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Does the Pace 3100 patch still work ?
Oct 19th, 2009, 7:24pm
 
I'm about to attempt this patch, but see it's been a while since various  threads have been updated.
 
Does anyone know if the patch still works OK or have Sky plugged the loophole now ?
 
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Re: Does the Pace 3100 patch still work ?
Reply #1 - Oct 20th, 2009, 12:24am
 
As far as i know its still working
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Re: Does the Pace 3100 patch still work ?
Reply #2 - Feb 23rd, 2014, 10:54am
 
Yes, it's all still working fine. Smiley
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Reply #3 - Jan 20th, 2018, 10:21pm
 
I've been going to try this for years, I have someone I know selling an old 2nd Gen 3100
 
Would this still work in 2018 ?
 
Would be ideal for recording the odd channel etc
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 21st, 2018, 8:03pm
 
I don't have any boxes any more but I'm sure someone posted here a few months ago saying it was still working Smiley
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Reply #5 - Jan 21st, 2018, 8:48pm
 
Thanks Steve, I'll keep you posted, I have got the diagrams and software downloaded
 
Will this Jtag process work on Win 10 or am I better sticking to Win 7 ?
 
Was there no other box that this was ever possible to do to, I hear a while back there was a Thomson box that could be modded also !
 
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Reply #6 - Jan 21st, 2018, 10:07pm
 
I'd stick with Win7 if you are able to, Win10 does odd things!
 
The Thompson box could be modified but are not easy to get hold of!
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Reply #7 - Jan 24th, 2018, 3:44pm
 
I had thought this patch no longer worked as from 1/1/2017..  
My boxes all lost recording function having lost one tuner? I would be interested to know if these have started to work again or need to be reworked..
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Reply #8 - Jan 24th, 2018, 10:13pm
 
IIRC a reflash resolved the issue... but I could be wrong
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Reply #9 - Jan 25th, 2018, 10:56pm
 
Thank you for that Steve, wasn't aware of that this would work... Time to dig out my old files etc
I've tried to access the original thread but am unable to access it getting message "no such file or directory.. Is it Locked??
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 26th, 2018, 1:03pm
 
yes, i also getting the same message no such file or directory. hello
JustLiam. if you do get your boxs working again. can you share with
me please as i have still got my two and would love to get them recording again.. thanks tony
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Reply #11 - Jan 26th, 2018, 1:22pm
 
Yes sure Tony,.. if I am successful I will of course let you know. I have a feeling though that the date of termination,.. 01/01/2017 may not have been a coincidence, but perhaps built into the patch??
I would though, like to access the original thread to refresh on a few things..
 
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Reply #12 - Feb 4th, 2018, 7:15pm
 
Hiya
 
Looks like the thread has gotten messed up, I'll get it fixed as soon as I can
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Reply #13 - Feb 4th, 2018, 7:37pm
 
Quote from tony2985 on Jan 26th, 2018, 1:03pm:
yes, i also getting the same message no such file or directory. hello
JustLiam. if you do get your boxs working again. can you share with
me please as i have still got my two and would love to get them recording again.. thanks tony

 
I'd love to do this also !
 
Got a friend dropping me in his old 3100 in a week or two Smiley
 
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Reply #14 - Feb 4th, 2018, 8:52pm
 
thanks steve, it be good seeing that thread again Smiley
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Reply #15 - Feb 5th, 2018, 10:17pm
 
Thanks Steve,..
 
Quote from Steve on Feb 4th, 2018, 7:15pm:
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Looks like the thread has gotten messed up, I'll get it fixed as soon as I can

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Reply #16 - Jan 10th, 2021, 9:15pm
 
Hi All,
Thought I'd fill you in on something I learned about this 3100 software patch in 2021...
So, like everyone else, in 2017, the PVR ability stopped on my Pace 3100, but I can still play back and feed 2 still has a signal.  
I have never used a paired card with this one, just a really old one a friend gave me years back, so annoyingly, I've had to put up being caught on the wrong side of the "HD swap" (i.e, ITV2 HD is 118 which I can't get so I have to go to 818 for example).
 
Anyway, since 2017 I have not lost the ability to play recordings back, and still have this ability to this day, it still lets me set recordings but it fails when it goes to. Which is interesting.
But here is my discovery, so the other day, I put an active card in this unit one with a genuine paid sub on it and set something to record, normally, this would fail if the card was not paired to this box but this not only set but it recorded the programme! - and it plays back! (I recorded from BBC One to be clear).
When I swapped the cards back, i lost the ability to record again but the programme I recorded here in 2021 will play, anytime I want it to!
 
Unlike a YouTube video of this patch I saw once, I still need a card in the box to play back, it seems to me that there is more than 1 version of this patch out there, I have one that requires a card present but others have one that works with no card, so here is my theory to get some brains thinking on this one...
 
What actually did change in 2017? I thought the software updated over-air wiping the patch out, but clearly something with the cards have changed, to test this out, I got hold of another friends old card and put that in (just to see if that would record as the card I use in the 3100 normally was present and powered on at the time the recording all stopped) and this other non-sub card actually refused to play recordings back, so behaved as Sky would have intended...
 
My post is inconclusive here, that is all I know, but I thought I'd share it because it appears to me that this patch could be customised further in 2021 to allow recording and timeshifting once more!
 
NOTE: I am a newbie to this and admit I didn't flash the box myself, I got it from ebay, a link I found on this forum years ago!
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Reply #17 - Jan 18th, 2021, 5:12pm
 
Iíve been able to flash the firmware to my 3100 several times and can confirm that the same issues are also present on my end (no recording, no signal on tuner 2). The reason for this is that the firmware appears to be based off of EPG 4.20.a, which stopped recording in 2017, as well as all EPGs below that (I have a large collection of old Sky equipment). The fix could be to somehow port this hack over to the newer firmwares, such as 5.08.6.
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