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[Q] Why root the chromecast ?

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10th August 2014, 06:01 PM   |  #1  
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Hi

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Why root the chromecast ?
10th August 2014, 07:03 PM   |  #2  
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You're on xda, so I'll offer my favorite answer.

Why not?
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10th August 2014, 07:41 PM   |  #3  
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because I should buy a usb otg Y cable and I will not necessarily have the last update right ?
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because I should buy a usb otg Y cable and I will not necessarily have the last update right ?

If its ever been updated or it was purchased recently it not rootable through a y cable. You are gonna have to rip it apart and JTAG it. The only real benefit I can see of rooting it these days is region blocked content. But there are ways to do that through a router.

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You can also see in #40 of this FAQ the advantages of rooting.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=48327604
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If its ever been updated or it was purchased recently it not rootable through a y cable. You are gonna have to rip it apart and JTAG it. The only real benefit I can see of rooting it these days is region blocked content. But there are ways to do that through a router.

JTAG won't work - the pins are disabled.
@rekids has been experimenting, but because of the way the security keys have been updated, looks like even an EEPROM replace doesn't work except in early cases.

Looks like software exploit might be the best hope at this point.
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