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This page will be dedicated to the hardware specifications, descriptions, and information related to the Vizio Co-Star (VAP430).
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- Marvell Armada 1500(88de3100)1 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, with a 750 MHz GPU2
- 1 GB DDR3 Memory
- 4 GB Samsung Flash NAND - K9GBG08U0A-SCBO
- Single USB Port
- IR Blaster
Connections / Connectors / Switches
- CN1 - UART (115200 8n1)
- CN3 - SPI?
- CN4 - WiFi / BT
- CN5 - JTAG?
- CN6 - USB
- SW1 - Reboot
- SW2 - Factory Reset (recovery?)
Vizio uses a custom update method, like on their TV's and Tablets. Specifically the updates are provided thru Update Logic (ULI), and are pulled from the ULI servers, then decrypted. After decryption, the box is booted into recovery, the update is verified (it's a normal GTV update at this point), then installed.
- U01.002.001 - Initial Factory Version
- U2.2.7 - First Update
- U2.3.1 - Adds 5.1 Surround Sound
On August 25th the Exploitee.rs team demonstrated a root for the Vizio Co-Star on the latest fimware. Source
There is some documentation at: