How To Jailbreak a FireStick: A Detailed Guide 2024

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Nowadays, the Amazon Fire Stick is gaining popularity among individuals all over the world. It is one of the trendiest streaming devices that can quickly transform any regular TV into a smart TV through appropriate compatibility with an HDMI port.
This transformation is gold for entertainment lovers as it lets you Stream and download your favorite video content from popular entertainment networks all over the web. Some of these media services include channels like Amazon Prime, Hulu, and most probably everyone’s favorite Netflix.

But as gold is getting expensive day by day, this entertainment comes with a price too. Users are required to pay a subscription fee to enjoy each of these channels. Not everyone can afford to subscribe to these channels easily.

Hence experts and entertainment freaks have found the solution to cater to their needs – Fire TV Stick Jailbreak! But, before we proceed into the details of this article, give attention to the legal disclaimer.


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What Do You Mean by Jailbreak?

The term ‘Jailbreak a FireStick’ explains the method of unlocking an Amazon Fire TV Stick and enabling it to download content. Most electronic devices have a limit set by buyers due to which users cannot install any third-party apps and services. However, by jailbreaking this restriction, you can easily stream apps that are unavailable on the Amazon App Store.

Many users want to stream apps other than the ones installed on the device by default. Fortunately, the FireStick Jailbreak helps to bridge the gap between being unable to download apps or services and endless entertainment. It is an expert-approved method that does not impact the device in any manner.

Also, jailbreaking is a beginner-friendly method that requires no technical knowledge. You can look forward to the simple method and hack your Fire TV Stick safely.

How To Jailbreak a Firestick?

Jailbreaking a fire stick requires a long list of steps to follow. although it is a simple process, it requires accuracy and extreme details to achieve perfect results. 

You may feel shocked to know that a fully loaded or broken fire stick costs from $40 to $50 on the market.

Rather than paying these extra credits over the retail price, you can hack your fire stick at home. Also, keep in mind that the following process is compatible with the following Amazon TV FireStick models.

  • 2nd Gen FireStick (with Alexa Voice Remote)
  • 3rd Gen FireStick
  • FireStick 4K
  • FireStick 4K Max
  • New FireStick 4K
  • New FireStick 4K Max
  • Fire TV Cube
  • FireStick Lite


The government and ISP monitor every user's online activity. Hence, the use of copyrighted content can lead to legal trouble for any user. Hence, you must use a VPN to keep streaming without being caught.

There are plenty of methods through which you can jailbreak an Amazon Fire TV stick. In this article, we have shared a method that is tested and approved by our experts. Also, we have shared a video tutorial at the top to help you understand jailbreaking in a beginner-friendly tone. 

Give attention to the following steps and make sure to follow each one accurately for better results.

Step One – Install Downloader APK On Firestick

Unlike Android and iOS, the Fire TV stick does not allow you to download any third-party applications directly from the browser. Hence, it is necessary to look for a facilitating hub that can resolve this issue. Here, the downloader APK is one such facilitating application that can help you download any other third-party apps that are unavailable on the Amazon App Store.

The downloader app has been serving as a trustworthy and reliable solution to many for the past few years. Follow the below-mentioned steps to download it on your Firestick for jailbreaking.

  1. Go to the home screen of your Fire Stick.
  2. Hover over the Find option and click on Search.
  3. On the search bar, type ‘Downloader' and look for it in the search suggestions shown below.
  4. Now, click on the Downloader app icon shown on the next screen.
  5. Choose Get or click on Download to install the app.
  6. Once the app is installed on your FireStick, click on it to launch the app.
  7. Finally, dismiss any prompts that may result due to a first-time download. However, it is important to give the app any necessary permissions that it may ask for.

Step Two – Setup Firestick to Enable Side Loading

Jailbreaking a FireStick is not as difficult as it seems. Your primary requirements are the Fire TV Stick's remote and an ideal internet connection. Once you have these two along with the stick, jump immediately to native settings.

A little alteration in the basic settings is necessary to continue the Jailbreak process. Remember that it does not impact the main system settings in any manner. Also, keep in mind that every FireStick has different settings. Hence, make sure that the steps discussed below are compatible with your streaming device.

  • Switch on your Amazon FireStick
  • Wait until your home screen loads
  • Open Settings by clicking the gear icon
  • Select the option My Fire TV
  • Go to Developer Options.

