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25th April 2016, 09:32 AM |#1021  
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I assume that the vulnerability of the ROM is not very important, because of the following:
...quote from opening post...
Which leads me to believe that every version is rootable (I have an old CC stick). I believe the problem is the HDD connector, because it either is not capable of connecting because there is a resistor inside of it or it is one way as it is normally used for connecting the HDD to a hub with two USB ports so it can start properly.

Sorry, the issue is almost certainly not the cable but your firmware build. The Hubcap exploit was patched in build 19084 and the current build is far, far beyond that.

So check the Chromecast app to see what build your Chromecast has. If it is 19084 or greater, it cannot be rooted nor can it be downgraded since flashing requires exploitable bootloader (such it's also what root requires).

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28th August 2016, 08:39 PM |#1022  
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I'm having a problem when connecting the chromecast and the teensy ++ together. I followed all of the instructions to the letter but when I hold down the reset button on the chromecast and plug in the usb the light on the teensy just stays solid and never starts to blink. I cant figure out what I'm doing wrong...any help?

nevermind...just saw the post about the HubCap exploit being patched.
5th May 2017, 04:07 PM |#1023  
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My 1st gen CC (rooted/hubcap) out of the blue stopped working and all I can see on the
screen is this: "Chromecast...."! I've tried almost everything that I could think of including
flashing the rom again but at the last stage where it should boot up it gets stuck with red
led and the flashcast message informing you that something is wrong!
Any help is much appreciated.
5th May 2017, 05:21 PM |#1024  
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My 1st gen CC (rooted/hubcap) out of the blue stopped working and all I can see on the
screen is this: "Chromecast...."! I've tried almost everything that I could think of including
flashing the rom again but at the last stage where it should boot up it gets stuck with red
led and the flashcast message informing you that something is wrong!
Any help is much appreciated.

Were you on Flashcast AutoRoot? (If your Chromecast was on recent firmware, it was, as Eureka-ROM stopped updates many builds ago)
If so, check the last few pages of the Flashcast Autoroot thread
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5th May 2017, 05:42 PM |#1025  
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Were you on Flashcast AutoRoot? (If your Chromecast was on recent firmware, it was, as Eureka-ROM stopped updates many builds ago)
If so, check the last few pages of the Flashcast Autoroot thread





Thank you for replying back.
I know and I remember I disabled the "auto-update" feature
through the Eureka Panel. I finally figured out my mistake
on Re-flashing the eureka image, I took out the word .zip
from the eureka image name and boom! flash went through
and I could set up the CC, all is well!
8th November 2017, 05:03 PM |#1026  
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Its also for CHROMECAST 2 ?
I want to try a lot this, but is it for Chromecast 2 devices?
8th November 2017, 08:15 PM |#1027  
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I want to try a lot this, but is it for Chromecast 2 devices?

No, this forum covers the original Google Chromecast 2012 version. Chromecast 2 was released long after the known root exploits were fixed, so any root exploit for Chromecast 2 would be different, though it might also apply to the original Chromecast, if/when a new one is found, if ever.
27th January 2018, 12:30 AM |#1028  
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Chromecast on a Tablet
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, 06:41 AM |#1029  
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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?

HubCap is just the root exploit, which doesn't work on modern Chromecast firmware.

Since Chromecast plays the content similar to how a tablet would, I don't see the advantage of using a tablet as a cast receiver. You already have the same player apps and can probably do even more just directly on the Android tablet instead of needing yet another device to control the tablet's playback.
27th January 2018, 10:47 AM |#1030  
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HubCap is just the root exploit, which doesn't work on modern Chromecast firmware.

Since Chromecast plays the content similar to how a tablet would, I don't see the advantage of using a tablet as a cast receiver. You already have the same player apps and can probably do even more just directly on the Android tablet instead of needing yet another device to control the tablet's playback.

My purpose would be to have a bedside screen or kitchen helper, so I can with my Google Home, tell it to play or display X on kitchen TV.

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27th January 2018, 07:37 PM |#1031  
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My purpose would be to have a bedside screen or kitchen helper, so I can with my Google Home, tell it to play or display X on kitchen TV.

Okay, I see what you're trying to achieve.

There were some "turn my Android into a (Chrome)cast receiver" apps in the early Chromecast (2012) days, but I think they all died when the V2 API was released, since the V2 API validated that it was casting to an approved device.

Short of using a small display and an actual Chromecast, I can't thnk of anything that would provide what you want.

The Chromecast firmware wouldn't really help you since its hardware and firmware is very specific to its hardware and intended use.
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