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

Posted: October 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

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

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

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.