Originally Posted by tdhite
My take, and that is all it is: it is highly unlikely time will get spent on the gen 1 device. It is a losing cause (old device, verified boot, etc. all a long term cat and mouse game to overcome, even for Magisk).
Android is headed the way of Apple and creating much more difficult rooting abilities with consumer (though not necessarily dev) devices. Arm's hardware based security is at the heart of it and that is nearly (leaving room for exploitable bugs here) impossible to beat.
With that said, the Eureka devs open sourced their code. Anyone is therefore free to attempt updates and overcoming things. I dev a lot and can't honestly find the value in updating it just so root sticks on an old device.
Use your old devices as routers, or IoT gateways or some such thing if you keep them rooted by sticking with Eureka. No shelving needed.
I can't blame or expect any Dev to waste valuable time working on a project that seems to have very little benefit other than being able to say "I'm Rooted!"
There are just so many more productive uses of their time IMO.
I personally have moved beyond the CCast and now use Android box devices that with a little tweaking can be used like a CCast with the added benefit of running Kodi and is even supported by the Windows Cast capability. And I can plug in hard drives, and Remote controls for a much better user experience.
You can find cheap versions of these boxes for a mere $20-30 US more than a CCast.
Or you can splurge like I did and get yourself one of those Zidoo 9S or 10 models that actually have an HDMI input for your Cable box making it work much like the old GoogleTV units.
CCast was great at the time and is still useful but technology has marched on and really sort of left CCast behind.
It's limited and not quite as good as the newer devices which is why Google decided to create Android TV in the first place. Trying to keep up with the competition that didn't exist when the CCast first came out.