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DIRECTV App / Jailbreak discussions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Chris Blount

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    I don't know why all the complaints. It just seems like the hackers are bringing it upon themselves. DirecTV wouldn't even be doing this if the hackers weren't so busy.
     
  2. Combat Medic

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    Hackers wouldn't be so busy if DirecTV weren't bringing it on themselves. :D
     
  3. cypherx

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    There's no hacking going on. Nothing more than just getting the app to "run" on a legally jail broken iPad. No one said anything about getting HBO for free.

    We authenticate via our DirecTv.com username and password. No one is circumventing that.
     
  4. gio12

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    Some people just don't get it. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Chris Blount

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    Of course there is:

    hack - To use one's skill in computer programming to gain illegal or unauthorized access.

    DirecTV has not authorized the access therefore there is hacking going on. I never said anyone was looking for something for free. All I'm saying is that the app is being used beyond its authorized capabilities thus is being hacked.
     
  6. cypherx

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    I beg to differ. It's a remote control on a tablet with a guide. Not everyone can afford expensive Crestron systems that can do the same thing.

    That's like DirecTv saying "we won't issue a remote control because you changed a setting in your TV's service menu which is unsupported".

    Nothing for free is correct. That is locked behind a username and password. That same code gets me access to HBOGo and MaxGo on the very same iPad DirecTv is so (unsuccessfully wasting their time) trying to stop.

    I think we can respectfully agree to disagree here. I know how I feel about it, as do you.
     
  7. TBlazer07

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    Nope .... dead again.

    Someone on MacRumors said they "unjailbroke" their iPad and it still doesn't work and someone (who INSINUATES they are involved with the DirecTV app) replied that their iPad was blacklisted by UDID by DirecTV. http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14105439&postcount=87
     
  8. Chris Blount

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    I think what disturbes me the most is that you refuse to call it hacking. Is this a denial thing or something? I have no problem saying that I hack my cable modem so I can get into the setttings and change it to bridge mode (which the cable company doesn't like me doing).

    You are right though. We have to agree to disagree. I find it sad though that the word "hack" seems to have different levels of meaning when the actual meaning is obviously clear.
     
  9. cypherx

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    Piece of cake. You can generate a random UDID per app with a program. First hit on google if you search right. PM me if you ever need this.
     
  10. TBlazer07

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    I have an iPad2 GSM ..... oh well.
     
  11. gio12

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    Now this is CRAP on DIRECTV part. Some now runs stock software and DIRECTV blacklists them? That's utter bull crap, PERIOD! I would be on the phone with DIRECTV and FCC and anyone else that would listen and put a foot up their you know what. then after all that, I would cancel my service for good.:mad:
     
  12. gio12

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    Coming any day now.:D
     
  13. cypherx

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    I agree. When ipad 3 comes out I'm formatting my ipad2 and selling it. If the UDID is ever blocked between now and then, hopefully the buyer isn't interested in DirecTV for ipad!
     
  14. tuff bob

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    First of all your definition of 'hack' blows, sure, unauthorized access is one reason to hack, but thee are plenty of legal things to hack. For example, I wrotea little channel changing utility that only needs client side JavaScript on the browser. It was a nice little hack.

    Also, jail breaking is legal and I don't see how directv has a leg to stand on when it comes to dictating how you you legally use your owned iPad. it would be rediculous for the directv app to block espn scorecenter because you might learn the results of games and not watch it anymore. I can't see why Cydia is any different?
     
  15. TBlazer07

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    Been hearing that for eons but I understand the GSM/CDMA version might not be. Not that it really matters because what I have does everything I need. I just like to be current.
     
  16. Chris Blount

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    Sure it's legal to jailbreak the iPad but DirecTV doesn't have to give you anything. Its not a democracy. Their app, their rules. Simple as that.
     
  17. dualsub2006

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    D* isn't dictating how you can or can't use your iPad, they are dictating how you can or can't use their app. Big difference. One thing belongs to you and the other thing doesn't.
     
  18. adkinsjm

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    Why is that your opinion? Does getting free stuff from DirecTV and getting early access cloud your judgement?
     
  19. Justin23

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    ^ Really unnecessary. Seriously....asking him why that is his opinion? That's why it is called an "opinion". Each to his own...
     
  20. adkinsjm

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    No, it's a valid question. Does having a business relationship with DirecTV affect Chris' opinion?
     

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