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

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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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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.