Gen1 ATV freezes during frontrow splash screen
Been using my jailbroken ATV for about a year now... was working fine until a few nights ago. We paused a movie my grandkids were watching, and then I shut it down when I drove them home without checking anything. Next day tried to play a movie and it freezes up in the Front Row screen... shows Sapphire, Launcher, etc. but I can't get the remote to move the placemarker at all. The LED on front panel still flashes when I point the remote at it and press, but the normal reset of Down & Menu don't restore the factory settings.
I'm hoping someone can tell me how to connect it to my iMac via USB or Ethernet and restore the OEM and then I will try using the patchstick again. Movies/Media mounted on a remote USB drive connected via USB to my iMac, with hi-quality shielded ethernet going from ATV to Airport Express. This setup has been working flawlessly, don't know if my 7-year old grandson was playing with the remote or what.
Is there a way to create a patchstick that will restore the OEM OS, or a way to use my iMac to "fix" this puppy? I can run my USB patchstick, but it seems to go back to the locked Front Row menu every time. This setup was working flawlessly for a year.