.

Afther rebooting the aTV with usb key inserted.
I get the restricted sign for a few secondes.
screen turns grey (with a black square with apple sign in the middle of the screen)
afther a few seconds aTV boots from internal harddisk. (nothing shanged :frowning:
I tryed 2 different keys, both give the same results. :frowning:

How can i resolve this?

Clearly islanddreamer had a different issue.
Mine and momo are the exactly same problem.
I tried 3 different flashs. Two of them not even loaded at AppleTV.
And the Memorex results in the problem above.

Hi guys, I’m getting pretty pissed here. I had 3.0 running fine and wanted to have the latest and greatest so I tried to upgrade. No luck. :x I get the same circle with a line through it like the others here. It seems like the aTV doesn’t want to boot my flash drive for some reason. It’s the same drive I used for 3.0 and it worked fine. What’s up? :?:

Hope You Have An Update Soon. :expressionless:

I had no problem with a 512M Kingston stick. I reformatted it first. Did you?

I have a totally different problem. I reformatted several flash drives and followed the directions given. I keep getting the same result; only part of the plugins show up on the AppleTV after it is rebooted. If you watch the screen, the installer confirms at all plugins are installed and the disk is working correctly. But the Couch Surfer, Nitro TV and Media Cloud do not show up.

I can successfully ftp and upload vids.

Any suggestions on this dilemma?

The menu items have been renamed, and reorganized in the new version. They are all grouped near the bottom.

Sapphire = Media
Couch Surfer = Internet
nitoTV = DVD
Media Cloud = Servers
Files = Files

Make sure you reformat your flash drive before trying to install the new software onto it.

Also, a factory restore, and full update to the latest software is required.

Applecore

I did EXACTLY what you suggested in the PDF files. Step by step.

Factory reset and updated AppleTV

Reformated the same Memorex Flash Drive YOU sent me.

There is DEFINITELY an issue when using ATVFlash.

I tried many times, used 3 different flash, reformated many times and nothing.

Please send us an email through our website, as this problem is not common and will need to be escalated.

Applecore

I already sent you an email.

But seems to me the problem is not uncommon, since the update was out yesterday and 3 users already reported it here: me, momo and ButchCivic.

I’m using a MacBook 2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo, running OS 10.5.4 to make the flash drive.

Same story here
I’m using the original from Apple Core supplied Memorex mini traveldrive 256 MB. Formatted it with disk utility. Volume format MAC OS Extended (not journaled as in instruction)
No error message during creation of memory stick with the new utility. Did a factory reset. Installed the latest update. (factory reset does not have the latest SW)
The reboot with “menu -” started AppleTV but with restricted sign for a few seconds. Screen turns grey (with a black square with apple sign in the middle of the screen)
Booting up to default AppleTV without modification. Also tried some other memory sticks without success.

here is the full log, sorry I filtered it with “atv” in the previous post

09.07.08 20:27:03 Disk Utility[3534] **********

09.07.08 20:27:03 Disk Utility[3534] Disk Utility started.

09.07.08 20:27:30 Disk Utility[3534] Preparing to erase : “disk2s1”

09.07.08 20:27:30 Disk Utility[3534] Partition Scheme: GUID Partition Table

09.07.08 20:27:30 Disk Utility[3534] 1 volume will be erased

09.07.08 20:27:30 Disk Utility[3534] Name : “disk2s1”

09.07.08 20:27:30 Disk Utility[3534] Size : 245.0 MB

09.07.08 20:27:30 Disk Utility[3534] Filesystem : Mac OS Extended

09.07.08 20:27:33 Disk Utility[3534] Initialized /dev/rdisk2s1 as a 245 MB HFS Plus volume

09.07.08 20:27:33 Disk Utility[3534] Mounting disk.

09.07.08 20:27:34 fseventsd[42] log dir: /Volumes/disk2s1/.fseventsd getting new uuid: A6155ED3-C8FC-4AFD-A42B-AA437B05FBEE
09.07.08 20:27:34 Disk Utility[3534] Erase complete.

