We’ve just removed the wrapper off our present and already it seems bugs and issues are popping up. One user reports
programs pre-installed in Android Market do not list as installed, but states “not compatible”
Tried to install a program not pre-installed, Big Picture Google TV, on the install page states “installing” forever, cannot open from this page, but then going to all applications page shows it was installed, but when opened, displays only first picture of a series, later pictures remain blank
Have you come across any bugs or issues with the recent release? We’d like to know!
With the impending death of the Revue coming, we have issues the following call in hopes we can continue developing and improving the platform.
We love the community that has emerged since we started working with the Revue. As Logitech has dropped the ball, we would like to pick it up and continue improving the Revue. We have started a petition in hopes of getting this.
Logitech recently announced that they would no longer be making the revue after the current holiday season. After this period the device will receive very little attention and will have a very angry base of original supporters. To help avoid this Logitech should provide a “developer boot-loader” for the Logitech Revue to allow developers to create there own kernels and updates for the device. At its current state the Logitech Revue is completely locked down making it very difficult for developers to add modifications or fix bugs on the device. There are also already a number of teams creating custom ROMs for android devices, unlocking the boot-loader would allow these groups to port current custom ROMs or generate new custom ROMs to the Logitech Revue. With the release of a development boot-loader that allowed such modifications the device would continue to grow and would help un-tarnish the reputation that this device has given Logitech.
Please sign our petition and join the movement! We want to take it from awesome tool, form factor to something really amazing.
Seems like the media has spun the world in a tizzy about what was said during a recent Logitech presentation. It seems like the sites out there all parrot each other continuing to spread the same story without doing real investigations into the matters said, one of the guys over Gnarld decided to take a hard look… or better yet a hard listen into what was really said at the press conference.
He reallys digs down deep comparing what popular sites quote and what Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca really says. Check it out!
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.
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:
Step 5.) Restart adbd as root by executing the following:
Step 6.) Reconnect to adbd on the revue using:
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:
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.
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).
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!
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