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    Nobody has ever compromised the bootloader on...

    Nobody has ever compromised the bootloader on these that I know of. Though if they still use sha1 to validate the boot signatures...maybe...
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    Drat, the NSA stole my hard disk hacking idea....

    Drat, the NSA stole my hard disk hacking idea. Sneaky little spies.

    Succeeded with it too, apparently.
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    That or any other place you can set environment...

    That or any other place you can set environment variables that isn't checked for signatures.

    My thoughts on that would include any dot files that are otherwise nonexistent/unused but are read by...
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    If its just an environment variable, then can you...

    If its just an environment variable, then can you set it as a kernel parameter in the bootparms? (or whatever that apple partition map thing was in the first 128 bytes of the hard disk) I don't...
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    Is there anything else that might trigger a...

    Is there anything else that might trigger a network kickstart? I.e. corrupt/missing files? I don't have the init scripts to look at. (Tivo's new pricing is absurd, and I have cut the cord and my...
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    Ick...hope they aren't the BGA kind; an erroneous...

    Ick...hope they aren't the BGA kind; an erroneous change that breaks the boot sequence would be hell. On the upside, so long as it hasn't taken an upgrade it could be made permanently "jailbroken."
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    I don't see any reason why an update should...

    I don't see any reason why an update should permanently break this. Assuming nothing significant has changed with the way tivo's overall dual kernel/rootfs structure works, monte should always be an...
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    It turns out that CableLabs completely forbids...

    It turns out that CableLabs completely forbids any kind of debug or developer access ports (such as jtag) in any CableLabs certified device. This would probably explain why S3 and beyond don't have a...
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    As far as I'm aware tivo uses full 80 round SHA1...

    As far as I'm aware tivo uses full 80 round SHA1 everywhere, and there aren't any known 80 round SHA1 collisions in the world for anything period.
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    The updates themselves are digitally signed, and...

    The updates themselves are digitally signed, and then when they actually deploy they do so with binaries that have also been signed (otherwise it won't boot.)

    Unless we have a way of forging RSA...
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    Or possibly remap new data as the original data...

    Or possibly remap new data as the original data is read.
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    Hmm...so people are entertaining my disk spoofing...

    Hmm...so people are entertaining my disk spoofing idea from several years back it seems :D



    I've been doing datacenter work recently and I've liked the idea of that. I just built a 4x3TB RAID-Z...
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    oops duplicate

    oops duplicate
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    If it does run like a tivo, or at least uses...

    If it does run like a tivo, or at least uses something similar to the initrd, you'd have this as an attack vector:
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    That would necessitate installing windows. First...

    That would necessitate installing windows. First problem, is windows isn't compiled to run on MIPS. Second problem, is windows requires far more memory and processing than the tivo can ever provide....
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    That's a better idea. Or maybe even upon power...

    That's a better idea. Or maybe even upon power up, look for the first binary/script that gets executed on a premier (whatever it is) and map its physical location. After its read in full for the...
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    I don't know about the newer tivos but I think I...

    I don't know about the newer tivos but I think I remembered that being how it worked on the S1 dtivos.
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    A thought occurred to me

    I heard of an xbox 360 exploit that emulates the DVD drive only just enough to feed the xbox the digital signature information so that arbitrary code could just be executed later. Perhaps we could do...
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    You won't get anything to run on a premier...

    You won't get anything to run on a premier period, they are locked down tighter than a virgins daughter.

    Even if Omikron succeeds in opening them up, that script works under the assumption that...
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    Neat. Thanks. I remember older...

    Neat.

    Thanks.



    I remember older generation tivo's (can't remember which, as I've had so many and today I only have two) actually had a virtual device associated with each tuner, and a...
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    I think it is a good idea in principle, but the...

    I think it is a good idea in principle, but the hard disk in the tivo feels a bit wasted.



    I myself have been looking in this direction:

    http://lwn.net/Articles/57369/

    Tie that into...
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    I am curious, have you made any progress on this...

    I am curious, have you made any progress on this project?

    I've been toying with the idea of using the tivo as a backend for XBMC Eden, and having it function as a MythTV backend would work for...
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    The file transfer protocol doesn't really have...

