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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. Jan 8, 2006 #2501 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Look udder messages and setup on the main tivo menu, then select system information to get your software version. You don't need a Linux box.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2006 #2502 of 11850
    kevinE

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    Rezippered my HDVR2 today. Reason was 1 drive went bad and was getting freezing when FF or playing. Because I was going to start fresh with a 250G drive, I decided to use a fresh image from PTVUpgrade. Followed your directions exactly and am connected with all the enancements.

    However, I now have no local channels. It seems the image channels that came with the image are now on my TiVo. Will this update automatically over night with the sat download?

    BTW, it is really great how everyone helps you out on this forum. Special thanks to Gunnyman and rbautch!
     
  3. Jan 8, 2006 #2503 of 11850
    gsr

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    As Bart Simpson would say, "Don't have a cow man" :D. Sorry, couldn't resist...
     
  4. Jan 8, 2006 #2504 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Yes your locals will come back on their own, or if you GOTTA have em now, call 1800 directv and enter extension 711 and they will come back while you are on the phone.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2006 #2505 of 11850
    Heckler

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    rbautch replied on the " Enhance Your Hacked Tivo With This Script" thread, so I posted additional information there... Here' s link to my post:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=3658876&posted=1#post3658876

    Heckler
     
  6. Jan 9, 2006 #2506 of 11850
    Tenzarian

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    Zipper page said to run that script from telnet after the hdd was back in the tivo, your saying i should instead mount the drive in my pc, and sh tweak.sh? This will install the usb 2.0 drivers and then i can dump the drive back in the tivo and things will work as intended?

    ~Tenz
     
  7. Jan 9, 2006 #2507 of 11850
    zardoz007

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    Thanks for clarifing that. Yes, D-Tivo is e-bay purchase.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2006 #2508 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Nope
    The enhance script won't run while the drive is in the PC.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2006 #2509 of 11850
    willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    Poor Tenz, he needs to read "Catch 22". ;) In order to load the drivers to use his 200m ver.2 he needs to hook up using telnet, which of course needs the 200m ver.2 hooked up in order to access the box. :eek: :D
     
  10. Jan 9, 2006 #2510 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    or get another adapter like an (all together now) Netgear FA120.
    Or build a serial cable :D
     
  11. Jan 9, 2006 #2511 of 11850
    jguy

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    Does anybody know why my USB ports have seemed to stop working? I have had zipper up and running for a few days with no problems. I am have a HR10-250 and im using the FA120. They stoped working after I tried adding a module to TWP and rebooted and tied to restart twp. I am no longer getting any lights on the FA120. Do I need to rezipper?
     
  12. Jan 9, 2006 #2512 of 11850
    jguy

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    also my CID seems to have stoped working. FYI in the system info. it says backdoors: Enabled!
     
  13. Jan 9, 2006 #2513 of 11850
    kevinE

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    I had the same problem on my HR10-250. I had rezippered and it still did not work. What I did is run the tweak uninstall from my pc, then rezippered. For some reason, that did the trick. Give it a try. :D
     
  14. Jan 9, 2006 #2514 of 11850
    Tenzarian

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    Yeah yeah i know, like i said, fa120s in the mail. Again though, does anyone have a diy guide for a serial cable? Some kind of a usb to db9? or what we talking here?

    ~Tenz
     
  15. Jan 9, 2006 #2515 of 11850
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Google is your friend. There are many schematics of serial cables on the web (they are DB9 to mini-phone plug). You can also buy one from Weaknees (and if you have a standalone, one came with your TiVo).
     
  16. Jan 9, 2006 #2516 of 11850
    charlestwaters

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    So can someone post a quicky, for us newbies who just setup their DTV service today, the easy / quick / newbie way to mod the DTivo to get the updates and stuff via wireless network instead of Telco? And MRV would be nice, but not neccessary!

    Model: HR10-250
    Softw: 3.1.5fxxxxxxxxxxx

    Thanx in Advance!
     
