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    A 3-year revival is pretty good!

    A 3-year revival is pretty good!
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    Sticky: Sorry, that is definitely not a drop-in...

    Sorry, that is definitely not a drop-in replacement for 37VF010. Among other things, most of the control signals are on the wrong pins.
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    Sticky: To program the SST37 you've got to apply 12V to...

    To program the SST37 you've got to apply 12V to its /OE and A9 pins, both of which probably connect to the CPU directly (possibly through buffers though). Driving 12V onto those signals would be a...
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    Sticky: 70ns access time is good enough, so either the...

    70ns access time is good enough, so either the '70 or '45 will do.

    1Mbit is good enough, and I don't know if pin 30 (A17 on '020) is tied to anything. So it's safer to go with '010 unless you...
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    Systems with 6.3a are also producing that...

    Systems with 6.3a are also producing that A0000000 message.
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    What a wimpy upgrade

    It looks like the only thing that changed was /platform/lib/libhpkhl.so
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    BRF strings

    For anyone looking for a huge boost to the number of strings referenced by the 6.3a disassembly...

    The routine ResourceManager::LookupResource() is a very large "if" statement that maps values...
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    serving TUIK/brf files from web server

    Back in the day, I mentioned in various places that you can serve these brf and other TUIK resource files from a web server -- with the appropriate environment variable setting, tivoapp will fetch...
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    Here are a handful of subroutine names for the...

    Here are a handful of subroutine names for the 6.3a tivoapp itself, but I've barely started looking into it. These are just some routines I found interesting enough to look for first. The names are...
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    I don't know, but it might just be something like...

    I don't know, but it might just be something like you're using a different gcc than TiVo uses. TiVo hasn't posted the toolchain for the 6.3 build yet.
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    Awesome...well to continue the spirit of...

    Awesome...well to continue the spirit of collaboration, here's some symbol information for 6.3a's libtmk.so as best as I can determine. (Note that it's not in the format of a normal .proc file...I...
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    About (at least) 180 of the 6.3a libtmk.so...

    About (at least) 180 of the 6.3a libtmk.so routines are unique enough that you can manually match them to 6.2 libtmk.so symbols.
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    LOL yeah you gotta love the confusion that...

    LOL yeah you gotta love the confusion that editing can cause.
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    Yeah, those unstripped .so's are few and far...

    Yeah, those unstripped .so's are few and far between!

    I know that 6.1.AA4-01-2 has them.

    For some reason, when I use mips-TiVo-linux-nm on my 6.3a libs, I don't get the output that SpoonsJTD...
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    Yep nova1, those are right. As for the...

    Yep nova1, those are right.

    As for the TmkString constructors:


    2a30534 TmkString::TmkString()
    2a30b30 TmkString::TmkString()
    2a2d47c TmkString::TmkString(char const*)
    2a339b0...
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    dynamic symbols

    The fact that tivoapp now heavily depends on dynamic libraries changes things somewhat, compared to when it was completely or mostly statically linked. For instance, the whole section of...
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    Well they're very useful for developing new hacks...

    Well they're very useful for developing new hacks too, of course. :)
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    new rc file

    For what it's worth, my approach to bringing up the network is to add a file called "rc.Sequence_140.StartUSBEthernet.sh" to the /etc/rc.d/StageB_PostKickstart directory. It looks like this:


    if...
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    DId you try increasing the TIVOSH_POOLSIZE in...

    DId you try increasing the TIVOSH_POOLSIZE in tivoweb to 3207168? Or maybe even higher?
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    The following clip is a bug waiting to happen in...

    The following clip is a bug waiting to happen in hackman.itcl:


    if {$delta < 3600 && $reboots > 3} {
    # From n4zmz
    # There are 3 levels of ZAP.
    # 1 = Clear and Delete Everything (recordings as...
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    The problem should go away if you bump up...

    The problem should go away if you bump up TIVOSH_POOLSIZE (the second line in the "tivoweb" script). Try something like 3207168 (10% more).
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    Sticky: My TiVos use DHCP to get their info (including...

