This is an impressive and cool hack, and something I have often wondered about.
For the hardware/electronics newbies out there I would suggest you be very very wary of soldering a ball grid array (BGA) device. This is definitely a job for firs...
My Chromecast updated after the Autoroot and I got stuck at the "Chromecast..." screen. No luck using Flashcash or Hubcap, even when I dragged out my old Teensy 2.0 and tried at least a dozen times to get it to take. I was close to giving up and...
I'd really really like to root my chromecast this time but don't have a teensy with me nor access to one in the near future.
I happen to have this here: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Acremeter_tube_teste...
You guys to realize that there is an official Google-released rooting binary, right? It does void your warranty, but it also should be reliable.
Using the simple unlock mechanism on page 1 I got the response code one would expect, but no unlock, and I had the passcode screen when I booted up with a foreign SIM.
I then added CF-Auto-Root and then ran RegionLockAway, and my M919 was unloc...