    The file transfer protocol doesn't really have streaming in mind. IMO the best way to accomplish this would be to write an SMBD or NFSD that runs on the tivo, either that or run vserver and then have...
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    Pretty sure it will work as just a dumb tuner,...

    Pretty sure it will work as just a dumb tuner, even with trickplay (pause, rewind, etc) just no recording at all.
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    EDIT: oh wait n/m yeah need a prom mod there.

    EDIT: oh wait n/m yeah need a prom mod there.
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    I would recommend building a serial cable, and...

    I would recommend building a serial cable, and configuring the bootpage to dsscon=true console=3,115200 and then dump the console output using a terminal app, then post it here. That would go a long...
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    I am guessing something akin to a modchip?

    I am guessing something akin to a modchip?
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    That could be it as well, I'm running windows 7

    That could be it as well, I'm running windows 7
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    I'm not saying there won't be future updates,...

    I'm not saying there won't be future updates, just saying that updates will come rarely. Hence, it's pretty rare to have to deal with a software update.

    But actually when tivo officially announced...
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    Hmm doesn't seem to be affecting me at all. I...

    Hmm doesn't seem to be affecting me at all. I have KB2536276 installed and my encrypt passwords is set to no, and I can access \\tivo just fine.

    EDIT: Oh wait are you talking about having the tivo...
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    Removing the hard drive is pretty straight...

    Removing the hard drive is pretty straight forward, pretty similar to removing a PC hard drive. It is pretty rare to need to deal with a software update these days as tivo has mostly moved from the...
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    I tend to think dd is easier, just paste them...

    I tend to think dd is easier, just paste them into a terminal, and you're done.
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    That E1 suggests you have a beta copy.

    That E1 suggests you have a beta copy.
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    I think I recall earlier somebody (Jamie?) saying...

    I think I recall earlier somebody (Jamie?) saying that the CCI data is hashed into the DRM keys. In other words, if you modify the showing object to remove any CCI info, the decrypt key will no...
  35. The backgrounds in the tivo menus are actually a...

    The backgrounds in the tivo menus are actually a set of videos that loop over and over again, and as thinkdiff pointed out, they're collectively called a loopset. What you want to do is first create...
  36. Ah wasn't aware there was an S2 equivalent. So...

    Ah wasn't aware there was an S2 equivalent. So yeah that's all you gotta do, just monte into the kernel they provide and follow the directions from there, should be easy enough.
  37. Nope. Unless you explicitly hacked the unit and...

    Nope. Unless you explicitly hacked the unit and patched tivoapp to disable encryption before the shows were ever recorded, they're encrypted and there's fúckall you can do about it. I think somebody...
  38. nvm I sorted it out

    nvm I sorted it out
  39. I'm unable to get gcc to compile in ubuntu...

    I'm unable to get gcc to compile in ubuntu 10.04LTS.

    Anybody know how to fix this without mucking with the header files?


    gcc -g -O2 -DIN_GCC -DCROSS_COMPILE -W -Wall -Wwrite-strings...
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    I'd kill for something like this...

    I'd kill for something like this that supported random access to the recordings in MFS with on the fly s3tots conversion.

    It would work beautifully with e.g. XBMC, MediaPortal, or Boxee. No custom...
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    Ok so I'm tripping out here or something. I made...

    Ok so I'm tripping out here or something. I made it this far:

    //static/SwSystem/11.0j-01-2/utils-171560075-1.slice.gz
    //static/SwSystem/11.0j-01-2/GZcore-171560077-1.slice.gz...
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    0x00868184 "0d2939A5 00000000" //nopromos This...

    0x00868184 "0d2939A5 00000000" //nopromos

    This patch appears to cause my tivoapp to hang for a minute at the end of watching a recording.
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    btw those should be conv=notrunc

    btw those should be conv=notrunc
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    Given that part of this release includes usb...

    Given that part of this release includes usb keyboard support, are there any kernel changes to be aware of? Or any changes in the rootfs for that matter?
  45. /tvlib/tcl/tv/setzaprequestfactoryreset.tcl

    /tvlib/tcl/tv/setzaprequestfactoryreset.tcl
  46. Doing a C&DE says it'll unpair any cable cards....

