Ok, Let me start off by saying Hi all! I recently purchased this Sony Google TV NSZ-GT1 used from a friend and It has already been updated to the 5202012 firmware. Having been a Revue owner for a while and still anxiously awaiting a way to attain permanent root I want to root this Sony. Ok, I am not a dev but I follow directions pretty well and have used Linux many times mostly through the use of VMs.
Anyways..enough useless info
....on to my question(s)..
I read up on the UART Bootloader Root for this box and purchased a UART to usb ttl to connect to the nano 4 pin connector from RC-connectors. My question is in regards to the wiring. The UART usb connector has connections for 3.3v, rst, txd, rxd, gnd and +5v. I looked at the picture for the pinout from the Wiki and it lists Vcc, rx, tx and Gnd, I get that the rx goes to rxd and tx goes to txd and gnd goes to gnd but what about the Vcc? Connect to the 3.3v or the +5v?
I followed the directions on the wiki for creating the 2 usb drives but the output example from dd on the wiki shows:
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details
10240+0 records in
10240+0 records out
(using dd in Win7 32)
Well when I create the 1st usb image I get the same message but at the end it shows 5120+0 records in and 5120+0 records out, on usb image 2 I get the same message except on that one I get 19200+0 records in and 19200+0 records out. I checked the MD5 of both usb images and they match up exactly so not sure why I am getting a different output from writing them. I'm using an old 128mb usb flash drive if that matters. I was just going through the process of writing the images for my own training before I actually make the attempt to root it.
Ok, now to using PuTty for Windows...I've never used a console to connect to a serial device other than transferring programs to CNC machines at work which are just text files. How do I actually open the terminal to be able to quickly mash the escape key? Sorry for the noobish-ness with this question but it escapes me.
I appreciate any help I can get and thanks for the work that you all have already accomplished.....Hopefully we'll all be able to crack-flash roms to our Google Tvs like we do for our phones
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