$1,000 Bounty For Rooting Google TV, Installing Apps

The first Google TV device was launched exactly a month ago, but still nothing has been done to root it. Someone was really tired of the limitations of the platform and decided to give a $1,000 bounty to the first person who roots and installs third-party apps on the Google TV. Since it’s running Android, it seems to be quite easy at first glance, but it isn’t.

Before you send in a Photoshopped picture, there are a few rules. Take a look at them after the break.

Okay, are you ready? Here they come:

  • The Google TV device must be hacked before Google officially unveils third-party App development support for the Google TV.
  • The person must contact me via email and detail the procedure to hack either the Sony NSZ-1 Blue-Ray DVD Player with Google TV, or the Logitech Revue. I will verify the procedure on one of my devices.
  • For the Google TV to be considered rooted, the procedure must result in the end-user having the ability to install third-party apps.
  • The procedure must be applicable to production versions of Google TV devices.
  • The procedure should be doable using a software-only approach. Partial consideration ($500.00USD) will be given for other methods that involve hardware hacks to the Google TV. A hardware hack is one that involves opening up the Google TV device, including, but not limited to: Reprogramming via JTAG, serial console access, reprogramming FLASH memory chips using a FLASH programmer, etc.
  • The successful hacker should include a YouTube video of Better Terminal Emulator Pro running on the Google TV.
  • Payment will be made via PayPal

The “me” is the bounty-giving person. Nice guy, right?

Willing to give it a shot? You can find some very useful information at the source.

Source: Android Community

About author

Thijs Koot
Thijs Koot 134 posts

If you see a scratched phone running an unfamiliar looking Android version, you know it's Thijs. Apart from breaking and fixing phones, he loves to play the guitar as well.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Sony announces Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony on Monday introduced its latest Android smartphone, the Xperia Z1 Compact, a 4.3-inch monster of a device. Powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM,

News and Rumors

Motorola CLIQ to See Android 2.1 Next Month?

Those of you who have stood by your Motorola Cliq, watching other phones pass by, get ready.  Your day is coming!  Android 2.1 is rumored to arrive at some point

News and Rumors

Watch Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smatwatch in the next few hours. For those of you not privileged enough to be on the front

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply