“A Jailbroken Firestick allow users to go beyond the restriction imposed by Amazon on Fire TV users. In this guide, I am going to show you a step by step tutorial to Jailbreak a brand new FireStick 4K.
If you're aiming to Jailbreak a 3rd generation Firestick which are running over Fire OS 184.108.40.206 then this guide is most suitable for you. However, I already written another Firestick Jailbreaking guide for earlier version of Fire OS.”
An Overview Of Amazon Fire TV Stick & FireStick 4K
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Amazon has invented a tiny and handful device which can stream thousands of videos and other IPTV contents from popular video streaming providers like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Crackle, etc...
Just plug this device into an HDMI input and enjoy everything from the internet. Amazon Firestick regularly trying to provide better streaming experience through it's Fire OS updates. Currently, the latest version of Fire OS is 220.127.116.11 and this update rolled out for Fire TV Stick 4K on 4th March 2019.
All About Fire OS & Release History
Fire OS are developed by Amazon and it's totally based on Android operating system. We can say, Fire OS is just a customized version of Android OS.
It supporting all the Android applications. The Fire OS is optimized for unnecessary RAM and storage consumption...
That's why, FireStick running smoothly even with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage.
Amazon developer team continuously improving it and fixing existing bugs reported by users and automatic feedback.
Some of their Fire OS update history are listed below...
Fire OS v18.104.22.168 (Build NS6263/2349)
Fire OS v22.214.171.124 (Build NS6260/1840)
Fire OS v126.96.36.199 (Build 632552020)
Fire OS v188.8.131.52 (Build NS6258/1607)
Fire OS v184.108.40.206 (Build 630508620)
Fire OS v220.127.116.11 (Build 630508520)
Fire OS v18.104.22.168 (Build 630508320)
Fire OS v22.214.171.124 (Build NS6258/1604)
Fire TV Stick 4K
Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube & Fire TV 3
FireStick 1, FireStick 2, Fire TV 1 & Fire TV 2
Fire TV 3 & Fire TV Cube
Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, FireStick 1, FireStick 2
Fire TV Edition 1 (Element & Westinghouse)
Fire TV 1, Fire Tv 2, FireStick 1, FireStick 2, Fire TV Edition 1
Fire TV 3, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K
3 April 2019
4 March 2019
1 March 2019
11 January 2019
11 January 2019
10 January 2019
19 December 2018
13 December 2018
These are some Fire OS update history and every update got some bug fixes to improve the performance of Fire TV devices. These updates were patched those devices who tried to their hack firestick.
It means, amazon Fire OS jailbreaking and gaining complete root access is not as simple as you think. Moreover, every updates fixing the device. However, the process may break your device and you loose the warranty.
So, some of developers tried to find an alternative of amazon firestick jailbreaking so that you can enjoy free movies and tv shows and keep the Fire TV safe from breaking.
A new method of Firestick jailbreaking invented where we can install some free streaming apps like Kodi, Terrarium TV, SwiftStreamz, Live NetTV, FreeFlix HQ, Showbox, Mediabox HD, etc. to watch free movies and tv shows.
Is Firestick Jailbreak Legal?
Jailbreaking is a process of gaining root access to any operating system. But, here we are not going to hack firestick operating system. We will just install few streaming apps which provides free contents to watch.
Firestick jailbreak with Terrarium TV is not available as of now. Because, in September 2018, Terrarium TV was officially shut down. Though, there are many alternatives of Terrarium TV is available. But, we'll try to jailbreak firestick 4K with Kodi.
Because, Kodi is the most popular software for streaming movies, tv shows and live tv channels. But, there are many Kodi addons which provides copyrighted contents and it's an illegal crime. So, I can say- Firestick Jailbreaking is legal with Kodi (if we use official addons) but illegal if Kodi addons streaming copyrighted materials.
How To Jailbreak FireStick 4K?
These steps will jailbreak firestick 4k (3rd generation) easily-
- Plug TV and Firestick power adapter to a power socket.
- Plug-in Firestick 4K to your TV HDMI port.
- Using your TV remote, select the screen source as HDMI where FireStick inserted.
