LG smart TVs running webOS 3.5 or lower can now be rooted

LG smart TVs running webOS 3.5 or lower can now be rooted

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When we feature a new root method it’s typically for a smartphone. If it’s not a smartphone then it could be a tablet, smartwatch, or an Android TV set-top box. However, more and more devices are starting to become “smart,” which essentially means they have some sort of extra software feature that previously wasn’t possible. This could be a light bulb that can be controlled by our smartphone or a TV that has applications you can install.

webOS Dev and Hacking XDA Forum

WebOS is a Linux-based OS that was initially developed by Palm in 2009 and subsequently acquired by HP in 2011. LG then acquired the rights to it in 2013 and has begun using the software in various devices like refrigerators, projectors, and television sets. This month, XDA Retired Recognized Developer Maroc-OS released a tool called GetMeIn that lets you root LG smart TVs that are running webOS version 3.5 or lower. The process involves uploading the GetMeIn program to your LG smart TV and then running a couple of commands via prisoner user. Read more in the XDA forum thread below.

Check out GetMeIn in our HP WebOS forum