Bypass DirecTV parental controls
Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:50 PM
Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:34 PM
Posted 17 February 2007 - 12:00 AM
Posted 17 February 2007 - 01:20 AM
the directv receiver access cards are not mag strip cards and depending on the receiver the parental controls are stored on the internal harddrive not on the access card themselves. you have two options you can shoulder surf the passwords from your parents, or you can call directv and if the account is not password protected you can have them reset the password on the receiver.
Doing this involves having the hardware like a smart card reader/writer and the software to reprogram the smartcard. Depending on the model of the reciever, the parental code could be stored in the units RAM, if it is then your going to have figure out how to throw commands at the recievers console port on the circuit board of system. I know for motorola set-top boxes you can buy the console card off of ebay.
Posted 17 February 2007 - 02:19 AM
Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:27 AM
Posted 19 February 2007 - 02:41 AM
I remember taking apart a few dish network recievers a few years backing and seeing a cmos battery on the unit that i would assume holds certain data such as the parental controls.
Bad idea, some recievers like cable boxes will actually loose their firmware when you remove the CMOS battery.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:55 PM
what model number is the receiver? and are you sure that it is the receiver that has the parental block or is it the v-chip in the TV itself? if it is the receiver then you can do a complete reset on the receiver with the remote, just keep in mind that this will erase all the saved settings for the receiver, including recorded shows, menu settings, and satellite settings.
XD I think that "sholder surfing" is my best bet. Thanks for the advice.
Edited by vector, 19 February 2007 - 08:04 PM.
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