How to Jailbreak Firestick in 30 Seconds with Bonus Video (Jan 2022)

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This article will teach you how to Jailbreak Firestick in 2022.

By doing this, you will have access to thousands of free movies, TV shows, sports, live channels, games, and more.

The same process will also work on the Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Televisions as well as the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

The Amazon Firestick has become the most popular Streaming Device available today due to its low price and simple jailbreak process.

Table of Contents

Jailbreak Firestick Tutorial

Below, you will find both a video tutorial and a screenshot guide that will show you how to jailbreak a Firestick.

I suggest watching the video tutorial first because I go through important details that you won’t find within the screenshot guide.

How to Jailbreak Firestick – Video Tutorial

 

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Below, you will find a screenshot guide on how to jailbreak a Firestick.  This will work on all Fire TV devices.

How to Jailbreak a Firestick – Screenshot Guide

Use the guide below to enable apps from Unknown Sources on your Amazon Firestick or Fire TV device.

This is the first step to “jailbreak” your device and unlock unlimited streaming capabilities.

1. From the home screen of your device, hover over the Find option.

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2. Click Search.

Click Search.

3. Search for and select Downloader.

Search for and select Downloader to jailbreak firestick

4. Choose the Downloader app.

Choose the Downloader app to jailbreak firestick

5. Click Download.

Click Download.

6. Wait for the app to install.

Wait for the app to install.

7. You will then encounter Downloader Ready to launch message.

You will then encounter Downloader Ready to launch message.

8. Return to the home screen and open Settings.

Return to the home screen and open Settings.

9. Click My Fire TV.

Click My Fire TV.

10. Choose Developer options.

Choose Developer options to jailbreak firestick

11. Click Install unknown apps.

Click Install unknown apps to jailbreak firestick

12. Find the Downloader app and click it.

Find the Downloader app and click it.

13. This will turn Unknown Sources to On for the Downloader app. This will enable side-loading or “jailbreaking” abilities on your device.

This will turn Unknown Sources on to jailbreak firestick

That’s it! After you jailbreak your Firestick, you can now side-load hundreds of 3rd party apps using Downloader on your streaming device.

We have now jailbroken our Firestick by allowing for the installation of applications that aren’t available within the Amazon App Store.

Most guides stop after this but I will take it a step further and show you how to install an alternative app store that will provide access to thousands of third party apps.

I will also provide suggestions on which applications you should install onto your jailbroken Fire TV Stick so you can enjoy free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, and much more.


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Warning! Protect Yourself With IPVanish VPN

Most cord-cutters use a IPVanish VPN and rightfully so.

The free streaming applications, addons, and IPTV services that you use are usually hosted on insecure servers.

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Your IP Address points back to your location and identity which compromises both your privacy and security.

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Step 2 – From the home screen hover over Find.

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From the home screen hover over Find.

Step 3 – Scroll down and click Search.

Scroll down and click Search.

Step 4 – Type in “Ipvanish” and click the first option.

Type in "Ipvanish" and click the first option.

Step 5 – Click the IPVanish VPN app.

Click the IPVanish VPN app.

Step 6 – Click Download.

Click Download.

Step 7 – Once the IPVanish app installs, click Open.

Once the IPVanish app installs, click Open.

Step 8 – Enter your IPVanish account information and click Log In.

You will get your username and password when you register for an account.

Enter your IPVanish account information and click Log In.

Step 9 – Click Connect.

Click Connect.

Step 10 – Click OK.

Click OK.

Step 11 – Success! Your identifying IP Address has changed and you are now anonymous.

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Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.

Congratulations! You are now protected by IPVanish which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.

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What is a Firestick Jailbreak?

Jailbreaking a Firestick is the process of removing restrictions imposed by the manufacturer to allow for the installation of unauthorized software.

What is a Firestick Jailbreak?

When we do this, we can install 3rd party applications not available within the Amazon App Store.

Once we jailbreak a Firestick, we can sideload applications onto the device that we normally can’t get through the major app stores.

By doing so, your Firestick will have access to thousands of free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, and more.

This is a safe process and only involves changing a few security settings on the Firestick or Fire TV.

This is possible on Fire TV devices due to the fact that they are running on the Android operating system.

What Stores Carry Firesticks?

If you don’t own a Fire TV Stick and you want to get started with this tutorial today, we have you covered.

Below are some retail stores that may carry this device.

