Updating to future USB updates from HC “User-Debug” leak

Posted: October 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Updating to future USB updates from HC “User-Debug” leak

Below is a method to flash the old “un-neutered” HC recovery onto the new userdebug build. This will allow you to update by USB to the official HC build that Google will hopefully release in the coming weeks. The method below requires that you have installed adb from the android sdk. Please make sure to enter the commands below after entering the directory that the recovery.img was extracted to (or to change the “adb push recovery.img /tmp/recovery.img” command to “adb push /path/to/recovery.img /tmp/recovery.img”).

Warning: Using any recovery other than a properly signed recovery will brick your box, only use the recovery supplied. You also may to ensure you have a good network connection to your revue before continuing.
Recovery:
http://www.multiupload.com/BLFDQYH354
Note: recovery.img(sha1) = 14c31dc6db2d8f9ec15f94f2f929dbb68142d16c

Step 1.) Get IP Address of Revue (settings->network->status).
Step 2.) Enable adbd (settings->applications->development), then check “Remote Debugging”.
Step 3.) Add the IP Address of the computer you are connecting from (“Debugger Ip Address in settings->applications->development).
Step 4.) Connect to adb from computer using the following (Replacing with your ip) adb command:

  • adb connect

Step 5.) Restart adbd as root by executing the following:

  • adb root

Step 6.) Reconnect to adbd on the revue using:

  • adb connect

Step 7.) Paste each line of the following (one at a time).

  • adb push recovery.img /tmp/recovery.img
  • adb shell flash_image recovery /tmp/recovery.img

Successfully running the last line should output something similar to the following:

  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 0
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 40000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 80000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at c0000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 100000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 140000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 180000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 1c0000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 200000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 240000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 280000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 2c0000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 300000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 340000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 380000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 3c0000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 400000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 440000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 480000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 4c0000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 500000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 540000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 580000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 5c0000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 600000
  • mtd: successfully wrote block at 0

Secret Transmission Follows

Posted: October 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: GTVHacker, Logitech Revue | 1 Comment »

Greetings to our friendly overlords at Logitech? It turns out our work here hasn’t gone entirely unnoticed by the corporate androids; we recently found something very well hidden and quite unexpected in the recovery binary on the Logitech Revue. Namely, we’ve stumbled upon our own names, along with this interesting message:

 “@gtvhackers pbatenghyngvbaf vs lbhe ernqvat guvf cyrnfr cbfg n abgr ba lbhe sbehz gb yrg zr xabj ;)”

When decoded from rot13, the message reads:

@gtvhackers congratulations if your[sic] reading this please post a note on your forum to let me know 😉

After a little poking around in recovery, [mbm] managed to grab the  screenshot to the left showing the easter egg in context.  We’re quite amused to be immortalized in such fashion, and we’re curious to see what other easter eggs will show up.

 

Arrq orre zbarl – tgiunpxref.


GTV 2.0 – Probably in 3 – 4 weeks

Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Updates | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on GTV 2.0 – Probably in 3 – 4 weeks

This just in folks, Google TV director of Content, Donagh O’Malley, dropped a ETA of 3-4 weeks on the release of GTV 2.0.

Although we are thrilled to hear this, we remain skeptical as there have been previous released dates that have come and passed without reason.

(Donagh O’Malley begins speaking about 36 minutes in mark and gives Honeycomb ETA at 57:50).

None the less, we are glad to see continued development of the the GTV line. When do you think the update will hit our beloved devices?

[Gnarld]


Logitech Revue for $89.99

Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Logitech Revue | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Logitech Revue for $89.99

There has been a recent drop in the price of the Revue once again! You can now pick up one these little beauties for $89.99!

Check out this http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=219622139.

Plus at the time of this posting you will also receive free shipping!

Even though, the recent Honeycomb update to the Revue has been slow and much anticipated we remain hopeful that its right around the bend. In the meantime, if you have a virgin box you can Root it, or Install HC3.1 leaked.

