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By ImCoKeMaN, Senior Member on 30th November 2014, 03:07 AM
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Take a look over at GTVHacker.com for their root on the fire tv stick maximus64 even has a nice video:

http://www.gtvhacker.com/index.php/A...Stick%E2%80%8B

Hopefully this will lead to a software root, but if you're handy with a soldering iron, time to have some fun!
 
 
30th November 2014, 03:16 AM |#2  
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Thanks but I don't see many people doing this. Hope that means amazon won't patch it..... Could they?
30th November 2014, 04:54 PM |#3  
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I mean there's always a possibility, but you're basically (in a sense) removing the chip, reading it, modifying it, and putting it back...so I don't think there's really a way for them of doing that.
30th November 2014, 05:52 PM |#4  
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They could create a firmware update that contains a script that looks for and removes the files on each and every boot.
30th November 2014, 09:32 PM |#5  
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If its been done with the fire tv stick.. Surprised its not been done with the fire tv.
30th November 2014, 10:49 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by nufclad

If its been done with the fire tv stick.. Surprised its not been done with the fire tv.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...-chip-t2885344

the pinouts are there
30th November 2014, 11:39 PM |#7  
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I just ordered the eMMS interface he used in the video. Figure since I've got 4 of them that I'd like to root, figured it's a small investment. If it works and others are interested I may be interested in rooting some units for a few bucks.
1st December 2014, 12:56 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Elysian893

I just ordered the eMMS interface he used in the video. Figure since I've got 4 of them that I'd like to root, figured it's a small investment. If it works and others are interested I may be interested in rooting some units for a few bucks.

Got a link to the interface device? This is the only similar one I've found.
1st December 2014, 01:14 PM |#9  
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Got a link to the interface device? This is the only similar one I've found.

Sent PM since I'm not sure if I should link to other sites.
1st December 2014, 01:19 PM |#10  
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Sent PM since I'm not sure if I should link to other sites.

Thanks. And it's fine to link to other sites.

For those wondering, the board used in the video can be purchased for $20 from the guy in the video. Info here: http://gtvhacker.com/index.php/GTVHacker_e-MMC_Adapter
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Originally Posted by AFTVnews.com

Thanks. And it's fine to link to other sites.

For those wondering, the board used in the video can be purchased for $20 from the guy in the video. Info here: http://gtvhacker.com/index.php/GTVHacker_e-MMC_Adapter

Very interesting,

As it supports low-voltage, it should also work for the FireTV?
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