How to Jailbreak a Firestick (October 2021)

Firestick Jailbreak

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Today you will learn how to jailbreak a firestick in 2 minutes.

This firestick jailbreak process is also called “side-loading”. Side loading means installing third-party streaming apps onto a Fire Stick or Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Basically, we are installing third-party applications that are not available in the Amazon App Store. We will download and install them onto the firestick device using an application called Downloader.

Jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick will work for any version of the Fire TV Stick. This firestick jailbreak works on the Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Cube and so on.

The entire process is done right on the firestick and does not require a computer or additional equipment.

Once you have your jailbroken firestick you can use it to watch movies, tv shows, live tv channels, live sports and more.

Below is the complete screenshot tutorial, or the video tutorial if you prefer that. So grab your firestick remote and follow along.

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Turn on ADB Debugging & Apps from Unknown Sources

Step 1: Go to the Home Screen on your Fire TV Stick by clicking the Home Button on your Fire TV Stick Remote

Step 2: Go to Settings on the Home Screen of your Fire TV Stick

Firestick-Settings

Step 3: Select My Fire TV from the menu of options

Firestick-Settings

Step 4: Select Developer Options

Firestick-Developer-Options

Step 5: Turn on ADB Debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources

Firestick-Apps-From-Unkown-Sources

Install Downloader

Step 1: Go back to the Home Screen on your Fire TV Stick by clicking the Home Button on your Fire TV Stick Remote

Firestick-Home-Screen

Step 2: Go to Find and then click on the Search button. Search for Downloader

Firestick-Search
Firestick-Downloader-Search

Step 3: Select Downloader from the list of options and click Download. Now Downloader will install onto your firestick

Downloader APK

Step 4: Click on Open to open the Downloader app

Downloader APK Open

Step 5: Once the Downloader app opens, click Allow then click OK

Install IPVanish VPN

When jailbreaking your Amazon Firestick, you absolutely need to use a VPN.

A VPN will make you anonymous online by masking your IP address and encrypting your personal data.

You absolutely want to use a VPN when jailbreaking your firestick be\cause the developers of these third-party applications and addons can harvest your personal data and sell it.

Make sure to use a good VPN like IPVanish VPN which has a zero-log policy and the fastest connection for Fire Stick devices. They also have a 30 day money-back-guarantee so you can use it on your firestick risk-free.

Please stay away from free VPNs since they will harvest your personal data and sell it. They are free for a reason!!!

IPVanish VPN can also be installed from the official Amazon App Store by searching for it from the Home Screen of your firestick.

Step 1: Go to the URL area in Downloader and type in cordcuttersanonymous.com/ipv then click Go

Step 2: When prompted, click Install. Now IPVanish VPN will install onto your firestick

IPVanish VPN Install
IPVanish Install

Install Kodi 18.9 or Kodi 19

Now that we have IPVanish VPN installed, we are going to install Kodi.

Kodi is a media center application you can install on any android device such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The Kodi application is amazing because it allows you to connect the best Kodi Addons that allow you to access movies, tv shows, live tv and live sports.

We recommend you install Kodi 19 for the best experience since it is the most recent version of Kodi with the best Kodi Addons moving towards this version.

Kodi 18.9 works well but the addons are slowly being phased out with plenty of great Kodi Addons already moving over to Kodi 19.

The cordcuttersanonymous.com/kodistable download link will always point to the latest stable Kodi version.

How to Install Kodi 19.1

Step 1: Go to the URL area in Downloader and type in cordcuttersanonymous.com/kodistable then click Go

Downloader
Kodi Stable

Step 2: When prompted, click on Install. Now Kodi 19.1 will install onto your firestick

Kodi Install
Kodi APK

How to Install Kodi 18.9

Step 1: Go to the URL area in Downloader and type in cordcuttersanonymous.com/kodi189 then click Go

Downloader
Kodi 18.9

Step 2: When prompted, click on Install. Now Kodi 18.9 will install onto your firestick

Kodi Install
Kodi APK

Setup IPVanish VPN Before Using Kodi

Now that we have Kodi installed, always make sure to have the VPN running in the background to protect yourself.

This is a very important step to do before loading any Addons onto Kodi.

IPVanish has a zero-log policy and the fastest connections for firestick so you can stream all your favorite content with no buffering.

They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee so that you can try it on your firestick risk-free on unlimited devices.

Step 1: Create your Username & Password for IPVanish VPN.

Step 2: You will receive an activation link to your email address to activate your account. Make sure to click the activation link to activate your account!

