April SHIELD Software Upgrade: Getting Started
April’s SHIELD Software Upgrade is now available! This upgrade brings some exciting new features and reinforces our commitment to the evolution of SHIELD. With a massive SHIELD Software Upgrade unleashing your PC games and an ever expanding library of multi-platform games; we hope you will enjoy all the new experiences SHIELD has to offer. [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/cd2649e47521d11b7a5342e1151a34e3[/img] Below you will find a full list of enhancements this feature-set brings. Along with the upgrade notes below, you will find a guide outlining how to quickly update your SHIELD and check for future SHIELD Software Upgrades. [u][b]April SHIELD Software Upgrade Features[/u] - More Details -> [url]http://bit.ly/1jmL8oI[/url][/b] [list][.]Remote GameStream Beta[/.] [.]Notebook Support Beta[/.] [.]Console Mode: Now Keyboard & Mouse Compatible[/.] [.]Gamepad Mapper Improvements[/.] [.]New TegraZone[/.] [.]Android 4.4.2 "KitKat"[/.] [.]GameStream Quality Controls[/.] [.]Multi-PC Pairing[/.] [.]1080p Console Mode Battery Charging[/.][/list] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [u][b]Upgrading NVIDIA SHIELD[/b][/u] In the left corner of the notification bar you will see a small vertical rectangle icon with a down arrow inside. This icon is the Upgrade Download Icon. This icon will show on the notification bar when a SHIELD Software Upgrade is pushed to your device. [i]NOTE* If you do not see the Upgrade Download Icon in the notification tray, please scroll down to learn how to check for SHIELD Software Upgrades.[/i] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/b165d353525fbac405bb3f3a9cfde214[/img] [.]Swipe your finger down from the top left corner of SHIELD's screen. This will pull down the SHIELD notification tray.[/.] You will see the Upgrade Download Icon along with a notification letting you know that a System Update is either available or downloaded. [.]Select the Upgrade notification in the tray pull down.[/.] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/15e8dc148da5474df612e239952077f9[/img] - SHIELD now has to download the Upgrade. Depending on your connection download times will vary. [i]NOTE* Make sure your Wi-Fi is set to 5GHz for best performance. To optimize your Wi-Fi, refer to Kenine's guide on getting the most out of your Wi-Fi. [url]http://bit.ly/1fZ7CZ5[/url][/i] [.]Once your download has completed, select Restart & Install.[/.] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/0891dd4c28005cd9aa0765f079e456d2[/img] - Once you have touched Restart & Install, your system will reboot. During the reboot process the Android Bios preparation screen will come up for a few moments. - SHIELD will restart once more and the during that process the Android Bios preparation screen will come up again. This time the progress bar will fully fill. - SHIELD will restart one final time. This cycle will take the longest of the three. During this cycle an Android is Updating box will pop up and its progress bar will fill. Once Android finishes updating you will land back on the SHIELD Home Screen and you are fully upgraded. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [u][b]Checking for Upgrades[/b][/u] If your SHIELD isn't showing the Upgrade Download Icon, you can check and see if any Upgrades are available. [.]Swipe your finger down from the top right corner of SHIELD's screen. This will pull down the SHIELD utility tray.[/.] [.]Select the SETTINGS box.[/.] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/4a78dc423e01a0395db86716a2035a4d[/img] [.]By swiping up, scroll all the way to the bottom of the SETTINGS menu.[/.] [.]Select About SHIELD[/.] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/bd903789e52c9b3450a9733c3e173bf3[/img] [.]Select System Updates[/.] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/cd754dca239d8c1a59579bc8b3cd1844[/img] [.]Select Check to search for SHIELD Software Upgrades.[/.] [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/db44fdd0e614cb3c1c517e78eb08ccd2[/img] SHIELD will take a moment to scan for Upgrades. If there is a new Upgrade for your SHIELD you will see a screen similar to the one below. If no updates are found your SHIELD will stay on the Check Now screen indicating that your system is up to date. [img]https://a70ad2d16996820e6285-3c315462976343d903d5b3a03b69072d.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/0891dd4c28005cd9aa0765f079e456d2[/img] Ensuring your SHIELD stays up to date is very simple and if this is your first time using Android or SHIELD, we hope this short guide was useful. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that your SHIELD is up to date, here are a couple more resources so you can get the most out of your NVIDIA SHIELD. [b][u]TnT: SHIELD GameStream on the Go Guide[/u] -> [url]http://bit.ly/1e5jDkP[/url][/b] [b][u]TnT: SHIELD Console Mode and GameStream Advanced Settings[/u] -> [url]http://bit.ly/1oFnZ6v[/url][/b]
April’s SHIELD Software Upgrade is now available! This upgrade brings some exciting new features and reinforces our commitment to the evolution of SHIELD. With a massive SHIELD Software Upgrade unleashing your PC games and an ever expanding library of multi-platform games; we hope you will enjoy all the new experiences SHIELD has to offer.

