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New Almost Complete TiVo Codes List

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Dan203, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Sep 2, 2003 #21 of 334

    Zombeezy New Member

    Jul 30, 2003

    I agree with you. When trying to figure out whether I wanted DirecTiVo or not, I searched online for a couple of weeks, then I asked specific questions, then I did more searching. Then asked more questions.

    Usually a question from a newbie results in partial answers, since not everyone wants to answer the same questions that newbies ask over and over again, and believe me, many of those aren't covered in FAQs, either.

    As far as searching, I've spent the last hour looking for an answer to finding out how much hard drive space is left on an HDVR2. It could have been answered in 30 seconds (and may still) by probably anybody that has been a member for over a couple of months and reads everything here, but instead I get an oblique reply that doesn't help except bump up the message count of the poster. On the other hand, I didn't really ask how to, merely mentioned it, so I expected to find it myself anyway.

    These forums are great, but they can eat up hours and hours of time just learning the what everyone considers the basics. But what is basic to one may not be the same basics to another.
  2. Sep 2, 2003 #22 of 334

    HTH No Avatar Selected

    Aug 28, 2000
    Lincoln, NE
    It seems I was not understood.

    It is not that it is generally known by veterans what codes work with backdoors and what don't, it is that because of methods that get around the need to know the correct backdoor that we know some codes work on 4.0 with backdoors enabled. There's a hack to change the backdoor code on 4.0 to a known string. Those who have applied this hack have determined what codes work with backdoors enabled in 4.0.

    So, the backdoor code for 4.0 is unknown, but if it were known, we know what it would enable.

    The rest was that you, Gerhard, were reading into the code list information that wasn't there. Particularly that "certain codes" (note the plural) of the C-E-C group were marked as working on 4.0 when only one such code was so marked on the page you yourself cited.
  3. Sep 3, 2003 #23 of 334

    Zombeezy New Member

    Jul 30, 2003

    Now that is a very good explanation. Thank you for the illumination!
  4. Sep 4, 2003 #24 of 334

    cael New Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    It's just a thought, but considering the amount of 4.0 backdoor-related traffic it might be beneficial to explicitly list codes known to fork for 4.0+ units.

    The current list of codes is poorly organized in that respect.
  5. Sep 16, 2003 #25 of 334

    tivoyahoo New Member

    Sep 4, 2003
    This information from the E-E-Tivo Code (setting clock) may no longer be accurate:

    "The best way to fix a messed up clock without reloading all the Guide data is to do the "Make a Test Call" option."

    Robert S wrote in this thread "I believe that test calls do not set the clock, although they used to."

    Can anyone verify that the "Make Test Call" option actually sets the clock? If not, then the code may actually be more useful than the list suggests since E-E-Tivo does let you adjust the clock "without reloading Guide data". Also, an alternative that could be substituted into the codes list is to use the "Make Daily Call Now" option which does download guide data as well as set the clock.

    For further details, see this thread (same thread link as one above):

    Does "Make Test Call" actually adjust the clock?
  6. Sep 16, 2003 #26 of 334

    alan New Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    How do you figure these backdoor codes out? Do you reverse engineer it or is there a leak at the TiVo factory? :)
  7. Sep 19, 2003 #27 of 334

    TekMonkey New Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    I just got my TiVo today, after my old UltimateTV broke (I only paid $30 for the UTV, so I saved a bunch on a replacement of a TiVo ;) ).

    I think the software version is 3.1. Is there any way to turn on the backdoor thing for it? Also, I tried a bunch of those other things (CEC, EE, etc.) and I couldn't get them to work either.
  8. Sep 24, 2003 #28 of 334

    Gerhard New Member

    Sep 29, 2002
    Thank you sir! That makes perfect sense.

    Certainly a clear and well formualted answer.

    I'm starting to think that Tivo wants to prevent back door codes from being found for the v4.x as it includes now the multimedia features.