Step 3: Go to the IPVanish VPN app on your Fire TV Stick, then enter your username and password, then select Login

Step 4: Once you login it IPVanish VPN, go up to the gear icon in the top right-hand corner and click on it

Step 5: Make sure that Start IPVanish is checked to On

Step 6: Make sure that Startup Connection Action is set to Connect to Fastest Server

Step 7: Make sure that Scramble is checked to On

Step 8: Make sure that Country is set to United States for the best streaming experience

Step 9: Click Connect then click OK to connect to the VPN server

You are now connected to the IPVanish VPN server.

This means your IP Address & location is now changed to the IPVanish zero-log server.

This means whatever you stream now will be completely anonymous with no trace back to you.

Additionally, your personal data is now encrypted from the developers of these third-party Kodi Addons & Kodi Builds.

Installing Official Kodi Addons

Now that we are all set up with Kodi & IPVanish VPN, let’s load the best official Addons onto Kodi.

These Kodi Addons are completely legal and included in the official built-in Kodi Addon repository.

Step 1: Click on Add-Ons on the left hand side from the Home Screen of Kodi

Kodi Add Ons

Step 2: Select “Install from repository”

Kodi Install From Repository

Step 3: Select “Video add-ons”

Kodi Video Addons

Step 4: Select the Addon you would like to install from the Official Kodi Addons List

Pluto TV

Step 5: Select “Install”

Pluto TV Kodi Addon

Step 6: Select “Ok”

Pluto TV

You can do this for as many Kodi Addons on the list as you would like.

Kodi 19 Addons

Please stay away from illegal third-party addons & builds since they most likely contain copyrighted content. Avoid third-party apps like Cinema HD, Mobdro or Terrarium since they host copyrighted content.

Stay within the Official Kodi Addon Repository to ensure you don’t have exposure to malware, viruses and copyrighted content.

Once you install the best streaming services into Kodi you have access to all of your addons right in the Kodi application.

Best Legal Kodi 19.1 Matrix Addons

Now you can install the Best Kodi Addons now that you are all setup with Kodi. You can see the extensive list below for the best legal Kodi 19.1 Matrix Addons from the Official Kodi Addon Repository.

Crackle

Crackle is a free video-streaming service that allows users to watch TV shows and movies, all completely free of charge with absolutely zero buffering. Crackle has hundreds of top rated TV Shows and Movies to choose from, with new content being added every week, so you'll never be short on things to watch including some anime.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV is a free streaming service that offers 70+ free Live TV Channels including CBS News, Fight Network and the ESPN network. The Pluto TV addon also has a huge selection of Catch-up content and VOD's that allow you to watch top shows and new movies anytime you like with this free IPTV addon similar to Netflix.

NewsOn

NewsOn is a free Video on Demand service that lets you watch top US, Canadian and British Live News channels. There are dozens of different categories to choose from so you'll never run out of things to watch. The NewsOn Kodi addon also has tons of local and international news channels so you can stay up-to-date on the news completely free for Kodi users.

Freeform

Freeform is a free Video on Demand service that has thousands of hours of exclusive content from top TV shows and movies. Freeform has all the latest episodes from popular TV Shows like Pretty Little Liars, Shadowhunters and The Fosters. When you watch TV and free movies with the Freeform Kodi addon it's always a great easy-to-use interface.

Plex

Plex is one of the best Kodi Addons to use as a Kodi Media Center. Plex allows users to access their media library from any device, including TVs and gaming consoles. Plex also has some great advanced features such as parental controls and support for multiple users on the same account.

Popcornflix

Popcornflix is a Kodi Addon that lets you watch 100's of full-length Hollywood Movies and TV Shows all completely free. Watch popular movies like Star Trek, Disney Classics and tons more! The quality of the videos that Popcornflix offers are amazing and there's always plenty to choose from to stream movies.

BBC iPlayer (iPlayer WWW)

BBC iPlayer is on of the most popular Kodi Addons that brings Live TVCatch-up and on-demand content directly to Kodi. From award winning dramas to classic comedies, iPlayer has it all with HD streams of the latest shows available just hours after they air in the UK. BBC iPlayer has been completely overhauled since it's previous Kodi V17 incarnation. The new interface makes finding your favorite shows a breeze and now you can enjoy Live TV as well as Catch-up content in HD.

Trakt

Trakt is a Kodi Addon that allows you to manage all of your favourite TV Shows, Movies and other media from one easy-to-use interface. When you use Trakt with Kodi it creates an exciting new way to track everything you watch letting you know which episodes you've seen and even rate them.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids is another great Kodi Addon that lets you watch 100's of full-length Hollywood Movies and TV Shows all completely free. Watch popular movies like Star Trek, Disney Classics and tons more! The quality of the videos that Red Buxom offers are amazing and there's always plenty to choose from.

