How To Jailbreak FireStick/FireTV 4K [Step-By-Step 2020]


In today’s article, I am going to teach you how to jailbreak Firestick instantly within a few minutes. Even though some people might not aware of the term Jailbreaking they think it is legal. Other than this if someone is already using it may not know if it is legal or knows.

For this, you have to stick with this article until the end to understand everything related to Jailbreak. However, in the end, I will also share with you some free applications that can be used to stream Live TV Channels, Free Movies, TV Shows, and other stuff.

This is helpful for Firestick 2nd, FireTV Stick 4K, and even for the Amazon Fire TV Cube so if you own any of these devices this guide is for you. Before we move to the guide we have to first understand this term as without knowing you may not understand what you are going to do.

What is Jailbreak?

Jailbreak is a simple term that means installing third-party applications and make changes on any device. It was used for the iOS devices as after doing a jailbreak a user will be able to install apps downloaded from Web Browser or other sources. This is similar to the iOS devices as when you Jailbreak Firestick you will be able to install downloaded apps from different sources.

Although it is way easier on FireTV as compared to the iOS device because we don’t need to change files or anything like that. Perhaps the process will take only a few minutes and then you will be able to do whatever you want. The best part of this is you can install many free apps that are already available on the internet like Cinema HD, Mobdro, Titanium TV, TVZion, and so on.

Since Amazon has removed many apps from their app store so we cannot install them directly and in this way the only thing that left is sideloading. A lot of apps like Xumo, Stremio, Sky Go, Spectrum, Xfinity Stream, YouTube that are not available on the Amazon App Store.

Is Jailbreak FireStick Safe?

It is completely safe to jailbreak Firestick because once we bought this device it belongs to us so whatever we do with it is not their concern. However, there are still somethings that we need to take care of just like jailbreaking is safe but install third-party apps could harm your device.

These apps are developed by some unknown developers and using such apps that you don’t know about them can lead to a serious problem. Just in case you are using an app that provides free Movies or TV Shows we don’t know where they are bringing that content from.

This could be a pirated Movie/TV Show or a torrent file and it is strictly prohibited to stream such content that you don’t own. Other than this some apps may also contain viruses or malware within it so when you install and start using it can steal your sensitive information or even damage your device.

In this way, I have already mentioned the best Firestick Apps that are checked by myself and could be helpful for you. It is highly recommended to always use those apps that are recommended here otherwise I am not responsible for any damage you cause.

Why People Jailbreak Firestick

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The reason why people jailbreak Firestick is already given above is you can install third-party apps along with it. Since the FireTV Stick runs on FireOS which is actually based on Android OS, that means there are thousands of free apps that are already available for this device.

But the problem is due to some reasons these apps are not available on the Amazon Store neither on Google Play Store. At this point, we need to jailbreak our devices so we can install one of these apps to watch some free content without paying a penny.

Not all the apps are compatible with Amazon Firestick that’s why I have tested few apps and found them working. The apps that can be used to watch free Live TV are Live Net TV, TVZion, RedBox TV, Mobdro. Other than this some of the apps provide Movies, TV Shows, Documentaries, Anime, and so on.

How To Jailbreak Firestick

Now as we know how important is to jailbreak our device you might be wondering how to do it. Well! don’t be curious as here is a guide that you are waiting for.

Make sure to follow all the steps carefully as if you make any mistake you may get failed. Just check out the steps twice if you face any issue with it just see the screenshot attached below.

Turn on the TV and connect Fire Stick with it, once opened wait for a while until Home Screen loads.

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After this using the navigation key hover to the above menu and then click on Settings or just press and hold the Home button for a few seconds and then select Settings.

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At this time move forward and then open My FireTV from the list.

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Now scroll down and then select Developer Options.

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After entering the Developer Options just highlight Apps from Unknown Source and press the select button to toggle it On.

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When you click on it a warning message will appear so just ignore that message and click on the Turn on button.

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After enabling Apps from Unknown Source now go back to the Settings and at this time open Preferences.

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From there click on Privacy Settings.