    My TiVos use DHCP to get their info (including correct gateway). My DHCP server hands out a static address to those TiVos based on their MAC addresses.

    I need access to the internet from my...
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    An unpatched TiVo expects to use encryption on...

    An unpatched TiVo expects to use encryption on MRV transfers. A superpatched TiVo does not. So the two cannot MRV with each other. (The TiVo beacons are not encrypted, which is why the units still...
  24. You used the term "tort," which as I'm sure you...

    You used the term "tort," which as I'm sure you know has legal connotations. If you truly attempt to "see things from the perspective of others," then you would realize that you were being...
  25. I never even posted a message to you before, let...

    I never even posted a message to you before, let alone attacked you. But it is increasingly obvious that you deserve the negative attention snowballing in your direction.
  26. PTV upgrade, your product is broken in many ways....

    PTV upgrade, your product is broken in many ways. It's a pathetic move to try to start stifling people for pointing that out.

    And I'll continue to type "PTV upgrade", thank you very much.

    Wow.
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    Sticky: Actually, the guide data patch sometimes also...

    Actually, the guide data patch sometimes also fixes guide ingestion problems (and not just the Guide Data message). But I was never able to determine the exact conditions where that was helped.
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    Sticky: You specifically asked how does one "block the...

    You specifically asked how does one "block the tivo mothership ip addys at your router or by specifying a route that goes nowhere on the tivo"
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    Sticky: On a TiVo, /etc/mtab should be a sym link to...

    On a TiVo, /etc/mtab should be a sym link to /var/mtab. If /var/mtab isn't getting written, it's either because /var is full or all the mount commands in the /etc/rc.d/* scripts are using the -n...
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    Ah, that looks about right!

    Ah, that looks about right!
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    Before all my posts at TCF went *poof*, I posted...

    Before all my posts at TCF went *poof*, I posted a tivoapp patch (applied once) that suppresses the yellow star item too.
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    The prom boot code does not use the crypto chip...

    The prom boot code does not use the crypto chip to help validate the signature (it doesn't need to, it's just the SHA hash function).
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    Sticky: The superpatch doesn't address that particular...

    The superpatch doesn't address that particular nag (I've personally never seen it myself). Your point does remind me, though, that there's a backdoor code for enabling TFA (I think that's the...
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    Sticky: If you're using the superpatch, you don't need to...

    If you're using the superpatch, you don't need to set up a cron job to stop the nag screens; that's part of what the superpatch addresses.
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    No. Some of those files are quite important to...

    No. Some of those files are quite important to tivoapp.
  36. It's actually not the end of the world to let it...

    It's actually not the end of the world to let it connect just once, for that initial setup. Yes, the tivo servers will learn that you don't have the proper version, but so far they don't seem to...
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    Just an observation...people without RID boxes...

    Just an observation...people without RID boxes have been contributing, so no machine to lock into for them.

    Also, IMHO, it will not be possible to securely encrypt the package for this hack. ...
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    I'm just curious...is it necessary to register to...

    I'm just curious...is it necessary to register to donate?
  39. After a restful night of sleep, I've come around...

    After a restful night of sleep, I've come around to thinking this is legally too hot of a hack for me to work on. Sorry if I riled up those who saw my orig post, which I asked to be deleted.
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    After a restful night of sleep, I've come around...

    After a restful night of sleep, I've come around to thinking this is legally too hot of a hack for me to work on. Sorry if I riled up those who saw my orig post, which I asked to be deleted.
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    Sticky: I sure don't discourage you from tinkering, but I...

    I sure don't discourage you from tinkering, but I scoured 4.0.1 for a place to use this exploit, to no avail. But I'll still be happy if you uncover one :)

    Once, I thought I had one for 4.0, but...
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    Sticky: You can always go and try to find a fit for this...

    You can always go and try to find a fit for this exploit in 4.0.1, but you'll likely end up empty handed. This exploit works only for kernel images that, by chance, have some branch instructions...
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    Sticky: Judging by the output of "strings", the...

    Judging by the output of "strings", the differences are:

    Added: 2.4.4-TiVo-3.0 from TiVo OS 3.1.U5

    Changed: 2.4.18 from TiVo OS 4.0 replaced with 2.4.18 from TiVo OS 4.0.1a

    Unchanged: ...
  44. For what it's worth, here are the USB 2.0 drivers...

    For what it's worth, here are the USB 2.0 drivers I've been using. They're compiled for kernel 2.4.18 to work on my 4.x boxes. My big disclaimer: all I can say is that I don't get any lockup issues...
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    Sticky: Yeah, unfortunately the 4.0 version of...

    Yeah, unfortunately the 4.0 version of killhdinitrd is no good.

    I understand that there is a good patch for 4.0.1a, but hardly anybody has that kernel image... so it's probably not much use.
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    Sticky: Yes, you can. It's a little redundant, but this...

    Yes, you can. It's a little redundant, but this doesn't pose a conflict.
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    Sticky: I did test in on my 4.0 box, and it worked fine....

    I did test in on my 4.0 box, and it worked fine.

    If you could supply a text capture of the tivo booting, that would *really* help. You'll have to capture via the serial port of course.

    As a...
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    Nope. There was a major overhaul in that area...

    Nope. There was a major overhaul in that area when going from v3->v4.
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    The source code is probably not going to be...

    The source code is probably not going to be useful to anyone. It looks an awful lot like the blink example. Just a bunch of arbitrary-looking hex values going back and forth. It's all about the...
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    Just a few usage notes: This is meant to run...

    Just a few usage notes:

    This is meant to run natively on your tivo box (there's no network support).
    You can specify multiple key names on the command line, like "sendkey -w nowshowing tivo 2" ...
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    I just released...

    I just released a version of sendkey that works in 4.0 and above.
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    Released: sendkey for v4.0 and higher

    The attached zip file contains a sendkey executable for Series 2 machines running v4.0 and higher. Many people probably realize that sendkey functionality was lost starting with the 4.x software. ...
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    Sticky: The method is a little different, but the risks...

    The method is a little different, but the risks and consequences are the same. What happens to /var is independent of this too (i.e. you have an equally likely chance of trashing /var on any sudden...
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    Just a heads up for set_mrv_name.tcl... If you...

    Just a heads up for set_mrv_name.tcl...

    If you want to include spaces in the name you give your TiVo, use this kind of syntax:


    set_mrv_name.tcl "{foo bar}"

    (Those are curly braces in...
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    Sticky: A port to 4.0 was provided to the powers-that-be...

    A port to 4.0 was provided to the powers-that-be already. I suspect it must now go through some round of verification before considering it for release.
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    Sticky: To compile on a Mac, change this line in the...

    To compile on a Mac, change this line in the makefile:

    $(CC) -static -Wall -Wl,--strip-all -o $@ $^
    to:

    $(CC) -Wall -o $@ $^
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    Sticky: All changes that are made are outside the signed...

    All changes that are made are outside the signed portion of the kernel. The header isn't signed (but there is sanity checking of the values within it).
  58. Nope. I rebuilt my drivers from the source.

    Nope. I rebuilt my drivers from the source.
  59. FWIW, I've never in all these months had an MRV...

    FWIW, I've never in all these months had an MRV lockup problem using the USB 2.0 drivers with Linksys USB adapters on my HDVR2s. Typical throughput for me is about 1.3Mbps (and it usually traverses...
  60. And remember, with backdoors enabled like that,...

    And remember, with backdoors enabled like that, you get that useful "Disk Usage" screen. (Go to "Pick Programs to Record" screen then hit 0 then ThumbsUp).
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    The obvious brute-force approach would be to edit...

    The obvious brute-force approach would be to edit the NAME in httpd-tt.itcl.
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    drnull has started a technical discussion about...

    drnull has started a technical discussion about the IDL structures at alt org.
  63. By the way, I don't think this was a deliberate...