YouTube

Youtube is a Kodi Addon that brings you all of your favorite YouTube content right within Kodi. It has an extensive library so there's always something to watch with most videos having multiple links for different qualities. 

Twitch

Twitch is a Kodi Addon that lets you watch all the latest video game streams directly through Kodi. You can view top games, players and tournaments or even check out your favorite streamers channels right within this addon!

Vimeo

Vimeo is a Kodi Addon that let's you access to tons of awesome High Definition videos. It has 100's of great categories so finding awesome videos is easy, plus it also lets you search for video titles directly in the addon.

OpenSubtitles.org

OpenSubtitles.org is a Kodi Addon that lets you add subtitles directly to your movie and tv show library with just one click of a button. This means that if you ever get tired of looking for the right subtitle file, then this addon will save you time and effort while making sure that your movies and shows are 100% accurate in terms

South Park

The South Park Kodi Addon is new addon for Kodi streaming. It gives best South Park episodes & movies with high picture quality and also you can watch full South Park episodes.

Ted Talks

Ted Talks is a Kodi Addon that uses an automatic video stream finder to search the web for the best high quality streams available. This addon has some great features like auto-play, easy-to-use navigation and has a massive library so you'll never run out of new content.

World Star Hip-Hop

World Star Hip-Hop is a Kodi Addon that allows you to stream the best World Star videos right within Kodi. The Addon is updated in real-time so you can always stay up-to-date with the latest viral videos and Hip-Hop news.

LiveLeak

LiveLeak is a Kodi Addon that brings you the latest and greatest videos from around the internet. It has some amazing features like: HD streams, fast loading times and more. Warning: this Kodi Addon may be graphic for those under the age of 18.

Fox News

Fox News is a Kodi Addon that allows you to watch Live News, Breaking News and Video Highlights all in one place. It has some nice features like Favorites so you can customize the content you want quick access to.

Google Drive

The Google Drive Kodi Addon is a brand new addon that allows you to stream and download all kinds of files right within Kodi. Watch movies, listen to music, read ebooks and watch live TV (if it's in your zip file) this addon will allow you to easily access all kinds of media directly in Kodi.

NBC Sports Live Extra

NBC Sports Live Extra is a Kodi Addon that lets you live stream millions of events each year, including NHL Hockey, NFL Football and Cycling. It has access to the latest sports programming across dozens of different channels so you'll never miss your favorite team play again. This is one of the best sports addons for Kodi.

MLB.TV

MLB.TV is a Kodi Addon that lets you watch MLB Baseball for free right within Kodi. It has access to tons of live tv stations and archives so you can watch all the games, plus it has dozens of different categories to choose from.

NHL.TV

NHL.TV is a Kodi Addon that lets you watch NHL Hockey for free right within Kodi. It has access to tons of live tv stations and archives so you can watch all the games, plus it has dozens of different categories to choose from.

Red Bull TV

Red Bull TV is a Kodi Addon that allows you to watch live sports for free right within Kodi. It has access to tons of live tv stations and Red Bull stations for extreme sports viewing, plus a massive archive of epic video content as well.

IMDb Trailers

IMDb Trailers is a Kodi Addon that lets you watch some of the latest movie trailers right within Kodi. It updates new trailers every day so there will always be fresh content to choose from. 

Multi Weather

Multi Weather a Kodi Addon that lets you watch live TV through your kodi software, the addon has access to live channels so you'll never be bored again. Always stay up-to-date on the weather and big weather events.

NOAA

NOAA a Kodi Addon that gives you access to weather emergency alerts, flood watches and more. It uses the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help make your life safer. This addon is fast and reliable so you'll always know if there's an incoming storm or other dangerous conditions outside.

Gismeteo

Gismeteo is a Kodi Addon that you can install directly within your kodi media player so you can stay up-to-date with the latest weather reports. It has a massive library of live tv channels and weather stations, so you'll never miss out on big weather events again.

SubScene Subtitles

SubScene Subtitles is a Kodi Addon that has the largest library of subtitles for movies & TV shows. It updates daily with new films, series and episodes so you'll never be bored. This is a good backup addon to OpenSubtitles.org.

SoundCloud

Soundcloud is a Kodi Addon that allows you to listen and download music directly through Kodi. It has an extensive library of songs and album info including lyrics. This addon also features: Autoplay, Favorite Tracks, Music Player Support and it's always being updated so keep checking back for new stuff!

