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    Playing with the PROM

    I've got a socketed series 2.5 around that I have not been using to watch TV lately and I have started digging into the PROM to see what other new and interesting mods could be made. I've been using...
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    I've reviewed the 1.18 disassembly and I see that...

    I've reviewed the 1.18 disassembly and I see that the function at 0xA1FE0064 actually is performing two copy operations from PROM to memory. The first is copying 0xDBC0 (NOT 0x1DBC0) bytes with the...
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    Running 6.4a on HR10-250 and per suggestion of...

    Running 6.4a on HR10-250 and per suggestion of another person, I disconnected Sat inputs and have not had a reboot while disconnected. I may setup an automatic switch to connect the Sat input in the...
  4. I need a copy of /sbin/irtest for Series 2 if...

    I need a copy of /sbin/irtest for Series 2 if anyone can help.
  5. I'm trying to build a toolchain with the latest...

    I'm trying to build a toolchain with the latest version of cygwin and it fails:



    In file included from ../../gcc-3.3.2/gcc/read-rtl.c:24:0:
    ../../gcc-3.3.2/gcc/rtl.h:132:3: warning: type of...
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    It might help to get an ESR meter and check all...

    It might help to get an ESR meter and check all the electrolytic capacitors in the TiVo and replace those that are out of spec.
  7. I don't have a DirecTV TiVo that is on the Provo...

    I don't have a DirecTV TiVo that is on the Provo platform, and am not sure why anyone would still be using one, but if you have one and want to patch your dssapp or dssapp-sniffer, try the following...
  8. I seem to have found a dssapp patch location to...

    I seem to have found a dssapp patch location to eliminate receiving of DirecTV mail messages. Previously, I have observed that unopened messages would reappear several hours after rebooting. I have...
  9. In attempting to give meaningful names to as many...

    In attempting to give meaningful names to as many functions as possible, I came across a patent that should be helpful in understanding the meaning of some of the acronyms scattered throughout dssapp.
  10. some patches in pursuit of eliminating advertisments

    After making a patch to tivoapp, it has been nice to no longer have the mail icon turn yellow when a new message (a.k.a. advertisement) arrives on my TiVo. The new messages are still are still being...
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    Thanks to http://web.archive.org and a little...

    Thanks to http://web.archive.org and a little persistance, attached is Jon Maddox's version 1.5.

    You probably already downloaded version 1.3 from CARLOS P's website
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    please delete this reply

    please delete this reply
  13. Turns out this patch is not needed since I found...

    Turns out this patch is not needed since I found that the Advanced WishList menu can be enabled by setting AdvancedTheme = 1 in mfs under /State/GeneralConfig

    Here is a tcl script to do just that....
  14. tivoapp patch to enable Advanced WishList menu

    I realize that an Advanced WishList can be created by pressing the zero button in the Create WishList screen. I hardly ever use WishLists and tend to forget about pressing the zero button so I found...
  15. I'm glad that worked for you. I like to think of...

    I'm glad that worked for you. I like to think of "received" channels as ones I would ever watch something from and "favorite" channels as those I'm more likely to watch. That way, on days I want to...
  16. I thought it would be nice to implement the...

    I thought it would be nice to implement the function of this patch so that the effect of it could be toggled from within the TiVo interface without having to un-patch/re-patch tivoapp. To that end, I...
  17. tivoapp patch to keep channels from being added

    Are you tired of having those infomercial and shopping channels keep showing up in your list of channels you receive? If so, this is the patch for you!

    This patch is for tivoapp 6.4a and has been...
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    I think there was at least one of the latest...

    I think there was at least one of the latest versions of S2 software that supports using the IR blaster to control an external ATSC tuner.

    Both the S1 and the S2 could be hacked to control an ATSC...
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    Do you have backdoors enabled? If so, what is the...

    Do you have backdoors enabled? If so, what is the value for FLogEvents on the System Information page? If FLogEvents is true then tvlog should have quite a bit more logged to it than if it is set to...
  20. Looking into this problem with tivoapp 6.4a, it...

    Looking into this problem with tivoapp 6.4a, it appears that at 0x0048EE80 it is calling GetIntegerFromBRF to get the second byte from Features.brf and then if that byte is 1 then it tries to load...
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    You might also look at /var/log/tvlog

    You might also look at /var/log/tvlog
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    Does anyone know where the HR10-250 stores...

    Does anyone know where the HR10-250 stores mail/messages? I've looked in mfs under /MessageItem/MessageBoard and /MessageItem/PreTivoCentral and found nothing. I also did a recursive grep of the...
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    I still use my HR10-250 every day to watch OTA...

