thanks. it would be nice to get confirmation though.
i guess, once rooted, we can always change the build.prop to say it is a "nexus 7" etc?
my fire tv is stuck on the "we are unable to contact our servers, we will keep trying" thing.
i have rebooted like 20 times. also, using keyboard (logitech K400) to get into recovery like here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2799779
doesn't work as well.
edit - ok after reading this http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9&postcount=26
i had a better idea and was able to get to recovery and wipe.
but, still couldn't get past the above message.
finally, i put a keyword block for "51.1.2" on the router (removed other blocks) and let it ride. first it updated to 126.96.36.199_user_510058520 and then later after getting in to 188.8.131.52_user_511070220.
i now have root and xbmc. will update as i play with it.