09.07.08 20:27:34 Disk Utility[3534]

09.07.08 20:28:03 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [JavaAppLauncher] A 64-bit JVM is available for 1.5.0
09.07.08 20:28:03 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [JavaAppLauncher] JVMArchs not found in Java dictionary
09.07.08 20:28:03 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /Applications/ATVFlash.app/Contents/Resources/Java/aTvFlash.jar
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [diskutil, list]
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /dev/disk0
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 0: GUID_partition_scheme *298.1 Gi disk0
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk0s1
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 281.9 Gi disk0s2
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 3: Microsoft Basic Data Windows 15.9 Gi disk0s3
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /dev/disk2
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 0: GUID_partition_scheme *245.0 Mi disk2
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 1: Apple_HFS disk2s1 245.0 Mi disk2s1
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /dev/disk3
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 0: Apple_partition_scheme *685.7 Mi disk3
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 Ki disk3s1
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 2: Apple_HFS OSBoot 685.7 Mi disk3s2
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 0: GUID_partition_scheme *298.1 Gi disk0
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk0s1
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 281.9 Gi disk0s2
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 3: Microsoft Basic Data Windows 15.9 Gi disk0s3
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 0: GUID_partition_scheme *245.0 Mi disk2
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 1: Apple_HFS disk2s1 245.0 Mi disk2s1
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 0: Apple_partition_scheme *685.7 Mi disk3
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 Ki disk3s1
09.07.08 20:28:04 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] part = 2: Apple_HFS OSBoot 685.7 Mi disk3s2
09.07.08 20:29:48 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [diskutil, partitionDisk, /dev/disk2, 1, GPTFormat, HFS+, Patchstick-root, 214M]
09.07.08 20:29:48 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Started partitioning on disk disk2
09.07.08 20:29:48 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Creating partition map
09.07.08 20:29:48 /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari[630] StatusMonitor::volumesChangedCallBack returned -47
09.07.08 20:29:48 /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder[289] StatusMonitor::volumesChangedCallBack returned -47
09.07.08 20:29:48 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail[334] StatusMonitor::volumesChangedCallBack returned -47
09.07.08 20:29:51 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Formatting disk2s1 as Mac OS Extended with name Patchstick-root
09.07.08 20:29:53 fseventsd[42] log dir: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 1E473474-BD91-459B-9553-51562CFB74CF
09.07.08 20:29:53 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Finished partitioning on disk disk2
09.07.08 20:29:53 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /dev/disk2
09.07.08 20:29:53 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
09.07.08 20:29:53 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 0: GUID_partition_scheme *245.0 Mi disk2
09.07.08 20:29:53 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 1: Apple_HFS Patchstick-root 245.0 Mi disk2s1
09.07.08 20:29:53 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:06 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -p, /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/]
09.07.08 20:30:07 sudo[3570] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -p /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi /Volumes/Patchstick-root/
09.07.08 20:30:08 kernel cp[3570] Unable to quarantine `boot.efi’: 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 cp[3570] setting security information: (null): Operation not permitted
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/BootLogo.png, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/BootLogo.png]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3572] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/BootLogo.png /Volumes/Patchstick-root/BootLogo.png
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/com.apple.Boot.plist, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/com.apple.Boot.plist]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3573] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/com.apple.Boot.plist /Volumes/Patchstick-root/com.apple.Boot.plist
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/mach_kernel, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/mach_kernel]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3574] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/mach_kernel /Volumes/Patchstick-root/mach_kernel
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/patchstick.sh, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/patchstick.sh]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3575] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/patchstick.sh /Volumes/Patchstick-root/patchstick.sh
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions]
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3577] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Extensions/KernelMemoryAccess.kext
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/ssh
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/ssh]
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/ssh, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3580] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/ssh /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/a52
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/a52]
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/a52, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3582] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/a52 /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/flip4mac
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/flip4mac]
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/flip4mac, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:08 sudo[3584] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/flip4mac /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/perian
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/perian]
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:08 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/perian, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3586] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/perian /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/jaman
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/jaman]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/jaman, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3588] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/jaman /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/atvfiles
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/atvfiles]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/atvfiles, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3590] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/atvfiles /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/nito
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/nito]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/nito, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3592] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/nito /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/sapphire
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/sapphire]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/sapphire, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3594] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/sapphire /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/couchsurfer
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/couchsurfer]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/couchsurfer, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3596] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/couchsurfer /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] folder root/Contents/mediacloud
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [mkdir, -p, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents/mediacloud]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, cp, -Rp, ./root/Contents/mediacloud, /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3598] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/cp -Rp ./root/Contents/mediacloud /Volumes/Patchstick-root/Contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [sudo, -S, chown, -R, root:wheel, /Volumes/Patchstick-root]
09.07.08 20:30:09 sudo[3599] andy : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/Applications ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/Patchstick-root
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 1
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [gpt, -r, show, /dev/disk2]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] start size index contents
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 0 1 PMBR
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 1 1 Pri GPT header
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 2 32 Pri GPT table
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 34 6
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 40 501680 1 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 501720 7
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 501727 32 Sec GPT table
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] 501759 1 Sec GPT header
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [, start, size, index, contents]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [, 0, 1, PMBR]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [, 1, 1, Pri, GPT, header]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [, 2, 32, Pri, GPT, table]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [, 34, 6]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [, 40, 501680, 1, GPT, part, -, 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC]
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] rets=40 501680
09.07.08 20:30:09 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [diskutil, unmountDisk, /dev/disk2]
09.07.08 20:30:11 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful
09.07.08 20:30:11 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:11 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [gpt, remove, -i, 1, /dev/disk2]
09.07.08 20:30:11 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /dev/disk2s1 removed
09.07.08 20:30:11 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:11 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [diskutil, unmountDisk, /dev/disk2]
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [gpt, add, -b, 40, -s, 501680, -i, 1, -t, 5265636F-7665-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC, /dev/disk2]
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] /dev/disk2s1 added
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] [diskutil, unmountDisk, /dev/disk2]
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful
09.07.08 20:30:12 [0x0-0x153153].ATVFlash[3553] return code = 0

