How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick 2018

How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick 2018

Fortunately, there is an easy way to get all that missing content, and you can get it all for free.  Shed the subscriptions.  Don’t pay anything.  This guide is going to show you how to quickly and easily jailbreak your Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV.  First of all, this is NOT illegal.  Jailbreaking any device is LEGAL.  The device is your property and you legally have the right to modify the device if you wish to do so.  Jailbreaking your Amazon Fire Stick or TV unlocks the capability of streaming pirated content from the Internet.  But, again, don’t panic.  Streaming content from the Internet is also not illegal.  Your ISP might not like it, but in most cases, there is nothing illegal about it.  This is not the case if you are using Morpheus TV, Popcorn Time or any of the streaming applications that use BitTorrent technology.  These apps provide a superior streaming experience, but, by using torrents, they expose your IP publicly.  When using these programs to stream free TV and Movies, you will ALWAYS need to use a VPN to protect your privacy.  We offer a 57 percent discount on IPVanish VPN service for our readers. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCREDIBLE LIMITED TIME OFFER

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How to Jailbreak the Fire TV or Fire Stick

Although the jailbreaking process for the Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick is not the easiest thing to do, it is not a problem if you are able to follow a few simple steps.  You can buy a jailbroken Fire Stick from a lot of places on the Internet, but you can’t be sure what kind of software it is running and could pose a huge security risk to your privacy.  Always be sure you do it yourself, or have someone you trust to do it for you.  Just to be on the safe side.

Following this simple tutorial will get you on your way to watching free streaming video content from all over the Internet.  We are going to show you how to jailbreak your Fire TV and/or Fire Stick quickly and easily.  This tutorial is for the 2nd Generation Fire Stick with Alexa voice remote.  We will also show you how to use your jailbroken Fire Stick or Fire TV so you can be up and running in no time.

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Preparing the Fire Stick for the Jailbreaking Process

The first thing you need to do is to tweak a couple settings on the fire stick to make it receptive to the jailbreaking process.  We will not be using a computer to jailbreak the Fire Stick, but we will need to install a couple “unauthorized” apps in order to jailbreak the device completely. Obviously, your device will need to be connected to the Internet as well.

You must complete this step in order to jailbreak your Fire TV or Fire Stick.  Go to the main Settings menu on the Fire Stick.

Select Device

 

Click on Developer Options

Select Apps from Unknown Sources, and, if it is turned off, click it to turn it on.

 

Warning:  Allowing installation of third-party applications can be a risk, and Amazon clearly warns you of that risk.  However, our engineers here at Kodi America are not aware of any security threat to your network that could be carried out through your Fire Stick or Fire TV.  That does not mean that some apps don’t exist out there that are malicious.  Just use some good common sense and make sure you are installing apps that you trust.

Sometimes installing a third-party can cause the Fire TV or Fire Stick to malfunction.  While this is very rare, you can overcome this problem by doing a factory reset on your device and things will go back to normal. You can try again.  Maybe the install file was corrupted.  But, we rarely see these types of problems. 

Now, go back to the Home screen on the Fire Device.

 

Go to the Search screen on the device and search for “Downloader”.

Under Apps and Games you will see the Downloader app.  Select to install the app.

 

You will see an icon to Download the app.  Click this and the app will download and install.

 

The Download icon will change to an Open icon.  Click this icon to open the app.

 

When asked if you want to allow Downloader to access photos, etc. click Allow.  This gives the app access to the file you will be downloading and installing.

 

An informational popup menu will appear.  Select OK to close it

Press the Select button on remote and the keyboard will come up.

 

Enter the following URL http://bit.ly/kodi176

 

Kodi will start downloading.

 

When it finished downloading, you will be asked if you want to install the file you just downloaded, choose Install

 

Kodi will begin installing on the Fire Stick or Fire TV.

 

Once Kodi is installed, click Open.

 

Now you will be presented with the main Kodi screen – click on the icon to exit Kodi (it is the leftmost icon below the Kodi logo) and return to the Fire TV or Fire Stick.

 

You should be back in the Downloader app at this point.  Click Delete to get rid of the downloaded installation file.

 

Confirm that you really want to delete the file.  Click Delete again.

 

Press the Home button on the Fire Stick remote to return to the Home screen.

Press and hold the home button on your Fire TV or Fire Stick remote until you see the following screen. Then select Apps

Long press on Kodi and then choose Move to move it to the front of your application list.

 

Click the Select button when you have Kodi where you want it.

 

Click the Home button on your Fire TV/Stick remote control to go back to the Home screen.  You should see Kodi in the front of your Apps & Games section.

Your Fire Stick is now jailbroken. All you need to do now is to click on the Kodi Icon and Kodi will open.  It might take a couple minutes when you open it for the first time, so be patient.

This is what the main screen of Kodi looks like right out of the box.  It provides a lot of functionality and acts as a complete media center manager.  But it doesn’t quite have the capability of streaming free movies and TV shows yet.  Keep reading to learn how to unlock that functionality.

