XBMC add-ons preserved after JB?

What will happen to my XBMC add-ons and settings if/when I jailbreak? Are they automatically preserved? Do I need to back them up and restore? Do I need to reinstall from repos? Any advice in non-power user terms greatly appreciated

You need to back them up.


use WinSCP and login with user “mobile” poassword “alpine”

navigate to /private/var/mobile/Library/

and backup the entire “Preferences” folder


when you JB to untethered, install ATV Flash, and install XBMC and run it once.

then copy the folder back to your ATV.

you should be good to go.


if you cant run or install add-ons. you might need to change permissions on the folder with root.

SSH into your ATV with root account and use the following command:


chown -R mobile:mobile /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences

Thanks for the info, Cyberxnuke. It’s much appreciated!