The Amazon Firestick is a media streaming device that lets you stream videos, install apps, play music, and much more through your TV. It’s a device build on an Android platform and it revitalizes your old TV into a smart one for cheap. You just need to plug the firestick into your TV’s HDMI port and you are ready to go and enjoy the features of a Smart TV.
What is jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick?
Jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick will allow you to watch thousands of Movies, TV Series, Sports, TV Shows, Live Channels, and many more for free. When you jailbreak the device you are essentially removing all restrictions that you have to the device. Usually, the manufacturers put these restrictions in place so that you pay for the content that you want to watch but with this method, you can sideload whatever you want even if it’s not in the Amazon App Store.
Jailbreaking means that you installed modded firmware and do modifications on the system but this is not the case here, it’s just the term that is the same. This method allows you to open applications that are not on the Amazon App Store through your TV Fire Stick without violating the original firmware.
Where Can You Buy Firesticks?
If you are looking for how to Jailbreak a TV Fire Stick without even owning one already then don’t worry because we will tell you where you can buy the cheapest ones. There are online stores where you can find it but even some local retail stores pick the one that is most comfortable for you.
Retail Stores where you can find the Amazon Fire Stick :
Best Buy, Staples, Target, Fry’s, Radio Shack, Gamestop, B and H, Amazon Books, Electronic Express, Shopko, Toys R Us, Sears, P.C. Richard & Son, Meijer, HH Gregg, Fred Meyer.
And if you don’t have any of those stores close to you then you can find them on the Amazon website obviously.
The History of Jailbreaking Firestick
Every TV Fire Stick comes equipped with Amazon App Store from where you can find and install applications easily. That means that there is a regulated market that Amazon controls and verifies every app that is on there. Because of that Amazon has taken a stance to remove all apps that promote free and low-cost streaming services.
The most noticeable ban happened in 2015 where they banned the Kodi application and this made a large number of users unhappy. This moment was the time that almost everyone started jailbreaking their devices so that they can install the very popular app that was banned. Many developers caught on to this and started producing more apps where you can have free or low-cost services.
How to Jailbreak Firestick Instructions and Screenshots
Below you will find a step by step guide with screenshots that will help you jailbreak your Amazon TV Fire Stick. You will find the tutorial for both the old and new Fire Stick Interface so don’t worry we have you covered.
How to Jailbreak Old Fire Stick TV Interface – Screenshot Guide
Here you will find all the necessary steps to jailbreak the Fire Stick TV with the old Interface. This will include the Amazon Firestick 4K, Fire TV Televisions, 1st gen Fire TV Cube, and older models of the Amazon Firestick. Let’s get started with the tutorial.
Step 1. From the Home Screen, open the Search Bar and Search for Downloader.
Step 2. Click on the Downloader icon.
Step 3. Click Download.
Step 4. Wait until the app installs and then open it.
Step 5.Choose Allow.
Step 6.Click OK.
Step 7. After clicking OK you enter the application’s main screen. Now go back to your device’s home screen.
Step 8. Go to Settings.
Step 9. Choose ‘My Fire TV’.
Step 10.Select Developer Options.
Step 11.Turn on Apps from Unkown Services.
Pay attention here because if you are using a Firestick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, you will need to click Install Unkown Apps.
Step 12. Find and click ‘Downloader’. If it says ‘ON’ it’s enabled to install unknown sources for app installations.
That’s it now you can side-load have access to tons of apps from the Downloader application.
How to Jailbreak New Fire Stick TV Interface – Screenshot Guide
If you are using a Fire TV Stick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, follow these simple steps below for jailbreaking your device. Let’s get started with the steps required to make this possible.
Step 1. From your Home Screen hover over the ‘Find’ tab and click on the ‘Search’ icon.
Step 2.Search for ‘Downloader’ in the search box.
Step 3. Select the Downloader application.
Step 4. Click Download.
Step 5. Wait for the app to finish the installation process and you will see a popup saying ‘Ready to Launch’.
Step 6. Return to the Home Screen and open Settings.
Step 7. Select ‘My Fire TV’.
Step 8. Choose Developer Options.
Step 9. Select ‘Install unknown apps’.
Step 10. Find the Downloader app and click it.
Step 11. Now you will see ON below the Downloader app as shown in the picture below.
That’s it now you have successfully finished the jailbreaking process of the Amazon Fire Sticks with the New Interface.
Jailbreak Firestick Kodi Instructions
In this section, we will talk about how to install Kodi on your brand new jailbroken TV Fire Stick. This instruction will go step by step until the application is installed, assuming that you have done the necessary steps for your device. Also, there will be screenshots provided for every step of the way so don’t worry we have you covered. Let’s get started with the instructions.
Step 1. Open the Downloader Application.
Step 2. Click the ‘OK’ button on your remote to open the keyboard and type in the address for Kodi 18.9 which is troypoint.com/kodistable. Click the ‘GO’ button after typing in the address and Kodi download will begin.
Step 3. Click on the ‘Install’ button on the Kodi setup window.
Step 4. Wait for Kodi to finish installing on your device.
Step 5. Click on the ‘Done’ button after Kodi has finished installing.
Step 6. Click the ‘Delete’ button as that will remove the installation files for Kodi and will free valuable space in your Fire TV Stick.
Step 7. Click Delete Again.
Step 8. Go to the Home Screen and under Apps & Channels category click ‘See All’.
Step 9. Highlight the Kodi shortcut and click the options button on your TV Fire Stick remote.
