hi_its_me_scott Wrote:Can anyone answer these questions for me? It would be very appreciated.
First off, it's worth mentioning that this isn't the best place to be asking these questions, but as this is your first (and so far only) post I think we can chalk this one up to experience For future reference this forum is a better place to post your XBMC on iOS related questions (the iOS help forum)
Anyway, the questions...
Quote:1a) Since the only atv2 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak, it probably would not make a good portable media player, right? Because it would have to be hooked up to a computer each time it's turned on, right?
1b) What program is the jailbroken atv2 looking for when it is hooked up to a computer?
1a) Yes, you'd have to have the ATV connected to the computer when it's turned on. If you're going to leave it connected to the power (as it would be in most cases) then this isn't something you'd have to worry about because it never switches off, it just goes into standby. I don't understand why you'd want to use ATV as a "portable media player"; it doesn't make sense. If you mean using XBMC on iPad, or iPhone, then the tethered jailbreak still isn't ideal, but as long as you keep it charged then it's not a problem.
1b) don't understand exactly what you mean. You'll need to have a program like Seas0n Pass running to do a tethered boot.
Info on jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1, iOS 4.1, and a thread on jailbreaking from windows
Quote:2) Do you lose any xbmc functionality when it is run on an atv2? I know about the 720 limitations, but other than that can you still customize skins and such?
You can find the current limitations of XBMC on iOS in this thread
Quote:3) Biggest question: After you jailbreak the atv2, you are supposed to "log in as root" how do you do this? Even just typing it I can tell that is probably the most noob question ever, but I'm not sure how.
Try following this guide on the XBMC wiki, or this one on Lifehacker. Hopefully that'll explain it for you
Quote:4) Last and probably least: I know the usb port on the back of the atv2 is a device side port and as such is no good for external hard drives, but when I google RJ45 to usb adaptors several come up. Could I use one of these to use my external hard drive through the ethernet port?
I don't honestly know the answer to this, but I think it's unlikely to work.
Keep at it!
If you want to discuss any of this any further you should probably start a discussion on the iOS help forum (linked to above)