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AppleTV 2 – Remove XBMC with Settings & Dependencies

I know lately alot of you start having problem with XBMC either the icon don’t show or when you go in it just kicks you out, and this should fix the issue, but remember processing this will delete everything even backgrounds / Settings / Plugins / Shared folders / everything..

SSH into your Apple TV (Using the same instructions from above to login). Then run:

apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

It will ask you if you want to continue:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Just enter “Y” to accept and continue.

XBMC will uninstall from your Apple TV but will leave certain things (databases and everything in your userdata folder) behind to make it easier if you wanted to reinstall. To delete those also run:

rm -Rf /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC

XBMC has three dependencies that it installs along with itself when you first install XBMC (org.xbmc.xbmc-seatbeltunlock, gawk, bsdiff). After uninstalling XBMC you can also uninstall these 3 dependencies by running this command:

apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-seatbeltunlock && apt-get remove gawk && apt-get remove bsdiff

Now Enjoy Your XBMC and details has been removed…

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  1. Thanks. Simply and very helpful and most important reliable.
    Great vids and website.

  2. I’m trying to uninstall xbmc on my Apple TV2 using PuTTY, but the password does not work, I used the default password which is alpine in your youtube video, could you help me. thank you.

    • use nitoTV to uninstall, or nito installer, if your just trying to fix your xbmc as uninstall and reinstall just process the factory reset via fusion http servers fresh reset add-on

  3. Yes!!!!! Thank you do much this was driving me nuts…Gothom is now up and running!! You guys are always my go to guys for anything I need to know about ATV2

  4. i followed this tutorial today as i want to upgrade to Gotham 13.2 and deleted seatbeltunlock, gawk and bsdiff
    Now i get errors as these are not found in the 13.2 deb.

    what do i do now??


  5. That errors was because fusion files are mostly hosted by mega and filesat and all were down few days but now all normal

  6. Thanks for getting back – I am still having problems.

    I am now getting errors that .py are failing: update subscriptions, cleancache, etc.

    Any help would be helpful.



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