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Install No Limits Build

Now that your Fire Stick or Fire TV has been jailbroken, you will need to install some Kodi Add-Ons.  But, instead of installing them one by one, we always recommend installing a Kodi Build.  And, as far as builds go, we have not encountered a better build than No Limits Build.  Let’s do that now.

Open Kodi and click on the little gear icon at the topKodi Settings Gear

Select File Manager from the menu

Kodi Select File Manager

Click on Add Source

Kodi Add Source

Click where it says “None

Kodi Add Source 2

Type one of the following:
http://nolimitsbuilds.com/kodi
http://kodinolimits.srve.io/kodi/
http://kodinolimits.com/kodi/
Click Done.  After clicking Done, Kodi will go out and check that the site exists.  If it comes back with an error, just use one of the other servers.

Kodi No Limits File Manager 

Click the box under “Enter a name for this media Source” and type No Limits, then click OK

Kodi No Limits Type Name

Go back to the Kodi Home Screen and click on Add-ons, then click the little box icon at the top left.

Kodi Install Addon

Click “Install from zip file”

Kodi Install from Zip

Click No Limits

Kodi No Limits Install Zip

Click plugin.video.nolimitswizard.zip

Kodi No Limits Select Zip

Wait a few seconds until you see the Add-on enabled notification

Kodi No Limits Wizard Install

Now go back to the Kodi main screen and you will see that the Wizard has been installed.

Kodi No Limits Wizard

Click to open the No Limits Wizard.  Here you will see that there are several options to choose from.  Generally, we recommend using the Firestick Lite versions.  The Lite version still contains tons of add-ons, but they are limited to fit in the limited space available on a Fire Stick.  If you have another device with more memory, then feel free to install the non-Lite version.  Also, you can choose whether or not you want adult addons installed.

Kodi No Limits Servers

Once you decide which version you want to use, click on it to start downloading and installing it.

Kodi No Limits Downloading

Once the installation has finished, you will need to force close Kodi if it doesn’t close on its own.

Kodi No Limits Shut Down

When you restart Kodi after the install, you will see that it looks completely different.  You must wait until the menus finish rebuilding to continue the configuration.

Kodi No Limits Building Menu

At this point, you can choose to use the “Aeon Nox: SiLVO” default skin.  This is an absolutely beautiful skin but can be difficult to configure.  We prefer to use the “Estuary” skin.  Here’s how to change it.

Scroll over until you see SYSTEM and click on it.

Aeon Nox System

Then click on Interface

Aeon Nox System Menu

Select Skin from the left menu

Aeon Nox Interface Settings 1

Then click where it says Aeon Nox:SiLVO and choose Estuary from the menu that pops up.

Aeon Nox Change Skin

You will be asked to confirm if you want to keep the change.  Choose YES.

Estuary Select Continue

You will see that the skin has been changed.

Estuary Interface Settings

If you go back to the home screen, you will see that there are now lots of add-ons installed.

Estuary Add-On

Before you start streaming, please be aware that your ISP and your government are watching you.  This sounds creepy, but we all know it to be true.  Always use a VPN.  We keep saying that, and maybe you are sick of hearing it.  But using a VPN is essential to the overall cord-cutting experience.  If you still aren’t convinced, check out these articles:

What is a VPN? Why do I need it?
Net Neutrality Repeal; A VPN is Essential for Privacy

Also, we do not condone the violation of the copyright laws. But at times it can be difficult to know what is and is not a legitimate source of content.  Using a VPN will eliminate the possibility of problems if you stream questionable content. That being said, before streaming ANY videos on your jailbroken Fire Stick, take the time to install a hhighqualityVPN.  We always recommend IPVanish and we offer an amazing 57% discount on IPVanish for our readers.  CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCREDIBLE LIMITED TIME OFFER.

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The following is required for IPVanish VPN to work with the Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire Stick:

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Go to Apps at the top of your home screen

Select the Categories option

Select Utility

Select the IPVanish VPN app

Select the Get button

Select the Open button to launch the IPVanish app

You will first be prompted to enter your IPVanish Username and Password to login to the application, please make sure to select the Remember Me box so you don’t have to enter it each time then select LOGIN

Once you are logged in, you can choose a location and click the CONNECT button or you can go to the options to select a specific server

Once you are connected to IPVanish, you can go back to your home screen and all of your applications will be routed through the VPN.

To open the IPVanish app once installed select the IPVanish icon from Your Apps & Games.

Note: If you are able to get the IPVanish app installed on your Fire Stick, but you lose network connectivity to Amazon services shortly after connecting, then it is likely you have a 1st generation Fire Stick which does not support our app.

If you follow this guide carefully, not only will you learn how to jailbreak your Fire TV or Fire Stick, you will also learn how to use your jailbroken Amazon Fire TV device to access a virtually unlimited source of media from all over the Internet. 

Don’t miss out on our other great articles that will help you get the most out of your Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV device.

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Now that you know How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV Stick 2018, be sure to secure your connection with a VPN to keep your ISP from slowing you down, spying on you or blocking you.  For more information, be sure to check out our article What is a VPN? Why do I need it?

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