Amazon Firestick Hack Installs Kodi XBMC for Free Cable TV


How to Hack Amazon Firestick and Install Kodi Free Live TV?

Install Kodi Krypton on Firestick or FireTV Fast and EasyFor 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.

These guides will give you access to thousands of tv shows and movies including free live TV without the need for 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 on Fire TV 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: NEW 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 video or slideshow below for the easiest way of installing Kodi Krypton to your Firestick and Fire TV.

Instructions 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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 on Fire TV 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

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Turn On ADB Debugging and Apps From Unknown Sources. This will enable your Firestick to install Kodi.

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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 name it Kodi Jarvis and then click Download Now.

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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.

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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

adbFire For Windows: Download Here

adbFire For Macs: 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 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.

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Flip each toggle switch to turn ON ADB debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources

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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.

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A pop-up window will verify you want to open it, click Open.

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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!

amazon firetv firestick kodiThat’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.

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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

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Select the ADB debugging so it’s ON

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Select OK

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Now select Install Apps From Unknown Sources and Click ON

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Now navigate to Setting>System>About>Network

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Write down your IP Address, for example

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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.

Download Kodi For Amazon FireTV Stick Here Download adbFire For Windows or Mac

Now that you have ADBFire downloaded and installed, it’s time to open it and click SETUP DEVICE:

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Add the IP address you wrote down in the steps above and click SAVE:

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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:

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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::

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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:

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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.

Installation Guide For Installing SuperRepo, Giving You Instant Access to FREE Movies & TV

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287 Discussion to this post

  1. Terry says:

    This totally worked on my FireStick, does this work on the regular Amazon FireTV as well? How do you download movies to the FireStick TV?

    • admin says:

      Yes this method works similarly on the FireTV. I’ll be posting an article today on how to download media to your FireStick TV’s internal storage. I’ll post a link once it’s been published.

      • Jay says:

        What connection method do you use to connect the FireTV to the computer?

      • django says:

        can you help the download for adbFire is not working thanks

      • taylor says:

        Can I delete kodi off my phone once its on my fire stick? I didnt wanna mess anything up by trying to delete it off my phone is save app space on my phone

      • jennifer says:

        so i was able to install all the programs but once i go to repo is where i have the problem im not sure if it downloads there is no option for get add ons im stuck there. Any help would be appreciated

      • Steven says:

        Have you published the article for FireTV?

    • SirGuido says:

      Has anyone had an issue following these instructions and triggering eFuse and bricking the Fire TV stick? I just recieved mine today and don’t want to have an expensive paperweight.


  2. Gary Papa says:

    I have done this method many many times. With no problems. However I’m trying to load KODI on to a friends fire stick and all of a sudden I cannot get ADB fire to connect to the stick. I have all my steps correct any reason why? Is there something I can do to make it connect? Please help I have no idea why all of a sudden after doing so many time s I just can’t connect anymore. Thanks

    • admin says:

      A couple of things to make sure of.
      1. The ADB software needs to be extracted before you run or it won’t work properly.
      2. Make sure you have the correct IP address and that the Amazon FireTV Stick is on and properly connected.
      In my experience, most people encounter this problem by clicking on the ADB software and running it from the window that opens up. Although it may seem like it’s working, it’s not. You need to first extract the ADb software from it’s package and then run the .exe file. it will connect properly then.

      • Tim says:

        I have a brand new Fire stick that won’t install Kodi… adb connects and goes through the install process…over and over again, but never writes it to the new Fire stick. It worked fine on my other two, so I have to assume that Amazon changed something in the Fire stick???

        • admin says:

          I don’t think Amazon changed anything. I would refresh the wi-fi settings, restart ADB, and reconnect to your Amazon FireTV Stick. I should mention, for some reason, it sometimes takes way longer to install Kodi on a FireTV Stick than other times. I don’t know if it has something to do with the wi-fi connection. My advice would be to do all of those steps, and then let ADB keep running until it says it’s installed. I’ve seen it cycle through the progress bar many times in one install session. Let me know if it works.

          • john says:

            Has gone over at least six times

          • Josh says:

            I’ve sat and let the computer go through cycles of downloading for about an hour now. It just keeps starting over once it finishes installing but it never finishes. Suggestions?

          • Ron says:

            I was having the same problem and then I used a sideloader app from my iphone app store and it installed in less than 5 minutes. The app was $1.99 but well worth it.

          • Amelia says:

            what side load app did you use? having the same problem. it just keeps generating a blue install next to where is says device connected.

          • John says:

            I just DL’d the phone app too and like Ron said, it works like a charm. Took less than a minute!

          • md says:

            ok i downloaded the side loader app but my question is do i have to download kodi to my phone to load it from the side loader app. and if so where would i find kodi to down load through an apple phone?

      • Losky says:

        I am having trouble I put in the IP address and hit save but when I click install APK it tell me no device connected. Should the stick be connected to the TV or the computer to do this? I have tried both ways yet no luck. Please help

        • Eval says:

          Turn off your firewall and antivirus. That should help.

        • Josh says:

          Start over. When you first open up the adbfire download, a window should pop up. It gives you an option of clicking on an adbFire application or selecting a folder labeled “applications.” What you’re gonna want to do is drag the adbFire app onto your desktop. Then click on the app once installed to your desktop. Then proceed with the instructions. This was what worked for my Mac.

      • eric says:

        Are you able to watch all channels once jail broke. Interested in buying one next week.

      • sonja says:

        i am stuck on the 3rd part where to unzip file. I have a laptop and yes my fire stick is connected correctly.
        i have been doing this for 45 minutes and i still cant get the thing to budge ty

    • Thirsty says:

      Hey I’m having this same problem…Did you ever get it to connect

  3. Chris says:

    I am having the same problem as John. I had already unzipped adpfire and even tried Amazon FireTV Utility App. The IP address is correct and I tried to refresh it, restart FireTV Stick and PC. I have installed apps before on the FireTV Stick with no problems. Now that I am looking to sideload more apps there is a problem. Any help would be great.

