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Discussion in 'Chromecast' started by El Presidente, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. El Presidente

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    Previously root was only working on very old builds, but it looks as though a new vulnerability has been found and root is not possible on build 17977.

    Google Chromecast Rootable Once Again!

    Personally, it seems a little more bother than it's worth. You need to purchase something called a teensy (costs around a tenner), a powered USB OTG Cable and an external flash drive.

    I'm normally very pro root, but given the pre-requisites here and the fact that Chromecast does pretty much all I need it to anyway, this isn't for me.
     

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    I agree, it does what I want/its supposed to do and it is too much of a bother to root.
     
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    What can you do with root?
     
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    Install custom ROMs which primarily allow you to change DNS settings meaning you can stream US Netflix in the UK and vice versa (works for all other regions too).

    I admit that would be handy, but I can just change the network settings on my Xbox for the same effect.
     
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