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Now from the next screen click Collect App Usage Data.

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When you click on it a message will prompt ask for confirmation so click Turn Off.

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After this click on Device Usage Data.

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Again prompt message will appear asking for confirmation so just select Turn off.

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Now go back to the Preferences section and at this time click on Data Monitoring.

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From the next screen click on Data Monitoring to disable it.

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The Firestick is now jailbroken and now we can easily install any app 3rd-party application on our device. However install process might be difficult so for this, I am writing a guide on how to sideload apps on a jailbroken Fire TV Stick.

How To Sideload 3rd Party Apps on Jailbroken Fire Stick

After jailbreaking this device we are not done yet since these apps are not available on the Amazon Store so to perform this action we require to have the best app that can download these apps for us. In this sideloading guide, I am going to use ES File Explorer which is my favourite app of all the time.

ES File Explorer is available on the Amazon App Store since the name suggests it is a File Manager app. But despite this you can do a lot of things using this app like sharing File over FTP, Transfer Files to Windows, Download Manager, Delete System Apps, App Installer, and so on.

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Since we know ES File Explorer isn’t free anymore and they are asking money to install third-party apps. But in this guide, I will show you how to install the app without buying a premium version of ES File Explorer.

First, we have to download this app and then we can move towards the sideloading section:

From the Home Screen on your, FireTV go to the above section and then click on the Search box.

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Now using the keyboard type ES File Explorer or either use voice, Assistant Alexa.

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After this click on the first result, you see there with a blue icon (check screenshot).

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At this time you need to click on Download (You Own it button).

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It will then took some time and after this ES File Explorer will be installed on your device. Once the installation is completed now click Open to launch it.

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When launching it for the first time you will be asked to grant permission to access your device Storage now clicks on the Agree button.

How-To-Use-Apps-on-Jailbroken-Fire-Stick On the next screen you will see it ask permission to access Photos, Media, & Files so simply click on the Allow button.

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Here you will see the Home Screen of ES File Explorer appears, at this time from the left panel click Favourites to expand its content and then select the Add button.

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When you click on Add you will be asked to enter the source URL and Name for it. In the source, the URL section types https://firesticklab.com/kodi.apk and then type Kodi in the name section.

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After this click the Add button and then it will be listed in the favourite section, just go back and then click on the name that we typed in the above step (Kodi).

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Now ES File Explorer will try to connect to the server and after this downloading will be in no time.

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Just wait for a while until it’s done and once Kodi downloads just click on the Open File button.

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In the next screen click on the Install button and it will launch the installation menu, and again click on the Install button and wait until it completely installed.

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Now in case you are using the premium version, you will successfully install it however as for the free users you may face the issue that is given below. In that case when you see this screen just click the (x) button and then close File Explorer for a while.

Now go back to the Home Screen and then from the above menu click on the Search box and then Type File Explorer in the search box.

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Now open the second result (Check Screenshot) and then click on the Download button.

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Once you click on it the download will so wait until it installs After installation completed click Open to launch it

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For the first time, you will see some changelogs appears there. Now click on Got it to dismiss it and then in the next screen it will ask to grant Storage permissions.

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Click the Allow button to let this app access your Files, Photos, & Media. Now at this time, you will see all the folders available so now open the Download folder.

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It will show all the apps that you have downloaded earlier so now click on the Kodi.apk file.

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On the next screen, you need to click on Open.

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After this just click on the Install App button and it will launch the installation menu and then just click Install again.

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The app will be installed within a few seconds and then you can launch it.

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This is the easiest way to download any application using ES File Explorer and install using File Explorer. The steps are quite easier once you learn them it will be even easier than it is now.

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If you are still having any issue regarding this guide then you should use a Downloader instead.

Install the 3rd-party App using Downloader

This is another method of sideloading third-party applications and this one is my favorite and very easy way. Downloader is a utility application that is available on the Amazon App Store. It is very simple and easy to use because it is compatible with Remote control.

This is the most preferred app of sideloading on Amazon FireTV Stick, however, at the same time, it can be used as a web browser. The best thing is that Downloader is completely free to use, it will never ask for money during app installation, unlike ES File Explorer.

