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Old 05-15-2001, 02:17 PM   #1 (Print)
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The Almost Complete Codes List

Last Updated: 12-02-02

Warning:
Use of any of these codes may cause unknown amounts of harm to your TiVo's data (setup parameters, recorded or scheduled programs, preferences, guide data, etc.). They could conceivably cause your TiVo to act in some way that might upset TiVo Inc. and cause them to terminate your service. Who knows!? Try these codes entirely AT YOUR OWN RISK! They will void your warrenty, turn your hair white, make your friends spit at you, and cause your parents to claim they have no idea who you are anymore. But hey, if you're okay with it, so are we.

Some of these codes WILL damage your unit if you do not read this entire document for the warnings. Read everything here before going and actually doing any of this crazy stuff, okay?

Most of this information comes from the TiVo Hack FAQ and from various postings to the TiVo forums. There are no guarantees that any of these will work on any particular system now or in the future. I try to keep up with version numbers, but I'm not perfect. Okay?

Index:
1. Enabling Backdoor Mode
2. Select-Play-Select Codes
3. Clear-Enter-Clear Codes
4. Enter-Enter codes
5. Clear-Clear-Enter-Enter codes
6. Triple Thumb codes
7. AutoTest mode
8. Dialing codes
9. Sorting the Now Playing List
10. Shortcuts
11. Outdated Codes

1. Enabling Backdoor Mode
The Backdoor mode can be entered using the remote. This is done by doing a "Browse By Name" or "Search by Title" or wherever you can get to the Ouija screen... Currently, the only easy way to exit backdoor mode is to reboot the Tivo. After entering this code, you will see "Backdoors Enabled!" appear briefly, and it will return to Tivo Central. You can verify that backdoors are on in the System Information screen.

1.3 US and 1.5.0 or 1.51 UK systems: Enter "0V1T" and press Thumbs Up.

1.5.2 UK systems: Enter "10J0M" and press Thumbs Up.

2.0 systems: Enter "2 0 TCD" and press Thumbs Up.

2.5 US and 2.5.5 UK systems: Enter "B D 2 5" and press Thumbs Up.

2.5.2 systems (DirecTivo Only): Enter "B M U S 1" and press Thumbs Up.

3.0 systems: Enter "3 0 BC" and press Thumbs Up.

3.2 systems: Not known at this time. Nevertheless, not all of the codes in this list require backdoor mode to be turned on, notably, all the SPS codes as well as a few others.

If you know of any other codes, it would be appreciated if you could tell me so I can add them.

It should be noted that simply enabling backdoors turns on many new things:
- More info in System Information (including Uptime)
- More info in program detail screens
- 3.0 boxes will have View Upcoming Episodes enabled in Tivolution Magazine and Showcase entries
- And so on...


2. Select-Play-Select Codes
These codes take the format of "Select Play Select Something Select". These do not require backdoors to be enabled for them to work. The best way to do this type of code is to start playing a recorded program and do them while the recorded program is playing. They can be done from LiveTV as well, but people generally have a hard time getting them to work when trying to do that.

S-P-S-9-S - Toggles the Clock display in the bottom right corner. When you are watching LiveTV or a recording, this will show the time and where you are at in the recording. It's a toggle, so do it again to turn it off. However, when you turn it off, it doesn't disappear, you must go into a Tivo menu and return for it to go away. The Elapsed Time Indicator was removed in 3.0, to the general groan of everyone (it was very handy). They appear to have added it back to 3.2 on Series 2 boxes, but whether this becomes generally true is anybody's guess.

S-P-S-InstantReplay-S - Toggles a Status display in the bottom right corner. This displays what the Tivo is currently doing. Bit useless, really. Do it again to toggle it back off. Like the clock code, it doesn't disappear when you turn it off, you must go into a menu to make it disappear.

S-P-S-Pause-S - Toggles the fast disappear of the Play bar. Appears to have no other major effect, but who knows?

S-P-S-3-0-S (1.3, also 2.5, not 2.0 or 2.01) - Toggles 30 second skip mode. This turns the Skip to End button into a 30 second skip button. This was removed in 2.0x, but added back in 2.5.


