I’m having issues connecting my Apple TV (jailbroken with Seas0npass, installed with aTV Flash) to my iMac since upgrading my iMac to Mohave. Best as I can figure out:
- Mojave has automatically updated my filesystem from HFS+ to APFS, which means I can no longer share files using AFP (apparently it did this upgrade for some people with High Sierra, but not for me until now for some reason)
- in the sharing settings on my iMac, AFP is either greyed out (no longer available as an option) or can be selected but doesn’t do anything
- however for some reason I can’t connect from my Apple TV to my iMac using smb
- I’ve used smb settings that work on Infuse on my phone - I can access my iMac just fine from there (iPhone 6S)
- I’ve re-jailbroken my Apple TV and re-installed the latest version of aTV Flash that I could find on my account page (v2.6.1 created on Jan 19, 2018) - had to use my son’s laptop running High Sierra to do this, as it wouldn’t work on Mojave (long process and then an error saying it had failed)
- when I enter the smb settings on the Apple TV and select test connection, I get a loading spinner and then eventually an error message: “An error occurred. Could not open directory [directory details redacted]…Reason: Operation not permitted” (exact same settings that work fine from my phone)
- have tried alternating between computer name on network (for me, iMac.local) and the same with the filename added which I read somewhere can help (for me, iMac.local/AppleTV). The former works from Infuse on my iPhone, so it should work here. Nope.
- sharing settings on iMac have “Share files and folders using SMB” checked, and I’ve checked the box allowing Windows File Sharing too.
So I’m at the end of the road I think…my best guess at this stage is that either the Apple TV 2 hardware or the aTV Flash software doesn’t support the latest version of smb, I gather my iMac uses smb 3…have tried other software on the Apple TV (Kodi v14.2 which wouldn’t fit on my screen and then froze, and Nito TV which kept crashing).