Jailbreak Firestick

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This article will show you how to Jailbreak Firestick.

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

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The same process will also work for the Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and televisions running the Fire TV OS.

This guide is compatible with the new Fire TV Stick 4K which was released on October 31st, 2018.

This tutorial also works with the new Fire TV Stick Lite and 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, which were released in September 2020.

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

What is jailbreaking an Amazon Firestick, you may ask?

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

Technically, we aren’t actually jailbreaking the device because we aren’t installing modified firmware.

But, this is how new cord-cutters search for this topic and that is how we came up with the title for this post.  We are glad you found us!

When jailbreaking most electronics such as phones or tablets, many times we are required to install modified firmware.

You can think of firmware as the operating system for the device.  Fortunately, we aren’t required to do that with a Fire TV Stick!

Once we have jailbroken the Firestick, we can side-load applications onto the device that we normally can’t get through the Amazon App Store.

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

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?

We suggest placing a phone call to the retail stores listed above to ensure the Firestick is in stock.

If you don’t have one of these stores near, you may purchase the Firestick directly through the Amazon Website or check out our article below for more options.

Where to Buy Amazon Firestick

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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Fire TV Cube

History of Jailbreaking 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 Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus, Downloader, and more.

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

Firestick App Store

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.

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

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.

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

TROYPONT has created a Best APK’s list that is constantly updated with the Best APK’s for streaming Movies, TV Shows, and more.


Before learning how to jailbreak Firestick, you must register for a free Amazon account if you haven’t already done so.

You will use your Amazon login credentials when first setting up your Fire TV Stick.

NOTE: If you are a new Firestick owner, make sure to check out the TROYPOINT Firestick Setup Guide which will show you step-by-step how to get started with your device.

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Jailbreak Firestick Instructions

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.

Video Tutorial


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Screenshot Guide – Old Fire TV Interface

The following screenshot tutorial will take you through the simple steps necessary of how to jailbreak Firestick.

This first set of instructions are for those using the old Fire TV interface.

This includes the Amazon Firestick 4K, Fire TV Televisions, 1st gen Fire TV Cube, and older models of the Amazon Firestick.

If using a Fire TV Stick Lite, 3rd Gen Firestick, or 2nd gen Fire TV Cube, refer to the instructions for the new interface that follows.

Amazon’s New Interface is Making its way to Firesticks

The first thing we will do is install an application called Downloader and enable unknown sources.

1. From your home screen, find the search icon and type Downloader.

type downloader

2. Click on the Downloader icon.

click downloader icon

3. Click Download.

click download

4. Wait for the app installed message. Click Open or Launch now.

wait for app installed message

5. Choose Allow.

choose allow

6. Click OK.

click ok

7. You are now on the main screen of Downloader, return back to your device’s home screen.

Although there are other tools available that can assist with sideloading, we have found the Downloader app to be the best option.

8. From the home screen of your device, hover over Settings.

open settings

9. Within the Settings menu scroll to the right and choose My Fire TV.

choose my fire tv

10. Click Developer Options.

click developer options

11. Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.

If using an older model of the Amazon Firestick like the Firestick 4K, Fire TVs, and previous generations, make sure you allow apps from unknown sources as shown in the image below.

Important Note: For those using the Firestick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, click Install Unkown Apps.

choose install unknown apps

12. Find and click Downloader. You will notice it says “ON” which will enable unknown sources for app installation.

you will now see ON

That’s it! You can now side-load hundreds of 3rd party apps using Downloader on your Firestick/Fire TV.

Screenshot Guide – New Fire TV Interface

If you are using a Fire TV Stick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, or 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube, follow the steps below for jailbreaking your device.

NOTE: Not all devices will have this interface as it is slowly rolling out to Firesticks and Fire TV’s.

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

hover over find

2. Click Search.

click search

3. Search for and select Downloader.

seach for and select downloader

4. Choose the Downloader app.

choose downloader

5. Click Download.

click download

6. Wait for app to install.

wait for app to install

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

downloader ready to launch

8. Return to the home-screen and open Settings.

open settings

9. Click My Fire TV.

click my fire tv

10. Choose Developer options.

choose developer options

11. Click Install unknown apps.

click install unknown apps

12. Find the Downloader app and click it.

find the downloader app and click

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

unknown sources now on

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 apps not available within the Amazon App Store.

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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How to Install Alternative App Store on Jailbroken Firestick

Next, we will install a free application called Downloader from the Amazon App Store.

Downloader is a must-have tool for all of us with jailbroken Firesticks.

It will 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.

Once Downloader is installed, we will then install a Google Play Alternative App Store called Aptoide.

This 3rd party app store has thousands of applications not available within the Amazon App Store. This is when the fun begins!

