Customize your XBMC logo on Apple TV

By : Jordan Lawrence posted on December 24, 2012

Having a Apple TV Jailbroken opens up many possibilities as we have mentioned before, this time we are going to show a badass way on how you can change your boring XBMC Application Logo on your Apple TV to whatever logo you wish.

Sounds like they could be a lot involved in doing this? Not really, follow our step by step guide and you will have your custom setup on your Apple TV running in no time, your friends will be jealous! Trust us.

What you need:

  • Jailbroken Apple TV
  • FTP Client  (we are using Cyberduck)
  • New Logo you have created (PNG 187X108 Size)

Make sure you have some fun creating your Logo, make it bright and colourful, it will make all the difference once you come to install it on your Apple TV. (Tip:A transparent background will make a better logo)

Once you have created your new XBMC App icon, make sure you save it to your desktop (for ease) and name it; AppIcon

You now want to connect directly to your Apple TV using your preferred FTP Software, as mentioned above, we are using Cyberduck

These are the steps you need to take to connect:

Change to SFTP > Server (ATV IP Address) > Port 22 > Username (root) >Password (alpine) > connect

Once you have that up and running, you need to head to /private/var/stash/Applications/XBMC.frappliance/ it should look something like this.

You will now see a file called ‘AppIcon’ this is the one you want to replace! Simply drag you new AppIcon you have created on your desktop over the top of the existing one. This will prompt a message asking you if you want to overwrite this, hit YES.

But you can always just add a -old at the end of the original AppIcon and that will disable it. Once you have done all of the above, you will get a message saying the transfer was completed.

You now have to reboot your Apple TV, the way you need to do this, is by holding down the MENU and DOWN arrow buttons at the same time until the white light is flashing on your Apple TV, normally around 10-20 Seconds.

Your Apple TV will now reboot and you will have your awesome new logo!

We would love to see some of your Logo’s that you have created!

Ask us nicely, and maybe we might even send you our official JBM Logo :-p

About this Author
Jordan Lawrence
Hi my name is Jordan, . I like cool things! Made a splash into the iCommunity writing "100 reasons to Jailbreak" Come and find me on twitter: @iJ0rd8n