Here is how we can download this app from the App Store:

Close all the apps if you are using and then go to the Apps section from the above menu.

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At this time select the Categories from the sub-menu.

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It will show the list of all available categories so now scroll down and open Utility.

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Here you will see the Downloader appears at the top, just click on that icon.

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After this click on the Download (You own it) button and wait for the app to be downloaded.

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When the app is downloaded it will be installed too and then click Open to launch it.

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Launching Downloader for the first time will ask you for permission to Access Photos, Media, Files, etc. Then you have to click the Allow button unless it won’t download anything.

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At this time a Quick Guide will appear there so you can dismiss it by clicking on the Got it button.

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After this hover to the box and then press the select button to launch the keyboard. Now type http://firesticklab.com/mobdro.apk and then click the Go button.

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The downloader will try to connect to the server and once the connection is done your file will start downloading.

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Downloading will take some time depending on your internet speed and once it is done you will see the installation menu appears to click on the Install button.

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Wait for a while until the app installed and then click Done.

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When clicking on Done you will see Downloader again with a box so from this box select Delete.

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On the next screen, it will ask for the confirmation just select Delete again.

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Mobdro is now installed successfully so at this time we can simply launch it by going to Your Apps & Games section. Otherwise, you can also press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds and then open Apps from there.

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At this time you will see all the available apps now scroll down and launch Mobdro. When you launch it for the first time it may ask for permission to access data then click Agree and click the Allow button.

Pros and Cons of Jailbreaking FireTV Stick

There is no doubt that everything has its own dark and bright side, similarly, it is with jailbreaking as well. Make sure to check out these pros and cons list before performing any steps as it will help you to understand what benefits or disadvantages you will get after.

First of all, we will talk about the Advantages of having a jailbroken device:

With a jailbroken Firestick you will be able to install third-party apps like Cinema HD, TVZion, TeaTV, Kodi, Spectrum, Plex, and so on. However, these apps provide you with so much free stuff like you can watch free live TV, Watch movies, TV Shows, and can even stream News & Sports.

When you install Kodi on your device you will be required to install Addons as well and with the help of these Addons, you can stream your favorite Movies or any web-series. It also provides some free games, music and instead of this, you can watch live TV without a cable connection.

It will also increase system performance because you can install cleaners or background activity killer apps that help to stop apps running in the background. These apps can also be used to clear RAM which can be helpful in avoid Firestick overheating.

You will be able to install apps that are not officially available on the Amazon Store like YouTube, Plex, Vudu, Now TV, and so on. These are the helpful apps but for some reason, Amazon removed all of them from their Store so the only way to download it using Downloader or ES File Explorer.

Now let’s talk about the disadvantages that you can face:

It is cool to install third-party apps on your device but sometimes these apps could be harmful. Because the developers are unknown and the content they provide could be pirated or torrent. When you stream anything from such a source you could be in serious trouble as piracy of content is prohibited in various countries.

Other than this you are also risking your privacy and security as some of these unknown apps could contain a virus or malicious code. So, right after you install it and try to use it you may see some weird things happen like apps keep crashing or sudden reboot. However, it can also steal your private or sensitive data like Credit Card information or your social media passwords.

But don’t worry we have a solution for this that always uses applications that are suggested on this website. It is because I check these apps by myself and after using it for a while I share it with you so don’t hesitate.

Even though in case you found another app on some other website then I would recommend always use the VPN service as well. By using a VPN you can hide your IP address and keep yourself safe and secure from hackers or online scammers.

After Jailbreak FireTV Protect Your Privacy

Using third-party apps could be harmful to you since we don’t know who developed it and how it works. Although Amazon Store has removed them as well that means there could be an issue with security. In this way don’t forget to keep your identity safe and secure from thefts or scammers.

To do this you need to install the best VPN on your device to hide your IP address and your location from such scammers. There are various free and paid VPNs that are already available but it doesn’t mean every VPN offers the same protection.

