DOES YOUR ISO/SCRIPTS CONTAIN THE XXXX HACK THAT ALLOWS ME TO STEAL DTV SERVICE AND/OR TIVO SERVICE
No! Please don't PM me about this. It is against forum rules and illegal and could jepordize all the hard work that I have done for the benefit of others.
I got this error after running the scripts:
Boot failed reason=60
Ram size = 64
Service number is 1010000C0223B7C.
What is password?
Try running the Monte script, not the Prom script!
How far will the u5 and prom scripts get me in the sense of being protected from software updates?
U5 - No longer supported
Monte - uses the upgradesoftware=false on the bootpage
Prom - uses upgradesoftware=false on the bootpage
Are their any task that have to be done to my tivo before using your scripts? (such as reinstating the original RC.SYS and making sure "updatesoftware=true" is still there?
I do not support or encourage that you hack your original Tivo Drive. Do this at your own risk.
Ideally you should start with a virgin unhacked drive that has the latest software on it. If this is your original Tivo drive, install it as Secondary Master and boot the CD. Run a script, perform backup phase, power off and remove the Original drive and install a new drive in its place Reboot and continue with the Restore, Surgery and Final Phases.
If your virgin unhacked drive is not your original Tivo drive and you do not need to expand it or create swap, then install it as secondary master and boot the CD. Run a script, perform backup phase, reboot, skip restore phase, and continue with the Surgery, and Final Phases.
IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS, PUT THE DRIVE IN THE TIVO AFTER EACH OF THE 3 PHASES (RESTORE, SURGERY & FINAL) AND TEST IT.
Do I need to allow my never before used HDVR2 to call in before I use this ISO?
You do not have to but it is recommended that you force the daily call and pending restart to upgrade. This way you will have the latest software. All of the scripts prevent the upgrade from happening.
After running the scripts, do I need to reinitialize all my hacks?
Just read the screen as you run the scripts. You will see what hacks are being installed. Afterwards, you can edit the rc.sysinit.author or hackint file and remove anything that you do not want. In the future there may be an option to install each utility/hack. Righ now everything gets installed.
What models do you think this will work with? DirecTivos and Standalones?
The scripts should work on all series 2's. They have been tested on both a prom modded HDVR2 and an unmodded HDVR2. There is an option to copy the ethernet drivers. SA units SHOULD NOT copy the drivers. Also 4.x software must manually patch tivoapp - see posts later in the thread
Do you have a .b image I can install on my new 120 A drive so I don't have to wait for the is happen on its own?
The ISO does not contain any images. It may contain the SA images in the future if they prove to work well on a Direct Tivo. If you want the latest software, force your Tivo to do a daily call.
I have the Model XXXX network adapter, does your script support the driver for this device?
The scripts currently installs the pegasus and ax8817x drivers. Others will be added upon request. Please check the other HOWTO threads to see exactly which devices are supported by each driver.
Does the Fix sub included with this ISO automaticly run using cron once a month to keep my Tivo unit activated?
No. It uses the sleep command and runs once per day. I have worked on using crond which is part of the busybox 1.0 toolkit that I installed. The problem is that it wants to use a spool directory under /var and I am still on the fence about that because /var can (although doesn't happen often) get rebuilt and goodbye cron. Opinions on this are welcome.
All hacks are automaticly installed with the ISO, does this mean that they will automaticaly start when the Tivo unit is booted the first time or do I need to implemet them after installing the hacks?
Everything is implemented in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author
Remove hacks by editing it accordingly. The vi (vim) editor is available over the serial port. Use a terminal like hyperterminal. yyserver must manually be started.