    By the way, I don't think this was a deliberate move by Tivo's programmers (in some ways, it was a programming "error"). They just didn't properly code for the (unexpected) case that the show being...
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    Use the IDL files

    All of its secrets lie in the IDL files (i.e. /tvlib/idl/*tvbin). The IDL files describe all of the state transitions (of many things, not just MRV). And the IDL format is very regular once you...
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    For at least some, it provides the ability to...

    For at least some, it provides the ability to transfer shows between your TiVo and PC/Mac using the native MRV protocol (because of the decrypted network layer).
  66. Interesting patch!

    Interesting patch!
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    Because of the way the superpatch disables...

    Because of the way the superpatch disables encryption and the use of hostname certificates, only machines with the superpatch applied can talk to each other.
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    No, that won't work.

    No, that won't work.
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    Part of what the patch does is keep the MRV and...

    Part of what the patch does is keep the MRV and HMO traffic unencrypted, which can be *very* useful for those developing 3rd party apps to interface via those protocols.
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    Sticky: That's still 160-bit hash value, and there's only...

    That's still 160-bit hash value, and there's only one place that Tivo uses a 160-bit hash value -- as the hashed backdoor. So override whatever check is complaining about its being wrong and just...
  71. Yeah but that wouldn't have nearly the "impact"...

    Yeah but that wouldn't have nearly the "impact" that these one-liners do. As long as people know what version they're running, they should be set. If they don't even know their version, they...
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    The "Disk Usage" backdoor screen is very useful...

    The "Disk Usage" backdoor screen is very useful in that version.
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    0x30001 is the generic database not found error...

    0x30001 is the generic database not found error (errDbNotFound). At the place you're getting it, you may want to check to see that the oslink module loaded correctly (cat /proc/modules and look for...
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    I would wildly speculate that it has something to...

    I would wildly speculate that it has something to do with the kernel modules you have (or don't have) loaded. Could you also post the output from "cat /proc/ksyms" and "cat /proc/modules"?

    And...
  75. The two biggest benefits I get out of 4.0 are:...

    The two biggest benefits I get out of 4.0 are: (a) no more slow entry into Now Showing when you have many recordings...it's very quick; (b) being able to jump to the beginning of the live buffer
  76. wierdo posted them a few posts back...

    wierdo posted them a few posts back. Or do you mean for the S1?
  77. I sorta figured that was the reason. Ironically...

    I sorta figured that was the reason. Ironically enough, when I went to the vbulletin.com forums and tried to search on this issue, I kept getting timeouts because their system is too wimpy to do...
  78. I second this idea.

    I second this idea.
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    The detailed description of how maximum reserved...

    The detailed description of how maximum reserved space varies with disk size is explained here. It isn't based on a survey..it's based on a hard-coded table within tivoapp.

    I haven't seen the...
  80. Actually, you can monte into more than kernels. ...

    Actually, you can monte into more than kernels. For instance, you can monte directly into a different version of the boot rom prompt (with one or two byte changes). Why would you want to? Who...
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    SendKey won't work for software versions 4.0 or...

    SendKey won't work for software versions 4.0 or higher. That functionality has been removed from those versions.
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    Sticky: This patch is based on the 3.1.1c fix. That...

    This patch is based on the 3.1.1c fix. That release contained 25 changes relative to 3.1.1b (all within the single tivoapp program). I isolated the one change that was a fix for this bug, and...
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    Sticky: Well 3.1.1c for S2 is the official TiVo fix for...

    Well 3.1.1c for S2 is the official TiVo fix for this problem....that's why I figured you meant for S1. DTV is slowly rolling out 3.1.1c for the S2 combo boxes, but so far no word yet on if the fix...
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    Sticky: When you say pre-c revs of 3.x, you mean for the...

    When you say pre-c revs of 3.x, you mean for the S1?

