Change the Application Icon for XBMC on the Apple TV 2

Are You tired of the same old XBMC icon on your Apple TV home screen? Do you want to change it to something more seasonal or just switch things up? It’s actually quite simple to change the application icon for XBMC on your Apple TV 2 and can be done in a few easy steps, we’re now going to explain how. This is considered to be somewhat for advanced users only.



  • Jailbroken Apple TV 2 with XBMC
  • FTP Client Software
  • New Icon PNG Image (187 × 108)

Step 1: Create a new icon PNG image file and name it “AppIcon.png” without quotations. This will be the new icon for XBMC on your Apple TV. It should be a PNG file with a transparent background.

Step 2: Connect to your Apple TV by FTP, using username “root” and password “alpine” without quotations, as usual.

To Login to AppleTV 2 via FTP use CyberDuck (Windows/MAC)

a. Click On Open Connection

While logging in, it will prompt you thumbprint if you allow or not just click on Allow

b. Follow the steps
2. SERVER: AppleTV 2 IP Address
3. PORT: 22
4. Username: root
5. Password: Alpine ( i would really Suggest you change Password )
6. Click On Connect

Step 3: Select the arrow up button and find the folder

Step 4: Replace the current “AppIcon.png” with your new image file. Choose to overwrite the file if prompted.

Replace the icon with the one you have created

Onces its been moved, it will ask for permission Click on Allow

You will get a option for Overwrite click on Continue

then you’ll see on the screen Upload complete

Step 5: Reboot your Apple TV by holding both the “MENU” and “DOWN” buttons at the same time for 30 seconds.

Now it changed Successfully Enjoy

Since this has been requested here is the two logo we have created so you could change

Our XBMC MIXED logos
old XBMC logo
(if the name has numbers at the end make sure you rename it to AppIcon before uploading to your ATV2 )


(original info was taken from )

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