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#1  January 26, 2009 - 11:47am
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Hello;

How to install firefox in the Apple TV 2.3

Where I can find the instruction for this?

THX

  January 26, 2009 - 10:07pm
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Use the how-to [url=http://wiki.atvflash.com/index.php?title=Install_Applications]here[/url] and just be sure to transfer FireFox directly from the DMG download to the Applications folder inside of frontrow. You can use Fugu or CyberDuck to transfer FireFox.

I also have an iPhone 4 32GB, AppleTV 40GB with aTV Flash.


  January 27, 2009 - 8:42am
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Hello;

madcran thanks for answer.

I read your instruction. But, only transfer the file to apple tv and is ready to use? I not need to run any command for run the .dmg firefox?

or

transfer first the file to a correct folder a then run the smart installer?

I will test tonight...

THX...


  January 27, 2009 - 6:22pm
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Hello;
I put the firefox.dmg in the correct folder a run the smart installer but I have the follow error:

Install Partial or Failed

[213] nitoHelper[274] Root filesystem already writable

[213] mach_kernel.prelink already patched or unrecognized

[213] kextloader already installed!

[213] bins installed successfully!

[213] no files to install returning

What I need to do?
I not see the firefox icon in the apple tv

Please any help....
THX


  January 27, 2009 - 7:20pm
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working now

thanks...


  February 13, 2009 - 11:08am
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Wixpo,

How did you get this to work, I also copied the Firefox 3.0.6.dmg to the /Users/frontrow/Applications directory but now what? I ran the Smart Install but that give me the same error you received before your last post.


  February 13, 2009 - 11:43am
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Just an update,

I copied the Firefox application from my Mac Application folder to the AppleTV Applications folder and that seems to work, only problem is I could not get out of it, even if I close all windows I only see the Apple logo. Pressing Menu or play/pause on remote did not seem to work at all.

Any suggestion what steps I am missing ?


  February 24, 2009 - 6:17am
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"jacobotha" wrote:

Just an update,

I copied the Firefox application from my Mac Application folder to the AppleTV Applications folder and that seems to work, only problem is I could not get out of it, even if I close all windows I only see the Apple logo. Pressing Menu or play/pause on remote did not seem to work at all.

Any suggestion what steps I am missing ?

To exit the application, press menu while it is still open. The application will automatically close and return you to the main menu.

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  February 25, 2009 - 4:38am
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I did the same and have the same error message after running Smart Install. I still do not see Firefox under Application after the restart. So how did you make it work Wixpo? Any luck yet Jacobotha?


  February 26, 2009 - 6:00am
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"nerdz" wrote:

I did the same and have the same error message after running Smart Install. I still do not see Firefox under Application after the restart. So how did you make it work Wixpo? Any luck yet Jacobotha?

After running the Smart Installer, the Firefox application will need to be transferred to the Apple TV via FTP.

Follow steps #2 and 3 here.
http://wiki.atvflash.com/index.php?title=Install_Applications

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  February 26, 2009 - 7:13am
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As I have mentioned, I did exactly what other users have posted. I have FTP the file "Firefox 3.0.6.dmg" to my AppleTV's /Application folder and still got identical error messages after the smart install. I really wished your wiki had more helpful or specific instructions instead of a short generalized statement in installing applications.

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1. Run the nitoTV Smart Installer (for keyboard/mouse support)

What exactly is this Wiki trying to say on installing aplications? I need to run the Smart Installer first so I can get keyboard/mouse support? Is this also saying that Applications wont work if you dont have a keyboard/mouse plugged in?

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2. Connect to the Apple TV via FTP.

3. Copy the application you wish to use to the Applications folder on the Apple TV.

Copy specifically what file am I suppose to FTP to the Application folder? DMG file? Im a Windows user, where do I find these files I can install like Firefox? I downloaded Firefox 3.0.6.dmg, which I got from Mozilla's Mac version download. These Wiki instructions are just so vague.


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