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Troubleshoot your bricked Logitech Revue…with a hammer

3 years ago 60

As you probably know by know, Logitech has started rolling out Google TV 2.0 (based on Android 3.1 Honeycomb) to its Logitech Revue devices. The Google TV 2.0 update brings a much increased UI to the Revue, and also gives Revue owners access to the Android Market and it’s 50+ Google TV-optimized applications.

If you happen to own one of these devices, you probably at one point or another got sick of waiting for Logitech to release the Google TV 2.0 update, which landed several weeks after Sony Google TV devices started to receive the upgrade. Many disgruntled users were so sick of waiting that they decided to attempt to root their devices and flash a leaked Honeycomb ROM to their devices. For some, this process went off without a hitch. For others, however, the leaked ROM “bricked” their device, essentially leaving it as a $99 paperweight.

Kevin Pereira, co-star of G4′s “Attack of the Show” TV program, was one of the unlucky owners of a $99 paperweight. With the help of a ladyfriend (Meg), Kevin came up with a great way to troubleshoot a bricked Logitech Revue. Though his technique didn’t bring the Revue back to life, it certainly alleviated his frustrations with having a bricked device.

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Though this technique was only demonstrated on the Logitech Revue, we believe this method will work on any bricked device. If you try out this technique for yourself, please go ahead and let us know how it went for you in the comments.