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Install Honeycomb on Logitech Revue Google TV Box

Posted by techhackz-admin Wednesday, August 3, 2011


The Logitech Revue was one of the first Google TV box to hit the market and it is now the first Google TV box to get a Android Honeycomb update! It’s an unofficial update but now that the Logitech Revue price has dropped to $99 how can you resist getting one? Note that is not a leaked version of the official Honeycomb but rather a beta version so you will experience bugs etc. but it’s worth a try if you just want to experiment.

Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!

You can download the Honeycomb update for the Logitech Revue @

Then follow these instructions to install Android Honeycomb on your Logitech Revue Google TV box [from GTVHacker]:

Copy the to a Fat32 formatted USB drive, place it in its root (ie /mnt/usb/ or E:\
Plug USB drive into Revue. Fully unplug revue. Plug it back in, count to One (a long one, say one mississippi), then hold down the connect button (keep it held). The Revue logo will come up, and the box will reboot, your tv will lose signal, and come back to the Revue logo. At this point, let go of the button.
The GTV logo will then show up, with an arrow and a horizontal "barbershop scroll". At this point, on your Revue's keyboard, press the FN key (in yellow) and the left arrow (to the left of the OK button). It will then come up to a recovery menu.
Hit "Apply update from sdcard:/"
The box will verify the update, and reboot. This is normal. It is installing an updated bootloader and recovery image (both, heavily encrypted).
Then, the box will come back on, and flash the latest kernel and system files. Once this is done, the box will reboot again.

To install Android Honeycomb on your Logitech Revue Google TV box, you can also follow the instructions in this YouTube video:

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