Best Buy, Staples, Target, Fry’s, Radio Shack, GameStop, B and H, Amazon Books, Electronic Express, Shopko, Toys R Us, Sears, P.C. Richard & Son, Meijer, HH Gregg, Fred Meyer.

What stores carry Firesticks?

If you don’t have one of these stores near, you may purchase the Firestick directly through the Amazon website which provides fast shipping.

Or, if you are looking for a completely hands-free experience, you may want to consider jailbreaking the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

The Fire TV Cube has the same capabilities as the Firestick but with some added features.

This includes a built-in speaker, 16 GB of storage, and far-field voice control.

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Is Jailbreaking a Firestick Legal & Safe?

The short answer is Yes, Jailbreaking a firestick is 100% legal. This is a question we receive on a daily basis.

Is Jailbreaking a Firestick Legal & Safe?

While jailbreaking became a popular term for Android mobile and iOS devices, the process for a Firestick is different.

By enabling apps from unknown sources within settings, we are simply allowing for the installation of 3rd party apps that have not been vetted by Amazon.

While installing these apps is not in any way illegal, streaming some of the content within these is.

That is why it is important to only use these applications for Movies and TV Shows that are available in the public domain.

Legal Copyright Disclaimer: TROYPOINT is a tech website that publishes tutorials, news, and reviews. We do not verify if apps, services, or websites hold the proper licensing for media that they deliver. We do not own, operate, or re-sell any streaming site, service, app, or addon. Each person shall be solely responsible for media accessed and we assume that all visitors are complying with the copyright laws set forth within their jurisdiction. Referenced applications, addons, services, and streaming sites are not hosted or administered by TROYPOINT.

One other thing to note when using these “unverified” applications is that we do not know the developers of these various apps.

This makes using a VPN in conjunction with them extremely important to protect your data and security.

Jailbreak Firestick – Install Unlinked App Store

The Downloader app will now allow us to download and install various applications from the Internet that aren’t available within the Amazon App Store.

Most of my installation tutorials on the TROYPOINT Website use the Downloader app.

You will find links toward the bottom of this tutorial that will take you to the most popular guides.

After the once-popular “Filelinked” went offline several months ago, some quality clones have emerged including Unlinked APK.

Unlinked is becoming a popular 3rd party app store with thousands of free applications available for download on your Firestick.

Follow the steps below for installing the Unlinked app store on your jailbroken firestick. This is when the fun begins!

1. Open the Downloader app.

Open the Downloader app to jailbreak firestick and install aptoide

2. Click Allow.

Click Allow.

3. Click OK.

Click OK.

4. Launch the Downloader app and click the URL box.

Jailbreak Firestick - Install Unlinked App Store

5. Type the following URL exactly as it is listed here – https://unlinked.link and click Go

This is the official website of Unlinked APK

6. Scroll down and click Download Android App.

Scroll down and click Download Android App.

7. Wait for the file to download.

Wait for the file to download.

8. Click Install.

Click Install.

9. Click Open or Done.

Click Open or Done.

10. Prior to launching Unlinked APK, you will need to enable Install Unknown Apps within the developer options.

Prior to launching Unlinked APK, you will need to enable Install Unknown Apps within the developer options.

11. You have successfully installed Unlinked APK on your jailbroken firestick. Click Add to enter the code for a new library.

You have successfully installed Unlinked APK on your jailbroken firestick.

12. Enter the following code – 12341234 and click OK.

NOTE: If this code is down, you can also try 51829986 and install popular apps through that store.

Click Add to enter the code for a new library.

13. That’s it! See our full list of the best Unlinked codes for even more options.

Google Play Alternative App Store

In addition to Unlinked, another great Google Play Alternative App Store is called Aptoide TV.

This 3rd party app store has thousands of applications not available within the popular app stores.

Follow the steps below to install this Alternative App Store on your Firestick/Fire TV.

1. Open the Downloader app.

Open the Downloader app to jailbreak firestick and install aptoide

2. Click Allow.

Click Allow.

3. Click OK.

Click OK.

4. Click the Browser tab on the left menu.

Click the Browser tab on the left menu.

5. Click the URL bar and type in the following address https://tv.aptoide.com/ and then click the Go button

6. Scroll down and click Download Aptoide TV.

Scroll down and click Download Aptoide TV to jailbreak firestick

7. Wait for Aptoide TV to download.

Wait for Aptoide TV to install.

8. Click Install.

Click Install.

9. Click Done.

Click Done.

10. A pop-up window will appear, click the Delete button. This is necessary to free up your Firestick’s or Fire TV’s storage space.

