FireTV 1 (bueller) Full Bootloader Unlock

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bpugliese

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Depends on how you got there, but if you have CWM, you're best bet is to just try the sysrq.

I do have CWM, but I had no luck trying sysreq, it seems the keyboard doesn't even get to the point of being powered on. I'll try searching about sysreq and see if there are any other tips about that, but I think that if my best shot is that, this unit is already lost.
 
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TROJAN4EVR

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When I turn the device on, it gets stuck on the white amazon logo. Fastboot is as I've already posted. I've tried using keyboard Alt + Sysreq + i to get to recovery but it didn't work. I think that sums it up.
If there's any other relevant info I can still provide, please let me know.
Connect via fastboot when at the white amazon logo screen.
Type the following 3 commands:
fastboot devices
fastboot continue
fastboot continue

If you have boot loader fully unlocked and you have rbox's boot kernel installed the 2nd command above will hopefully boot you into the boot kernel and if you're quick enough you can connect a usb keyboard so you can select recovery. Otherwise entering the third command will hopefully boot you into the amazon home screen. Let us know if it works. Good Luck.
 

TROJAN4EVR

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I do have CWM, but I had no luck trying sysreq, it seems the keyboard doesn't even get to the point of being powered on. I'll try searching about sysreq and see if there are any other tips about that, but I think that if my best shot is that, this unit is already lost.

When I turn the device on, it gets stuck on the white amazon logo. Supposedly can't connect via adb. Fastboot is as I've already posted. I've tried using keyboard Alt + Sysreq + i to get to recovery but it didn't work. I think that sums it up.
If there's any other relevant info I can still provide, please let me know.


Connect via fastboot when at the white amazon logo screen.
Type the following 3 commands:
fastboot devices
fastboot continue
fastboot continue

If you have boot loader fully unlocked and you have rbox's boot kernel installed the 2nd command above will hopefully boot you into the boot kernel and if you're quick enough you can connect a usb keyboard so you can select recovery. Otherwise entering the third command will hopefully boot you into the amazon home screen. Let us know if it works. Good Luck.
Have you tried fastboot continue command? Also with regard to entering "Alt + i + Sysreq",...you need to be sure youre pressing all keys at the same time and just keep pressing in unison at a steady rate....I've had to press all three keys in unison at least 10 or more times before the screen flickers to boot into cwm. I use a basic dell usb keyboard: At the same time, I press the "alt" key with my left thumb, the "i" key with my left index finger and the "SysRq" with my right index finger. The sequence has to be done at exactly the same time and at a constant rate. You can't mess it up as once you do it correctly...the screen will tell you because it will flicker and then boot into CWM. Good luck!!!
 
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is there also a chance to fully unlock the bootloader from the aftv2 devices?
Bootloaders have been locked for a long while. There is no method to software unlock them on FTV Gen1 with newer FW & none of the FTV Gen 2 or FTVS's have ever been unlockable. Getting it unlocked is probably even harder then finding an exploit for root.

If there ever is a way to do it you will probably see a new thread here in Fire TV Original Android Development since it would be a huge deal.
 
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I rooted my gen 2 firetv only to find it absolutely ridiculous to do so. Many apps on the Amazon side (i.e. uverse app with log in credentials) wouldn't play due to "unsecured device". The ONLY benefit I see from root, is the ability to stop forced updates. Big deal I say, as I don't believe Amazon is going to stop side loading. That works just fine without root. I unrooted my FireTV, and am now back to " normal". Another issue I see, is its constantly said that if your internet is not "fast" enough, kodi stuff won't play well. My question is why does amazone side streaming actually work beautifully, with HD sound and all, but in kodi, I struggle to keep many channels alive for more than 3-5 minutes? I'm of the belief that it's hack programming of the builds....just my opinion.

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TROJAN4EVR

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I rooted my gen 2 firetv only to find it absolutely ridiculous to do so. Many apps on the Amazon side (i.e. uverse app with log in credentials) wouldn't play due to "unsecured device". The ONLY benefit I see from root, is the ability to stop forced updates. Big deal I say, as I don't believe Amazon is going to stop side loading. That works just fine without root. I unrooted my FireTV, and am now back to " normal". Another issue I see, is its constantly said that if your internet is not "fast" enough, kodi stuff won't play well. My question is why does amazone side streaming actually work beautifully, with HD sound and all, but in kodi, I struggle to keep many channels alive for more than 3-5 minutes? I'm of the belief that it's hack programming of the builds....just my opinion.

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Bro...use the guide for rooting on aftvnews.com....and if you don't like pre rooted rom 5.0.5.1 you can downgrade to 5.0.5...And as for kodi...are you running a build or just kodi with your favorite addons? Try official kodi jarvis 16.1 release. With the right addons and a good internet connection...everything runs great. Try schismtv moonshine build....runs great on fire tv/stick
 
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Jcagley

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I did use the guide! I just don't see any benefit at all to root. I lost functionality on the Amazon side with the only gain being blocking auto updates. Just don't see the benefit.

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TROJAN4EVR

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I did use the guide! I just don't see any benefit at all to root. I lost functionality on the Amazon side with the only gain being blocking auto updates. Just don't see the benefit.

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You did something wrong. Guide allows you to have pre rooted 5.0.5 or 5.0.5.1 roms and amazon and kodi runs fine. As for the benefits of rooting...well that depends on what you want from your device...sorry it didn't work out for you.
 

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It worked fine. I had root, confirmed. Look it up, uverse apps and others with log in credentials will NOT run on rooted devices.

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---------- Post added at 12:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:54 PM ----------

I was running the prerooted ROM. Most Amazon stuff would work. But having the uverse credentials from my parents, gave me a lot more TV options. But 90% of those channels will not run on root.

