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Old 08-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
Kristoffer G
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I own a Plasma-screen TV made by LG called 60PK550N-ZE and its source-code is located here:

I have modified the firmware 3.28 using LGMOD (so that I can access the shell) and you'll find the official LG-firmware here:

The epk for LGMOD (here's the explanation to what it is: can be found here and you have to be regged and logged into the forum to be able to download the epk:

Here's the service manual for the TV in case that's needed.

As you might've read on the openlgtv-wiki the application that handles the TV is called RELEASE is not yet replaced by something else at the moment.

LGMOD is just a wrapper for it.

This is where my wonder comes in.

I can't find any suiting OS to replace everything in this TV, but I'm willing to listen to any advice.

Note: I have no plans to run anything via USB so that's not even going to cut it. I DO know that my TV is not the best to run a full linux-distro, but my plan is not to run GNOME or KDE in it, just something that makes the TV capable of playing more audio & video-formats. LG won't make such changes for me as the license of their work doesn't force them to do so or some similar lame excuse.

I have access to Uboot (which is the bootloader) using 115200 as baudrate in puTTY, debug-mode from ORG MAIN-menu on 9600 baudrate in puTTY to /dev/ttyS0 with RS232-cable.

I was thinking about perhaps trying to get Debian MIPS-port working, but they only support Longsoon which my TV doesn't have.

I AM planning to buy a Smart-TV made by LG (LA620V for instance) to switch to another OS, but until I can afford such (I always pay full ammount in cash instead of using credit)

The reason why I want to switch to another OS is the freedom and the customization-possibilites.

Last edited by Kristoffer G; 08-22-2013 at 08:24 PM.


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