A pop-up window will appear, click the Delete button. This is necessary to free up your Firestick’s or Fire TV’s storage space.

11. Confirm by selecting the Delete button again on the screen.

Confirm by selecting the Delete button again on the screen.

12. Locate and select Aptoide TV from your Apps & Channels list.

Locate and select Aptoide TV from your Apps & Channels list.

13. Launch Aptoide TV.

Launch Aptoide TV.

14. Click OK.

Click OK.

15. Click Allow.

Click Allow.

16. You will now have access to Aptoide TV on your Firestick/Fire TV.

You will now have access to Aptoide TV after jailbreaking your firestick

Although Aptoide TV is an excellent app, it may not have the most recent stable version of Kodi which is 19.3.

Below, I will show you how to install the most stable release.

The shortcut that you type into Downloader within this guide will always point to the most up-to-date stable release of Kodi.

Kodi 19.3 Instructions

If you are new to Kodi, we have you covered. The in-depth guide below will explain everything you need to know about this software and how to get the most out of it.

Use the following instructions to install Kodi on a Firestick/Fire TV:

Step 1 – Open the Downloader app

Open the Downloader app to jailbreak firestick with kodi

Step 2 – Click the OK button on the remote to open the keyboard and type in the address for Kodi 19.3 which is troypoint.com/kodistable.

Click the Go button after typing in the address and Kodi download will begin.

Click the OK button on the remote to open the keyboard and type in the address for Kodi 18.9 which is troypoint.com/kodistable.

Step 3 – Click Install on the Kodi setup page.

Click Install on the Kodi setup page to jailbreak firestick

Step 4 – Click Done once Kodi has been installed.

Click Done once Kodi has been installed.

Step 5 – Click Delete to discard the Kodi 19.3 installation file as this will free up valuable space on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.

Click Delete to discard the Kodi 18.9 installation file as this will free up valuable space on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.

Step 6 – Click Delete again.

Click Delete again.

Step 7 – Launch Kodi and click the continue button.

Launch Kodi and click the continue button.

Step 8 – Click Allow.

Click Allow.

Step 9 – Wait a few seconds for Kodi to load.

Wait a few seconds for Kodi to load.

Step 10 – You are now presented with Kodi 19.3 Matrix home screen on Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.

That's it! You have installed Kodi 18.9 on your jailbroken Firestick.

That’s it! You have installed Kodi 19.3 on your jailbroken Firestick.

Now that you have one of the most popular streaming apps installed on your jailbroken Firestick or Fire TV, you need to install some addons.

Many new Kodi users spend hours looking for the best addons to install.

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One of the most popular Kodi addons that have been around for years is The Crew.

Installing The Crew is a fabulous way to get access to Movies and TV Shows for streaming.

Follow the instructions below to install The Crew and get streaming!

How to Install The Crew Kodi Addon

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the settings icon  Kodi Settings Icon

jailbreak firestick by installing the crew kodi addon

  • Click System

Click System

  • Hover over Add-ons menu item and turn on Unknown sources if not already on

Hover over Add-ons menu item and turn on Unknown sources if not already on

  • Click back on remote to go back to the System page
  • Select File Manager

Click back on remote to go back to the System page

  • Click Add source

Click Add source

  • Click <None>

Click <None>

  • Type the following URL exactly how it is listed here – https://team-crew.github.io and click OK
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Type the URL for the crew kodi addon to jailbreak firestick

  • Highlight the box under the source that you just typed in and enter a name for this media source, type “crew” or any other name you would like to identify this source as, and click OK

Highlight the box under the source that you just typed in and enter a name for this media source, type "crew" or any other name you would like to identify this source as, and click OK

  • Click your back button on the remote or keyboard until you are back on the System screen
  • Choose Add-ons

Click your back button on the remote or keyboard until you are back on the System screen

  • Click Install from zip file

Click Install from zip file

  • Choose “crew” or another name you assigned the media source in the previous step

Choose "crew" or another name you assigned the media source in the previous step

  • Click repository.thecrew-0.0.1.zip

click the repository URL for the crew

  • Wait for The Crew Add-on installed message to appear

Wait for The Crew Add-on installed message to appear

  • Click Install From Repository

Click Install From Repository

  • Choose The Crew

Choose The Crew

  • Click Video Add-Ons

Click Video Add-Ons

  • Choose The Crew

Choose The Crew

  • Click Install

Click Install

  • Kodi will then prompt the message below stating “The following additional add-ons will be installed”, Click OK

Kodi will then prompt the message below stating “The following additional add-ons will be installed”, Click OK

  • Wait for The Crew Add-on installed message to appear
  • Choose if you want to execute the setup wizard when the popup appears, I chose No

Wait for The Crew Add-on installed message to appear

  • Click the back button until you return to the home screen, then scroll down and click Add-ons
  • Scroll over and select The Crew add-on

Installation of The Crew Kodi Addon is now complete on your jailbroken firestick

Installation of The Crew Kodi Addon is now complete. Enjoy!