    The fix basically just does a software-based 64-bit arithmetic operation where the original 30-bit operation overflowed, so that approach is...
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    Sticky: fix "Acquiring guide data" bug in S2 v4.0

    The attached patch will fix the "acquiring guide data" bug that manifested itself in Jan 2004. In addition to displaying that annoying message on the screen, *some* tivo boxes have real guide data...
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    You got it. That is indeed the root cause of the...

    You got it. That is indeed the root cause of the "not a tivo superblock" errors. Now where were you last September when there was all that confusion over this problem :)

    BTW, I wasn't holding...
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    That zip file I provided had the source in it too.

    That zip file I provided had the source in it too.
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    Sticky: If somebody were to post (or make available) the...

    If somebody were to post (or make available) the complete SD-DVR40 eeprom image, I'm sure the proper patch could be found.
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    Sticky: Do you mean: each time you make a change to the...

    Do you mean: each time you make a change to the eeprom image? In any case, homieflash will work. Personally, I ran a version of homieflash that gave the process highest priority, to prevent...
  90. heh I wasn't "keeping" it from here or...

    heh I wasn't "keeping" it from here or anything...that's just where it was asked for...someone can repost it here if they want...but then they can assume liability :)
  91. Also, a better way to find music-only channels is...

    Also, a better way to find music-only channels is to look for ChannelDefinition.ServiceType=65. The Spi can be other values besides 12 for those channels...notably, several are 127.
  92. A tivoapp patch was dumped to the irc channel...

    A tivoapp patch was dumped to the irc channel last night..although it was targeted only at 4.0.
  93. The only reason for the root= string is to tell...

    The only reason for the root= string is to tell an already loaded kernel where to find its / partition. It is not used to determine where to find the kernel in the first place.

    That's take care...
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    In general, the Apple_Free partition will end up...

    In general, the Apple_Free partition will end up either on 14 or 16, depending on whether you've expanded onto a larger A drive.
  95. Why bother with a loadable module if the kmem...

    Why bother with a loadable module if the kmem patch works?
  96. My intent wasn't to lay blame...it was just to...

    My intent wasn't to lay blame...it was just to get the word out there that there are two different patches :)
    (P.S. Sorry I can't help you so much with the cross compiler unless you're doing it on a...
  97. Both NutKase and rc3103 have posted that the...

    Both NutKase and rc3103 have posted that the "4.x" tivoapp has a single patch addresss to allow it to play unscrambled shows. This is wrong. The 4.0 and 4.01 patch locations are different.
  98. Re: disabling scrambling to record unencrypted

    The 4.0+ tivoapp basically does a litle crypto check after it closes a stream, to verify that it was really encrypted by the system call. I'm guessing they did that as a direct response to the...
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    Personally, I find that theory quite implausible....

    Personally, I find that theory quite implausible. The pecking order is DirecTV >> TiVo >> AVS.
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    I missed the part where they implied...

    I missed the part where they implied that....where was that?

    In any event, I think that if tivo ever does offer images via the web, you'll need to provide them with your serial number. Then...
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    Of all the images people are likely to miss most,...

    Of all the images people are likely to miss most, I think that 4.0 image is it. There's just no way for S2 dtivo owners to get that image legitimately, and it is very very useful.
  102. It's interesting that we had two very different...

    It's interesting that we had two very different experiences bringing it up, even though (I think) we started from the same backup image.

    I had no problems getting to clear-and-delete via the UI,...
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    Re: tserver on series2 mips questions/problems

    I can tell just by looking at your strace output that you are *not* using the mfs_stream that I posted.

    If you were, you'd see a call to sched_setscheduler() right before that open().

    My...
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    the answer could very well be a little tcl...

    the answer could very well be a little tcl script, but nobody knows yet
  105. You can also successfully restore a 5.2 MFSTool...

    You can also successfully restore a 5.2 MFSTool backup image into a standard HDVR2 (as long as you do a clear-and-delete everything after your first boot).

    Note that because it defaults to TiVo...
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    Sticky: There are several links in the "chain" that keeps...

    There are several links in the "chain" that keeps the S2 secure. By using a modded PROM, the very first link in that chain is broken, bypassing all the other links (BASH_ENV, the need for monte,...
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    You can trick the service into giving you the...

