Glad it worked out for you. Yeah, I have no idea why tar works and "cp -a" doesn't... maybe it screws up the links? Anyway, enjoy. Unfortunately this may be the last version of Linux4Tegra that we get; Nvidia seems uninterested in supporting the ShieldTV alongside the Jetson dev boards.
Yeah, they pretty much did the same for when they introduced older revisions like Tegra3-4, even failed to see one major update. Gotta use it while we can I think..