Superpatch was used to add MRV and HME, among other things. Encryption was disabled by a tivoapp patch, which may or may not have been part of the superpatch. It's been so long since I used the superpatch that I don't remember all of the features it enabled. You can still disable encryption on a S3 by patching the tivoapp file manually. The latest patch locations are listed in one of the S3 forums. You will have to mod the EPROM in order to patch the tivoapp file.
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I think that some experienced reliability issues with the piggyback socket (coming lose and causing boot failures) and that a more secure PROM socket wasn't that much more involved.
Removing the PROM with chip-quik (lowers the possibility of lifting a pad) and cutting out the bottom of the socket makes the process easier.
Last edited by Offspring2099; 01-22-2009 at 02:57 PM. Reason: I read and learned...
2x years never had a problem with them, at all.
These were a very done with very ugly soldering (learn by doing!!). Very not pretty, but functioned perfect. The only thing I did that might have helped was I hot glued the piggybacked sockets first to each other, and secondly glued the assembled adapter in place on the mainboard.
They say beer will make me dumb. It are go good with pizza!-----------
3XR10, prommed, 3xdvr40,4xdvr39, all networked, ranging from 40GB to 750GB
On the other hand I tried to do it all the hard way and my TivoHD has been dead for many days LOL
There is no ls that works with series 3? Or just at that time of the install 'ls' was not in the path or not even ftp'ed over yet???
Last edited by lrhorer; 10-25-2010 at 01:31 AM.
OK, I've finally decided I may go ahead and implement insitu hacking on my TiVos, or at least one of then. Two of my TiVos have external drives, but for various reasons that is not desirable on my third TiVo. This means the TiVo itself must be removed from the system and then the drive must be removed and hacked, and then everything must be put back together. Consequently, I have refrained from hacking it, because removing the TiVo and pulling the drive in that location is too difficult for me to make it worth doing every quarter or so.
Obviously, in order to fend off automated upgrades, one must employ the bootpage upgradesoftware=false option, but there seems to be a number of different ways to proceed once the the TiVo is pending restart. Is there a consensus on the best way to proceed once that happens? Are the slices unpacked and ready in the standby boot and root partitions once the system is pending restart, or does one need to force them to be unpacked?
Edit: Disregard. I just found this post.
Last edited by lrhorer; 10-24-2010 at 06:38 PM.