Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Front Row on your Mac Mini

Some enterprising people have managed to get Front Row working on non-iMac's. Here's how :

Please note, the following instructions not garanteed to work. Your Mileage May Vary.

Grab the software here


OS X 10.4.3 users: Just run Front or copy to /System/Library/CoreServices/ and reboot.

OS X 10.4.2 (and older?) users: Copy BezelServices.framework to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/, reboot, run Front

This Front has been cracked to skip the remote check and should idle in the background once loaded.

You need to take the file and put it in two places, your Applications folder and your Core Services folder (hardrive -> system -> library -> core services)

and then take the folder called ?BezelServices.framework? and put it in the PrivateFrameworks folder (hdd -> system -> library -> private frameworks)

Then Restart

Put the Front Row app in your dock next to your finder (or anywhere really) and click it so it shows up in your top left hand corner in the menu bar, then hold Esc for 5 seconds and Front Row will activate



Anonymous Mario Baptista Joburg said...

Yes it works. Got it runnig about 2 months ago on my Powerbook G4 12" Mac OS 10.4.2 and iMac G4 GEN 1.
Pretty cool. Waiting for the new Apple poduct line-up in January at Macworld Expo.

Apple's Mac mini will be reborn as the digital hub centerpiece it was originally conceived to be, Think Secret sources have disclosed. The new Mac mini project, code-named Kaleidoscope, will feature an Intel processor and include both Front Row 2.0 and TiVo-like DVR functionality.

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