Tutorial: Restore to Stock Image (Shield TV 2015)

This returns your Shield Android TV (2015; 16GB) to “stock” V7.0.1 with Android 8 (aka Oreo). If your Shield TV doesn’t have a power button or has a built in hard drive? This isn’t the right tutorial. Check out the Shield TV (2017; 16GB) tutorial or the Shield Android TV (Pro; 500GB) tutorial.

There are numerous reasons you may wish to do this; mostly if you can’t perform an OTA upgrade after rooting – you may need to return to stock before you can accept the upgrade.

Note: There is no current way to roll back the Shield TV to Nougat (pre-7.0).  If you have a solution, please email me.

2 Responses to Tutorial: Restore to Stock Image (Shield TV 2015)

  1. Hello,
    Today i tried to re-flash my Nvidia Shield 2015 TV for some bugs with wifi and controller desconections, but all wnet wrong. The thing is now i’m stuck on nividia logo so i boot on bootloader mode with (A+B Button + Power, etc) but all the fastboot commands fails:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash staging blob
    target didn’t report max-download-size
    sending ‘staging’ (5022 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (No error))
    finished. total time: 0.005s

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash boot boot.img
    target didn’t report max-download-size
    sending ‘boot’ (10962 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (No error))
    finished. total time: 0.005s

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    target didn’t report max-download-size
    sending ‘recovery’ (15688 KB)…
    FAILED (command write failed (No error))
    finished. total time: 0.006s

    ETC ETC ETC

    Sadly the only command that works, when i execute flash-all-cmd was “erase system” so i don’t have any O.S just recovery and bootloader.

    The Android version befor all this problems was 8.0.0/opr6.170623.010
    I tried to flash this one “This is the stock recovery OS for Software Upgrade 7.1.0 of the NVIDIA SHIELD ANDROID TV (16GB version). Flash this image to your device to return the device to its stock state.”

    What can i do to solve this?? im using windows 10 x64

    Thanks!!

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