This project is still in the first stages of research.
After waiting forever for Google to make negotiations successful and continue to workout bugs some media sources still do not work such as Hulu.
I have a Sony Google TV box model NSZ-GT1. My box has the 20120917 update installed which may not be possible to downgrade.
Hack process involves downgrading and installing modified update files.
- Sony Bootloader
- Enable Non-Market Apps on Sony GTV
- View source for Sony NSZ-GT1 (Bluray Player)
Looks like someone leaked HC for the Sony NSZ-GT1
This is a HC update with root for the NSZ-GT1 GoogleTV Bluray Player
This build works great and contains root (if you remount adb).
Turns out there is a check in place to limit browser and flash from accessing Hulu/CBS/NBC/ABC. (1)
Update.zip exploit (1)
package_list_;cd tmp; cd mnt; cd diskb1; sh t.sh; .zip
/package-updater.sh -l 0 -p /tmp/mnt/diskb1/package_list_;cd /tmp;cd /mnt;cd /diskb1;sh t.sh;.zip
“The command above involved a t.sh bash script (to meet filename size limitations) which spawned a shell over UART and telnetd. From there we proceeded to dump the recovery file system.”
Unfortunately this exploit was patched in the 7/2011 update
Apply Update from USB (update.zip)
Wipe data/factory reset
Wipe cache partition
All update files provided are RSA verified before the box attempts installation
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Hello Redbeard, Topcat here. I have a NSX-40GT1 and really want to at minimum expand its capabilities as most of the original apps are now dead and useless. I will do what I can to help as well as share what I discover.
I’ll dig mine out next weekend and see if I can downgrade the firmware then upgrade android or install linux.
Found the older firmware and a few utilities