I’ve found a bunch of posts, and searched through the wiki for a proper way of installing Adobe flash on ATVFlash. After a lot of experimenting, I was finally able to do so. I’m outlining the details step by step (this is for ATVFlash 4.0 with AppleTV 3.0 installed.
- Force factory boot (hold “menu” and “-” key down on remote for 6 seconds). ATV reboots into “safe mode”
- Select “Factory Restore” (had to do so because I had botched a couple of Adobe Flash installs).
- Accept restore, let restore complete. Select language and network settings after reboot.
- Once ATV menu appears, update ATV software to 3.0 (Settings - General - Update Software).
- Install ATV Flash software on ATV
NOTE: If you are using a flash drive you previously used to update your ATV with a version previous to 4.0 - you MUST reformat it before trying to install version 4.0 to it, otherwise, it’s probable bootup sequence will just be in an eternal loop. Instructions can be found here on how to format drive: http://wiki.atvflash.com/index.php?title=Reformat_Flash_Drive.
- On your ATV, go to Maintenance - Settings, and select nito.SmartInstaller. Click on this and allow for your ATV to download and install.
- Get a copy of coreaudiokit.framework. Since I have a Windows machine, I don’t have tiger OS install disks, so I was able to find a torrent with this (it’s on one of the most popular torrent sites - one which has been sued bigtime as a matter of fact).
- The file has various folders, Take one of them (CoreAudioKit.framework) and via FTP put the folder and ALL ITS CONTENTS in your ATV’s Documents Folder.
- On your ATV, go to Maintenance - Install Extras, and select Adobe Flash. Let the sequence run and it should be successful.
- Check that in Maintenance - Manage Plugins, make sure internet says “Enabled”.
My big confusion was that I would install NitoTV through the NitoTV menu, and here there was an option for Adobe Flash installation. It would fail (but when I checked later it would say successful) and no matter what I did after that, the Adobe Flash install from the Maintenance tab would never work.
Hope this helps someone avoid some frustration. Oh and cheers to the ATV Flash developers… you guys rock!!