With Kodi and other addons or builds installed on your device, it is important to make sure you protect yourself when using this software.

The best way to do so is by installing a VPN on your Firestick. A VPN will encrypt your IP address making your online activity completely anonymous.

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Jailbroken Firestick Apps for Movies & TV Shows

Kodi

Kodi

Undoubtedly, the most popular streaming application available for side-loading onto a Firestick is the media center app Kodi.

Kodi is an all-encompassing application that uses add-ons for streaming content and more.

If you would like to learn how to install Kodi on a Firestick or Fire TV, use the link below. This step-by-step guide will provide you with 5 separate ways to get the application on your device:

How to Install Kodi on Fire TV Stick

Once Kodi is on your device, you can now install the add-ons which will grant access to tons of Movies, TV Shows, Music, Sports, Live Television, and so much more.

TROYPOINT has created a list of the Best Kodi Add-Ons for all different categories.

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Cinema APK

Cinema APK is an Android application that provides thousands of free movies and TV shows.  This lightweight application works fabulously on the Firestick and Fire TV.

Users will enjoy a friendly user interface that will provide hours of entertainment.

Cinema APK is known for its large amount of media sources that provide buffer-free playback.

The free application allows both streaming and downloading for playback at a later time.

Terrarium TV recently announced that there would be no more updates for their popular application but Cinema APK is ready to take its spot at the front of the line.

As of now, this is the most popular streaming application available for Fire TV Stick and Fire TV.

Follow the screenshot guide below to install Cinema APK on your Firestick/Fire TV:

1. Launch Downloader and type the following URL exactly as shown here and click Go: cinemaapk.com

NOTE: This can also be installed using the following Downloader code – 28009

2. Scroll down and click Download Now.

3. Wait for the file download to finish

wait for file download to finish

4. Click Install

click install

5. Click Done

click done

6. You will next be prompted to delete the temporary file. Click Delete

click delete

7. Click Delete again

click delete again

That’s it! You can now access Cinema APK from your Applications tab.

Cinema APK Interface
Cinema APK Interface

For complete installation instructions and details regarding the Cinema APK app, use the guide below:

Install Cinema APK on Firestick & Fire TV

Syncler

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Syncler is an excellent streaming application that is gaining popularity among those jailbreaking their Firestick.

This app appears to be a fork of the once-popular TVZion and works similar to Kodi or Stremio.

In order to access movies and TV shows, you must install outside add-ons/providers and also have Real-Debrid.

Syncler is also on our list of Best Firestick Channels.

View our Syncler tutorial for more details and instructions.

Install Syncler on Firestick/Fire TV

TeaTV

teatv

TeaTV is a very popular Firestick app that has been around for quite some time. This app provides a great selection of free Movies and TV Shows for streaming.

TeaTV has also recently updated to version 10.0 and is working great again!

TeaTV includes all the “bells and whistles” of a solid application like many others on this list. This includes integrations for external media players, Real-Debrid, Trakt, Subtitles, Favorites, and more.

For more information on this app and how to install it, refer to our TeaTV tutorial below.

Install TeaTV on Firestick/Fire TV

Stremio

stremio

There are several reasons why Firestick users love Stremio. This app is a little different than most as it requires signing up for service.

However, users can sign up anonymously and use a VPN to enjoy flawless streaming with this app. Because the app requires registration, your content will sync across all streaming devices and be accessible on any platform.

Stremio offers add-ons similar to Kodi that users can install for Movies, TV Shows, and more. The best addon available is a torrent addon so be sure to have your VPN on when using this app.

Install Stremio on Firestick/Fire TV

Peacock TV

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Peacock TV is one of the Best Free Movie Apps released by NBC in mid-2020.

This service features free movies, TV shows, live channels, NBC original programming, and other content.

In addition to the free plan, Peacock TV users have the choice of upgrading to Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus.

For more information on this app and how to install it, check out our Peacock TV guide below.