    Doing a C&DE says it'll unpair any cable cards. When this happens they can just send the card a hit and it'll be fully paired again?
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    From the sound of things this wouldn't be...

    From the sound of things this wouldn't be practical without another killhdinitrd style exploit, or at least some kind of kernel level exploit that can be done prior to tivoapp loading. (anything...
  48. I haven't tried it myself, but my first guess...

    I haven't tried it myself, but my first guess would be to use mfs_dumpobj to read the contents of /State/Cablecard, and when you create a fresh tivo drive, copy that data over verbatim. The attribute...
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    He doesn't care to pay attention because helping...

    He doesn't care to pay attention because helping this person isn't his goal. It's a viral marketing attempt at getting somebody to buy his video conversion software. AKA spamming.
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    I thought he's just dealing with a bunch of tmf...

    I thought he's just dealing with a bunch of tmf files on a regular unix filesystem?
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    I think it would be easier to just write a bash...

    I think it would be easier to just write a bash script that checks the tystream magic. Have tar extract the first four bytes of the first part, hexdump, compare.
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    I can't remember for the life of me how I got...

    I can't remember for the life of me how I got byte swapping enabled in ubuntu (bswap=/dev/sda passed to the kernel at boot time? don't remember if the kernel includes support for it or not) however...
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    Alternatively, my preferred setup is get an...

    Alternatively, my preferred setup is get an IDE/sata to USB adapter, and then run ubuntu in virtualbox, while using 'tivopart r /dev/sdX' to map the partitions for use therein. You can then modify...
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    Do you still sell a DIY kit for the 3.5mm serial...

    Do you still sell a DIY kit for the 3.5mm serial jack? Bluetooth sounds nice but no way (that I know of) to do a reset like that to get into the prom menu on a tivohd.
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    I sent a PM to him asking about one of those but...

    I sent a PM to him asking about one of those but never got a response so I'm not sure he sells them anymore.
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    Nope, its definitely no longer needed. 30 second...

    Nope, its definitely no longer needed. 30 second skip now survives reboots.

    I personally just use these:


    echo -ne "\x00\x00\x80\x21" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=2452500 # CCI1...
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    Sometimes I prefer to open the tivo without...

    Sometimes I prefer to open the tivo without pulling the drive, or even rebooting my computer for that matter :D

    Below is a pic of my computer running windows 7 connected via usb to the tivo hard...
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    Tivoweb will do it, but I don't know if there's...

    Tivoweb will do it, but I don't know if there's any version of tivoweb available for an S3.

    I tried to write a simple tcl script to do this not long ago, but the InProgress recording objects only...
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    In case anybody missed their master key, or...

    In case anybody missed their master key, or hasn't been "selected" yet and wants to upgrade early:



    11.0g-01-2 SWE_STA-14 bf decrypt key: 0x54488D360B38FF59
    ...
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    Strange it looks as though my tivo isn't even...

    Strange it looks as though my tivo isn't even downloading this upgrade:


    bash-2.02# mfs_ls /SwSystem
    dir: fsid=5141 count=2
    fsid type name
    -----------------------------------...
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    I was thinking about that myself, hell they even...

    I was thinking about that myself, hell they even pre-soldered the pads. I'm wondering if there may be some way of making the tivo ignore the 56 and use the 48 instead if you simply put one on there....
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    I was thinking more along the lines of the...

    I was thinking more along the lines of the original xbox. That was simply a matter of breaking the chain of trust, just like a tivo. Mod chips for that would simply plug in to the jtag footprint and...
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    I notice there are several unused footprints on...

    I notice there are several unused footprints on the motherboard, one resembling a jtag header. I don't suppose anybody would have the technical skill necessary to work out a solution similar to game...
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    I figured they'd be easier to remove since TSOPs...

    I figured they'd be easier to remove since TSOPs only have two sides instead of four. Just melt one side, lift it about a millimeter, then repeat on the other side and its off. At least, I would...
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    I think if I recall correctly, when mine wasn't...

