Table of Content
- 1 Is Firestick Jailbreaking Legal?
- 2 How to be safe with jailbroken Firestick?
- 3 Can we jailbreak a Firestick?
- 4 What is Firestick Jailbreaking?
- 5 How To Jailbreak Firestick in 2020
- 6 Prepare Firestick for Jailbreak
- 7 How to prepare Firestick for Jailbreaking?
- 7.1 1. Go To Settings
- 7.2 2. Select Settings
- 7.3 3. Go To Preferences
- 7.4 4. Open Privacy Settings
- 7.5 5. Turn OFF Device Usage Data
- 7.6 6. Select Turn OFF
- 7.7 7. Select Collect App Usage Data
- 7.8 8. Select Turn OFF
- 7.9 9. Select Data Monitoring
- 7.10 10. Turn OFF Data Monitoring
- 7.11 11. Select My Fire TV
- 7.12 12. Go To Developer Options
- 7.13 13. Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources
- 7.14 14. Turn ON the Apps from Unknown Sources
- 8 How To Jailbreak A FireStick Via Downloader
- 9 Steps to Jailbreak a Firestick
- 10 How To Jailbreak Firestick Using ES File Explorer
- 10.0.1 1. Go to the Search option
- 10.0.2 2. Type “ES File Explorer”
- 10.0.3 3. Select “ES File Explorer”
- 10.0.4 4. Select “Download”
- 10.0.5 5. Select “Open”
- 10.0.6 6. Go to “Tools”
- 10.0.7 7. Choose “Download Manager”
- 10.0.8 8. Select “+New”
- 10.0.9 9. Enter “Download URL” and “File Name”
- 10.0.10 10. Enter Download Address
- 10.0.11 11. Enter “Kodi” as filename
- 10.0.12 12. Select “Download Now”
- 10.0.13 13. Wait…
- 10.0.14 14. Select “Open File”
- 10.0.15 15. Select “Install”
- 10.0.16 16. Again select “Install”
- 10.0.17 17. Wait… Kodi is installing
- 10.0.18 18. Select “Open”
- 11 How To Jailbreak Firestick 4K with Cinema HD
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you the complete process of Jailbreak Firestick. I'm attaching the all necessary images and screenshots of steps. So, you don't face any issues while performing the steps.
This Firestick Jailbreaking process works for all the Amazon Fire TV devices. It doesn't matter if you have 1st generation, 2nd generation or the 3rd generation Fire TV, Fire TV Stick (4K) or Fire TV Cube.
Why need to spend money on Jailbroken Firestick if you can do it yourself within a few minutes? I've gone through various Forums, Q&A Sites, and Facebook groups where are many cord-cutters asking for- How to jailbreak a Firestick?
Even many of them decided to buy a jailbroken Firestick or even bought for double the money brand-new Firestick costs. Just sideloading some apps on Fire TV Stick that provides free movies and tv shows are termed as Firestick Jailbreaking.
Is Firestick Jailbreaking Legal?
There are various methods to Jailbreak a Firestick. Now it totally depends upon the method used to jailbreak a Firestick. So, we can't say Jailbreaking a Firestick is legal or illegal.
People mostly install Kodi on Firestick to watch free movies and tv shows. Kodi is totally legal to use but only if you use official Kodi add-ons for watching movies and shows. But, here are some Best Jailbroken Firestick Apps.
Any third-party Kodi add-ons are not safe because they pull-out streaming links from various illegal sources like Torrents.
How to be safe with jailbroken Firestick?
The government and ISP monitor their users' streaming activities. Using Jailbroken Firestick Apps could lead you into legal trouble. You can hide your identity and activity with Express VPN.
Express VPN provides 100% anonymity and No-Logging at the server end. It's the fastest and best VPN for streaming and unblocking geo-restrictions. Also, it provides a 30-day money-back guarantee. Currently, they're offering a 49% discount on a 12-month plan.
To be 100% safe, you must enable the auto-connect and kill-switch feature of Express VPN. Here is the Express VPN setup guide for Firestick.
Can we jailbreak a Firestick?
Amazon Fire TV devices are running on Android-based Fire OS. It's a custom coded version of the Android platform. That's why Amazon Firestick supports all Android apps.
The second (2nd) generation Fire TV devices are running on Fire OS 5 and it is equivalent to Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) while third (3rd) generation Fire TV devices are running on Fire OS 6 and this version is equivalent to Android 7.1.2 (Nougat).
If you heard about Android Rooting OR Android Jailbreaking then it's clear that we can also jailbreak a firestick device. Android jailbreaking requires custom patched boot image and lots of command knowledge to perform the steps.
