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Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by El Presidente, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    Mine arrived today! :D

    I had visitors before work so I wasn't able to set it up, but before I do, is rooting worth it? A quick check of the serial shows I have a rootable model, but in order to do so, I know you're not supposed to update beforehand.

    From some brief investigations, it looks like fling/vlc needs root? Can anyone confirm?

    If yes, is plex a viable alternative?

    Sorry if the info already exists in this section, I'm mobile with a diabolical connection at the moment so searching was useless. :eek:
     



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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Jeez, I was away, just saw this.

    Are you still rootable and looking for answers?
     
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    No problem. :)

    I couldn't wait so set it up and updated to non rootable FW.

    Even if you need root for fling (my main concern), plex is doing pretty much all I need it to for local media. I'd have liked to have been able to mess with DNS Settings so US Netflix would work, but it's not a deal breaker.

    Have you rooted yours?
     
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Nope. :) :p

    I understand that with the right router, you can change the dns mapping by setting up an explicit routing table.

    Pretty cool dude put up a FAQ at XDA today, he may have the trick linked there.
     
  5. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    My router is pretty locked down, but I'll check it out if I get the chance today (unlikely), thanks.
     
  6. p-bOt

    p-bOt Android Expert

    I just bought a new one. How can you tell if you have a rootable version before booting it up?
     
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    If it was new, unopened and never set up, check what the serial number is -

    Beginning with 3921 and maybe some in the 3922 range.

    Only build 12072 can be rooted so far as I know.
     
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