Discussion in 'Hacking Logitech GTV' started by sparkyscott21, Jan 5, 2011.
BreakVue hack on Logitech Revue
Bypassing blocked content
Custom Apps Installed
Videos of Google TV Bypassing network blocks, installing apps from the side and the Android Market
The Videos correspond with post above.
Everyone has been patiently waiting for Google to work out their issues with the TV and online media networks and provide updates that will give us access to the Android Market so we can all experience the full potential of the Google TV platform. That hasn't been good enough for a group of users over at GTVHacker.com who have been working day and night to try and break into the Logitech Revue box and gain root to work around the current limitations. A few days ago they posted that they had managed to root the Logitech Revue box by soldering a few wires and attaching a serial device.
While the solution they found is not something that the everyday user is able to achieve, and we certainly caution anyone who wants to try this at home, they have rooted the device, found a way to bypass the blocks the online media sites have imposed and also side loaded the Android Market application.
The hack is known a the BreakVue hack and they are currently working on a release package to go along with the hack that will significantly increase the functionality of any Logitech Revue Google TV box.
Will all this trickery going on, they have recorded some videos of the device doing much more than it's supposed to and shared this with everyone on YouTube.
The first video shows a few of the applications they have installed, including the Android Market which is still not working correctly in this video:
The next video shows the bypass system they have been working on to give access to the sites that are currently blocking access to any Google TV devices. The site they are demonstrating is Hulu.
The final video is more of an overview of all the functionality they have managed to achieve so far with some pretty annoying overlay music:
If you enjoyed these videos, be sure to check out GTVHacker.com to find out the latest status, issues and guides for getting the most of your hacked Google TV box.
Now lets just hope someone gets going on the Sony products and gives us the same functionality as these guys have done with the Logitech Revue with Google TV.
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