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Fire TV Stick 1 or 2? How to tell the difference?

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By The-Kevster, Senior Member on 28th November 2016, 06:54 PM
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Hi,

Just brought a new Fire TV Stick without the Alexa remote. How can I tell if it's a V1 or V2? Just need to know if my root attempts are in vain.

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Kev
28th November 2016, 07:28 PM |#2  
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Hi,

Just brought a new Fire TV Stick without the Alexa remote. How can I tell if it's a V1 or V2? Just need to know if my root attempts are in vain.

Thanks,
Kev

2nd-gen Stick is physically larger. See here: https://youtu.be/fHyOgaWxkGQ?t=64

Also can check the FCC ID number on the housing.
1st-gen = 2ABDU-0509
2nd-gen = 2AE6S-0948
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Cool it's a Gen 1. I'll keep trying. Thanks
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Nice video thanks for link!
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O_o, I have a Gen 1 with original software. What would you do with it? Can I update to 5.2.1.1 and then root? I can't use the normal software update, because it will put the latest on it and then become unrootable.
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O_o, I have a Gen 1 with original software. What would you do with it? Can I update to 5.2.1.1 and then root? I can't use the normal software update, because it will put the latest on it and then become unrootable.

What software version is on there now? Also, is it currently rooted?
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