3. Clear-Enter-Clear Codes
C-E-C stands for "Clear Enter Clear". Note: the claim is that all "C-E-C something" combinations will make the same confirmation tones, but they may or may not do anything. Here are the known codes.

C-E-C Thumbs-Up - Will allow you to access the TiVo's log files on your TV screen. Page up and page down allow you to move through the log information and the right arrow you to move through the log files. Use the left arrow key to get back out to the normal TiVo menus. Thumbs up and Thumbs down will take you to the top of bottom of whatever log is on screen.

C-E-C Thumbs-Down - Will shut down the myworld program on a TiVo. The myworld program is the brain of the TiVo. Shutting it down is not advisable since the only thing you can do with the TiVo at that point is use the BASH shell if you activated one. If you do have a BASH prompt you can rerun the myworld program to get the TiVo running fully again. If not you need to power down and up the TiVo to get it fully functional again.

C-E-C-0 (2.0) - This turns off the display of "scheduled suggestions" in the ToDo List. Also makes the clock (see SPS9S) NOT have a black bar behind it.

C-E-C-1 (2.0) - This turns off the display of "scheduled suggestions" in the ToDo List. Also makes the clock (see SPS9S) have a black bar behind it.

C-E-C-2 (2.0) - This turns on the display of "scheduled suggestions" in the ToDo List. A "scheduled suggestion" is a suggestion the Tivo is planning on recording. While you can remove these from the ToDo List, it doesn't appear to always cancel the recording, and the suggestion may be added back, and may record anyway, without any user intervention. Hey, it's only a suggestion though.. This may take a while to take effect. Actually, it doesn't take effect until something changes in the ToDo List.

C-E-C-3 (2.0) - Appears to do the exact same thing as CEC2. I'm pretty certain there's more to this than we are aware of right now.

**2.5 note**: C-E-C 0-3 (the above 4 codes) do not appear to work in 2.5, but they do still affect the "black background" of the clock. They just don't do anything for the suggestions in the ToDo List. To put suggestions in the ToDo list, see the "thumbs thumbs" code below.

C-E-C 4 - This forces suggestions to be rebuilt (same as 'sendkey dumpState'?).

C-E-C 5 - Toggles the overshoot correction during fast forwarding on and off.

C-E-C Fast-Forward - This resets (reboots) the TiVo

C-E-C Skip-to-end - Turns on "Boat-Anchor" mode. This convinces the TiVo that it should behave as if it has no guide data. Boat Anchor mode is automatic when the unit runs out of guide data, so this is probably only for testing purposes. A bit useless, really.

C-E-C 6 - Go into the Node Navigator. The Node Navigator is a trick to let you access menus directly. This is extremely dangerous, even to play with. Please do not go into any of the numbered nodes on this screen, you can (and will) break your unit beyond repair, requiring a full restore from a backup, even just by looking at these nodes. The reason is simple: When you enter certain menus or "nodes", changes can take place. For example, if you found the node to set the zipcode (in the Guided Setup routine), and then exited without changing anything, your zipcode would be erased, and would ruin your lineup on the next daily call, causing the unit to reboot when you go to LiveTV. Several things like this can happen, so just don't even do this. If you accidently get here, press the Tivo button to exit back out, and do NOT go into any of the numbered nodes. Even if you have a clue as to what you are doing, you can do damage just by looking around, so don't.

However, there are two extremely cool things here you can adjust in 3.0 software. Thanks goes to gleffler for letting me know about them.

WARNING: Very dangerous! Have a bit of caution, 'kay? If they don't work, they'll likely break your Tivo, and you're very attached to your Tivo, aren't you? THESE ONLY WORK IN 3.0! Have a backup ready to go.

First trick: Node 1 in 3.0. This node lets you adjust the exact timing of the auto-correction jumpback. Forget the offset/delay method listed below, and get precise. Note that entering this node will stop any recording you might have going at the time. This change will stay in effect after a reboot.

Second trick: Advanced Wishlists! Go to Node 30, and turn on advanced wishlists. Now, go to the Create a Wishlist screen and scroll PAST the bottom to find "Advanced Wishlist". From here, you can create a wishlist that is any combination of actors/directors/keywords/and genres. Nice, isn't it? Be as specific as you wanna be. This will stay enabled after a reboot.

