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    6.4a has arrived

    Looks like 6.4a is starting to show up on some Directv tivos.

    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sho...d.php?t=393867
    Last edited by jt1134; 12-19-2008 at 07:44 PM.

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    Not in mfs here yet....
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    I don't have it either (don't have a directv box on the sat any more). An initial look at tivoapp doesn't look hopeful in ANY sense, though I'm no expert at that. Looks like someone at TCF has been poking around a bit though

    Here's a 6.4a tivoapp if anyone wants to take a look.
    Last edited by jt1134; 12-19-2008 at 07:44 PM.

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    I don't have DTV service but it is nice to see the two companies continuing to support these boxes until the bitter end. Many others would have abandoned support long ago.
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    I've got it in MFS on one system - along with 6.2, 6.2a, 6.3e, and 6.3f.

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    confirmed patch locations

    POSSIBLE "currently confirmed by CrashHD only" new location patches 6.4a only. This information is for persons with higher pay grades to confirm.
    DO NOT try these locations without confirmation from the higher authorities as I used a very crude method to locate the possible new locations. Unless of course you want to screw your unit.

    #No encryption (DEC) 1598904 orig 0c16a402
    #30-second skip (DEC) 6883312 orig 1440002b
    #Backdoors (DEC) 2806144 orig 00008021
    #HMO/HME
    (DEC) 906328 orig 00408821
    (DEC) 1119964 orig 00408021
    (DEC) 5874104 orig 14400014
    #Free Trial (DEC) 920520 orig 0c1445a9
    #OSD Message (DEC) 6895320 orig 0c3289f7


    If the jump to locations remain the same as 6.3f then this is what the command would be. TEST AT YOUR OWN RISK
    "currently confirmed by CrashHD only"


    Disable encryption:
    echo -ne "\x3C\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=1598904

    30sec skip:
    echo -ne "\x10\x40\x00\x2b" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=6883312

    Backdoors
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=2806144

    HMO/HME
    echo -ne "\x34\x11\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=906328
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=1119964
    echo -ne "\x10\x00\x00\x14" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=5874104

    removes *TiVo Plus features (trial ends today)
    echo -ne "\x24\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=920520
    Last edited by RandC; 06-03-2008 at 02:18 AM.
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    Well, none of my DirecTV tivo's have downloaded 6.4a. Anyone have a link for the slices/slice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandC View Post
    #No encryption (DEC) 1598904 orig 0c16a402
    <snip>
    Disable encryption:
    echo -ne "\x3C\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=1598904
    <Bushism> That information has been confirmified. That is to say, we have a positive, confirmification of the accuracy of the information.</Bushism>

    Tested working on a HR10 with 6.4a. Tests of other patches to be forthcoming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandC View Post
    #30-second skip (DEC) 6883312 orig 1440002b
    #30sec skip:
    echo -ne "\x10\x40\x00\x2b" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=6883312
    Also confirmified!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandC View Post
    #Backdoors (DEC) 2806144 orig 00008021
    Backdoors
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=2806144
    This one also is a successful test, on an HR10-250 w/6.4a. I intend to test the rest of the patches today, and report my results. For now, I am off to make dinner (ugh...teh more hungrier me stomach are get, the dumberer me brain are be.)
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    Go to post 42, this thread, for a better way to superpatch your 6.4a
    Quote Originally Posted by RandC View Post
    #No encryption (DEC) 1598904 orig 0c16a402
    #30-second skip (DEC) 6883312 orig 1440002b
    #Backdoors (DEC) 2806144 orig 00008021
    #HMO/HME
    (DEC) 906328 orig 00408821
    (DEC) 1119964 orig 00408021
    (DEC) 5874104 orig 14400014
    #Free Trial (DEC) 920520 orig 0c1445a9

    #OSD Message (DEC) 6895320 orig 0c3289f7
    CrashHD:This patch not yet tested

    Disable encryption:
    echo -ne "\x3C\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=1598904

    30sec skip:
    echo -ne "\x10\x40\x00\x2b" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=6883312

    Backdoors
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=2806144

    HMO/HME
    echo -ne "\x34\x11\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=906328
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=1119964
    echo -ne "\x10\x00\x00\x14" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=5874104

    removes *TiVo Plus features (trial ends today)
    echo -ne "\x24\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=920520
    I have tested these all, and found them to all work correctly, so far, with the exception of the OSD patch, which I did could not test without knowing the new value.