Install Peacock TV on Firestick/Fire TV

Vudu

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Many are familiar with Vudu, however, the only way to access this popular service on a Firestick is by sideloading.

Vudu is an online video on demand (VOD) streaming service that offers thousands of movies and TV shows. This includes hundreds of free titles!

Instead of paying a monthly fee, with Vudu, you can pay for Movies or TV Shows individually for renting or owning.

Refer to our Vudu on Firestick tutorial for more information and instructions.

Install Vudu on Firestick/Fire TV

SmartTubeNext

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Are you tired of seeing ads on YouTube? Look no further than the SmartTubeNext application!

This streaming app provides ad-free playback for all of your favorite YouTube videos on any jailbroken Firestick/Fire TV.

This APK features an identical layout to the official YouTube app and has all of the most popular categories.

Check out our tutorial below for more information on Smart YouTube TV and how to install this app on the Firestick/Fire TV.

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Viva TV

jailbreak firestick viva tv

Viva TV is an excellent streaming app that is gaining popularity among Firestick/Fire TV users. Currently, it is working great with tons of high-quality links in 4k and 1080p quality.

Viva TV also has great Real-Debrid and Trakt capabilities as well as subtitles, external video players, and more.

Check out our Viva TV tutorial below for more information and how to install the app.

How To Install Viva TV on Firestick/Fire TV

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Live TV Apps for Firestick Jailbreak

IPTV

Using one or more of the apps above will allow you access to free Movies and TV Shows. However, this is not the only content users can enjoy with a jailbroken Firestick.

We can easily install apps to stream Live TV as well, oftentimes for just a small monthly fee.

LiveNet TV

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LiveNet TV is one of the most popular free live TV apps used by those with jailbroken firesticks.

This free app provides hundreds of live channels in various categories such as Entertainment, News, Sports, International, and much more.

Install LiveNet TV on Firestick

Pluto TV

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Pluto TV is one of the most popular and user-friendly live TV apps available today. This app has millions of users, and its following continues to grow.

The Pluto TV app has a wide range of programming from tech to sports, and from Latino shows to 24/7 news channels. Their channel lineup also keeps growing.

Install Pluto TV on Firestick

Swift Streamz

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Swift Streamz is a well-known live TV application used by thousands of cord-cutters worldwide.

There are hundreds of channels and the options within the main menu include Live Channels, Movies, Request Channel, Settings, Favorites, and more.

Install Swift Streamz on Firestick

Airy TV

jailbreak firestick airy tv

Airy TV is an all-in-one app that works on the Fire TV Stick and any other popular streaming device.

With over 100 live channels, this app makes an excellent free option for streaming live television.

Some of the categories within Airy TV include Featured Channels, Classic Movies, Classic TV Series, Classic TV, Classic Kids, TV Shows, Music, Sports, and more.

Install Airy TV on Firestick

TVTap

TVTap

TVTap is another solid live TV app for Fire TV Sticks due to its smooth design, ease of use, channels, and much more.

This app has been around for years and provides hundreds of live channels throughout multiple categories.

Popular categories include Entertainment, Movies, News, Music, Sports, Documentary, and others.

Install TVTap on Firestick

You can also install an inexpensive IPTV Service (Internet Protocol Television), which gives users access to their favorite channels found in cable and satellite packages.

This is a great way to eliminate cable and cut the cord entirely!

This is especially popular among sports fans looking to watch their favorite teams and the big PPV events.

For everything else, IPTV, check out our resource page below.

IPTV Resource Page

Users can also install a Free IPTV service or application on a Firestick or Fire TV. However, these often buffer and are not as reliable as a paid IPTV Service.

Many Firestick users that stream unverified IPTV services/apps on their devices also run a VPN for IPTV.

Jailbroken Firestick Apps for Miscellaneous Utilities

Mouse Toggle

Mouse Toggle

Some of the applications that you side-load onto your Firestick or Fire TV won’t work well with the remote control.

The reason for this is that many of these Android applications are designed for phones and tablets, not televisions.

The Mouse Toggle app will allow us to use a virtual mouse on the Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.  This is a must-have utility if you are going to jailbreak a Firestick or Fire TV.

Install Mouse Toggle on Firestick & Fire TV

MX Player

MX Player is an external video player that can easily be installed within your favorite app.

When using many of these free streaming apps on a Firestick, you will find most of the default video players don’t always work the best.