Matrix Visualization

Matrix Visualization is a Kodi Addon that restores the Kodi feel. It features multi-media home theater entertainment center so you can enjoy powerful music visualization and more. It has tons of different themes to choose from.

RSS Podcasts

RSS Podcasts is a Kodi Addon that brings you all the latest news, sports and entertainment content right within Kodi. It has tons of amazing different podcasts that you can stream completely for free right within Kodi. The

Shoutcast

Shoutcast is a Kodi Addon that allows you to play your favorite online radio stations directly within Kodi. It has hundreds of different categories like Hip-Hop, Pop, Country and lots more so there's always something for everyone!

Mixcloud

Mixcloud is a Kodi Addon made for all DJ's, producers & music fans. Mixcloud has millions of mixes that you can listen to on demand! It also allows you to keep up with your favorite DJ's and shows them what you think by giving them likes and comments.

Radio

The Radio Kodi Addon is the best music addon for all your music content. It has a massive library of more than 30 genres including: Rock, Dance, Hip Hop, Rap and so much more!

How to Jailbreak a Fire TV Stick (Shortened List)

Follow the steps below to jailbreak your firestick:

  1. Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options
  2. Toggle On “Apps from unknown sources
  3. Search for the app “Downloader” from the home screen
  4. Download and install the Downloader application
  5. Type in the URL area “cordcuttersanonymous.com/ipv” and click Go
  6. Install IPVanish VPN when it finishes downloading
  7. Type in the URL area “cordcuttersanonymous.com/kodistable” and click Go
  8. Install Kodi when it finishes downloading
  9. Create your username and password for IPVanish VPN
  10. Login to IPVanish VPN and connect to a USA server
  11. Open Kodi > Add-ons > Install from repository > Video Addons
  12. Select the addons you want to install from the official list
  13. Click on Install > OK
  14. Repeat steps 13 & 14 for as many of the best Kodi Addons as you want

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What Does Jailbreaking a Firestick Mean?

Basically, jailbreaking a firestick is just removing restrictions on the device. This will allow you to install third-party apps not available in the Amazon app store.

Technically, this process is actually called firestick side-loading. The process is truly just side loading third-party applications onto the device.

When you are jailbreaking a laptop, computer or iPhone iOS you are installing modified firmware (or new operating system) onto the device.

Fortunately, when you jailbreak a Fire TV Stick you are just side loading third-party applications. This easy process to do in 2 minutes with this tutorial.

What Is The History Of A Firestick Jailbreak

The Amazon Firestick has a pre-installed Amazon App Store, which allows you to install different applications on your Fire TV device.

This store includes many popular tv apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, Disney Plus, ESPN+, YouTube, Downloader and more.

All of these apps have to be approved by Amazon in order to be in the store, so the hurdle to make it into the store is large.

Amazon has been against open-source applications like Kodi because you can install Addons from third-party developers that can be malicious or contain copyrighted material.

Amazon removed the Kodi application from the Amazon App Store in 2015. However, using Downloader in the Amazon App Store, Kodi has never been easier to install on the Firestick.

This is because the Amazon Firestick operating system is an Android Operating System. This means you can easily install APKs (Android Package Applications) such as Kodi onto the device with an app such as Downloader.

This is why side-loading Kodi onto an Apple TV or Roku is much more difficult since they are not running on Android Operating Systems.

Which Firestick Can I Jailbreak?

A common misconception is you need a specific type of Amazon Fire TV Stick to jailbreak it.

You can jailbreak any firestick easily with the tutorial above.

So again, if you are asking how to jailbreak firestick, how to jailbreak firestick 4K, how to jailbreak a firestick lite etc… then the tutorial above will show how to jailbreak any firestick that you have.

You can also install Kodi from the jailbreaking firestick step-by-step guide above on any device with an Android Operating System.

This means you can apply this jailbreak to Nvidia Shield, Android TV Boxes, Android Phones and anything else with an Android Operating System.

Again, the process above will NOT work for devices such as Roku or Apple TV because they are on different operating systems.

Is Jailbreak Firestick Illegal?

You may be wondering – is it illegal to jailbreak a firestick?

NO – It is not illegal to install or “side-load” third-party firestick apps onto your device. It depends how you use your jailbroken firestick.

Amazon has made the option to install third-party applications as easy as just going to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options > Allow Third-Party Applications (On)

The problem that comes with third-party applications is some people can use them to stream copyrighted content. This is when the legality becomes nefarious.