    I still use my HR10-250 every day to watch OTA digital TV. I'm looking into a hack to get it to quit adding satellite channels to my lineup. I get tired of having to go in and delete them all. It...
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    Those may be the options that TiVo gives you, but...

    Those may be the options that TiVo gives you, but as we know, the options given by the manufacturer are not the only options available. TiVo does not offer the option of a channel lineup with both...
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    I tried the 2.14 patches one at a time and found...

    I tried the 2.14 patches one at a time and found that they all work except the one that skips the SHA-160 calculation.

    By applying the other three patches to my 2.14 prom on my HR10-250 I cut 48...
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    I tried porting to prom version 2.14 on my...

    I tried porting to prom version 2.14 on my HR10-250 and with the changes I made, the disk still spins up and sounds like it is being accessed, but no video appears on the composite output at all (and...
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    What model s2 TiVo do you have? Are you trying...

    What model s2 TiVo do you have?

    Are you trying to have your TiVo record both analog and digital OTA channels, or just one or the other?

    Are you also trying to have it record cable TV and/or...
  28. Thread: PROM socketing

    by woracan
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    Sticky: I used homieflash...

    I used homieflash on my socketed S2SA to dump the HR10-250 prom (doing a hot-swap of course).

    getprom -verify_file HR10-250Prom.bin reports:



    I'm reasonably certain that is a corrupt prom...
  29. Thread: PROM socketing

    by woracan
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    Sticky: My HR10-250 was working fine until I decided to...

    My HR10-250 was working fine until I decided to socket it. In the process of removing the prom, I managed to lift the pad for pin 4. I soldered a wire in to make the connection and soldered the rest...
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    Sticky: lgkahn, make sure to chmod 755 /tvbin/tivoapp if...

    lgkahn, make sure to chmod 755 /tvbin/tivoapp if it is not already.
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    I'm not after the guide data itself, but wanted...

    I'm not after the guide data itself, but wanted to better understand the workings of accessing streams of data coming from the satellite. I figured the guide data is broadcast in an unencrypted data...
  32. Today I re-aimed my Phase III DirecTV dish and in...

    Today I re-aimed my Phase III DirecTV dish and in the process, I inadvertently had the elevation off by enough that I was getting no signal at all. Before I noticed the elevation being off, I swung...
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    Where does HR10-250 guide data go?

    I know that it eventually ends up being stored in the MFS database.

    I thought guide data was received from the satellite data stream and saved as a slice file in /var/packages. I'm using a script...
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    I found the location for 6.4a and have added it...

    I found the location for 6.4a and have added it to the list below:


    All Values are Hex

    Sw Version Offset (VMA) Original Value New Value
    6.3e 0x0063d2ec 3c060001 ...
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    What city are you in, or are you planning to ship...

    What city are you in, or are you planning to ship the drive or the TiVo?
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    Wanted: HR10-250

    I was about 8 months too late for the one that sold on here for $8 + shipping, so...

    Does anyone have an HR10-250 they would like to sell or trade?
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    In the 7.2.2b tivoapp.proc file, ...

    In the 7.2.2b tivoapp.proc file,

    0x00e3834c sp12
    should be

    0x00e3934c sp12
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    What software version and model TiVo are you...

    What software version and model TiVo are you using?

    I could look to see if there is a way to patch tivoapp to fix this.

    An alternative to a patch is to use a proxy or a VPN so your TiVo appears...
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    Thanks for the excellent contribution 7.1! ...

    Thanks for the excellent contribution 7.1!

    Shouldn't the locations for sp2 and sp3 in the 7.2.2b tivoapp.proc file be unique?


    0x00c593d0 sp2
    0x00c593d0 sp3
  40. Thread: Images

    by woracan
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    If you are just using them as a fileserver and...

    If you are just using them as a fileserver and will not be running the TiVo software then you should be able to use just about any version image except Series 1 because they used a PowerPC instead of...
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    Has anyone updated mrblack51's BRF parser so it...

    Has anyone updated mrblack51's BRF parser so it can handle brf files from the latest TiVo software versions?
  42. Here are the patches for 5.3 VMA ...

    Here are the patches for 5.3

    VMA previous new Patch function
    0x007caf04 0320f809 00001021 -remove TVGuide logo from guide screen
    0x007cb004 0320f809 00001021 -remove Tribune...
  43. Here are the patches for 7.2.2b VMA ...

