Hacking a unsubbed Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by aftyde, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. aftyde

    aftyde New Member

    Aug 2, 2007


    Hello All,

    I recently moved overseas and found my old Philipps Tivo - I wiped it, so there is nothing on it and it is unsubbed.

    In order to do anything interesting with it - apparently you need to enable hack mode using the keyboard function (search for a title) using the remote.

    Problem is, on a unsubbed tivo there is no way to get to the character entry screen - or at least no way that I know of. Can anyone lend me a hand?

  2. HellFish

    HellFish I can dress myself.

    Jan 28, 2007

    I don't know what you're talking about there. You don't need the character entry screen to hack a tivo. See the Zipper thread.

    How often does this unsubbed question come up?

    Perhaps you should read this: Adding a Tivo with NO service just to network? or this: Yet Another 'Recording without a subscription' question or this: Tivo Series 2 with no Service - Help please
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    It is a Series 1 Standalone, the zipper is not useable on it.

    The OP wants access to the "find program" screen to enable backdoors, which is unavailable on an unsubbed Series 1.

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