Step 10. Move Kodi to the front of the list and click the ‘OK’ button from your remote. This way you will always see it in front.
Step 11. Launch the Kodi application and click ‘Continue’.
Step 12. Click ‘Allow’.
Step 13. You are now going to see the Kodi home screen.
That’s it with these steps you have successfully installed Kodi on the newly jailbroken TV Fire Stick device. Enjoy the free content and remember us when you do it!
Jailbreak Firestick Apps for On-Demand Movies & TV Shows
Kodi it’s the best media player application on the TV Fire Sticks platform but that on its own it’s not going to do much for you. Almost everyone who uses Kodi will also install addons that extend the functionality of it massively. One of the best addons for Kodi is ‘The Crew’, with it you can watch Movies and TV Shows.
Below you will find the step by step instructions as how to install ‘The Crew’ addon for your Kodi media player. There will be a screenshot included for every step of the guide so that you understand it better. Let’s get started.
Step 1. Launch Kodi and Click on the Settings Icon.
Step 2. Click System.
Step 3. Select Add-ons and turn on ‘Unknown Sources’ if it’s not already on.
Step 4. Click ‘Yes’ on the warning popup.
Step 5. Go back to the System page and select ‘File Manager’.
Step 6. Click Add Source.
Step 7. Click <None>, rename it to whatever, and type the following URL -> https://team-crew.github.io and click Ok.
Step 8. Go back to your System screen and click Add-ons.
Step 9. Click ‘Install from zip file.’
Step 10. Choose the name you assigned the media file in step 7.
Step 11. Click repository.thecrew-0.0.1.zip.
Step 12. Wait for The Crew Add-on to be installed and the message to appear.
Step 13. Click ‘Install from Repository’.
Step 14. Choose ‘The Crew’.
Step 15. Choose ‘Video add-ons’.
Step 16. Choose ‘The Crew’ again.
Step 17. Click the ‘Install’ button. A popup will appear after that, click ‘OK’ on that too.
Step 18. Wait for ‘The Crew’ to finish installing and the popup to appear. If you want to execute the wizard then click Yes if not, No.
Step 19. Go back to the Home Screen and scroll down to Add-ons. There you will find ‘The Crew’ addon icon. Select it to open the application.
That’s it now you have successfully installed ‘The Crew’ addon for Kodi which will let you stream movies and TV Shows for free.
Jailbreak Firestick Apps for Live TV
Earlier in the article, we talked about how you can install any application that you won’t find in the Amazon App Store using the Downloader app. Well if you go back and follow the same steps you can install a lot of other applications with that method. I begin this section with that statement because if you want to watch Live TV Channels that you don’t have, for free then you would need to install an IPTV application.
With this IPTV app, you can watch your favorite channels on cable or satellite packages. If you are a sports fan you will love this app and it will save you a lot of money as well. However, it’s reported that there are some slight buffering issues but if you don’t get bothered by them you are okay.
Jailbreak Firestick Apps for Miscellaneous Utilities
In this section, we will show you some essential miscellaneous utility applications that are a must-have when you jailbreak your Fire Stick TV device. These are all apps that the users of these jailbroken devices can’t live without, so you have nothing to lose when you install them. Let’s get started with the list.
Mouse Toggle for Amazon Firestick
This is the number one must-have application after you have jailbroken your device. What it does is that it enables you to have a mouse cursor on your screen. This is really important because some of the applications that you will sideload are not going to be made with TVs in mind so that means they won’t work with your remote. That’s the number one reason that you should install this application as soon as possible.
Android TV App Store
One of the drawbacks of these devices that run on Android is that they don’t have the Google Play Store available, there’s only the Amazon App Store. There are quite a few good apps you can get from there but nothing compares with the huge amount of applications you have with the Play Store. Although you can’t install it on this device there is a similar one that has a lot of great apps too, and it’s called Apotoide TV.
If you wish to search the internet using your Fire Stick device then Amazon has you covered here. Previously there wasn’t a browser available in the Amazon App Store and users had to sideload Google Chrome or Firefox but now things have changed. This browser that Amazon has developed is quite good and will get the job done.
Jailbreak Firestick for Gaming
With its sideloading abilities, your TV Fire Stick will turn into an old-school gaming console. There are quite a few retro games that you can play on your TV and that’s done using an emulator. You can emulate games from Classic consoles such as Atari, GameBoy, PlayStation, Nintendo, and many more. One of these apps that can help you achieve that is the ‘Happy Chick’ emulator it has almost all the popular games from back in the day and can be installed with the method we explained earlier in this article.
Jailbreak Firestick for Music
In addition to watching your favorite TV Shows or Movies, playing retro games, streaming Live TV Channels, and watching your favorite team play sports, you can also stream music. Firesticks seem like they can do everything with just a single internet connection. You can find many popular streaming apps that will guarantee quality streaming for music. Your streaming experience using your TV Fire Stick will not disappoint since it’s better than the streaming activities for Live TV.
Jailbreak Firestick FAQ
Is it illegal to jailbreak a firestick?
No, it is not illegal to jailbreak a Firestick or Fire TV, but what you might access after you do it might be. So always be safe and use a VPN to protect your identity online from hackers and from the government
Can a Fire TV Stick 4K be jailbroken?
Yeap you can jailbreak the old interface devices and the new interface ones. We have shown both methods of how you can do that in this article.
Will I damage my Firestick if I jailbreak it?
No, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article we aren’t going to change the firmware so no damage will be done to your device.