    I think if I recall correctly, when mine wasn't working correctly I'd plug it in and get nothing at all, I may have gotten the hard disk spinning up but I'm not sure. I don't think I had an ethernet...
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    I think their mistake is that they're allowing...

    I think their mistake is that they're allowing the cable companies to basically dictate how cablecard works. I'm also fairly certain that all of the problems people seem to have with installing...
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    I dunno I tend to not frequent too many technical...

    I dunno I tend to not frequent too many technical forums anymore. Usually I'll make a post or three, maybe follow up on it, and that's really it. I am kind of a regular at the nvnews.net/vbulletin...
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    Pretty much all providers are like that, in fact...

    Pretty much all providers are like that, in fact I can't think of any that aren't. Even tivo is like that actually, this is the reason they've made the big chain of trust system that we currently...
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    Why are many saying the new directivo will be...

    Why are many saying the new directivo will be unhackable? I don't really know anything about it as I've never paid attention to it.
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    lawl probably not :D

    lawl probably not :D
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    I'm kinda losing interest in tivos in general...

    I'm kinda losing interest in tivos in general because I've been developing a huge interest in a front end/back end pvr setup, that and as time progresses I think tivo is more about "tv our way"...
  72. Yeah that's pretty much what I'm thinking here....

    Yeah that's pretty much what I'm thinking here. Have some kind of server running that simply watches the livetv buffers and converts on the fly via s3tots, pipe that over ethernet, and emulate...
  73. Bleh. I know about the centon thing actually,...

    Bleh.

    I know about the centon thing actually, but it will ONLY work with media center, which IMO is a bit lacking when it comes to features, and very DRM laden.

    That and you can't have another...
  74. TivoHD as a tuner only (e.g. emulating HDHomeRun)

    Has anybody ever looked at doing this before? Basically the idea is to modify the tivo to behave as if it were an HDHomeRun. This would effectively allow you to watch cablecard channels from an HTPC,...
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    Honestly the source of the content doesn't really...

    Honestly the source of the content doesn't really mean anything to me. It ultimately comes down to the cost for what I am getting, so long as it has everything I want. Cable is doing a better job of...
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    That's one of the biggest reasons I think I'll...

    That's one of the biggest reasons I think I'll never go back to directv. One reason I liked directv is you could own your own equipment, whereas with the cable company you HAD to lease theirs and pay...
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    Is there ultimately anything you can do with a...

    Is there ultimately anything you can do with a hacked tivo that you can't do with these? Conversely is there anything you can do with these that you can't do with a hacked tivo? And why can't you put...
  78. I think if you just loaded tivoapp in a minimal...

    I think if you just loaded tivoapp in a minimal state (it's been a while but I think you comment out everything past stage d in the rc.sysinit,) you could mfsrubbishtree / (or if mfsrubbishtree...
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    So does this mean that after the prom is done...

    So does this mean that after the prom is done doing its work, you lose all serial console output until the kernel module is loaded?
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    Since you have to load a module for this to work,...

    Since you have to load a module for this to work, does that mean you can't enter the prom menu via this method? Otherwise I don't really understand why a module is needed if we already have tty...
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    Yeah I am only going to be using one, as I'll...

    Yeah I am only going to be using one, as I'll probably never have a second tivo hd (don't plan on it anyways.) I am thinking of removing that DB-9 port and soldering a 3.5mm port in its place, and...
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    Ah nice. When abouts did this start happening?...

    Ah nice. When abouts did this start happening? 7.x I am guessing? Never started using MRV with SA units until recently, I just remember all of the technical discussion back then.
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    I noticed there are no more superpatches posted...

    I noticed there are no more superpatches posted for the latest releases. Isn't the superpatch still necessary for MRV if you have encryption disabled? Or does this somehow not apply to SA units?
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    Hmm...good point.

    Hmm...good point.
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    BTW this didn't happen by chance luck or anything...