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

1. Launch the home screen and hover over the Search icon

search icon

2. Type in Downloader and click “Downloader” which will appear under keyboard

type downloader

3. Select the Downloader app

select downloader

4. Click Download

Click Download

5. Click Open

Click Open

6. Click Allow

click allow

7. Click OK

click ok

8. Click the URL bar and type in the following address troypoint.com/app and then click Go button

This shortcut will link directly to the Aptoide TV app in order to install it quickly.

9. Wait for Aptoide TV to install.

Wait for Aptoide TV to install.

10. Click Install.

Click Install.

11. Click Done.

Click Done.

12. 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

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

Confirm by selecting the Delete button again on the screen.

14. IMPORTANT: If using the new Fire TV Interface, you will have to Enable Unkown Sources for Aptoide within Settings:

enable unknown sources

15. Return to Your Apps & Channels and scroll down to locate and hover over Aptoide TV

You will be redirected to the apps that you have downloaded. Scroll down to the bottom to locate the Aptoide TV app.

16. Press the Menu Amazon Firestick Menu Button button on your remote and select Move to front to move Aptoide TV to the front of Your Apps & Channels.

Press the Menu  button on your remote and select Move to front to move Aptoide TV to the front

17. Aptoide TV is now placed in the front of Your Apps & Channels.

Aptoide TV is now placed in the front of Your Apps & Channels.

18. Aptoide TV is now successfully installed! Launch the application to get started and click OK.

click ok

19. If prompted, click Allow.

click allow

20. You will now have access to Aptoide TV. Enjoy!

aptoide tv home screen

You may find that some applications within Aptoide TV are not the most recent version.

Most of the time, this doesn’t matter since many applications will prompt you to update if there is a new version available.  Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for Kodi.

As of this post, Aptoide TV does not include the most recent stable version of Kodi which is 18.9.

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.


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Jailbreak Firestick Kodi 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.

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

Step 1 Open Downloader app

open downloader app

Step 2 Click OK button on remote to open the keyboard and type in the address for Kodi 18.9 which is troypoint.com/kodistable

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

troypoint.com/kodistable and click go

Step 3 Click Install on Kodi setup page

click install

Step 4 Kodi will begin installing

kodi will begin installing

Step 5 Click Done once Kodi has been installed

click done

Step 6 Click Delete to discard the Kodi 18.9 installation file as this will free up valuable space on your Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube

click delete

Step 7 Click Delete again

click delete again

Step 8 Go to Firestick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube Home screen, under Apps & Channels category click “See All” button

click see all

Step 9 Highlight Kodi shortcut at bottom of screen and click the options button on Fire TV Stick / Fire TV remote which looks like three horizontal lines on top of each other and click Move to Front

click move to front

Note: After recent Fire TV/Stick update, some devices will not provide option “Pin to Front” instead.

Step 10 Move Kodi shortcut to the front of the list and click OK button on remote where you would like to place it, this will ensure that it is displayed on your Firestick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube home screen

move to front of list

Step 11 Launch Kodi and click “continue” button

Click Continue

Step 12 Click Allow

Click Allow

Step 13 Kodi begins to load

kodi will load

Step 14 You are now presented with Kodi 18.9 Leia home screen on Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.

Kodi 18 Leia home screen on Firestick or Fire TV or Fire TV Cube

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.

Luckily, we have already done the work for you and created the following guide that will have you up and running in a matter of minutes with the best addons that actually work.


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With Kodi 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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IPVanish is the Best VPN for Streaming and works fabulously on the Amazon Firestick.

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Jailbreak Firestick Apps for On-Demand Movies & TV Shows

Kodi (already installed via instructions above)

KodiUndoubtedly, 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 way to get the application on your device:

How to Install Kodi on Fire TV or 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, 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 fabulous 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 their spot at the front of the line.

As of now, this is the most popular streaming application available for the 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: troypoint.com/cinema

type https://troypoint.com/cinema

2. Wait for file download to finish

wait for file download to finish

3. Click Install

click install

4. Click Done

click done

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

click delete

6. 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:

How to Install Cinema APK on Firestick & Fire TV


catmouseA Firestick jailbreak isn’t complete without the new popular application called CatMouse.

CatMouse provides thousands of on-demand movies and TV shows that can be accessed within a user-friendly interface.  The great thing about CatMose is that there are no ads like many of the other applications on this list.

CatMouse users will notice the similarities this app has with Terrarium TV as it is a fork of the once popular APK.  Use the link below to learn how to install CatMouse on your Firestick or Fire TV device:

How To Install CatMouse


FireStick, Fire TV, & Fire TV Cube stremioThere 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 addons 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.

How To Install Stremio on Firestick/Fire TV


install teatvTeaTV 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, refer to our TeaTV tutorial below.

How To Install TeaTV on Firestick/Fire TV

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

Typhoon TV

typhoon tvTyphoon TV is another great streaming app for the Firestick and Fire TV. It works in a similar fashion to other APKs with tons of quality links and plenty of setting options to boot.

