How To Jailbreak Firestick?

‘Limitation’ has always been an enemy of man which efforts have been made to bypass each time it comes up. Over the years, having a limitation to streaming has been a ‘bummer’ for both TV and movie fans but this is no longer the case with the introduction of jailbreak-ing. Know more about Jailbreak Firestick

How To Jailbreak Firestick?

The Amazon Firestick is a popular streaming device that converts any regular television that has HDMI compatibility into a smart television. Simply put, it allows its users to stream content from a wide variety of online media and entertainment services directly to their TV 

Although the Firestick is considered a great way to stream content directly to your television, it limits this streaming to working with only apps from the Amazon app store and major streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video leaving out a good number of third-party apps

What does it mean to jailbreak a Firestick?

Jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick is the process of modifying the Firestick to remove restrictions imposed by Amazon for the installation of third-party apps that are not from the Amazon app store giving you access to the bottomless pool of content on the web.

In this article, the process of jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick to access apps outside the Amazon app store will be explained and some common questions surrounding jailbreaking Firestick will be answered.

Is jailbreaking a Firestick legal and/or safe?

After reading what it means to jailbreak a Firestick this may be the first question in your mind.

Jailbreaking a Firestick is completely legal since you own the device and have the liberty to do what you like with it.

      Another reason why it’s legal is that you are simply downloading apps used currently by millions, however, since the developers of these applications are sometimes unknown, do not stream copyrighted content to avoid facing legal actions. Streaming of copyrighted content can be avoided by:

  • Using a VPN alongside your jailbroken Firestick while streaming for security and data protection
  • By streaming-only content available in the public domain

As for safety, jailbreaking a Firestick is 100% safe because you are not making any alterations to the system files of your device’s OS and not in any way hacking.

So in summary, jailbreaking a Firestick is both legal and safe.

How to jailbreak a Firestick?

Jailbreaking a Firestick involves a simple process of tweaking the Firestick’s setting without infiltrating or manipulating any system settings or core files and the process goes thus:

  1. Turn on your Amazon Fire TV Stick and wait for it to load up
  1. Navigate to the ‘Find’ option from the top of the home screen of your device’s Amazon app store.
  1. Select the Search tile.
  1. Type search ‘Downloader’ and select
  1. Click on the ‘Downloader app’, select ‘Download’, and wait a while for its installation.
  1. A Downloader Ready to launch message will be displayed on your screen and you’ll be prompted to allow the app to access and save downloaded files on the device.
  1. After the downloader app has been installed, head back to the settings icon on the home screen of your Fire (TV) Stick.
  1. Click on the ‘My Fire TV’ tab in the settings
  1. Click on ‘Developer options ‘ 
  1. First, click on the ‘ADB Debugging’ option and switch it on then select ‘Install unknown apps’– this permits you to download applications from outside the Amazon app store.
  1. Navigate to the downloader app and click on it
  1. Turn the Downloader on then press the back button on the television’s remote control to be taken back to the Settings page
  1. Click and open the Firestick preferences tab
  1. Choose ‘Privacy settings ‘
  1. To stop the permit of sharing your usage data after jailbreaking a Firestick, turn off the below-listed options:
    1. Device usage data
    2. Collect app usage data
    3. Interest-based ads
  1. Press the back button once again and you’ll be taken back to the ‘Preferences’ tab
  1. Find ‘Data monitoring ‘, click on it, and turn it off 

Do note that after step 9, you’re now free to download any app of your choice from either the downloader app or any other app store while steps 10 to 14 are to stop the sharing of your data to Amazon, and steps 15 and 16 are to end the monitoring of your jailbroken Firestick.

After completing the above-listed steps, you now have a jailbroken Firestick, secured your Firestick’s privacy, and are now free to download apps and stream any preferred content from the internet.

Final words

Now that you know how to jailbreak a Firestick, you can break the streaming limit and give yourself access to a large variety of content.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What do I need to jailbreak a Firestick?

To jailbreak a Firestick, all you need is the Firestick, its remote, and a good internet connection.

  1. How much does it cost to jailbreak a Firestick?

Jailbreaking a Firestick is completely FREE

  1. Does jailbreaking a Firestick require any technical knowledge?

No, it doesn’t. Any layperson can sideload a Firestick in a matter of minutes.

  1. Do I lose my Firestick’s warranty after jailbreaking?

No, you don’t since all you’re doing is installing apps without making changes to the device’s hardware or software.

  1. Can I undo a jailbroken Firestick?

Yes, you can. All you have to do is to go through the process of jailbreaking a Firestick again but this time in the reverse direction or by completely resetting your device from the settings option.

  1. Does jailbreaking a Firestick slow it down?

No, it doesn’t but since the Firestick has limited storage, installing plenty of third-party apps can take up space so it’s advised to expand your Firestick’s storage or delete the APK of third-party apps after installation.

How To Jailbreak Firestick?

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