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It worked fine. I had root, confirmed. Look it up, uverse apps and others with log in credentials will NOT run on rooted devices.

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---------- Post added at 12:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:54 PM ----------

I was running the prerooted ROM. Most Amazon stuff would work. But having the uverse credentials from my parents, gave me a lot more TV options. But 90% of those channels will not run on root.

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Try running xposed without root, see how far it gets you!
 

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Why run exposed? What's that going to get me? I run xposed on my bl unlocked phone, love it for what it does on my phone. Unless xposed is going to get me TV channels, which is what my FireTV is for....don't see a need. Still haven't heard a single "good" reason for root....js. See absolutely no benefit whatsoever.

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---------- Post added at 03:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:49 PM ----------

Bro...use the guide for rooting on aftvnews.com....and if you don't like pre rooted rom 5.0.5.1 you can downgrade to 5.0.5...And as for kodi...are you running a build or just kodi with your favorite addons? Try official kodi jarvis 16.1 release. With the right addons and a good internet connection...everything runs great. Try schismtv moonshine build....runs great on fire tv/stick
I am using 16.1. Have tried several builds, from beast, Royalist, forget one I have now. It's always the same issues with the live channels. Horribly pixelated most channels. Dropped feeds constantly. If my connection were not fast enough, how can I stream 1080 AND dolby sound on Amazon side just fine...for days on end, and never even buffer?

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Why run exposed? What's that going to get me? I run xposed on my bl unlocked phone, love it for what it does on my phone. Unless xposed is going to get me TV channels, which is what my FireTV is for....don't see a need. Still haven't heard a single "good" reason for root....js. See absolutely no benefit whatsoever.

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OK well good for you I guess? Are you looking for someone to explain the benefits of root? Or for someone to give you a convincing reason to root? Because you've clearly made a decision against it and are, for some reason, trying to convince others you're correct. I don't see why it matters to you that much, just let everyone else root in peace. ;)
 
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Jcagley

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OK well good for you I guess? Are you looking for someone to explain the benefits of root? Or for someone to give you a convincing reason to root? Because you've clearly made a decision against it and are, for some reason, trying to convince others you're correct. I don't see why it matters to you that much, just let everyone else root in peace. ;)
No, I get your point, for lack of a better word. Root away! I thought forums were to discuss and ask questions, and yes, I was looking for a convincing reason to root. I see no benefit in it with the side loading available. So that was the crux of my statements.

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No, I get your point, for lack of a better word. Root away! I thought forums were to discuss and ask questions, and yes, I was looking for a convincing reason to root. I see no benefit in it with the side loading available. So that was the crux of my statements.

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Mate, then don't root!

People here trying to offer advice as you have obviously fecked things up on your device, your issues are not widespread and many are enjoying a hassle free root.

So, keep walking, nothing for you to see here!
 

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    This is only for FireTV 1 running version 51.1.0.2 software.

    Unlike FireTV Partial Bootloader Unlock, this is a full bootloader unlock. fastboot flash and fastboot boot will both work. Of course you need an A to A USB cable to take advantage of it.

    This is a tool to run on your Fire TV that will unlock the bootloader and then reboot. For now, this requires root. Apparently, the IDs that are required for this can be gotten through fastboot, so if someone can figure that out, then brand new Fire TVs with 51.1.0.2 or older can be unlocked and have recovery installed before booting the first time. Please refer to the linked thread below for more information.

    As usual, this WILL void your warranty and I am NOT responsible for anything you do with this. Using this tool won't brick your Fire TV, but doing stupid things afterwards might.

    This was all code I had written for recovery before the partial unlock, just tweaked to be used in this situation. Thanks to http://forum.xda-developers.com/kin...bootloader-unlock-procedure-software-t3030281 for showing what needed to be encrypted.

    I have also published the full source at: https://github.com/androidrbox/aftv-full-unlock

    To use:
    1. Downgrade: You must first downgrade to 51.1.0.2. If you already have CWM installed, you can skip this.
    2. adb push aftv-full-unlock /data/local/tmp/
    3. adb shell
    4. chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/aftv-full-unlock
    5. su
    6. /data/local/tmp/aftv-full-unlock

    If after it reboots and you run 'adb shell' and you get a root prompt, it has worked.

    * Feb 16, 2015: The binary has been updated. The old version was unable to unlock certain Fire TVs. If you've already unlocked, you are fine. If it failed, this one should work.

    You can download it here
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    Why run exposed? What's that going to get me? I run xposed on my bl unlocked phone, love it for what it does on my phone. Unless xposed is going to get me TV channels, which is what my FireTV is for....don't see a need. Still haven't heard a single "good" reason for root....js. See absolutely no benefit whatsoever.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk

    OK well good for you I guess? Are you looking for someone to explain the benefits of root? Or for someone to give you a convincing reason to root? Because you've clearly made a decision against it and are, for some reason, trying to convince others you're correct. I don't see why it matters to you that much, just let everyone else root in peace. ;)
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    @Kramar111 To recovery your box you flashed new (updated) bootloader into your box, so now you have a rooted 51.1.4.1 but with a non vulnerable bootloader. With that update they burn an efuse so you can´t boot with vulnerable bootloader. So no, the full unlock won´t work for you.
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    I am in a special case where I am already on 51.1.0.2 but I don't have CWM installed yet.
    So,should I install CWM,and then what do I do since I am already on the right firmware version?

    What special case? The ONLY mention of CWM in the OP is that if you already have it, you can skip the downgrade. Otherwise it says nothing of CWM. The first step is downgrade to 51.1.0.2. If you are already at 51.1.0.2, then there is nothing to do. Go on to step 2.