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Old 07-07-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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new kickstart codes for hard drive reset

I've noticed growing interest in resetting Tivo's due to suspected corruption on Roamio's.

There are some new-ish kickstart codes, that might be relevant. I couldn't find any discussion on these so assume
DANGER: this will likely ERASE your data.
Code:
            "Kickstart code 50 - wipe db partition"
            "Kickstart code 59 - Repeat Guided Setup"
            "Kickstart code 67 - perform SQLite integrity check"
            "Retailer Reset code - initiate factory reset"


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Old 07-07-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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Here is a list I gleaned off a recent Premiere image. There are two sets of kickstart codes found in the image. I listed them as set one and two.
Code:
           Set 1                                      Set 2
5 0 - wipe db partition                  -       wipe db partition
5 1 - software upgrade                   -       software upgrade
5 2 - emergency reinstall                -       emergency reinstall
5 3 -                                            BER testing 
5 4 - HDD test                           -       HDD test
5 5 - tuner exerciser                    -       Tuner/AFT test
5 6 - software install                   -       software install
5 7 - force MFS check                    -       force MFS check
5 8 - perform MFS cleanup                -       perform MFS cleanup
5 9 - Repeat Guided Setup                -       Repeat Guided Setup
6 4 - perform forensic                   -       perform forensic
6 7 - perform SQLite integrity check     -       perform SQLite integrity check
6 8 -                                            open tray
7 0 - boot with default features set     -       boot with default features set

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Old 07-08-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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Thanks. To rearrange jmbach's list by functionally:
Code:
Data Reset:
5 0 - wipe db partition                  -       wipe db partition
5 9 - Repeat Guided Setup                -       Repeat Guided Setup
? ? - Retailer Reset code - initiate factory reset"

Data integrity:
5 7 - force MFS check                    -       force MFS check
5 8 - perform MFS cleanup                -       perform MFS cleanup
6 7 - perform SQLite integrity check     -       perform SQLite integrity check

Hardware tests:
5 3 -                                            BER testing 
5 4 - HDD test                           -       HDD test
5 5 - tuner exerciser                    -       Tuner/AFT test

Software version:
5 1 - software upgrade                   -       software upgrade
5 2 - emergency reinstall                -       emergency reinstall
5 6 - software install                   -       software install

Dev / Recovery:
6 4 - perform forensic                   -       perform forensic
6 8 -                                            open tray

I don't know the point of this, maybe a safe mode, or just for software testing:
7 0 - boot with default features set     -       boot with default features set

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:24 AM   #4
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These are the other two in the kickstart list. Neither one right now I am not sure how to access.
Code:
Retailer Reset code - initiate factory reset
Panic key 2 - request network-based Kickstart

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Old 07-19-2014, 05:28 AM   #5
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Retailer Reset is:
'' 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
^ that's the pause key

On a Roamio, it appears to wipe the first 64 blocks of the hard drive (sda) and reboots.
We know that forces a format on next boot up.

On a Premiere, I haven't checked, but that would obviously be problematic.

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