How to Hack Amazon Firestick and Install Kodi?
For you Amazon Firestick owners out there, we’ve got great news for you. If you want free movies and free cable TV, install Kodi with our Amazon fire stick hack.
That little black pack of gum you’ve got plugged into the back of your TV’s HDMI port is one powerful little box. Not only does it support 1080p playback, it also has 6GB of internal hard drive space a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory!
This little device, combined with Amazon Prime, makes a pretty awesome media center and gives you access to over 200,000 television episodes and movies. So, if you want to know how to hack your amazon fire stick follow our simple guide below.
The secrets I’m about to share with you will give you access to thousands of tv shows and movies including live television without cable…all for free. Not only that, you don’t need to jailbreak or hack your Amazon Firestick in order to install Kodi. This easy-to-do secret will have Kodi installed to your Amazon Fire TV Stick in less than 10 minutes.
Step 1: Install a VPN for the Best Kodi experience
Before you install Kodi and start streaming potentially illegal content, it is highly recommended to sign up for a VPN. IPVanish is cheap and works amazingly well at hiding your identity online, while also preventing your internet service provider from throttling your download speeds and blocking you from accessing streaming servers. ISP issues are the number one reason for Kodi errors and buffering issues. Enjoy a better Kodi experience with an IPVanish VPN,
Step 2: Follow our Newest Firestick Kodi 17 Krypton Hack for 2018
Hack Your Fire TV and Firestick to Install Kodi Krypton 17 in 3 Easy Steps
It’s gotten much easier to install Kodi to your Firestick and Fire TV without a computer. If you are running the new Amazon OS 5.0+ and are installing Kodi Krypton 17, follow the slideshow below or click the link to read our easiest way of installing Kodi Krypton to Firestick and Fire TV.
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.
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.
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”.
Kodi 16 Jarvis: Jailbreak Your Firestick and Install Kodi 16 Jarvis
The following directions show you how to jailbreak a firestick and install Kodi 16 Jarvis so you can watch free movies and cable TV.
This is the easiest and fastest way for installing Kodi 16 Jarvis on your Firestick without having to use a computer. As a result, you actually don’t have to jailbreak or root your system in order to install Kodi. Therefore, there is absolutely no risk of bricking your Amazon device.
You’ll need to change two system settings and download ES File Explorer app (free) to your firestick. Follow these super simple steps to have Kodi installed in minutes.
Step 1: Install a VPN From IPVanish
You’re in the process of installing Kodi to your Firestick, so chances are you’ll be streaming movies and tv shows within the hour. Do yourself a huge favor and get a VPN from IPVanish. The government has been cracking down hard on illegal streaming. As a result, Kodi users have been targeted as potential copyright infringers.
VPN’s hide your identity online and prevent your ISP from obtaining any logs of your internet activity. VPN’s also prevent your ISP from blocking streaming servers which can be very frustrating trying to use Kodi. Take 2 minutes and get a VPN from IPVanish.
Step 2: Change Your System Settings
On your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, navigate to Settings>System>Developer Options
Turn On ADB Debugging and Apps From Unknown Sources. This will enable your Firestick to install Kodi.
Step 3: Install ES File Explorer
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.
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 http://bit.ly/2aUA0RA name it Kodi Jarvis and then click Download Now.
Step 4: Installing Kodi
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.
Kodi is now installed on your Amazon Fire TV or Firetick. To launch it from your Amazon home screen, navigate down to System>Manage Applications scroll down and select Kodi and then click Launch.
Hack Your Firestick and Install Kodi Isengard 15
The following instructions are an older way of installing Kodi on with an Amazon Fire stick hack with the use of a computer. While this method still works for most people, some have issues with their wi-fi network and firewall which are responsible for most of the timeout issues that occur.
Step 1: Download Software—KODI 15 Isengard & adbFIRE
First off, you’re going to need to download KODI (XBMC) and adbFire for either Windows or Mac. The links below let you download the software you’ll need.
Kodi For Amazon FireTV Stick: Download Here
Step 2: Prepare Your Amazon FireTV Stick For Hacking
Now you’ll need the IP address of your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Make sure your Amazon Fire TV Stick is plugged in to your TV and connected to your wifi network. Navigate to SETTINGS>SYSTEM>ABOUT and hit Select. Now scroll down to NETWORK and write down the IP address (example 126.96.36.199) We’ll use the IP address to connect to the Amazon Fire TV Stick through wifi.
Now hit the back arrow to navigate to the SETTINGS screen then scroll to SYSTEM and then scroll down and select DEVELOPER OPTIONS.
