bought stolen firestick 4K. now what

Seattleweather

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bought a firstick 4K from CL 2 month ago. I had difficulty to pass the initial setup. Called Amazon and was told the firststick 4k was reported stolen. I gave the phone number where i bought to Amazon, they told me there is an account associate with that number, but the firestick was not purchased from that number. WTF? I got hold with the seller and he insisted that he bought the stick, and would send me the receipt. 3 days later, nothing from him. Called and texted, but nothing.

Here are my questions
(1). What if I report to police. Will they get involved?
(2). Anyway to by pass the initial setup?
(3). Can I root without initial setup? Can I setup after root?

Thanks and happy new year!
 

SweenWolf

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bought a firstick 4K from CL 2 month ago. I had difficulty to pass the initial setup. Called Amazon and was told the firststick 4k was reported stolen. I gave the phone number where i bought to Amazon, they told me there is an account associate with that number, but the firestick was not purchased from that number. WTF? I got hold with the seller and he insisted that he bought the stick, and would send me the receipt. 3 days later, nothing from him. Called and texted, but nothing.

Here are my questions
(1). What if I report to police. Will they get involved?
(2). Anyway to by pass the initial setup?
(3). Can I root without initial setup? Can I setup after root?

Thanks and happy new year!
you can go with your 3rd question

And then there are threads here showing how to skip initial setup process
 
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Bertonumber1

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bought a firstick 4K from CL 2 month ago. I had difficulty to pass the initial setup. Called Amazon and was told the firststick 4k was reported stolen. I gave the phone number where i bought to Amazon, they told me there is an account associate with that number, but the firestick was not purchased from that number. WTF? I got hold with the seller and he insisted that he bought the stick, and would send me the receipt. 3 days later, nothing from him. Called and texted, but nothing.

Here are my questions
(1). What if I report to police. Will they get involved?
(2). Anyway to by pass the initial setup?
(3). Can I root without initial setup? Can I setup after root?

Thanks and happy new year!
Its upto you whatever you would do mate.

Be careful in future when scanning the markets for device as its basically a these places are rife with hot goods , when something looks too good to be true. It usually is . True that 😳
 
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Bertonumber1

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Please point me how I can skip initial setup process? I rooted one firestick 4K a while ago. For some reason I kind of remember need to sign in and turn on ADB before rooting.
This stolen firestick is a touchy subject on here mate . By asking for help you may be unwittingly leading other members into stormy waters with the mods/admin .

I think youll find what youre looking for on techkings forum (its an open forum) do a google search or search there m8
Example Using a blacklisted firestick