Google Chromecast is a HDMI Dongle that delivers Google services to your HDTV. Chromecast is build with Android Operating system. Like other Android devices you can root your Chromecast, FlashCast is a tool developed by tchebb member of XDA-Developers forum.
FlashCast needs a flash drive and OTG Micro-USB cable for the rooting purpose.
Chromecast Rooting Requirements:
- USB Flash Drive (minimum 128MB)
- Latest Version of FlashCast
- Low-Level Disk Image Writing Tool.
How-To Root Google Chromecast:
1.Unzip the FlashCast and extract the.bin file and other contents.
2.For Linux use dd and for Windows users win32DiskImager to write the .bin file.
3.Connect the OTG Cable to your Chromecast.
4.Plug the Flash Drive to OTG Cable other end.
5.Simultaneously hold the button on your Chromecast and connect the Micro-USB power connector to the female Micro-USB port of the OTG cable.
6.After successful rooting process FlashCast logo appears on your screen, now release the button and start using Chromecast.