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Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Oct 16, 2005 #1 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Hacking your 6.2 DirecTivo just got very easy! Rbautch and I have partnered to create a tool that completely automates the "Unguide" and installs his Tivo Enhancements, allowing you to completely hack your Tivo in no time at all. We thought it was the next logical step in Tivo Hacking, and so we proudly present "The Zipper". The Zipper is as easy as Tivo hacking gets! Please note, I will no longer be monitoring the 6.2 to hacked 6.2 thread so if you have questions ask them in THIS one. Support for Rbautch's enhancement script will continue in his original thread.
    Many thanks to principal tester Dirac, and beta testers Jasch, Tsunami, and David Platt. Special thanks to Lou Jacob for his guidance throughout the development of The Zipper.
    Please note, Rbautch and I will be monitoring this thread very regularly, so PLEASE don't discuss it at "the other place" or fill up our PM Boxes with questions.
    DO NOT POST ON DDB ABOUT THE ZIPPER....
     
  2. Oct 16, 2005 #2 of 11850
    fredfillis

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    You guys are freakin' legends!

    Even though my DSR7000's are done I'm almost tempted to pull the drive outta one of those suckers just so I can give The Zipper a try!

    Where do we send the beer tickets!
     
  3. Oct 16, 2005 #3 of 11850
    Kevin L

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    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    Actually, not :mad: at you guys, but at DirecTV. I now have three HR10-250s and am phasing out my HDVR2s and DVR39.

    When, oh WHEN, DirecTV, ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE US 6.2 FOR THE HR10-250? (caps intentional).

    I don't care about copying the recordings. I just want the other cool tools, especially HMO.

    Great work Gunny and rbautch! :up: :up: :up:
     
  4. Oct 16, 2005 #4 of 11850
    willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    OMG :eek: How will I ever be able to sleep peaceably again. :( Looking at Gunny's avatar and hearing him say over and over again, "You must try my Zipper, go ahead you won't be disappointed" :eek:
    If I have any problems with it can I ask questions at DDB? :p :D

    Seriously, outstanding. :up:
     
  5. Oct 16, 2005 #5 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You wouldn't be the first. Try this. DirecTV will eventually phase out the HD DTivos in favor of an mpeg-4 version. I even heard you'll get a free swap out when that happens, but the new one won't be a Tivo!
     
  6. Oct 16, 2005 #6 of 11850
    eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    So what do I do to be able to keep my phone line cocnnected (for CallerID)? The guiude says to keep it off.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2005 #7 of 11850
    Kevin L

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    Thanks, rbautch. I signed that petition the first week it was out. Also suggested to the author to correct the term HD TiVo (since there is no such animal) to HR10-250. Petitions always seem more plausible when accurate.

    Great job!
     
  8. Oct 16, 2005 #8 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You shouldn't have to do anything special to be able to leave your phone line connected, since the script should take care the things required to keep you Tivo from calling the mothership. However, before you leave your phone line connected indefinitely, check the information in the Settings/Phone menu to see when the "next scheduled" call is supposed to be made. The script should update this date every Sunday and Wednesday night to make it at least 6 days out in the future, fooling the Tivo into thinking that it's never time to make the call. I put the line in the instructions about not connecting because there's a chance newbies can screw up the settings that keep the calls from being made. So, as the script runs, make sure you:

    1. Say "yes" to the cron installation.
    2. Say "no" to only rebooting if shows aren't recording.

    Finally, continue to monitor your "next sceduled call" to make sure it's getting reset properly. Only after you have confirmed this works properly should you connect your phone line.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2005 #9 of 11850
    classicsat

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    I think you can get, or at least make, CID filters which will pass CID data only.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2005 #10 of 11850
    sschwart

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    Don't suppose this would work on a Series 1 with a NIC installed, would it? :)

    Nice work, Gunny and Rbautch!
     
  11. Oct 16, 2005 #11 of 11850
    TomK

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    Great work, you guys!

    I have a question - your directory listing on the TiVo_Zipper page shows the 'rbautch-files.tgz' file as being 2,218 KB in size. However, the size of this file in the "Tools CD" (tools_disk.zip) file is only 2,135 KB.

    Is the "Tools CD" ok as is?
     
  12. Oct 16, 2005 #12 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    yes
    the CD has gone through a couple of changes since the image was captured for the instruction page.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2005 #13 of 11850
    TomK

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    Thanks!
     
  14. Oct 16, 2005 #14 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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  15. Oct 16, 2005 #15 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    its a ok to a .px file for the kernel instead of the.GZ format when making the toolcd for Zipper?I got my kernel from somwhere else instead of the the ptupgrade cd.

    Thanks
     
  16. Oct 16, 2005 #16 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    the script unzips it, so if you can, re gzip it and call it what the instructions say to.
     
  17. Oct 16, 2005 #17 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    could i do the the re gzip with winrar? i know how to make rar and zip files but never heard of the gz fornat until now.

    Thanks
     
  18. Oct 16, 2005 #18 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I THINK so
    I'm on a mac and it's been a while since I used winrar.
    Also make SURE your killhdinit'ed kernel will WORK with 6.2
     
  19. Oct 16, 2005 #19 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    ok i Ziped it and rename it to VMLINUX_.GZ but its a .rar file,BTW thanks for your help


    I was also wondering could i use the Knopix boot cd instead of the pvupgrade cd?

    Thanks
     
  20. Oct 16, 2005 #20 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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