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Rooted Firestick 4K reboots after opening Prime Video

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fourlans

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Oct 10, 2011
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Xiaomi Poco F3
My 4k firestick is attached to my Sony Android TV and I haven't tried using Prime Video on the Firestick for quite some time as I usually watch Prime Video via Android TV on the Sony. When I recently tried Amazon Prime on the Firestick I had audio for about 10 seconds but no video and the the Firestick rebooted. On a second try there was 10 seconds or so of audio and no video and then the firestick froze. There was no response to any button on the controller and I had to physically disconnect power to get it to reboot. I'm on the latest version 6.2.8.1 of the OS.
My firestick is rooted and I've extended the internal memory onto a USB. I have also installed the Launcher Manager and the Wolf launcher.
Oddly, Amazon Prime will play trailers but not the main video ?? Other streaming sources such as the BBC iPlayer work fine.
Has anyone else experienced this or can offer an explanation/fix for this ?
 

SweenWolf

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Mar 18, 2016
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Amazon Fire TV
This is discussed in other forum post also,
Just update TZ via twrp.
Download TWRP flash package from
 

fourlans

Senior Member
Oct 10, 2011
98
16
Xiaomi Poco F3
Thank you for your prompt response. In the meantime I installed mantis-6.2.8.1-rooted_r2.zip but it has led to the disappearance of TWRP so I can't try your solution. Thank you all the same.
 

SweenWolf

Senior Member
Mar 18, 2016
547
387
Paradise
Amazon Fire TV
Thank you for your prompt response. In the meantime I installed mantis-6.2.8.1-rooted_r2.zip but it has led to the disappearance of TWRP so I can't try your solution. Thank you all the same.
Flashing rbox's prerooted rom in no was can remove your TWRP.
If you flashed his rom on top of older roms (i.e <8.0) then your efuse should be intact. By judging that you are able to boot your stick means you haven't performed any modifications. Also means you haven't disabled OTA on your stick.
I think you should try to unlock once again, after that disable OTA.
 

fourlans

Senior Member
Oct 10, 2011
98
16
Xiaomi Poco F3
Flashing rbox's prerooted rom in no was can remove your TWRP.
If you flashed his rom on top of older roms (i.e <8.0) then your efuse should be intact. By judging that you are able to boot your stick means you haven't performed any modifications. Also means you haven't disabled OTA on your stick.
I think you should try to unlock once again, after that disable OTA.
I'll try the unlock again. Thanks again for your advice