  4. mike says:

    similar problem , i turned off firewall on my laptop loaded what i needed and then restarted firewall. before i shut off firewall green line would just continue to loop over and over

  5. julie says:

    My computer is saying “device not connected”. I’ve tried both hdmi and usb since the instructions don’t specify. I went into the computer panel and it doesn’t show up under devices on this computer. also u say to be the device is on. how so? there is no light or anything
    please help ! husband is desperate and having withdrawls from his dodger game lol

    • admin says:

      Your Amazon FireTV Stick can only be plugged in to an HDMI on your TV, not your computer. Your FireTV Stick also needs to be connected to the internet and you have to know the IP address. Go through the steps one more time from the beginning. This does work, I’ve done it a million times for other people.

      • KL says:

        Im on a macbook and its stating my device isn’t connected, any tips??

      • ERs1 says:

        Some people are just plain DUMB, they get overly excited….. PEOPLE REMEMBER TO DONATE!!!!!

    • Andrew says:

      I had the same problem. The instructions leave out the fact that you leave the HDMI side plugged to your TV, and simply move the USB from the power adapter to the USB port on your computer. This will keep the device with power (keeping it’s IP address) while allowing the data to be transferred (via USB). I hope this helps!

      • marcela says:

        I am on a mac and have gone through all the steps and it says my device is not connected. I have even put in the USB drive into my computer and when I try to open install it, there is nowhere to open it with. Like what folder?

  6. Max says:


    I’m on a mac. Downloaded and running the adbFire software fine. Now trying to install Kodi. It states that the device is “connected” and the progress bar seems to get to the finish line, but then restarts. Has this been resolved by anyone?

  7. Max says:

    Nevermind – all set! Just took out the FireTV USB and plugged it back in.


  8. Steve says:

    I was having the same looping install problem.. I turned off my firewall like Mike suggested and it was a success!!

  9. Ernesto says:

    Im having the same issue don’t know why it keeps restarting i turned my firewall off and still nothing just keeps resetting when the bar fills up

    • Damian says:

      I’m having the same problem. We’re you Adler to get it to load?

  10. corey says:

    I downloaded and tried to install the ADB software and I keep getting a cannot create log file error that I have to click on 100 times. I’m on a mac and not the best with using this thing as I’m used to windows. Am I doing something wrong? it seems like its unzipped.

    • corey says:

      never mind i got it, now koi install keeps failing but at least I am connected

      • aleks miro says:

        to corey i keep getting the log file error as well. how did you fix that?

  11. Cal says:

    The program that you install is that android? The windows / apple is just referring to the loader?

  12. Jeff says:

    do you bypass the registration or create one to get past the screen after connecting to the network?

  13. Da says:

    Hi When you said connect to computer it’s over wifi or direct to your computer via USB, I can not connect via wifi, if that’s what you mean.


  14. dar says:

    Turning off firewall will let you connect to the amazon fire tv, now the Kodi file will not install, failed that it’s new message I got, any one can upload a good file

  15. Kenneth says:

    I’m on a pc and it’s asking what program should I use to open the adb file!?

    • admin says:

      Did you download the PC version? Make sure you didn’t download the mac version.

  16. ELJ says:

    I’m running Kodi on my Fire Stick, everything is working fine. But my question is: Is there ANY way to play the Fire Stick on my laptop through my hdmi port? I’ve researched several sites and even called Amazon to see if there’s a way to play it on my laptop and they said it’s not possible (yet). But I know there has to be an app/hack/driver to allow this to happen. Please help. Thanks

    • Dugo says:

      The HDMI on your computer is output not input, would be like trying to play your cable box on your bluray.

    • KevinC says:

      Sounds like you just want to play Kodi content on your laptop? Then forget the Fire Stick for now, simply install Kodi on your laptop!

  17. dar says:

    Just working fine, thank you for all info

  18. Steve says:

    Do I need Amazon prime to do this ?

    • admin says:

      No, you don’t need Amazon Prime to do this.

      • Larry says:

        Do you NEED to setup an amazon account at all? I will be doing 2 for my friends that do not have an account, is it possible to use firestick without an account?

        • admin says:

          Just use your Amazon account to install Kodi, and then before you give it to them, go to your Settings in the FireTV Stick and click Deregister account. Then they have to use their account when they use their FireTV Stick.

  19. francisco says:

    why does my green bar keep refilling ? any help

    • admin says:

      Check your firewall, make sure it’s off. Restart everything and try again. Sometimes it can take a little while and the progress bar will rotate through a few times.

    • Michael says:

      Did turning off your firewall help?

  20. mykal says:

    HELP! When I click install APX and them try to install Kodi in get installed failed

    • Jon says:

      I am having a similar issue, but for me the application is grayed out like it is unavailable. Did you solve this?

      • Brian Fig says:

        I’m getting the EXACT same thing. I’ve done EVERYTHING correctly, it’s really not hard. But everything under “apps”, “downloads”, etc is grayed and when I click it, nothing happens.

  21. Cheryl says:

    adbFire executable file won’t open

  22. sheek says:

    Ok so what add-ons do i have to install go be able to watch live tv, pay per view events and so on

  23. Anon says:

    Wouldn’t you need to only use this device thru your computer with a VPN? For the simple fact of the legality and ISPs sending, cease and desist notices and hitting you with fines or even lawsuits?

    • scott says:

      no…there’s nothing illegal about Kodi itself or putting it on your fire stick, much like torrenting…it’s not illegal to download all torrents, all depends on what one chooses to do with it. Kodi is an app just like any other app in the playstore, only it allows for 3rd party addon’s. as far as cease and desist letters from your ISP, that happens in torrenting because when DL’ng a movie/music torrent, your ip is exposed….if the copyright owner of it is monitoring it, they send a notification letter to your ISP who then sends you the notification. ISP’s don’t care what you do as long as youre a paying customer, so they don’t send them on their own if youre not doing anything against them. with this, your ip isn’t exposed like it is in torrenting….so technically, this is a safer bet

    • Shannon says:

      I got a cease and desist letter via email from my ISP. I was told that you need to program these with proxies or a vpn to block you IP address.

  24. Marisa says:

    Ok just bought a firestick and every time I go to download the adbfire.exe and run it, it asks me if I want to update to version 1.25. I click “no” and it says my device is not running and is not connected. How do I fix this? Please help thank u.

  25. robert says:

    I can not find the exe. file to open

  26. eric says:

    Is there a particular fire stick I have to purchase.