If you buy a few extras, we are always looking boxes to work on/with.

UPDATED: The price has jumped up.


GTVHacker Needs You!

Posted: August 31st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: GTVHacker | Comments Off on GTVHacker Needs You!

We’ve recently sent out the call in request for you all to send us your devices for us to work on.  W

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ave Revues, but some of you have other devices.  Its expensive for us to get our hands on all devices in order to figure out how pop them open.  So, we are looking to you!

As cliche as it sounds, help us help you help us.

Ill pull an quote from the call:

Zenofex says:

As you all may know we do not currently take cash donations but any hardware donations you make save the team money and guarantee (unlike cash) that your donation will be used to help further all future GTV hacking. Tdweng and pcgeil listed a few things already that we need but we are also looking for

Software donations of:
The Intel CE 31xx/41xx SDK
Any documentation regarding the CE 31xx/41xx processors.

Hardware donations of:
“Fishtank” development units (if they aren’t required to be sent back)
Any of the CE 31xx/41xx development units from Tatung.com or Videon-Central.com

If the donation is a software donation please email me at zenofex at gtvhacker.com and we can work out a way for you to get us the software. If you have a hardware donation please contact us and we can arrange to have the item shipped to one of the members (In most cases we can provide compensation for shipping charges).

Thanks,
Zenofex

Tdweng says

Guys/Gals the gtvhacker team is looking for broken or reduced GTV both the Logitech (Revue) and Sony, but mainly the Sony so we can work with and help get those the Sony boxes rooted, among other things.

If you are willing to help us out please either message one of the core team members, join us in irc on channel #gtvhacker, or just leave a comment below.

We appreciate however you can help!

We’ll even create a listing for those who helps us out in the future!


New Devices for UK

Posted: August 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Devices for UK

Reports are, there are some new devices on the horizon for our friends across the lake. (The Atlantic Lake).  Reports arent saying much yet, but GoogleTv isnt going anywhere!


HC 3.1 on Revue

Posted: August 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Google TV Kernels, GTVHacker, Logitech Revue | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on HC 3.1 on Revue

Since the release of HC on the Reuve, the worlds been discussing all the things possible. You can follow and join in the dicussion on our forums.

Heres the post we received from an unknown source.

Here it is everyone, Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) BETA On the Logitech Revue.

http://www.load2all.com/files/BE2FD2F97/1b3a6b1aa9fd.mp-signed-ota_update-b55579.zip.html

This is BETA, it is not meant to be widely used and has bugs. If that’s something you don’t care about and would like to risk it anyway, install the update. Also, If you want to help Logitech and Google out buy another Revue ( preferably from logitech.com ), at $99 its worth every penny.

If you want to help, mirror this file in as many places as possible. I’m sure it’ll be taken down quickly

Thanks!


Welcome our newest addition

Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: GTVHacker | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Welcome our newest addition

So, we’ve opened up the forum. There are still some hiccups and a few more things to setup. However, its up and running.

We are still working out how the layout and some things are going to be. So, yea, get to it. Visit our forum now! Its a little barren of course, but in time, itll feel just like home.


Where from here?

Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: GTVHacker | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

For many moons now, GTHacker has been quietly looking for the next way into those little GoogleTV boxes and also furthering what progress has already been completed. As we progress forward, we have been considering adding a forum to our little family of sites, (wiki, and blog)

Apparently, some people have been looking for a forum to call home. In some cases, adding GoogleTv sections to other sites. Is this something we must add?

Leave me your thoughts and comments below. We’d love to know what yall think.


Zenofex speaks on podcast

Posted: June 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Zenofex speaks on podcast

Recently, Zenofex of the GtvHacker community spoke on a podcast about getting root. You can check it out here: http://techmisfits.com/05/19/gtvhacker-zenofex-speaks/.

He speaks with Resno and Integgrol.