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Topic # 109537 21-Sep-2012 15:15 Send private message

Hey everyone

I've had my aTV2 for about 18 months now. Initially I jailbroke it about 2 iOS versions ago and things worked well. I used XBMC (pre-Eden) and that was about it. I never ran into any problems. 

When the next few versions of iOS were jailbreakable I upgraded. Things were fine for a while too. I then went to the Eden beta of XBMC and had no real issues. Once Eden was released fully into the wild I started to notice some weirdness. Just the odd reboot from time to time. I figured it was just buggy software, or the fact that I was running a custom skin over XBMC and a few addons inside the app. I can't recall if it was around this time or before that I installed Rowmote Helper on the aTV2. 

Slowly and steadily I noticed the reboots increase in frequency. Usually it happens about 40ish minutes into a 1hour TV show, or roughly halfway through a movie of any particular length. The screen goes blank, the loading spiral appears in the middle of the display, and I'm loaded back into the aTV default interface. At this point I relaunch XBMC and the video I was watching, and press the forward button about 500 times on the aTV remote until I get back to the point at which the video failed 

I restored the aTV back to the default iOS and re-jailbroke, more than once. The fault remains. 

Last week I restored to the latest iOS and jailbroke again, then bought and installed atvFlash. All this installed fine, and tends to work fine, but my reboots are even more frequent now. This time it appears to be AFTER a video has played - once it closes and brings me back to the video menu if I use Rowmote to go back to the main menu of XBMC it then crashes me out to the iOS interface.

I'm using Rowmote now because I lost my aTV remote. Since using Rowmote I've noticed that it seems to be when I press the buttons on it that these crashes occur - which leads me to think that Rowmote itself is at fault. I'm going to uninstall the Rowmote helper app on the aTV and see what happens, but I can't help but think if this were the issue more people would be experiencing the problem.

Any aTV jailbreakers experiencing anything like this? Anyone think it's hardware related? Incidentally if I'm using JUST the iOS interface I do sometimes get reboots as well, so that leads me to think it's not XBMC. 

I'm about at the point of no return in terms of building a standalone XBMC player out of Raspberry Pi or a SFF PC. Which sucks really because I do still want the aTV for iTunes stuff.

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 689503 21-Sep-2012 15:22 Send private message

The aTV is probably trying to update the firmware. There is a patch that you can install. I can't remember what it is called because I now use aTV flash black which is miles better than XBMC for what I need it for



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  Reply # 689506 21-Sep-2012 15:28 Send private message

Ah I should mention I've disabled auto updating of the firmware as well.  I'm planning to use the atvflash media player too, I just haven't had much time to properly format my media files so they can be properly imported into the media player library, so that's why I'm back on XBMC until I get some spare time.

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  Reply # 689513 21-Sep-2012 15:40

I expect this wont help- but you have disabled the screen saver in atv?
I seem to recall that could kick in and kill xbmc sometimes..




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  Reply # 689518 21-Sep-2012 15:47 Send private message

once you go to atv flash black you wont go back to xbmc

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  Reply # 689529 21-Sep-2012 16:13 Send private message

my atv2 is running on the latest jailbrakeable ios and the stable version of eden for months for 24/7 without problems. using xbmc. no rowmote installed.

is it worth paying the cash for atv flash to replace xbmc?



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  Reply # 689543 21-Sep-2012 16:53 Send private message

robjg63: I expect this wont help- but you have disabled the screen saver in atv?
I seem to recall that could kick in and kill xbmc sometimes..


Yep sure have



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  Reply # 689545 21-Sep-2012 16:55 Send private message

russelo: my atv2 is running on the latest jailbrakeable ios and the stable version of eden for months for 24/7 without problems. using xbmc. no rowmote installed.

is it worth paying the cash for atv flash to replace xbmc?


Not really sure yet, but it definitely makes installing packages easier and comes with some nice ootb features.

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