There really isn't much, but I think it is just a thing people like me who root things and hack for a hobby enjoy doing. Maybe in the future it will be more useful, but as of right now, it isn't that useful.
Strange, I swear I replied to this, it must've got lost in the Ether(net).
Hi. I have two new, never setup german CCs, build_version=17977, serial#=4117...
I flashed with the HubCap 16664 method and they got rooted.
Eventually I tried setting one up and tried NetFlix (only three red dots) and YouTube (worked shortly) - then it told me it needed to reboot for an update! (( As I've feared it got updated to 27946. I know this can't be undone.
But how can I at least keep the other one from updating?
Yes you program the Teensy then it does the magic to inject the vulnerable bootloader.Is this still possible? I have 3 unrooted Chromecasts I would like to root. I went to the Teensy 2++ link but it shows 1 USB plug with a bunch of pins on the bottom, how exactly do you use this thing?
EDIT: NVM, you program the Teensy, then then Teensy programs the CC, correct? Also, my CC's have SN#'s other than 3C, does that mean it won't root? I have one that starts with GA3A....
There are still rootable CCs out in the wild, but they're increasingly difficult to find.Yeah, kept reading and found out, thank you for clarifying. Wonder if there are any CC's out there unopened with vulnerable bootloaders....?
What would be cool is if they could find a way to flash these or a way to reload it's original firmware somehow (if there is one, kinda like a recovery partition on a PC)
We've had the discussion elsewhere, but I can't remember where, anyway, with Chromecast being a digital media playback device, Google being Google, and lawyers representing paranoid clients, there's still a lot of fear regarding root and modifications.I wish they did like computers do, you install whatever you want on a PC. First were the phones, now CC.. Thank God they made it legal to unlock phones.... Heck, even Macs will install WIndows and other OS'es... You paid for the darn thing, it's yours, they should let you do whatever you want with it.... (that's my $0.02, doesn't mean they *HAVE* to...but....)