WebOS on LG Smart TVs: Possible to switch region and download out-of-market apps?

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endera

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Hello,
I am using LG PF50KG Model, Projection with WebOS 3.5 Interface. how do i install Netflix on device
 

endera

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The above, with modifications, sort of works. It may not be a permanent solution. Here's what I did with my UK LG TV running Web OS 4.

1) The EZAdjust passcode is 0413, not 0143.
2) Take a note of your home region code. To change to the US, I changed the area code to 1843. You should see the region change to "US".
3) This is important - after changing the area code, open the LG app content store and accept the policy agreements.
4) Then change the Location from the LG Settings to the US. Deselect Automatic selection and manually select the US. This will bring up a dialogue box about needing to change the policy agreements and restart the TV by choosing "Yes". Go ahead and choose "Yes". Hopefully the location will switch to the US without restarting the TV. The reason this matters is that if the TV restarts, the Location reverts to "Others", which makes the content store a region-neutral store that does not have the US apps. Step 3, where you open the content store before changing the location, appears to prevent the TV from restarting. If the TV restarts anyway, open the content store again, then change the location to the US. Hopefully this won't result in a restart.
5) Now go back to the content store. When the store loads, you should have access to the US apps. You may get a "No content" message. Just hit ok and open the store again.
6) Do NOT change the region back to your home region using EZAdjust. Leave it on the US.

The problem with retaining permanent access to the US apps is that restarting the TV makes the location revert to "Others". Trying to access a US app after this happens will result in a message along the lines of "this app is no longer available from the service provider", and the TV will automatically delete the app. Perhaps ensuring that the Quick Startup option is on will help, as this puts the TV in standby mode when you turn it off. If the TV does restart and the location changes, you'll need to repeat steps 3) - 5). It may not be possible to prevent a restart at some point, unless you never turn the TV off.

Also bear in mind that even if you've installed a US app, you'll still need a DNS/VPN to actually use a streaming video service.
Hi, I'm using the LG-PF50KG Webos 3.0 Projection model.
This model should normally have lg magza, but it is not installed on my device. will the region change?
 
The above, with modifications, sort of works. It may not be a permanent solution. Here's what I did with my UK LG TV running Web OS 4.

1) The EZAdjust passcode is 0413, not 0143.
2) Take a note of your home region code. To change to the US, I changed the area code to 1843. You should see the region change to "US".
3) This is important - after changing the area code, open the LG app content store and accept the policy agreements.
4) Then change the Location from the LG Settings to the US. Deselect Automatic selection and manually select the US. This will bring up a dialogue box about needing to change the policy agreements and restart the TV by choosing "Yes". Go ahead and choose "Yes". Hopefully the location will switch to the US without restarting the TV. The reason this matters is that if the TV restarts, the Location reverts to "Others", which makes the content store a region-neutral store that does not have the US apps. Step 3, where you open the content store before changing the location, appears to prevent the TV from restarting. If the TV restarts anyway, open the content store again, then change the location to the US. Hopefully this won't result in a restart.
5) Now go back to the content store. When the store loads, you should have access to the US apps. You may get a "No content" message. Just hit ok and open the store again.
6) Do NOT change the region back to your home region using EZAdjust. Leave it on the US.

The problem with retaining permanent access to the US apps is that restarting the TV makes the location revert to "Others". Trying to access a US app after this happens will result in a message along the lines of "this app is no longer available from the service provider", and the TV will automatically delete the app. Perhaps ensuring that the Quick Startup option is on will help, as this puts the TV in standby mode when you turn it off. If the TV does restart and the location changes, you'll need to repeat steps 3) - 5). It may not be possible to prevent a restart at some point, unless you never turn the TV off.

Also bear in mind that even if you've installed a US app, you'll still need a DNS/VPN to actually use a streaming video service.
Hello, dono if you can help, but thnaks from now ! i did change region and installed required app but then my live tv channels are all gone, even if tv tune to search wont find them so had to go back and reset the TV to get it work again, is there a way around this ? thanks
 

birdr

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Has anyone managed to change the region with WebOS 6.0? Thinking of getting the LG OLED C1, and would like to know if the procedure to change the region is the same Using EZ-Adjust. Can the Services Country and Broadcast country be separated? Thanks in advance.
Did you try this? and did it work? I'm thinking of changing region on a C1 purchased in Russia to the UK if you have any advice.
 

A-onne1

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There is no such app has AnyRemote in Apple store.

Can anyone post any upto date method please.

Lg Webos 5 , trying to change area from UK to USA.

