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How to manually upgrade/downgrade your Amazon FireTV

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By roligov, Senior Member on 26th June 2014, 09:09 PM
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27th June 2014, 12:27 AM |#11  
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you should probably make a mirror of those firmware bundles.

Good point. I'll dl them tonight and leave them on my NAS. Eventually i"ll put them on dropbox or other filelocker for safekeeping
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27th June 2014, 12:41 AM |#12  
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would there be a way to do this via shh


This method gets it done. I've tried others, but these instructions - and the fact that the OP has kindly prepared the "command" file for us - make it an easy ride. Just put the update zip in the same folder as your ADB setup, open your command window in that folder and adb will find it.
27th June 2014, 01:18 AM |#13  
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Thanks!

With this we can safely update to latest version!
27th June 2014, 05:40 AM |#14  
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Nice guide


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27th June 2014, 07:47 AM |#15  
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Can this be done over a local network or do I have to hook the Fire TV up to my PC using a USB (Male to Male) lead?
27th June 2014, 07:59 AM |#16  
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Can this be done over a local network or do I have to hook the Fire TV up to my PC using a USB (Male to Male) lead?

http://www.firetvnews.com/how-to-sid...-a-windows-pc/
network
shows you how to use adb, so you can do "adb shell"
be careful though, if you were to mess anything up in the process you could render your fire tv useless.
27th June 2014, 08:10 AM |#17  
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Thanks to FireTVNews.com for the OTA link and rbox for pointing me in the right direction I've successfully manually upgraded to the latest firmware, downgraded back to 51.1.0.2 and am now upgrading back to 51.1.1.0.

This is the process I followed. I take it for granted that you rooted, have SU and Busybox free installed.

Don't blame me if you **** your device up and you have a brick.

So lets get to it:

1. Download which ever firmware you wish to restore to:

Code:
51.1.0.1 update
http://amzdigitaldownloads.edgesuite.net/obfuscated/e6f65fefb36aaf7b94fd370f516b9c11/bueller-ota-51.1.0.1_user_510055620-signed.bin

51.1.0.2 update
http://amzdigitaldownloads.edgesuite.net/obfuscated/cec02756d1964c9cb1f71d52056cc81a/bueller-ota-51.1.0.2_user_510058520-signed.bin

51.1.1.0 update
http://amzdigitaldownloads.edgesuite.net/obfuscated/568eef32595f034b4304e19aa566befb/bueller-ota-51.1.1.0_user_511069920-signed.bin
2. Rename which ever one you wish to restore to update.zip
3. adb shell
4. su
5. chmod 777 cache
6. cd cache
7. chmod 777 recovery
8. cd recovery
9. wget http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16913146/command
10. ctrl + c
11. adb push update.zip /cache
--- Go make coffee or take a ****....The pushing of 466MB takes forever.---
12. adb reboot recovery

Now it should reboot and start installing whatever update you downloaded and called update.zip


Thanks for the info! I hear the new update offers nothing new and causes more problems than good by disrupting the alphametical order of sideloaded apps. Is it worth updating for or will there be no significant differences? It's funny because amazon.com don't mention a new update release.

Also does you update method require you to re-root the device or does root survive the update? Thanks very much!
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27th June 2014, 09:26 AM |#18  
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Got it working with Windows 7

This is how I done it.
(Ensure you have ADB installed - If not google "ADB setup 1.3 windows")
Download the chosen firmware and rename it to update.zip
Download roligov's command file
remove the .txt extension that windows gives it when you download it. The filename should just be "command" with no extension otherwise you will get the failed message when you reboot to recovery.

Now run command prompt as Administrator
(I will use C:\ as the file location example)

adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb connect "Fire TV IP Address"
adb shell
su
chmod 777 cache
cd cache
chmod 777 recovery
ctrl + c
adb push C:\command /cache/recovery
adb push C:\update.zip /cache

--- Go make coffee or take a ****....The pushing of 466MB takes forever.--- (Took 2 minutes over LAN for me)

adb reboot recovery

Done
Many thanks to roligov for the initial find to set me on my way.
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27th June 2014, 10:03 AM |#19  
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Yeah my FireTV is hooked up to my Wireless so it takes forever to push the update.
27th June 2014, 10:55 AM |#20  
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Yeah my FireTV is hooked up to my Wireless so it takes forever to push the update.

if one has a usb thumb drive and stick mount installed, copying the .bin to the /cache folder step might be faster?

User copies .bin file(s) and command file to a folder on thumb drive where a script file which lists .bins in thumbdrive folder and allows user to choose a numeral and then executes commands for update process would be cool for newbies. even having the script "autocreate" the command file.
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27th June 2014, 11:17 AM |#21  
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if one has a usb thumb drive and stick mount installed, copying the .bin to the /cache folder step might be faster?

Yeah good point, will probably a lot faster that was. I've added it to the OP, thanks!
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