Question LG TV rollback software update?

IncredibleHat

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Anyone happen to know how (or if its even possible) to rollback to a prior software version set for the LG Smart TVs (specifically a 2020 OLED UHD webOS tv)?

I have both software.zip files from LG's website... the new horrible one they just pushed on us that I mistakenly allowed the TV to update too, and the prior one I believe my TV was running with where the sun was shining, and the world spun correctly counter clockwise.

New: Software File(Version 03.21.75).zip
Prior: Software File(Version 03.21.36).zip

I know its a shot in the dark, seems a very niche question... and LG has failed to respond to my tickets about it.
 

CParsons

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From everything I'm seeing, I don't think it's possible on the new models. You used to be able to do it on older models though with some trickery.
 

IncredibleHat

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Actually "my woes" are that streaming videos (Prime Video app) are dodgy. They keep dropping into the super-low-res modes... tries to get back to normal... falls into low res.

However if I watch on my HTPC (same network, goes through the same switch even as the tv) with chrome or edge... not a single issue with low quality streaming. Also, the TV worked great for the last 4 months I've had it.

Now, three days of garbage streaming... day and night. sigh ..... gotta be that update I got sunday.
 

CParsons

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Another lucky guy who after LG TV software update caught ads in built-in menus?


Sigh, this seems new upcoming trash trend like freemium in games. Seems we should start to ban smart TVs at whole. I hope that some TV manufacturers will start to make TVs as monitors without any smart component inside.

Should be able to PiHole that. I mean, not that you should have to but likely can.
 

IncredibleHat

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I guess I'm going to have to just switch back to the HTPC and Chrome to watching streaming video for the next 4 months until LG push another new update they don't test ;)
 

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