I accidently removed the info.plist file in /private/var/stash/Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances/Settings.frappliance. Could someone send me this file so that I haven’t to set up my atv from scratch?
Thanks to all that helped - and the person whose info I got from the awkwardtv forums.
For anyone interested - I was able to get my menu down to just FILES and SETTINGS. those are the only 2 that I want - and now there is no clutter and it only does what it is supposed to which is play divx.
If anyone needs help - and you can’t figure it out from this thread then let me know and i will make an even more detailed set of instructions than what is listed here.
Apple TV OS 2.1
iMAC with Leopard 10.5.4
Terminal software (built into OSX)
I do not know what software to use if you are on a Windows pc.
First thing to do is to get the IP Address of your Apple TV. This can be done by going to Settings/Network on your apple tv and make note of your ip address.
Now. On your mac, open Terminal (applications, Utilities folder)
You must now log into the Apple TV with SSH.
Anytime i type “quotes” it means to type what is IN the quotes - do not type the “quotes” themselves.
Once you are in Terminal type “ssh -1 frontrow@atvipaddress” <— atvipaddress from step #1
Enter your password as “frontrow”
Gain sudo rights by typing “sudo bash” and enter the password “frontrow”
Create write access to the system files by typing “mount -uw /”
Get to the menu items folder by typing “cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/”
Have a look at all the items you may rename by typing “ls”
You may remove as many or as few as you want.
The list of items to remove will include :
YT <— Youtube
To remove an items :
To remove Photos : “mv Photos.frappliance/ Photos.frappliance.old”
To remove Movies : “mv Movies.frappliance/ Movies.frappliance.old”
To remove Podcasts : “mv Podcasts.frappliance/ Podcasts.frappliance.old”
To remove Music : “mv Music.frappliance/ Music.frappliance.old”
To remove YouTube : “mv YT.frappliance/ YT.frappliance.old”
To remove nitoTV (dvd playback) : “mv nitoTV.frappliance/ nitoTV.frappliance.old”
To remove Files : “mv ATVFiles.frappliance/ ATVFiles.frappliance.old”
To remove Media : “mv Sapphire.frappliance/ Sapphire.frappliance.old”
To remove Maintenance : “mv Scripts.frappliance/ Scripts.frappliance.old”
To remove TV : “mv TV.frappliance/ TV.frappliance.old”
To remove Settings : “mv Settings.frappliance/ Settings.frappliance.old”
Once you are finished type “ls” to make sure your changes look ok in the file listing.
Disable writing of system files “mount -ur /”
Reboot the Apple TV
Upon reboot you will see that the renamed items have been removed fromthe menu.
**PLEASE REMEMBER - Hiding some of the menu items may remove some of the ATVFlash bundle usefulness.
For example if you remove NITOTV (DVD) - then you will also lose the ability to install customs software packages etc. Of course you can always re-enable menu items by following the instructions again and removing the .old from the file name.
**BE CAREFUL!!! - I accidentally renamed Movies to Movies.old and then MUsic to Movies.old also - and it causes nothing but headaches… Double check all commands before you press Enter.