    • scott says:

      for windows users who can’t connect try to ping the fire stick….
      >search “cmd” without the parenthesis and open it
      >type “ping” e.g: ping
      >look for “ping statistics”, if it says Sent = 4, received = 4, then the stick is able to be found

      load adbfire without your fire stick connected by usb. once loaded, go to “setup device” and put in your sticks ip and save it if it’s not already filled in, then click “connect”. give it some time, it’s much like connecting any other device via wifi, can take a bit to connect

      • NateSang says:

        How do you load adbfire using usb on laptop or pc? Thanks.

    • scott says:

      no….this isn’t a hack that requires certain versions of firmware, any stick will do

      • scott says:

        ….disregard, wrong reply

      • Nette says:

        Okay I was able to ping my firestick using the command prompt and all 4 packages were sent and received but adb is saying device is not connected and when i enter the information thru device set up the info i enter shows under current device but nothing shows under Connected devices

    • scott says:

      no….this isn’t a hack that requires certain versions of firmware, any stick will do

  27. Pj says:

    Hi guys, just got a Fire stick, do I have to register the device with a google account? Or can I use it without registering?
    Is there any way to side load Hulu+, NBC Sports extra? HBO? Premierleaguepass apps from New Zealand? In the uk? I have a smart dns! Thx

  28. Jason says:

    Last year Amazon had a firmware update that bricked all the hacked fire sticks, is this hack immune to that or are just at the mercy of Amazons next update? Thanks for any replies

    • admin says:

      Technically this is not a hack, this method sideloads Kodi without affecting the Amazon fireTv software. You can update normally, it will not brick your device or affect your Kodi installation.

  29. Daniel says:

    Cant create log in file ???

  30. Shaun says:

    I’m hoping someone can help me to get SportsDevil on my Amazon Fire TV. I was able to install Kodi and adbFire just fine which was the first time trying this. I just can’t find information on using adbFire and downloading SportsDevil or if there are other files that would be great to add. I used Superreto. Any help would be great since this is the first time i’ve ever did this before.

    Thank you

  31. Shabazz says:

    DoDo yohave something yiuyhave this For Roku Player’s or Sticks?

  32. Andrew says:

    I cant Connect

    I’ve checked I have connectivity to my device (ping which is successful.

    still cant connect, I’ve disabled both my routers firewall and my PC’s firewall, Still no joy!!

    Any Ideas?

    • Andrew says:

      here is the logs i get from adbfire

      adbFire v1.26
      “./adb.exe” kill-server
      server stopped
      server started
      “./adb.exe” start-server
      * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *

      * daemon started successfully *

      starting server
      initial open
      “./adb.exe” kill-server
      server stopped
      server started
      “./adb.exe” start-server
      * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *

      * daemon started successfully *

      connection attempt
      “./adb.exe” connect
      unable to connect to :5555

      process time duration: 4 seconds
      opening preferences dialog
      “./adb.exe” kill-server
      server stopped
      server started
      “./adb.exe” start-server
      * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *

      * daemon started successfully *

      connection attempt
      “./adb.exe” connect
      unable to connect to :5555

      process time duration: 4 seconds
      opening video help
      opening adblog dialog

      • sue says:

        Hi Andrew – I’m same as you – just won’t connect. Please let me know if you resolve this boo hoo

        • Sue says:

          scratch that – just connected !!! No idea why – didn’t do anything different. Frustrating but relieved

  33. No1B4Me says:

    Pretty cool, Amazon is allowing this to go on for now to sell hardware. They’ll shut it down once they’ve sold millions of devices. Just like directv did. Thanks!

    • Tom says:

      They can’t shut it down all they can do is update the software, you just have to remember not to update.

  34. pb says:

    I am not dumb, but i need some help. I am on a mac. Its asking me what file i want to use to open kodi? What do I choose? I chose the mac download.

    • Lloyd says:

      Did you get it up and running.. Mine still running green bar… I’ve closed all apps, restarted, still not loading kodi..

  35. Lloyd says:

    Having issue getting adbfire to download on laptop. keep getting download and unsafe error. Please help!

  36. Lloyd says:

    Green bar has been cycling through for past half hr… Need help

  37. Lloyd says:

    I’m up and running, thanks everyone for you prior comments.

  38. jayson says:

    Saw an article where amazon is banning xmbc, is this true?

    • Kevin Le Vu says:

      I saw that article. If i plan on buying an additional fire stick, will it be possible to install kodi on it?

    • admin says:

      Amazon banned Kodi and XBMC from their own app store. It wasn’t a true version of Kodi anyway as it would not have a File Manager to add the plugins and add-ons needed to stream. This method bypasses the Amazon App Store. There is no way for them to remove it from your device.

  39. Noah Aguilar says:

    hey i put everything in and i tried to install the APK but it wouldent let me

  40. Nat says:

    I’m having difficulties connecting my device. It won’t connect even though I have it plugged into the hdmi port. I’ve done all the possible steps above! No luck!

    • admin says:

      The HDMI port has nothing to do with connecting to your device. You need to connect your Amazon fireTV Stick to your internet to obtain an IP Address. Once you have the IP address, you can input that into adbFire to connect your device.

      • Rose says:

        I’ve done that and it says device not connected. So I tried going through the use to the computer and I spent hours trying to get it to connect ro the fire stick. So as long as it’s connected to the Internet my laptop should detect it? Could the problem just be my laptop?

  41. Brenda says:

    Got super repo installed. Got all the way to where I see the different folders, but according to the screen shot directions, I don’t see the oproom for all and then unzip. Please help or I’ll have to hear from husband I told you, you couldn’t do it

  42. mobe says:

    I go to see daily some blogs and blogs to read articles, but this weblog provides quality based articles.

  43. Sam says:

    Hi, I downloaded the files as mentioned in the article but when I get to the section to “install APK” I realized that there are no .APK files in the kodi-14.1-Helix-armeabi-v7a folder that I unzipped from What am I missing, I feel like I’m just missing one important step. Please help.

    • Nwa042` says:

      Don’t unzip the Kodi Helix file… it has an APK extension. Just select it after the window from “Install APK” opens… Viola

    • JIm says:

      I have the same problem –there is no Kodi file at all to select when I get to the “install APK” part

  44. walt says:

    Does this work for amazon fire tv box?

  45. Justin says:

    Wow! Just incredible how many stupid people out there who 1) REFUSE to follow the instructions, which – along with some additional aid ALREADY provided in these comments – is MORE than enough perfect advice for any reasonably intelligent human to get this going. Instead so many people just beg to have their hands held. And 2) expect all this EXTRA “above and beyond” help for free!

