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Show HN: RootMy.TV


@Terry_Roll β€’ 1 hour

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I guess this would make it possible to ransomware LG tv's by simply visiting a website.

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@johnnyApplePRNG β€’ 2 hours

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Can any website gain root access to your television simply by visiting/drive by download?

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@f0e4c2f7 β€’ 1 hour

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Wow. This is amazing. I guess I have to buy LG tv's from now on.

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@k4rli β€’ 2 hours

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Unfortunately no longer works on latest webOS releases.

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@323 β€’ 27 minutes

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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.

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@jonatron β€’ 2 hours

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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.

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@LargoLasskhyfv β€’ 1 hour

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While owning no TV since 1996 this makes me smile :-)

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@seFausto β€’ 1 hour

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What are the advantages of rooting a WebOS tv? I tried googling, but didn't find anything concrete.

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@xanaxagoras β€’ 1 hour

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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 17.0.0.0/8 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.

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@f1refly β€’ 2 hours

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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.

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@hardenedmetapod β€’ 2 hours

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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.

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@milkytron β€’ 3 hours

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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.

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@yjftsjthsd-h β€’ 3 hours

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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.

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