Non-3.0 Users (2.5 only?): Appearantly, you can access Advanced Wishlists as well. Just hit 0 (zero) when creating a wishlist instead of picking the type of wishlist. You do need backdoors enabled. This also will work on 3.0 boxes. There may be a node to activate this as well on 2.0 and up boxes, but why muck about with the dangerous Node Navigator if you don't have to?

C-E-C-Slow - same as 'SendKey dumpState', creates a /tmp/mwstate


4. Enter-Enter codes
E-E stands for "Enter Enter". The following codes must be entered in the "Search by Title"screen. These codes are generally used to set values on the Tivo. You enter the code, and the prompt will appear, along with the red recording light coming on. You then enter the value. You then enter the code again to set the value in, and the recording light will go off. It doesn't actually stop recording if you happen to be recording something, however. Entering invalid values (non-numeric) will cause your Tivo to reboot, so be careful.

E-E-1 - Gives you Speed1: prompt. Turns the record LED on (indicating the backdoor is open and can be changed?). Enter a number for how fast you want the first scan speed to run at, and then press E-E-1 again. The record LED will go out.

The last two digits of the number must be 00 for an integer multiple speed. The digits to the left of the 00 indicate how many times normal playing speed the scan is running. 300 (which is 3x) is the default Speed1 scan speed, but you can't see that, you can only enter a number. A value of "1" is super slow motion (.01x speed) Unit will revert back to default speed when rebooted.

Does not appear to work in 2.0, although the prompt is still there.

E-E-2 - Gives you Speed2: prompt. Default is 2000. See Speed1 above. Does not appear to work in 2.0, although the prompt is still there.

E-E-3 - Gives you Speed3: prompt. Default is 6000. See Speed1 above. Does not appear to work in 2.0, although the prompt is still there.

E-E-4 - Gives you Rate1: prompt. Function unknown.

E-E-5 - Gives you Rate2: prompt. Function unknown.

E-E-6 - Gives you Rate3: prompt. Function unknown.

E-E-7 - Gives you Inter: prompt. Function unknown. Same as TIVO_INTERSTITIAL_INTERVAL environment variable (?). Interstitials were removed a long time ago, so this is probably useless.

E-E-8 - Gives you Open: prompt. Function unknown. Same as TIVO_LONGOPEN_INTERVAL environment variable. (?)

E-E-9 - Gives you Int.disabled, or int.enabled prompt. Toggles "interstitials". Intersititials were little TiVo guy animations that occurred between each menu screen. Most of them were deleted as being too annoying, but the initial boot one remains. Setting the TIVO_DISABLE_INTERSTITIALS environment variable to 1 disables it. Toggling "Int." from the remote causes the animation to play every time you hit the TiVo button. (Reported, may not work for everyone).

E-E-Tivo - If in Debug mode (see C-C-E-E 2 below), lets you set the TiVo's clock. Warning: setting this value may cause all of your Guide data to get "expired". If you want to play with this, keep in mind that TiVo may get mad at you for downloading several copies of your Guide data over the course of a couple of days. The best way to fix a messed up clock without reloading all the Guide data is to do the "Make a Test Call" option. The format of the time entry you use is the same as the format for the settime command. (?)

E-E-Rewind - Lets you set the "Offset:". Defaults to 2000.

E-E-FastForward - Lets you set the "Delay:". Defaults to 957.

The Offset and Delay control the overshoot correction. When you set them, go to any recorded program, play it, pause it, and press FF to do a frame advance. This makes the new values you put in take effect. For 1.3 like correction, use Offset of 1000 and Delay of 750.


5. Clear Clear Enter Enter codes
C-C-E-E stands for "Clear Clear Enter Enter". The following codes must be entered in the "System Information" screen.

C-C-E-E 2 - Turns on or off "Special Mode: DEBUG" (Note: you have to leave the "System Information" screen and re-enter it to see this flag turned on.) Starts sending debugging output to the /var/log/tvdebuglog file. This setting will STAY ON after a reboot. Not advised to leave this on for long periods of time.