    I REALLY hope you guys that are begging for this extra help are each donating at LEAST a months worth of cable bills savings (ie a MINIMUM of $50) here.
    The writer is clearly taking an incredible amount of time to REPEATEDLY answer your same questions over and over again because you don’t want to read. I’d bet if you send him an email showing your $50 donation he’d be happy to help you even more. Everything can’t be “take take take,” and “me me mine mine free free.” Show some gratitude please.

    • admin says:

      LMAO…It’s quite alright Justin. I appreciate everyone’s comments and don’t mind helping. Thanks everyone!!!

  46. shelly says:

    hello, can anyone give me a little troubleshooting advice please? I have followed the instructions and installed kodi no probs.
    My issue is that I cannot access any apps on the main fire home page now? anything I click on says “The app you are looking for could not be found”
    Tv programs and movies stream fine…I cant get to the bottom of it so any help would be appreciated!!

    • admin says:

      Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Applications Select Kodi, and then select Force Stop. Now go back to your Amazon Home Screen and everything should work now.

  47. holly says:

    I have a fire stick with kodi loaded on it. The fire stick is trying to update, should I let it update or no?

  48. rufas says:

    Do you still need the Amazon firestick if you have a smart tv connected to the internet?

  49. jessica says:

    does kodi need to be extracted as well?

  50. jessica says:

    ok so now that i have installed superrepo and enabled icefilm, how do i start streaming? were do i go after its installed? i went back to the home screen of the fire stick and did not see icefilms on there and i also went back into kodi and didnt see anything there either

    • admin says:

      Go to your Kodi home screen, then go to Videos>Add-Ons>Icefilms Once you’re inside Icefilms you can search or browse for movies and tv shows

  51. steve says:

    Hi I have turned of my fire wall and restarted everything as advised how long do I have to wait for the green bar to keep looping round

  52. martin says:

    Ok sorry for the dumb question. But the zip Kofi file doesn’t show up when I try to install apk. Please assist

  53. Kathryn says:

    Okay, I have followed all the direction read over all the comments and I donated what I could and I am still having trouble. When I pull up the adbFire file at the bottom it says ADB not running, how do I get it to run? If I try to install kodi the way it is, it says “install failed”. Thanks for taking the time to do all of this hard work. I’m using a pc.

    • Kathryn says:

      Still can not get the ADB to run an I have clicked the ADB server start button. Please help?

    • Sal says:

      Try another pc or laptop had the same problem once I tried it wd another laptop it worked just fine

  54. John says:

    are you supposed to unzip kodi file? I did but after I pressed install adk, the window came up, went to the kodi file but it wouldn’t let me insert it?

  55. jay says:

    I’ve read all the comments and can’t find a answer to my issue. i connect my fire stick to the wifi and when i open adbfire on my macbook and i can’t get it to connect after i enter the correct ip address… can anybody help me out ??

  56. ashley says:

    so i followed all the direction for the mac, but when i go to install APK, i see my kobe app, but its greyed out. How do i get it to ungrey while in applications? i even moved to file to my desktop

    • dav says:

      having the same problem

    • Jessica says:

      I had the same problem on my mac. I downloaded and deleted kodi several times before realizing I needed to use the kodi that was for android. Once I downloaded the android kodi on my mac it worked perfectly!

  57. Derek says:

    i am at the part where i click install apk, when i click it it says device not connected. what do i do?

  58. Rob says:

    I am feeling very stupid.
    when i click the link to download the ADB Fire for Windows a separate window opens and i receive the error ‘File not found’. I was able to download the Kodi Helix file with no issues but the Windows file does not appear to be where it should.

    • admin says:

      Our dropbox account containing our adbFire downloads was terminated for excessive traffic. The links in the article were replaced to new sources. Our tests show that it is working, however if anyone has issues please let us know in the comments below and we work on an alternative.

  59. Tom says:

    So if I buy the stick and hack it I will have access to all the tv shows and movies? Or do I need to also have Amazon prime?

    • admin says:

      No you don’t need an Amazon Prime account. However, this does not give you free movies and tv from Amazon. This installs 3rd party software that connects to media servers over the internet. This does not hack Amazon’s media.

      • Tom says:

        Thanks! actually I decided to go with the fire TV instead. I read your other article. Once I install kodi and Xbmc on it I should be able to download add ons for free movies and shows and music, correct? Without Amazon prime? My second question is, once incompletely hack the fire TV box in my house and download the add ons, can I then take the fire TV box to any house and plug and play?

        Thanks for your response

  60. This says:

    Tried the adbFire download, it’s not working.

  61. Kenny says:

    The link for AdFibre for Windows isn’t working can somebody see if they can fix the link or make another one please? Thank you!

  62. Belinda says:

    The kodi install has been looping for nearly 2 hours. I am running Windows 8 on my desktop. I added Kodi to the list of Allowed Apps with only Private checked. I did not restart the install process after doing this. Is this all I need to do regarding the firewall? Do I need to restart the install? Thanks for any help. This site has been the most useful so far.

    • admin says:

      2 hours is way too long. I would start over. Make sure you’re not streaming anything on any other device in the house while you’re installing the Kodi APK.

      • Belinda says:

        Thank you, I think it may have been related to the firewall. I had allowed the Kodi app but turning off the Norton firewall may have helped. I do think you need to wait a while for the Kodi app to show up, though. As someone previously posted, it was like the app just appeared, when I thought I was still having trouble.

  63. Me Again! says:

    Right….. Have installed Kodi and connected to the stick without a problem. However, when I launch Kodi from the stick I get a blue circle background and there are no categories listed and nothing that I can watch.

    Can’t anybody assist please?

    P.S the guide above is very helpful, thank you for explaining it to technophobes like me!

  64. Bobby Boy says:

    Hi, followed all instructions, Kodi working fine, installed superRepo fine, enabled Icefilms but there doesn’t seem to be any movies on there at all? am I doing something wrong?

    • admin says:

      I just checked, IceFilms is working properly. Try restarting your Amazon FireTV stick and then reopen IceFilms. Go to Movies>Popular to see if it works.

      • danny says:

        Hi, when I try to extract it gets to right near the end and just stops. cant seem to get past llamas_areas.txt and llamas_ignoredcells.txt. Please Help!

