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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 #41 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    so all that is needed off the InstantCake CD is the image(000001) copied to the Tools CD and nothing else?
    also, what happens in the future when The Zipper is updated with new things/scripts? thanks again
     
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    mgmrick

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    Rbautch,

    For those of us already hacked. Is this a newer script on your site? I see mention of twice weekly reboots.

    Thanks
    Rick
     
  4. Oct 16, 2005 #44 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Haven't had time to post the new one on the Enhancement Script site, but you can just download the tools disk, and then copy it from there. New goodies include some network settings and performance tools, along with the twice/week reboot.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2005 #45 of 11850
    mikehome

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    Thanks for your fast replies. Will the DTIVO hacked with zipper and MRV enabled send recording to a standalone tivo? Was thinking about picking up a standalone tivo to use MRV and TTG. Since TTG is for standalones....sending recordings via MRV then use TTG on the standalone would get my recordings to the proper place :eek:




    DTIVO with 440 hrs of Recording time!
    Yippee!
     
  6. Oct 16, 2005 #46 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    mike,
    yes with some caveats.
    A standalone Series 2 can only MRV to a Directivo if IT has been superpatched as well.
    Many of the Series 2 standalones being sold retail need some eeprom modifications done to enable the hack.
    also check your PM's
     
  7. Oct 16, 2005 #47 of 11850
    mikehome

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    TY Gunny. Well....... guess I have some reading and decision making to do. I miss the TTG but your PM sounds interesting also. Thanks again... you guys rock!
     
  8. Oct 16, 2005 #48 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    ok i did it,well i whent through the whole Zipper proccess but coulnt install the kernnel,it was looking for the GZ format and i thought i did but i guess not,anyways what do you guys suggest is the easiest way to put the kernnel in a freshly prepare hdd by zipper?I got everything in exept the kernel,I still have it connected to the pc(the hdd)

    Thanks
     
  9. Oct 16, 2005 #49 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    where did you get the kernel?
     
  10. Oct 16, 2005 #50 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    I edited this question in my original post a few mins. later
     
  11. Oct 16, 2005 #51 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    from emule,what i have is the .px format file,tryed gziping with winrar but that dind do it,and couldnt figure out how to use GZip either
     
  12. Oct 16, 2005 #52 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    well
    here's what I can tell you,
    the Kernel from the boot cd in the instructions works. Which is why it was suggested in the 1st place.
     
  13. Oct 16, 2005 #53 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    well once you've zippered, you're hacked, When the enhancement script side gets updated, you can always ftp the new one over and run it.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2005 #54 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    couldn't I pull the drive and hack over it with any new updated "Zipper", I thought of that just right now?
    also, can't things in the hard drive be deleted? is that called formatting? thanks again
     
  15. Oct 16, 2005 #55 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    that's my point there's no reason to do that.
    The networked DTivo need never to be hacked in your PC again.
    You use FTP to keep things updated.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2005 #56 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    oh ok,
    I was confused reading your post before, now I understand what you was saying, it's the "Enhancement Scripts" that would be updated but not "The Zipper", see many problems are do to not reading correctly, like I said before in my post ;)
     
  17. Oct 16, 2005 #57 of 11850
    mikehome

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    Orighty then.... b4 I dive in here on da zipper.

    1. If I have a 2 drive system (2 - 250 giggers)... I need only pull the master for the zipper hack? Correct?

    2. And just to make sure..... Should I or Not plug in the phone line?

    3. And almost last but not least....... I can get updates via supported network adapter ( still have my hardwired USB from my standalone)

    4. Any recommendations on a standalone tivo that wont require an eprom update so I can use MRV between the 2 tivos (after zippering both of course). Figured I'd pick one up on fleabay if MRV between the 2 is a reality :confused:
     
  18. Oct 16, 2005 #58 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    1.) right, the 1st part of the zipper doesn't touch MFS unless you don't have 6.2 yet so just the master drive is needed. If you are starting from scratch with 2 BLANK HD's use instantcake on them 1st. It has provisions in software for marrying the drives. just skip the image your drive portions of the zipper instructions.
    2.) No need for the phone line unless you want caller ID
    3.) Updates come over the Sats. There is NO reason for the unit to "phone hom" in fact the hack prevents it.
    4.) Not as well versed on Standalone models as I'd like to be, but I think if you avoid teh tivo branded Nighlight units you will be ok. You won't be zippering it. Zipper is for S2Dtivo only, you will be hacking it manually. Just realize you will have to have a subscription on it. you might be better off buying another DTivo (as long as it's not an R10) on Ebay. I don't THINK it has to be subbed to work as an MRV station.
     
  19. Oct 16, 2005 #59 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    ok have a problem copying the "superpatch-67all" and the "set-mrv" to the tools disk, when I extracted the files of the superpatch-67all.tar, I get the 2 files as "TCL file" and not "winRAR archive", what do I need to do to correct this? thanks
     
  20. Oct 16, 2005 #60 of 11850
    F1 Fan

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    ok i finally got it to go through without any errors,but when i plug the hdd in the tivo it just sits on the Welcome.... screen any inputs its appriciated.

    Thanks
     

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