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#1 Taffy2101

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 17:12

Hey everyone,

i hope i put this in the right topic and even the right website but if not please help me

so here in South Africa we have a set top box called the DSTV Explora 2 so anyway i got the idea of looking at what CPU it has and it has a BCM7356 which is a MIPS style device so i was looking and it also seems to also run on the VU+ Solo2 now obvisouly im not going to just try and flash software like that as of the risk of bricking it , my idea is to run a semi custom OS like a linux based OS but have no idea where to startas being locked with the DSTV OS so to speak is very lame i would like to get maybe Netflix on it?? if this is not the right place please help me find a place that will help

thanks in advance Travis

 



Re: Port of software BCM7356 #2 mimisiku

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 17:35

A very understandable question, but certainly not for the faint at heart. This requires a very technical background and insight on both systems. DSTV supplies a closed box and cannot easily be patched. You would need the entire schematics of the DSTV box (which no-one is going to give you). Most boxes contain a security section where the decryption algorithm and card handling is stored (virtual softcam so to speak). Also realise that multiple firms provide part of the firmware without knowing what other build (security by obscurity principle).

For a consumer this is next to impossible to achieve..

BTW Netflix uses DRM techniques not available in STB's.
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Re: Port of software BCM7356 #3 Taffy2101

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 17:39

A very understandable question, but certainly not for the faint at heart. This requires a very technical background and insight on both systems. DSTV supplies a closed box and cannot easily be patched. You would need the entire schematics of the DSTV box (which no-one is going to give you). Most boxes contain a security section where the decryption algorithm and card handling is stored (virtual softcam so to speak). Also realise that multiple firms provide part of the firmware without knowing what other build (security by obscurity principle).

For a consumer this is next to impossible to achieve..

BTW Netflix uses DRM techniques not available in STB's.

thanks alot i understand and im not too sure that the last line is completely true as it streams ShowMax to it which uses widevine drm so is it just software that is able to do it and im thinking of getting a UART connector as it does have that and do some digging around as i have no other way of seeing the OS nand flash file system



Re: Port of software BCM7356 #4 Taffy2101

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 18:45

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