        • admin says:

          What are you trying to extract? Please be a little more specific.

        • Cindy Beffrey says:

          I figured out how to get the addons and I am in Icefilms but when I click on a movie or tv show to watch nothing happens. I am so lost

  65. Ferris says:

    If a friend gives me his fire stick to download Kodi on will it work at his house when I give it back since I used my IP address?

    • admin says:

      Yes it will work anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. The initial IP address is only used by adbFire to connect to your FireTV Stick to install Kodi. After that you’re all good. You can use it everywhere. Cheers!

  66. snyder says:

    I am having trouble done it a couple of ways and still nothing. Can you help me?

  67. Eli says:

    Hi so i am having the same problem where the kodi install keeps cycling through and never succeeding. I have read through everything on this page and made sure i am doing everything correctly but it still wont load. ive tried like 20 times now. Ive restarted, taken off firewall, connected via usb, everything. And it still wont work. Any advice? Thanks! I really appreciate it and plan on making a nice donation.

  68. Jon says:

    Hey there.
    I was able to download and set up, per the directions, the ADBFire. Now the issue I am having is that when I go to select Kodi, (on the install APK button) it is grayed out in my applications folder and I am unable to proceed. I saw someone else had the same issue, but there was no response. I am using a Mac OSX if that is any help. Thanks in advance for the help and directions.

    • Jon says:

      Never mind. Found out I downloaded the OSX form and not the android form for Fire Stick.

  69. nigel says:

    hi everyone download kodi on my fire stick with no problem,but when I launched it tv addons was installed but when I tried to open navi x or phoinex they wont open,i gave the stick to a mate of mine,he tried it at his house and it worked with no problem where am I going wrong

    • admin says:

      It may be your ISP provider blocking this incoming connections, or possibly your router.

      • nigel says:

        thanks admin I have 2 android boxes connected with no problems wot can I do to stop the blocking or the router thanks

  70. Justin says:

    I am unable to connect to my fire stick with ADBfire. I tried pinging it via CMD prompt and nothing. I have a FireTV as well, and I can connect to it with no problem. Any ideas of what’s going on? I have sideloaded about 6 or 7 sticks with Kodi and never had this issue.

    • admin says:

      A couple things to try. First restart everything including your computer and router. If that doesn’t work, try using a different “Description #” when you Setup Device.

      • Justin says:

        Thanks…it finally connected on its own. Next time I’m just going to set up 10 sticks so I don’t have to deal with this crap on a case by case basis. LOL

  71. Dav says:

    trying to download kodi from link but no go.

    The requested URL /releases/android/arm/kodi-14.1-Helix-armeabi-v7a.apk was not found on this server.

  72. Andrew says:

    While this is a good step by step guide issues with ADB Fire makes it often a hit or miss affair. I found it much easier to download the KODI Android App to my mobile then download the Fire Installer app to my phone and use that to ransfer the KODI APP to my Fire TV . This worked first time and I repeated it about four times and it worked each and every time not problem . Much easier and in fact just a s quick . Once installed on the Fire TV you can even uninstall the KODI App on your phone if you do not want to use it.

    • Nette says:

      How do you transfer the app from your mobile phone to the Firestick?

    • Ed Johnson says:

      Where did you download the KODI aNDROId app from? What site, version, and was it free?

      Same question for FIRE installer app.


  73. zak says:

    Hi I have just bought brand new amazon fire stick. I tried to connect it to the tv and wifi. after setup the wifi on very next step it says login or register with the account. how do I avoid this stage?

    • admin says:

      You can’t avoid that part. You need to register with Amazon. It’s ok, it doesn’t effect your Kodi installation.

  74. Stephanie says:

    Everything has worked so far until I install APK and everything is grayed out not letting me select any files? I am using a mac

    • admin says:

      What exactly is greyed out?

      • James says:

        Same thing is happening to me.. when you click instal APK I can’t click on Anything everything is greyed out..

      • david says:

        Same problem here.

    • Allen says:

      i think you’re supposed to download the ANDROID APK install file (instead of the mac one). I’m not sure if both the ARM and x86 files work but those are the APK files you’re looking for. I’m also using a mac and had the same confusing problem.

  75. jazy says:

    Hi All,
    I wonder if some one can help me. I’m Trying to install kodi with adb it keeps restarting i turned my firewall off and still nothing just keeps resetting when the bar fills up

  76. spawn72 says:

    Just installed Kodi on my FireTVstick….

    works great…….

    Tried installing from my Macbook but didn’t work..
    gave up..

    Installed from my PC laptop windows….
    took about 5 minutes to transfer from computer to amazon stick

  77. Jason says:

    Hi Installed Kodi on firestick hooked up to my TV and it starts and launches. However, when i get to launch screen it’s just grey with no apps or nothing. Please help

  78. Jesse Wayne says:

    When I click “Install APK” it only lets me find “APK” files, yet kodi just comes up as kodi-15.0-Isengard.exe.
    Should I download 14.1 instead of 15?

  79. Jesse Wayne says:

    Also, when I type in kodi, and click on the program, then click yes, to install, it just says “install failed”

  80. Skylar D. says:

    Ive installed the apk, stick works fine, but when i take it to my gfs house it won’t connect to her network. it connects, authenticates, then disconnects it. HELP!!

  81. jc says:

    hi, the link to download KODI is broken. can i download it here? ( that is, does this link have the same file? thanks!

  82. James says:


    Thanks for your post, it really helps to set it up correctly, but I have two questions :

    1.- Can I use multiple sticks with the same account?

    2.- I did a test by deregistering the amazon account from my fire stick, but Kodi dissapeared from the installed apps, can that be avoided?

    Thanks if any can help.


  83. Ruben says:

    I have a new fire stick to I register it with my amazon account or make a fake one?

  84. Russ says:


    I downloaded and unzipped adbFire

    I ran adbFire, set up device, entered and saved the IP address

    Go to install APK, and navigate to my Kobi file

    However, clicking on Kobi icon just opens up the file and shows the files within it. It does not show any APK file so will not let me go any further.
    I have unzipped the file and tried again, with the same results

    Can anyone offer any advice?

