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10th February 2014, 03:42 AM |#351  
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Originally Posted by fly4awhtgye

So my rootable unit came in. I'm not in an urgent rush to root...Has anyone picked up the powered micro USB cable needed for the root at a brick and mortar store? Radio Shack maybe?

Remember that once you set it up with Internet connection, Chromecast will auto-update and you will LOSE the ability to root, so make sure you don't set it up until you can flash. See Root Mini-FAQ: What's the big deal with root?

Have yet to see a powered cable in any B&M (brick & mortar = retail storefront), though you can often get the appropriate cables and adapters to piece a functional equivalent together - it just costs more, though many folks will probably have one of the two USB peripheral Y-cables in the example below, so then you'd just need the appropriate adapter.

Example 1: Mini-B Y-Cable (Illustration)
Parts
  1. USB Y Cable for External Hard Drive - USB A to mini B (often included with bus-powered USB hard drives and some hubs)
  2. Type A Female to Mini B Female Adapter
  3. Un-powered OTG cable
Assembly
  1. Y-Cable (1) Mini-B male ("anvil" shape) goes into adapter (2).
  2. USB stick goes into adapter (2).
  3. Y-Cable (1) red A male goes into USB power adapter
  4. Y-Cable (1) black A male goes into OTG cable
  5. OTG cable goes into Chromecast


Example 2: B Y-Cable (Illustration)
Parts
  1. USB 2.0 Type-B Male to 2 USB Type-A Male Y-Cable
  2. Type A Female to Type B Female USB Adapter
Assembly
  1. Y-Cable (1) B male ("house" shape) goes into adapter (2).
  2. USB stick goes into adapter (2).
  3. Y-Cable (1) red A male goes into USB power adapter
  4. Y-Cable (1) black A male goes into OTG cable
  5. OTG cable goes into Chromecast
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Last edited by bhiga; 18th February 2014 at 07:17 PM.