How to Jailbreak Amazon FireStick in 3 Easy Steps [2018]

How to Jailbreak Amazon FireStick in 3 Easy Steps [2018]

Amazon Fire Stick has changed TV viewing by leaps and bounds ever since its inception. While it has dealt a huge blow to traditional television, but still it suffers from one major flaw. The Amazon Fire Stick offers ample multimedia content with Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, etc. but needless to say, all of this isn’t free or even available globally. Thus many users burn huge holes in their pockets to enjoy their Fire Stick to the fullest.

However, there is a way by which you can unlock the sea of amazing content absolutely free of cost. This would need you to jailbreak FireStick and before you panic, let us assure you that Jailbroken Fire Stick is not illegal. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is your private property and you’re free to do whatever you wish with it. However, if you stream pirated content on it, it would be illegal and hence your problem buddy!!!

Disclaimer: We don’t encourage to use any software/hardware/service for streaming copyright content. Please be a good judge of your actions.

Steps to Jailbreak FireStick

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Although Amazon Fire Stick jailbreak process isn’t exactly a cakewalk, it’s not some rocket science either. Note that you will see many Jailbroken FireStick for sale around the internet, but I will strongly avoid buying jailbroken firestick. The reason is simple, one day you have to learn yourself all the process outlined below, so why to spend extra money on something which you can do yourself within minutes.

Just closely follow the steps mentioned below and you’ll easily be able to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick. We will perform all these steps on 2nd Gen FireStick with Alexa voice remote. I will also show you how to use Jailbroken FireStick in the later section of this guide. Stay tuned.

Attention FireStick Users: Read before you continue

Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users' online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into a serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get the best Kodi VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn.

I use IPvanish which is the fastest and most secure VPN in the industry. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don't like their service, you can always ask for a refund. IPvanish also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on annual plan.

Here are the reasons why you must use a VPN all the time.

Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick

STEP 1: Setting Up the Fire Stick for Jailbreaking

First of all, you need to do some tweaks on your Amazon Fire Stick so as to facilitate the hacking process. Also, if you are wondering, we do not need any computer to hack the FireStick. It is all very simple and requires nothing more than your FireStick, Remote, and an active Internet connection. So let’s see how to jailbreak firestick without a computer.

#1. This is the first and the most basic step. You need to navigate to Settings using your remote. Now select Device.

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#2. Got to Developer OptionsOnce you’re there, you’ve to do two things. First of all, enable ADB debugging and then turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources.

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#3. You need to do just one more thing so that you can easily hack the Fire Stick. Once again navigate to Settings and then select Applications. Finally, just turn OFF the Collect App Usage Data

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These steps will ensure that your Amazon Fire Stick is all set to be unlocked. Now get ready for the second step.

STEP 2: Install ES File Explorer on FireStick

ES Explorer is a very handy application and you would need it to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick and run Kodi on it. It’s absolutely free and you can download and install ES File Explorer on your Fire Stick like any other application.

#1. Just go to the Amazon App Store and search for ES File Explorer. Once you see the ES File Explorer in the search results, open it.

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#2. Now click download to install it on your Fire TV / Stick.

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#3. Once you’ve installed the ES File Explorer on your device, click “Open” button to start using ES File Explorer.

STEP 3: Install Kodi on Fire Stick

Installing Kodi is the last and final step to unlock Fire Stick to its fullest. Kodi is an application which will open the entire world of free multimedia content on your Amazon Fire TV Stick (Mind it that a lot of this content might be pirated or prohibited in your region and hence illegal!!). You can install Kodi on FireStick in a number of ways but we’ll install it using the ES File Explorer since it’s the simplest and most convenient way.

#1. Scroll down the ES File Explorer menu on the left and navigate to Tools> Download Manager> +New

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#2. Now a box will appear on the screen asking you for Path and Name. For the Path, type and for the Name, type Kodi Krypton. Make sure URL is correct and then click OK.

#3. After adding URL and name, click ‘Download Now‘ which will start downloading the Kodi APK installation file.

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#4. Once the APK file is downloaded, click “Open File” and then click “Install” in the properties box as shown in the image below.

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#5. Now use Fire TV Stick remote’s navigation buttons to go down and click “Install” option.

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#6. Your Fire Stick is now jailbroken. Simply click “Open” and you will see the Kodi home screen. Please note that the app might take up some time in opening up for the first time, so don’t worry.

#7. This is how Kodi will look on your Amazon Fire TV Stick device. If you don’t know what to do next, keep reading this guide to learn how to use Jailbroken Fire TV Stick.

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How to Use Jailbroken Fire Stick

Now that you have jailbroken your Fire TV Stick, it is time you knew how to make the maximum out of your device.

However, before you start using your jailbroken Fire Stick, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.

Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN helps you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.

I personally use and recommend IPvanishwhich is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is Kodi friendly and very easy-to-install on Fire TV / Stick.

We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.

So, before you start using your jailbroken Fire Stick, let’s see how to use IPvanish to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.

Step 1: Subscribe to IPvanish HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.

Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV / Stick and go to “Search” option on the extreme left. Now type “IPvanish” (without quotes) in the search bar and select IPvanish when it shows up in the search results

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Step 3: Click “Download” to install the IPvanish app for Fire TV / Stick.

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Step 4: Open the app and enter your login credentials which you created while buying the IPvanish subscription. Click “Sign in”

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Step 5: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.

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You can also read more detailed info on using IPvanish with Fire TV / Stick.

Now that you are secured, it is time to start using Kodi on your Fire TV/Stick. As I said earlier, Kodi is only a media player and it doesn’t have any content of its own. We need to install Kodi Addons or Builds to stream movies, TV shows or Sports.

Wondering how to get the best addons for Kodi? Following are a few links for you to learn how to install and use Kodi Add-ons/Builds on Fire TV Stick:

Video Guide on How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick


Voila, you’re done. Just follow these above-mentioned steps to jailbreak Fire Stick and install Kodi on it. So finally you have jailbroken Amazon Fire Stick for unlimited enjoyment. You can now just launch the Kodi app and enjoy the unlimited entertaining content. You’ll also need some Kodi Builds or Addons for Fire Stick to use it to the full extent. Users are also using Real-Debrid on Kodi to eliminate buffering issues.

This how-to jailbreak FireStick tutorial has been tested on 2nd gen Amazon FireStick with Alexa voice remote and is working absolutely fine as on date. However, if you face any issue following any step, feel free to drop your queries in the comments box below.

Disclaimer do not host or link to copyright-protected streams. We highly discourage piracy and strictly advise our readers to avoid it at all costs. Any mention of free streaming on our site is purely meant for copyright-free content that is available in the Public domain. Read our full disclaimer.

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