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1. TiVo Remote Control Hacks > 8. Opening the Backdoor

Opening the Backdoor

Open TiVo to backdoor hacks to reveal some configuration settings and features that the “untouched” TiVo does not normally allow access to.

Backdoors are the fun remote codes—the ones that require a little more knowledge to get into. You’re not going to stumble upon these by accident; you have to know what you’re looking for.

To use any of the backdoor remote control codes, we first have to ask TiVo to enable the as-yet-inactive backdoors code.

The one complication in enabling this mode is that it fully depends on the version of the TiVo OS your TiVo is running. To find out the version of your TiVo OS, go to the Messages & Setup menu and select System Information. You’ll see a listing for “Software Version” that looks something like


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