How to Jailbreak your Firestick Without a Computer, PC or Mac

Kodi 17.4 Krypton Installation Instructions

To install Kodi 17.1 Krypton on Amazon’s new Fire OS 5+ in 5 steps, follow our new article here.

Kodi 16.1 Jarvis Instructions

The following directions are for how to install Kodi 16.1 Jarvis on Amazon’s older Fire OS 4 and below.

This is the easiest and fastest way to jailbreak and install Kodi 16.1 Jarvis, on your Amazon Fire TV and Firestick without a computer. There’s actually no jailbreaking or rooting of your system  needed in order to install Kodi. There’s just a few system settings, ES File Explorer app (free) and a few directions to walk you through the process. Follow these super simple steps to have Kodi installed in minutes.

Step 1: On your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, navigate to Settings>System>Developer Options

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Step 2: Turn On ADB Debugging and Apps From Unknown Sources. This will allow your Fire TV to be able to have Kodi installed.

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Step 3: From your Fire TV’s main menu, Search for the app ES File Explorer and install it. Please note, you must type in the whole name “ES File Explorer” and hit search to find the app.  it does not show up in Amazon’s suggested search terms.


Step 4: Open ES File Explorer and on the left side, click  Tools to open that menu. Now select Download Manager. On the bottom of the screen Select the + New button and when the window pops-up type in name it Kodi Jarvis and then click Download Now.

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Step 5: Once your file is done downloading, click Open File. In the next window click Install. If you are updating an older version of Kodi, you will see another window confirming the updated application. Click Install on this screen as well. Once Kodi has installed, click Open and Kodi will prepare to run for the first time on your system. This may take a moment, but once complete, Kodi will load faster the next time you open it.

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Kodi is now installed on your Amazon Fire TV or TV Stick. To launch it from your Amazon home screen, navigate down to System>Manage Applications scroll down and select Kodi and then click Launch.

For easy step-by-step directions for adding SuperRepo and amazing add-ons with access to limitless amounts of free movies, TV shows, live sports, live television PPV, adult xxx and much more, click here for our easy guide to add SuperRepo.

*** UPDATE ***

SuperRepo no longer includes SportsDevil. It is recommended that you add Fusion Repo to Kodi also so you can install other great add-ons like SportsDevil. Click here for our simple step-by-step article to add Fusion Repo.


  • Mitch says:

    Having trouble getting mobdro to run in kodi. Everything I select comes back with error. Thanks for help

    • christie Sagredo says:

      I Having trouble getting to run in kodi , In not able to install , come back with an error . Have 17 version.

      Thanks !!!

  • Yusuf Malik says:

    I’ve managed to download Es File explorer and am able to open the kodi download page. However, when I click on the ARM link the download does not start. I’ve tried it several times but with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  • Ty says:

    I’m having the same problem

  • joe nobody says:

    try double clicking the link –

  • Sharon says:

    I’m having the same trouble as well – double clicked and still nothing??

  • jose says:

    if i buy the amazon fire stick an does matter the version that im going to buy

  • xdevilsownx says:

    Double-clicking the download link for me – new FireStick, straight out of the box an hour ago.

  • Burnthestick says:

    Same issue. Double clicking and holding does not work.

  • Julie says:

    When I get to the “tools”, there is no “Download” to click on. There is “downloader” but when I click there it says there is nothing there. I can’t get to the place to go to kodi

  • Jordan says:

    All, just look at the link on your computer and instead of adding a bookmark, go to the downloads manager and add new download, typing in the link ie: “”

    This will just download the apk straight to you stick and you can install from there 😉


    Is there a fix yet for downloading KODI? Double clicking and hitting the play button does nothing

  • Rogo says:

    If I get the 4K version, is there a lot of content in 4K? Or is it not worth it?

  • RN says:

    Here is the small URL to type for the same download APK file, Save you pain in typing the long url in the remote.

  • Zach says:

    Neither of the above links are working for me. And I can’t click on the ARM link on the website. What can I do next?

  • fred says:

    I have an Amazon Fire Stick from 2 years ago. After I download ES File Explorer, I get a message saying “Insufficient USB power detected. Use the included USB cable and Amazon Power adapter for proper installation.” I am using the USB and Amazon Power adaptor though.

  • fred says:

    I have an Amazon Fire Stick from 2 years ago. After I download ES File Explorer, I get a message saying “Insufficient USB power detected. Use the included USB cable and Amazon Power adapter for proper installation.”

  • Jaclyn says:

    When I go to download es file explorer it says I have to make a purchase??

  • cj says:

    I cant even find the app ES file explorer on my firetvstick, I found ES explore….

    • admin says:

      Search using the full name and then click into Apps and Games from the search results. It doesn’t show up in Amazons auto fill suggestions, but it’s definitely there. Alternatively you can go to from your computer and search for it there and have it sent to your FireTV or firestick.

  • SR says:

    I got as far as finding the zip file and could not find it anywhere? This was after I clicked on ARM & the download completed. I was stuck from this point on. Any suggestions?

  • KD says:

    I’m trying to download FS File Explorer but once I attempt to click it after searching, it says the file can not be found. Help!

  • Kate says:

    We get to the install part – it seems like it’s doing it, but then APP NOT INSTALLED

  • Frank says:

    Do I have to create an Amazon account to start?

  • Doug Eppley says:

    I just received my new Fire TV Stick and connected it to my Vizio 48 inch Smart TV. I installed kodi 17.0 Krypton beta 6 (that was the newest version I could find. When installed fusion, red button, metalkettle and dimitrology, they all were showing as setup with no errors, but they would work. I followed every version step by step as directed. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?
    Thank you

  • Sherry says:

    Now when I open KODI to watch movies on the left hand side where there used to say “movies” that I could click on to watch movies is no longer there. How do I get it back?

  • Arnold Johnson says:

    Just bought a fire-stick today following the instructions to get it going the problem is not able to connect to server What I’m I doing wrong

    • John says:

      What step are you at when it says it is not able to connect to server? Make sure you’re using a VPN. If you’re at the step of trying to stream and a link says it can’t connect to the server,just try another link. Some links don’t work.

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