I have tried the ILO Hacker application at http://ilohacker.tripod.com/ but no matter what I set in the option "Try to enable region free" it always sets my region to USA. This is no good for me as I am in the UK and my UK DVD's no longer work.
I then took at look at the pre-hacked firmware on www.ss3f.com/ilo/5045/index.htm but despite being marked as UK it says "NOTE: Be sure to apply the Remote Region Hack after upgrading to properly set the region code or to make the recorder Region Free. (US version does not need to be changed)". This leads me to believe that the hacked firmware will also set my region code to USA, and I do not know where to find the "Remote Region Hack" the comment mentions.
So I need some help please
01: If I use the 204UK.zip upgrade will it indeed set my region to USA?
02: If it does, what do I have to do to get it back to UK?
Thanks very much!
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On the hack site
Note the reference to the use of a hack over firmware 197 and a full hack
If region is your concern,
Go to that site and open [Other Helpful Information and Links]
Open ; [For the region-free hack instructions]
The site says Ilo but is the same as Liteon --- [ilo is a Liteon]
This process is the same and works on my 5045
The firmware listed at that site ,except for one, is US and may be why uour machine reverts to a US reagion
Tjhe hack site has refernce to a number of older and new firmware including UK versions
I found the instructions on google about 2 minutes before you posted
01: Go to the setup
02: Move onto EXIT
03: Type 2960
04: New menu options will appear on the right
The penny dropped once I realised that the "Region Hack" isn't actually a hack but a backdoor!
Thanks very much for replying!