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1  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Dellboy
 on: Aug 17th, 2017, 11:52pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by holygrailofgin
That would be perfect, can we broadcast this question on the site main page to see if anyone has?
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2  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Aug 4th, 2017, 5:57pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by delboy1234
Has anybody managed to catch OTA firmware for one of the HD boxes?
That they could possibly upload.
My DVB-S card is playing up at the minute and giving errors.
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3  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Jul 24th, 2017, 6:42pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by Steve
Hiya
 
I think you have bought a DVB-T stick, which would work for Freeview via a rooftop antenna, for satellite you need DVB-S (or S2 for HD)
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4  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:22pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by holygrailofgin
Okay I understand what you are saying. But my knowledge of these sorts of things is very very basic. I have hobby level electronics understanding but would like to set this as a long term project. Just for fun to see if I can do it. I don't want to hack anything or get free s*y.  
 
I have bought this (because i'm a poor student ahha) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KWORLD-DVB-USB2-0-STICK/132262484340?ssPageName=STRK%3 AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 
Will it do what you have said? After some 3rd party software etc.
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5  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Jul 22nd, 2017, 6:17pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by Steve
Hiya
 
You could try catching one of the OTA firmware updates if you have a DVB-S card attached to a computer, some useful software here for that http://www.ph-mb.com/products/sky-fw-tool
 
If you grab an update image it would at least give you an idea of what the software side looks like, just a case of getting it back into the box - which isn't that easy
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6  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Jul 22nd, 2017, 4:03pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by holygrailofgin
Have you any clue how I would go about that? I have never jtag anything before. Is there a program I would use to interface with the chip? Where would I take the pins for jtag?  Tongue
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7  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Jul 22nd, 2017, 10:54am 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by Steve
You would need to get into the bootloader, and assume the CPU in the box is supported.
 
Technically it is possible to create a flash image, the trick would be getting at the internals of the bootloader, might be doable via jtag or the USB port
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8  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / DRX890W-R running alien OS Possible?
 on: Jul 21st, 2017, 9:49pm 
Started by holygrailofgin | Post by holygrailofgin
Hi, seeing as the S*ky + HD boxes are virtually free now, just being left all over the streets of England. is there any way to load a linux distribution onto these boxes for boinc rigs? Thanks Cool
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9  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: JTAG DRX 890-C
 on: Apr 28th, 2017, 10:06am 
Started by delboy1234 | Post by johnjoes58
Quote from delboy1234 on Sep 29th, 2014, 2:42pm:
Unfortunately still not having look with JTAG/i2c. The msi file is the correct one for BBS so that isn't the problem. I managed to find somewhat of a chip diagram (_http://www.2shared.com/document/nkt6a6wF/BCM7335_EJTAG.html).
After looking at this it took me to somewhere else on the board for the i2c port but still the same result. When the cypress board is connected the box fails to boot properly but nothing past that.

I still think its possible to connect to the box but i'm wondering if the chip is somewhat 'password protected' What I mean by that is you would need to use a key sequence or command to connect. Again no luck with this either so far.

If anyone has any other ideas on this let me know what you think

 
Has anyone got a working link for the drx890 chip?
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10  General Chatter / The Lounge / Re: Hello
 on: Apr 8th, 2017, 8:42pm 
Started by pip4you | Post by Steve
Thanks for dropping by Smiley
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11  General Chatter / The Lounge / Hello
 on: Apr 7th, 2017, 11:26pm 
Started by pip4you | Post by pip4you
Just want to say hi haven't been on for a long time I hope everyone's ok cheers Pip  Wink.
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12  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 8:08pm 
Started by davidp | Post by cromwell
sorry its just auto, but will try to find out.
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13  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 6:12pm 
Started by davidp | Post by Steve
Just need to know where it goes to get firmware then can get a better idea of what's achievable
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14  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 4th, 2017, 4:44pm 
Started by davidp | Post by cromwell
no m8 ? should i send you one ?
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15  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 8:18pm 
Started by davidp | Post by Steve
Do you know where its contacting for the firmware?
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16  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 8:02pm 
Started by davidp | Post by cromwell
Thanks Steve m8, I have tried everything with no joy, the problem is stopping the update.
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17  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 7:41pm 
Started by davidp | Post by Steve
So thinking about this, the box must check for firmware updates  
 
It could be possible to redirect that request to a server under our control and get it to download a previous firmware or modified one, or am I covering things that have already been tried?
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18  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 7:34pm 
Started by davidp | Post by Steve
Would it just be a case of flashing an old firmware into it or is there more to it?
 
I don't have a now TV box so don't really know that much about them
 
Happy to facilitate via here if there is interest
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19  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 3rd, 2017, 11:56am 
Started by davidp | Post by cromwell
Its the name of the game m8, I would be more upset if I was paying them over 100 a month like a lot are ? lol, and I have a bag full of old nowtv, lol
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20  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 2nd, 2017, 8:01pm 
Started by davidp | Post by davidp
I could do that but as Sky owns a percentage of Roku I would get an Amazon Firestick.
 
