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Firestick Jailbreak – How to Jailbreak Firestick?

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Amazon Firestick is the highly popular video streaming device. The device is simple and easy to use, But it is the most powerful and a low-cost solution to convert any regular TV with the HDMI compatibility into a smart TV. It enables you to stream the content from a variety of online media and entertainment services such as Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hotstar, Hulu, and various TV Networks. The only drawback of the Firestick is that you have to pay a subscription fee to watch the content through it. The subscriptions aren’t that cheap, it’s very expensive. This is where the Firestick jailbreak comes into the picture. Jailbreaking the Firestick allows you to get third-party streaming apps which gives you free access to all your favourite movies, live TV channels, sports and more. 

Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak

Related: Firestick Apps

What is Jailbreak?

Jailbreak refers to the process of gaining root access to the operating system of a particular device. Jailbreaking frees up the device from dependence on the manufacturer as the exclusive source of applications and it allows the users to install the third-party applications that are unavailable at the official App Store. Jailbreaking allows users to customize their device’s software and functions. In general jailbreaking unlocks the plenty of features, you can use the device based on your wish. 

Related: How To Install Kodi On Fire TV or Firestick

Is it Legal to Jailbreak Firestick?

Yes, it is legal to jailbreak a Firestick. The only difference between the regular Firestick and a Jailbroken is one that the installation of the third party apps. The legality of the Firestick depends on how you use the device. If you are using the Firestick to view movies and TV Shows you should have to pay for it. But configuring Kodi to watch the content that you would usually pay for is illegal. If you are jailbreaking firestick and use them to watch pirated contents, then it is illegal. Apart from this, simply jailbreaking Firestick is not considered an illegal activity.

RelatedHow To Install VPN On Fire TV or Firestick

How to Jailbreak Firestick?

First, you have to do some tweaks on your Firestick, to facilitate the jailbreaking process. It is a simple thing that requires nothing more than the Firestick and an active internet connection. Follow the steps given below to Jailbreak Firestick:

Step 1: Configure your Firestick for Jailbreaking: 

  • This is the first and the most basic step. You have to navigate to the Settings using your remote. Now select My Fire TV / Device.
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Now go to the Developer Options. Now you have to do two things. First enable ADB debugging and then turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources.
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • These steps will make sure that your Amazon Fire Stick is all set to be unlocked for the jailbreaking process. 

Step 2: Install ES File Explorer on your FireStick

ES Explorer is a very handy and simple application and you would need it to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick and run Kodi on it. The application is free of cost and you can easily download and install the ES File Explorer on your Fire Stick like any other application.

  • Simply go to the Amazon App Store and search for the ES File Explorer. Once you see the ES File Explorer in the search results, then open it.
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Then click download to install it on your Firestick.
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Once you have completed the installation on your device, click “Open” button to start using ES File Explorer.

Step 3: Jailbreak FireStick with Kodi

Installing Kodi is last and the final step to unlock your Fire Stick completely. Kodi is an application that will open the entire world of free multimedia content on your Amazon Firestick. You can install Kodi on your FireStick in a plenty of ways but here we install it using the ES File Explorer because it is the simplest and most convenient way.

  • Just scroll down the ES File Explorer menu on the left and navigate to the Tools> Download Manager> +New
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Now a box will appear on your screen asking you for the Path and Name. For Path, type http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-17.6-Krypton-armeabi-v7a.apk and type “Kodi Krypton” for the name. Just ensure that the URL is correct and then click OK.
  • After adding the URL and name, click ‘Download Now‘ option. This will start downloading the Kodi APK installation file.
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Once the APK file gets downloaded, open the file and then click ‘Install‘ in the properties box as shown in the image below. 
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Now use Fire TV Stick remote’s navigation buttons to go down and then click “Install” option.
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak
  • Your Fire Stick is now jailbroken. Just click “Open” and you can see the Kodi home screen. Please note that the application might take up some time in opening up for the first time, just wait for a moment.
  • This is how Kodi will look on your Amazon Fire TV Stick device. You can start using it to enjoy unlimited video service without any hassle. 
Firestick Jailbreak
Firestick Jailbreak

Disclaimer: We don’t encourage people to watch pirated contents online. Watching pirated contents is illegal. Thousands of people work hard in creating a movie. Watching movies on pirated websites is not the proper way to appreciate their efforts. Government and ISP providers are working hard to monitor the contents you stream online. Apart from this, by installing third-party add-ons, you lay the way for your privacy leakage. To protect your data, you can use VPN on Kodi.

Thank you for reading this post. 

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