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By cre8er, Member on 30th November 2014, 04:33 AM
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I'm seeing multiple references to rooted sticks, but no guides.
I'm guessing those that have done it are coming from the FireTV original.

Who has successfully rooted the FireTV Stick?
What Firmware was device successfully rooted with?
Can Android OS be changed to a different ROM?

I have 2 that I got on the $19 promotion and don't want to plug them in if there is a chance I can root first.
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30th November 2014, 04:45 AM |#2  
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I'm seeing multiple references to rooted sticks, but no guides.
I'm guessing those that have done it are coming from the FireTV original.

Who has successfully rooted the FireTV Stick?
What Firmware was device successfully rooted with?
Can Android OS be changed to a different ROM?

I have 2 that I got on the $19 promotion and don't want to plug them in if there is a chance I can root first.

Nobody. The firetv stick cannot be rooted currently on any firmware. Standard fire tv's could be rooted as of 1 or two firmware revisions ago.

Edit - looks like there might be a potential hardware root referenced here:

http://www.gtvhacker.com/index.php/A...re_TV_Stick​

They had something similar posted for the original fire tv but noone has been able to reproduce it to my knowledge.

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30th November 2014, 03:47 PM |#3  
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Nobody. The firetv stick cannot be rooted currently on any firmware. Standard fire tv's could be rooted as of 1 or two firmware revisions ago.

Edit - looks like there might be a potential hardware root referenced here:

http://www.gtvhacker.com/index.php/A...re_TV_Stick​

They had something similar posted for the original fire tv but noone has been able to reproduce it to my knowledge.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Someone should OUT those gtvhacker guys, they are always "first" with these sorts of "news" items , but often its made up and they cant even give directions to reproduce.
30th November 2014, 08:48 PM |#4  
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Connecting it to computer is straight forward however I am did not get the whole thing is happening after.
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30th November 2014, 09:49 PM |#5  
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It's a hardware hack, can't flash unless you feel comfortable soldering to points on the board.
http://www.aftvnews.com/fire-tv-stic...dering-method/
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Hard to imagine this thing isn't rootable. There is a section in the FireStick settings that allow you to enter ADB commands.

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16th June 2015, 07:11 PM |#7  
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So I guess, using Kingoroot also won't root this device?
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So I guess, using Kingoroot also won't root this device?

You "guess" correctly
13th August 2015, 09:07 PM |#9  
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I used the fire tv guide and rooted my Fire stick just fine. I have kodi on it as we speak. You dont plug it into the computer. You plug it into the tv and get the IP address and install everything via wifi
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I used the fire tv guide and rooted my Fire stick just fine. I have kodi on it as we speak. You dont plug it into the computer. You plug it into the tv and get the IP address and install everything via wifi

You don't need root to install Kodi. How do you know you are rooted?
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I used the fire tv guide and rooted my Fire stick just fine. I have kodi on it as we speak. You dont plug it into the computer. You plug it into the tv and get the IP address and install everything via wifi

Say again? Which guide?
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