C-C-E-E 3 - Seems to initiate a call. (a special one?)

C-C-E-E 7 [works even without Backdoors enabled] - Causes a message to be written to /var/log/tven saying: SetupDebugContext:OnNumber[94]: USER PROBLEM LOGSTAMP .

I'm guessing that Customer Support tells customers who are having problems to do CCEE7 around the time that the problem occurs, and then when they upload the logs, they can help locate what was going on when the problem happened.

C-C-E-E 8 - Takes you to the "Channels You Watch" page with NONE OF THE CHANNELS SELECTED! I guess this might be a quick way to clear your channel list. Fortunately you can just back out of it without losing your current channel list. I didn't try going forward from that screen... AVS Forum member "android" warns that this doesn't work ... and that it just hangs his machine..

C-C-E-E 0 [works even without Backdoors enabled] - It allows you to enter your own "Dial-in configuration code"! It does not appear to let you directly change the TFA value.

TFA stands for Toll Free Authorization.
Possible values:
0=[Access] denied ["you probably didn't ask, but you used a local, so QED"]
1=No decision [made yet] (you got time)
2=Oh you requested (we'll get back to ya)
3=Yeah, I guess so
4=Researched and you are out of luck
5=You had your chance but did nothing

The Dial In Access code (the 000 part) can be changed via some special key sequences.... Anyway, when Tivo CS gets a really unusual problem that needs files downloaded to the unit, they can tell the customer to change the access code and it'll then download certain types of files.. These may be predefined debugging type things or may be files the guy just then put on the server.

Best case scenario: Your daily call fails. Worst case scenario: Your Tivo breaks by downloading and running some weird debug thing and is unrepairable without a whole drive backup.


6. Triple Thumb codes (new to 2.5 and up)
New codes, it seems like. There's only a few of these, and they are still being found. Consider them experimental.

- Thumbs Down, Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Instant Replay -
:: If done in the ToDo List, it will turn on "Scheduled Suggestions" (See above).
:: If done in the Now Playing List, it will display the "hidden" recordings, like the Teleworld Paid Program. These recordings are those in reserved space.

- Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Instant Replay
:: If done in Now Playing, it will take you to a new menu called "Clips on Disk". This menu has the same content as the hidden recordings, but broken up into clips like they are in the Showcases. If you don't have any clips for whatever reason (haven't gotten any yet, your cable operator pre-empts the clips program, etc), this will reboot the machine.

- Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Record
:: Do it from the Tivo Central main menu to get the "MenuItem Back Door". It shows the current date in both the number of days since Jan. 1st, 1970 (an internal date format) and also in the normal style. If there is a menu item at the bottom (ad) then it will show the expiration date.
:: Do it from the Showcases screen to show all the hidden showcases, if there are any. It's a toggle. Do it again to remove them. Hidden showcases are simply the latest showcases that haven't had anything added to them, and have thus expired.

- Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Clear (3.0)
:: Do it in Tivo Central to change all the fonts to italic.

- Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, Enter
:: Dumps debug messages in /var/log/tvlog


7. AutoTest mode (3.0)
Go into Now Playing, view a description and hit 1,2,3 followed by Channel Down (the logs will now report "***** Auto_test mode unlocked! ***** ").

Hit 4 to start the auto test (it presses random keys to simulate someone using the Tivo.. quite annoying in fact)
Hit 5 to change the test
Hit 7 or 8 to change the delay between simulated keys
Hit 4 again to stop .. might have to reboot to avoid triggering it next time you hit 4


8. Dialing codes
Want to change the way your Tivo calls home? Read on. All these codes are inserted into the dialing prefix space in the Phone Setup stuff.

,#034 - DirecTivo only - This will limit the speed of the modem to v.34 (28.8k) which may improve your connections if you have poor lines. If you have a lot of failed calls, this might help. Makes the call take about twice as long, in theory.

,#019 - DirecTivo only - Same concept as above, but slower. If the above won't work, try this. But beware that it will seriously slow down the connection and make the call that much longer. Like 4 times longer than normal, approximately.

