Is THIS the same as InstantCake? ~ANSWER QUICK! (eBay)~

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by Ctcwired, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Ctcwired

    Ctcwired New Member

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  2. spike2k5

    spike2k5 New Member

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    Instantcake sold by dvrupgrade.com has Tivo software image + mfstools + scripts that make upgrading easier.

    Mfstools is gpl'd software and can be downloaded from online for free.
    I would suggest mfslive.org which has updated mfstools.

    Basically, if you have a working Tivo hard drive, you can use mfstools or WinMFS to copy from old to the new. If your original drive is damaged, that's when you need InstantCake or a donor image to create a new Tivo Hard drive.

    If that eBay person is selling Tivo image, he/she is not supposed to. I read somewhere that dvrupgrade people are the only authorized dealer to sell Tivo software Image. (Instantcake)

    If that person is selling just upgrading software, no one can stop him/her as long as he/she follows gpl license. (Include source code and copy of gpl license).
    But why buy it when you can download it for free.
     
  3. Ctcwired

    Ctcwired New Member

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    Ok... that is what I was wondering.... I got a TiVo box with NO hard drive and I have an extra 20GB drive to use but I didn't know if that guy on ebay was selling the update software or an actual IMAGE which is what I need.
     
  4. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

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    I believe it is ok to sell a hard drive with a TiVo image already on it, since there would be no way to prove whether or not it came from a working machine or not. Reselling an image is a definite no no.
     
  5. rock_doctor

    rock_doctor resU deretsigeR

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    I would buy a new drive and a copy of instant cake. A 20gb drive will not give you much capacity and I doubt you will be happy being able to record ~16 hrs of shows. It sounds like a lot but you would be shocked how fast the unit fills. A 60gb drive can be had for less then $50 and instantcake is only $20.

    mark
     
  6. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    You can also get a drive pre-loaded with an OS and ready to go.
     

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