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Sony Google TV devices may get update to close root trick

updated 01:00 pm EST, Fri March 2, 2012

Sony Google TV update due Monday, closes root?

While it's currently possible to root Sony's Google TV hardware and load unofficial software onto it, an upcoming update may reverse this exploit, GTVHacker learned. The official, over-the-air security update may be arriving as soon as Monday, and no longer enable the recovery downgrade to be run. Users who root their hardware before this update, won't get it, however, and they can always go back to the stock firmware at a later date.

The hacks allow users to access Hulu and other online video content that the stock Sony Google TV device doesn't.

The last update for the Sony TV came out a month ago and included an OS update to Android 3.2. It enabled HTTP Live Streaming and overall smoother HTML5 web videos. [via Droid-Life]

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