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Thread: Still need to do PROM hack?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Still need to do PROM hack?

    I found a TiVo at a Goodwill store today for $15. Thinking "Oh neat, I've always kinda wanted one of these." No cables, no remote. Being the geek I am I decided to buy it anyways to make some sort of media center. When i got home I started googling how to run custom kernels and what-not on the box, since I read it was basically a linux comp. Now all the posts are from 2004-2009, and I'm looking for something not-archived or 404'd. Do I still need to do the PROM hardware mod, or is there an easier way?

    Model: TCD540040
    Series "2.5"

    Havn't even plugged it in any further than seeing the lights turn on.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Yep. You need a PROM replacement to get it to run any unsigned code.

    TiVo Series4 Premiere Development HERE

    Do you have a PROM related question? Check HERE and HERE before sending me a PM. Any questions that have already been answered will be deleted if sent via PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Sonoran Desert
    EDIT: oh wait n/m yeah need a prom mod there.
    Before PMing me: Iím not your personal tech support. If you have a question, ask in public so I don't have to repeat if somebody else asks. If you want images or slices, use emule. I will ignore all support PMs.

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