Here you don't have to play with codes, commands, and scripts. We simply change some default settings and side-load a couple of apps. These apps will provide a bunch of free movies and shows to stream.
With these methods, we can jailbreak a firestick without a PC or computer. But, if you want to jailbreak a firestick with PC, I'll show you these methods too.
What is Firestick Jailbreaking?
The concept of Firestick Jailbreaking started in July 2015. Amazon has taken strong action against low cost or free to use apps. In June 2015, Amazon has removed the world's popular media player application, Kodi from Amazon App Store.
With this step of Amazon, Firestick users lost a source to watch free movies and shows. Now, the trend of Firestick hacking aka Jailbreaking started.
Fire OS is an Android-based operating system so we have an option to side-load third-party apps on Firestick. So, users started side-loading Kodi APK on FireStick via various methods. This process is known as Firestick Jailbreaking…
How To Jailbreak Firestick in 2020
Here are the steps to jailbreak a firestick device in 2020-
- Go to Firestick Home.
- Go to Settings.
- Select My Preferences.
- Open Privacy Setting.
- Select Device Data Usage.
- Now Turn OFF.
- Select Collect Apps Usage Data.
- Choose Turn OFF.
- Go back and Turn OFF Data Monitoring.
- Now go back and select Developer Options.
- Choose Apps from Unknown Sources.
- Select Enable.
- Press the Home button on Firestick remote.
- Go to the Search menu.
- Type Downloader.
- Press the Download button.
- Open Downloader.
- Now type the following URL- https://firestickhelp.com/kapk.
- Wait, a file is downloading on your Firestick.
- Now select Install.
- Wait… Kodi is installing on your Firestick.
- Now select Open.
There are more various methods to jailbreak a brand new firestick. Here in this guide, I'm going to show you the five different methods to jailbreak firestick.
Here are those five methods mentioned-
- Jailbreak FireStick Via Downloader
- Jailbreak FireStick Via ES File Explorer
- Jailbreak FireStick Via Third-party App Store
- Jailbreak FireStick Via PC (Commands mentioned)
- Jailbreak FireStick Via Filelinked (DroidAdmin)
Before starting, you must have to prepare your Firestick to jailbreak. These are some common and easy steps that you must have to perform before starting any methods.
Note- You do not need to apply all five methods of Jailbreaking a Firestick. Only one method of your choice is sufficient for complete jailbreaking.
Prepare Firestick for Jailbreak
Follow the steps below to Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick-
- Go to “Settings“.
- Select “My Preferences“.
- Open “Privacy Settings“.
- Select “Device Usage Data“.
- Choose “Turn OFF“.
- Now select “Collect Apps Usage Data“.
- Select “Turn OFF“.
- Press the “Back” button on the remote.
- Select “Data Monitoring“.
- “Turn OFF” Data Monitoring.
- Press the “Back” button two times.
- Scroll “Right” and select “My Fire TV“.
- Go to “Developer Options“.
- Select “Apps from Unknown Sources“.
- “Enable” Apps from Unknown Sources.
How to prepare Firestick for Jailbreaking?
In order to jailbreak your Fire TV device, follow these steps-
1. Go To Settings
Using your Firestick remote, go to the Settings option showing at the most right position.
2. Select Settings
Now, press the OK button on your Fire TV Stick remote to select the Settings option. After that, press the bottom arrow button on the remote.
3. Go To Preferences
Again use your firestick remote and press the right arrow button and select the Preferences option there.
4. Open Privacy Settings
Using your Firestick remote, open the Privacy Settings of your device.
5. Turn OFF Device Usage Data
Amazon Fire TV developers collecting anonymous data for rectifying bugs and error. I recommend you to Disable this option before jailbreaking a FireStick.
6. Select Turn OFF
This is a warning message, ignore it and select Turn OFF.
7. Select Collect App Usage Data
Another option by which Amazon developers tracking your apps usage activity. Turn OFF this option as well.
8. Select Turn OFF
Again, you should ignore the warning pop-up and select Turn OFF.
9. Select Data Monitoring
Press the back button on your remote, you'll find these options on your TV screen. Now again press the select button to open the Data Monitoring option.
10. Turn OFF Data Monitoring
Press the OK button on firestick remote to Turn OFF Data Monitoring.
11. Select My Fire TV
Once you Turned OFF Data Monitoring, press the back button to jump to the main menu. Select My Fire TV from the list.
12. Go To Developer Options
13. Turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources
By default, this option kept disabled by developers. It must be enabled to install any third-party apps on the FireStick device. To enable this, press the OK button on your Fire TV Remote.
