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23rd August 2014, 06:24 AM |#11  
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Hmm, had success on a shiny, new 3C*** serial, but my older 36*** won't root.

It just sits forever at a black screen. I have a Teensy++ and have tried both the plusplus_16664.hex boot code that worked for my 3C*** serial and the plusplus_12940.hex version. Both Chromecasts were on the same Google OTA build. Is it possible this exploit doesn't work on the 36*** serials?

I can't SSH to it, neither during the blank screen (which I let sit for 20+ minutes) nor upon rebooting (no root), so I can't give you the flashcast.log file, sorry.

Thoughts?

The exploit should still work on the older 36** serial device with the 16664 hex file. Double check to make sure the firmware on it is 16664 or greater. You won't be able to SSH into the device unless the root flashcast image is running.
 
 
23rd August 2014, 06:31 AM |#12  
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Awesome! ill keep my chromecast off the Internets till i get the board
they have it on adafruit which is where i got my pi and adruino stuff
23rd August 2014, 06:31 AM |#13  
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The exploit should still work on the older 36** serial device with the 16664 hex file. Double check to make sure the firmware on it is 16664 or greater. You won't be able to SSH into the device unless the root flashcast image is running.

I am an idiot and didn't press the button on the Chromecast the second time to initiate payload from the flash drive. This is TWICE I did it and forgot about it both times.

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23rd August 2014, 06:33 AM |#14  
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Will this work with a Teensy 3.0?
23rd August 2014, 06:38 AM |#15  
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Will this work with a Teensy 3.0?

Nope, only the Teensy 2 and Teensy++ 2 are supported (and there are separate images for both).

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...50&postcount=9
23rd August 2014, 06:51 AM |#16  
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Rooted one of my chromecasts. Thanks!
23rd August 2014, 06:52 AM |#17  
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Originally Posted by psouza4

Hmm, had success on a shiny, new 3C*** serial, but my older 36*** won't root.

It just sits forever at a black screen. I have a Teensy++ and have tried both the plusplus_16664.hex boot code that worked for my 3C*** serial and the plusplus_12940.hex version. Both Chromecasts were on the same Google OTA build. Is it possible this exploit doesn't work on the 36*** serials?

I can't SSH to it, neither during the blank screen (which I let sit for 20+ minutes) nor upon rebooting (no root), so I can't give you the flashcast.log file, sorry.

Thoughts?

I found it difficult to power up the system and hold the CCast button down while doing it...
Figured out that if I POWER up the OTG cab;e and Teensy First it was much easier to hold the button and plug the CCast power in.
Try that....The Teensy should flash, if it doesn't reprogram it.
Make sure you use the Flashcast in the Hub release not the original found elsewhere on XDA
23rd August 2014, 06:54 AM |#18  
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I found it difficult to power up the system and hold the CCast button down while doing it...
Figured out that if I POWER up the OTG cab;e and Teensy First it was much easier to hold the button and plug the CCast power in.
Try that....The Teensy should flash, if it doesn't reprogram it.
Make sure you use the Flashcast in the Hub release not the original found elsewhere on XDA

This is already resolved (posted above): I had forgotten to hit the button a second time for the flash drive payload.
23rd August 2014, 07:14 AM |#19  
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I am an idiot and didn't press the button on the Chromecast the second time to initiate payload from the flash drive. This is TWICE I did it and forgot about it both times.

Thanks!

I often wish there was something like the Teensy loader to upload code to my own head so I wouldn't forget to do things! LOL!
23rd August 2014, 07:19 AM |#20  
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i have a unopened 39xxxxxx
should i update it to 16664+ b4 rooting
don't know the version it comes with
23rd August 2014, 07:23 AM |#21  
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i have a unopened 39xxxxxx
should i update it to 16664+ b4 rooting
don't know the version it comes with

Yep, go ahead and update to latest.
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