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Starview converting your clone into original using a chip

Discussion in 'Digital TV - UK & Europe' started by jtrash, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. jtrash

    jtrash Member

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    I have posted this at the end of another thread without any answers. Basically i ran into someone who was able to modify clone starview boxes for them to behave like originals and accept geniune firmware (2.6, 3 and 4). I have been searching endlessly trying to find any information on it as i have now had my box jtagged twice because of loading a dodgy "clone safe" v3 firmware on it.

    I have kept an eye on ebay and noticed jtagging services crop up more and more but there is this one item which is supposed to convert your clone into a geniune box

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200124460115

    has anyone used anything like this? does it work?
     
  2. ryanmg

    ryanmg Guest

    there is a chance it could work but not sure.
     
  3. jtrash

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    do you know if an original can be converted?
     
  4. ryanmg

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    i don't know but why don't you put v2.57 fixed on your clone it autorolls like v4
     
  5. jtrash

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    257 doesnt have certain enhancements like time, epg fix etc. 4 is supposed to be better. plus i dont want the hassle of finding or waiting for fixed firmware when autoroll stops working.

    had to wait a month for the fixed 257 and i was still in two minds whether it would kill my box. and its just a headache when the box dies. if i can get it converted to an original id rather do that to avoid future headaches.
     
  6. ryanmg

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    well if you do get the chip please let us know how you get on.
     
  7. jtrash

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    ive emailed the guy to ask him if he can fit it for me aswell. im not comfortable soldering
     
  8. ryanmg

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    hope it works for you
     
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    i've done it. it works. its the eeprom chip that is changed, Use a hot air gun to release and stick back the chips from the solder.
     
  10. jtrash

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    works. contacted the guy and he installed the chip for me. whoo wee. now i have a box with geniune version 4 working on it!
     
  11. ryanmg

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    great thanks for letting us know.
     
  12. lennyirl

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    good news guys, how much did he charge all togerhter to fit the chip for ya's ?
     
  13. jtrash

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    he said, £10 for jtag, £10 for chip, £5 for chip install. But my box didnt need jtag so he charged me £15 for the chip and installing it
     
  14. lennyirl

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    and you had to cover postage both ways yea?
     
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    Even if this works there are many other ways the firmware can detect if its a clone.
     
  16. mikeygb69

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    does anyone have info on the chip & instructions? surely the chip can e bought from maplins or other electronics shops. we just need the fitting instructions
     

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