Reset Amazon Fire TV and Breathe New Life Into It

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Reset Amazon Fire TV and Breathe New Life Into It

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Reset-Fire-TVThe Fire TV and Fire TV Stick are the best Kodi devices on the market today, hands down.  Unfortunately, the small 8 GB internal storage fills up rather quickly, making your Fire TV device slow and sometimes unresponsive.  When you reset fire tv devices, you will breathe new life into them and you will enjoy a much quicker system.

Fore those of you with the 2nd Generation Amazon Fire TV, these come with an SD slot where you can upgrade your storage on the cheap.  The great thing about this is that the Fire TV will use the SD card to store applications prior to using its internal storage.

It is simple to reset a fire tv device and only takes a couple of minutes.  Please keep in mind that when you do this, you will be erasing everything on the system and you will need to reinstall all of your apps, and yes, that probably means side-loading Kodi Media Center again.  But, it is well worth the time.

Steps To Reset Your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

  1.  On your Fire TV device, click Settings
  2. Scroll over to the right and click System
  3. Scroll down and click Reset to Factory Defaults
  4. A dialog will appear that reads “You are about to reset your Fire TV to its original factory settings.  Your sign-in information and personal preferences will be lost”.  Click the Reset button.
  5. The system will go through the restore process and this can take approximately 5 to 10 minutes.  Be patient and wait for your Amazon Fire TV to reset.

After you have reset your system, you will probably need to side-load Kodi Media Center again.  Click the link below for our popular guide on how to sideload Kodi onto Fire TV or Fire TV Stick.


Below is a video tutorial that will walk you through the necessary steps.


Important Note:  Internet service providers are starting to block or throttle access to Kodi addons and Android streaming apps.  Also, your Internet service provider is keeping logs of all your Internet activity.  Below, you will find a link to a tutorial that will provide instructions on how to setup a VPN on Fire TV or Stick. 

How To Install VPN On Fire TV Or Stick

2017-06-26T20:25:49-05:00 By |Fire TV|29 Comments
  • Tashaun

    How come my firestick will not download kodi. I can do all the steps but once it’s time to actually download it says failed. Please help!!

  • Carl bee

    @Tashaun I can do this all for you and more if in UK you can contact me on 07470120927

  • My fire stick has reverted back to requesting my Amazon username and password . Of course I purchased my stick with everything already downloaded. Is there a generic username and password I can use to recover the stick homepage as well as the Kodi home scree

    • Troy Christensen

      You can login with your own Amazon username and password and everything will still be on the device.

  • Kingy

    I have the same issue and searched the web with no success

  • milton

    I brought a firestick that was register by someone i don`t know name bob marley????? how can i reset it as a generic username and password.

    • Troy Christensen

      Go into Fire TV Settings and there is an area within there where you can deactivate account. Deactivate his account and then put in your own information.

      • Theresa C Abernathy

        Will it erase kodi?

  • Dorian

    Hi Troy – is it possible to reset my Fire TV Stick without the remote control? I’m stuck not being able to use the Android App on my Nexus (won’t connect), nor my RC and turning the device on and off isn’t working. I have a Kodi issue (I think) and can’t get beyond the Amazon home screen. I get a ‘can’t connect to WiFi settings’ error (or similar) and then a screen saver message telling me to ‘free up some space’ (or similar).

  • Dorian

    Hi Troy – so sorry to take so long to get back to you, especially after you were so prompt in getting back to me. I should have said the first thing I did was change the batteries, but it didn’t help. I have a screenshot of the error message, but don’t see how to attach it here.

  • Theresa C Abernathy

    If I deactivate my fire stick, will I lose Kodi. I also got mine that was once register to someone else.

    • No, deactivating won’t erase Kodi.

      • Theresa C Abernathy

        Thank you!

      • Lisa Smith

        Is that definite, as I want to put my fire stick in my own name and Amazon account but to scared incase I lose kodi

  • Jim Gunderson

    Trying to reset a firestick that does not have a remote, and it does not recognize the network. How can I reset it back to factory defaults?

    • Jim, you definitely need a remote. You can download a Fire TV remote onto your Android device if you would like. Or, just order a replacement remote from Amazon. Take care.

  • T-I-A Nolan (Hello Hair)

    Hello seems like Kodi don’t work anymore. What’s the cause and how can we get it back working?

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  • Reese, try restarting your router. Unplug it, let it sit for a minute and then plug back in. Then go through process again to see if that helps. If not, call Amazon customer service.

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  • Robin Shepard

    My fire stick reset and now my remote isnt working. Its telling me to hold the home button for ten seconds but that’s not working.
    What do I do?