    Here are the patches for 7.2.2b

    VMA previous new Patch function
    0x00483428 0c1294c7 00001021 -remove TVGuide logo from info screen
    0x004C221C 0c1294c7 00001021 -remove TVGuide...
  44. Here are the patches for 7.2.0a VMA ...

    Here are the patches for 7.2.0a

    VMA previous new Patch function
    0x00480584 0c12895b 00001021 -remove TVGuide logo from info screen
    0x004becc8 0c12895b 00001021 -remove TVGuide...
  45. I have started work on a tivoapp patch to remove...

    I have started work on a tivoapp patch to remove the "Tribune Media Services" nags and the TVGuide branding. I'm working on 7.2.0a, but once I get a working patch it should not be too hard to port to...
  46. Could someone please post that kernel module for...

    Could someone please post that kernel module for me? I couldn't find it at alt.org. Thanks!
  47. Here is an alternate method I use to recover from...

    Here is an alternate method I use to recover from reboot loops that sometimes happen when I'm testing tivoapp patches.

    First I created...
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    I patched tivoapp version 5.3-01-2-540 and got...

    I patched tivoapp version 5.3-01-2-540 and got rid of the "Showcases and TV Guide" menu item by making it look for /Blowcase in MFS which probably will never exist. At VMA offset 0x01339b88 change...
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    Viewing TiVo output without TV connected

    How can I take a screenshot of what the TiVo is currently displaying without having a television or capture card or anything connected to the TiVo other than the power cord and USB network adapter?
    ...
  50. In a similar manner, I added comments for most of...

    In a similar manner, I added comments for most of the jalr statements to the IDA disassembly.

    First,

    grep jalr.*# tivoapp.S > out.txt

    Next, with out.txt in Vim:

    %s/\(.*\) jalr.*#...
  51. I find the graph view in IDA to be helpful, but...

    I find the graph view in IDA to be helpful, but IDA doesn't find all the string refs that the tmesis disassembler does. So, after using tmesis disassembler to create my tivoapp.S file, I ran the...
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    I'd like to explore the tivoapp more.

    I'd like to explore the tivoapp more.
  53. Download link for 315kernel.zip is no longer...

    Download link for 315kernel.zip is no longer valid.

    Please update. Thanks.
  54. Thread: MRV Protocol?

    by woracan
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    The link is no longer good. Does anyone have...

    The link is no longer good. Does anyone have another location for the writeup on idl files and the idl parser program?
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    Please post tivoapp.proc files for any versions...

    Please post tivoapp.proc files for any versions you may have. It would be helpful if you could help me find the version of tivoapp to match the tivoapp.proc file you post. Thanks.
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    It boots and caches keys. I am using mfs_ftp with...

    It boots and caches keys. I am using mfs_ftp with the descramble bianaries to extract tmf files. So far all except one file play fine in mplayer. Once all the files extract, I'll go back and check on...
  57. if it had been a snake... Found it, thanks....

    if it had been a snake...

    Found it, thanks. TiVo has changed their download URLs, adding the word "download" to the URL so http://www.tivo.com/linux/72/TiVo-devenv.tar.gz in the script needs to be...
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    Works great! Thanks jt1134!

    Works great! Thanks jt1134!
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    Unscramble for Series 2.5 Gen04?

    Does anyone have a kernel built with the Unscramble patch for Series 2.5 Gen04 TiVo? I have a TCD540080 running 7.2.0a-oth-01-2-540 and would like to unscramble the programs on it. I've been unable...
  60. Where is your script to build a gcc-3.3.4 mips...

    Where is your script to build a gcc-3.3.4 mips toolchain? I only see the attachment to build the kernel.
  61. I recently pulled an S2.5 TCD540080 out of the...

    I recently pulled an S2.5 TCD540080 out of the closet and lo and behold it had the "rare" Version 7.2.0a-oth-01-2-540 software on it. I couldn't find the encryption disabling patch in this thread or...
  62. Thread: crypto -gmc

    by woracan
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    crypto -gmc

    It seems that "crypto -gmc" retrieves the machine configuration and "crypto -u -smc <configuration string>" sets the machine configuration.

    I haven't figured out what this affects or if it is...
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    anyone have fuser for S1?

    anyone have fuser for S1?
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    Could someone post the devbin.tar.gz for Series 1...

    Could someone post the devbin.tar.gz for Series 1 please?

    http://themurrays.homeip.net/downloads/tivo/for_tivo is gone and archive.org did not grab the devbin.tar file.
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