Run Standard OS X on the AppleTV


Check out this video of plain vanilla OS X running on the AppleTV.

semthex from, in collaboration with has done it again! A complete replacement to the Mac OS X kernel has been built which allows the full version of Mac OS X to be run on an Apple TV.

Semthex wrote a processor emulation for the kernel, to sidestep the hardware restrictions that previously disallowed Mac OS X from running on the Apple TV.

This is now a $300 micro-mini, and an obvious opportunity for a more customizable media center.


1 thought on “Run Standard OS X on the AppleTV

  1. csipod says:

    The only outputs on this are HDMI and Component correct? Not everyone has a new TV. Anyone know how to get s-video, composite/rca, or vga out of this?

    By any chance did they include headers for these ports? Or is there a simple/cheap circuit design floating around outhere to make a component -> vga -> composite convertor?
    Cheap AppleTV

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