hello,

i can’t get it to work her 2… i tryed 4 types of usb sticks… it seens to look like the software instalation is going on all of them…
but my apple tv can’t seen to boot of any single one…

help me please…

Some update that may help:

I tried to create the Memorex in 3 different Macs. A MacBookPro running OS 10.5.4, MiniMac running 10.5.4 and MacBook running 10.5.3

None of them worked.

All of them resulted in the same problem described perfectly by andy_kindler:

The reboot with “menu -” started AppleTV but with restricted sign for a few seconds. Screen turns grey (with a black square with apple sign in the middle of the screen)
Booting up to default AppleTV without modification.

I don’t know if this will help anyone, but…
Besides using a different usb stick, I ignored the directions and formatted the drive as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). The first drive that didn’t work was formatted per the instructions.

I already tried both methods

Add me to the list. I’ve attempted to create a new patchstick (using the Memorex stick sent by AppleCore when I ordered 2.2). When I insert it into the Apple TV and boot, I see the gray screen and No Access logo for a few moments before the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears. It then disappears and repairs before booting normally.

I’m using a 1.0 AppleTV. It was factory-restored, then updated to 2.0. Also, I chose to install all plugins except Sapphire and Media Cloud. Creating the patchstick took no more than 10 seconds. This seemed very quick to me. Incomplete, perhaps?

I tried the process twice. Both times, no luck.

I really want to like this product. I really do. But right now I feel that I’ve paid for the privilege of being a beta tester (at best). ATV Flash adds a 25% premium to the cost of an Apple TV. For the promised features, I’ll gladly pay that. But, so far, this product hasn’t worked at all for me. 2.2 crashed all the time and now the 3.1 installer won’t work. Like I said, I want to like it, but so far I’m NOT impressed.

Sigh…