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[FLASHER] [v1.3 - 2014-07-07] FlashCast: Quickly and easily mod your Chromecast

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By tchebb, Inactive Recognized Developer on 21st September 2013, 10:53 AM
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22nd September 2013, 04:12 PM |#21  
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So if my Chromecast had been connected to my TV since release date I'm screwed huh

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

If your chromecast has been setup and running on your wifi for more then 24 hours, the chances it updated are extremely high.
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22nd September 2013, 08:53 PM |#22  
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Is their any way this can be set up with linux?
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Is their any way this can be set up with linux?

Yes, just use dd to copy the .bin file.
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22nd September 2013, 09:17 PM |#24  
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you need to write the .bin file contained in the FlashCast .zip, this confused me a little, I dd the flashcast-1.0.zip to the flash drive?
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you need to write the .bin file contained in the FlashCast .zip, this confused me a little, I dd the flashcast-1.0.zip to the flash drive?

you want to dd the 'flashcast-1.0.bin' file inside the .zip
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22nd September 2013, 09:36 PM |#26  
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Do I need to unzip the first?
dd if=/home/sam/file.bin of=/dev/sdi

/dev/sdi is my flash drive, and it has been fromated, sorry for the confusion.
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Do I need to unzip the first?
dd if=/home/sam/file.bin of=/dev/sdi

/dev/sdi is my flash drive, and it has been fromated, sorry for the confusion.

Yes, you need to unzip the file. Then dd the .bin file which is inside it to your flash drive. You don't actually need to format the drive first, but it doesn't hurt to do so.
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22nd September 2013, 09:39 PM |#28  
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Do I need to unzip the first?
dd if=/home/sam/file.bin of=/dev/sdi

/dev/sdi is my flash drive, and it has been fromated, sorry for the confusion.

yes, extract 'flashcast-1.0.bin' from the 'flashcast-1.0.zip' file, dd 'flashcast-1.0.bin' to the flash drive, then boot the chromecast from the flash drive.

once that is complete, then proceed w/flashing the 13300 eureka_image.zip provided here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2453097
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22nd September 2013, 09:47 PM |#29  
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OK, it worked, but the instructions were confusing to me.

Putting flashcast on the thumb drive makes it unreadable to Microsoft Windows.

Installing flashcast thumb drive into the comcast magically reformats the thumb drive as an empty thumb drive which Microsoft Windows can now read and write. Then the Eureka file can be dragged and dropped into windows Explorer opened for the thumb drive.

I was expecting to need to reformat the thumb drive and you didn't specify fat32, exfat, etc..
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Thanks for all your help, got everything up and running.

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23rd September 2013, 04:29 AM |#31  
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To check, you can plug it in (but not set it up), and check its "Build" in the Chromecast app. Alternatively, you can simply try to boot FlashCast on it. If it's patched, nothing bad will happen; the USB drive will simply fail to boot.

So I got the new one today and want to check the build number without setting it up. Only thing I can do is start the setup process, then it connects to my wifi. YIKES!(bailout) When will it show me the build #? I know where it is after setup,but that does me no good.. Oh, and I don't get my powered otg for another week to just try flashing.
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