That is why when you install Kodi onto your firestick device, you should only use legal and approved addons in the Official Kodi Addon Repository.

If you decide to use other third-party applications, always make sure to strictly stream content on the Public Domain to avoid copyrighted content. It is best to avoid most third-party apps since they will harvest and sell your personal data.

Make sure to completely mask your IP address from the developers of these third-party applications by using a good & reliable VPN service for the firestick with zero-logs like IPVanish VPN.

When you are connected to the IPVanish VPN app on your jailbroken firestick, phone or computer – your IP Address and personal data will be encrypted by their servers. This gives you a new IP Address which cannot be seen by the developers of third-party apps or your ISP.

If you are thinking of using a free VPN service it is not worth your time. Free VPNS will log and sell your personal data. They are free for a reason.

They also have terrible WiFi internet connection speeds which will cause buffering and lagging when streaming.

What is the Best VPN for Firestick?

IPVanish VPN has long been the best VPN for Android devices.

This is because IPVanish has a strict zero-log policy. This means anything you access while connected to the VPN server will never be documented.

Additionally, IPVanish has the fastest connections for Fire Stick devices along with a very low cost which makes it a top-tier VPN much more affordable than ExpressVPN.

The IPVanish VPN app can be found in the Amazon App Store, Google Play Store or the Cord Cutters Anonymous FileLinked Store for Firestick / Fire TV.

IPVanish now has a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can test it out risk-free.

What is Kodi?

So for those of you who don't know, Kodi is an all-in-one Media Center. You can install Kodi on your firestick which can then have “Kodi addons” or “Kodi builds” installed into it.

Installing Kodi takes less than 2 minutes and will turn your firestick into a powerhouse. Once you know how to install Kodi, you can use the Official Kodi Addon Repository to install legal addons for free content such as free movies, free streaming and IPTV.

Which Kodi Version Should I Use?

When using Kodi on Fire TV, you should use Kodi 19 (Matrix) currently.

Kodi 19 (Matrix) will work best with most addons and builds.

Kodi 18.9 has a larger library in the Official Kodi Addon Repository than Kodi 19. However, the best Addons have already left the Kodi 18.9 Official Kodi Addon Repository and have moved over to the Kodi 19 repository.

For this reason, it is recommended that you use Kodi 19 since most addons will be phased out of Kodi 18.9 over time.

What Devices Can I Use Kodi On?

Kodi will work on all android devices with ease. This includes but is not limited to, Fire TV Devices, Fire TV Cube, Android TV Boxes, Nvidia Shield etc.

Kodi installation on all of these firestick devices and android devices is very easy when using a good VPN service.

You can also install Kodi on PC or Mac, but I recommend just sticking to Android devices that do not contain sensitive personal information.

What About Third-Party Kodi Addon Repositories?

We recommend staying away from third-party addon repositories.

The reason is that a lot of these repositories contain addons that have copyrighted content and additionally are traditionally laced with malware and spyware to infect your devices.

We would recommend avoiding third-party Kodi Addons such as Exodus ReduxMagic Dragon RepoSerenVenomFenThe CrewDejaVuAioExodus AddonGaiaGenesisPlacentaSports DevilYoda and many others.

Can I Get Into Legal Trouble Using Kodi?

Installing Kodi is legal and completely safe.

Where you may run into legal trouble is with the Addons & Builds you are using with Kodi.

It is advised to only use Kodi Addons and Builds that are verified as legal and that have proper copyright licensing for their content they provide.

If you use Addons not in the Official Kodi Addons Repository, it is recommended to only use them for content on the Public Domain to be safe if you cannot verify the licensing the Adddon has.

Always use a good VPN with zero-logs to hide your IP address & encrypt your personal data when using Kodi Addons or Builds.

The use of a VPN with zero-logs will always make your streaming activity completely anonymous.

What Other Services Can Be Used With Kodi?

When you have Kodi installed, whether it be on a phone, computer or android device you can always add in additional services.

Some of the major services used with Kodi are TraktGitHub, a real-debrid account and Premiumize.

These services are great additions to working Kodi Addons found in the Official Kodi Repository.

These can help you form playlists, improve scrapers, provide streaming links for video-addons and improve functionality of Kodi.

Most services can be used with Kodi 19 Matrix and Kodi 18 Leia along with most Kodi Builds.

Where Can I Buy An Amazon Fire Stick?

If it is your first time purchasing an Amazon Fire TV Stick, the easiest option is to purchase it through Amazon.com.

They will have all available versions of the streaming device ready to ship right to you. The Amazon Firestick will basically turn any TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV.

