Category Archives: Shield Tablet

Shield Tablet K1 root tutorial works with latest update

NVidia recently released an update to Shield Tablet K1 – updating it to Shield Software v5.3.

OTA can be taken if you are rooted; you will lose root.

Follow our root guide to regain access.  This has been tested by our team.

 

Taito’s RayStorm released on Android – Play it on Shield TV Sideloaded

While not everyone’s cup of tea (and certainly not at $9.99 – $7.99 currently on sale) this is pretty cool.  I sideloaded it on Shield TV and it plays 100% with a controller – always a nice thing.

Here is some video:

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Shield Summer Sale

Summer is here and the SHIELD summer game sale is HOT. From June 22 through June 25, save up to 80% on these sizzling GeForce NOW titles.

From exploring the award-winning world of The Witcher 3: Game of the Year to escaping zombie hoards on a remote beach resort in Dead Island Riptide: Definitive Edition, gamers will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some R&R while playing these fan-favorite games.

Shield Tablet K1 OTA 5.2 Update Now Available

OTA 5.2 has dropped for Shield Tablet K1.  Here is what’s new:

  • Fixes to GPS crash
  • Improved compatibility with non-standard chargers
  • Overall stability & security optimizations
  • Update to Android Security Patch Level April 1, 2017

As always, we make the OTA download available here on NVidia Shield Zone.

Shield Tablet K1 OTA 5.2 (2063 downloads)

Shield Tablet/K1 receive OTA 5.1 Upgrade

NVidia continues to support our favorite tablets by releasing a new OTA update.

This is mostly a maintenance release.

Rooted users can accept the OTA without unrooting first.  You’ll have to re-root after the OTA completes.

Rumble in the house, yo!

With the release of the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV, the new SHIELD controller was already making waves with the new rumble support while streaming games with NVIDIA GameStream. Today, we’re excited to announce support for vibration and haptic feedback while playing select GeForce NOW titles*. A whole host of games in the GeForce NOW library already support the rumble feedback feature. We encourage SHIELD fans to jump in and try it out on games such as Tomb Raider, ABZÛ, and LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens.

What Exactly is Haptic Technology?

The term “haptic” is derived from the Greek word “haptesthai,” which simply put means, “to touch.” In video games it has long been a staple in a variety of genres from racing games and shooters to fighting games. Often referred to as “Force Feedback,” haptics simply provide gamers with tactile sensations that serve to better immerse players in their games. In racing games it serves to help gamers have a better feel for the road. In fighting games and shooters, it’s yet another way to let the gamer know that they’re being struck by an enemy or to provide environmental cues.

GeForce NOW Games that Support Haptic Feedback

Below is a list of all of the GeForce NOW games that have been tested and are verified to support the new feature. That said, many other games in the GeForce NOW library may also support rumble. So try something new or revisit a past favorite to see which ones really move you! If you find a game that’s not listed here that supports the feature, by all means let us know.

If you don’t already own one, pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD TV today. And for all our early adopters of SHIELD (2015) should you want give haptics gaming a try, the new SHIELD controller is available as a separate add-on accessory, compatible with the original device. *The new SHIELD controller is required to experience vibration feedback. SHIELD controller (2015) does not support vibration feedback on SHIELD TV.

Weekend sale on great GeForce Now and Android Games!

Tired of the long, cold winter? Why not heat things up with some amazing titles for the world’s hottest gaming device–all at up to 70% off? Whether you play Android™ or GeForce NOW™ streaming games, we’ve got you covered. Remember each GeForce NOW purchase comes with a downloadable PC code.

GEFORCE NOW GAMES

ANDROID GAMES

Shield Tablet K1 OTA 5.0 Root Tutorial Now Available

I know  you guys are chomping at the bit.  Here is the new tutorial:

Tutorial: Root Shield Tablet K1 (Nougat)

Couple of notes …

You cannot roll back to Marshmallow.  You cannot roll back to stock recovery 5.x yet (they haven’t posted the images).

Shield Tablet 5.0 Update is here!

Note: 5.0 OTA installs over root; no need to roll back.  Rooting achieved; it’s okay to take the OTA.

SHIELD tablet Software Upgrade 5.0 has started rolling out to devices this morning. It’s a staggered release with the update being available to SHIELD tablets over the course of a few days to ensure stability.

This update brings support for the new controller and upgrades the Operating System to Android version 7.0 Nougat and includes new features and system enhancements:

No Man’s Sky, The Witness now available!

Whether you’re a brand new Shield TV owner or a proud owner of an Original Shield TV, you have two new games available for your little black box.

In The Witness, you wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.

You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and TONS of puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

The Witness is available from the Google Play store for $19.99 ($20 off the Steam price).  Get it on Google Play, check it out more on Steam.

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and life forms, and constant danger and action.

In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.

No Man’s Sky is available for $59.99 on GeForce NOW and includes a digital key for Steam.  Check it out at NVidia or on Steam.