Flip each toggle switch to turn ON ADB debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources
Step 3: Hacking Your Firestick
Now that we have everything setup and in place, it’s time to connect your Firestick to your computer. Unzip the adbFire app you downloaded earlier if it’s not already. Then select the adbFire executable file and it should open.
MAC users, download this file adbfm130.dmg
PC users, the file you need is adbfm130.exe.
When you download this file it is zipped up. You will need to unzip it, if your Downloads folder doesn’t automatically do it.
Step 4: Install Kodi to Amazon Firestick
When you run the adbFire software on a Mac, you will need to give it permission to open. To do this, follow the screens below:
Mount the .dmg file and open it. You’ll see the adbFire icon in the folder.
Drag it into the Applications folder, then open your Applications folder and open adbFire.
If your computer won’t open it because it is from an unrecognized developer, hold CONTROL on your keyboard, Right-Click the adbFire icon and select Open.
A pop-up window will verify you want to open it, click Open.
you should be able to open and install adbFire from the .exe file without any issues.
Here’s the first screen you’ll see when adbFire opens.
Now select the button that says NEW and a new pop-up will appear. Enter in the IP address of your Amazon Fire TV Stick that you wrote down earlier, add a description, and make sure the red-arrow items are correct (note: make sure your Amazon Fire TV Stick is still plugged in to your TV and is on…no screensaver!) and select SAVE.
adbFire will now be connected your Amazon FireTV Stick once you hit Save.
Connecting your Firestick to adbFire
On the home screen of adbFire, you will now see your IP address listed under connected devices. Also notice at the bottom where it says ADB Running. If you ever have issues, click Stop ADB and then Refresh ADB.
Next select the button INSTALL APK. Also, in the top left corner of adbFire, under “Current Device” make sure that the new description you just added is selected. In our example, our description was labeled as “Fire TV Kodi”.
A new window will open, navigate to the Kodi file you downloaded earlier, select it and click YES on the installation prompt screen.
Transferring Kodi to Your Firestick With adbFire
The progress bar at the bottom of the screen shows Kodi being installed onto your Firestick. Kodi is a pretty large file, somewhere around 50mb.
Depending on your wi-fi connection, there are lots of factors that contribute to slow installations. Make sure no one in the house is streaming or downloading anything. In addition, check that you don’t have any devices on that cause wi-fi interference. Make sure your Firestick is on the home screen, not the screensaver.
It can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes to install Kodi. Your progress bar may also loop a couple of times before it installs.
When Kodi has finally installed, you’ll see a confirmation window. Please note, this can take a few minutes depending on your wi-fi connection.
Install Kodi or XBMC to Your Amazon FireTV Fast and Easy For Free Cable, No Hack Needed!
That’s right, you read that correctly, No Hack Needed! Amazon FireTV is very easy to use for installing Kodi or XBMC for access to free movies, tv, ppc, live sports and much more. Amazon has made it very easy to sideload android applications on to your Amazon FireTV. You are not voiding any warranties by doing this, and so far, none of Amazon’s software updates to their FireTV’s have harmed the Kodi or XBMC installation.
The good part about that is your Amazon FireTV will function exactly as it was intended, so you’re still able to play Amazon games, watch your Amazon Prime movies and TV Shows and any other thing Amazon intended for it’s Fire TV’s. You’ll just have the added benefit of having a media application installed with access to third-party add-ons to provide you with any free content you want. New release movies, brand new tv shows, live television, live PPV events, UFC, WWE, NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, Soccer, the list goes on and on. There are literally hundreds of thousands of free movies and tv available through the integration of Kodi and XBMC. Follow the simple directions below to install Kodi onto your Amazon FireTV and start watching countless new movies.
How To Install Kodi to Your Amazon FireTV
If you have a brand new Amazon FireTV, it’ll connect to your network and download the latest Amazon FireTV software. Let it. Don’t worry, it won’t effect this installation at all. Once it’s installed it will start an introduction video that’s a couple minutes long and unfortunately you can’t skip. Occasionally we’ve had luck in interrupting the introduction by syncing our Amazon FireTV iPhone App to our Amazon FireTV. When you attempt to sync, a numeric password pops on the screen to confirm on your phone. This interrupts the video and usually ends it, moving right into the next step.
So the first thing you need to do is make sure your Amazon fireTV is running on a tv and synced to your wireless network. Once it’s all setup, you’ll need to go into the settings and look up the network IP address:
Go to Settings>System>Developers Options
Select the ADB debugging so it’s ON
Now select Install Apps From Unknown Sources and Click ON
Now navigate to Setting>System>About>Network
Write down your IP Address, for example 172.16.1.112
STEP 2: Download The Software
First off, you’re going to need to download KODI (XBMC) and adbFire for either Windows or Mac. Click on the buttons below to download the software you’ll need.
