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Hacking your 6.2 DirecTivo just got very easy! Rbautch and I have partnered to create a tool that completely automates the "Unguide" and installs his Tivo Enhancements, allowing you to completely hack your Tivo in no time at all. We thought it was the next logical step in Tivo Hacking, and so we proudly present "The Zipper". The Zipper is as easy as Tivo hacking gets! Please note, I will no longer be monitoring the 6.2 to hacked 6.2 thread so if you have questions ask them in THIS one. Support for Rbautch's enhancement script will continue in his original thread.
Many thanks to principal tester Dirac, and beta testers Jasch, Tsunami, and David Platt. Special thanks to Lou Jacob for his guidance throughout the development of The Zipper.
Please note, Rbautch and I will be monitoring this thread very regularly, so PLEASE don't discuss it at "the other place" or fill up our PM Boxes with questions.
DO NOT POST ON DDB ABOUT THE ZIPPER....
 

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You guys are freakin' legends!

Even though my DSR7000's are done I'm almost tempted to pull the drive outta one of those suckers just so I can give The Zipper a try!

Where do we send the beer tickets!
 

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:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Actually, not :mad: at you guys, but at DirecTV. I now have three HR10-250s and am phasing out my HDVR2s and DVR39.

When, oh WHEN, DirecTV, ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE US 6.2 FOR THE HR10-250? (caps intentional).

I don't care about copying the recordings. I just want the other cool tools, especially HMO.

Great work Gunny and rbautch! :up: :up: :up:
 

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OMG :eek: How will I ever be able to sleep peaceably again. :( Looking at Gunny's avatar and hearing him say over and over again, "You must try my Zipper, go ahead you won't be disappointed" :eek:
If I have any problems with it can I ask questions at DDB? :p :D

Seriously, outstanding. :up:
 

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Kevin L said:
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Actually, not :mad: at you guys, but at DirecTV. I now have three HR10-250s and am phasing out my HDVR2s and DVR39.

When, oh WHEN, DirecTV, ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE US 6.2 FOR THE HR10-250? (caps intentional).

I don't care about copying the recordings. I just want the other cool tools, especially HMO.

Great work Gunny and rbautch! :up: :up: :up:
You wouldn't be the first. Try this. DirecTV will eventually phase out the HD DTivos in favor of an mpeg-4 version. I even heard you'll get a free swap out when that happens, but the new one won't be a Tivo!
 

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rbautch said:
You wouldn't be the first. Try this. DirecTV will eventually phase out the HD DTivos in favor of an mpeg-4 version. I even heard you'll get a free swap out when that happens, but the new one won't be a Tivo!
Thanks, rbautch. I signed that petition the first week it was out. Also suggested to the author to correct the term HD TiVo (since there is no such animal) to HR10-250. Petitions always seem more plausible when accurate.

Great job!
 

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eddyj said:
So what do I do to be able to keep my phone line cocnnected (for CallerID)? The guiude says to keep it off.
You shouldn't have to do anything special to be able to leave your phone line connected, since the script should take care the things required to keep you Tivo from calling the mothership. However, before you leave your phone line connected indefinitely, check the information in the Settings/Phone menu to see when the "next scheduled" call is supposed to be made. The script should update this date every Sunday and Wednesday night to make it at least 6 days out in the future, fooling the Tivo into thinking that it's never time to make the call. I put the line in the instructions about not connecting because there's a chance newbies can screw up the settings that keep the calls from being made. So, as the script runs, make sure you:

1. Say "yes" to the cron installation.
2. Say "no" to only rebooting if shows aren't recording.

Finally, continue to monitor your "next sceduled call" to make sure it's getting reset properly. Only after you have confirmed this works properly should you connect your phone line.
 

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I think you can get, or at least make, CID filters which will pass CID data only.
 

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Great work, you guys!

I have a question - your directory listing on the TiVo_Zipper page shows the 'rbautch-files.tgz' file as being 2,218 KB in size. However, the size of this file in the "Tools CD" (tools_disk.zip) file is only 2,135 KB.

Is the "Tools CD" ok as is?
 

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yes
the CD has gone through a couple of changes since the image was captured for the instruction page.
 

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I THINK so
I'm on a mac and it's been a while since I used winrar.
Also make SURE your killhdinit'ed kernel will WORK with 6.2
 

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ok i Ziped it and rename it to VMLINUX_.GZ but its a .rar file,BTW thanks for your help


I was also wondering could i use the Knopix boot cd instead of the pvupgrade cd?

Thanks
 
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