Different from other replacements of Terrarium, Typhoon TV offers high-quality streams with or without premium services such as Real-Debrid. However, using this service will always make your streaming experience more enjoyable. Best of all, it currently has no ads!

Typhoon works great on the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV and Fire TV Cubes. Use the link below to install Typhoon TV.

How To Install Typhoon TV on Firestick/Fire TV

For a complete list that is always updated with the best streaming apps, TROYPOINT suggests the Best APK’s List.

Best APK’s for Movies & TV Shows with No Buffering

Note: If you are looking for the direct sources that these APKs populate streaming links from, I suggest viewing our Best Free Movie Sites and Putlocker Alternatives lists.

Jailbreak Firestick Apps for Live TV


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.

By installing an IPTV Service (Internet Protocol Television), users will have 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. Check out the guides below for more details on streaming live sports.

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

IPTV Resource Page

Jailbreak Firestick Apps for Miscellaneous Utilities

Mouse Toggle for Firestick & Fire TV

Mouse ToggleSome of the application that you side-load onto your Firestick or Fire TV won’t work well with the remote control.  The reason for this is because 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.

How To Install Mouse Toggle on Firestick & Fire TV

MX Player for Firestick & Fire TV

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.

Often times, 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 and use the various streaming apps.

Another added bonus of MX Player is its ability to integrate Subtitles. You can refer to our OpenSubtitles Tutorial for more information on that.

How To Install MX Player on Firestick/Fire TV

Aptoide TV App Store (already installed via instructions above)

Aptoide TVOne 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 which 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 browserFor 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

Speed Test for Firestick & Fire TV

jailbreak firestick speed testMany 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

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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

vpn kill switchKnowing 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

select 3 dots

Scan your Firestick for Viruses & Malware

virustotalIt’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

Jailbreak Firestick for Gaming

firestick gamingBecause 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 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 on your television!

Happy Chick Installation Tutorial for iOS, Android, Firestick, and More

happy chick

Happy Chick games

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

Play Thousands of Retro Games on Firestick with RetroArch

Jailbreak Firestick for Music

best music apps firestickIn 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

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

10 Firestick Tricks and Tips for Ultimate Firestick Setup

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 these Firestick remote articles below for more information.

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

Firestick Remote Replacements

Reduce Firestick Buffering with Real-Debrid

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 streaming apps or Kodi addons without it.

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

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

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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

After several hours of testing, we also narrowed down the best working apps and addons for Real-Debrid users. Check out our article below for that.

Best Apps and Addons for Real-Debrid Users

For other methods to help reduce buffering, refer to our Firestick buffering tutorial below.

How to Stop Buffering on Firestick

Warning! Protect Yourself With A VPN

Most cord-cutters use a VPN and rightfully so.

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

Without a VPN, your IP Address is being logged.

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

Your current identifying IP Address is – When you use a VPN, your real IP address will be converted into an anonymous new one.

A VPN will provide you with an anonymous connection to the Internet.

This will prevent your Internet Service Provider, app/addon developers, government agencies, and any 3rd party from logging what you’re accessing online.

The most popular VPN among cord-cutters is IPVanish due to their blazing fast speeds and zero log policy.

Its important to use a VPN that is fast since we are streaming large HD files.  Its also crucial to find one that keeps no logs of what their subscribers access while online.

Setting up IPVanish VPN on your streaming device is simple!

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Step 1 Register for an IPVanish VPN account by clicking the link below.

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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”

You may also find the IPVanish App in the Google Play Store for those of you who are using Android TV Boxes, phones, and tablets.

Click Search

Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.

Type in Ipvanish

Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.

Click IPVanish logo

Step 5 – Click Download.

Click Download

Step 6 – Click Open.

Click Open

Step 7 – Enter  your username and password to login.  Your username is the email that you used to register for IPVanish service with and your password is automatically generated and emailed to you.

Click Sign In

Step 8 – Click Connect button.

Click Connect

Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.

Click OK

Step 10 – You will notice that your IP Address changes along with location of connection.  You are now operating anonymously through your device.

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

Successful Connection

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

If you ever need to stop the VPN service, simply re-launch the application and click the DISCONNECT button.

For more jailbreak tutorials, check out the guides below if you own alternative devices.

How to Jailbreak Chromecast with Google TV
How to Jailbreak Roku

Jailbreak Firestick FAQ

What does a jailbroken Amazon Firestick do?

A jailbroken Firestick 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, 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 it may be illegal. Always use a VPN as outlined on this page so you can use your Firestick anonymously.

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 Mobdro and DurexTV 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 jailbreak on Firestick?

Yes, simply go through the screenshot tutorial above in 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 device updated themselves and functioning properly. Yes, you can buy a jailbroken Firestick but we don’t recommend it. Most people who purchase jailbroken Firesticks wonder why their device stops working after a few months or sometimes weeks. It is because they didn’t configure it themselves and they have no idea of how things work.

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Your current identifying IP Address is

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