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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by rbautch, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. bsdimp

    bsdimp New Member

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    I have a HR10-250 that I just moved from the basement upstairs. I plugged it into the phone line for the first time and it upgraded to 6.4a. This unit has never been hacked. I'd like to put it on the network, use it as a media player, etc.

    There's a lot of information, maybe too much (and too many broken links), about the TiVo hacking. This looks like a cool hack, but I must be missing something. I have no serial port access to my TiVo, so how do I go about running this script or putting it on my TiVo? Or is there an x86 boot CD somewhere that I need to add this to that I can then use to splat it onto the disk I lovingly remove from the HR10, plug into that PC, run the stuff, and then return lovingly to the TiVo HR10?

    Thanks a bunch. Sorry to be such a noobbb
     
  2. HellFish

    HellFish I can dress myself.

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    Try the Zipper that is mentioned in the second sentence of this thread.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2010 #2823 of 2880
    millertime

    millertime New Member

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    I just ran the enhancement script on a HDVR2 that i baked with Instantcake and PVRnet. I answered yes when questioned if I wanted to install TWP (although I guess i did not need to since it was already put on there by PTVnet) and it installed TWP in the root directory. Is this the best place for it? Does it matter where it is installed? The reason I ask is because it seems that any modules I look at to add always seem to assume that TWP resides in /var/hack. I understand that the enhancement script moves everything out of /var/hack to eliminate the chance of deletion but should TWP be have a shortcut there?

    Thanks for helping me understand. I just want to try and get my set up as ideal as possible.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2010 #2824 of 2880
    rbautch

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    It really doesn't matter where you put it. I like to keep everything out of var, since it occasionally gets deleted as a matter of course. Leave the TWP folder in var, because Tivowebplus will continue to store backup and profile information there.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2010 #2825 of 2880
    millertime

    millertime New Member

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    I was looking at my author file tonight and am curious about how messy and full of junk it looks. Maybe it looks normal, but I think there has been things put in it from ptvnet as well as the enhancement script. For instance, I was not able to turn off endpad through hackman so I went in and commented it out in the author file and now it shows that it is stopped in hackman. Is there anywhere I can look at a author file of someone's to compair it to mine and see what junk exists?

    Also, does the enhancement script remove encryption from tivo, or did ptvnet remove it, or do I have to run something else?

    Thanks for the help.
    Adam
     
  6. rbautch

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    Neither ptvnet or the enhancement script disables encryption. You have to use superpatch or whatever the current patching script is over at DDB.
     
  7. millertime

    millertime New Member

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    Thanks rbautch. I will check over there.
     
  8. bigjess

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    Can someone help me with this? I zippered a new tivo following this thread (tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=265929) via the instructions over here - (mastersav.com/tivo_zipper.html). Then I ran the enhancement script, rebooted, everything seems to be fine.

    So I recorded some shows and tried to watch them via streaming to my comp. I found vserver was in the busybox directory, so I added "/busybox/vserver &" to my author file and verified it was running. However when I try to watch them everything goes off the rails. I've noticed that the asx links from the now playing list in TWP seem to be all scrambled. I had no problem steaming via TWP 1.3.1 on another tivo (tyshow's already installed on the comp).

    A link from TWP 1.3.1 that works is:
    192.168.10.110/asx/4429271.asx

    TWP v2.1.b2 installed from the enhacement script produces this link:
    192.168.10.151/%7BFriends%7D%7BThe%20One%20With%20the%20Wedding%20Dresses%7D%7BPI22%7D%7B32641%7D.asx


    Can someone tell me where I've gone wrong and what I need to do to fix this?

    Pertinent details:
    Hughes Directivo SD-DVR40, HD upgraded, zippered via (mastersav.com/tivo_zipper.html) with an instacake image and the ptvnet boot cd as it specifies. Enhancement script via those instructions too.

    Many thanks in advance, this is driving me nutz.
     
