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Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script

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

  1. Apr 8, 2006 #1461 of 2880
    Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    I've given it a yoeman's search effort, but I'm not sure about wireless settings to use the WUSB11 ver 2.6. I'm assuming that I need to edit my RC.sysinit.author file to accomodate it. Can anyone give me an assist/link? I'm using an HR10-250 and I ran this enhancement script, not the Zipper.
    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 8, 2006 #1462 of 2880
    Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Delete your hackman.ini and .cfg files and then reload TWP and Hackman should reinitiate.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2006 #1463 of 2880
    slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

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    WHere can I find a breakdown of what the different colors mean when using telnet?
     
  4. Apr 8, 2006 #1464 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Google for "linux bash colors" should point you in the right direction (that's how I found it many months ago whan I set up the bash colors).
     
  5. Apr 8, 2006 #1465 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Wireless doesn't work with an HR10-250, since it uses old software (3.1.5)
     
  6. Apr 8, 2006 #1466 of 2880
    Billy66

    Billy66 Again with shoelaces

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    Thanks rbautch, you saved me a lot more screwing around. :)
     
  7. Apr 8, 2006 #1467 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Replacing the PROM is not for the casual user. See the thread called "list of unhackable tivos". It would be cheaper/easier/less risky to buy a hackable tivo on ebay or from a retailer like ptvupgrade or weaknees. If you sell your R10 on ebay, you might break even.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2006 #1468 of 2880
    rbautch

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    Try running fakecall manually and see if you get the same result.

    Give it some time. The script only tells tivo to stop sending showcase tokens. Now you have to wait for ones you already have to expire and go away.

    I believe it's the out2osd program that doesnt work with s2.5 tivos, so neither program will work until there's an on-screen display program made to work with it.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2006 #1469 of 2880
    trainsho

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    I am looking into doing both, R10 for practice , buying more Just for having more !!!

    Thanks rbautch for the input for sure, I build my own computers so maybe I can deal with the PROM, it'll be fun just to try anyway. Isn't that the best part of this hobby, PLAY !!!!! I am so looking forward to using the zipper on my SIR-s4040r, even going to add more drives to it. thanks again. J :cool:
     
  10. uscpsycho

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    I just asked this in the main Zipper thread, and realized I should have asked it here.

    Can you run into problems by running the enhancement script multiple times, or is it designed for that?

    I probably won't want to install everything the first time though, so can I run it a second & third time to add new hacks? Will I do any damage if I accidentally answer YES to a previously installed hack?

    Finally, if I want to get rid of an installed hack, can I run the enhancement script and answer NO to a speicifc hack to remove it? If not, how does one remove an unwanted hack?

    Thanks!!!
     
  11. pendragn

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    Uninstalling and reinstalling the zipper TiVo side if often suggested as a troubleshooting tip, so you should be fine.

    tk
     
  12. JWThiers

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    If you use Zipper I believe it installs the "enhancement" script from this thread. If that is the case (and I think I am) there is a tweak_uninstall.sh script that will remove the enhancements that IT made. If you have the enhancements file on your tivo you can then run the tweak.sh script again ind it will allow you to reinstall the tweaks. If you have the correct DNS server listed in you networking configuration (I forget the exact location) tweak.sh will go out on the net and download the latest version of the enhancements script.
     
  13. Carlton Bale

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    JWThiers: just confirming that everything you stated is true.

    The only addition is that the correct DNS server has to be there regardless, to download the "package" that contains programs that the script installs. Also, you can't install the script without first un-installing it. So if you want to add programs that you didn't install the first time, un-install, the re-run.
     
  14. JWThiers

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    Thanks for the sanity check.
     
  15. rbautch

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    The reason I "make" you uninstall the old before installing the new is that the script is riddled with commands that append things to the author file and the .profile, so that hacks startup when you boot. When you uninstall, it restores the original unappended author file and .profile, so you're starting with a clean slate for the new install. I'm sure there's a more elegant way to do this, but this is the cleanest, and prevents multiple conflicting startup commands in the author file and .profile.

    I'm thinking of making DNS entry an option with the Zipper. Maybe something like "If you know your DNS, enter it here, otherwise press enter to continue".
     
  16. Jadawin

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    Well, it's time. With 4 Series 1 machines to maintain personally (between my house, and my parents), I've decided I need something to standardize installations. Might as well start with 'the best', and get myself a Series 1 version of The Enhancement Script.

    So, I've started plugging through it. Any words of advice as I work on this are of course appreciated. When I get somewhere for public consumption, I'll take it to a new thread if needs be.

    bash-2.02# ./swver-test.sh
    Detected Tivo software version is: 3.1.0c2-01-1-011
    ./swver-test.sh: /tvbin/HpkPlatform: No such file or directory
    Your software version was compiled on Linux kernel 2.4.4
    Your Tivo model's code name is
    Your Tivo model could not be determined

    Sigh. :) .... It's a long, long, ro-oo-oad....
     
  17. Jadawin

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    Well, it's time. With four Series 1 machines to maintain personally (between my house, and my parents), I've decided I need something to standardize installations. Might as well start with 'the best', and get myself a Series 1 version of The Enhancement Script.

    So, I've started plugging through it. Any words of advice as I work on this are of course appreciated. When I get somewhere for public consumption, I'll take it to a new thread if needs be.

    bash-2.02# ./swver-test.sh
    Detected Tivo software version is: 3.1.0c2-01-1-011
    ./swver-test.sh: /tvbin/HpkPlatform: No such file or directory
    Your software version was compiled on Linux kernel 2.4.4
    Your Tivo model's code name is
    Your Tivo model could not be determined

    Sigh. :) .... It's a long, long, ro-oo-oad....
     
  18. bigrig

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    I hacked my HR10-250 a while back, and I placed the hacks in /var (d'oh!). Recently one of the hard drives in the Tivo was dying, and I think this somehow caused /var to get wiped.

    So I replaced the hard drive and I'm up and running again, but only have telnet access. This script looks like a great way to get back to where I was, and put the hacks in a place where they won't get deleted.

    Am I going to have to pull the drive and reinstate /var/hack/tivoftpd.mips to transfer this script before I can use it, or is there some other way?

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
  19. rbautch

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    Best of luck to you. I have only one request, and that is to not develop a separate set of scripts for S1, but rather modify the current script to recognize a S1 installation and tailor the hacks accordingly. Also keep track of the changes you make to the current script, since I may be making my own changes in parallel. I assume you know that changes you need to make are not in tweak.sh.

    HpkPlatform is a utility that identifies the type of tivo you have by it's "codename". Looks like S1 tivos don't have that utility (or maybe it's located somewhere else), so you may have to find a different way to identify your tivo as an S1. My suggestion is to use the crypto utility that should be on your tivo already.
     
  20. rbautch

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    Yes, unless you have a serial cable. Next time, put tivoftpd somewhere else other than var.
     

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