Yep thats kind of what I thought...I have never really played with one but looking at their site seems like it might have some good entertainment value outside of this hack.
I suspect the release will have all the programming included to load into so it's still going to be snap.
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No not really...If the device can see the internet to load the receiver apps (so it can be used) then it sees enough to update...
Best bet is to just unplug it until you have rooted it unless your fine with just buying a new one in box to root later...Considering the price it's not all that crazy of an idea.
Thankfully I have 2 already and am happy to do a bit of swapping around if needed during the wait,
Is there much evidence out there that Google would be working flat out to kill this thing the minute it is released? And in any case I wonder how easy that would be for them? I wonder also how much stomach Google devs would have for this kind of fight?