wizziwig wrote:I would hold off on releasing the root until the firmware is much more stable and bug free. No sense letting them patch the exploit before we have a firmware we're ready to live with for a while (in case we can't get more updates without losing root). At the very least they need to fix 5.1 audio playback of local files - the last firmware only fixed netflix and cable-box passthrough.
I'm curious if your exploit allows full bootloader control so we could remove android entirely and boot up a regular Linux distro to install XBMC, etc.? Assuming drivers were properly ported, etc. If not a full Linux, maybe at least allow NDK apps in Android? From what I can see, the old NDK work-around in the Wiki only applied to the x86 Revue and not these newer Arm units.
No, a bootloader exploit would have been awesome, but like its predecessors the kernel is encrypted, with the crypto being handled in hardware. Our best bet for unsigned kernels is yet again kexec but it can be quite the pain getting that to run on ARM devies.
We have been playing with getting arm based android apps running on the Sony (vizio applies here, it's the same SOC) but most of the boxes libraries would need to be changed, which makes Google TV not work anymore. I suppose if we had some way to selectively control which libraries are used on the fly it'd be great, but actually going about that is another story.