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Below you will find a full list of enhancements this feature-set brings. Along with the upgrade notes below, you will find a guide outlining how to quickly update your SHIELD and check for future SHIELD Software Upgrades.

April SHIELD Software Upgrade Features - More Details -> http://bit.ly/1jmL8oI
  • Remote GameStream Beta
  • Notebook Support Beta
  • Console Mode: Now Keyboard & Mouse Compatible
  • Gamepad Mapper Improvements
  • New TegraZone
  • Android 4.4.2 "KitKat"
  • GameStream Quality Controls
  • Multi-PC Pairing
  • 1080p Console Mode Battery Charging

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Upgrading NVIDIA SHIELD

In the left corner of the notification bar you will see a small vertical rectangle icon with a down arrow inside. This icon is the Upgrade Download Icon. This icon will show on the notification bar when a SHIELD Software Upgrade is pushed to your device.

NOTE* If you do not see the Upgrade Download Icon in the notification tray, please scroll down to learn how to check for SHIELD Software Upgrades.

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  • Swipe your finger down from the top left corner of SHIELD's screen. This will pull down the SHIELD notification tray.

  • You will see the Upgrade Download Icon along with a notification letting you know that a System Update is either available or downloaded.

  • Select the Upgrade notification in the tray pull down.

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    - SHIELD now has to download the Upgrade. Depending on your connection download times will vary.

    NOTE* Make sure your Wi-Fi is set to 5GHz for best performance. To optimize your Wi-Fi, refer to Kenine's guide on getting the most out of your Wi-Fi. http://bit.ly/1fZ7CZ5

  • Once your download has completed, select Restart & Install.

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    - Once you have touched Restart & Install, your system will reboot. During the reboot process the Android Bios preparation screen will come up for a few moments.

    - SHIELD will restart once more and the during that process the Android Bios preparation screen will come up again. This time the progress bar will fully fill.

    - SHIELD will restart one final time. This cycle will take the longest of the three. During this cycle an Android is Updating box will pop up and its progress bar will fill.

    Once Android finishes updating you will land back on the SHIELD Home Screen and you are fully upgraded.

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    Checking for Upgrades

    If your SHIELD isn't showing the Upgrade Download Icon, you can check and see if any Upgrades are available.

  • Swipe your finger down from the top right corner of SHIELD's screen. This will pull down the SHIELD utility tray.

  • Select the SETTINGS box.

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  • By swiping up, scroll all the way to the bottom of the SETTINGS menu.

  • Select About SHIELD

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  • Select System Updates

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  • Select Check to search for SHIELD Software Upgrades.

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    SHIELD will take a moment to scan for Upgrades. If there is a new Upgrade for your SHIELD you will see a screen similar to the one below.

    If no updates are found your SHIELD will stay on the Check Now screen indicating that your system is up to date.

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    Ensuring your SHIELD stays up to date is very simple and if this is your first time using Android or SHIELD, we hope this short guide was useful.

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    Now that your SHIELD is up to date, here are a couple more resources so you can get the most out of your NVIDIA SHIELD.

    TnT: SHIELD GameStream on the Go Guide -> http://bit.ly/1e5jDkP

    TnT: SHIELD Console Mode and GameStream Advanced Settings -> http://bit.ly/1oFnZ6v

    Kris R. ~ GeForce and SHIELD Community Manager

    #1
    Posted 04/07/2014 02:00 AM   
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