I just hate that thousands of people have been left in the lurch by this.
 
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21  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / Re: New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!
 on: Apr 2nd, 2017, 4:20pm 
Started by davidp | Post by cromwell
Get a Roku m8, 2 or 3, I have a 3 and roku stick, works better.
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22  Forum Announcements / Steve's Homepage Feedback! / New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!)
 on: Apr 2nd, 2017, 1:22pm 
Started by davidp | Post by davidp
Hey Steve et al
 
We have another project for you and it is likely to be big so I think a new section may be required.
 
I do not know if you have heard, but those sneaky guys at Sly have done it AGAIN.
 
This time it is on the NowTV box, a 5 (white) to 15 (black) product based on the Roku LT.  It is a beermat sized puck device.
 
It has always supported the Developer mode of Roku and this was how many 3rd party apps got loaded.
 
Sly sneaked out a firmware update that blocked this, they have also blocked all discussion on this, any discussion is moved and put to elevated security required.
 
What we need are some bright minds to pick up an old NowTV box, rip out the old firmware and develop a means to roll it back while blocking new firmware updates.
 
This update was done to block apps like Kodi but it also blocks a plethora of other Apps like Plex.
 
Sly own a share of Roku so they have forced this through.
 
I hope that this community of bright minds will get involved and get some use of these now "bricked" devices.
 
eBay would be a good source or anyone with old NowTV stock that has not been updated.
 
Thanks in advance!
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23  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: Sky+ patch for pace boxes
 on: Mar 14th, 2017, 9:08am 
Started by tony2985 | Post by davidp
I have at least 3 of these old Sly boxes, ready for Freecycle or eBay if anyone might pay for them.  I also have a handful of viewing card.
 
I used to upgrade the hard disks on these units, even added longer cables so I could swap hard disks without opening up box.
 
However, I moved on from Sly and these boxes some years ago and I found a way to still stick it to Sly!
 
The platform I moved to was Plex.tv and I sideloaded it onto a NowTV box that I got on eBay for 5
 
This is a quick demo of what Plex is
 
https://youtu.be/wKSPX7QRMTk?t=178
 
Plex has a SERVER and CLIENT, the server can be a cheapish PC, cheapest I have seen is around 140 on eBay, a low end 4 core cpu based reconditioned but new looking PC.  I funded this by dumping live TV so did not need TV Licence and have saved about 7k since in Sly and BBC fees.
 
The Plex client can be anything from your mobile, an Ipad, your browser, an Amazon firestick or a Roku puck sized device (NowTV is a cut down Roku limited to 720HD).
 
The upside is that you never need to copy analogue content in real time from your Sky box to a DVR or PVR.  
 
The most cool facility of Plex is that you can stream your content to your mobile (if your broadband upload is fast enough) and even share access to your Plex with other friends on Plex.
 
If you want to get into it then this guy has quite a good tutorial
 
https://danielgibbs.co.uk/2015/12/plex-on-nowtv/
 
Now you could just scrap your TV Licence and get Netflix for less than half what you are paying, but series come and go depending on their license with the studio.
 
With Plex you have your collection of movies, series and even music.
 
Feel free to ask me if you have any queries.
 
Now can I be bothered to put those Sky Plus boxes on eBay!!
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24  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: Sky+ patch for pace boxes
 on: Mar 6th, 2017, 3:29pm 
Started by tony2985 | Post by winterobject
I bought a pre-patched model from ebay last year, seller has obviously disappeared off the face of the earth now but as of 1st Jan the recording has stopped working, can still play back but not record or use Tuner 2...  
I don't have the black skin just the default blue one (I don't really mind in all honesty!)  
I want to re-flash to see if it works but I really don't know where to begin, I have been through this thread and tried to look at how to do it but can't gather enough information from the photos and instructions provided... Are there any videos on how to do it (or if anyone has pulled it off can they perhaps advise please?) I have a Pace 3100 (in fact, I have 2, one not flashed at all and one already flashed), whats interesting, I put in a subscribed card and got the premium channels on the flashed firmware but it made no difference to the behavior of the box! (Wouldn't record, pause etc.) I know without pairing it would at least attempt then fail but it seems to ignore the Record keystrokes.
Another point I haven't seen here also is the ability to set a reminder also does not work...
 
Many Thanks for your help in advance
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25  Upload area / Receiver patches & firmware / Re: Sky+ patch for pace boxes
 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 8:29pm 
Started by tony2985 | Post by tony2985
Use Sky? Customers' bills are about to rise - how to check if you're affected
 
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/news/582650/Sky-bill-rise-price-increase-2017-ho w-to-check
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