    BTW this didn't happen by chance luck or anything it turns out. Earlier in the week I fired off an email to estephen@tivo.com, and he just sent me a response earlier today confirming that he fixed...
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    Tivo HD boot issue

    EDIT: Nevermind yet again. I play around with these things for a few hours before posting about them, then just as I post about them I somehow manage to figure it out.

    Question for tivo devs...
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    Just as an alternative way to go about this if...

    Just as an alternative way to go about this if anybody wants to, you can compute the correct hash of a hacked prom dump by first using dd to extract the contents without its padding (you can tell its...
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    None of them seem to run on my tivo. Oh well its...

    None of them seem to run on my tivo. Oh well its no big deal, programming them with getprom seems to have worked fine, just had to fix the hash and it was good to go.
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    I am not well versed when it comes to different...

    I am not well versed when it comes to different chip nomenclatures. What kind of max232 chip should I look for? There are literally hundreds of variations. Trying to find this and the caps on...
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    Basically it's just a directv tivo that can...

    Basically it's just a directv tivo that can receive and record digital local channels too. You won't ever be able to get high definition satellite channels on it because they are now broadcast in...
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    lawl :D ya I found it just as you posted.

    lawl :D ya I found it just as you posted.
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    Serial port on Tivo HD

    Has anybody figured out how the pin layout works for the serial port on the Tivo HD? I found the instructions for the S3 but that one has a 3 pin connector. The Tivo HD looks like a 4 pin.

    Also...
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    I found that if I pull the prom out while...

    I found that if I pull the prom out while everything is running, the tivo will probably freeze. If I pull it out with a minimal set of services running though (e.g. kill the rc.sysinit very early on)...
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    Seems mine is 1.04. I am curious if upgrading it...

    Seems mine is 1.04. I am curious if upgrading it to 1.06 might fix the gray screen problem I keep having.
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    Well whadya know, it just started working all of...

    Well whadya know, it just started working all of a sudden. Lucky me I just checked it right after I finished socketing my tivo hd.
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    Successful socket job (Was: failed socket job)

    EDIT: Nevermind. Started poking at the pins with my continuity tester and saw one move when I prodded it. Soldered it down then fired up the tivo. Viola, she works! Successful socket job using...
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    What do you suppose the chances might be that...

    What do you suppose the chances might be that using the wrong version can cause physical damage? I.e. applies the wrong soft voltage setting somewhere.

    I've yet to extract my prom from the tivohd...
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    Is there a mips binary of homieflash anywhere...

    Is there a mips binary of homieflash anywhere then? (didn't find one in that thread) And with that, any one that has been tested to work on a s2 dtivo?

    EDIT: Just successfully flashed an SST39...
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    I am trying to figure out where the attribute...

    I am trying to figure out where the attribute might be that controls how the tivo knows what your opt status is. I am guessing somewhere in /State but haven't found anything that might be it (though...
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    Yeah I haven't screwed with MFS yet. The tivo...

    Yeah I haven't screwed with MFS yet.

    The tivo did initially GSOD when I first fired up this hard disk after a fresh restore, but after an hour of fsfix doing its magic it appeared normal. After...
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    Tried all of that, even did a C&DE for good...

    Tried all of that, even did a C&DE for good measure. Still doesn't work



    Nobody in canada can get that stuff?
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    That seems to have fixed it. Just now noticed...

    That seems to have fixed it.

    Just now noticed another problem though, for some reason the "video on demand" (for internet downloads) doesn't work, nor do the internet extras (beyond what I have on...
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    Hmm I thought it did, I remember getting some...

    Hmm I thought it did, I remember getting some decent extract speeds on this one, though that was well over a year ago so I could be wrong. I was using the backport ones since I was under the...
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    Ah my bad, backport drivers on an airlink101...

    Ah my bad, backport drivers on an airlink101 adapter with an ASIX ax88772 chipset, TCD 140060.

    Also when I unplug the USB adapter, I get this every second until its plugged in:
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    Network problems

    Just when I thought I finally finished re-hacking my old tivo, this problem shows up.

    Basically after the tivo has been up for so long, its network connection just stops working entirely, and I am...
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    Is 9.3.2b identical to 9.3.2a as far as this...

