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ive had fire tv since day 1 already have xbmc. why do i need to root?

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Default ive had fire tv since day 1 already have xbmc. why do i need to root?

What can i do with root that i cant do already?

Here is some of my wish lists:

1. Bring XBMC to the main page without going to settings.

2. Use a external drive in the back
 
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Both are possible with root, as is making xbmc your default launcher.

XBMC on the main screen can also be done via 'sacrificial app' and Lama, and I have read that you can have xbmc as default launcher via careful use of Lama, but for me it was simpler to install Xposed, install the fire tv module, and install the xbmc that's patched to present itself as a launcher.

Xposed and mounting the external drive for apps to see both require root, afaik.
 
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What can i do with root that i cant do already?

Here is some of my wish lists:

1. Bring XBMC to the main page without going to settings.

2. Use a external drive in the back
1. [LAUNCHER] XBMC for Fire TV (Root): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2790392

2. StickMount: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2792932

You will obviously need to root (http://www.firetvnews.com/how-to-roo...e-tv/#more-632) the KFTV before adding the XBMC launcher and external USB drive.
 
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What can i do with root that i cant do already?

Here is some of my wish lists:

1. Bring XBMC to the main page without going to settings.

2. Use a external drive in the back

1. doesn't require root - explained in Wiki "Launch XBMC from an Existing App on the FTV Home Screen"

2. requires root
 
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Can I still root the absolute latest version of FireTV (i'm getting a new one for my birthday next week)? What are the best instructions to do so?
 
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As of right now yes you can root the latest Fire TV with the Towel Root apk.
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