• any1there
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    481 month 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.

    • moxOP
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      291 month ago

      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.

      • any1there
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        281 month ago

        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.

    • @dashydash@lemmy.world
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      71 month ago

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

  • Firestorm Druid
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    201 month ago

    Have recently jailbroken my PS4 and am now contemplating rooting my TV as well. We bought it a couple of years ago and have never connected it to the internet, so the model plus WebOS version should be compatible with the root.

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      Yes, it does. The standard method is to use a PC with Linux or Windows and install a program that triggers the jailbreak on your PS4 whilst connected to it via ethernet cable. Using a TV makes it a little more hassle-free depending on your setup since you’re turning on your TV anyways and don’t need to use the PC at all.

  • @Why9@lemmy.world
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    91 month ago

    Unfortunately LGTV’s can’t be jailbroken unless you were lucky enough to jailbreak it back before they patched it.

    I got mine last year and had no idea the security on it was so tight. I’m just hoping smarter minds than mine can figure out new exploits for the LGTV now that there’s demand with the ability to jailbreak PS4s

  • Firestorm Druid
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    71 month ago

    On the off-chance that anyone here tried the jailbreak method using your TV:

    I was able to root my TV using rootmy.tv really easily and am now trying to connect my PC to the TV using SSH or telnet in order to run a couple commands and send the needed files to trigger the jailbreak. However, I can’t for the life of me connect using SSH or telnet - I get a “connection timeout” error everytime, making it impossible to log into root. The IP address and the port I enter are both correct (22 or 23 for the port depending on if SSH or telnet is chosen).

    I tried a couple methods to install OpenSSH since in my research it looked like this might be an issue which also didn’t work, tried disabling my firewall, adding the program to the exception list in my firewall etc. - nothing seems to work.

    Any ideas?

    • @FMEEE@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      31 month ago

      Maybe your ip is coursed you could try using a port forward on your router and then install cloudflared if possible. Might be worth a try. Worked for me in a different situation.

    • Firestorm Druid
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      51 month ago

      You have access to specific homebrew apps that add features and allow for shenanigans like running an exploit off the TV itself instead of needing a PC like in this case