Last week just after Google had officially launched their new Chromecast media streaming device, and exploit was found that allowed hackers to modify the device and add extra features not supplied by Google.
However over the weekend Google has rolled out a new Chromecast update which has patched the root access exploit that was discovered.
The Google Chromecast streaming media thumb sized devices was unveiled by Google last week and has been designed to connect to HDTV using a spare HDMI connection and now a new exploit needs to be found to provide root access to inventive owners.
“As can be seen in this commit to Google’s Chromecast source mirror, firmware version 1.1 adds a check for the result of image verification on line 755. This check will cause GTVHacker’s USB image to fail to boot, and you will not be able to obtain root. Even if another root exploit is found, it seems very unlikely that it will be as clean or simple as the one which exists now, which simply uses version 0.7’s unlocked bootloader to flash a new system image.”
For more information on the latest Chromecast update jump over to the XDA Developers website for details.
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