This method will not really be applicable or desirable for everyone, but it can get you out of trouble under some circumstances, so:-
If you have just done a software update and found the box won't boot...
You just turned your box on and found that it only boots up so far and hangs there...
You just turned your box on and found that it gets caught in a loop with the numbers counting up and then starting again...
You went to try to reflash online and found that your build is so old you don't have the option to flash the latest version of Open-ATV via the Flash Online utility...
You want to reflash your box but have not got a spare USB stick or your box will not "see" the USB stick...
Your box blue-screens when selecting system functions...
Then this is a possible solution for you.
It will find the latest build of the current stable version of Open-ATV and will then flash your box.
All you need is :
Your box with an existing USB stick or recording disk mounted on /media/hdd, (this should normally be the case for recordings etc).
You need to be able to connect to your box with a Laptop or PC via Putty or Zoc, (or any other ssh client program), or the OpenWebIf terminal.
The default hostname of your box if you have changed it from the default.
Please note that this does NOT backup any of your settings or anything else.
Now connect to your box from a PC or Laptop using a terminal program such as Putty, Zoc, any other ssh client, or using the terminal option of OpenWebIf in your browser and log in using the username root
Now paste all the code below into the terminal window.
After a few seconds you will be asked to enter the box's default hostname.
If you've never changed the hostname of your box then just accept the default by pressing enter key, if you have previously changed the hostname in the past then you need to enter the original default hostname for your box, (ie formuler4turbo), and then press the enter key.
Now you are prompted which partition you want flashed, this is for boxes with multiboot facilities.
If you don't use multiboot or your box doesn't have multiboot facilities just hit the enter key.
If your box is configured to use multiboot enter the partition number and then press enter key. Most people here will not need to worry about Multiboot as the majority of boxes do not support that facility. That said, if your box does support Multiboot then I am going to assume that you already know what to do.
The latest stable nightly build will then be downloaded to /media/hdd and then the reflashing process will begin. Either way, it's now time to reach for your remote.
If it is your intention to just flash to the current version of Open-ATV then follow the guided installation process.