Category Archives: Site Updates

Added Stock Recovery tutorial for Shield Android TV (2015; 16GB) … and more …

Finally added this missing tutorial – find it here.

I’ve pruned several tutorials that just don’t make sense to keep around anymore – and I optimized some of the perm-links to be more consistent with each other (this may cause some outside links to break – if you got redirected here, that’s probably what happened).

I also double tested all the Nougat based tutorials: rooting and stock recovery. Made some minor updates.

Shield Android TV (2017; 16GB) Stock Recovery Tutorial Updated to 6.2

Keeping things current; updated the Shield Android TV 2017 Stock Recovery tutorial to use the 6.2 stock image.

Shield Android TV (Pro; 500GB) Stock Recovery Tutorial Updated

Since Shield Android TV Pro users have issues updating from versions below 6.2 to 6.2 (and therefore 6.3) – I’ve updated the tutorial extensively.

Changes include:

  • Updated Stock Recovery from 5.2 to 6.2.
  • Flash-all.bat needs some editing to successfully execute on Shield Android TV Pro.
  • Added a sample .bat for reference.

If you’re on < 6.2 (and 6.2 fails over and over again to install OTA), then use this tutorial to get to 6.2, then accept the 6.3 upgrade.  Re-root as applicable.

Note: No files or data will be lost during Stock Recovery.

SSL has been applied to

In an effort to comply with the new kinder, gentler and more secure internet – this site has moved to https/SSL.

Nothing should break, but you never know.  If you see something, say something.


Some site maintenance going on …

It has come to my attention that download links embedded within accordions are not rendering properly.

I have disabled that plugin and installed another that does not conflict. While I’m updating the pages to use the new one, there will be some odd markup on the page and there will be no accordions.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I’ll work through each tutorial until I get it fixed.

Wizard is Back!

Not sure what happened to the Wizard (see the right sidebar) but he is back online.

You can also invoke him here.

NSZ now has a like system!

In order to better serve our customer’s needs, we’ve added a voting plugin to the site.  For posts, tutorials, etc. – you can now up or down vote items to help us (and your fellow visitors) determine our quality of content.

Exercise your right to vote!

Let there be more videos!

I’m backed up on videos, so I figure I better just dump them all – screw the branding!  There are over 10 new videos including native Android apps and GeForce Now streaming.

Visit NVidia Shield Zone’s YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe and share!) – videos will be coming online over the next several hours

Site Updates

As promised, most of the Shield Tablet K1 tutorials are in the process of getting refreshed. I’ve added some tips and help boxes within them so hopefully they stand out more.

I’ve also been retesting the tutorials with my own Shield devices to ensure they are still accurate. As such, I may be culling some comments from various tutorials – since a lot of the discussion may no longer apply. Please understand I am not censoring or removing anything maliciously.

We do have the OTA 1.5 FULL update for Shield Tablet K1 now, so our tutorial to update without losing root will be refreshed soon to reflect that.

It is also worth noting that the Restore to Stock K1 tutorial is no longer “destructive” as it no longer wipes the USER partition.

I plan to add some nice screens, photos, etc. to the K1 tutorials to finish them off, then I’ll move to Shield Android TV then to Shield Tablet (OG) and finally Shield Portable.

Thanks for visiting!

Back in the saddle …

Hello everyone!

Yes, we’ve been away from the keyboard for a little while; sometimes life gets in the way of running a hobby website – but we’ll be catching up on comments and news as well as hopefully getting more time in the chat channel.

Over the holidays when there is down time from real life, we’re going to revamp the website a little bit. This will include some look and feel changes but nothing drastic. The main goal is to go over all the tutorials and make them cleaner, easier to read and hopefully improve the content with more photos and videos. For the power visitors, we’ll open up a download area so you can easily get access to not just the latest important files, but also easier access to the OLDER stuff for those looking to roll back.

Along with the continuation of news regurgitation (been slow lately), we would like to start expanding the site to include a lot more original content, more diverse tutorials and reviews. This will come when the site gets its visual overhaul.

Meanwhile – what else are we missing? What would YOU like to see here?

Over the next couple of days, we’ll be getting back to your questions, comments, etc.  Please be patient.