The process to achieve root and install the custom kernel isn’t amazingly simple, but extremely doable if you have the ca-hones to follow through with it. Ultimately you will be downgrading your device, and need a total of 4 separate USB sticks. The perk is that there is no soldering required as this method is a complete softmod. Doesn’t sound to terrible, but why might a person want to go through all the leg work? Simple really, by rooting your Sony box you can by-pass the black to content providers and get a lot more out of your device.
- Modified flash plugin with random per box flash string for Content Provider Bypass.
- Crippled update feature to prevent box from receiving automatic updates.
- Completely RW system, cache, and rootfs partitions
- Full ADB Root
- Removed signature checks on kernel / init scripts / init binary
- A few other surprises.
- BETA: Enable NTFS Support for Sony Google TV devices
We wouldn’t dare try to walk you through the process ourselves though. If you are interested in digging in and have 4 USB sticks lying around, pop over to GTVHacker to get the full skinny and get to work. Nothing like a modification to your favorite household unit to brighten up your Monday.