(4 Steps) How to Jailbreak Vizio Smart TV

VIZIO SmartCast TVs have brought the ultimate home theater experience for over 12 million worldwide users. It’s cheap, yet does not compromise with quality. Numerous users have given positive reviews on having a Vizio TV at home. The exceptional SmartCast technology is a must to have at home for you and your families to have a complete experience.

Despite several dysfunctionalities that users often face, Vizio TVs are indeed a remarkable brand. We have always helped out to tackle various problems with easy steps and explanations.

Now, we are going to acknowledge some actual features that the public may not have access to or might not be aware of. In this article, we shall discuss how to enjoy the complete potential of the Vizio smart TV. We are going to talk about how to jailbreak the Vizio smart TV.

To jailbreak means to bring down all restrictions on the app and channel access for users. Moreover, these restrictions are present in all Smart TVs, and Vizio TV is not an exception.

Can you jailbreak apps on Vizio TV?

Yes, you can. Once you jailbreak your Vizio TV, you can easily download various apps that were absent initially. As is the practice, many smart TV brands have such in-built restrictions that prevent you from accessing more features or including your preferred apps in your Vizio smart TV.

It is not a crime to remove these restrictions for our easy access, nor is it hard to go about with the jailbreak. This article can help you understand how to jailbreak Vizio Smart TV, accurately.

Why Jailbreak Vizio smart TV?

TV companies insist on how many facilities they offer to their users. And in any smart TV out there, we come across various hacks to unlock features that your TV companies might not really want you to know. And the same applies to Vizio SmartCast TVs.

The surplus amount of features offered by smart TVs are definitely beyond compare. Therefore, overcoming these restrictions is of great merit for you. Because you get to access all and every aspect of your Vizio TV.

Whether it is downloading an android app or accessing every channel that is unavailable for you, jail breaking helps you get through these difficulties.

To perform an efficient jailbreak, you must follow the instructions given below carefully and execute each step without missing out on any.

It is not impossible to bring about this accessibility, as much as it may seem like a complex mechanism. We are here to help you with that. So read on to know more.

Let’s get started

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How to Jail break Vizio Smart TV

1. Update firmware

First things first, make sure you don’t have any pending firmware updates. The action of software unlocking (Ja*l br**king) requires a particular version of firmware that comes with ARM.

You don’t have to worry about that, as long as your firmware updates are punctual and complete.

So, that marks the first step, and to be more precise, you may cross-check the firmware version that you last updated. If you don’t know which version you have updated, no worries, as long as you have recently performed an update.

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Here are the steps to check for the latest firmware update details.

  • Go to the Vizio TV Support website and search for firmware updates, via your laptop.
  • A link will be provided on the screen for your updates.
  • Also, they would have presented the latest version of firmware that needs to be downloaded to your TV.

Click here to know more on how to fix Vizio TV update problems.

2. Download Code convertor

Here is a brief explanation of what a code convertor is and what it does. It is, originally, a useful app for Samsung smart device users.

And you can download it from any downloading website. This application converts the generic language into the language recognizable by your Vizio TV.

So, now, all that is left to do is give the right code and let it get converted into the required form.

With this application, you can proceed to the next steps.

3. Search for code

On your remote, press the search button and type in ‘CODE’. Navigate using the arrows and move towards ‘Enter’ and click it.

After following the above step, you will find the ‘Code Convertor’ icon on the screen.

Click on it. Do not get worked up by the upcoming step.

We are going to perform a simple change in the generic code recognized by the TV.

4. Convert Secret Code

So, the app is designed in such a way that once you have opened it, you will find ‘Press enter to continue’ displayed on the screen.

Follow the instruction and press enter on your remote. Next, you will find two sets of options.

  • In the space provided above the title ‘Convert from’, type in the digits ‘1-8-9-1’.
  • Then, from the list given below the title ‘Convert from’, checkbox the ‘Hexadecimal’ option.
  • Now move to the adjacent lists provided under the title ‘Convert to’ and checkbox ‘Binary’.
  • Click on the ‘Convert’ button down below.
  • You will notice the space above the title ‘Convert to’ fill with digits 1 and 0.

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Here we have converted a simple code into its binary form. Your Vizio TV is able to recognize this form and hence respond accordingly.

That means it has now given you access to approximately 1700 channels originally included in your TV.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Attempting to jailbreak a Vizio Smart TV can void warranties, lead to security risks, and potentially illegal activity. Proceed at your own risk, and consider safer, legal alternatives for modifying your device’s functionality.

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The above article has brought in the simplest method of ja*l-breaking your Vizio Smart TV. Along with a crisp explanation, we have presented you with a step-by-step guide on performing this action. Hope you found this article useful.

Further Reading:

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