How Do I Jailbreak My 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 on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. 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.
But this simple trick 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.
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Step 2: Follow our newest Firestick Installation Guide for 2017
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 Fire TV.
The following instructions are an older way of installing Kodi on your Amazon Firestick and your FireTV 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 3: Download Software—KODI 15 Isengard & adbFIRE
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
Step 4: 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 18.104.22.168) 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 5: Hack Your Amazon FireTV Stick
Now that we have everything setup and in place, it’s time to connect your Fire TV Stick 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.
If you’re on a mac, the file you need is adbfm130.dmg
If you’re on a PC, 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 6: Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick
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:
1. 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.
2. A pop-up window will verify you want to open it, click Open.
For PC users, 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. 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.
The progress bar at the bottom of the screen shows Kodi being installed onto your Amazon fire stick. 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. Also make sure you don’t have any devices on that cause wi-fi interference, and make sure your Amazon Fire TV Stick 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.
Install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV Stick and when Kodi has finally installed, you’ll see a confirmation of the installation and the word Installed appear. Please note, this can take a few minutes to install depending on your wi-fi connection, as stated above.
How Do I Run Kodi on my Amazon Fire TV Stick Now That It’s Installed?
Now that Kodi is installed, you have to know where to go to launch it. On your Fire Tv Stick, 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 effect of what great things Kodi has to offer, such as free live television, new release movies, pay per view events and much more.
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