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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. l2bengtrek

    l2bengtrek New Member

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    Thanks for your help. I will let you know how it turns out. I do have one more question...I've been doing alot of thread searching on the databasedeal (or however it's worded :)) threads about an updated superpatch for the encryption removal...any ideas on where I can find one for 6.4a? If anyone can point me in the right direction for that matter would be great...or would the 6.2a patch work? Appreciate all the assistance...
     
  2. May 3, 2012 #2862 of 2880
    tecnofile

    tecnofile New Member

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    I used the one at this link and its seemed to work ok on my hdvr2. Hope it helps.

    http://www.************.com/forum/showthread.php?59161-6-4a-has-arrived&p=296769#post296769
     
  3. May 3, 2012 #2863 of 2880
    tecnofile

    tecnofile New Member

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  4. May 8, 2012 #2864 of 2880
    sk33t3r

    sk33t3r New Member

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    1. YES using zipper from here its attached to the very first thread.and details for running zipper are in this thread

    What I would do is, extract the 000001 file (the 000001 file is the actual tivo os image)from the instant cake cd or image, and put that file (about 60meg) in my zipper iso. For details on making the zipper cd go here. Everything is there and it shows you how to setup the file structure so you can make your own ISO image with the 6.4a os

    Even if you use the Instant Cake cd to load 6.4a, you are still going to need to make a zipper cd to get the hacks on. You cant ftp anything until the drive has zipper on it, zipper allows you to telnet and ftp.

    2. SEE number 1 or go here

    3. Once telnetted, you would run ./tweak.sh all the details are at this thread
     
  5. richr69

    richr69 New Member

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    I executed the zipper on the R10 6.3f. After it completed, I could not telnet into it. Actually, my Airlink USB/Ethernet adapter lights were not even on.

    After some investigation, I noticed none of the Airlink devices were added to the usb.map. I also noticed that the usb.map in 6.3f (as oppose to the usb.map in 6.1 version of the software) has "device usbnet" and no longer "device ax8817x".

    The devices found under the "device ax8817x" in the usb.map in 6.1 were the same under the "device usbnet" in the usb.map in 6.3f. So it appears "device ax8817x" no longer exists in the 6.3f usb.map and Airlink devices need to be added under the "device usbnet".

    So it appears (at least looking at the sapper.sh file found in the zipper.zip) that the zipper specifically checks for the "device ax8817x". If it does not find it, it will not add the Airlink devices to the usb.map.

    Has anybody else had this problem? :confused:
     
  6. 55tbird

    55tbird New Member

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    This link doesn't seem to take you where it was intended, any updated link?
     
  7. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    I am years away from the detail of DirecTivos other than the HR10-250 but long ago I constructed a Zipper CD to install 6.4a (including an image) on blank hard drives for HR10-250s. All the latest stuff; has worked fine on dozens of installs.

    I have been presented with an HDVR2 !! and asked to create and install a hacked 6.4a drive. I really don't know anything about DTivos except for the HR10-250s. Will the same install CD work, or do I have to construct a CD specific to the HDVR2? Different 6.4a image? Different SuperPatch, set_mrv_name, etc?

    Thanks.
     
  8. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Paging Mr. ClassicSat, Mr. ClassicSat to the white courtesy post submission form please.
     
  9. Wil

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    Turns out, as I look at it, I had customized the install script, added a lot of my own stuff and it's all oriented towards the HR10, and even that in a non-standard way.

    So I'll either have to put together a new Zipper specific to the HDVR2 and 6.4a or just install the system and then modify manually. It's all coming back; the brain cells weren't lost, just temporarily pushed to the side.
     
  10. Captain 80s

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    Couple things I learned updating my HDVRs to 6.4a:

    Installed stock image and got it working before running Zipper on the disk. Couldn't get it to authorize and be able to record if I used Zipper to install the image but before running enhancement scripts. Guided set-up, let it phone in, re-authorized via website. Yanked drive and ran zipper. Maybe I was doing something out of order, but this has worked great for me.

