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This is a tool to root LG TVs and automatically install Homebrew Channel. It uses DejaVuln, which works on webOS 3.5 and newer.


  1. Download the latest release (not the files named "Source code") from the Releases page.
  2. Extract the archive to the root directory of a USB drive. (It should be formatted with FAT32 or NTFS and only have one partition.)
  3. Plug the USB drive into your TV. (Make sure it's the only USB drive connected.)
  4. Open the USB drive in the Music app and browse to lol$(sh$IFS$(find$IFS/tmp.
  5. Try to play the MP3 file (usb$IFS-maxdepth${IFS}3$IFS-name${IFS}autoroot.sh)).mp3).
  6. After the pop-up messages tell you rooting is complete, eject the USB drive.

If you have the LG Developer Mode app installed, you must remove it before rebooting. Do not install it while your TV is rooted.


If the script fails, you must delete autoroot.once from the USB drive and/or reboot the TV before it will run again.

A log file named autoroot.log should be created on the USB drive.

You can enable additional logging by creating a file named autoroot.debug in the root directory of the USB drive.

On webOS 8 (webOS 23), you may have to try multiple times; it seems that restarting appinstalld does not reliably make it detect the existence of devmode_enabled.

Toasts from the script may be hidden by system messages (like the one about the MP3 file not being recognized).


You can find more information at webosbrew.org.

If you need help rooting your TV, try the OpenLGTV Discord. Before you ask a question, check the FAQ (#faq) to see if it is answered there! Attach your autoroot.log when asking for help.



This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

See COPYING for details.