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r3pwn

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I apologize. This was kinda a rushed release and I didn't get to test it too well (at all, really). All I did was notice the key in the database, then I enabled it, saw it actually did something, then wrote this guide. Upon further investigation, it seems that the Chromecast itself needs an update (we may see this in the coming days/weeks). In the meantime, enjoy looking at the menu, knowing that the feature isn't too far away!


What is Guest Mode?
Guest mode is a new Chromecast feature that allows a device to cast to Chromecast without being on the same wifi network, but Google hasn't released it yet. That's why I'm here!

Sweet! How do I do it?
You must download "#Configurator for Root" from the Play Store and be sure your device, not your Chromecast is rooted.
After that, open #Configurator and type in these for the fields:
Code:
gms:cast:cast_nearby_device_scanner:is_enabled
true
Then hit the "Configure" button and continue to type:
Code:
com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app
Then hit the "Kill" button.

If you get no popup screen about Guest mode, be sure you have the latest Chromecast app downloaded. (Can be found at
GAppsEarly)
If it's still acting up, give me a few minutes to fix #Configurator. :)


I don't like root apps because they could steal my data:
Feel free to compile it yourself. The source is at: https://github.com/r3pwn/Configurator

Screenshot:

536de18e0eb72ee208c4f77532a5d959.jpg

 
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What could go wrong ?

Seeing as Guest Mode is unfinished software, I am wondering... what are the possible issues we could encounter by enabling it at this stage ?
 

r3pwn

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Jul 11, 2012
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Seeing as Guest Mode is unfinished software, I am wondering... what are the possible issues we could encounter by enabling it at this stage ?
For the person two comments above you, it wasn't working (Enabling worked, but it gave an error about communicating with the CC)
I am wondering if a Chromecast upgrade is needed. I guess I'll see when I get home later.
 

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    I'm back!
    Here to enable more stuff on your devices.



    I apologize. This was kinda a rushed release and I didn't get to test it too well (at all, really). All I did was notice the key in the database, then I enabled it, saw it actually did something, then wrote this guide. Upon further investigation, it seems that the Chromecast itself needs an update (we may see this in the coming days/weeks). In the meantime, enjoy looking at the menu, knowing that the feature isn't too far away!


    What is Guest Mode?
    Guest mode is a new Chromecast feature that allows a device to cast to Chromecast without being on the same wifi network, but Google hasn't released it yet. That's why I'm here!

    Sweet! How do I do it?
    You must download "#Configurator for Root" from the Play Store and be sure your device, not your Chromecast is rooted.
    After that, open #Configurator and type in these for the fields:
    Code:
    gms:cast:cast_nearby_device_scanner:is_enabled
    true
    Then hit the "Configure" button and continue to type:
    Code:
    com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app
    Then hit the "Kill" button.

    If you get no popup screen about Guest mode, be sure you have the latest Chromecast app downloaded. (Can be found at
    GAppsEarly)
    If it's still acting up, give me a few minutes to fix #Configurator. :)


    I don't like root apps because they could steal my data:
    Feel free to compile it yourself. The source is at: https://github.com/r3pwn/Configurator

    Screenshot:

    536de18e0eb72ee208c4f77532a5d959.jpg

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    When I try to enable it on the app. I click the guest mode checkbox, OK, turn it on and then it gives me the error.
    I get home in a few hours. I'll test it then.
    1
    I keep getting "Could not communicate with your Chromecast" error.
    1
    Can i unistall configurator when i make changes? Thnks

    Enviado desde mi Nexus 5 mediante Tapatalk


    Yes, but you would need to reverse the flags, because they would still be there.
    1
    Can someone post the adb version of how to do this? Would be way easier than the Configurator stuff


    Yeah, give me a few hours. It's actually way more complex via adb, but it works the same way.
    Also, I think the latest Gservices may have fixed it. Gonna double check. Tons of Chemistry homework so it may be a while. :/
    EDIT: Nope. Like stated before, probably a CC update needed.
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