Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

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I Have been looking for a solution to remove MLB, WSJ and Flickr from the home screen for a long time..

But I think I found it! I only did this on iOS 5.0 (4099) but Its possible that this also works on 4.X Firmwares..

- Step 1

On your AppleTV go to Settings and enable Parental Controls now you can hide things like Vimeo but not MLB or so..

- Step 2

SSH into your AppleTV and browse to: /User/Library/Preferences/

Open "com.apple.frontrow.plist"

- Step 3

Modify the plist to remove the apps you dont use..

0 = Enabled

1 = Hidden

so with MLB it will look something like this:

Quote:

<dict>

<key>BRParentalControlAccessMode</key>

<integer>1</integer>

<key>BRParentalControlCategory</key>

<string>com.apple.frontrow.appliance.internet.flagstaff</string>

</dict>

* Flagstaff = MLB !!

and with WSJ like this:

Quote:

<dict>

<key>BRParentalControlAccessMode</key>

<integer>1</integer>

<key>BRParentalControlCategory</key>

<string>com.apple.frontrow.appliance.internet.wsj</string>

</dict>

and so on..

- Step 4

Save the file and relaunch your AppleTV and see that the icons are gone!!!

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

God I wished there was an easier way. Can't this option be built into aTV Flash...or nito?

Thanks!

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

I posted it here hoping somebody from firecore notices it ;) so they can put it in a future update!!

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

Good call Gerard ;) I could do this....but it would be sooo much easier clicking a button :)

Thanks!

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

I really really really really really want Firecore to incorperate this as a feature.

This would be a massive win for me.

Please James and team.

Please! :-)

Thanks for the help!

TKMAXX

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

I can make a package and send it to NitoTV..

But I rather have it in maintenance settings!

Also if I make a package it will just remove those apps,
no UI or settings to configure.. Because I have no experience with AppleTV

So lets keep this on the first page, till somebody notices ;)

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

What do you mean with OPEN?

There is no vi and it's a binary file...

iPod touch 1G (whited00r 6.0), iPod nano 6G, Apple TV 2, (5.2 with ATV Flash 2.2) iPhone 5 (6.1.2 JB), iMac, iPad 3 (6.1.2 JB)

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

"What do you mean with OPEN?"

I mean, open/modify/copy to computer..
If you dont have a clue how, i would recomment waiting on Firecore!
But you can try "plist edit pro" on google..

"There is no vi and it's a binary file..."

And should mean..? :)

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)
hboerchers wrote:

What do you mean with OPEN?

There is no vi and it's a binary file...

You need to SFTP the file back to your computer. I assume you're using OSX.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14363/plistedit-pro

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

Kudos gerarddvb

2008-atv1
2011-atv2
2012-atv3 (getting dusty waiting for a miracle)

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Re: TUTORIAL: Remove ANY icon from main menu (MLB, WSJ, Flickr)

OK. I got it and will try it on my iMac.
Many thanks @all!

iPod touch 1G (whited00r 6.0), iPod nano 6G, Apple TV 2, (5.2 with ATV Flash 2.2) iPhone 5 (6.1.2 JB), iMac, iPad 3 (6.1.2 JB)

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