Now that you have ADBFire downloaded and installed, it’s time to open it and click SETUP DEVICE:
Add the IP address you wrote down in the steps above and click SAVE:
Now Click CONNECT and make sure your device is connected. The bottom of the window will tell you your status. Make sure your ADB Server is running as well. If it’s not, first make sure your device is connected, then click on the button that says START under the ADB Server settings:
Once you’ve confirmed your ADB is running and your Device is Connected, it’s time to install Kodi. Click the button that says INSTALL APK and then navigate the Kodi installation file you downloaded earlier::
Once you’ve selected the Kodi apk file, click YES for confirmation:
ADBFire will now start installing your Kodi APK to your Amazon FireTV. The Kodi file is about 62mb and can take a little while to upload to your Amazon FireTV. It also depends on your wifi connection and network speeds. If you’re streaming movies off Netfilx while you do this it could take 30 minutes. Sometimes it can take as long 15 minutes with nothing on your network clogging bandwidth. Keep in mind the blue progress bar isn’t a true progress bar. It will keep cycling through for however long it takes to install the APK. Just be patient and give it time. Again make sure you’re Device is Connected and ADB is Running. If it’s been longer than an hour, restart everything and try again.
When it’s completed installation, a confirmation window will appear:
Click OK to close the confirmation window. Congratulations! Kodi is now installed on your Amazon FireTV…but we’re not done yet. There’s still a few more really cool things to finish up, you’re almost done. Go ahead and start Kodi on your Amazon FireTV. To do this, go to SETTINGS>APPLICATIONS>MANAGE INSTALLED APPLICATIONS:
Once that opens up, find Kodi in the list, select it and then click LAUNCH APPLICATION. Kodi will run through it’s initial one time opening. Once it has launched go ahead and hit the HOME button (house icon) on your Amazon FireTV remote. It’ll take you to the home screen of your FireTV. Search for the App IKONO TV on the Amazon app store and download it. It is a free application that we will you use to create a shortcut icon for launching Kodi on your Amazon FireTV home screen so it’s super simple to launch. Once Ikono TV has downloaded and installed, it’s now time to install Llama. Go back to adbFire and click Llama Options. The Llama Options window will open, make the following selections circled in red and click OK. (Make sure your device is still connected and ADB server is still running)
Llama will install and give a window confirmation:
Go ahead and click OK. Now lets install a cool Amazon FireTV – Kodi splash screen for when it starts up. In adbFire, click on Splash Screen:
A file browser window will open up. Select the first image file and click OK. The splash screen will install and give you a confirmation:
Now lets go to your Amazon FireTV and install those Llama options we just added. Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Installed Applications and select Llama:
Now Llama is going to run through a couple of disclaimer screens. just click OK and Accept for all of them:
Once the screens are finished and Llama is running, use your remote to click down and select the bottom right icon on the Llama home screen. It’s a yellow square icon with a Llama and a question mark in it:
Now select Import/Export Data:
Select Import from USB Storage:
Confirm your selection, click YES:
Llama is now configured properly and your Kodi should work perfectly with your Amazon FireTV. Go ahead and disconnect from adbFire and close adbFire. Restart your Amazon FireTV by holding the Play/Pause and the Select button at the same time for 5-7 seconds until it restarts. Upon restarting, your Amazon FireTV will boot to Kodi automatically, To get to your Amazon FireTV Home Screen, just click the Home button on your remote. You’ll bounce right on over to the home screen very easily. From there you can use your FireTV just how Amazon intended. There is also now a Kodi shortcut icon in your RECENTS on the home screen.
Now it’s time to install some Add-Ons for free Movies and TV. To get started there, jump on over to our SuperRepo installation article where you’ll have access to the best Add-Ons available for Kodi to watch free movies, tv shows and live television,,,did we mention it’s all FREE?!
How Do I Run Kodi on an Amazon Firestick That is Hacked?
Now that Kodi is installed, you have to know where to go to launch it. With your hacked Amazon Firestick, scroll down to the SETTINGS menu, navigate over to the APPLICATIONS option and hit the select button.
Once you’ve done that, scroll down and select MANAGE ALL INSTALLED APPLICATIONS. Now scroll down until you find the KODI application, select it and choose LAUNCH APPLICATION.
At this point, if everything was successful, Kodi will launch and you’ll be ready to start installing Add-ons to get the full power of the great things Kodi has to offer. This includes free live television, new release movies, pay per view events and much more.
Follow our article below to install SuperRepo and start watching new release movies still in the theatre. Not to mention every TV show ever made.