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[ROOT] HubCap Chromecast Root Release!

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7th May 2015, 10:47 PM |#961  
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Anyone in NJ who could root my chromecast? Its a old model and not yet updated.
 
 
12th May 2015, 03:38 PM |#962  
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So I guess there is no luck in rooting this latest firmware with teensy?
12th May 2015, 06:18 PM |#963  
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If there will be a new root method, you will know that from XDA, for sure.
12th June 2015, 09:02 PM |#964  
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what can you do with a rooted CC? its pretty limited device, what can you get from it?
12th June 2015, 09:12 PM |#965  
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what can you do with a rooted CC? its pretty limited device, what can you get from it?

Mainly the ability to set your own DNS and use Team Eureka whitelist, but if you're like me, you also can see how warm your Chromecast is.
See http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post48788011
25th June 2015, 08:42 PM |#966  
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If I would buy a Chromecast from a retailer now, would it still have a rootable firmware? If so, I might just buy a new Chromecast and sell my old one.
25th June 2015, 08:58 PM |#967  
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If I would buy a Chromecast from a retailer now, would it still have a rootable firmware? If so, I might just buy a new Chromecast and sell my old one.

Depends... See the Rootable Serial Numbers thread for guidance on what serials to look for in hopes of it still having a rootable firmware.
25th June 2015, 10:32 PM |#968  
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Depends... See the Rootable Serial Numbers thread for guidance on what serials to look for in hopes of it still having a rootable firmware.

Man, that sucks. I want a rooted Chromecast, but not that badly, haha. Thanks for replying though

On a sidenote, is the Hubcap team busy trying to find a new way to root? I know they probably all have a rooted Chromecast but it's less fun for us people out there in the cold, haha.
26th June 2015, 01:37 PM |#969  
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Dear XDA Users,

We’re happy to announce that fail0verflow, GTVHacker, and Team-Eureka have jointly discovered and exploited a new vulnerability in the Chromecast which allows root access on the current software build (17977) as well as new in box devices (proof).

Requirements


Instructions
  1. Install the appropriate Teensy Root Package on your device.
    • If New In Box device, use 12940 otherwise use 16664.
    • Use plusplus_*.hex for 2++ model, regular_*.hex for 2 model
  2. Using Win32DiskImager or dd, install the Flashcast Image to the 1G+ Flashdrive.
  3. Plug in the Teensy to a USB OTG Cable, and plug it into the Chromecast while holding down the reset button.
    • The Teensy light should start flashing. If not, try the process again. After 30 seconds, it should go solid orange and the Chromecast LED sould turn white.
  4. Unplug the Teensy, then plug in the flashdrive loaded with Flashcast into the OTG cable, and then press the Chromecast button again.
    • If you used the 12940 image, the LED should turn white. If you used the 16664 image, the LED should stay dim red.
  5. After about 5 minutes, the Chromecast should reboot and your device should now be rooted!

Having Problems?
  • “I am using a USB hub with a OTG cable, why is it not working?”
    • This root method requires a powered OTG cable and will not work over a USB hub. This is because the teensy needs to be directly connected to the Chromecast to work and can not go over a USB hub.
  • “How can I tell if the root is running?”
    • If the Chromecast is plugged into a TV, you should see a Flashcast message telling you your device is being rooted. If you do not see this message, unplug the Chromecast and try again.

Created By

@fail0verflow
@gtvhacker
@Dev_Team_Eureka

Shoutouts

Google Inc. - Thanks for the awesome device, now add fastboot support
XDA-Developers - For being the home of Chromecast Development

Download

Exploit Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2K72qNv1_Q
Download: http://download.gtvhacker.com/file/c...ast/HubCap.zip


Source:
GitHub: https://github.com/axoltl/HubCap

@Team-Eureka
First Thanks for the use of your Code and Expertise.
Found a nice very well written Howto for New starters by Christian Cawley dated April 18, 2015
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-chromecast/

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/author/ccawley/

In exchange you all maybe interested in my Signature links etc.
With Respect and Thanks. bmad = @Barry Mad
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