Elite 758 - how old is too old, OS wise?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by lhvetinari, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. lhvetinari

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    Found a decently cheap lifetime 758 on the local FB marketplace, thinking of picking it up. My only concern is it hasn't been connected in ages and is running 20.4.1 - this is old enough, if I recall correctly, that it will almost certainly fall into the update cycle trap during Guided Setup.

    So, have we figured a way around this - does 00000 as the zip code help, does it need a week of sitting plugged in to think about life and updates, etc? I assume we still don't have a working 20.7.x 758 image.
     
  2. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    I just got an up-to-date image from another member. You can be the first to try it out.
     
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    Got the message, thanks. Dropped a message to the seller, if I get it I'll let you all know.
     
  4. Zuffen

    Zuffen New Member

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    Well, I've got super close to what @lhvetinari is mentioning, 758 with 20.5.2a-01-2-758 software. And, fell into the update cycle trap during Guided Setup. Could you please send me the image and steps to apply the image to my drive? I tried all the KS with no positive results, only thing I did not try is KS 76543210. All other KSs took but still no getting out of the loop. Drive looks good and did the full KS 54 and all pass. I guess I'm ready to take the next step. Your help will be appreciated.
     
  5. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    Sent. Restore the image with DvrBARS, boot the TiVo, and run Clear & Delete Everything to "marry" the drive to the motherboard.
     
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  6. Zuffen

    Zuffen New Member

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    @ggieseke Thank you so much for the image. I restored the drive and now the software lists as 20.7!!!!
    Question: when I Clear & Delete Everything is this through the Tivo menus or I have to use KS upon boot up? I ask this because it wants to connect to Tivo first no option to clear and delete everything.
     
  7. lhvetinari

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    If you’re going through guided setup, you can use zip code 00000 to load a minimal configuration and get to the menus to wipe it


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  8. Zuffen

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    Success! it worked. Thank you both for your help.
     

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