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By roligov, Senior Member on 15th June 2014, 06:34 PM
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20th February 2015, 01:18 AM |#351  
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I picked up 2 FTVS on saturday and rooted both without issue. Method is to use open dns to block the update sites and plug the FTV in with an ethernet cable before booting, itll fail and ask you if youde like to skip updating and just login in with your amazon account. From there you will be able to root and install recovery.

What Series did you pick up. Was it 3? With series 2 I couldn't get passed the forced update. By Series 3 I mean 70900305 - 305 or 303. etc.

btw where did you pick them up from. The bestbuy and staples all have new stocks now. I'm looking for one more.
 
 
20th February 2015, 02:31 PM |#352  
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I am planning on buying a new fire tv I will use this mainly for XMBC/Kodi. Is this still rootable ? I heard amazon will blow up the efuse with their new firmware update. Or Should I go with google nexus player ?
20th February 2015, 06:02 PM |#353  
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I just bought one yesterday at best buy. I checked the serial numbers on 15 of them and none of them could be rooted
20th February 2015, 06:11 PM |#354  
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It's getting harder to find the rootable ones. I just got one on eBay which is rootable. I too couldn't find it in bestbuy and staples. They all have the new serials
20th February 2015, 09:14 PM |#355  
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Same here in Dallas. They were all nicely lined up and all of them were the new revisions...

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22nd February 2015, 09:39 PM |#356  
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It's getting harder to find the rootable ones. I just got one on eBay which is rootable. I too couldn't find it in bestbuy and staples. They all have the new serials

my friends ordered 2 from staples both came rootable.
23rd February 2015, 06:06 AM |#357  
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my friends ordered 2 from staples both came rootable.

Interesting. I still believe if we order online from bestbuy or staples, we can get lucky. A friend ordered 4 from bestbuy and all came rootable with series 3. the stores have a newer stock.
10th September 2019, 05:08 PM |#358  
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Is it possible to root the new 4k devices?

Software version: Fire OS 6.2.6.5 (NS6265/2157)
Init fire tv version: 6.1.7.0-713
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