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By werelwolf, Junior Member on 26th January 2018, 11:40 PM
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I've been searching the forum without much success, I want to install the Chromecast OS ( or in this case, HubCap) on a general cheap android tablet. Since Chromecast is similar in foundation, is this possible? I would like the tablet I get, like an 8" Chinese generic or anything, which already has wifi and a display, to be the display I can choose to cast to.

My further thoughts is that it makes a portable video frame I can use with my Google Home, but that's for my own further experimentation. I still haven't been able to find if HubCap on Chromecast still allows the Chromecast to be controllable from Google Home, though I would assume so.

Any directions I should look into? I would love it to be as easy as rooting the tablet device and installing a HubCap slip-streamed Chromecast package ( if any were to exist, even ) , but I have a feeling it's not that easy, despite Android seeming to be resilient as to the platform it is being installed on.

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27th January 2018, 02:26 AM |#2  
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I've been searching the forum without much success, I want to install the Chromecast OS ( or in this case, HubCap) on a general cheap android tablet. Since Chromecast is similar in foundation, is this possible? I would like the tablet I get, like an 8" Chinese generic or anything, which already has wifi and a display, to be the display I can choose to cast to.

My further thoughts is that it makes a portable video frame I can use with my Google Home, but that's for my own further experimentation. I still haven't been able to find if HubCap on Chromecast still allows the Chromecast to be controllable from Google Home, though I would assume so.

Any directions I should look into? I would love it to be as easy as rooting the tablet device and installing a HubCap slip-streamed Chromecast package ( if any were to exist, even ) , but I have a feeling it's not that easy, despite Android seeming to be resilient as to the platform it is being installed on.

Ty

This is extremely doubtful...

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27th January 2018, 08:12 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by werelwolf

I've been searching the forum without much success, I want to install the Chromecast OS ( or in this case, HubCap) on a general cheap android tablet. Since Chromecast is similar in foundation, is this possible? I would like the tablet I get, like an 8" Chinese generic or anything, which already has wifi and a display, to be the display I can choose to cast to.

My further thoughts is that it makes a portable video frame I can use with my Google Home, but that's for my own further experimentation. I still haven't been able to find if HubCap on Chromecast still allows the Chromecast to be controllable from Google Home, though I would assume so.

Any directions I should look into? I would love it to be as easy as rooting the tablet device and installing a HubCap slip-streamed Chromecast package ( if any were to exist, even ) , but I have a feeling it's not that easy, despite Android seeming to be resilient as to the platform it is being installed on.

Ty

I believe I am looking for the same thing! I just recently upgraded to the galaxy s8. My old device is a rooted galaxy s6. I would like to use the galaxy s6 to hook up to my LG HDTV (model is LG 55LF6000, a "dumb" tv and is not wifi capable). I have been searching for "a way to turn the gs6 into a chromecast and/or Fire Tv". The hope is that I can then turn my "dumb" TV into a SmartTV and (hopefully) be able to utilize KODI as well as other smarttv type functions as if it were one to begin with.

As a side note, I have had every single samsung "galaxy s" phone; even before they were noted as such, starting with the samsung moment, the epic 4g touch, all the way up. I have rooted every single one of them, BUT I DO NOT want to root my Galaxy S8 (sungstratum mods do wonders without a need for root) bc Im in love with some of the knox features (secure folder, samsung pass etc) never having used any before due to using rooted devices.

I did find a few forums that appeared to mention ways to sort of do this, where the receiving device needed to be rooted (in my case the gs6) and the sending one did not need to be rooted (gs8). However, I cannot find them anymore, they were rather old (2015 I believe) and weren't descriptive enough or easy to follow in order to get the job done... So round-about-way of saying/asking... I think we are looking for the same thing, correct?

Wish/Help Request (summarized): use old android device as chromecast/fire Tv (rooted gs6) connected to "dumb", no wifi, HDTV // using newer android device (gs8) as the remote/casting device (chromecast) or as the Fire Tv remote if going that route is possible also... SOMEBODY, PLEASE HELP US! <Many thanks in Advance!
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27th January 2018, 09:44 AM |#4  
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I believe I am looking for the same thing! I just recently upgraded to the galaxy s8. My old device is a rooted galaxy s6. I would like to use the galaxy s6 to hook up to my LG HDTV (model is LG 55LF6000, a "dumb" tv and is not wifi capable). I have been searching for "a way to turn the gs6 into a chromecast and/or Fire Tv". The hope is that I can then turn my "dumb" TV into a SmartTV and (hopefully) be able to utilize KODI as well as other smarttv type functions as if it were one to begin with.

As a side note, I have had every single samsung "galaxy s" phone; even before they were noted as such, starting with the samsung moment, the epic 4g touch, all the way up. I have rooted every single one of them, BUT I DO NOT want to root my Galaxy S8 (sungstratum mods do wonders without a need for root) bc Im in love with some of the knox features (secure folder, samsung pass etc) never having used any before due to using rooted devices.

I did find a few forums that appeared to mention ways to sort of do this, where the receiving device needed to be rooted (in my case the gs6) and the sending one did not need to be rooted (gs8). However, I cannot find them anymore, they were rather old (2015 I believe) and weren't descriptive enough or easy to follow in order to get the job done... So round-about-way of saying/asking... I think we are looking for the same thing, correct?

Wish/Help Request (summarized): use old android device as chromecast/fire Tv (rooted gs6) connected to "dumb", no wifi, HDTV // using newer android device (gs8) as the remote/casting device (chromecast) or as the Fire Tv remote if going that route is possible also... SOMEBODY, PLEASE HELP US! <Many thanks in Advance!
-E.Almighty777 (I've got that god-complex ;-P )

Sorry, this is not at all what I am looking for. I am looking to repurpose a tablet itself to be the device displaying the video, is if it were a tv/Chromecast single device combo. It would be a small screen, yes, but it is the best way I can describe its function.

Ty
27th January 2018, 10:12 AM |#5  
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Sorry, this is not at all what I am looking for. I am looking to repurpose a tablet itself to be the device displaying the video, is if it were a tv/Chromecast single device combo. It would be a small screen, yes, but it is the best way I can describe its function.

Ty

I understand, and in a nutshell that is exactly what I would need to do with my galaxy s6. Repurpose it as a Chromecast , it could then play things on that screen or the big one it's attached to.. however, I guess mine requires a little extra.. as I believe you would just need this to get done what you need:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...t3015383/page2
this app in googleplay may do the trick too: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...neassist&hl=en
I noticed there are 2 links to apps that do exactly what you want... Not too hard to come across... If you happen upon the extra step I'm needing (getting it onto the TV from the "Chromecast tablet/phone) please let me know sir!
28th January 2018, 12:48 AM |#6  
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I understand, and in a nutshell that is exactly what I would need to do with my galaxy s6. Repurpose it as a Chromecast , it could then play things on that screen or the big one it's attached to.. however, I guess mine requires a little extra.. as I believe you would just need this to get done what you need:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...t3015383/page2
this app in googleplay may do the trick too: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...neassist&hl=en
I noticed there are 2 links to apps that do exactly what you want... Not too hard to come across... If you happen upon the extra step I'm needing (getting it onto the TV from the "Chromecast tablet/phone) please let me know sir!

This is much more similar to what I am looking for yes, and thank you for providing references! I'll see what I find..

Ty
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