14. Turn ON the Apps from Unknown Sources
Boom! Now, your device is ready for jailbreaking… Choose any one method from below and apply it to your device. You can hack firestick to watch free movies and shows.
Kodi is the most popular and flexible media center application which provides an option to watch free movies, shows, documentary, videos, podcast, music, weathers and live TV and Radio channels.
So, I'm installing Kodi on Firestick to jailbreak it… However, if you want a different app for Firestick jailbreaking then you can always opt for your choice. Here is a fresh and working list of apps.
How To Jailbreak A FireStick Via Downloader
Downloader is the most popular Firestick application to download APK files. Even, it supports direct installation of APK to FireStick.
Follow these steps to Jailbreak Firestick using Downloader-
- Go to the “Search” option.
- Type “Downloader” in the search bar.
- Select “Downloader“.
- Choose the “Download” button.
- Select “Open“.
- Go to “Settings“.
- Back to Downloader “Home“.
- Type download URL- https://firestickhelp.com/kapk
- Select “Go“.
- Wait… Kodi APK file is being downloaded.
- Select the “Install” button.
- Wait for 20 seconds… Kodi installation has been started.
- Select “Open” and enjoy free movies and shows on Firestick.
Steps to Jailbreak a Firestick
Here are detailed steps to jailbreak a firestick-
2. Type Downloader
3. Select Download
4. Open Downloader
5. Go to Settings
7. Select Yes
8. Enter Download URL
The latest version of Kodi is Leia 18.6. Enter this URL to download Kodi Latest Version APK file- https://firestickhelp.com/kapk
9. Wait for a couple of seconds…
10. Select Install
11. Wait for another 30 seconds
12. Select Open
Awesome…! Kodi has been successfully installed yours have successfully jailbreak your Firestick without PC. Now, you can install any Kodi addons and watch free movies or tv shows for free of cost.
How To Jailbreak Firestick Using ES File Explorer
Perform these steps to jailbreak firestick via ES File Explorer-
- Go to the “Search” option.
- Search for “ES File Explorer“.
- Hit the “Download” button.
- Wait for a couple of seconds… ES File Explorer is being installed.
- Now, hit the “Open” button.
- Go to Tools>Download Manager.
- Add a New download task.
- Enter Download URL- https://firestickhelp.com/kapk
- Enter the Filename.
- Select the “Download Now” button.
- Wait for few seconds then select Open File.
- Select Install.
- Again, choose Install.
- Wait… Kodi is installing.
- Select Open.
1. Go to the Search option
2. Type “ES File Explorer”
3. Select “ES File Explorer”
4. Select “Download”
5. Select “Open”
6. Go to “Tools”
7. Choose “Download Manager”
8. Select “+New”
9. Enter “Download URL” and “File Name”
10. Enter Download Address
Here is the download link of Kodi APK– https://firestickhelp.com/kapk
11. Enter “Kodi” as filename
12. Select “Download Now”
14. Select “Open File”
15. Select “Install”
16. Again select “Install”
17. Wait… Kodi is installing
18. Select “Open”
Kodi has been installed on your FireStick device. Now, you can install any Kodi addon to watch your favorite Movies and Shows on FireStick for free of cost. There are thousands of Kodi Add-ons available from the various repositories.
How To Jailbreak Firestick 4K with Cinema HD
Cinema HD APK is one of the most popular streaming application that provides tons of free movies and tv shows at no subscription.
It's one of the most trending apps to Jailbreak Firestick with Cinema APK and watches plenty of free movies and shows.
Follow these steps to jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick with Cinema HD-
1- Enable Unknown Sources
Read the above steps to learn- how to enable unknown sources on Firestick and disable Data Monitoring.
2- Open Downloader
If you have installed Downloader already, go to My Apps & Game and launch Downloader. Else, read the above steps to install Downloader on Firestick.
3- Type Cinema APK Download Address
Cinema APK v2 is the latest and most stable version and working flawlessly on Firestick & Android TV. Type this URL to get the APK file- https://firestickhelp.com/cinema
Cinema HD APK file is downloading on your Fire TV. Wait for a few seconds to get downloaded.
5- Click Install
Here the Cinema HD is ready to install. Click on the install button and follow on-screen instructions.
Cinema HD is installing on your device. You have to wait for a couple of seconds to get it installed.
7- Open Cinema APK
That's it. Cinema HD has been installed on Firestick. First of all, connect to a VPN server to ensure your privacy because of Cinema APK pulling-out Copyright streaming links.
A good VPN ensures 100% anonymity and hides your activities and locations.
That's it. Now you can watch thousands of fresh movies and shows on Firestick. This process is often known for Firestick Jailbreaking.
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