How can I force my Tivo to upgrade to the newest firmware?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by AGBulls, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. AGBulls

    AGBulls New Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Chicago, IL


    I have Comcast coming tomorrow, and want to upgrade to the "B" version of the new firmware. How can i make it update?
  2. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

    Mar 3, 2002
    You can't really *force* it. All you can do is have it call home until it downloads the new software and shows 'Pending Restart', then reboot to install it.
  3. captain_video

    captain_video Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    It's not a firmware upgrade but rather a software upgrade that's installed on the hard drive. Firmware is a software upgrade that's installed on an integrated circuit such as a PROM.
  4. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    The more you try to force it the less likely it will happen. This is a variation on the watched pot never boils :)

    Seriously though, as others have said, there is some undisclosed algorithm of choosing who gets the upgrade. It seems when your time is up, you just get it and until then you can try all you want and it won't come. They are probably doing a hash on some ID # to decide if you should get the upgrade today.

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