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This book provides a central, readable, and detailed guide to upgrading, maintaining, and enhancing TiVo systems. Most of the procedures described in the book can be done by anyone who is comfortable with opening and upgrading their computer system. Hacking the Tivo explains how to install new hardware, freely obtain the software used in upgrades, and how to upgrade TiVo from any Linux or Windows PC. This book also contains other chapters that provide detailed operating system and hardware upgrade information for more experienced users who are comfortable working with system software and operating systems. The book explains how to obtain the operating system source code, how to build and enhance the operating system, and how to log in on and use the TiVo as a computer system. In addition to the valuable content within this book, with its purchase comes a CD that includes the following: •Utilities for backing up and restoring TiVo disks. •Utilities for creating and blessing new disks for the TiVo. •Utilities for cloning existing TiVo disks. •A utility for enabling backdoors on current TiVo Series 2 systems. •Pre-packaged sets of Linux utilities for Series 1 and Series 2 TiVos. No more searching the web and rolling your own. •Pre-packaged cross-compilers that produce TiVo binaries on Linux systems. Both Series 1 and Series 2 compilers are included. •Popular TiVo-side servers such as TiVoWeb, an FTP daemon, and a Telnet daemon, ready to run on Series 1 and Series 2 TiVos.
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