View Full Version : crypto -gsn?

08-01-2001, 04:55 AM
I just got 2 used hdr112 and wanted to know how many people are using the crypto -gsn hack to clone their serial numbers?

For anyone who doesn't know what this is:

to show serial number:
crypto -gsn

to update your additional TiVo's
crypto -u -ssn "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
where XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is your sub'd serial number

08-01-2001, 08:45 AM
TiVo is not stupid. Part of the information that is sent back to them when you get program data is the last call info. If they consistantly get last call info that does not match their database (last time the call before was on the 10th, now it says the 9th), it gets flagged and you risk your service being cancelled - this will also happen for legit reasons and a call to customer service will straighten it out in about a week. They also monitor the number of calls from a box - 2 per day consistantly is another flag.

A better option is to catch the updates, transfer them from your main box to another box, and then load them. The files are large so TiVonet is nice (or so I hear).

Be careful.....................

PS Wouldn't that be stealing from TiVo?