Originally Posted by tselling
If network support was available in recovery... how would we know the ip address? I am wondering if there might USB support in recovery for ADB with male/male cable.... I don't happen to have one to test... anyone else?
I have tested this with no luck. Plugging in a male/male USB cable while on that recovery screen does nothing. The Fire TV is not seen by the PC.
I may be wrong about this, but the problem is that in order to get to that recovery screen, the Fire TV has to be in USB Host Mode. This is what allows it to recognize commands from a USB keyboard. In order to use ADB via USB and transfer the update package, the Fire TV needs to be in USB Accessory Mode. When "Update via USB" is selected, the Fire TV does not switch to USB Accessory Mode. It stays in USB Host Mode.
The only way I know of for the Fire TV to be in USB Accessory mode, is to connect the Fire TV to a PC via a male/male cable while it is powered off, and then power the Fire TV on. In this setup, it sees that it's connected to a PC and enables fastboot via USB with the USB set to Accessory Mode. In this state, plugging in a keyboard does nothing which means there is no way to get to recovery.