    You can trick the service into giving you the slices, but if TiVo caught you doing that you'd probably be cut off.
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    Sticky: That post was before monte was publicly released...

    That post was before monte was publicly released (still, having a modded prom simplifies the boot process).
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    Sticky: Re: Has anyone successfully kept recordings when switching to 4.0?

    Nope.

    An important part of an official upgrade from TiVo is the processing of a special swsystem "slice". That slice contains all the new or changed attributes being used by the new software. ...
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    Permanently disable yellow star promos (S1 v3.0)

    This is the Series 1 v3.0 version of the yellow star hack described earlier.
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    Enable Now Showing sorting by default (S1 v3.0)

    This patch makes the Now Showing sorting backdoor default to "enabled". You can still toggle it off or on using the normal backdoor sequence.
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    Re: OT: software version

    3.0 (aka 3.0-01-1) is the latest (but still kinda old) version of the software for your S1 SA.

    The 3.1.0b software is the latest for the S1 dtivos (and 3.1.1b is the latest for the S2 dtivos)
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    Default to 30-sec skip mode (S1 v3.0)

    This is the Series 1 v3.0 version of the 30-sec skip mode hack described earlier.
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    My bad. 4.0.1 also introduced the grid guide...

    My bad. 4.0.1 also introduced the grid guide style for the standalones (though the DVD SA tivos now out at 5.2 don't support grid style yet -- go figure)
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    Sleeper and tivomaster are right...here's a...

    Sleeper and tivomaster are right...here's a little more detail.

    Let's be loose with terminology and call the verification of initrd's integrity a "checksum". If that checksum were computed simply...
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    Oh ok cool....no harm, no foul :)

    Oh ok cool....no harm, no foul :)
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    Oh the source has been posted, but not by...

    Oh the source has been posted, but not by superzap...by me. A simple examination of "strings" run against the binaries should convince you that these are my patch programs, just spread across...
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    Heh, that's ok...it was sort of rhetorical...

    Heh, that's ok...it was sort of rhetorical anyway. I was amused by the claim that he came up with the patches to begin with.
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    Sticky: Yep, the modules that you need to insmod for NFS...

    Yep, the modules that you need to insmod for NFS support on 4.0 are floating around in various places.
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    And I'm assuming he did them based on the patches...

    And I'm assuming he did them based on the patches I provided. But anyway, where is the source code for those binaries?
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    That info is displayed if you hit Thumbs Up...

    That info is displayed if you hit Thumbs Up during that "acquiring info" screen.
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    It might look like that at first glance, but if...

    It might look like that at first glance, but if you add together the call address of the subroutine (stored in t9) and the value loaded into the gp at the start of the routine, you'll end up with...
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    Does Tiger even visit AVS anymore? And if it...

    Does Tiger even visit AVS anymore?

    And if it is true that he made an agreement directly with TiVo to not release the source code, I doubt he'd back out on that now. Who knows, though...
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    Showcase items come via satellite.

    Showcase items come via satellite.
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    ui.itcl works fine on my 4.0...not sure what...

    ui.itcl works fine on my 4.0...not sure what patches I have that you don't.
  126. Anywhere on the root filesystem (e.g. /hack) will...

    Anywhere on the root filesystem (e.g. /hack) will be "safe". The caveats are:
    You can run out of space there if you go overboard with hacks
    You must always remember to do "mount -o remount,rw /"...
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    Sticky: One way of looking at the MFS database is through...

    One way of looking at the MFS database is through tivoweb.

    The more direct way involves invoking tivosh from the bash prompt and using the 1-2 dozen MFS commands that are out there. That's a huge...
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    Sticky: It overwrites the MFS DB.

    It overwrites the MFS DB.
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    Sticky: There's no way of knowing in advance what will...

    There's no way of knowing in advance what will happen if you tinker with your Tivo and still let automatic updates take place. That's why it's best to disable them (search if you don't know how to...
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    All of the necessary patches to get tivoweb to...