,#2xx - 3.0 only - Use PPP over Serial for the daily call.
xx stands for the port speed. The first two digits of the port speed are what you put in here. So:
96 = 9600
38 = 38,400
57 = 57,600
11 = 115,200
And so on..
The ,#2xx code will make the unit try to connect to a computer attached to the serial port using PPP. For more info, search the Underground forums.

,#3xx - 3.0 only - Use PPP over serial for the daily call. This is the same as with ,#2xx, but in this mode, it does a "modem emulation". That is, it will send AT type commands over the serial port as if a modem was there. Some third party PPP servers support exactly this kind of mode. Also, there has been one or two reports of people using this to actually connect an external modem to the serial port and having it really dial and complete a test call. Nobody has yet reported using this to complete a real daily call however. It seems that the serial port and the lack of flow control is a real problem for this type of setup. I imagine that if you set a modem up to use a very slow connection (9600) you could get this to work right. The Tivo definitely resets the modem using ATZ, so as long as the modem can save settings, you might be able to get it to work. Dan and others have gotten it to work, in fact. See here: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-v...&threadid=66115

,#401 - 3.0 only - This sets up the Tivo to use ethernet for the daily calls. On Series 1 boxes, this means TivoNet or TurboNet. On Series 2, this means a USB->Ethernet dongle. Not all dongles will work, do a search for more info.


9. Sorting the Now Playing List (3.0)
In Now Playing, Enter:
(S)low (0)Zero (R)ecord (T)humbsUp

Press enter to switch sorting options.

short cut keys are
1 for normal
2 for experation date
3 for alphabetical


10. Shortcuts
Backdoor mode not required, listed here for completeness.

TiVo 0 - Plays the TiVo guy boot movie
TiVo 1 - Goes to the Now Playing list. (in 2.5, goes to the Season Pass Manager)
TiVo 2 - Goes to the To Do list.
TiVo 3 - Goes to Wishlists (in 2.x+)
TiVo 4 - Goes to the "Browse By Name" screen.
TiVo 5 - Goes to the "Browse By Channel" screen in 1.3, and to "LiveTV" in 2.0. No, nobody knows why they changed it. They changed it back to "Browse by Channel" for 2.5 though.
TiVo 6 - Goes to the "Browse By Time" screen.
TiVo 7 - Goes to the "Record Time/Channel" screen (manual record).
TiVo 8 - Goes to the "TiVo's Suggestions" screen.
TiVo 9 - Goes to the "Network Showcases" screen.
TiVo TiVo - Goes to the Now Playing List (in 2.x+)


11. Outdated Codes

Teach Tivo (2.0 only)
To activate Teach Tivo, turn on Backdoors, then go to the suggestions list. Special codes here:

1,2, or 3 - Goes directly to different sections in Teach Tivo.
4 - Turns on the "Teach Tivo" menu item in the suggestions list. This won't be immediately visible until the list rebuilds or you change the list in some way (thumb down a program and move the cursor will do it).


DirecTivo trick (2.0 only?)
When it's "Acquiring Satellite Data", you can press thumbs up to get a couple of lines of status messages at the bottom of the screen. I'm not sure what most of them mean, but TX: shows the transponder it's looking at. This can be done whenever it's acquiring, as far as I can tell. No backdoor code required.

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Yes, indeed Otto is THE MAN! This is exactly the kind of post I was looking for. This is one to bookmark, one to save as text, and printout for posterity.

In any case... the thread's title is "ALMOST complete codes list..."

I'm guessing the ONE code that would make it FULLY complete is the 30-second jump for version 2.0.

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I'm guessing the ONE code that would make it FULLY complete is the 30-second jump for version 2.0.


That code doesn't exist. I have that info on pretty good authority, and yes, I've tried just about everything myself. Sorry.

I left out some useless/dangerous ones. That's all.

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does using these code really void the warranty?
some of them look like great resources. The fast forward and such.
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I don't see how Phillips or Sony could void your hardware warranty based on pressing buttons on the remote in a certain sequence.

This is much different than opening your box where it is clearly labeled that doing so will void your warranty.

If a certain action will void your hardware warranty, Phillips and Sony are obligated to inform the user of this. They have not, so I don't believe your warranty becomes void.

