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[Q] Setup order for Fire TV

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9th July 2014, 02:27 PM   |  #1  
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Hello!

I have just recieved my Fire TV (not plugged in yet).
My goal is XBMC.

I want to know what is the correct order to achieve root, xbmc with maximum stability...

I have collected a mass of guides with everything I need, but I do not know in what order I should do them...

Should I block updates first (or at all)?
Should I first update it to the latest FW?

When should I root? when should I sideload APKs and stuff...



Thanks in advance!
9th July 2014, 02:53 PM   |  #2  
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Doesn't really make a difference. But follow this if you want:

1. Update first to the latest firmware (before you get too used to the old UI)
2. Update remote if it's available.
3. Then block updates.
4. Then root
5. Sideload all your apps.
9th July 2014, 03:47 PM   |  #3  
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Doesn't really make a difference. But follow this if you want:

1. Update first to the latest firmware (before you get too used to the old UI)
2. Update remote if it's available.
3. Then block updates.
4. Then root
5. Sideload all your apps.

Thanks alot

In the future (after I block updates) - is there a reason to not update again? Do I lose root each update?
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9th July 2014, 04:03 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by Gaiosan

Thanks alot

In the future (after I block updates) - is there a reason to not update again? Do I lose root each update?
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Yes, you lose root with each update. The reason to not update is to keep root since we don't know if the next update will block the current rooting exploit and prevent rooting.
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