  85. Jesse says:

    I’ve installed Kodi on my mac and on my fire stick using my mac, but i tried to launch the app on my fire stick and it says “This kodi package is not compatible with your device (arm vs. x86). Please check the kodi android wiki for more information.” i thought i downloaded the correct one, but maybe not? could someone list the exact person and stuff i need to download… and I’m not the most tech savvy, so please explain as if you were speaking to a 5 year old or 80 year old. lol thanks!

    • Phil says:

      Which APK are you downloading from You need to choose the Android ARM since its going on the Fire TV. Not the Mac version… the 4th option is what you need.

  86. Phil says:

    I am having a problem getting the audio to play out from Kodi with my Amazon Fire TV. Everything works fine with the regular amazon apps. I have been up and down on Kodi’s settings and cant get anything to work. The volume DB is at 0, the audio output is saying its getting the volume from ‘android’ i’m sure my problem is there and i need to change it to my tv speakers, but its greyed out. I even went an bought an optical cable to try and resolve it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since i am all out of ideas.

  87. john says:

    I can only get wired Ethernet internet. Does kodi work on a amazon fire box as its got an Ethernet slot.

  88. marcopolo says:

    if anyone is having trouble I ended up having to use ADB Fire 1.29, instead of 1.28 and it works perfectly. here is link:

  89. Gio says:

    It keeps telling me “Device not connected” when I click on install APK. I ran a ping test on the Fire Stick and it is pinging fine. The Fire Stick is connected to my computer through USB and I also have it connected to the back of my TV via HDMI. My firewalls are also turned off and I double checked the IP address. What else can I do?

  90. James says:

    i have three brand new sticks my friends want me to jail brake . Can I jail brake them with my IP address for are three sticks ? And will they work in different locations in my same town and the same time ? Or do I have to put different IP address son each stick ? Thanks .

    • Jesse says:

      Did you ever get an answer to this question?
      I have the same question. Will a jail broken Fire Stick work on ANY tv using my own IP address outside of my WIFI network?

  91. barb says:

    I followed all the steps properly but my fire stick will not connect and it says adb stopped at the bottom. can u tell me y?

  92. SirGuido says:

    Has anyone had an issue with triggering eFuse while Jail breaking their FireStick? I am seeing posts about Amazon Fire TV having eFuse…but wondering if the the stick also had it. I just got mine today and plan on following these instructions.

    Thanks in advance.

  93. Sean says:

    I got kodi installed, now how to I get the cable channels to appear?

  94. django147 says:

    ok so all installed but not working im sure my internet provider has blocked most channels i is there any way around this IE cyberghost5 if so how do i install it to my fire stick thanks in advance

  95. SamtheScam says:

    Can this be done for a fire tv stick only? or can it be done for a roku stick as well?

  96. carl says:

    following the guide. click install apk and it says “device cannot be connected”

  97. Pat says:

    This is probably going to be a dumb question, but here it goes…lol…I have the Amazon Fire TV Stick hooked up to my Vizio HDTV. It’s hooked up to the HDM1 3 slot, but am i supposed to have a Kodi box or something to make this work? I’ve downloaded the adbFire, but when I click on the “Install APK” button, I keep getting “Device not connected” pop up. I have my Fire stick on, and have made sure I’ve put in the right IP address. Can anyone help me, please?

  98. tony says:

    I will donate $50 i promise but i’m having same problem, Install APK button, I keep getting “Device not connected” pop up. I have my Fire stick on, and have made sure I’ve put in the right IP address. Can anyone help me, please?

    • alex says:

      had the same problem make sure you have the abfire in with all the other stuff it comes with or will not connect – got a problem too my bar keeps refilling anyone solved this?

      • admin says:

        The Kodi APK is a large file, so depending on your wi-Fi upload speed it can take awhile to install Kodi. Your bar will keep refilling until it installs.

  99. Fernando says:

    if we have installed XBMC in my fire TV box and we want to install Kodi, what will happens

    • admin says:

      Good question. I haven’t tried this, but my guess is it will install Kodi separately and leave XBMC untouched.

  100. admin says:

    Guys, I’m in the process of doing a brand new article with videos of the process. This should help everyone having any issues.

    • Fernando says:

      can you send the link of you web to have access to read the new articles

    • AJ says:

      When is it expected to be out? thanks (Please expand on step 3. How is the stick connected to the computer. Do you put the stick into the computer or attach a computer to the TV that has the stick in it? Thanks

    • jc says:


  101. Nancy King says:

    Unable to install the kodi. Not sure which file to actually run since there isn’t one with an exe extentsion. HELP. And would like to receive the link to the instructional video you referred to above.

    Thanks ……… Look forward to your reply.

  102. Michael says:

    I’ve followed the directions to the tee but when installing Kodi I’m noticing it’s taking a very long time and 2 I get a pop up at the end saying install failed.

  103. AJ says:

    New to all this. Did step 1 and 2. Not sure how to do step 3. “Now that we have everything setup and in place, it’s time to connect your Fire TV Stick to your computer.” My TV is in the living room where I want the Stick to work. I’m on computer in bedroom. Do I need to connect a computer to the TV? Or Put the Fire Stick into the computer in the bedroom? Thanks!

    • aj says:

      got pass it but now saying Device not found (adbFire) when I try to :select the button INSTALL APK” Any thoughts?

  104. Richard says:

    Can’t create logfile this keep popping up on my Mac cam someone help me get pass this problem please

    • admin says:

      Updated the software files and instructions, everything works now

      • Jade says:

        H I so I just got the Amazon Firestick for my tv and it loads and everything is fine with it, but when i am going to select a movie and it gives me a million different options on which one to choose and i have tested mostly all of the options the resolution is terrible. Is there anyway to fix this problem because when i click HD for a movie i would very much so like to have a movie that is HD. When i click the movie it looks and sounds like it was recorded inside of a movie theater on a persons cellphone. Is there any possible way to just have HD and nothing else..

        • admin says:

          Hi, unfortunately that’s the price we pay for watching free movies. Sometimes we have to weed through a lot of bad copies. IceFilms has true HD movies and so does Exodus. There are probably more Add-ons that do a better a job with HD, but I’m not aware first hand.

  105. jonathan says:

    Im the same issue as Richard ^^…. “Can’t create log file” any further guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    • admin says:

      Everything has been fixed and updated in the article now. Software updates made certain procedures not work. It’s all good now!

