The main problem of the first shot was that there’s still included commercial software in the patch (BROADCOM driver). So far the next evolution was to create a patch for the iCord that doesn’t contain ANY commercial parts.
Some weeks ago I’ve become a member of the development team at http://www.icordforum.com. This is a non commercial community of people for answering questions around HUMAX settop boxes, especially iCord HD. The other objective is to develop valuable extensions for the iCord HD (without legal issues).
Yesterday we finished the first firmware patch for iCord HD that does NOT contain any protected code and components. The main capabilities of this patch are
- Web UI for administration purposes
- Telnet access
- SSH access
- FTP access for all directories
- Samba access
Under the cover we’re using ipkg package management system to be able installing further extensions. All common functionality is still available of course. As I mentioned, the patch doesn’t contain any proprietary HUMAX od BROADCOM code.
The development team doesn’t take responsibility for any damage on your iCord.
You may download the patch under http://www.icordforum.com/index.php?page=DownloadDBData&dataID=236, prior you need to register. One hint .. the icordforum.com has an area for English speaking people too. The patch contains a readme.txt with installation instructions, I’ve translated these for non German speaking people.
- Copy hdpvr.hmx and kernel17.tar to an USB stick
- Plug in the USB stick into iCord HD
- Switch off iCord HD and switch on with pressed “Record” key
- The hdpvr.hmx will be recognized and written into iCord’s flash memory
- After the reboot message switch off and on again, keep USB stick plugged in!
- iCord will boot normally with TV on screen, the patch will be executed in background (app. 5 minutes) depending on the file kernel17.tar on the USB stick
- After patch exexcution the original kernel will be rewritten automatically into iCord’s flash
- The iCord will restart automatically after patch execution
You should now be able to reach the iCord Web UI with http://<ip-address>.
The password is always the same for all services.
We added a feature to install TWONKYMEDIA server with an install button. As almost 80% have a fix IP address configured for their iCord it’s neccessary to add the gateway and DNS manually due to a minor bug in iCord’s network configuration. Open the file /etc/opt/network.conf (e.g. with FTP) and enter your network gateway and DNS server. Below you can find mine ..
[code]# Config file for setup of DNS and default Gateway (Router)
# DHCP user don’t need it!
# Please add IP Addresses of your Router and DNS Server.
Please refer with all questions to icordforum.com, I’m a member there and will respond together with other people.