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[MOD] Cast your screen to Chromecast

  1. ricardopvz Honeycomb Jul 10, 2014

    ricardopvz, Jul 10, 2014 :
    http://chrome.blogspot.pt/2014/07/mirror-your-android-screen-to-tv-with.html

    Recently google gave a few devices the feature to cast your screen to chromecast, sadly opo isn't among the list.
    But if you're rooted, you can do this mod and it will work, and it's pretty simple. You just have to trick the OS into thinking you have a nexus 5.

    Edit the /system/build.prop
    Find the line where says ro.product.device
    Change "A0001" to "hammerhead" (without quotes)
    Reboot
    Open your quick toggles, and press the cast screen button
    Enjoy!

    You will not be able to update the phone via OTA unless you revert the changes.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014

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  2. jase33 Jelly Bean Jul 10, 2014


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  3. grav3h3art Jelly Bean Jul 10, 2014


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  4. TeamValor91 Marshmallow Community Expert Jul 10, 2014


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  5. Dexter Morgan Lollipop Community Expert Jul 10, 2014


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  6. Rob W Ice Cream Sandwich Community Expert Jul 10, 2014

    Rob W, Jul 10, 2014 :
    Just remember that your build.prop changes how everything reads your phone though. This can have an unexpected impact on things like apps that show up as being not supported in the Play Store.
     

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    johnnymartz3, rvu5, wtfhsf and 4 others like this.
  7. omega52 Honeycomb Jul 10, 2014

    omega52, Jul 10, 2014 :
    Your right but the nice thing is the n5 has the same resolution.
     

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  8. spyd4r Honeycomb Jul 10, 2014

    spyd4r, Jul 10, 2014 :
    What does cast screen do in settings? Turning it on doesn't find any chromecasts
     

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  9. ricardopvz Honeycomb Jul 10, 2014

    ricardopvz, Jul 10, 2014 :
    I know, the thing is that the nexus 5 and the opo have similar hardware. The snapdragon 800 and 801 are pretty much the same cpu with the same features. And the opo is capable of doing everything the nexus 5 does. And both come with pure (don't confuse with stock) android. Hence the hammerhead and not another device.
    And most apps look at the "brand" and "model" variables, so there isn't a problem for those apps to recognize the device. And I think the play store uses the fingerprint variable, but not sure on that.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014

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  10. sukanta.hazra Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 11, 2014


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  11. Cogra147 Honeycomb Jul 11, 2014

    Cogra147, Jul 11, 2014 :
    Nice tut. I'm working on an xposed module so we don't need to change anything in the build.prop.
     

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  12. eirizarry253 Froyo Jul 12, 2014

    eirizarry253, Jul 12, 2014 :
    Works but it's very choppy. Need refining before it's primetime. Apps work much better atm.
     

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  13. apriliars3 Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 12, 2014


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  14. ricardopvz Honeycomb Jul 12, 2014

    ricardopvz, Jul 12, 2014 :
    Smooth as butter here. It is choppy at some parts when watching videos.
     

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  15. eirizarry253 Froyo Jul 12, 2014

    eirizarry253, Jul 12, 2014 :
    The bit rate is low. It works but its choppy watching video and especially playing games. Allcast and other 3rd part apps work much better for now until this gets ironed out. Like I said, it works...just not well.
     

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  16. JordanC Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 12, 2014

    JordanC, Jul 12, 2014 :
    This is NOT my picture. But oneplus will be able to mirror to your tv by chromecast!

    oneplus.jpg
    If this was posted already, then sorry. I searched and couldn't find it anywhere.
     

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  17. trechoy Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 12, 2014


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  18. mrholy Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 12, 2014


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  19. JordanC Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 12, 2014

    JordanC, Jul 12, 2014 :
    Okey dokey thanks. Guess mods can close it
     

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  20. trechoy Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 12, 2014

    trechoy, Jul 12, 2014 :
    I can verify that it does :)
     

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