  17. Jan 9, 2006 #2517 of 11850
    tsunami

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    Well wireless on the HR10-250 isn't really working, although, I beleive there are some complicated work arounds. First of all, you really don't ever have to call out. So getting networked will allow you to use TivoWebPlus, add files, etc.
    And the MRV isn't possible on the HR10 either, it runs the old software that didn't support that.

    Check out this post for the software that will add nice features to the HR10.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=3504194&&#post3504194

    Other than that, read the first post of this thread and you should be good to go.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2006 #2518 of 11850
    Tivogre

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    I just finished setting up the last of my 4 new DVR-80s using the zipper.

    Each one got a new 250GB drive and an FA120 network adapter.

    The Zipper software and instructions worked perfectly! Bravo.

    I am AMAZED at the MRV / HMO capabilities; I CAN'T BELIEVE that DTV was willfully witholding this OS from us! :eek: This was definitely a worthwile project.

    A couple of notes to help others following the zipper path (these MAY have been in the thread earlier):

    1. The ZIPPER will automatically expand the image file to take advantage of the full size of your hard drive. No options / flags required.

    2. Use the FA120 network adapter. It can be had for as little as $12.95 at justdeals.com (http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/fa120r.html ). I originally purchased the linksys version. It was awful. besides not working correctly on the post zipper / pre tweaks Tivo, the network cable wouldn't stay plugged in. Again, BUY tHE FA120s!!!

    3. Using the Instantcake image for 6.2, I always had to run /busybox/51killer.tcl (per the instructions) to clear the "Error 51". Until this was done, Now Playing wouldn't open.

    4. After all of the hacking was done, I called DIRECTV and used the 711 message code to get MY locals re-established (vs. the Chicago locals from the Instantcake image).

    5. When doing more than one box with caller ID, you must choose ONE box to be the SERVER. For all the OTHER boxes you must edit /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author and comment out the line that starts ncidd (the server process). You must ALSO edit the /var/hack/etc/ncid/ncid.conf file on each of the client boxes (line 11) to set Host to the IP address of the SERVER box. After making these two changes for each CLIENT box, you must reboot the box. Only the single SERVER box needs a phone line connected for ALL boxes to get on-screen caller-ID.

    6. You'll want to download the Tivo desktop software from tivo.com (http://www.tivo.com/desktop/) OR javaHMO from sourceforge.net (http://javahmo.sourceforge.net/) to take full advantage of the Music and Photos options in HMO.

    7. The joe editor does not install correctly with the ZIPPER.
    You will need to execute these commands:

    tar -zxvf /enhancements/joe.tgz -C /enhancements
    cp /enhancements/.joerc /

    joe will then be available.


    8. crond was not starting on my boxes, even though it was in rc.sysinit.author, and I could start it manually. I had to change the "sleep 30" in the rc.sysinit.author file to "sleep 45". Crond now starts on reboot.

    If I remember any other issues, I'll come back and edit.

    Hopefully these will help some folks out.

    Thanks a MILLION to the script creators.

    Now, off to learn about mfs_ftp and other related goodies...
     
  19. Jan 10, 2006 #2519 of 11850
    Rob00GT

    Rob00GT This space for rent.

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    Nice recap for a very long thread, but the link to JavaHMO is actually on SourceForge.net I think you may have fat-fingered the name of the site.

    As for me, I'm installing JavaHMO now and planning to play with it for a few days to get my mp3 collection available, and maybe some slide shows of the kids. :cool:
     
  20. Jan 10, 2006 #2520 of 11850
    NETGUY

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    hey all,
    i haven't been on avsforums in a loooong time so just catching up on the thread ..please excuse me if i missed this somehow

    i removed the old drive from the dtivo , put in a new 400 gig , downloaded ( purchased) the correct cds from ptvupgrade and finished the upgrade

    went through instructions and zippered ( successfully according to the script )

    dtivo works fine , i have more hours .. ( had initial issues " hardware problem " according to the message, did a "clear and delete everything" and it fixed it )


    issue .. network is still not up with linksys adaptor .. ( this adaptor , ver 1 of the 200m i think ) works fine in another SA Series 2 i have

    what am i missing .. while typing this i realized can the "clear and delete " be responsible for this ?


    thanks all
     

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