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'''NOTE:''' It appears this only adds AppleTV as an option in the airtunes menu in itunes, you can't actual select it, not sure if there is a solution im hoping there is.
You need to copy the new "mach_kernel.prelink" from the Take2 update file as well. That will get AirTunes working for you.

Revision as of 04:23, 28 March 2008



I am just creating a basic stripped down page on how to perform a safe update procedure with the new Take 2 update released on 02-12-08.

NOTE: Not all of the plugins work on take 2 yet, there are a few in beta and only Couch Surfer is full.

==> NOTE: The 1080i resolution seems to be missing after doing the safe update. Perhaps there is a required change in the HDMI firmware update?

To shed some light about the HDMI firmware update question, here's a quote from an AppleInsider.com review:

"The update actually includes three software upgrades:

   * An EFI firmware update.
   * A firmware update for the Apple TV's HDMI video hardware that enables 1080p output through upconversion.
   * The new Take Two menus and interface with support for HD downloads, rentals, AirTunes and more."

The safe update procedure is basically identical to the last one, with one extra framework to add and one extra framework to swap in.


Download the dmg for Take 2

Copy this over to your frontrow folder through ssh or a mounted remote drive

scp -1 2Z694-5274-109.dmg frontrow@AppleTV.local:~/

frontrow as password

ssh -1 frontrow@AppleTV.local

frontrow as password

cd ~
hdiutil mount 2Z694-5274-109.dmg

after the image is mounted we are going to go to the PrivateFrameworks, CoreServices and Frameworks folder and make backups of all the current important files to revert to 1.1 if desired.

sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/disk0s3 /
cd /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/
sudo mv BackRow.framework BackRow.framework.11
sudo mv AppleTV.framework AppleTV.framework.11
sudo mv iPhotoAccess.framework iPhotoAccess.framework.11
cd /System/Library/CoreServices/
sudo mv Finder.app Finder11.app
cd /System/Library/Frameworks/
sudo mv QuartzCore.framework QuartzCore.framework.11

okay now everything for 1.1 is backed up now to move in the new Finder and frameworks

Private frameworks (same as last safe update)

sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleTV.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleTV.framework
sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/BackRow.framework
sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPhotoAccess.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPhotoAccess.framework

Frameworks (new for take 2)

sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework /System/Library/Frameworks/QuartzCore.framework
sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreVideo.framework /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreVideo.framework


sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app

Fixing helper permissions

sudo chmod u+s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleTV.framework/Resources/SettingsHelper

now just kill the finder and the new one should load up

kill `ps awwx | grep [F]inder | awk '{print $1}'`

Fixing airtunes

From the forum:

It's extremely easy to activate airtunes, all you need is to copy two files from the upgrade DMG:


sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/usr/libexec/airtunesd /usr/libexec/airtunesd
sudo cp -r /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.airtunesd.plist /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.airtunesd.plist

You need to copy the new "mach_kernel.prelink" from the Take2 update file as well. That will get AirTunes working for you.


This is hot off the presses so I know the finder loads and appears to work okay, report any problems here on the wiki, on the forum or in the chatroom.