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I have found the Google TV remote source code. Would it be possible to modify the code so the Google TV remote could work on my MiniX box? It should be possible since their both are on a android platform? Or am I wrong?

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Minix? You mean the unix clone that kickstarted Linux? –  t0mm13b Mar 21 '13 at 18:49
No the TV-box minix.us, which runs Android Jelly bean –  Damir Sasivarevic Mar 21 '13 at 18:53
Ahhh... okie... :) Looking :) –  t0mm13b Mar 21 '13 at 19:04
Thanks! I have tried to find a decent remote APP to the Minix, but with no luck. I really liked the Google TV remote APP and since the code were out there I thought there might be a way to use it on a android tv. –  Damir Sasivarevic Mar 21 '13 at 19:11

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This is highly subjective in the context of hardware/software hacking.

MiniX indeed uses the Android platform (judging by their website), however, it is a dedicated set top-box and maybe the protocol for talking to the remote is different to one of Google TV kind.

Have the crowd behind it, shared some source code or protocol specifications?

Might be worth checking around on forums to see if anyone has hacked the top-box that can do so.

Its a gamble having said that but it does sound fun trying to get the Google TV remote to work with it :)

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Thanks for your quick answer. I have searching for the protocols and I could not find any specifications on it, I know that the Google Tv remote uses a protocol called Anymote code.google.com/p/anymote-protocol But I think that it only works on a Google TV :-( –  Damir Sasivarevic Mar 21 '13 at 19:51

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