If you want a new firestick immediately, you can check out your local Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, GameStop or Staples. Just give them a call before heading over to see if they have any in stock.

For the type of Fire TV Stick you purchase, you have a few options, all of which will work with the firestick jailbreaking process.

The most common is the standard Fire TV Stick, which has picture quality up to 1080p along with buttons on the remote to control your TV volume.

The most expensive version is the Fire TV Stick 4K, which has picture quality up to 4K plus the volume buttons. If you have a 4K TV and want 4K picture quality, you should purchase this one.

The least expensive version is the Fire TV Stick Lite. This version is the same as the Fire TV Stick with 1080p, but no volume buttons on the remote.

The last version is the Fire TV Cube which is basically a hands free version of the firestick where you can ask Alexa out loud instead of using a remote.

Fire TV Devices

The Fire TV Cube also has 16GB of storage included and a built-in speaker so you can speak with Alexa to control the Fire TV Stick for you.

The hardware specs for all of these devices are the same, with the Fire TV Cube having a slightly weaker processor for speed. All other versions have the same processor and storage capacity. So, it comes down to preference and budget.

What is an APK?

APK stands for Android Package Kit. Basically, it is a file type that is specifically for Android Operating Systems.

An APK file is just a fancy way of saying a downloading file for an Android Operating System that will allow you to install an Application easily.

Using APKs is perfect for the FireStick because it runs on an Android Operating System, so it can easily take these files and install applications from downloading and installing the APKs.

Jailbreaking your Amazon Firestick allows you to load third-party android applications onto your device.

What makes APKs great for the firestick, is basically you can have a FileLinked Store, or a one-stop-shop for APK files, and use these files to install applications right on your Amazon Firestick extremely fast and very easily.

If you want to install all of the best firestick apps onto your device, check out the best firestick apps blog post for over 89+ amazing firestick apps!

Also, if you ever need more storage space to install APKs you can delete apps you don’t use by going to Settings > Applications > Manage installed applications.

Legal Copyright Disclaimer – Cord Cutters Anonymous does not verify the legal status of any application, addon, build or service. It is the user's sole responsibility to ensure they are not streaming or downloading copyrighted content. We recommend only using these apps to access content that is available on the Public Domain. We do not condone piracy or the streaming/downloading of copyrighted content of any kind. We adhere to all valid DCMA takedown requests. Read our full disclaimer.

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72 thoughts on “How to Jailbreak a Firestick (October 2021)”

  1. Hi I am having issues with my firestick I jail broke it in nov. It worked great then just stopped working. I put on another TV and now it semi works. The resbix wants some update done but I get error that Amazon does not do those updates. and film plus wont let me watch anything. It would be helpful maybe to know how to fix these issues and how to install new apps you suggest. Thank you

    1. Hi!

      The jailbreak on this blog is the most up to date version. Currently, removing Redbox TV from your firestick and replacing it with Live NetTV using the tutorial above will give you the best experience for streaming live tv.

      As far as fixing FilmPlus streams loading, try force closing the app and then the streams will populate again.

      To do this, go to settings -> applications -> manage installed applications -> FilmPlus -> Force Close

      Make sure to bookmark this page as I will update it every month with the latest jailbreak setup, and make sure to join the newsletter also where I will keep everyone updated if something goes down in the current month’s setup and how to fix it to make it easy to stay up-to-date!

    2. Film plus stopped working on mine also I deleted the version that had no ads mod and downloaded the one that has ads and it now works. The ads are only there while ur looking for a movie to watch they dont show up while the movie itself is playing

      1. Try force closing the apps and links should reappear. Go to settings -> applications -> manage installed applications -> Typhoon TV -> Force close.

        I also would recommend Cinema HD over Typhoon TV since Cinema HD will have many more high quality streams available. Hope this helps!

  2. I’m having difficulty with the Live TV Net app. Whenever I attempt to watch a show I receive an “Error fetching data 48×608” message under any channel that falls under Entertainment.

    1. It may mean that the channel may be down in live net tv. A good alternative app you can use to access any channels that may be down is TV Tap Pro or Red Box TV from my file linked store. Both are great apps and you can see which one you like best.

    1. Some US channels may be down in the Live Net TV app. A good alternative app you can use to access any channels that may be down is TV Tap Pro or Red Box TV from my file linked store. Both are great apps and you can see which one you like best.

