Hack Your Fire TV and Firestick to Install Kodi Krypton 17 in 3 Easy Steps
This hack to install Kodi 17.4 Krypton on your Firestick and Fire TV is incredibly easy. There’s no need to jailbreak or chip your device, and you don’t even need a computer to install it. We’re often asked if it’s illegal to install Kodi on their firesticks, they’re worried about bricking it. The truth is, Kodi is 100% legal and there is no risk involved in installing it on your Amazon device.
Amazon makes it very easy to install apps like Kodi on their devices with just a few settings applied. It’s the 3rd-party Kodi add ons like 1Channel, SportsDevil, and Exodus that could potentially be illegal. The reason is, these plugins provide you free streams of every movie and TV show ever made. You can also stream live television and sporting events like PPV UFC, WWE, Boxing, NFL, MLB, and much more.
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These instructions are for installing Kodi 17.4 Krypton on Amazon Fire OS 5
If you have a previous version of Kodi installed on your Firestick or Fire TV, you need to uninstall it before proceeding. The add-ons are not compatible with this new version of Kodi.
Step 2: Hack Your Firestick and FireTV System Settings
Make sure your firestick or fire TV is on and connected to the internet. From the menu go to Settings>Device>Developer Options
Turn ON ADB debugging and turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources
Install Downloader App
Click on the Search icon from your Fire TV’s home screen and type in Downloader. Make sure to type the entire name, select it and hit Enter to be able to find it and install. Downloader does not show up in Amazon’s suggested search results. Install and open Downloader.
Step 3: Download and Install Kodi
Clear the first screen and you’ll immediately see a place to type in the URL to download Kodi. Type in http://kodi.tv/download and select GO.
Kodi’s website will open up inside of Downloader, you can use your firestick remote to control the red circle on the screen. Select the Green Android logo and on the next page select the button that says “ARMV7A(32BIT)” Kodi Krypton 17.4 will immediately start downloading.
When it’s done downloading, click Install at the bottom of your screen. Kodi will take a minute or so to install and when it is finished click OPEN. Kodi will then run it’s initial setup process. This usually takes a minute or two, depending on if there are Kodi updates it needs to install before running.
Once Kodi is done preparing the first run it will open up and you’ll see a list of categories on the left sidebar. Before you can begin installing cool video add-ons that will provide links to stream cable tv and movies, you need to change your settings in Kodi. Move your cursor to the very top cog-wheel icon with the blue circle around in the image below. This is your Kodi System button. Select the “System” icon and then click on “System Settings” on the next screen.
You’re now in Kodi’s system settings, scroll down and select Add-Ons and then select “Unknown Sources” on the right to allow 3rd-party add-ons to be installed. Select “Yes”.
Now that you have Kodi installed on your fire stick and you’ve hacked the add-on settings, it’s time now to install Ares Wizard to Kodi. Ares Wizard allows you to install the best video streaming add-ons that are out there right now.