What do you use Chromecast for? You may be streaming YouTube content to a non-smart TV. or use it as a mirror for android games. You may have Plex — server and enjoy streaming video from your computer or server to your TV.

Perhaps, like me, you get the feeling that, despite the fact that an increasing number of applications support Chromecast, you will be able to admire the device could potentially do a bit more than its current range of use.

Want a region to block content streaming through your Chromecast? This is not possible on the base device, but by rooting your Chromecast you unlock the ability to make various changes, such as changing the DNS. (so you can watch BBC iPlayer in the US or Hulu in the UK).

Hold on: you’ll need some extra equipment

Rooting a Chromecast isn’t as easy as rooting an Android smartphone or tablet This requires additional hardware, namely a Teensy 2.0 board, an OTG USB cable (with USB power input), and a USB flash drive with at least 1 GB of memory. Use the links to find all of these items on Amazon.


You will also need to purchase some standard USB cables, Micro USB with an additional power connector, and USB mini. Teensy 2.0 often comes with this, but if it doesn’t, you can pick it up inexpensively.

Of course, you will also need a Chromecast. Unfortunately, not everyone is compatible with the root method at this time. You must have installed the Chromecast app on your Android device, so tap Chromecast and scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the » Information ”, where you will see a list of firmware. If this number is greater than or equal to 19084, your device cannot be rooted.


If you can’t root your device, don’t worry: pre-rooted devices can be bought online, such as on eBay.

With everything bought, delivered, and unpacked, you should have a collection that looks something like this:


Your equipment as a whole; Now it’s time to get your software.

The Software You Need to Root Your Chromecast

Rooting a Chromecast requires additional software, from specially designed rooting files to software to create an image on a USB drive.

First, go to https://download.exploitee.rs/file/chromecast/HubCap.zip and download the file, saving it in a dedicated folder on your PC.

Secondly, download https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/teensy.exe to your computer and save it to the same unforgettable place.

After that, head to Sourceforge where you should download Win32DiskImager . With this downloaded, run the file to install it. When you open Win32DiskImager, which is the next step, right-click on the icon (or click WIN+Q to open the search box first and then right click) and select » Run as Administrator» .

Preparing Teensy and new firmware

Insert a USB stick. In Win32DiskImager, make sure the appropriate drive letter is selected, click the folder icon to navigate to it, and find the path to the Hubcap folder where the contents of the ZIP file were extracted. In the lower right corner, change the file type from disk image .img .IMG on the *. * Select hubcap-flashcast.bin and press » Open» . To start writing the file to the USB device, click » Recording» and wait for the completion, which will be confirmed in the pop-up window.


Complete this step by expanding the system tray (the area on the Windows desktop where you find the clock) and right-clicking on the USB device. Choose an option extract, to safely remove the flash drive.

We are now ready to program Teensy, which is necessary to hack the Chromecast. Connect Teensy to your computer and run earlier downloaded file teensy.exe . In the app go to File menu > Open HEX file and go to the Hubcap directory again, this time going to the directory teensy-files .

Here you will find four files:

aya-did-chromecast-root files

Prefixed «plusplus» is for Teensy++ and «regular» is for Teensy 2.0 device. Choose based on your device, being careful to select the file that matches your Chromecast.

For the new one, just out of the Chromecast box, select the file 12940 .

If your Chromecast has been used, select 16644.


Once you’ve made your selection and hit open, you’ll be ready to push the button on Teensy, right below the flashing blue light. The Teensy app will show a different screen, so to continue press the second button from the left, » Program» .

Teensy is now programmed! Disable and get ready to root your Chromecast!

Rooting a Chromecast

This is a two step process. In the first step, Teensy prepares the Chromecast to receive the new firmware file. The second step is to download the new firmware from the USB stick.


  1. Connect Teensy to a mini USB cable (the same one you used to connect to your computer).
  2. Plug the standard USB end into the USB female connector of the OTG cable.
  3. The standard USB end of the OTG cable must be connected to a power supply, PC or hub; perhaps a power panel with USB ports and surge protection.
  4. Finally, the micro USB connector must be connected to the Chromecast.


While making this last connection, hold down the reset button on your Chromecast and keep the button pressed until Teensy flashes. Continue holding the button down until the flashing stops.

Now you have to replace your Teensy (and its mini-USB cable) with a USB flash drive — again in the female connector on the OTG cable.


Press the reset button on your Chromecast once and release. The USB flash drive will start sending information to the Chromecast, rooting it. The Chromecast’s white LED will be lit all over the place, and there’s no way to know when the process is complete, so wait ten minutes.

After this time, unplug and replace your Chromecast in a regular HDMI slot, ready to use.

Is your Chromecast rooted? Verify in the Chromecast Android App

To confirm that your Chromecast has been rooted successfully, open the Chromecast Android app, tap your active Chromecast, and scroll down to confirm the device’s IP address.

On any device connected to the same network, enter the same IP address in the browser, where you will see the Eureka ROM console, where you can check the status and configure settings.

Have you successfully rooted your Chromecast? What changes did you make? Let us know about it and any questions you might have in the comments.

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