Any root-able Amazon devices currently being sold? (Prime day discussion)

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mikewolski

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Hi guys,

I have a fully customized and rooted mantis stick, and I have 3 other mantis sticks that unfortunately I cannot root due to their software versions. I was just wondering, with prime day coming up, are there any devices that we can buy that will be able to be rooted? What are your recommendations for Amazon devices to purchase on prime day?
 
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Sus_i

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I have 3 other mantis sticks that unfortunately I cannot root due to their software versions.
Idk if you're aware of it, but kamakiri 2.x works up to <6.2.8.7 without shorting (i.e. the sticks OS needs to be lower than 6.2.8.7).
I was just wondering, with prime day coming up, are there any devices that we can buy that will be able to be rooted? What are your recommendations for Amazon devices to purchase on prime day?
Maybe a fireTVstick lite or the fireTVstick 3rd gen...
 
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Finnzz

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There are no rooting methods for any of the current FireOS versions. But if you buy a new FireTV device, they are shipped with older firmware versions that are rootable.

When you first setup the device, it will try to update to the most recent firmware. Skip that update process by following this guide:

I believe the 3rd gen FireSticks and 2nd gen Cube are shipped with firmware that is rootable. You may even be able to find a 4k Stick shipped with older firmware that is rootable.

Only the 4k Max currently has no rooting method.
 

mikewolski

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There are no rooting methods for any of the current FireOS versions. But if you buy a new FireTV device, they are shipped with older firmware versions that are rootable.

When you first setup the device, it will try to update to the most recent firmware. Skip that update process by following this guide:

I believe the 3rd gen FireSticks and 2nd gen Cube are shipped with firmware that is rootable. You may even be able to find a 4k Stick shipped with older firmware that is rootable.

Only the 4k Max currently has no rooting method.
Good to know, thank you!
 
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mikewolski

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Hey guys, so I'm looking at going with either the 3rd gen firestick or the 2nd gen cube or maybe I'll grab one of each. I was only able to find the thread about a temporary root for the cube. Is that the only way to root it? The 3rd gen stick looks promising since it can be rooted and loaded with custom roms, but it's kind of a bummer it can't do 4k. Do you think the 4k max will ever be rootable?
 

Finnzz

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Temp unlock is all there is for the Cube. You could try getting a 4k stick (2018 model) maybe you'll get lucky and it will ship with an old enough firmware that is rootable?

It's not easy to predict if a device will be rooted. It requires a security researcher finding a vulnerability in the hardware/software, and then someone to apply that vulnerability to the Firetv device.

And if anyone was working on an exploit for the 4k Max they probably wouldn't say anything about it until it was ready for release.
 
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firestick 4k - currently being sold under normal everyday sales.... ummm 39.99 on sale today actually, reg 49.99, and AFAIK there is no upcoming device in the near future (6-8 months at least) planning to replace it. It is still Amazons top selling model, so pick up 1 or 50.. but they are there and being sold right now!
 

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