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I believe that Otto was just being sarcastic. He was just humorously stressing that you use these codes at your own risk. Consult your physician before using. Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball .

PLEASE NOTE: Some quantum physics theories suggest that when the consumer is not directly observing this product, it may cease to exist or will exist only in a vague and undetermined state.

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does using these code really void the warranty?


Well, I also said it would turn your hair white and make your friends spit at you.

These codes will not harm your unit in any irreversible way. The ones I left out can, in some cases, break the unit very badly. Don't use those if you happen to run across them. Just a warning.


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Do you lose your settings if you turn Backdoors off?

I used it to set my FF jumpback (delay and offset), but would prefer not to experience TiVo Death by hitting the wrong remote key sequence by accident.

Can I enable backdoors, do the jumpback settings, turn off backdoors and still have my jumpback settings in effect?

I would think this is possible, imagining that the original settings are restored only during a reboot, but my changes are rather subtle and I don't know of anyway to display the current settings for those options so it's difficult for me to test.

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Do you lose your settings if you turn Backdoors off?

I used it to set my FF jumpback (delay and offset), but would prefer not to experience TiVo Death by hitting the wrong remote key sequence by accident.

Can I enable backdoors, do the jumpback settings, turn off backdoors and still have my jumpback settings in effect?

I would think this is possible, imagining that the original settings are restored only during a reboot, but my changes are rather subtle and I don't know of anyway to display the current settings for those options so it's difficult for me to test.

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Nope, because the only way to disable backdoors is through a reboot.

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Nope, because the only way to disable backdoors is through a reboot.


Darn, I completely forgot about that!

Thanks, O2. (can I call you O2?)

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Darn, I completely forgot about that!

Thanks, O2. (can I call you O2?)

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Sure, and if all you're interested in is making the autocorrection changes permanent, I'd look in to Otto's method of doing this which doesn't involve backdoors but does involve a serial connection to your TiVo and being able to get access to the boot prom menu...

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Is that possible on a T60? (I did this on my standalone long ago, but I've since sold it and would have to review my docs) I may be in a position later to pull the drive and connect it to my Linux box, but that depends on the success of TiVoMad to get the T60 dual-drive update working. (I can't help it. I want *more* storage!)

In the meantime...

Still, I do have the original drive sitting on a shelf, so I guess I can live with the possibility of screwing up something on my backdoor-enabled machine. I'd just hate to lose my 90+ hours of recorded programming while trying to tune in a PPV or something.

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Old 05-18-2001, 07:12 PM   #14 (Print)
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Is it possible that the Rate1: Rate2: and Rate3: prompts are settings for the field/frame refresh rate during fast forwarding operations. I haven't played yet myself, but I wouldn't be surprised if that setting is adjustable. I wish it wouldn't drop so many frames during ff. Ever notice that sometimes a 30 second commercial will go by w/out seeing one frame but it will hold a frame from the commercial before on the screen for 1/2 second?
If rate0 = 60 fields per second
for 3x fast forward to be accurate then Rate1 (60fps/3xff) should = 20 fields /10 frames per second. I doubt it does that many frames during fast forward I may be too taxing for the HDD. Be careful adjusting these setting to fast. Try slowing the frame rate down first to see if this is what the Ratex: prompt is. I would assume TiVo has optimally set these speeds.
The benefit to slowing the speed down would be the set the fast forward jump back time to equal the frame rate during ff time to the last displayed frame so when you hit "play" it would jump to the last frame you SAW. (all theory)
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Old 06-02-2001, 11:32 AM   #15 (Print)
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Bump!

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T1> MP14 V2.0.1z16 E2 Q- F+ C+ $+ V! S- P63 W{k++ at}
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Old 06-04-2001, 12:05 AM   #16 (Print)
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Quote:
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The backdoor code for 2.0 systems is done the same way, except the code is "2 0 TCD". There is one space between the "2" and the "0", and another space between the 0 and the TCD".


This is fine except you can't get to the search by name menu unless you have service!

Is there another more hacky way to enable backdoors?
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Old 06-04-2001, 06:13 PM   #17 (Print)
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Can I set the delays in a config file via the shell prompt? I don't want to set it after each blackout.