Any help will be appreciated.
 

tanyet71

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Mar 13, 2022
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The above, with modifications, sort of works. It may not be a permanent solution. Here's what I did with my UK LG TV running Web OS 4.

1) The EZAdjust passcode is 0413, not 0143.
2) Take a note of your home region code. To change to the US, I changed the area code to 1843. You should see the region change to "US".
3) This is important - after changing the area code, open the LG app content store and accept the policy agreements.
4) Then change the Location from the LG Settings to the US. Deselect Automatic selection and manually select the US. This will bring up a dialogue box about needing to change the policy agreements and restart the TV by choosing "Yes". Go ahead and choose "Yes". Hopefully the location will switch to the US without restarting the TV. The reason this matters is that if the TV restarts, the Location reverts to "Others", which makes the content store a region-neutral store that does not have the US apps. Step 3, where you open the content store before changing the location, appears to prevent the TV from restarting. If the TV restarts anyway, open the content store again, then change the location to the US. Hopefully this won't result in a restart.
5) Now go back to the content store. When the store loads, you should have access to the US apps. You may get a "No content" message. Just hit ok and open the store again.
6) Do NOT change the region back to your home region using EZAdjust. Leave it on the US.

The problem with retaining permanent access to the US apps is that restarting the TV makes the location revert to "Others". Trying to access a US app after this happens will result in a message along the lines of "this app is no longer available from the service provider", and the TV will automatically delete the app. Perhaps ensuring that the Quick Startup option is on will help, as this puts the TV in standby mode when you turn it off. If the TV does restart and the location changes, you'll need to repeat steps 3) - 5). It may not be possible to prevent a restart at some point, unless you never turn the TV off.

Also bear in mind that even if you've installed a US app, you'll still need a DNS/VPN to actually use a streaming video service.
this won't result in a restart. i didnt fix it? i tried everything but again again open with "others" not usa
 

thaingocduan1

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Oct 11, 2022
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Hi. i want to ask a question, i just bought a lg with code name LG OLED55C22 in slovakia, unfortunately it doesn't have your language, can someone please tell me how to add vietnamese?
Thank you
 

Yigalm

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Dec 30, 2022
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Corrupted OS due to Change in region

I happened to have switched my TV from UAE to UK then to USA. This seems to have made my location-> lg Services Country stuck on loading and thus nothing else seems to work on the TV is there a way to fix this. Does anyone have a firmware file they can share to reset this tv because even resetting tv to initial settings does not work. The IR blaster is unresponsive and thus cant set this manually. Any advice
Hello - I saw you had this problem years ago, I have it now. Have you been able to solve it?
 

Yigalm

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Yeah I fixed it. Does your phone have an ir blaster? Does the normal remote work and can the tv connect to internet? Which model of lg tv do u have?
Yes, both my physical remote and my virtual remote on the phone connect to the TV. It is model 65UK6100Y. The problem is that the TV screen is mainly blank, so I don't see what I do...
 

jethrokane

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Nov 19, 2019
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Yes, both my physical remote and my virtual remote on the phone connect to the TV. It is model 65UK6100Y. The problem is that the TV screen is mainly blank, so I don't see what I do...
So the are 4 solutions:
1. Replace the motherboard. This will be new memory and your tv should work (last solution)
2. Short the motherboard. This will reset it to the 1st version of web is I.e manufacturer OS and you can then update. You will need a replacement motherboard so that in case it spoils you can do 1.
3. Wait for an lg update. This will fix the issues but I never tried this.
4. (The one I did and worked for me) trick the tv to believing there is an update and then update the is: For this there are 2 ways
-install apaches and a dns server on your pic. Get the domain names of lg update centers and then point them at the apache server. In the Apache server put the lg update file in there. I saw how to do it here on coda I’ll look for the article and share with you.
- you can use an app called sure on google playstore that can connect to lg and can force lg tv to downgrade the OS. In this way all you need is the OS what n flash disk (I prefer this)
 

Yigalm

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Would it be possible to give more details on your options 4? What is a reliable source of older OSs? Does any method require using a pointer on the TV? I can use the remote but when I open a webpage I cannot click on anything on the page. Working it out from my laptop or phone would be great.
 

chanyork

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Dec 11, 2008
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Have anyone found the solution for the tuner to working after you change your area option to another region? I just moved from Hong Kong to Australia. My tuner can not find any channel at all and can not start auto tune at all.
 

iGamejump

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Oct 11, 2012
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I switched code from UAE to India. Now to download any app it is asking to login to LG a account.

I'm not able to login with LG UAE account so i created new indian account and tried to login.. Didn't work..

Any wotkaroumd?
 

