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[Release][v0.1][KyoCast] Your ticket outside the Google Garden for rooted Chromecasts

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By Kyonz, Senior Member on 7th November 2013, 08:11 AM
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This MOD has been superseeded with Eureka-ROM, which is available at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2578653

I am very happy to announce my contribution to the chromecast community, KyoCast.



Important: This is in BETA and relies on services outside of Google which may not always be available - It is hosted on a good connection and if you have any issues please let me know!.

What is it?

KyoCast is a mod for your rooted Chromecast device, it redirects traffic that requests the whitelist information on which applications are allowed and instead of sending them to google it sends them to the KyoCast servers.

The config file will be updated on a regular basis and developers are free to request their application be published into the KyoCast whitelist! (please PM me for this).

How do I use it?

This is a standard eureka_image.zip file to flash via Flashcast - it replaces the devices certificate store and places a dns record in the hosts file to force it to access the KyoCast servers

Download is available here: https://mega.co.nz/#!55onGbLB!Qr3RIW...3Ul2T2AJn772Vg



How do I know it's working?

Browse to your chromecast on http://<chromecastIP>:8008/apps/Revision3_App - if this page is not blank then it is working successfully.

If you have the demo_app available, you should be able to successfully launch a number of applications outside the google whitelist. Please note that as I have no client code

I cannot provide you with access to the clients for these launchers.

As of posting the KyoCast configuration includes access to the following (note that clients are not available for these as of yet):

ALLCast Updated 14/11/2013
Chromecast Dashboard Added 14/11/2013 - https://github.com/boombatower/chromecast-dashboard for more information
Fling Updated 14/11/2013

AOL_ON_Dev_App
AOL_ON_App
HBO_DEV_App
HBO_App
Post_TV_App
Revision3_App
Songza_App


How do I move back to google?
If you wish to move back to google servers, download and flash the following zip which will remove the hosts file entries.
https://mega.co.nz/#!s1YyUTiQ!Z1KXIH...CXeY69JsEUKW-I


Special Thanks:
I'd like to throw out a special thanks to ddggttff3 and tchebb, you guys are awesome!
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7th November 2013, 09:14 AM |#2  
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Amazing work, Kyonz. Finally we have a way to bypass Google's whitelisting and a real reason to root.
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Amazing work, Kyonz. Finally we have a way to bypass Google's whitelisting and a real reason to root.

Thanks tchebb! It was a long few nights to get this out the door - but I think it's worth it.
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Does this work on latest firmware?

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7th November 2013, 09:37 AM |#6  
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Does this work on latest firmware?

Sent from the TermiNOTEr 2!

This was tested under build 13300, your device does need to be rooted with flashcast to run it though.
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Does this work on latest firmware?

Sent from the TermiNOTEr 2!

Can I root it if Iam already on latest firmware?

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Can I root it if Iam already on latest firmware?

Sent from the TermiNOTEr 2!

Unfortunately not, please refer to http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2387392 for more information on this.
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thanks very much
hi Kyonz,

Thanks very much for this release. Hopefully we will not see more apps released for rooted Chromecasts.
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Thank you for working
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Nice work! Just wondering, is Fling whitelisted?

Code:
  {
    "url": "${POST_DATA}",
    "local_only": true,
    "app_name": "Fling",
    "use_channel": true
  }
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