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Root your Google Chromecast

This is a follow up from the previous artcile on “Review: Google Chromecast“. In this article, I shall be writing a simple guide to let you follow through on rooting your Google Chromecast.

Some may ask “Why do you want to root your Google Chromecast?”. The answer is simple! It is to unleash the full potential of this tiny flash drive lookalike device. I believe there are tons and tons of articles on what a rooted Google Chromecast can do, so I shall not elaborate further.

** Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you were to mess up your Chromecast and caused it to brick. Do not proceed from here if you are unsure of what you are doing. Do it at your own risk.

Things you will need for the rooting process:

  1. A Google Chromecast with the old firmware v1.0 bootloader. How to find out? Check out via the serial no. here!
  2. A flash drive with min. size of 128MB. ** Data inside will be wiped out. **
  3. Latest FlashCast firmware [LINK]
  4. PwnedCast ROM [LINK]
  5. Win32 Disk Imager [LINK]
  6. A powered OTG micro-USB cable

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Review: Google Chromecast

After using the Apple TV (ATV2) for many years, now is the time to try out a new gadget to connect to my TV. Google Chromecast was released on 24th July 2013. It is like a USB flashdrive (except that the port is a HDMI), measuring 7.2cm, which allows you to stream audio/video content via WIFI from the Internet or your local browser. You will then control the device either via your computer or your mobile devices be it  Android, iOS, Chrome for Mac, or Chrome for Windows.

Google Chromecast     Google Chromecast Back

Google Chromecast Inside     Chromecast Stick

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