Disclaimer: If you decide to install or use the custom TVPad1 firmware mentioned below, then you are doing so at your own risk. You agree that no one other than yourself will be liable for any damages or loss of data that may be incurred as a result of installing this firmware.
Now that we got the legal stuff out of the way, there are three methods to enable the little green man icon on your TVPad1 devices.=== The Dead Easy Way ===
file. Unzip it on a USB stick and insert it in your TVPad1 device. That's it
This will give you root access as well. You can telnet to port 23 or FTP to port 21 using username root
and password tvpad
. Also unlike the custom firmware option below, this method does not require a network connection to be available.=== Custom Firmware ===
This is the custom firmware version 3.27 which enables the green man on TVPad1 even when the TVPad authentication servers are down. You will then be able to run apps again on your TVPad1. This firmware will also give you root access. It can be found here
. Root username is root
and the password is password
(yes I know, very original). You can telnet to port 23 or FTP to port 21 for access. This firmware is only recommended for those people with a TVPad1 (M121 / M121S) where the green man won't turn on anymore, thus making you unable to run any apps. If the little green man is on, then there is no need to install this firmware. Keep in mind that (unlike with TVPad2/3) you will have to re-install your apps again after the firmware upgrade. Of course this will not help with the live stream and VOD apps if they are down (not the purpose of this custom firmware), but at least you will then be able to use the Phanto and TMP apps on your TVPad1 device.
Once you install this firmware, you can install and run this
app to downgrade the firmware version back to 3.26.=== For The Hackers ===
For technical people (hackers) only:
For those with a rooted TVPad unit, here
you can find the individual fix for the green man issue.
Simply copy id
and run loginforce
. I normally first kill the original login process though (e.g. killall login) to prevent it from somehow turning the green man off again. The loginforce
binary is a modified /home/program/login
binary. In the custom firmware I simply replaced it.