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Airport Express and FrontRow on Leopard

Airport Express

What a shame!

Front Row 2 doesn’t work with Air Tunes! It was so fine with Front Row 1.3… and Leopart (Mac OS 10.5) includes Front Row 2 only.

I found how to downgrade here and in french here.

Here is the solution, just in case:

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As you may know FrontRow 2.0 misses on important FrontRow 1.x features. Opening it without stopping the music. That is why we downgrade Frontrow to 1.x :)

First get the Front Row 1.3 Update: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/frontrow131.html and mount the Image.

Open a Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.app)

Backup your Front Row 2.0

sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app2.0

Once the image mounted you can right click on the package and chose “show package contents”
Then, in “Content” double click on “Archive.pax.gz”. A folder named “Archive” will be added to you download folder.
Then go in Archive > System > Library > Coreservice
Copy (command C) FrontRow. Then go to you local Hard Drive and past it in system > library > coreservice

(I didn’t need a restart for Front Row to work again)

If you want to come back to Front Row 2.0 :

  • sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app1.0
  • sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app2.0 /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app

And back to Front Row 1 again :

  • sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app2.0
  • sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app1.0 /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app