In this article, we will learn how to jailbreak Amazon FireStick and get access to the free content, available abundantly on the internet.
FireStick is a small device that instantly converts any HDMI TV into a smart TV. Designed by Amazon, this device connects you to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and more. FireStick is one of the most popular media devices used by millions worldwide.
But, the only challenge is that to watch the video content, you need a paid subscription to most entertainment services FireStick supports. And, no one service offers access to all the online content at one place. Due to copyright and licensing issues, your favorite movies and shows are separately hosted across various entertainment services. Therefore, to watch the content, you must also subscribe to each streaming service separately. That not only a lot of hassle but also costs you a great deal of money.
What if I told you there was a way to get all your favorite content at one place and that too for free? Yes, it’s possible and you can do that by jailbreaking your FireStick. I am now going to show you how to jailbreak a firestick device in simple steps. Keep reading!
How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV / FireStick
Note: Don’t get scammed by the online retailers selling the jailbroken FireStick. They charge you extra for something that you can get yourself completely free. It is also not a very good idea to buy the device that has been taken out of the box before being shipped. Buy the brand-new FireStick with stock firmware and apps and use the method elaborated in this guide to jailbreak amazon Fire Stick for free.
PART 1: Configure Fire TV / Stick to Allow Jailbreak
Jailbreaking process requires us to install a third-party app Kodi. The third-party apps are those that are not hosted on the Amazon Store. For security purposes, your FireStick device prevents installation of such apps using a default security setting. This is the setting we need to change to install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV or FireStick.
Follow the steps below:
#1. Go to the FireStick home-screen by pressing the home button on the remote.
#2. Now, navigate to Settings on the menu bar on the top of the screen
#3. Go ahead and navigate to ‘Devices’ in the Settings and click it
#4. Next, select and open ‘Developer options’
#5. Now highlight ‘Apps from Unknown Sources’ and turn it ON if it is OFF.
#6. When you see the following warning message, click ‘Yes’ to keep the changes you just made. Don’t worry about the warning message as what we are going to do in this guide is completely safe.
Note: While you are in the ‘Developer options’ in the Device settings, it would be a good idea to turn ON ‘ADB debugging’ also.
Now, we will learn how to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick.
PART 2: Jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick
As I told you already, we will need to install Kodi to jailbreak Amazon FireStick. This is the most important and the concluding part of the whole jailbreak process. Kodi opens the gates to the world of free content on your FireStick device. It lets you stream your favorite shows and movies for free, for which you earlier had to pay the subscription fee.
Note: I do not condone copyright violation in any way. This is why I recommend streaming only the free content available in the public domain.
I am going to show you how to jailbreak Amazon FireStick with Downloader app.
You can install Downloader on FireStick by selecting the search option from the home screen. Here, type in ‘Downloader’ and select the ‘Downloader App’ from the search results. Now, all you need to do is follow the onscreen instructions to install the app.
Note: If you can’t find Downloader app, there is a chance it is not available in your region. You can use ES File Explorer as an alternative to Downloader app.
Once Downloader is installed, here is how you can install Kodi and jailbreak FireStick:
#1. Open the Downloader app and make sure ‘Home’ option on the top-left is selected.
#2. You will notice that the cursor blinking in the URL box. Just press the ‘Select’ button on your remote to bring up the on-screen keypad.
#3. Now, type in the URL https://www.firesticktricks.com/apk and hit the Go button
#4. The downloader will thus start downloading the Kodi APK file. You will see the progress as shown in the image below
#5. Once the Kodi APK is downloaded, Downloader app will automatically execute the file. Select and click the ‘Install’ button on the bottom right when you see the following message
#6. Wait for the installation to complete and the following ‘App installed’ notification to appear. That’s about it. You have successfully installed Kodi and jailbroken the FireStick device.
#7. Click Open to launch Kodi immediately or click ‘Done’ to return Downloader app. You can open Kodi later by going to the ‘Your Apps & Games’ section.
How to Use Your Jailbroken Fire TV Stick
Once you have jailbroken your FireStick with Kodi, the next thing you will want to do is start using the device and explore its full potential. I am going to show you how to use Kodi on FireStick.
But, before we get started, there is an important matter I must draw your attention to. Your Government, your ISP, and even third-parties can always peek into what you are doing on the internet and what you are streaming through Kodi. You might wind up in legal hassles while watching the copyrighted movies and TV shows for free through Kodi on FireStick.
That’s concerning. But, the good news is that you can mask all your online activities from all the prying eyes by using a VPN service. Subscribe to one of the best VPN services and you will be able to keep your privacy intact.
Besides hiding your streaming activities, VPN prevents you from Internet throttling. It also lets you bypass the geo-restrictions placed by some content providers, such as Netflix.
I do not encourage copyright violations. However, I do believe that every individual has the right to privacy and that right must be upheld.
I have tested several VPN services and finally settled for ExpressVPN. Therefore, ExpressVPN is my personal recommendation to you. This VPN service is fast, reliable, easy to install and use and Kodi friendly.
Let me show you how to sign up for Express VPN and configure it on FireStick. Once that’s done, we will get back to learning how to use Kodi on FireStick.
Step 1: The first thing you want to do is subscribe to the ExpressVPN service. Follow the onscreen instructions and create your ExpressVPN login credentials. This VPN offers a 30-day, full money back guarantee. In case you are not satisfied with Express VPN (I don’t see that happening though), you can cancel within 30 days and the money will be refunded to you in full.
Step 2: Now go to the FireStick home-screen and select the search option on the top-left using the remote. Enter ‘ExpressVPN’ (no quotes) and select and click ExpressVPN when you see it in the search results below.
Step 3: Click the ‘Download’ button. This will download and install the ExpressVPN app on your FireStick device.
Step 5: Now launch Express VPN app. When you see the following login screen, enter the email with which you registered for the service and the password you created during the registration process.
Step 6: When you are logged in, you will see a prominent power button in the middle of the screen. Click the button and quickly get connected to the best server recommended by ExpressVPN.
You have finally secured Kodi and FireStick with ExpressVPN. Now, we learn how to use Kodi on your jailbroken FireStick device.
Kodi is simply a media player that lets you play the media saved locally on the device or from the internet. Local media playback is not truly the trademark of Kodi. What makes Kodi shine is its ability to play free online content through dozens of supported add-ons. In other words, it is the add-ons that truly power up Kodi and make it the success it is.
So, what you need to do is get the top Kodi add-ons and take a dive into the bottomless ocean of free content.
Here are some of my top picks
3. Neptune Rising
5. Fire TV Guru Build
6. Titanium Build
Finally, you have learned how to jailbreak amazon Fire Stick using Kodi. With Kodi installed on Fire TV Stick, all your favorite movies and shows are just a few clicks away. Install the top Kodi add-ons and get ready for a never before entertainment experience.
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