    I have packaged all of these up in a single script. It mounts root rw, copies tivoapp to a temp file, patches the temp file, swaps the patched tmp file with the running tivoapp, leaves a backup copy of tivoapp in the /tvbin folder, mounts the / ro, and exits. There is no "superpatch-like" error checking on these, it is just a simple script that patches the necessary locations, and accordingly, it's use does not come without risk. Use at your own peril.
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    echo "Mounting / rw"
    mount -o remount,rw /
    
    echo "Patching 6.4a Tivoapp"
    echo "Copying /tvbin/tivoapp /tvbin/tivoapp.tmp"
    cp /tvbin/tivoapp /tvbin/tivoapp.tmp
    echo "Done copying, now patching tivoapp.tmp"
    
    # Disable Encraption:
    echo -ne "\x3C\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=1598904
    # Enable 30sec skip:
    echo -ne "\x10\x40\x00\x2b" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=6883312
    # Backdoors:
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=2806144
    # HMO/HME:
    echo -ne "\x34\x11\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=906328
    echo -ne "\x24\x10\x00\x01" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=1119964 
    echo -ne "\x10\x00\x00\x14" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=5874104 
    # Remove "*Tivo Plus features (trial ends today)"
    echo -ne "\x24\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=920520
    
    # Enable on-screen clock (SPS9S toggle)
    #echo -ne "\x10\x40\x00\x1e" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=178560
    
    # Disable OSD messages (insert your access card, etc)
    #echo -ne "\x24\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp.tmp bs=1 seek=6895320
    
    
    echo "Moving the running /tvbin/tivoapp to /tvbin/tivoapp.orig.bak"
    mv /tvbin/tivoapp /tvbin/tivoapp.6.4a.original
    echo "Done that, moving /tvbin/tivoapp.tmp /tvbin/tivoapp"
    mv /tvbin/tivoapp.tmp /tvbin/tivoapp
    echo "Mounting / ro"
    mount -o remount,ro /
    echo "Done.  In the event of problems, your original tivoapp is at /tvbin/tivoapp.6.4a.original"
    
    exit
    <EDIT> There was an error with the attached file. Two values were flipped. It has been corrected.

    The real credit here goes to RandC. Finding these patch points is beyond me, and all I have really done is tested and packaged his work. Enjoy.
    Go to post 42, this thread, for a better way to superpatch your 6.4a
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    Last edited by crashHD; 06-01-2008 at 04:32 PM. Reason: updating info
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    Are there any unusual considerations for 6.4a? I thought I read in TCF that DHCP was disabled, or that you could not use the old killinitrd kernel with it. Or can one update to it the same way as past updates (6.3f, etc.)?
    Steve

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    I haven't tested DHCP with it. As I recall, though, DHCP has been wrecked since 6.3 e or f. I think a necessary file or two (dhclient??) are missing, and if they are copied over from an older version, it works again. Now that there are patches that turn on the network screen in the gui, it is less of a big deal.

    I never tried running my 6.4a unit with it's stock drivers. I installed the backports right away during the upgrade, and I've had no problem.
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    Crash try these for OSD and SPS9S

    TEST ONLY - NOT CONFIRMED - currently confirmed by CrashHD only 5-25-2008
    OSD message
    echo -ne "\x24\x02\x00\x00" | dd conv=notrunc of=tivoapp bs=1 seek=6895320

    TEST ONLY - NOT CONFIRMED - currently confirmed by CrashHD only 5-25-2008
    SPS9S
    echo -ne "\x10\x40\x00\x1e" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp bs=1 seek=178560
    Last edited by RandC; 07-05-2008 at 12:04 PM.
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    (1) HR10-250 2TB 6.4a
    (1) HR10-250 620GB 6.4a
    (1) HR10-250 300GB 6.4a
    (3) HR21 (2) with AM21 & internal 2TB Seagate
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    new- deleted - modified 6.4a

    Lots of new and modified files in 6.4a, as expected with the additional features to be available with this upgrade
    Attached Files Attached Files
    (2) UltimateTV - upgraded w/160GB
    (1) HR10-250 2TB 6.4a
    (1) HR10-250 620GB 6.4a
    (1) HR10-250 300GB 6.4a
    (3) HR21 (2) with AM21 & internal 2TB Seagate
    RandC

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