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Virgin code update cripples cable boxes

Post by Admin on Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:18 am

Virgin Media have
applied a code update which has crippled cable boxes across the country
which were used for receiving cable TV illegally.

Cable boxes affected include the Eurovox, Nokia Dbox 1&2, Starview and Kryptview.
Users receiving cable TV illegally receive the error message “Please wait…code been updated” and no channels can be accessed.

According to industry analyst Ian Waller, “The change is causing
false keys to be recorded on a ROM7 update, usually only 1 or 2
characters are wrong, this has been happening on ROM10 and ROM11
updates for the last year. A genuine card can handle the change, an
emulator can not.”

Virgin Media applied a similar change around a year ago, and it took
almost a week for firmware updates for chipped boxes to keep pace.

However, from reports coming in the changes by virgin may not be a
simple one off event, but instead being applied on a daily basis.

Although updates are available on the internet which try to keep
track of the changes, if the code changes are being implemented on a
daily basis this could make it very difficult for firmware updates to
keep track.

The result would be a victory for Virgin in their battle against
cable piracy, and an end to the widespread use of cable boxes for
receiving free cable TV.
UPDATE: Reports in the forums suggest
another code update began at 3:30pm 08/04/08. It looks like Virgin have
indeed started to apply daily code changes.


Last edited by Admin on Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:26 am; edited 1 time in total

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Re: Virgin code update cripples cable boxes

Post by Admin on Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:26 am

If you're a Eurovox owner then
you've probably been plagued by this message over the past few days.


The cable companies are changing the way they update their boxes and
this is affecting all Eurovoxes and other Tv Boxes, it is not a fault with the box
because, as you know, they should not be used for receiving
subscription television but the message can be cleared with a key.


Codes to
clear this message, we are able to provide them but you may find
the following information very useful:


This forums at provide a wealth of
information for the Eurovox users and have several solutions to clear
the code being updated message.


The guys here
have instructions for removing the message.

The engineers at Eurovox are working on a permanent software fix which
will remove the message but this will require a simple software
upgrade. Details of the software upgrade will be made available when
ready and we expect it to be only a few days away. Of course, this
update will only be available for genuine boxes so if you've got
yourself a cheap clone then you're out of luck.

You might be interested to know that Starview boxes have not been
affected by the recent changes and continue to operate as normal.

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