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UPDATE ALERT - 19084 firmware released

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By peca89, Member on 5th September 2014, 08:36 AM
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Watch out if you are planning to root! Currently we do not know if this prevents new root!

New firmware 19084 was released yesterday. It predictably does not mention anything about fixing new root exploit, but anybody who would like to attempt root in future should prevent his Chromecast from updating.

https://productforums.google.com/for...st/FOIWpJydK9Y
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5th September 2014, 12:29 PM |#2  
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Thanks for the update! From google source site, it looks like they have yet to patch the new exploit, but until I have a copy in-house to test with, I can not confirm this.
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5th September 2014, 09:44 PM |#3  
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They might purposefully neglect to mention any patch of the exploit in hopes of catching people by surprise....

Munch better safe than sorry for those who are still waiting for a teensy to root
6th September 2014, 02:19 PM |#4  
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HEADS UP: Seems that google HAS PATCHED the HubCap exploit, but did not post the source for it (to keep us guessing?). Please avoid this OTA if you want root!
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6th September 2014, 07:07 PM |#5  
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How can we see which firmware is currently installed on the chromecast? I connected it back to my tv with router off so it can't update, but I see no info concerning firmware.
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How can we see which firmware is currently installed on the chromecast? I connected it back to my tv with router off so it can't update, but I see no info concerning firmware.

Use the CCast setup app....

But I suggest you disconnect the Internet from the router before you check...
6th September 2014, 10:51 PM |#7  
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Use the CCast setup app....

But I suggest you disconnect the Internet from the router before you check...

I more than suggest. I don't know when it started, but the current Chromecast app will try to force an update before it completes setup.
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7th September 2014, 04:59 AM |#8  
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I still have version 17977

I am not rooted I am hopping this new update allows native screen mirroring.
7th September 2014, 05:48 AM |#9  
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I still have version 17977

I am not rooted I am hopping this new update allows native screen mirroring.

Screen mirroring is already available...A new update isn't going to change anything about that if you can't mirror already the issue is your phone or tablet not the CCast.

SO if you want to root I suggest not taking the Update until you do, You are not going to gain anything just lose the ability to root.
7th September 2014, 06:01 AM |#10  
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Screen mirroring is already available...A new update isn't going to change anything about that if you can't mirror already the issue is your phone or tablet not the CCast.

SO if you want to root I suggest not taking the Update until you do, You are not going to gain anything just lose the ability to root.

I am guessing I don't know how to get it to work then. I thought the Moto X was not supported yet till the update but I am guessing it is an update to the phone that I need.

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I am guessing I don't know how to get it to work then. I thought the Moto X was not supported yet till the update but I am guessing it is an update to the phone that I need.

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Yes it is most likely the phone side that is the issue...
The Mirroring works for the devices that support mirroring and it is unlikely to change much in an update.
All the CCast does is receive a stream....the Phone/Tab does the majority of the work by creating the stream and not all units have the ability to do that yet.

Besides...Even if you root the CCast it won't take long for Team Eureka to update the rom to get any goodness the newest update has in it....
So even after you root if there DOES happen to be something that allows your phone to mirror you will get it in Team Eureka Rom soon enough.
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