OK, have had my Cube for a long time now - not really happy with it at all, but there have been several updates released now that likely will make me a bit happier if I could install them! Due to using Cuberoot the day I opened the box, I cannot get any updates. It tries but the download fails each and every time. Crazy thing is that Cuberoot did not even work for me as far as rooting goes - I ended up using Cydia Impactor - which worked great by the way.
Now I have reversed as much as I was abe to, remove SU apks, reset box to factory defaults, etc, etc. Nothing works - I can successfully unroot myself but I need to know what the hell Cuberoot did to "disable OTA uodates" so I can fix it. I do not understand why factory resetting the box doesn't wipe out all this mess. I desperately want the latest update but cannot install it!!! Very agrivated!
Can someone who was part of the Cuberoot team please help me out here? Wish you guys had thought to put some kinf of reverse mechanism into Cuberoot.
My other alternative is to install the update myself manually. GTVHacker was nice enough to provide links to the new firmwares righ on the main Asus Cube page, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to push it onto the device!! I am a Linux systems admin by trade and certainly no stranger to adb - in fact I used adb over tcpip to push the SuperSU Pro license, root explorer, and even AdAway (which appears to work just fine). I have no idea how to do a firmware update on the Cube using adb and cannot find any info on anyone actually doing this. (I am not afriad to open the Cube up if that's what it takes!)
If anyone can provide me instructions on how to reverse the Cuberoot changes (I hae NOT patched the "vulnerability" as I didn't want to hose future attepts at messing around with the box), or (even better) tell me how to update via adb with this firware file I have already; I would be in your debt!
Even if that all means I cannot re-root again afterwards - I can live with that if need be.
Just occufrred to me that maybe I can rename the file to update.zip and push it to sdcard/ directory then reboot. I have done that before and it worked, but that was on Asus Transformer tablets, not a GoogleTV so no idea if that will work or not. I will give that a shot tonight and report back all the same.
Couple other things
1 - Gripe: why the hell is there no way to reboot the Cube from it's menu's???
I have to either yank power cord and wait a few secs, or adb reboot it from my TF701T tablet which is setup as the one machine that can access the Cube
that way (I use Better Terminal Emulator and love it! Plus it's awesome that Android 4.3 has adb there already - never tried that on the older TF101, TF201,
or TF700T so I don't know for sure if every Android OS has this built in or not - I am thinking they all do - very handy indeed to not have to freaking install it
and mess around for 2 hours getting it to work right!.
2 - What the hell is this V2 Asus Cube that I am seeing now???? I cannot find any information anywhere on what makes it a V2! That's annoying as hell.
From the pics of it I have seen there is now an IR blaster with 2 outptut ends on it now - maybe that's all they did? Sounds great to me - right now I can only
control the FiOS cable box or the TV, not both. A dual head IR blaster would make me real happy? Anyone know what the changes are??? I see
them real cheap right now, and with the problems this V1 is giving me maybe I should just bite the bullet and buy another Cube to get the V2!
Sorry for the long-winded post. I am always being told at work that I give out waaaay to much info. I like to be thorough!
Hoping someone can help - Thanks!
P.S. - Why has no other Cube owner bother to take my dumb pole on is the Cube junk or not??
I am a huge Asus fan but thinking now that the Cube was a mistake, maybe I will just get one of the little USB dongle GoogleTV devices ....