Making Sure I Understand Everything :)

#1

Hi,

I just recently came across an ATV1 and theres not a gadget I own that I haven’t hacked. So I want to make sure I have read everything correctly.

What I’ve gathered:
Can hack Apple TV OS with aTV Flash - most apps are out of date and not useful - (XBMC v11)
Can install a linux distro - OSMC/OpenELEC/aTV Flash (Kodi) - (Kodi v17.x/XBMC v13.2/Kodi v15.2)
CyrstalHD doesn’t work on v17.x, so use the January (v16.x) build
If CrystalHD is installed there is no wifi
OSMC v16.x seems to be the best option?

Questions:
Can I insert a cheap USB 2.0 hub and add the WiFi/Bluetooth adapters from the OSMC store for full support?
If I install the USB build of OSMC, can I leave it plugged in and boot to the normal Apple TV OS?
If no, is there a way to dual boot the drive, as I don’t want to lose the original OS
Do the Wifi/CrystalHD adapters work in Apple TV OS?

Thanks in advance and thanks for the hard work that I found 10 years later :stuck_out_tongue:

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#2

How about rather than investing in old obsolete technology you get up to date and supported properly? A Vero 4K or a Raspberry Pi 3 would be a much wiser investment in my opinion.

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#3

As much as I appreciate the time you took to reply, it was; unfortunately, not related to the questions at hand. If you know any of the other answers to the questions please advise, if not; thanks anyway! :slight_smile:

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#4

You’ll need a good powered hub, but yes.

Yes OSMC will boot from usb and won’t touch HDD.

Yes to both. You need a Jarvis build for CHD

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#5

Thanks for the help Sam, will OSMC always boot with it plugged in, or will I get an option to boot to either OSMC or Apple’s OS?

Ans I’m not sure I follow your last answer, why would a Jarvis build matter for Apple’s OS?

Cheers!

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#6

It will always boot OSMC.

CrystalHD support was removed from Kodi Krypton.

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#7

Yep, I understand that (1st post). But if OSMC doesn’t run as an app in Apple’s OS (You have to boot to it), that shouldn’t make a difference to Apple’s OS, right?

So does CrystalHD/The WiFi adapter work in Apple’s OS (I understand it works in v16 of OSMC, not v17)?

Thanks for all the help.

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#8

CrystalHD was abandoned in Kodi v14.x on aTV OS.
That’s why people use OSMC.

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#9

Understood. Thanks for all the hep :slight_smile:

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