Last year when the Google Chromecast was released developers made the modified version of its software. But after short period of time Google released the software update to the device which patches the root vulnerability. But now again hackers gets the root access to the device through HubCap.

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Before you get too excited, you should know that while rooting your Chromecast is a relatively easy process, it requires some additional hardware that the average user probably won’t have lying around, such as a Teensy 2 or Teensy 2++ device. You’ll also need a 1GB flash drive and a powered USB OTG cable.

Once you have those things, you’ll need to download the necessary software from the XDA Developers thread by following the source link below. You’ll also find a step-by-step installation guide here. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes in total, and once it is complete, you’ll have a Chromecast with root access.

When root access has been achieved on the Chromecast, users can tinker with features like auto-updates, which should be disabled if you don’t want to lose root access if and when Google rolls out a new software update. 

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