    All of the necessary patches to get tivoweb to work on 4.0 have been posted on this board.
  131. Re: SO ... I think ..

    All of the hacks work, including preventing scrambling (well okay..I don't think the hacks that require OSD work yet). I can't personally speak for Sleeper's ISO though...I install my hacks manually.
  132. The biggest advantages so far are: ...

    The biggest advantages so far are:
    Folders/grouping, which also reduces the time to enter Now Showing to almost nothing
    The Disk Usage backdoor, which gives you a breakdown of how you're using...
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    Default to 30-sec skip mode (S1 v2.5.5)

    This is the Series 1 v2.5.5 version of the 30-sec skip hack described earlier (for UK TiVo owners).
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    I posted a simple script...

    I posted a simple script that lets you keep your stuff safely out of /var/hack, but still use utilities that depend on that path.
  135. This script creates symlinks between /var/hack...

    This script creates symlinks between /var/hack and the actual location of your TiVo hacks (specified in the "realTree" variable). It's okay to run this script at every boot, even when the /var/hack...
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    Re: Series2 is so SLOW!

    Install 4.0 and your Now Showing slowness will disappear.
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    TiVo publicly stated on AVS that one big reason...

    TiVo publicly stated on AVS that one big reason there's no push for 4.0 on S1 is that their in-house tool chains for creating the TiVo menus and such changed drastically between S1 and S2. So all...
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    I just use objdump, cross compiled as...

    I just use objdump, cross compiled as appropriate.

    Series 1 is PowerPC. Series 2 is Big-Endian MIPS.
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    Re: A Request, a Suggestion, and a few Questions

    No problem...I just posted it above.

    Okay I'll look into that when I can.

    And as for hex editing...most hex editors show the hex value in the left columns as ASCII characters in the right...
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    Permanently enable backdoors (S1 v3.0)

    This is the Series 1 v3.0 version of the backdoor hack described earlier.
  141. It's much much easier to populate /var/hack with...

    It's much much easier to populate /var/hack with sym links to where you're safely keeping your stuff. You can even automate the bootup so that if /var has been rebuilt, the sym links are then...
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    The S/N is used by TiVo to fetch the public side...

    The S/N is used by TiVo to fetch the public side of your box's private key. If you think you can just change your S/N and continue with the service using a different one...think again. TiVo will...
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    Are you sure the Elvis video is completely gone...

    Are you sure the Elvis video is completely gone from your drive? Just because it's no longer in TiVo Central doesn't mean it's not still there as a Clip.

    Did you use the backdoor to view all the...
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    Yeah, TheWickedPriest makes two good points: you...

    Yeah, TheWickedPriest makes two good points: you don't have to run these hacks directly if you're comfortable hex-editing (see the source code for the location to hex-edit), and you can use "mv"...
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    Re: Re: Default to 30-sec skip mode (S1 v3.1.0b)

    If you can somehow get me a copy of the 2.5.5 tivoapp, I can take a look at it and see if I find similar code to patch.
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    Permanently disable yellow star promos (S1 v3.1.0b)

    Here's a hack that patches the Series 1 tivoapp v3.1.0b such that yellow star promo items are never shown in TiVo Central.

    If you'd still like to see the promos recorded (but not show up as a menu...
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    I've posted the backdoor and skip30 hacks for S1...

    I've posted the backdoor and skip30 hacks for S1 v3.1.0b over in this thread.
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    Permanently enable backdoors (S1 v3.1.0b)

    Here's a hack that patches the Series 1 tivoapp v3.1.0b such that backdoors are permanently enabled.
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    Default to 30-sec skip mode (S1 v3.1.0b)

    Here's a hack that patches the Series 1 tivoapp v3.1.0b such that 30-second skip mode is enabled by default. You can still toggle the mode using the normal backdoor; this patch just makes it so that...
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    Suggestions

    Also, feel free to make suggestions for hacks you'd like to see. I'll let you know how feasible they are.
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