- Connect Fire TV Stick with a WiFi network.
- Setup FireStick with an Amazon account.
- Now, press the Home button on the FireStick remote.
- Scroll right using Firestick remote and select Settings.
- Go to Preferences.
- Select Privacy settings.
- Turn OFF Device Data Usage.
- Now turn OFF Collect Apps Usage Data.
- Go back and Turn OFF Device Data Monitoring.
- Again press the back button on your FireStick remote.
- Select My Fire TV.
- Choose Developer Options.
- Turn ON ADB Debugging.
- Allow Apps from Unknown Sources.
- Press the Home button on the remote.
- Go to the Search option.
- Type Downloader.
- Select the Download button.
- Now, Open Downloader.
- Go to Settings.
- Confirm the pop-up.
- Go to Downloader Home and type the following URL– https://firestickhelp.com/kapk.
- Wait for a few seconds, the file is downloading.
- Select Install.
- Your Fire TV Stick 4K has been jailbroken. Now, install any of these 4K HD add-ons to watch free movies and shows.
Step by step process to Jailbreak Firestick 4K
Follow these steps on your Fire TV Stick 4K to jailbreak with Kodi-
1- Open Firestick
2- Go to Settings
3- Select My Fire TV
4- Go To Developer Options
5-Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources
6- Confirm the Pop Up
7- Select Preferences
Once you enabled Unknown Sources installation, press the back button on your remote and under the settings option, you'll find Preferences, just click on that.
8- Open Privacy Settings
Here we'll disable some anonymous data sending option. It's an important step you have to follow to Jailbreak FireStick 4K or Fire TV Cube.
9- Turn OFF Device Usage Data
10- Confirm the Pop Up to Turn OFF
11- Turn OFF Collect App Usage Data
Collect App Usage Data is an option which send your activities to developers. It help them to fix any error in the next update. In order to Jailbreak, you should keep this OFF.
12- Confirm to Turn OFF
13- Select Data Monitoring
Press the back button on Firestick remote and select Data Monitoring option.
14- Turn OFF Data Monitoring
15- Go to Firestick Home
If you disabled Data Monitoring and all above options, press the Home button on Firestick remote to jump to Home. Now, press the left button on the remote to select Search option (Magnifying Glass Icon).
16- Open Search option
17- Type Downloader
18- Select Download
19- Open Downloader
20- Go to Settings
22- Select YES
23- Enter Download Address
25- Select Install
27- Open Kodi
Your Firestick 4K has been successfully jail-broken with Kodi. Now, you can install any add-ons to watch movies or tv shows. Here is a list of working Kodi addons, offering free movies and tv shows.
It's not safe without a VPN. I recommend you to download Express VPN and connect to an offshore server. Express VPN is fast and secure for Kodi addons streaming.
Table of Content
- 1 An Overview Of Amazon Fire TV Stick & FireStick 4K
- 2 Is Firestick Jailbreak Legal?
- 3 How To Jailbreak FireStick 4K?
- 4 Step by step process to Jailbreak Firestick 4K
- 4.1 1- Open Firestick
- 4.2 2- Go to Settings
- 4.3 3- Select My Fire TV
- 4.4 4- Go To Developer Options
- 4.5 5-Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources
- 4.6 6- Confirm the Pop Up
- 4.7 7- Select Preferences
- 4.8 8- Open Privacy Settings
- 4.9 9- Turn OFF Device Usage Data
- 4.10 10- Confirm the Pop Up to Turn OFF
- 4.11 11- Turn OFF Collect App Usage Data
- 4.12 12- Confirm to Turn OFF
- 4.13 13- Select Data Monitoring
- 4.14 14- Turn OFF Data Monitoring
- 4.15 15- Go to Firestick Home
- 4.16 16- Open Search option
- 4.17 17- Type Downloader
- 4.18 18- Select Download
- 4.19 19- Open Downloader
- 4.20 20- Go to Settings
- 4.22 22- Select YES
- 4.23 23- Enter Download Address
- 4.24 24- Wait
- 4.25 25- Select Install
- 4.26 26- Wait
- 4.27 27- Open Kodi