    I didn't have the latest Zipper tools and it hung up on installing 2.0 USB drivers. I was still on Zipper 2.8 and had no idea there were newer versions (4.5 is the latest I think... at least according to the version log). With latest tools including the 6.4a Superpatch, all good... except:
    You will lose the Standby option. Just have to FTP Superpatch67Standby-6.4a over and run it.

    One of my USB-ethernet adapters didn't like the new set-up. Must be the version of the adapter, but it still works on one of my units with 6.2a that I may leave that way for the shop (Tivoserver for motorcycle videos).

    I manually run sc62remove (Think that's what it's called) to remove Showcases and Stars when I'm done. I had them re-appear one time, but I might have just forgot where I was on one of my installs. I just do it when I run Superpatch67Standby cuz I'm already at bash and I'm rebooting anyway.

    Hope this helps (anybody).
    Mike.
     
  11. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

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    I had a somewhat similar problem, no DVR capability when I finished doing everything same way I always did, with, I think, all the latest tools. Don't remember that ever happening before. I just ran guided setup AFTER everything else, false call home, and all was well.
     
  12. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    It won't work before running the enhancement script. The enhancement is what sets up fakecall, and dvr functions don't work until the first call is made (or faked).
     
  13. Captain 80s

    Captain 80s New Member

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    Thanks. That makes sense. I don't know why I was doing it differently than I was years ago.... prob because it was years ago and I nearly forgot everything. I think I did have a problem on the first box to 6.4a for some reason, and that prompted me to start changing the sequence.

    One box to go...
     
  14. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    for diagnostic purposes, if you have telnet access to the machine, you can always manually call fakecall and reboot, too.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2012 #2876 of 2880
    stevecon

    stevecon Wicked Awesome!

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    I have several Zippered DirectTivo units that are in need of a 6.4x update. I don't want to spend any money on software (slicer, etc.) or time more than needed to get it to accept the update - basically, I'm not interested in a hacked device without MRV.

    It's been many years since I zippered these devices and if I recall correctly, we disabled the Tivo from applying updates in the software options. Is is possible to telnet into the Tivo with a serial cable and change toggle the update setting so that the update will install?

    If so, where is this done?

    Thanks!
     
  16. Jul 2, 2012 #2877 of 2880
    CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    Assuming you have telnet access, "bootpage -p /dev/hda" will read back your bootpage. There will be a parameter in there for "upgradesoftware=false". If you remove that parameter, it will allow automatic updates. You'll have to look around for the exact command syntax for bootpage. I think I know what it is, but I'm not 100% certain so I won't say. If you do this wrong, the drive can become unbootable.

    A simpler way to do it, would be rather than to allow automatic upgrades, just trigger a manual one.

    "mfs_ls /SwSystem" is the command to list what software versions you have loaded in MFS. If 6.4a is present, it will be listed there. If it is present, and you issue the command "installSw.itcl 6.4a-{restofsoftwareversionnumber}" it will install, right then, and there. When it's done, it will reboot, and finish the update. Unless you take action to preserve them you will lose your hacks this way.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2012 #2878 of 2880
    CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    If "mfs_ls /SwSystem" does not list a version of 6.4a, you will probably have to get the unit calling in again to get it, or load it manually. The slice files necessary for this are out there, floating around the intertubes, waiting to be downloaded.
     
  18. Jul 3, 2012 #2879 of 2880
    stevecon

    stevecon Wicked Awesome!

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    Thanks - I'll search for the bootpage related info and determine valid "upgradesoftware" switches. None of my five Tivos can complete a call successfully. "Failed negotiating" "No dial tone" & "Busy" messages is all ever I get, regardless of which Tivo, phone line, phone number or dialing options I use - even when trying to download a new list of local access numbers from the 800 number.
     
  19. May 9, 2013 #2880 of 2880
    darrin75

    darrin75 New Member

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    Its blocked in you author file remove the route entries and it will call. Also does anyone know if installing usb 2.0 drivers on dtivo 6.4a breaks connectivity. I am using DUb E100 Adapter...Thanks
     

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