Apple TV running on a macbook!

Apple TV OS running on a macbook.
Thank you semthex for your patched Finder.

Thanks to for providing this tutorial.
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Just make sure you have everything backed up.
Download a copy of the patched Finder file.
Now, copy the from your Apple TV drive,
and transplant the patch file (which is just the binary part of the app) into it,
and set the permissions:

cd /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices/
sudo cp -pr ./ /Volume/FreshOSX/System/Library/CoreServices/.
cd /Volume/FreshOSX/System/Library/CoreServices/
sudo cp /path/to/patched/Finder .
sudo chown root:wheel Finder
sudo chmod 755 Finder

Next you must copy over 2 additional Frameworks from the Apple TV to the OS X install:

cd /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/
sudo cp -pr ./iPhotoAccess.framework /Volume/FreshOSX/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/.
sudo cp -pr ./BackRow.framework /Volume/FreshOSX/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/.

Now, reboot and hold down Option to choose your boot drive,
select the new OS X install and boot from it. You should be away.

Apple TV kernel not only a kernel…

It appears the Apple TV kernel is not just a kernel itself. It’s holding a lot more.
It is compressed with an odd compression algorithm “complzss”.

After decompressing this file, you’ll notice it contains multiple file headers!
After cutting the file, there are approximatively 100 resulting files.
But without names. Those files are prolly the missing kexts, daemons, etc…

Read a tutorial from semthex on how to extract the kernel here
Join hacking force here

Modded Apple TV HD image

Apple TV has been hacked to play anything like divx, xvid, …
A modded Apple TV HD image is floating around on some torrent site.

“This is a slightly-modded AppleTV dmg file of all three partitions,
for use when you screw up your own modding – you can restore to this one.
It has a startup script disabling the firewall, with ARD and sshd running.
(ssh -1 frontrow@your.appletv.ip, password frontrow). It’s pre-set for 720p.”

The other interesting thing is that Apple TV runs on common hardware Pentium M,
Intel 945G, Geforce Go 7300. And it might run some form of OS X (possibly 10.5).

Update: The image appears to be a modded 10.4.7 with some of the 10.4.9 kexts.

Upgrade your Apple TV hardrive for a bigger one here

VMWare Fusion BETA 2

Not a rumor anymore, here is VMWare Fusion Beta 2 with DirectX 8.1 support!!
Let’s hope they’ll implement DirectX 9 soon enough.
I want to play with aero inside my VM.

JaS & Friends: The final chapter (10.4.9)

Here we are! The final release! Tiger is done!
10.4.9 Intel SSE3 only NoHPET & NoNX combo update package for Mac OS X86 is out!
Download now!

JaS strikes again! But this time he is not alone.
Kudos to semthex and anonymouss (netkas) for their hard work on the kernel.
And to the entire community of course.
Keep tha shit rollin’!

For the nostalgics, check:

Can’t wait for leo!

MacOS X 10.4.9 software update

RAW camera support
Handling of large or malformed images that could cause crashes
Image capture performance
Mouse scrolling and keyboard shortcuts
Font handling
Playback quality, and bookmarks in DVD Player
USB video conferencing cameras for use with iChat
Bluetooth devices
Browsing AFP servers
Apple USB Modem
Windows-created digital certificates
Open and Print dialogs in applications that use Rosetta on Intel-based Macs
Time zone and daylight saving for 2006 and 2007
Security updates

Expect a OSX86 compatible install soon (SSE3 & NO HPET & NO NX)