Oftentimes, using MX Player will result in little to no buffering for all your Movie and TV Show selections. This is a must-have application if you are going to jailbreak a Firestick.

Another added bonus of MX Player is its ability to integrate Subtitles. See our full MX Player tutorial below.

Install MX Player on Firestick/Fire TV

Aptoide TV App Store

Aptoide TV

One huge drawback of the Firestick and Fire TV is that it doesn’t include Google Play Store.

It comes with its own Amazon App store which doesn’t include many of the popular apps found within Google Play.

The term jailbreak has often been used to describe installing a 3rd party app store on a device so maybe this tutorial here is more fitting in terms of this definition.

Although we can’t install Google Play on our Firestick or Fire TV, we can install another App store that works great with the remote control.

Aptoide TV provides many of the popular apps that are normally found within Google Play.

It also includes free streaming applications that aren’t available within Google Play so, in my opinion, this is a better choice anyway.

How To Install Aptoide TV On Firestick & Fire TV

Silk Browser

silk browser

For those who wish to browse the internet on their Firestick or Fire TV, this can easily be done.

In the past, users had to side-load a Browser such as Chrome or Firefox to use the internet. However, there are a few options for Browsers now available in the Amazon App Store.

TROYPOINT suggests the Silk Browser created by Amazon. Its interface was designed to work with the Firestick and Fire TV and is a great all-around Browser.

How To Install Amazon Silk Browser on Firestick/Fire TV

Note: See Puffin TV and the Kiwi Browser for more web browser options.

Fire TV Stick Speed Test

jailbreak firestick speed test

Many users often have buffering problems with their Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and one of the first things that should be checked is the download speed on the device.

This is where tools like Analiti or the TROYPOINT Speed Test come in handy!

Many Firestick users also connect a Firestick Ethernet Adapter for a more reliable and faster connection.

Check out our detailed guide below where we show how to install Analiti and test speeds on the Firestick/Fire TV.

How to Install Analiti Speed Test on Firestick/Fire TV

IPVanish VPN

IPVanish

TROYPOINT does not verify the legality or security of any applications covered on this Website. Users should always use a VPN in conjunction with these free or low-cost streaming solutions to protect their identity and security.

Your Internet Service Provider, government, app developers, and hackers may log what you are accessing online if you aren’t connecting through a VPN.

In addition, some of the apps that you would want to download are restricted by the Amazon App Store since they are unverified apps.

However, you can side-load them into your device without using the official app distribution method with the help of a VPN for Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube.

I use IPVanish on all of my streaming devices and I suggest that you do the same.

How To Install VPN For Firestick

VPN Kill Switch Alternative

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Knowing when your VPN disconnects is crucial, especially when streaming with APKs or Kodi Add-ons.

Many VPN apps don’t provide a kill switch or they don’t work properly and this is the next best thing!

This VPN Kill Switch Alternative app is called “VPN Safety Dot” and can be installed on the Firestick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Android TV Boxes.

With this app installed, users will always know when their connection is safe via VPN.

This is a great tool in granting peace of mind whenever streaming on your device. Use the link below to install this VPN Kill Switch Alternative on your preferred device:

VPN Kill Switch Alternative Installation Guide

VPNSafetyDot for Jailbreak Firestick

Fire TV Stick Virus Scanner

virustotal

It’s very important to ensure that the apps within your Firestick are virus/malware-free. That’s where VirusTotal comes in handy.

VirusTotal is an application that allows users the ability to scan any file up to 550 MB for free via their online portal.

This usually takes only a few seconds and you will know whether or not the file contains any malware or not.

Using VirusTotal will ensure any files you use on your Firestick are virus-free and malware-free.

For more information on VirusTotal and how to use the application, refer to our tutorial below.

How to Use & Install VirusTotal for Firestick/Fire TV

Jailbroken Firestick Apps – Gaming & Music

Retro Games

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Because of its side-loading capabilities, the Firestick is able to be used for other activities such as gaming.

With the help of 3rd party application, you can easily turn your Fire TV device into an old-school gaming console.

This will allow you to emulate popular gaming systems such as GameBoy, Atari, Nintendo, PlayStation, and more.

Users can play all their favorite games from different consoles in one location.

Happy Chick

happy chick retro games firestick

Happy Chick is a game emulator that works on nearly any device imaginable including the Amazon Firestick.

It features all the popular games such as Mario Kart, Pokemon, and more. Best of all, Android phone users can simply download a virtual controller app and play it on your television!