  106. Nette says:

    I have a older laptop that doesnt have a HDMI outlet only VGA and USB can i use a converter to Install the software onto the firestick or does the computer have to be directly connected to the firestick ?

    • admin says:

      No, your FireTV Stick doesn’t physically connect to your computer. You connect via the IP address with adbFire software. You won’t have any problems.

      • nette says:

        Thank you i read that in another persons reply lol … Now that i have downloaded adb and the kodi from the link provided when i enter the IP address in the designated field and press save adb doesnt detect the firestick just says in the corner ADB running any advice ?

        • nette says:

          Thank you i read that in another persons reply lol … Now that i have downloaded adb and the kodi from the link provided when i enter the IP address in the designated field and press save adb doesnt detect the firestick just says in the corner ADB running any advice ?

          – And also the IP address doesnt show up under connected devices

          • admin says:

            On the home screen of adbFire, in the top left corner, look where it says “Current Device” under that is a drop down menu. Make sure the description name of the one you added is shown there. Select it, and then click the “Connect” button. Hopefully that helps.

  107. James says:

    I had no idea what I was doing since I was trying this device for the first time. These instructions work perfectly! If you run into any issues, simply scroll through the comments section for troubleshooting advice. Good Luck! Thanks!

  108. Nette says:

    When i select me device then connect it does nothing

  109. Philip says:

    I am following every step correct, and it keeps saying “can’t creat logfile”. Can you please let me know what I’m doing wrong? Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Yes, this will fix the “can’t create log file”. When you open the adbFire .dmg file, make sure to drag the adbFire icon into the Applications shortcut folder that is right next to it. Once adbFire has copied over to your Applications folder, open the Applications folder and open adbFire from there.

  110. Jesse says:

    After jail breaking my fire stick using my own IP address, will it work on any TV outside of my WIFI network? Or will it only work on my TV?

  111. Joe says:

    I have successfully installed Kodi as well as SuperRepo but when I search thru Iceman all of the movies chosen are blank. Is Iceman still up? If not is there a replacement add-on? Thanks for your help!

    • admin says:

      Try rebooting your FireTV and check IceFilms again. I just used it last night. Another great Add-On is 1Channel. That’s in SuperRepo as well.

  112. matthias says:

    This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something that helped me.

  113. Oneda says:

    Hi – Is there a way to create a short cut on the amzon home screen rather than having to go to settings each time to start Kodi?


  114. Jeff D says:

    I think I have a new 1 for you sir!
    I have kodi up and running well, my problem is with Llama. I let adbfire load llama and asked that it also use the sacrificial ikono tv app to launch kodi. Well I was shocked to see the kodi app in recents right where I wanted it! I click it and it goes to ikono tv!!!LOL So the adbfire must of reversed my request for the sacrificial app maybe? I’m not sure wth to do now.I asked adb to remove llama and the ikono app and tried again with the same end result. Any ideas?
    Thanks so very much for all your work here! I don’t know where you find the patience for all the redundancy on here, you’re a good man sir. Thanks again

  115. Cindy Beffrey says:

    Hi I was able to successfully install Kodi as well as SuperRepo but I don’t get the same screen where it says to get add ons. I don’t have that option for some reason

    • admin says:

      Follow this video example I did, it’ll show you how to do it

      • Cindy says:

        Thank you, I did everything in the videos now and all of the add ons seem to be working except Icefilms for some reason and that is the one I wanted the most, I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but I can’t get it to work, any ideas? I wonder if I missed something.

        • Chad Williams says:


          Same here, but I think only tried 1channel and ice films.

          1 channel works fine (watching walking dead now).

          I can see tons of content listed in ice films, but when I try to play anything, nothing works.

          Any ideas?

          • Cindy says:

            Yes I can watch movies on 1channel and others too but just not icefilms, I wonder why?

          • Jason says:

            I can’t see anything listed in ice films.. any ideas what i can do?

  116. Jonny says:

    Can anyone help pls?
    I’m at the point of install apk, what I go into my Mac to select the kodi file it greyed out and I cannot select it to download?
    Any suggestions?


  117. Dan says:

    Im trying to download adbfire to the mac (new to mac’s) I moved the icon into applications and tried opening but it is coming up “The application adbfire quit unexpectedly.” and asks to ignore or relaunch not letting me go any further.

  118. Jim says:

    So I went through the entire process and it filled the bar 4 times and said install fail. How to fix?

  119. Kim says:

    Does this procedure only work on Apple TV’s? I was curious because the name of this website is hackmyappletv dot com. I’m ordering the Amazon Fire TV Stick this week and wanted to be sure. I have a Samsung Model UN60F8000BFXZA. Also I was curious about sound system; does this play in what ever sound system your using? I using a Yamaha RX-A3040 Receiver and Bose Speakers.

    Thank you for your helpful website and I look forward to hearing back.

  120. Steven says:

    Hi- Need help, I got the kodi on the fire tv stick but when i go to (install from zip) it Can’t do it ! WHY ?

  121. Tyler says:

    Sorry guys but can I plug this into my receiver and then have my hdmi out to the tv? I just ask because my speakers are already hooked up, etc.

  122. Jason says:

    I can’t see anything listed in ice films.. any ideas what i can do?

  123. jessica says:

    did the entire process hundreds of times but icefilm is blank when i click the movie i want it shows no link

    • admin says:

      IceFilms is down right now. Go to your SeperRepo repository and install the 1 Channel add-on. It has everything IceFilms had and more. Also Genesis, Mashup and Phoenix are great alternatives. all of them are in SuperRepo for you to install.

