Root a Smart TV (is it possible?)


  1. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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    Root a Smart TV (is it possible?)


    The gist of it is: we can root android phones to get increased functionality at the cost of product support and the possibility of turning it into a fancy brick, but can we do the same to smart tv's, like what samsung or LG makes?

    I got a samsung 4k smart tv a while back, and still love it, except when it has a firmware update and it installs apps that I can't remove like netflix, spotify, directv now (beta), etc..., and keeps reinstalling apps I CAN remove and don't want. I wonder if its possible to get root access in a way, and get these particular apps deleted, and keep them from showing up, so I do not have space for only one more app

    I would really like if its possible, but will reluctantly accept if its nothing more than a pipe dream
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  2. Posts : 1,249
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Apparently it is possible. An Internet search should provide some relevant hits. Note that I have not done this and could not help you. Smart TV's don't have particularly good security to begin with and rooting it would make this worse. It would likely void any remaining warranty. There may be other issues as well.
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  3. Posts : 338
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I did some research, found an article, went to the samygo forums, and the gist of it, is what I want to do is useless; there's no firmware I can use to root, and their forum search pulled up nothing

    and here I thought I'd get somewhere; guess ill hope my next tv will have better luck
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