Easy guide to updating your Shield from 1.51 SP1 to the latest Hotfixes etc.
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There is a ton of good posts in this forum, I'm extremely thankful to the kind and talented individuals who contribute to keeping our shields alive and kicking. For a while now I've wanted to apply the hotfixes and updates but been confused by all the posts.
Then I came accross the recovery guide by harpss1ngh which explains how to unbrick and update your Shield and this summarised the process nicely. I don't mean to simply double up on his tutorial, I just thought I'd condense it to help those that are on 1.51 SP1 and don't really know where to start.
So, in my case my Shield was already updated to SP1 so that was my starting point:
Connect to the Shield, I used a console cable but your can connect over SSH if you like. There's a dedicated console cable turorial but to summarise, in Putty, select Serial and enter the COM port (you can find it via device manager > Ports), then enter 115200 for speed, press enter to get to the prompt and then: