It's not exactly what we'd call a easy
jailbreak, seeing as how it requires a soldering iron, a NAND format procedure, and a Logitech Revue that's never even been powered on, but it looks like it is
possible to root a Google TV box
after all. GTVHacker
has a thirteen-step walkthrough to cracking the Logitech Revue -- and physically crack the case you must -- after which point custom firmware can let it download, install and run apps from Android Market and bypass pesky television network blockages
. Risky? Definitely. Worth it? Depends on how patient
Looks like the GTVHacker team won themselves $500 for their trouble, due to the hack's likely use -- it may give developers a head start building apps for Google TV's version of Android. Find the details at our more coverage link.
[Thanks, Jason W.]