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Hack Your Logitech Revue

What’s actually comforting about this news is that there is a planned release of the Google TV 2.0 operating environment.

I have a Logitech Revue and we use it daily (dare I state that my Apple TV sits idle more than the Google TV)

That being said, it was nice to see a post today over on Redmond Pie entitled, “Download and Install Android 3.1 Honeycomb On Logitech Revue.”

Now all of this stuff is not currently officially supported, and the software is still in beta – which means instability should be expected.

Here are the steps to get it done:

Step 1: Download the Google TV 2.0 update from here.

Step 2: Copy the downloaded file to the root of a FAT32-formatted USB drive.

Step 3: Plug in the USB flash drive into your Revue and then completely unplug the Google TV device.

Step 4: Now, plug it back in and wait for a couple of seconds.

Step 5: Hold the connect button. Keep holding it until the Revue logo comes up, the box reboots, your TV loses signal and the Revue logo comes back.

Step 6: The Google TV logo will now show up. Press the yellow FN key and the left arrow button (left of the OK button) on your Revue keyboard. You will now see a recovery menu.

Step 7: Apply update from sdcard:/update.zip. Your Revue set-top box will now install the update and reboot. Once rebooted, it will flash the new kernel along with the system files. Revue will reboot once again!

Step 8: The final boot up takes some time. You will see the Revue logo, then the Google TV logo and another logo of a grey TV over a red glowing ball. Be patient.

Step 9: Go through the initial set-up and enjoy Honeycomb 3.1 / Google TV 2.0 on your Revue!

Again, before trying this – take caution that this is beta, unreleased stuff – don’t blame me if you brick your Revue!

[summarized from Redmond Pie]
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  1. everytime I get to the “install from sd” part it comes up with an error. I have jailbroken iphones and hacked other devices but this is stumping me. I am now on my 5th reformat of the flash drive and still no luck. any tips as to what I could be doing wrong? thanks

  2. everytime I get to the “install from sd” part it comes up with an error. I have jailbroken iphones and hacked other devices but this is stumping me. I am now on my 5th reformat of the flash drive and still no luck. any tips as to what I could be doing wrong? thanks

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