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Old 06-05-2001, 04:06 PM   #18 (Print)
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Yes, Otto originally posted a way to change the autocorrect values by modifying the boot parameters in the PROM menu of the TiVo.

This requires that you can get access to a session on the DSS or be able to pull the drive out and mount it on a linux box..

Search for ottos 3month or so old thread..
its entitled something like fixing the autocorrection values (the real hackers way)
or something like that.

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Old 06-09-2001, 11:04 PM   #19 (Print)
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Is there any hack to reset a modem or to be able to run diagnostic paramaters on it through the backdoors?

I don't know that doing a full reset and reprogramming everything or deleting everything off the drive and starting over would be a wise thing to do in my situation. (my modem has lost dialtone since the last update 2.0.1)

I understand when you delete everything and start over, it needs to make some phone calls to set things up, if my modem is messed up and now fried because of something their update did, I am wondering if the modem settings will be reset and then it will work again if doing a full reboot??

Anyone have any experience on this?
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Old 06-10-2001, 01:20 AM   #20 (Print)
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I must repeat what was mentioned earlier...

Otto You da man! I've been looking for this info for the longest time.. well not really but hopping it would pop up in a thread I was reading.. must go now to print out this most cool list.

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Old 06-10-2001, 11:07 PM   #21 (Print)
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Is there anyone elso who is having a problem getting into the "back door mode"

I must suck at this.

I went to "search by title"
I punched in 0(zero)v1(one)t and then thumbs down and... should I see something on the screen now or what?

I still think you're the man otto, even though I totally bit the big one this time!

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Old 06-10-2001, 11:41 PM   #22 (Print)
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Quote:
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Is there anyone elso who is having a problem getting into the "back door mode"



If you have 2.0.anything, the code is not 0V1T, it is Two Space Zero Space Tee Cee Dee. Don't forget to follow it with Thumbsup.

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Old 06-11-2001, 12:47 AM   #23 (Print)
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thanks a ton!!
I must have spaced out and missed it, because otto says it loud and clear!
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Old 06-13-2001, 09:52 PM   #24 (Print)
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Quote:
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I left out some useless/dangerous ones. That's all.



You didn't mention how to activate Teach TiVo in your posting.
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Old 06-13-2001, 11:26 PM   #25 (Print)
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Quote:
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You didn't mention how to activate Teach TiVo in your posting.


I believe Otto left it out, because as he mentioned in another thread, "Teach Tivo" is technically unfinished and very raw, and could be potentially "dangerous."

In any event, to activate "Teach TiVo," activate backdoors. Then go to the Suggestions list and press 1, 2, or 3. Press left once or twice to get to the full menu.
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Old 06-14-2001, 02:38 PM   #26 (Print)
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How do I find the "T" "C" & "D" buttons on my remote? I'm sure that there really aren't a "T" "C" or "D" button, so what does each stand for. I assume "T" it TIVO & "D" is delete?

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Old 06-14-2001, 03:03 PM   #27 (Print)
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Check the above. You enter the code in "Search by Name (title?)", where you position to the letters in the grid.

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Old 06-15-2001, 09:34 AM   #28 (Print)
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Sorry. I wasn't thinking. I'd just like to say that this is the single most important thread I've ever read! I've been trying to look into building a seriel cable & hacking my TIVO with a computer for a while now...but was totally confused. For some reason I was able to Hack it and add a hard drive, but could figure out what the hell a "shell" was, how you build one, how you use it..etc. I figured that I could remove the hard drive and use Dillans boot disk, but didn't want to go to that much trouble. Last night I used the backdoor codes to adjust my FF to values closer to that of 1.3. WITH MY REMOTE! Awsome Thanks Otto!

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Old 06-20-2001, 09:37 AM   #29 (Print)
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This is so valuable, we don't want it to fall too far down, so -- "bump"

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Old 06-21-2001, 08:49 PM   #30 (Print)
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I can understand that if hack into the box, that would void the warranty, but do these backdoor hacks really void your warranty too? If I really screwed something up, is there a way to do a wipe all changes and bring it back to system defaults. (Like doing a hard re-start on a Palm Pilot)

Bottom line, is it that risky to use these hacks?

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