Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to by-pass Child Lock in Sun Direct set-top boxes

Sun Direct set-top boxes provides many features and like every other provider, their box also has a Child Lock to lock out channels you wish your children should not watch. But, there is an easy way to by-pass the lock and view channels without knowing the lock password.

  1. When you are on any channel that is locked, press the Favorite (yellow colored) button below the 4 way key on the Remote Control. 
  2. This will bring up the Favorite channel menu and at the same time, the channel that you are in will be view able.
  3. Happy watching

I am writing this post so that the Sun Direct team will look into the matter and provide a software update to fix this solution.