• any1there
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    2 months ago

    Not to be a Debby Downer, but you’d either need a LG TV which is already rooted, or one you can root (per the repo’s README, “RootMyTV is unlikely to work on firmware released since mid-2022” and given firmware downgrades are impossible…).
    AFAIK firmware updates are opt-out by default, so as long as you connect your LG TV to internet, you’re likely to have received one, but I could be wrong.

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      On the other hand, a person who would root a game console or TV is also likely to be the sort of person who would opt out of smart TV updates.

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        Maybe? You would need to know rooting a TV is even a possibility in the first place, I had no idea that was the case and I’ve had my LG TV for over 4 years.
        I’m just pointing out some specifics of the prerequisites, which the article did a pretty bad job of highlighting imo, and how this is not the miraculous solution it’s somewhat touted to be.

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          I’m just pointing out some specifics of the prerequisites,

          Yes, that’s fair.

          which the article did a pretty bad job of highlighting imo, and how this is not the miraculous solution it’s somewhat touted to be.

          It would also be fair to acknowledge that hackaday is not touting miracles, but simply knows their audience. One would have to be very new to hardware hacks like this to be unaware that preconditions almost always exist. Older firmware is one of the most common preconditions.

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      2 months ago

      You should try it anyway, I have a rooted lg oled running the latest firmware. Updated a couple of weeks ago.