Rumor: New update coming in Monday patching Sony GoogleTV exploit

Posted: February 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: GTVHacker, Root, Sony, Updates | Comments Off

A source has told us that Sony has already started testing a fix for the recent exploit and plans to have it coming out as soon as Monday as an OTA update. If this is correct that means that after you receive this automatic over-the-air update you will no longer be able to run the “recovery downgrade” or perform the recovery exploit to root your Sony GoogleTV. We advise all users to perform the recovery downgrade as well as the software root as soon as possible. The current custom kernel included in the root works very well and there are more custom kernels coming soon! If anything, the main reason to perform the exploit is to preserve your box from receiving the next update (which from what we’ve heard is only a security update). Then you will still have the option to revert back to the normal OTA at anytime. You will also however have the option to run one of our new upcoming kernels which we guarantee will make you all very happy. Otherwise, if you haven’t already performed our root, and your box does take this automatic update you will be stuck with using only official Sony GoogleTV builds, no Hulu/content provider bypass and no root.

As we’ve stated in the previous post, the guide and information about the process can be found at our wiki. Also just a note, the guide below states that you need 4 thumb drives to accomplish the exploit but with a little more work you are able to accomplish the entire process with 1.

How to Root Guide:
GTVHacker.com: Running Unsigned Kernels On Sony GTV

For a more detailed look into how the exploit  and recovery downgrade works, check out the about:

GTVHacker.com: About The Sony Downgrade & Rebooter (Root)

And finally, for support or to comment checkout our forum post:

GTVHacker Forums: NSX-GT1 and NSZ-GT1 exploit to run unsigned kernels!

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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]