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  1. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    $1000 Bounty Offered to First Person to Crack Google TV…


    November 29, 2010

    LINK: $1000 Bounty Offered to First Person to Crack Google TV…
     
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    haha, very interesting.. Off to the races!
     
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    It's not a question of if, it's a question of who and when...
     
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    I'm actually surprised its taken this long :)
     
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    I have faith in the internet community to hack the daylights out of this sooner or later. :p
     
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    We should do a pool on it...hahaha....
     
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    I Edited and added to the front page of the forum, Nice find Rickaren !
     
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    Ha, im sure there are groups already working on this....to incentivise it will only make it faster.
     
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    11 January 2011

    GTVHacker dev team wins cash bounty for first Google TV hack

    [​IMG] The GTVHacker dev team has won a cash bounty for being the first to successfully root and enable third-party application support on a Google TV device before Google - Google will reportedly be bringing support for Android applications to the platform some time later this year. According to developer Howard Harte, who originally announced the bounty at the end of November last year, the GTVHacker team used a hardware hack, adding serial console support to the UART1 header on the Logitech Revue, to enable root and install third-party apps on Google TV.


    The reward for hacking a Google TV device was originally set at $1,000 for a software-only approach. In his original announcement, Harte noted that he would give partial consideration ($500) for other methods involving hardware hacks, such as the one used by the five member GTVHacker team. While the bounty is confirmed to have been paid, the final amount of the reward was not mentioned by either party.
    Instructions on how to root Logitech's Revue set-top box are provided on the team's wiki.

    Instructions on how to root Logitech's Revue set-top box are provided on the team's wiki. [video=youtube;-ysG0SF2m5Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ysG0SF2m5Q"]video[/URL[/video].


    Originally announced at this year's Google I/O developer conference, Google TV is Android based and Google has said that it hopes that the platform will seamlessly bring the best of the web to the "high-quality viewing experience that TV offers". While several Google TV devices, such as Logitech's Revue set-top box, Sony's Internet TVs and its NSZ-GT1 Blu-ray player, have since launched, many have already been deeply discounted as Google TV has been blocked by all of the major US networks - ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.


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    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011

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