This firmware provide Full Android Experience with NO Limits.
With Android you can run all standard Google Play apps and also apps made specifically for Android TV.
Take a look here to understand why Android on TV is better than Android TV:
Based on the lastest Nvidia stock Oreo firmware
Everything the stock firmware can offer + full Android
All Android apps installable directly from Google Play
Old and new Nvidia Controllers in wireless mode and also with MIC and audio via controllers.
full Android Settings and Android TV Settings
In one word, Everything.
* Full Android Oreo 1.7 firmware: http://bit.ly/Full-Android-Oreo-for-Shield-TV_1_7
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ADB and Fastboot tools:
Nvidia Shield TV drivers for Windows PC:
*** You MUST start the procedure with the stock firmware Oreo 7.X ALREADY installed. To avoid issues please CLEAN INSTALL this firmware
*** Once your Shield TV 2015 has upgraded to stock Nvidia Android TV Oreo, you CANNOT LONGER DOWNGRADE THE BOOTLOADER (blob file) to Nogaut or older, otherwise you will HARD BRICK your device. While you DON'T FLASH WRONG BOOTLOADER and be able to boot into fastboot/bootloader mode, your device will be recoverable.
TIP: avoid using flash-all.bat, flash-all.sh and do not flash MM or older OTA packages
How to boot into Fastboot mode, HW method, Shield TV 2017:
How to boot into Fastboot mode, HW method, Shield TV 2015 and PRO:
- You must download and setup ADB/Fastboot tools on your Windows/Linux/OSX PC first
- Put the Nvidia Shield TV in Fastboot mode:
How to put 2017 model in Fastboot mode, Controller method:
http://nv-tegra.nvidia.com/gitweb/?p=ma ... r1-partner
How to put 2015 and PRO models in Fastboot mode, HW method:
http://nv-tegra.nvidia.com/gitweb/?p=ma ... .1-partner
*** If you are on a Windows PC, download and install Nvidia ADB/Fastboot drivers while booted up in Fastboot mode for your device to get recognized.
- You MUST unlock bootloader before all other operations with the following command:
(if you ever run into an issue do not run "fastboot oem lock" as apparently device can't be unlocked again after that)
fastboot oem unlock
- When the bootloader is unlocked, in the command prompt type:
1) fastboot flash system system.img
2) fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
3) fastboot flash boot magisk_boot_XXX_XXX.img
the magisk_boot_XXX_XXX.img is the patched boot image for your SATV model. Link below ..)
4) fastboot -w
5) fastboot reboot
MAGISK PATCHED BOOT IMAGES FOR DIFFERENT MODELS:
Shield TV 16GB 2015 model
Shield TV 500GB model
Shield TV 16GB 2017 model
HOW TO ROOT:
The Magisk patched boot image already root your device, you need to install only the Magisk Manager apk after the first start.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/m ... s-t3473445
For the SATV 500GB Pro model, instead of using fastboot -w to clear data / cache, you can use the TWRP recovery to clear data and cache ( to avoid 2 hours of formatting data, because you have a large HD ).
For all Shield TVs 2015 models (codename "foster") you can skip the steps to flash the Magisk patched boot image in your device if you don't want to root, but, for all 2017 models (codename "darcy") you MUST flash the patched boot image to root your device FOR FIRST TIME, otherwise it will be stuck at boot SHOWING A STATIC SPLASH SCREEN WITH AN ERROR MESSAGE "can't verify bootloader" and Nvidia logo... why? because Magisk modifies boot.img, disabling some checks at boot allowing your device to boot to Android normally. Next time you re-flash the same firmware or go back to equivalent version of stock Android TV, there's no needed to flash the pached boot image again as boot image won't be touched unless you upgrade stock Android TV firmware (a.k.a Nvidia Upgrade Experience)
Bug fix on some graphic elements of the UI
Based on stock 7.1 firmware
Fix crash on Settings -> Display -> Advanced -> Display size
Based on stock 7.0.2 Nvidia firmware
Fixed bug in AOSP keyboard
Default Launcher AOSP Launcher3
Corrected the annoying bug that not permit the scroll of AbsListView with the mouse.
https://android-review.googlesource.com ... e/+/551840
Firmware deodexed and patched with smali / baksmali
Based on latest 7.0.1 Nvidia update.