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7. Writing Code > 95. Browsing Through TiVo’s Resources

Browsing Through TiVo’s Resources

Groups of resources are loaded by TiVo’s main programs at runtime. Hacking these resources allows customization of the TiVo software without recompiling or any such complex shenanigans.

Resource groups are external definitions of strings that the main program can load at runtime, allowing programmers to customize applications in various ways without touching the executable applications themselves. Normally these resources are meant for TiVo, Inc. programmers, but now they in the hands of hackers.

You can browse the current crop of resource groups on your TiVo in /SwSystem/ACTIVE. Use mls [Hack #88] to inspect the file. Then use dumpobj [Hack #89] to view their contents:


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