Sony Google TV Update Patches Root Exploit

Sony Google TV devices are reportedly about to get an OTA update on Monday that patches a recently found security exploit that allows you to root your box. Sony owners, if you are planning to root, do it now since once you receive the update, you will no longer be able to.

GTVHacker says that once you perform a “recovery downgrade” and software root, you can prevent the OTA from downloading and continue to enjoy the benefits of a rooted device. If an official update comes out that is worth downloading, a rooted device has the option to revert back to stock and receive the upgrade.

Google TV hasn’t hit its full stride yet, and we already have one casualty in the Logitech Revue (of which I am a happy owner). Eric Schmidt recently stated that “by the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded,” so Google is certainly committed to the platform.

Hopefully this means more updates (even for the Revue… please?), and ones that are not simply patching root exploits.

source: gtvhacker
via:  droidlife

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.

  • Joe smoth

    i just received the update 3.2 at 1:35am this morning. it was a 230mg+ download…

  • Motorola Atrix forum

    Another Sony item to put on my never buy list.