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    Download AnyRemote app on your smart phone - Make sure your phone has IR Blaster function on it.
    Select your LG TV remote and jump to EzAdjust - Service Menu will appear on your TV after you enter the Password: 0143
    Then change the Area Code to 1793 for USA
    Exit EzAdjust

    Change Location to USA on the LG TV Settings Menu and the TV will Reboot
    If you open the LG TV Content App, you will see the USA Apps for downloading Hulu & other required apps.

    This will also have apps previously downloading running and working in addition to the new downloaded.

    If you see that the Voice Accessibility has activated itself upon setting the Location as USA, please repeat the same steps above to re-set the Area Code back to the same old one, once you have finished downloading all the apps from the current (new) setting.

    Please let me know if this helped :)

    The above, with modifications, sort of works. It may not be a permanent solution. Here's what I did with my UK LG TV running Web OS 4.

    1) The EZAdjust passcode is 0413, not 0143.
    2) Take a note of your home region code. To change to the US, I changed the area code to 1843. You should see the region change to "US".
    3) This is important - after changing the area code, open the LG app content store and accept the policy agreements.
    4) Then change the Location from the LG Settings to the US. Deselect Automatic selection and manually select the US. This will bring up a dialogue box about needing to change the policy agreements and restart the TV by choosing "Yes". Go ahead and choose "Yes". Hopefully the location will switch to the US without restarting the TV. The reason this matters is that if the TV restarts, the Location reverts to "Others", which makes the content store a region-neutral store that does not have the US apps. Step 3, where you open the content store before changing the location, appears to prevent the TV from restarting. If the TV restarts anyway, open the content store again, then change the location to the US. Hopefully this won't result in a restart.
    5) Now go back to the content store. When the store loads, you should have access to the US apps. You may get a "No content" message. Just hit ok and open the store again.
    6) Do NOT change the region back to your home region using EZAdjust. Leave it on the US.

    The problem with retaining permanent access to the US apps is that restarting the TV makes the location revert to "Others". Trying to access a US app after this happens will result in a message along the lines of "this app is no longer available from the service provider", and the TV will automatically delete the app. Perhaps ensuring that the Quick Startup option is on will help, as this puts the TV in standby mode when you turn it off. If the TV does restart and the location changes, you'll need to repeat steps 3) - 5). It may not be possible to prevent a restart at some point, unless you never turn the TV off.

    Also bear in mind that even if you've installed a US app, you'll still need a DNS/VPN to actually use a streaming video service.
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    I'm looking into buying one of the LG OLED TVs but am not familiar with the WebOS app platform LG uses.

    Is it possible to manually switch between country settings to install apps not available on a specific market? Can you somehow combine and run apps from different countries at the same time?

    For example, is there a way to download Hulu from the US alongside the BBC iPlayer from the UK?
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    Yeah I want to know as well.
    Since I can't watch the world up in 4k since I'm in US
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    Download AnyRemote app on your smart phone - Make sure your phone has IR Blaster function on it.
    Select your LG TV remote and jump to EzAdjust - Service Menu will appear on your TV after you enter the Password: 0143
    Then change the Area Code to 1793 for USA
    Exit EzAdjust

    Change Location to USA on the LG TV Settings Menu and the TV will Reboot
    If you open the LG TV Content App, you will see the USA Apps for downloading Hulu & other required apps.

    This will also have apps previously downloading running and working in addition to the new downloaded.

    If you see that the Voice Accessibility has activated itself upon setting the Location as USA, please repeat the same steps above to re-set the Area Code back to the same old one, once you have finished downloading all the apps from the current (new) setting.

    Please let me know if this helped :)
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    Just signed up to say thanks for the detail walkthrough @Rooksx! It was spot on for me. I have a Japanese bought Oled C7p. Unfortunately, even in stand by mode, once I turn the tv off and on again, it deletes the US Vudu and Hulu apps which sucks. You have anymore luck?
    Interestingly, all though the tv deletes many of the apps I download from other country stores, it does seem to keep a few on there. Even after turning the tv off and on at the wall, my Japanese lg still keeps BBC IPlayer, us sling tv and Australia’s Stan apps. Wonder why that is? Not complaining though.

    Thanks again for the great walkthrough dude. Appreciated.

    Glad to hear it's kinda worked. Have you definitely turned on Quick Startup? This seems to be the key for me as for a week now, my TV location has remained the US even after turning the TV off and on. Maybe check if there are any other options that could be more thoroughly shutting your TV's functions down.

    No idea why some apps are retained. I was expecting BBC iPlayer to be automatically deleted when I changed location to the US but it still works fine. It does beg the question though of whether the app will update while my location is the US.