  9. sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    Sounds like you need to run superpatch which is over on DDB
     
  10. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    I just used tweak.sh to update my rbautch hacks -- in particular, I was looking to get updated fakecall and TWP, as fakecall no longer worked after updating my HDVR2 to 6.4a.

    However, after the reboot a number of built-in commands seem to be missing: which, dmesg, printenv, etc. How can I figure out [a] what went wrong, and how to get them back?

    Thanks for any assistance.
     
  11. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    Hmmm. Looks like it happened via the busybox "upgrade". Looking through my terminal history, I see before:
    Code:
    BusyBox v1.00 (2004.10.20-05:30+0000) multi-call binary
    and after:
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    BusyBox v1.10.1 (2008-05-09 21:15:22 CDT) multi-call binary
    In particular, the newer version doesn't have dmesg, which, etc.

    Crud! Now what?
     
  12. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    I fixed it, kinda, by downloading the mips binary of busybox 1.16.1 and ftping it into /busybox. I need to repoint some symlinks and add ones that I want, but the path to resolution is clear.

    http://www.busybox.net/downloads/binaries/1.16.1/busybox-mips


    Now then, I wonder if this fouled up busybox is why fakecall seems to have disappeared?
     
  13. rbautch

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    You might consider downloading the Tivo Utilities from my signature, which contains Busybox. The Busybox distribution is not quite as new as your download, but that shouldn't matter much, and includes many other full featured utilities and tivo-centric tools that don't come with Busybox.
     
  14. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    Indeed, it seems that 1.10.1 doesn't support mv, so the relocating of fakecall failed. Once I installed 1.16.1, I stepped through the script manually and put everything right again.
     
  15. Drewster

    Drewster Shooting blanks

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    The last edit on that post indicates that it's handing out version 1.10.1, which is the one I found to have dramatically less features.
     
  16. rbautch

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    Tivos come with mv installed natively in /bin, so it's not needed in busybox. May want to check to see that /bin is in your PATH.
     
  17. rbautch

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    The number of features haven't changed much between versions, and I doubt any have been added that are useful on a Tivo. When I compiled version 1.10.1, I included only features that are useful on a Tivo, or aren't already on your Tivo. This keeps the size of Busybox down to a minimum. Check out the full list of Busybox commands here, and you'll see that most are useless on a Tivo. That means a bloated busybox binary compiled with every feature is just taking up extra space.
     
  18. jfuredy

    jfuredy New Member

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    I was having problems with my hacked (MRV) Hughes SD-DVR40 with an upgraded HD a couple of weeks ago, so I figured my HD was dying. So I cooked up a new Zippered 320GB HD with the same CD I had used on my other unit last year (known good/working image/hack disc). Turns out the real problem was my power supply not putting out enough juice to spin the HD, so I replaced the blown cap and all appeared well. I ran the script, installed the options I wanted, and everything seemed golden. I can transfer files from my other DirecTiVo unit and watch them on this DirecTiVo, I can play music off of my TiVo Server, and everything in the guided setup went fine (good satellite signals).

    But I am getting no picture and no sound when I try to watch live TV. I get the banner with channel, show title, show description, etc. but just a black screen. I don't get any error messages on the live TV screen, but I am getting an Error #81 in the Messages and Setup, so I called DirecTV and spent 30 minutes on the phone with a helpful and seemingly knowledgeable tech who tried several times to reinitiate my unit to no avail.

    Has anyone seen anything like this before? Can anyone give me any hints or suggestions of things to look at or try? I'm open to suggestions.

    Thanks in advance,
    Joe
     
  19. Apr 6, 2011 #2839 of 2880
    wliu

    wliu New Member

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    Does anyone know the new DNS for downloading the latest Enhancement script?

    The error I got after running sh tweak.sh

    Downloading latest Enhancement script...
    Connecting to www.mastersav.com[69.90.236.30]:80
    wget: server returned error 404: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
    Download failed. Adjust DNS and try again? [y/n]:
     
  20. Apr 9, 2011 #2840 of 2880
    hdog

    hdog hdog

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    I also can't get to the ehnanced script download. Anyone know what
    might be wrong?
     

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