Happy Chick Installation Tutorial for Firestick/Android

Happy Chick on Jailbreak Firestick
Happy Chick games

RetroArch

retroarch jailbroken firestick

You can dive deeper into retro gaming by installing RetroArch along with a USB drive for maximum storage!

RetroArch is one of the most popular gaming apps used on the Fire TV Stick for access to hundreds of retro games.

RetroArch Installation Tutorial on Firestick/Android

Antstream Arcade

antstream arcade jailbroken firestick

Antstream Arcade is the newest gaming app available on the Fire TV Stick and other popular streaming devices.

Instead of downloading ROMs, you are “streaming” the app from the internet which means you can save storage space on your Fire TV device!

Install Antstream Arcade on Firestick

antstream arcade

Retro Games on Kodi

Believe it or not, you can also play thousands of retro games on Kodi! This can be done by installing the Internet Archive Game Launcher Addon.

However, it’s important to note that a gamepad is required for use.

How to Play Kodi Retro Games on Firestick

kodi retro games

Free Music

best music apps firestick

In addition to streaming Movies/TV Shows and gaming, the Firestick is also a great source for music apps.

There are hundreds of music apps available for your Firestick/Fire TV.

Music apps on the Firestick allow you to stream music for free, play songs for offline playback, create your own music and even play music-based games.

Some of the best Firestick music apps include Google Play Music, Poweramp, Fildo Music, MusVid, Soundcamp, Tidal Music, and many more.

For more information on these music apps and how to install them on your Firestick, see our guide below.

Best Music Apps for Firestick/Fire TV

Although we have covered several of the best Firestick apps available, be sure to check out our popular guide below for even more great Firestick apps.

Best Firestick/Fire TV Apps

Jailbreak Firestick Extras

Installing and using some of the applications above may take up valuable space on your Firestick device.

With only 8 GB of storage on the Fire TV Stick 4k, users often run out of space which will slow down your device.

Luckily, there is a storage “hack” that Firestick users can implement that will increase internal storage.

Expand Fire TV Stick 4K Internal Storage with USB Flash Drive

OTG Cable connected to Fire TV Stick 4K with USB Flash Drive

Note: Prior to using a USB Drive with any Firestick/Fire TV device, you should make sure that it’s properly formatted as FAT32.

This isn’t the only “hack” or trick that Firestick owners can take advantage of to get the most out of their device.

There are tons of hidden settings and features that can be tweaked or adjusted for faster streaming, easier usability, and much more.

TROYPOINT has created a list of tips and tricks that will enhance your streaming experience completely.

Firestick Tricks and Tips for Ultimate Firestick Setup

Home Media Servers

plex

While streaming apps and APKs are a fabulous way to get on-demand content, you may sometimes encounter buffering.

One way to ensure a no-buffering experience is by using a Media Server such as Plex with your Firestick or Fire TV.

Plex allows users the ability to download content such as Movies, TV Shows, Home Videos, Pictures, and more.

You can then access these files via a server-client app on tons of devices including Firestick and Fire TV.

We have created an in-depth resource guide that will tell you everything you need to know about Plex and how to set it up on your Firestick.

Plex Media Server – Everything You Need to Know

Other popular home media servers include Emby, Jellyfin, Subsonic, MediaPortal, and more.

Update Your Firestick Interface

firestick new interface

If you are not a fan of the UI (User Interface) that is provided on Firestick devices, you can edit this to suit your preferences.

In order to do so, we must sideload a Launcher that will alter the device’s interface.

Wolf Launcher firestick
Wolf Launcher

This is one of the solutions highlighted in our Block Ads on Firestick tutorial.

With this launcher installed, you can upload your own background images, move apps, and more.

Install Wolf Launcher on Fire TV Stick
Install Leanback Launcher on Fire TV Stick
Install FLauncher on Fire TV Stick

Firestick Remote

One of the main reasons for the Firestick’s popularity is the provided remote that is included with purchasing the device.

With Amazon’s latest upgrade of the Fire TV came an improved remote as well. This device added power control buttons, volume, mute, and more.

jailbreak firestick remote

However, users of this remote and other versions of the Fire TV or Firestick remote have experienced issues in the past.

That’s why we put together some Firestick remote guides that will help if you experience issues, or looking for remote alternatives.

Check out our Firestick remote article below for more information.

Firestick Remote Not Working? How to Fix, Pair, and More

Real-Debrid – Stop Firestick Buffering

Real-Debrid is a premium streaming service that will alleviate Firestick buffering for most streaming apps and Kodi addons that serve on-demand content such as Movies and TV Shows.

