I have a unused TiVo that was still on the orginal firmware & had never been set up. Presumably loaded with 11.3b6-xxx software. I unpacked it this afternoon to check it prior to tomorrows end of service.
After going through initial setup & the two required connections to the TiVo mothership to get setup info & then EPG data. Then I followed with two further forced connections over a two hour period & lastly a restart.
It now has the latest 11.3b 10 firmware & end of service warning. Obviously this is a much easier & better option than restoring a later version image to the hard drive.
For those sitting on these unused TiVos if you are able to set up these machines and try several forced connections and through in a couple of restarts as well.
Hopefully your unit will update to the latest & final firmware & be ready to take the new software patch(s) when available.
Dont procrastinate. Hook it up & do it now. The countdown is ticking...
That's good news, and it seems perseverance won out in the end. I did 2x additional restarts on my new unused one without success, but this would have been over a 1x hour period only. I agree. Get in there real quick while you can. Last chance, unless some miracle happens. I'm wondering whether those software updates will remain accessible for a while, even when the EPG stops? I don't think anyone except Hybrid know that.