    They would have a vested interest in prevent them from being turned on... Unless they are tightly controlling the software...
  9. Oct 9, 2003 #29 of 334

    LostCluster Member

    Feb 10, 2002
    Theoretically, there might not be a backdoor code for the unsolved versions. It may have been that once the versions left testing they changed the hash to either something that doesn't backsolve to anything useful, or is such a long string that it becomes virtually impossible to read. (Afterall, if we've got to brute force hack a key out of our TiVos, wouldn't it be more valuable to hack the key by which they scrable the video?)

    So, it may just be that the only way into backdoor mode now is to hack into your TiVo to the point that you can replace the hash that backdoors are compared about to one that you know the matching key to. Maybe TiVo is trying to get us to put more research into USB-networking capablities for them?
  10. Oct 10, 2003 #30 of 334

    jerobi News/Deal Junkie

    Sep 28, 2000
    If that were the case, I wish they would at least toss in a semi-backdoors mode to let us do some of the tricks from previous versions. I miss seeing what suggestions it plans to record, the more detailed Status screen, etc.
  11. Oct 21, 2003 #31 of 334

    rburk New Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    OK. I just picked up 'Hacking TiVo' and I understand the backdoor codes for version 3.1 and above are 'unknown' and that one way to circumvent this is to hack the backdoor code using a hex-editor.

    I also know how to do all that and I may eventually dismantle my ViTo again (I already added an extra drive and 147 hours is very nice, thank you) but if someone has gone in with a hex editor, can they not post what the default setting was before it was reset by writing down the existing values in the hex locations that are to be edited? That would save a lot of folks (like myself :) a great deal of time if all we want to do is 'get our feet wet' before diving into Linux programming...
  12. Nov 1, 2003 #32 of 334

    Mudshark517 New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    So, I'm fixing the time on my Tivo...I got the E-E-Tivo command to work, I get the Time: prompt in the ouji line, set it at 20031101164500, and then what??? I cant seem to find out how to get the Tivo to accept the line of code. If i hit enter, nothing happens, select just adds whatever the ouji pointer is on....gaarrr!!!! I'm stuck!!! any help????
  13. Nov 1, 2003 #33 of 334

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

    May 24, 2002
    Thumbs Up is what "enters" the backdoor code when you type that in. Have you tried that?
  14. Nov 1, 2003 #34 of 334

    jkeegan Active Member

    Oct 16, 2000
    Enter-Enter-TiVo worked prior to 3.0. From 3.0 on it no longer works.
  15. Nov 10, 2003 #35 of 334

    Directv&TivoGuy New Member

    Nov 28, 2002
    i can't seem to get the backdoor code to work on my Samsung Directivo. Am I doing it wrong. i was trying BMUS1 and them thumbs up. Please help ;)
  16. Nov 10, 2003 #36 of 334

    Blurayfan Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    I see 2 Possible errors with what you are trying to do.

    1. The code needs spaces between each letter "B M U S 1"
    2. This code is for 2.5.2 versions of DirecTivo, Samsung is at 3.1 or higher.
  17. Nov 10, 2003 #37 of 334

    Directv&TivoGuy New Member

    Nov 28, 2002
    yea I did #1, looks like #2 can't be fixed being that every directivo is now 3.1.
  18. Nov 29, 2003 #38 of 334

    CAS2 New Member

    Nov 29, 2003

    Odd (I think) problem: I have a Phillips DSR7000 DirecTivo, 3.1.1b software. I succesfully enabled the 30 second skip, then tried out the clock display (S-P-S-9-S). That worked fine, and when I turned it off, the clock disappeared. But now I have a station logo appearing constantly in the lower right hand corner, e.g., the CBS eye, the NBC peacock, etc. It obscures part of the screen and is really annoying - any suggestions??

  19. Dec 28, 2003 #39 of 334

    cman2000 New Member

    Oct 26, 2003
    Does anyone know if the 30 second advance works on the newer 4.0 SW? S-P-S-3-0-S seems to have no effect.
  20. Dec 28, 2003 #40 of 334

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

    May 24, 2002
    Works on both my S2's...

    Does it give you the three beep confirmation?

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