Category Archives: Tutorials

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.

Shield TV (2017) Root Tutorial Confirmed Under 6.3

Just a quick note that the OTA 6.3 is fully rootable with our tutorial.  You will lose root when taking the OTA, but you will not need to return to stock.

Shield TV Pro (500GB) Update Compatible with Tutorials

The latest 6.3 update is fully compatible with our rooting tutorials – and the OTA does not require an unrooting or return to stock recovery.

I’ll be testing Shield TV (2015) and Shield TV (2017) soon, but I don’t expect any issues.

New Videos Added

By popular demand, I’ve added videos to the following tutorials:

Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV (2015; 16GB) (Nougat)

Tutorial: Restore to Stock Image (Shield TV Pro)

I’m also working on a tutorial to help get Commodore Amiga emulation running on Shield TV; specifically to play the amazing shooter Deluxe Galaga.  This will be a fully LEGAL way to play and the price will be $1.99 and about 10 minutes of your time.  Here is a preview:

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).

More tutorials, updated tutorials and new FAQ questions answered …

Nothing puts us to work here more than an OTA release.

All three Shield TV devices (2015, Pro and 2017) all have root tutorials.  Restoring to stock 5.0.1 tutorial added.

We’ve found an issue where some people can’t boot to TWRP using our initial tutorial – so we created work arounds for USB hubs and non-Adoptive Storage users.

Finally, we’ve been filling out the FAQ with regards to the new Shield TV 2017.

Whew!

Tutorial: Root Shield TV (2015/2017; 16GB) on Android 7.0 (Nougat) is now ready!

Well here it is … our tutorial to root your OG Shield TV running Nougat.  We’re now using ADB SIDELOAD whenever possible to avoid issues with Adopted Storage.

Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV (2015; 16GB) (Nougat)

Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV (2017; 16GB) (Nougat)

Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV Pro (Nougat)

As always with our new tutorials, please let me know if you find any issues.

Shield Portable Root Video Tutorial Now Available

We decided to give the Shield Portable some lovin’.  In addition to refreshing the tutorials for root, we added a tutorial video for the visual visitors.

Since Lollipop’s root is more complicated than KitKat (which you can use Towelroot with), we’ll start with that.  Here is the tutorial (video is on the page, too) and here is the video

 

Guided tour of Shield Android TV OTA 3.2 including Plex Server setup

Here is a guided tour of setting up Samba file sharing and Plex Media Server on the Shield Android TV – showing off some new features of the just released OTA 3.2!