Webos Developer Mode and Homebrew

Last Updated or created 2023-10-23

Besides sending notifications and controlling my tv using bash, Nodered and HomeAssistant, i wanted to look at developing and homebrew for WebOS.

Goto the WebOS Dev website and register.

Install Developer App on your TV.

Login and write down your access information.

Remain session can be extended using the button, or using a script.

Below how to access you tv using ssh

wget http://IP_FROM_YOUR_TV:9991/webos_rsa
mv webos_rsa .ssh/
chmod 600 .ssh/webos_rsa
ssh -i .ssh/webos_rsa prisoner@ -p9922 -T
       Enter passphrase for key '.ssh/webos_rsa':
Enter the key mentioned on the Developer App Screen on your TV

Note the -T .. this disables pseudo terminals,
You won't see a prompt, but commands work

You can remove passphrases on ssh keys using below
ssh-keygen -p -f .ssh/webos_rsa
Enter old passphrase:
Enter new passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved with the new passphrase.

Download WebOS manager from here:


Install and use same ip/access key info to install homebrew

After that you can install homebrew apps using the App on your TV or via above dev-manager.
Also nice .. A ad-free version of Youtube!

By the way, I tried rootmy.tv .. but that didn’t work for me.
My TV was already patched for that exploit

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