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By Oco, Member on 9th November 2017, 07:30 PM
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Does anyone know how to force a specific built firmware to a fire TV non-rooted? New basic edition Fire OS 5.2.6.0 (587444320) that allows Prime video in several countries it only differs from other firmware in built version as for example with Fire TV stick Fire OS 5.2.6.0 (587444820). Iam in SouthAmerica, own all the Fire TV versions except the basic edition, I deregistered or factory reset them, tests several accounts/countries in Amazon.com but the Fire TV devices still gets the non-basic built in
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12th November 2017, 12:27 PM |#2  
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Hi there. I have the same issue here.

I bought the Fire TV Stick wit Voice Remote when I was living in the US, and now I cannot take into advantage my Prime subscription in Spain, as the the OS/software (not sure actually) of the stick is not exactly the same of the Basic Edition recently launched worldwide.

Any ideas, tutorials on how to flash our device wit a compatible rom, or remove/install any software to make the device compatible?

Thanks a lot for your help!
14th November 2017, 04:22 PM |#3  
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I'm in the same wagon. I have a 1st gen fire tv stick, and a fire tv, and live in south america. I have a prime membership to use amazon cloud storage, and I would like to use it also for the videos, but I can't without a VPN. This new basic editon gives me an alternative, but is more expensive, and it has fewer features that the regular fire tv stick, so I would like to buy the regular one, and change it to use it as a basic edition. Would it be possible?
Thanks!
16th November 2017, 03:18 AM |#4  
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I've asked the exact same question over at AFTVnews (sorry, I'm not allowed to post links).

I also found this comment at the Amazon Developer website (again, sorry, I'm not allowed to post links):

"How Basic Edition Differs from Gen 2
From a hardware perspective, the specs for Fire TV Stick Basic Edition and Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) are largely the same except that the Basic Edition doesn’t ship with an Alexa Voice Remote. Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) is available in US, UK, Germany, Japan, and India, whereas Basic Edition is available outside these areas in more than 100 countries or territories (see the full list here).

The user interface for Basic Edition is also simplified in some ways, making it more of an app-centric experience. For example, the “Recommended By Your Apps” rows that is normally populated through Recommendations isn’t shown on Basic Edition. The tabs on the top row are simplified, and you find apps by browsing the available categories rather than using search. Customers can set their default language as Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, German, or English."

So it seems the hardware is "largely the same", but the user interfaces are different.

As of today, I haven't found how to convert or flash a Fire TV Stick (Gen 2) into a Fire TV Stick Basic Edition.
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