Monday, January 21, 2013

TvHeadend PVR Stops working in XBMCBuntu Frodo RC3

I Recently upgraded my media centre from XBMCBuntu Frodo RC2 to RC3 and it broke my pvr support.  I am using tvheadend for my PVR backend and it mysteriously stopped working after the update.

The XBMC team have moved the location of the PVR backends so it is now necessary on XBMCBunut and Ubuntu to install the specific PVR backend package for xbmc.

To install TVheadend manualy simply run the following at the terminal:

 sudo apt-get install xbmc-pvr-tvheadend-hts

and that's it, your PVR should be working again now.
NOTE: you may need to go into Settings - Add-ons - Disabled Add-ons and enable the tvheadend add-on.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Easily root Asus TF101 Transformer using Ubuntu

I couldn't find an easy "One Click" root for my Asus TF101 Transformer that worked on Ubuntu so I decided to go ahead and roll my own.  I have tried to make the installation as simple and painless as possible so you won't have to spend ages researching like I did.  The script will root your device and install Rouge XM(a ClockwordMod based recovery tool) as well as root your device and install SuperUser.  It has been tested on a B70 model of the TF101 running the ICS build but should work for other builds and versions.  Please leave a comment detailing your experiences with other models for the convenience of other users.

As is the usual thing with all these guides I take no responsibility for any problems/damage to your device from rooting it.

The following instructions are for the command line because it's much easier than making screenshots etc. however if you want to do it the GUI way just download the zip from here, extract it and run the script.

NOTE: if you are using an Ubuntu version lower than 12.10 please follow the instructions here to install adb before running the script.

To do it the command line way just enter the following at the command line and then follow the prompts.

wget -O

unzip -d TF101_Root

cd TF101_Root

chmod +x


The script will prompt you during installation and your device will be rebooted several times, make sure you have your battery at least 80% charged before starting the process.