Real-Debrid is becoming increasingly popular among Firestick users, and I personally wouldn’t bother using these free apps or Kodi addons without it.

This premium service works flawlessly on the most popular streaming apps including Cinema HD.

jailbreak firestick real debrid

The same can be said for pairing Real-Debrid with Kodi as well. It works phenomenally with popular addons such as Exodus.

jailbreak firestick real debrid kodi

For more information on Real-Debrid and how to sign up for the service, check out the link below.

How to Install & Setup Real-Debrid

History of Jailbreaking a Firestick

The Firestick comes equipped with the Amazon App Store, which allows us to install applications easily onto our streaming device.

Each of the applications within this App Store must be approved by Amazon.

Some popular apps available in the Amazon App Store include HBO Max, Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus, Downloader, and more.

Since the Fire TV Stick was first released in 2014, Amazon has taken a strong stance against applications that promote free and low-cost streaming capabilities.

Jailbreak Firestick history

The most notable ban was in June of 2015 when they removed the popular Kodi media center application from their app store.

When Kodi was removed from the Amazon App store, users started jailbreaking their Firesticks so that they could still install this popular application.

This opened the flood-gates for many other free and low-cost streaming applications that could be installed as well after enabling apps from unknown sources on the Fire TV devices.

Most people don’t realize that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is powered by the Android operating system.

This differs from other popular streaming devices such as the Roku and Apple TV which use their own OS (Operating System).

Roku vs Firestick – Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Roku

jailbreak firestick vs roku

Since the Firestick is powered by the Android operating system, it opens up a world of endless possibilities for those who jailbreak it.

Android is the most popular operating system in the world to date, with over two billion active users.

Because of this popularity, there are literally millions of Android applications available that can all be installed onto a jailbroken Firestick.

there are literally millions of Android applications available that can all be installed onto a jailbroken Firestick.

These Android applications are often referred to as APKs and can provide users with tons of free content.

Overall, this guide has covered everything you need to know about jailbreaking a firestick.

Simply enable apps from unknown sources and enjoy your improved streaming experience!

See our frequently asked questions below for more information.

Jailbreak Firestick FAQ

What Does a Jailbroken Amazon Firestick Do?

It allows you to install applications that aren’t available within the Amazon app store. There are thousands of free streaming applications that can be installed that serve up free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, and more.

Can I Jailbreak a Fire TV Stick 4K?

Yes, our method will work on Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick Max, Fire TV Stick Lite, 1st & 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Televisions.

Is Jailbreaking a Firestick Illegal?

No. It is not illegal to “jailbreak” a Firestick or Fire TV. However, what you access after you have jailbroken the Firestick may be illegal. Always use a VPN as outlined on this page and only view content within the public domain.

What Free Apps Can You Get on a Jailbroken Firestick?

There are thousands of 3rd party apps available for installation on a jailbroken Fire TV Stick. These free apps can be used for streaming movies, live television, gaming, music, device utilities, and much more.

What Channels Can You Get For Free With a Firestick?

Due to the thousands of applications available for the Firestick, you can access all channels for free often found on expensive cable or satellite packages. Refer to the IPTV applications mentioned above.

Is There a Monthly Fee For a Firestick?

No, unless you purchase a subscription to one of the applications that require a monthly fee. Most TROYPOINT tutorials outlined above teach how to install and use free services.

What are the Requirements to Use a Jailbroken Firestick?

Most of the applications that you run on a jailbroken Firestick require high-speed Internet. You must also register for a free Amazon account as you are required to log into the device when you first turn it on.

Will my Firestick Become Damaged if I Jailbreak it?

No, we aren’t manipulating the hardware of the Fire TV Stick in any way so there is no harm done by jailbreaking it.

Can I Undo Jailbreaking on a Firestick?

Yes, simply go through the screenshot tutorial above in the reverse direction. Or, perform a complete reset on your device through the settings panel.

Can I Sell a Jailbroken Firestick?

Due to copyright laws, we do not suggest selling jailbroken Firesticks that include applications that provide free movies, TV shows, IPTV, etc. Those who sell these devices have been known to face legal issues.

Can I Buy a Jailbroken Firestick?

Yes, you can buy a jailbroken Firestick but I strongly suggest not doing so. With this hobby, it is important that users learn to keep their devices updated and functioning properly. Yes, you can buy a jailbroken Firestick but we don’t recommend it.

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