  3. Hello,
    My live net TV app is showing a fetching error data 48×608 When I try to view A live channel. Does someone have a tip to correct this.
    Thank you

    1. It may mean that the channel may be down in live net tv. A good alternative app you can use to access any channels that may be down is TV Tap Pro or Red Box TV from my file linked store. Both are great apps and you can see which one you like best.

    1. The Sport Live Pro app is updated in my FileLinked store with the newest version which has somewhat larger text and also highlights the stream you are over now to make it easier to navigate! Works great for streaming live sporting events for free!

      1. sports live Pro app works but when I click on a game it says the link is not supported or something so it won’t connect, I tried all the links none of them work.

    1. It can be used on a computer monitor, however using it on a laptop is not plug and play, you would need extra equipment like a capture card to allow it to display on your laptop, then you would have to watch the video/audio in a capture card recording software. So I guess yes it’s possible, but the capture card will cost more than the Firestick itself and also will be a pain to set everything up. A tv or computer monitor would be the best bet for watching instantly and seamlessly

  4. Good evening,

    First, great YouTube video – perfectly detailed instructions / easy to understand. Second, quick question: Any thoughts on why I would be experiencing continued buffering while watching a 200 – 300 MB video file with a 1 GB internet connection? It happens so often the expereince is not worth the content & it would seem unlike that the bandwidth would be the issue.

    I would certainly be interested in your thoughts / tips.

    Thanks,

    John

    1. Thank you! As far as streaming and experience with lag, the lower MB stream you select the better it will stream. Make sure the VPN is on as well since some internet service providers will throttle your internet speed for connecting to certain sites. If your speeds are still slow, maybe try setting the vpn to the best connection in your own country and see if that fixes it!

    1. Does it work at all when navigating on the Home Screen with the audible clicking noises? If not, try resetting your firestick and make sure your tv volume is loud enough. If it is just a stream without audio, try selecting a different stream

  5. I have a jailbroke amazon stick, my question is how do I update it? Actually I have 2, but 1 I haven’t used and the other is not working right at all…

    1. So I would bookmark this page and sign-up for the newsletter in this blog (updated monthly) to always have the most optimal setup. If the setup changes in a given month you can just delete the old apps and replace them with the better ones. The newsletter will also tell you that and will notify you if / when an app goes down then how to fix it or replace it quickly. Hope this helps!

  6. Some apps in filelinked have a ! instead of a download button. Mobdro, Beetv, Teatv, and others. When clicked on shows error code 404. I’ve tried reinstalling Filelinked but that does not fix anything. Help?

  7. Can’t seem to navigate away from nfl in the sports app. Anyone have any tips? Followed the setup, everything else seems to work except that.

    1. I would make sure to activate the mouse toggle app so you can use it to navigate. Go to mouse toggle, toggle it to off then back on, and the when there is a popup click “Allow USB Debugging” and it then should turn to on. You can then use the mouse toggle in the sport live pro app by double clicking the play button on your firestick remote really fast and then use the mouse toggle to click the button in the top right hand corner to then select your sport. Hope this is helpful and let me know if you have anymore questions!

  8. I’m looking for an app that will give me TV listings and over the air listings. Ive seen you tube videos on TV 24 TV guide app, but they show it thru aptiode. I can’t find it thru filelinked nor download it thru downloader( google play store). Being able to have an app that I can check listings would save lots of time. TV 24 seems like a good answer but how do I get it?

  9. This process was really well described and I am excited to get started. The one roadblock I have is that the recommended mouse toggle app on cordcutters can’t be downloaded. I’m getting a message that “The file is probably offline or broken…”

    Just wanted you to know that it needs fixing! I’ll keep checking back at the store to see if/when it becomes available…

    Thank you!

  10. The whole Jailbreak Firestick experience is wonderful. I’m learning a great deal. But not watching as much as I would like. My problem or worry is when I choose a major new movie through Netflix or any other major movie site it mentions charges or fees of some kind. Or even joining them. My stick is “registered” thru Amazon with my info. Should I deregister my stick? And then would I truly have free content? I do have a paid VPN which is “on”, I do check to see if it is on. As a cord cutter I want free, free, free.
    Next, I still get my Wi-Fi from my cable company, I do plan on changing that in the future. What does one do in a “black out” or local lost of power situation? Thanks in advance for your reply.

    1. Hey! So with this jailbreak you will only need to use FilmPlus for movies and Live Net TV for live tv. You will not need any other apps on your firestick to stream content if that makes sense. As far as switching to just WiFi, that is a great call since it is much cheaper and if the power goes out, regardless your tv/cable will not work – so might as well go with the cheaper version of just WiFi with your ISP. Make sure your VPN is always running so that if your ISP tries to block you from accessing streams within these apps you can bypass it and also stream everything anonymously. Hope this helps!

