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I've read all the posts I can find about the OSXv4Blesser which is a command line blesser. In addition, I've seen mention of a carbonized version of the MacTivo Blesser but every download link is a now non-exsisting .mac (iTools) account. I've also seen posts on how to use dd to backup a current A drive but I cannot find the unlock kext that is mentioned and needed to do so.

Anyone got any updated links or any help? I've had some success with the CLI blesser. By that I mean I got it to say that blessing was successful. I used the sudo ./OSXv4Blesser /dev/disk0 #blocksfrom devtools/512

At the moment I am too scared to pop the "B" drive I have now blessed (successfully I guess) in without backing up the A drive because I don't want them married if the B drive was not done correctly. Its my first TiVo hacking experience and it looks like OS X does not make it easy... All and any help with this is greatly appreaciated and thanks.

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It is a completely unaltered (hope to change that soon) SVR-2000 Series 1 TiVo. I figured series 1s would be easier to hack since they've been around longer, more people have them, and you dont need to worry about byte swapping or whatever it is.

Is there any place to find the carbonized MacTivo Blesser or anything like that? I have looked at the source code for the OSXv4Blesser and I might be able to help Loki develope it further... if he is interrested.

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P.S. I popped the A drive into my computer and typed this into terminal:
sudo dd if=/dev/disk0 of=tivo bs=512

it appears to be working. Right now I have a 6 GB file and it is still running. My new question is: since I never unlocked the drive will this image be usuable for a backup? If so, how would you restore the drive from the file tivo? Once I have this info I am going to post it in HTML form on a web server for all mac users to utalize. I wish my machine could boot OS 9 :(
 

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Well it worked.

Yes mfs tools do look like they beat any other mac offering into the ground. My main question is what happened to the mac tools that were hosted on Loki's .mac address? There also seems to be no web site of just mac information... I am planning on hosting one if I can get the carbonized version of the MacTiVo Blesser Loki was working on. I also wonder why Tiger (who develops msf tools as far as I can tell) has not tried to port to the mac. As I understand it most of these tools are based in Linux, if this is so why have not these tools been ported to OS X or rebuilt through X11?

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Well I put up a web page with some shortcuts I found on how to use the OS X Blesser and such... its all up at my web page. I will be putting up images soon incase anyone cares. BTW if you find information which is incorrect or confusing please let me know. Or if you have tools that are not posted on that page for Mac OS X let me know.

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