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Looking for alternative root methods...

25th August 2014, 06:02 PM |#1  
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I'd LOVE to get my Chromecast rooted and do some development work on it, maybe even make my own ROM for it or something. Unfortunately, I can't afford to buy something (the Teensy 2) just to root it. College has me on a tight budget, and I'm not even going to some expensive 4-year school, just a technical (2-year, pretty cheap) college!

My Chromecast is a developer unit, and I was wondering if it might be possible to exploit it that way... anybody ever looked into this?
 
 
25th August 2014, 10:05 PM |#2  
A Teensy is only $16 and you can sell it off afterwards. If there was another method they wouldn't have spent a year coming up with a hardware solution.
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Buy a teensy, root your root some friends to recoup your cost and possibly profit.
25th August 2014, 11:17 PM |#4  
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It is fairly likely that the software can be ported to pretty much anything that the PS3 jailbreak was ported to, subject to minimum memory requirements. In fact, those open source projects will make it much easier as they have done basic groundwork. Otherwise, you can buy a 32u4 based arduino for ~$8 shipped from china and flip it on ebay for a profit after you've used it.
26th August 2014, 11:21 PM |#5  
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My Chromecast is a developer unit, and I was wondering if it might be possible to exploit it that way... anybody ever looked into this?

It's against the terms of the developer agreement, so once big G finds out, likely they will de-whitelist it.
27th August 2014, 01:50 AM |#6  
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It is fairly likely that the software can be ported to pretty much anything that the PS3 jailbreak was ported to, subject to minimum memory requirements. In fact, those open source projects will make it much easier as they have done basic groundwork.

Now THIS is a great, constructive idea! I've already got at least one of those devices, a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.
Plus, this wouldn't be something to worry about so much then:
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It's against the terms of the developer agreement, so once big G finds out, likely they will de-whitelist it.

31st August 2014, 08:17 PM |#7  
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LOL I bought the Teensey 2++ just to root the CCast...

And you know what? I haven't used the CCast at all since I rooted it but I have spent HOURS playing with the Teensy! LOL

Just some of the other things a Teensy can do if you have one....

https://code.google.com/p/kautilya/
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