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New Forum section Request (Sly is at it AGAIN!)
Apr 2nd, 2017, 1:22pm
 
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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Reply #1 - Apr 2nd, 2017, 4:20pm
 
Get a Roku m8, 2 or 3, I have a 3 and roku stick, works better.
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Reply #2 - Apr 2nd, 2017, 8:01pm
 
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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Reply #3 - Apr 3rd, 2017, 11:56am
 
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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Reply #4 - Apr 3rd, 2017, 7:34pm
 
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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Reply #5 - Apr 3rd, 2017, 7:41pm
 
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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Reply #6 - Apr 3rd, 2017, 8:02pm
 
Thanks Steve m8, I have tried everything with no joy, the problem is stopping the update.
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Reply #7 - Apr 3rd, 2017, 8:18pm
 
Do you know where its contacting for the firmware?
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Reply #8 - Apr 4th, 2017, 4:44pm
 
no m8 ? should i send you one ?
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Reply #9 - Apr 4th, 2017, 6:12pm
 
Just need to know where it goes to get firmware then can get a better idea of what's achievable
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Reply #10 - Apr 4th, 2017, 8:08pm
 
sorry its just auto, but will try to find out.
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