For those who do not find Developer Options can go to About. Now, look for the option Fire TV Stick and click on it seven times in a row. Doing so will enable Developer Options.

  • Now, switch on ADB Debugging
  • Click on the option Install Unknown Apps
  • On the next screen, click on the Downloader App Icon
  • Turn on the setting for Downloader
  • Now, on your FireStick remote, press the Back button to reach the Settings window
  • On the screen, click on the option Preferences
  • On the next screen, click on Privacy Settings to open it
  • Now, stop sharing usage data through Privacy Settings by turning off the options Device Usage Data and Collect Usage Data
  • Now, on your FireStick remote, press the Back button to reach the Preferences window
  • On the screen, go to the option Data Usage Monitoring
  • On the next screen, turn on the option for Data Usage Monitoring.

Step Three – Jailbreak Your Fire TV Stick

At this point, we have closer to jailbreak the FireStick. Now, we will install our first Third-party app outside of the Amazon App Store. The app that we will download is named Kodi.

Kodi is a free media application that helps users to experience an extensive world of entertainment. You can use it for streaming your favorite movies, channels, TV series, sports, and any other media content.

Also, this app will help us to jailbreak the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Hence, we will quickly download it using the recently installed Downloader App on our screen.

Follow the below-mentioned steps to download Kodi TV.

  1. Open the Downloader app.
  2. Click on the URL box.
  3. Enter the URL “” and click on Go.
  4. Now, select the option ARMV7A (32-bit) to install Kodi.
  5. Wait for the installation to complete through the ‘App Installed’ notification.
  6. Open the Kodi TV app.

Congratulations! Now, your FireStick is finally Jailbroken!

How To Use a Jailbroken Firestick?

Using a jailbroken FireStick is fun and brings a lot for entertainment lovers. However, as we mentioned earlier in our article, you must download a VPN to stream copyrighted content.

Hence, the first thing to do is to install a VPN for your FireStick. Most experts recommend using the ExpressVPN. According to reports, it currently has more than 4 million users worldwide. To install it, follow the steps discussed below.

But before you download the app on your FireStick, subscribe to the VPN and buy one of its subscriptions.

  1. Go to the home screen of your Fire Stick
  2. Hover over the Find option and click on Search
  3. On the search bar, type ‘ExpressVPN' and look for it in the search suggestions shown below
  4. Now, click on the ExpressVPN app icon shown on the next screen
  5. Choose Get or click on Download to install the app
  6. Once the app is installed on your FireStick, click on it to launch the app
  7. Now, fill in the credentials that you have used to purchase the app
  8. Enter Sign in
  9. Click on the power button
  10. Connect to a VPN server
  11. Start streaming!

With a secure connection, using a jailbroken fire stick it's safe. But you must know that downloading Kodi TV only completes 50% of the jailbreaking process. To use Kodi TV freely and without any restrictions, it is necessary to download Kodi add-ons and Kodi Builds.

The Best Kodi Add-Ons

Kodi owns no media personally. You must source it from across the web. The best way to do so is to install a few add-ons. Below, we have mentioned a few add-ons that may assist you.

  • If you are looking to install a multipurpose add-on for TV shows, movies, sports, and entertainment, install The Crew.
  • If you are looking to install a multipurpose add-on for TV shows, movies, sports, and entertainment, install The Crew.
  • If you are looking to install an add-on, particularly for TV shows and movies, install The Magic Dragon, Asgard, and Shadow.

The Best KodiBuilds

Installing Kodi builds is not mandatory like installing the Kodi add-ons. However, we recommend downloading these for an enhanced user experience. The builds are used to streamline the entire interface of the Kodi app. By installing these, you can enjoy streaming in a better way,

An additional benefit of installing Kodi builds is that they offer you a list of pre-installed add-ons. The top three and most recommended Kodi builds are mentioned below.

  • Xenon Build
  • Doomzday Builds
  • Crew Wizard Builds

The Takeaway

Remember that, jailbreaking a FireStick is not illegal. You can easily purchase a jailbroken FireStick from the market. However, buying a brand-new Fire TV Stick and hacking it yourself is a trustworthy option.

By now, we hope you have easily understood the jailbreaking process. Try this at home and start streaming your favorite content today! Also, you can let us know if you face any trouble during the process. Let us know about your experience with jailbreaking in the comments below.

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