    Is 9.3.2b identical to 9.3.2a as far as this goes? Given that I lost all of my stuff from a while back I don't have any reference to compare it to.
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    old series 2 standalone tcd140060

    old series 2 standalone tcd140060
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    Yeah I tried that, it kinda does the same thing...

    Yeah I tried that, it kinda does the same thing only different output and no segfault.

    restore: unknown mfs partition device /dev/sdb

    I am not sure why it is doing that. I've tried it both...
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    I swear to god mfstool is such a PITA. Here I am...

    I swear to god mfstool is such a PITA. Here I am several years later, googled the same error message, and this old thread is the only result. This is with an entirely new setup (not a single piece of...
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    I am assuming any version number works with any...

    I am assuming any version number works with any Tivo HD or are there any hardware sub-revisions that will make different versions incompatible? Also, just curious, are these patched to completely...
  111. Has anybody been able to get this to compile...

    Has anybody been able to get this to compile under cygwin? Or is there perhaps any other way to be able to mount the rootfs partitions and manipulate the bootpage in cygwin?
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    I am assuming you can still use getprom to...

    I am assuming you can still use getprom to properly flash a hot-swapped SST39 with a hacked image in an S2 dtivo with the newer 6.x software correct?
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    Gonna need these myself, both modified and non....

    Gonna need these myself, both modified and non. Just successfully socketed an S2 dtivo and am now planning to use that unit to do a prom hot-swap to flash a blank SST39 for use in a Tivo HD.
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    Sticky: Don't suppose anybody has an image for a...

    Don't suppose anybody has an image for a TCD140060 sitting around? That or the base resources for a smallmfs image and software slices will do.

    I had a computer that had an image for just about...
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    Ah, I misinterpreted that.

    Ah, I misinterpreted that.
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    But what is stopping us from neutering such bits?

    But what is stopping us from neutering such bits?
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    Open the downloaded file with a hex editor and...

    Open the downloaded file with a hex editor and look at the first two bytes. If they aren't the same as a normal unencrypted stream, then it is definitely encrypted. I don't know if these newer...
  118. Another thing that would happen is some *******s...

    Another thing that would happen is some *******s would sell our hacks for what would often be illegal usage (e.g. directv hacking) and in their selling they would advertise it as being something that...
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    This is the reason why I bring up telnetd and...

    This is the reason why I bring up telnetd and bash over serial early in the boot stage. FWIW, if you look at the latest init framework I posted, it addresses every single one of the previously known...
  120. That L5 nomenclature sounds like a beta version.

    That L5 nomenclature sounds like a beta version.
  121. Yeah I am going to regardless of whether or not a...

    Yeah I am going to regardless of whether or not a soft attack surfaces. I just haven't had the time to mess with it lately. I actually made a video of my prom removal btw, and that part I did just...
  122. AFAIK this is standard practice in any digital...

    AFAIK this is standard practice in any digital document signing. Hash the document, then sign the hash. Unless my understanding is wrong...I dunno. I read a short guide to cryptography once that is...
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    Ah yes, now we can have an official definition of...

    Ah yes, now we can have an official definition of what is correct to say and what isn't instead of just relying on that old ineffective "concept" of political correctness to guilt people into silence...
  124. Either that or they'll do like what linksys did...

    Either that or they'll do like what linksys did and migrate their software over to vxworks or something similar. (though linksys did this because they wanted a lighter kernel than the linux kernel...
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    Series 2 with pytivo running on the pc. You will...

    Series 2 with pytivo running on the pc. You will need a tivo subscription for this to work though. Avoid series 2.5.
  126. Cox, but I haven't really used it yet.

    Cox, but I haven't really used it yet.
  127. Yeah, killhdinitrd was targeted specifically at...

    Yeah, killhdinitrd was targeted specifically at the HR10-250 in fact.



    Same as any other S2 unit.



    Don't know yet, I am still waiting for enough free time to begin prom modding my tivohd.
  128. Well no, because a prom hack allows you to do...

    Well no, because a prom hack allows you to do anything you want with the kernel, and thus by extension, anything you want to any of the files contained on the hard disk. With a prom modification we...
  129. In the old days we used to modify the kernel so...

