Shizzl has his Medeber mod done if someone could apply the patch we can try it out.
Here is the link to Shizzl's mod
I don't know if we need something special so will wait for aasoror to give his heads up or snappy46
I run Medebo now and Shizzl has added some nice features.
So you tried it then?
I too was running Medebo up until today and liked how simple it was to set up and use.
The reason I switched was I kept trying to get RaLink drivers to work with Medebo and they wouldn't for some reason.
However, I finally got it working with PlayOn!X but find the color scheme too dark
I also noticed that it partitions your HDD unlike Medebo but that is for the optiware and rss pack installs.
Now I need to test this out for a while as I hate to reparation my HDD just to try Shizzle's update.
Anyone know once I do if these boxes will format it correctly or do I need to run a partion manager?
There will be non as I pointed earlier, the video playback libraries of the Mede8er doesn't support video rss.
This can't be changed outside Realtek/Mede8er developers who have access to the code of the firmware.
Yes basically each vendor gets a customized version of the libraries according to there own needs.
For example the dvdplayer application for the FAT+ (same chipset) has the required libraries for netflix streaming which is not present in any other dvdplayer from the other firmwares.
And nope, there is no rss video support inside the dvdplayer of the MedeBO firmwares unlike the ACRBO and the PBO-official.
i install SHIZZL Mede8er firmware in my PBO i was runing with the last version of medebo 03/03/2011 and after flashing i have just the main screen BOX OFFICE and the pbo steel reboot !!! plz anyone can help me how to resolve this probleme and thx
I tried it too and now it is stuck in a infinite loop of flashing the main Patriot Box office screen and never goes to the Mede8er firmware.
NOTE: I updated to the mod using the normal method (Menu) I don't know if that made the difference.
WARNING TO others do not install yet.
I like flach79 need to know how to recover
If you can't just get it to recognize a different update (downdate?) from the USB port, you'll need to do this:
(which, as the site warns in many places, you should have been prepared to do in the first place ;-) ).
I have removed the link till I double check.
There is a chance that the image was corrupted somehow during the upload.
Just to be clear there no successful reports for the flash upgrade ?
I am downloading the file right now and will work on that one and not the one that the I have uploaded. !!
If anyone was monitoring the update via composite, what error messages were you seeing ?
where you monitoring via composite ?
If so there should be a progress bar indicating the progress of the flash operation followed by status messages to tell you if the flash was successful or if there way any errors during the process.
@ aasoror but how can we do to solve this problem without a USB/TTL cable ?
You can short SW3 on the board as described here:
But if you are messing with hacked firmwares you should really have the USB/TTL cable on hand. You can get one online for a few dollars.
for simple crashes (where installation was incomplete as per the status message viewed via composite) you can simply recover by just reflashing (with another firmware version), or by shorting SW3 as Bad Astronaut just mentioned.
for me i'm in ALGERIA and really i can't get it online ….
The Nokia cable is very popular , you should be able to find in your local phone accessories store (Nokia DKU-5 or CA-42).
Check with the stores that do phone customizations (you are sure to find one there).
That said, I would try reflashing and/or the SW3 trick first.
Its fixed now and link updated.
I wasn't able to reproduce the error, might be bootcode related.
Any way, I have repackaged the whole firmware (in a similar fashion to semiofficial mega packs) and it should now work without a glitch on any bootcode.
If you are stuck, you might want to try reflashing or the SW3 switch before hunting for the cable (which I think everyone MUST own one before attempting these hacks).
I tried loading a original firmware on a usb and seeing once it turned on if it would flash.
It was a no go.
I then tried the SW3 switch from the bottom.
I placed in a paperclip in the red circle on the bottom (didn't work)
So then I tried the two circles that should make up SW3 (didn't work).
I then tried to remove the case to flip it over and try the SW3 switch.
I couldn't slide it past the part T2 +5v labeled in the picture (The part the hard drive board plugs into) the post the screw goes into slides into this piece.
I have therefore ordered the cable but have a problem in that unlike others I can't use the TPK pin header or CD/DVD cable as I have a female instead of male serial port.
I will read the cable thread and see if anyone else has yet to run into this and what they did to complete the cable.
I am thinking finding some solid low diameter wire and soldering the cable wires to them and sticking them.
Female serial ports on the newer PBO are not uncommon,
read here for solution(s).
- by the way, how long have you waited for the PBO to pickup the firmware ? some reported as long as 30 minutes.
- Have you removed both HDMI cable and any installed HDD (or other USB devices) when attempting to reflash ?
- There is also the emergency recovery via telnet ? namely hocking up your PBO directly to a computer using a network cable, setup the network on your PC to have IP 192.168.0.1, then try pinging/telneting to 192.168.0.9 if that worked then issue "kill -6 1" via telnet (with P02 install.img on a USB stick).
Best of luck,
i'm interested by the emergency recovery via telnet but i need more details to do that so plz if u can explain me more how to do that in detail
- hock up your PBO directly to a computer using a network cable (typical network cable if your computer support autosensing for network port or cross-over cable otherwise).
- setup the network on your PC to have IP 192.168.0.1 (varies with OS but basically check the properties of your network adapter and change the TCP/IP settings)
- Power up your PBO then try pinging/telneting to 192.168.0.9 (open a cmd prompt on your PC and type "ping 192.168.0.9" or "telnet 192.168.0.9" if you are using Win7 you will need to install telnet via the add/remove components).
- if telneting worked then issue "kill -6 1" via telnet (with P02 install.img on a USB stick plugged in the front USB port of the PBO).