How to run an emulator on a Chromecast

How to run an emulator on a Chromecast

Although it has only been on the market for less than a week, people are already discovering interesting things to tweak on their Chromecast. This is mainly due to the fact that the device has been rooted, which makes it possible to run a variety of programs through it with virtually no limitations. Of course, rooting requires advanced levels of understanding as not everybody knows how to flash an image to a flash drive and then running it through a USB OTG cable. Even though you are free to use whatever method you see fit in order to install the image to the designated flash drive, makes sure that your methods are compatible with your operating system. You could, in this respect, search for answers online before getting in too deep. If you are ready to proceed, click on the link and download the emulator.

As far as instructions go, here are the few steps you have to take in order to run an emulator on a Chromecast.

First of all, makes sure that you plug the flash drive containing the image into the female end of the USB OTG cable. It is very important to plug it into the A end to avoid further complications.

Secondly, plug the other end onto the Chromecast.

Thirdly, make sure to hold down the Chromecast button while plugging the power cord as information may get corrupted if the contact is broken at any time.

At this point, you begin to see a blinking light on the flash drive, this is to be expected. The flashing light means that a data transfer is taking place between the flash drive and the device it is connected to. This is the part where your Chromecast device will power up and proceed to execute the kernel as it replaces the default system with the rooted one. After this, the device will reboot automatically with the normal system, a process that will take around a minute to complete.

After all this, the device will reboot, and you will be greeted by the new splash screen. The setup screen will initiate shortly, at which point you will have to set your Chromecast to root shell on port 23, and voila!

That wasn’t so hard, was it? Of course, there isn’t much you can do with this emulator just yet, but if you are willing to give it time, there is a big chance that the community will come up with interesting games to make up for it.