I guess this would make it possible to ransomware LG tv's by simply visiting a website.Reply
Can any website gain root access to your television simply by visiting/drive by download?Reply
Wow. This is amazing. I guess I have to buy LG tv's from now on.Reply
Unfortunately no longer works on latest webOS releases.Reply
I have a 2017 LG 43" TV and I'm a bit disappointed.
Last year I think the back-light started breaking down - I see big square sections where the colors are less bright and purplish. The display seems to have a grid of 4x2 of these individual regions.
And the remote buttons are getting harder to press too (it's not the battery). I had remotes which worked for 12 years, this one is barely 5 years old.Reply
I'm still using an ancient netcast based LG TV, which it's also possible to root with a few different methods. AFAIK there's no public information on how to do it, maybe I'll see about making it public too.Reply
While owning no TV since 1996 this makes me smile :-)Reply
What are the advantages of rooting a WebOS tv? I tried googling, but didn't find anything concrete.Reply
This looks really cool, but after I first learned about Automatic Content Recognition and all the ridiculous anti-privacy things these smart TVs do, I adopted a policy: A TV is a big dumb monitor, that's it, and it never ever gets internet access. So, for better or for worse, all of my TV needs go through an Apple TV, and I block Apple's 220.127.116.11/8 for that client just in case it wants to get a little too chatty about my habits with Apple. YouTube is AFAIK the only thing on there that's able to spy on me, mitigated to some extent I hope with pi hole, and 90% of the time I'm in plex or an IPTV client.Reply
I just got my hand on an early 2021 WebOS tv, very excited to try this tomorrow! I think it's a tragedy we can't even fully own tvs anymore without dirty tricks.Reply
Happy to have helped test this release. Bought a 43" just to mess with all of this on. Has been a fantastic experience. Devs are great and it has been fun seeing what all I can run.Reply
This is great, and makes me regret switching to Rokus. When I had an AndroidTV and could root, so much capability was unlocked, I really miss it.
I also loved WebOS since it's mobile days, will definitely consider getting an LG WebOS TV as my next.Reply
Aw, darn; I was hoping for a generic wiki of TVs and how to root them and (in my dream world) alternative firmware options. Not that rooting webOS isn't cool, just not what I expected based on the domain.Reply