  124. dd says:

    How to sideload Kodi and other apps on the Fire TV Stick (or Fire TV)
    You won’t be able to install the Google Play Store or other apps that rely on the Google Services Framework unless you root your device, and even then there’s no guarantee everything will work perfectly.
    Loading Kodi.
    1. Navigate to the Settings screen.
    2. Scroll over to the System option and then scroll down until you see “Developer Options” and hit the select button.
    3. Now flip the toggles to turn on ADB debugging and Apps from Unkown Sources.
    4. Hit the back arrow on your remote to return to the System settings.
    5. Scroll up until you find “About,” hit select, and then scroll down to “Network” and make note of the IP address. You cannot connect a Fire TV Stick to a PC with a USB cable(PC won’t see stick), so have to connect over WiFi, and that’s where that IP address is needed.
    Note: can follow the steps discussed above to connect to computer or set up Fire stick on TV and install one of the included apps in Firestick that is a file manager. Once a file manager is installed then download from google play store the app “Apps2Fire “ onto your phone ,insert the IP address you noted for the stick ,then download onto phone the kodi app and whatever repositories or programs you are interested in . Then upload same to the firestick through the Apps2Fire . Navigate to SD card(that’s what the internal memory on firestick is called) to downloads to ensure they are there and start install of Kodi (>settings>applications>Manage All Installed Applications>Scroll down until you find the app you want to launch. Select it, and choose the option for “Launch application. Once that’s done you will have to navigate to Kodi and set it up within by installing your repositories and programs from the zip files etc. Kodi forum has guides on how to these installs. The above method worked for me as the Apps2Fire worked on my phone (it may not work for all ). I spend a lot of time using methods above to try to add Kodi to stick via windows computer and found it frustrating and it worked only once (otherwise the computer registered no connection to stick so couldn’t add Kodi program). Also TVMC(advantage of preloaded programs) did not install correctly on Firestick so had to use Kodi.

  125. Jeff says:

    I installed just as you described and it worked great. However, last no for no apparent reason the fire stick went into a reboot loop and is stuck continually rebooting. Any suggestions?

  126. brie says:

    stuck on how to install the APK need help

  127. Tran Tien Huy says:

    Hi all
    Can we use adb to install other .apk such as web browser like google chrome and using it as normal.
    (I need to know it before purchase one)
    Thanks all

  128. Ortega says:

    APk been installing for 6 hours now & I reset twice. about ready to destroy my electronics what should I do

  129. Jonny says:

    Hi, I can follow this all the way through to completion but on the very final screen after installing superrepo there isn’t an option to add add-ons! Can anyone help?



  130. Greg says:

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I am not familiar with this device. Is this Fire Stick able to receive all major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, fox, etc? Can I get most or all cable channels as well?

  131. Cole Barg says:

    So this is where I’m running into my issue. I have recently purchased a Fire Tv Stick in hopes of putting Kodi on it. I have been trying unsuccessfully for a while now. I have turned on the both of the developer options on my fire stick and correctly copied my IP Address. I have Ikono TV installed. Now this is where I run into my issue. I correctly installed adbFire 1.30 both on my Windows and Mac laptops. After inputing the Description and IP Address for the device I click Save and I can never get the IP Address to show up in the Connected devices window. Same thing on both laptops. I have tried stopping add and refreshing it, disconnecting and reconnecting but still no luck. I have even tried updating the adbFire software to 2.01 and retried everything on both systems only to have the same result. I have tried it with both the firewall on and off on both systems as well.

    • chris says:

      I’m having the same issue did you get this sorted if so how?

    • Tony says:

      I have the same problem with my pc, have you been able to solve the problem and if so how!

      • John says:

        It’s probably your internet service provider. Sign up for a VPN with IPVanish, it’ll prevent your ISP from blocking connections to servers

  132. Lauren says:

    I am on a Mac, latest software version (El Capitan) and cannot get adb to open. It says it’s due to my operating system. Suggestions?

  133. Cedric Jiles says:

    I’m not able to download Kodi because my Mac is saying There is no application set to open the document “kodi-15.1-Isengard-armeabi-v7a-2.apk”. What application do I need to open it?

  134. Michael says:

    I’ve followed the directions, the only thing is that it’s still telling me that my fire stick is offline. How do I change or correct that to have my device read online, it’s plug up into the tv and everything, is working besides reading offline when installing the apk.

  135. Julie Fiedler says:

    I want to upgrade to Kodi 16 and I downloaded the APK from the Kodi website, but for some reason adbfire keeps saying install failed. I’m not sure if the APK I have is the right one. Can you provide me with the correct one or let me know where I can retrieve it or let me know what I need to do different. Thanks

    • Julie Fiedler says:

      Do I have to uninstall the older version first? I really don’t want to have to do that, cause I will lose everything saved.

  136. Michelle says:

    Hi I’ve had my friend put kodi on my stick and on the tv screen it’s not connected plus the remote wont pair with the stick can anyone help me please thanks

  137. Mitch says:

    Once stick is set up the way I want it with Kodi, super ropo,and other addons can it be saved in my computer in case something happens so it can be restored/ reloaded? thanks

  138. Chris says:

    I’m having trouble getting the ip address to appear in the connected devices box i’ve followed all the steps and up till this point it was working now nothing

  139. Tony says:

    Can anyone help? I am stuck. I have installed the adbFire from the .exe file and entered all required information into the “Firetv and kodi companion” and clicked save. However I cannot get ADB to run, I have tried connect and reloaded and restarted many times but no luck. All appears correct with my NetGear router and the WiFi signal is very strong – any suggestions on what to do now??

  140. AkWingnut says:

    Ok, so I got it to install and everything, but when I go to try and access anything I get errors, check the logs. Where are the logs located at? I tried to load Dragon Stream and Ice(program) but they error out or say that I cannot access the webstream? Or with the Ice program it says or doesnt say anything once I click on new releases for movies, it just makes a clicking sound.. Thanks in advance

    • admin says:

      That’s normal messaging for links that are broken. There are usually tons of links available for a stream. VODLOCKER is usually a reliable source. IceFilms seems to not be working lately. They may be having server issues.

  141. Chris says:

    Ok, I have both Kodi and adbfire installed, adbfire says it’s connected to my fire stick. When I click install APK it takes me to the select app to install window, I have located the Kodi file but I cannot click on it and make it download to fire stick whatsoever. It simply opens and allows me to look at all folders and files within the Kodi app.

  142. Trilby says:

    I just got a new 2016 firestick with alexa voice, are these still able to download these apps?

    • admin says:

      Yes, Kodi and the add-one work on the new firesticks and Fire TV’s

  143. Rand Frisch says:

    Comments are back open for questions installing Kodi Krypton 17 to Firesticks

  144. Aleisha says:

    I have everything downloaded. The file is unzipped. I’ve connected my fire stick. When I click on Install APK, the file that I need there. I have a llama.apk, su.apk, and tr.apk. Any suggestions??

    • John says:

      Follow our newest directions above to install Kodi to your Amazon FireTv and Firestick

  145. ian says:

    Hi John,

    can you email me please could have something that would work very well with your audience

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