  11. Love the Jailbreak. Having a issue with the sports live pro. I cannot get the mouse toggle to work on full version. or up down will not scroll from nba to mlb or whatever. Any help.

    1. Try uninstalling mouse toggle. Reenter the filelinked code and reinstall the version that is for your firestick. Once you open mouse toggle, toggle it from off to on, then allow USB debugging, then when you go into sport live pro and double click the play button fast it will work

  12. I downloaded GSE IPTV thru’ download app. It is the version with ads. How can I switch to the pro paid version? Keep up the good work . A lot of very interesting info!

    1. Love the Jailbreak. I watched your video step by step everything went great and got to the part where I Downloaded everything and click back home But everything I downloaded is not in the apps or channels page. Any suggestions

      1. I would go to settings -> applications -> manage installed applications. From there you can see all of the apps you installed. I would then uninstall each of the apps from there, reset your firestick, then reinstall them and they should appear properly in your apps & channels.

  13. Is there any app with castilian spanish language contents?

    Thanks. I am waiting to a good offer for the new Fire Stick 2021, when I buy it I will try your tutorial.

    1. Yes use the app P Movies from my filelinked store it has content that is specifically for Spanish dubs for movies and tv shows. For live tv, I’d recommend OLA TV 14 from my filelinked store and use station H-42 it will have many Spanish channels

  14. I am trying to install get.filelinked.com and have been blocked by Centurylink mcafee. Is there a way around this?

    1. Make sure to disable Mcafee on your device. You can go to settings -> applications -> manage installed applications. From there you can find the centurylink mcafee app and then uninstall it. Once you install filelinked you can reinstall the mcafee application

      1. I managed to get everything installed. All apps working but I am having a bad buffering and screen freezing about every 2-3 minutes. I have a good WIFI signal and internes speed. Is there anything I can do to reduce buffering?

        1. Hmm do you have the VPN running? Your ISP may be throttling your speeds which the VPN would bypass. Also make sure to always select movies and tv shows with low MB to have faster streams without buffering

          1. I am using the VPN you recommended on the video. For instance, when I am using LiveNet TV Fox News it buffers a lot then completely freezes. As I said my internet connection using the Fire TV Setting then Network shows Signal Strength: Very Good and Channel 161 Quality: Good. My download speed is 112.000 Mbps and my upload speed is 11.196 Mbps. When I stream Netflix or Prime Video outside the FIre Stick appd I get no buffering or freezing.

          2. If you are experiencing buffering issues in Live Net TV, a good alternative to try is OLA TV 14 from my filelinked store. Use station H-42 and you should have no buffering there. Remember to always select lower MB streams in FilmPlus if you are experiencing buffering with high MB streams and it will balance out

  15. I attempted to download and install OLA TV 14 from your filelinked store. I tried station H-42 and it states “There was a problem parsing the package. Can not download and install. Any recommendations?

  16. Thanks for the great information. I am having an issue when a show ends it starts the next episode at the end with a 7 second timer, then the the episode will not start. I have to hit rewind to get to the start. Any suggestions?

  17. I have had my fire stick for over a year, I have noticed
    That when put cinema hd it keeps buffering and also
    It has removed links to old tv shows I like,
    Is there anyway around that

  18. When I try to get to file linked it says it does not exist. I tried re-entering the code but it still doesn’t work.

  19. For some reason, I have got to the step when I downloaded kodi189 but is refuses to install. Can someone help me?

  20. I already have a paid subscription for NordVPN. I have been a subscriber for several years and I am happy with them. I have it installed on my home wifi router and on my devices for when I am using them elsewhere. Will NordVPN work for this jailbreaking a fire tv stick?

      1. Yes, that’s why I pay for one, I was made aware of that a few years ago when I first learned what a VPN was. Thanks for the reply. Any special settings I need to think about? I have it set up as open vpn on the wifi router. Do I need to install it the same as directions above regardless of router?

        1. If you can setup a VPN kill switch to work with your router that would be the ideal setup so if the VPN goes down it cuts the WiFi so you don’t ever use it without the VPN running. An alternative is to use the VPN app on the firestick and ensure it’s running, but I think you have the ideal setup through the router. Maybe just look into setting up a kill switch is all I’d recommend

          1. Yes, I can set up a kill switch so that if the VPN disconnects for any reason it will stop all traffic. I have an ax3000 Asus with merlin firmware so that’s not an issue at all. Thanks for the info, kudos to you.

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