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Posted by feas 
Re: steam link hacks
May 18, 2021 12:33AM
habibie,

Oh, nothing to be sorry about. That's my educated guess, I could be wrong! I have never seen the Steam controller, either.

There was a time I built my own HTPC (hardware and software, ie. XBMC) so I was quite familiar with sound codecs and remote controls. Steamlink came later than that time.

-bodhi
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2021 12:40AM by bodhi.
Re: steam link hacks
July 10, 2021 10:16PM
I just read all threads.
So we stopped because we can not stop the booting process?
Re: steam link hacks
July 11, 2021 08:09AM
codier Wrote:
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> I just read all threads.
> So we stopped because we can not stop the booting process?
>
I think it is more like the boot record is encrypted?
Re: steam link hacks
August 15, 2021 02:17PM
My guess is that this will need a uBoot exploit. The hardware is very similar to the original ChromeCast (the main difference seems to be the use of the 88W8897 for WiFi/Bluetooth) so it's possible they're using the same Marvell fork of uBoot and the exploit that was used to root the ChromeCast could still work...

Some links:

https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2014/hubcap-chromecast-root-pt1/

https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2014/hubcap-chromecast-root-pt2/

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/root-hubcap-chromecast-root-release.2855893/

https://github.com/axoltl/HubCap/

https://github.com/MarvellEmbeddedProcessors/u-boot-marvell
Re: steam link hacks
August 17, 2021 07:01AM
moyix Wrote:
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> My guess is that this will need a uBoot exploit.
> The hardware is very similar to the original
> ChromeCast (the main difference seems to be the
> use of the 88W8897 for WiFi/Bluetooth) so it's
> possible they're using the same Marvell fork of
> uBoot and the exploit that was used to root the
> ChromeCast could still work...
>
> Some links:
>
> https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2014/hubcap-chromecast-root-pt1/
>
> https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2014/hubcap-chromecast-root-pt2/
>
> https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/root-hubcap-chromecast-root-release.2855893/
>
> https://github.com/axoltl/HubCap/
>
> https://github.com/MarvellEmbeddedProcessors/u-boot-marvell
>
Hopefully, Bodhi will be able to make use of this information. Thank you.
Re: steam link hacks
August 25, 2021 10:22PM
habibie,

> Hopefully, Bodhi will be able to make use of this
> information. Thank you.

That looks promising. In fact I've known this is the path (Google Chromecast) to take. But since I botched the Steamlink serial console header, it was fried. I have another Steamlink still on the shelf, but it is too time consuming to start and finish this project. There are many things on my queue right now.

-bodhi
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Re: steam link hacks
August 25, 2021 10:26PM
BTW, feas (OP) had a stroke long time ago. I sincerely hope he recovered well.

-bodhi
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