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Thread: OZ: TiVo software pending update forcing nightly reboot

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    OZ: TiVo software pending update forcing nightly reboot

    Hi All,

    Software version 11.3b4 has just been released in Australia however those of us with modded TiVo's are noticing some odd behaviour. In particular those of us who dont want the update applied yet.

    We have all the software update blocks in place
    1) Commented out the reboot line in /tvbin/installSw.itcl
    2) upgradesoftware=false on the bootpage

    However every night the TiVo goes ahead and reboots itself just after the daily call.

    I have searched through all .itcl files on the tivo and none of them apart frrom install.itcl contains a reboot line.

    Anyone have any idea why we are getting reboots nightly?
    Can TiVo send a reboot command remotely?

    Edit: If this is any help. I was looking at the System Information (Backdoors enabled) the Last Status = Pending Restart
    Last edited by pdd; 01-24-2011 at 05:53 AM. Reason: More information

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    This behavior is common place on US TiVos... Was it not on OZ TiVos before this update?

    There's a tivoapp patch that can disable the nightly restart. Somebody will have to port it to the OZ TiVo:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/sh...511#post206511
    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/sh...441#post300441 (11.0x location)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkdiff View Post
    This behavior is common place on US TiVos... Was it not on OZ TiVos before this update?
    Thanks for the info. I suppose we never really noticed it before but it's probably been there all along.

    I can find the patch but will need a copy of the USA tivoapp for 11.0d or 11.0h if anyone has it? With that I should be able to locate it by comparing the two.
    Last edited by pdd; 01-24-2011 at 07:00 AM. Reason: more information

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    I posted this in response to a similar question a while back:

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/sh...052#post308052

    Also, check your PM.

    -psxboy
    TCD652160 TivoHD
    1TB
    11.0n.J1-01-2-652

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    Thanks for the binary psxboy I managed to find the patches for both our current and next tivoapp. They are

    Code:
    Sw Version      Offset (VMA)     Original Value    New Value
    11.0h (USA)     0x007c5c20       10400008          10000008
    11.3b3 (Aust)   0x00783f04       10400008          10000008
    11.3b4 (Aust)   0x00783ef4       10400008          10000008
    Which would make the command line patch to be

    11.3b3
    echo -ne "\x10\x00\x00\x08" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp bs=1 seek=3686148

    11.3b4
    echo -ne "\x10\x00\x00\x08" | dd conv=notrunc of=/tvbin/tivoapp bs=1 seek=3686132

    Edit: This has now been confirmed to work perfectly when patching a 11.3b3 system and stops the reboot at 2am.
    Last edited by pdd; 01-27-2011 at 06:50 AM.

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