    In the old days we used to modify the kernel so as to disable the crypto wrapper so that the shows would be read and written plaintext (this had the side effect of not being able to play back...
  130. We've been breaking tivo's DRM since 2002 here.

    We've been breaking tivo's DRM since 2002 here.
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    OptOut with tivocast

    Has anybody tried this? Basically, being able to download e.g. dltv while opted out.
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    Hmm....its not that I am against paying for it...

    Hmm....its not that I am against paying for it (in fact I have already spent more money trying to do it myself than I would have to pay somebody else, and I went into it full well knowing this) but I...
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    ****ing hell. I just lifted a pad while trying to...

    ****ing hell. I just lifted a pad while trying to put the socket on. I accidentally put too much solder on, tried to remove that extra solder, and the pad came with it. Shitty. At least I only did...
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    Thanks! But, I already made my mouser order for...

    Thanks! But, I already made my mouser order for two pairs of SST39s and sockets though, so that may not be necessary. I just successfully extracted the prom off of my S1, and am currently in the...
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    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.ph...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=364442
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    Nope, battery holder looks completely intact. ...

    Nope, battery holder looks completely intact.

    One more question though, what are the odds that I can damage the prom itself by using the soldering iron I am using? Even though it is 12w, it claims...
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    Popping a cherry

    My first prom removal ever.

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6424&stc=1&d=1188451844

    How you like them apples? :D That big capacitor there was a bit ominous...
  138. Thread: Decryption

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    Not really, it's only slightly more complicated...

    Not really, it's only slightly more complicated than installing a hard drive to a PC, and there is virtually no risk in bricking anything if all you remove/unplug is the hard disk. You want nerve...
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    The digital switch you are hearing about is only...

    The digital switch you are hearing about is only for terrestrial over the air signals. Analog cable is going to remain for quite some time.
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    Given that I have recently joined the ranks of...

    Given that I have recently joined the ranks of the Standalone tivo club, thus it has never crossed my mind as phoning in is optional for dtv units, what are the known implications of running the...
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    Is that a grandfathered lifetime on the S1? If so...

    Is that a grandfathered lifetime on the S1? If so you can just transfer it to the S2.

    Otherwise I agree with you on that though, tivos pricing sucks ass to the point that I won't recommend it to...
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    Prom modding 101.

    I don't suppose any of you would be willing to be so kind as to film a tivo prom socket job and post it up on youtube or something like that? No need to show the programming parts, just removing the...
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    Hmm...I guess I'll head down under then.

    Hmm...I guess I'll head down under then.
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    Do you have anymore info about this? I've been...

    Do you have anymore info about this? I've been researching this and I haven't seen anything to indicate that the tuner only gets mono audio input, but I have seen info that indicates that the coax RF...
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    To avoid the mono only audio problem, are there...

    To avoid the mono only audio problem, are there any analog cable > rca boxes that you can just buy from somewhere and will be SA irblaster compatible without having to pay $200 from those pirate...
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    Wasn't there one of these that had an ethernet...

    Wasn't there one of these that had an ethernet jack built in so that you could download video from it via the network? I remember hearing a while back about this causing some content owner to sue...
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    All I am going to have is just a TCD140 with a...

    All I am going to have is just a TCD140 with a lifetime, then I am going to add a tivohd to that.

    I guess that isn't bad really. That would be like $250 over the life of the agreement, and I have...
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    But isn't that for if you order a tivo off of...

    But isn't that for if you order a tivo off of their website? From what I understand the commitment stuff may not apply if you buy a tivo used or from B&M. Or no?

    I don't know why tivo has to make...
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    Since I've never owned an SA unit before, and...

    Since I've never owned an SA unit before, and thus technically would be a new tivo subscriber, does anybody know if tivo would allow me to have a lifetime unit (e.g. S2 tivo,) and then add a second...
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    Interesting - perhaps you could try stripping off...

    Interesting - perhaps you could try stripping off the CSO key from the unencrypted recording?

    Depends on how the stream ended up being transfered, but IIRC (I've never actually done an MRV before...
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