If you were thinking of picking up your very own Logitech Revue now that they’re only $99 you may want to check this out. A few days ago we informed you that some crafty devs managed to get Honeycomb up and running on their Logitech Revues. Well, you may be happy to know that full process on to install Honeycomb on the Revue has finally been leaked. The process doesn’t seem too over complicated for those of you familiar with rooting your Android handsets so here’s the complete how-to.
- Copy the update.zip to a Fat32 formatted USB drive, place it in its root (ie /mnt/usb/update.zip or E:\update.zip)
- Plug USB drive into Revue. Fully unplug revue. Plug it back in, count to One (a long one, say one mississippi), then hold down the connect button (keep it held). The Revue logo will come up, and the box will reboot, your tv will lose signal, and come back to the Revue logo. At this point, let go of the button.
- The GTV logo will then show up, with an arrow and a horizontal “barbershop scroll”. At this point, on your Revue’s keyboard, press the FN key (in yellow) and the left arrow (to the left of the OK button). It will then come up to a recovery menu.
- Hit “Apply update from sdcard:/update.zip”
- The box will verify the update, and reboot. This is normal. It is installing an updated bootloader and recovery image (both, heavily encrypted).
- Then, the box will come back on, and flash the latest kernel and system files. Once this is done, the box will reboot again.
- This bootup may take a few minutes, at first you will see the Revue logo, then the Google TV logo, then the “new” logo (a grey tv over a ball glowing red). Just wait it out.
- You can then begin setup, as normal. You may notice some crashes – this software is still beta, you should be able to force close and continue.
It’s just so tempting, isn’t it!? A wise man once said (Cyanogen), “You never truly own an Android device unless you root it.” Of course, when it comes to rooting, there are no guarantees (just like life) but I’m sure you already knew that. Expect all the general bugginess that comes with running things on devices they were never intended to run on. Let us know if you have the cahones to try this and if you have any success!
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