Android HoneyComb 3.1 on Logitech Revue

Not satisfy with the original Logitech firmware? You want to unlock the potential of the Logitech Revue Google TV box?

Here is the solution from HC3.1onRevue

Someone from the gtvhacker forum has released the Android Honeycomb 3.1 (Beta) for the Logitech Revue.

Before the action, I would like to warn you that update at your own risk as you can’t downgrade or restore back to the original firmware!

I re-produce the steps taken from gtvhacker.


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 the power. Plug the power back in, count to One (a long one, say one mississippi), then hold down the connect/reset 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 connect/reset 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.

Use up-down arrow key to select "Apply update from sdcard:/update.zip" and press Enter key.

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.

The whole process probably takes about 20 minutes.

Now, Logitech Revue is upgraded to Honeycomb 3.1 (beta)
Logitech Revue Google TV

With the Android Market availability, there is endless possibilities to enhanced your Logitech Revue.

Android Market
Logitech Revue Google TV

LeTV
Logitech Revue Google TV

PPTV
Logitech Revue Google TV

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3 comments on “Android HoneyComb 3.1 on Logitech Revue
  1. Albert says:

    Hi how do you make LeTV and PPTV work?
    I just upgraded to HC3.1 beta, and installed PPTV/LeTV apks. But both says it does not support landscape mode and force the apps to exit.

    Your help will be appreciated. Thanks a lot!

  2. hanneng says:

    Albert,
    PPTV and LeTV work on Google Revue without changing orientation.
    if not, install Orientation Control apps. Set landscape before starting PPTV and LeTV.

  3. Albert says:

    Thanks Hanneng for your kind reply.

    I just got my revue and installed HC 3.1 from gtv forum.
    LeTV and PPTV app i just downloaded the apk from the official website.
    It did not work out of the box like your experience, unfortunately.

    Followed your advice, I bought the orientation control from android market using my computer. And then when i just tried to install the orientation control app in my revue, the revue’s android market says the app is not compatible with the revue and i am not able to install it. And then i just googled the apk, and then installed it. it worked.

    Thank you very much and may God bless you and your blog!

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