Where is my Shield Android TV Oreo update?

A lot of you have written asking why you haven’t received the Oreo update yet.  My sources at NVidia have said they noted some unpleasant issues with some users, so the rollout is halted while they try to get the end user experiences fixed.

We will try to keep you up to date as we learn more and will hopefully be able to let you know when the rollout continues.

Shield TV 2017 Oreo Root Tutorial Ready

This is a pretty simple clone of the Nougat tutorial with the new SuperSU required to work with Oreo.

Tutorial: Root Shield Android TV 2017 (Oreo)

If you find any issues, please let us know.  2015 and Pro versions coming after we test the Oreo release on them.

Shield TV Oreo is Rootable

The good news: root works.

Bad news: the SUPERSU included in the tutorials currently does not work (and causes issues if you use it).

I will be updating all the tutorials.  For those that simply CANNOT wait, replace the tutorial version with this one.  Follow all the other steps and use all the other files provided.

This has been TESTED and VERIFIED with Shield TV (2017 Edition).  As the update rolls to my other 2015 and Pro SKUs, I’ll test them as well.

The tutorials will be updated later tonight for those patiently awaiting them.


Installation and Testing of OTA v7 (Oreo) on Shield TV 2017

The installation and playing around with Oreo on Shield TV 2017.

Shield TV Oreo Release Imminent

Oreo will be rolling out in waves to Shield Android TV owners in the coming days.

If you’re concerned about compatibility issues with our tutorials, please wait before using them.

Over the weekend, we should have enough information to flag the tutorials as still valid for Oreo – or have new ones to support the rooting needs of the community.


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 NVidiaShieldZone.com

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.


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.