I understand that the netflix app comes integrated into the firmware of the US units. So I was thinking of trying to flash the EU unit I have with the US firmware. I also have a router ready which has DD-WRT loaded and dials straight to a US IP via VPN.
Question now is how to flash my EU unit to turn it into a US unit. The unit I have (bought in NL) does not have netflix
I have looked at http://gtvhacker.com/index.php/Sony_NSZ ... te_History
But it does not have the Factory firmware. It only has OTA updates.
Anybody have experience doing this?
I got the same error initially. Have you already applied any OTA update since you bought your unit? If so, you most probably already have a higher version than the one available on the wiki. You can check this in the settings menu.
As far as I know there is no way to downgrade the version (A factory reset won't help and just erases the user data). My solution was to return my unit where I already applied the latest OTA update and to buy a new one. With that I immediately booted to the recovery menu before even turning it on the regular way. Anyway, it should be sufficient to just not apply any update before flashing.
Another way would be to find out the link to the latest US OTA update. But I don't think that anybody knows it yet. Someone would have to use Wireshark to sniff the link during the update with his fresh unit.
I know how he did it, that's not difficult: you have to be in the same network of the device, and you can intercept the HTTP calls it makes, and then you know the url. It's done using Wireshark, which is a Windows software.
My problem is i'm not in the US and i don't have a US device to intercept
If you or somebody else could explain the necessary steps in detail I could grab the link. (I'm running DD-WRT.)
I tried Wireshark with no success. But there is an app in the Play store you can use:
Once the update has shown up on your Google TV, you just need to install 'aLogcat (free)' from the Google Play Store and search through the log files for 'android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/' which should give you the official Google download URL.