Cheapest VPN For Firestick Reviews & Comparisons

If I talk about my opinion then I would recommend using ExpressVPN because this is one of the best and has advanced security. Even though this Private Network offers fast speed as compared to any other because it has servers in more than 94 countries throughout the world.

However, with this VPN you will get the KIll-Switch feature in which whenever you surf anything and suddenly VPN stops the activity will be killed immediately. Even though it offers their users with dedicated servers and provide a strict no-log policy. Instead of this ExpressVPN offers IP masking, anonymous web surfing, private DNS, avoid ISP throttling, and many more.

This is a paid service that comes with 3 different packages that include 1 Month, 6 Months, and 12 months. You can choose between these different packages but if you are still not sure then try their free 7-day trial to check if its worth buying or not.

However, ExpressVPN is available for various other platforms like Windows, Mac, iOS, iPad, Android, Linux, and so on. You can use this VPN in 5 different devices at the same time just download an app for a specific device and you are done.

Best Streaming Apps For Jailbroken Firestick

After jailbreaking your device you will surely be thinking about what are the best streaming apps to watch TV Shows, Movies, Live TV free of cost. However in this case you can simply check out this section as here I am going to describe some of the best apps to stream your favorite content free of cost.

These apps are not available on the Amazon Store so first make sure you have followed the above steps to jailbreak your device. After doing everything above you can then easily get any of these apps on FireTV without any problem at all.

Mobdro

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The first and the best app that I would like to mention is Mobdro since this application is multipurpose. It is because it offers multiple things with this single app like you can watch Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Kids Shows, and even some free Live TV Channels as well. The channels that Mobdro offers can be watched anywhere in the world and there is no channel restriction at all.

Mobdro may show some advertisements because this is the thing that keeps them alive for many years. Although you can avoid seeing these ads for this they will use your device as a Hosting. In case you don’t want to do this then keep using it along with ads because the ads that you see in this app aren’t annoying.

Other than this you can watch the News from all over the world using Live TV or by watching the videos. This app has a database of thousands of free Movies and TV Shows so just in case you want some fun then go to the Movie section and start watching your favorite movie in one place.

How To Install Mobdro APK On Firestick

Cinema HD

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Cinema HD is our other best streaming application to watch your favorite content on Firestick without paying a penny. This app is focused on Movies & Shows and has a huge database of the latest, old and other sorts of Shows & Films as well. In this app, you will get the fast and premium links instantly so you stream your content without any buffering.

Other than this Cinema HD is completely free to use but you may see some sorts of ads that may pops while going from one movie to another. However, you may also see these ads during streaming Movies or TV Shows, yet this is the best app as we are getting everything free. Cinema HD has a simple and easy to use user interface that can be controlled even with the Remote.

Despite this app also allow their users to stream content using third-party applications like MX Player, VLC Player, One Player, and so on. Using the MX Player will be a good idea as it boosts streaming and provides almost no buffering while watching anything.

 

TeaTV

TeaTV is an application that is used to watch Movies & TV Shows, the main purpose of this app is to bring more & more content free for its users. However, it has thousands of free TV Shows & Films that can be watched on FireTV Stick, Android Phone, etc. Before sometime TeaTV was also working on Windows, Mac & iOS devices but for some reasons, these are not working now

However, they said in the future they will again develop a compatible version for these Operating Systems till now you just need a FireTV Stick or any other Android device to use it. The user interface of this app is also compatible with the remote so you don’t need to worry about it anymore.

The best part of having TeaTV is that you can download subtitles for any movie in various languages. It supports dual language movies as well so you can toggle between dubbed and original voice. Other than this TeaTV can be installed using either Downloader or ES File Explorer.

How To Install TeaTV On FireStick

TVZion

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TVZion is the alternative version of Cyberflix or Typhoon TV but it is far better than these both applications. The user-interface of TVZion is quite clean and easy to understand so whether you are new or old you can easily operate it without any issue. Everything is customized well and find your desired content is even better either you can use category or year to find Movies.

It provides its users with High-Quality links of Movies & TV shows that can be watched directly on Firestick. Another amazing feature that only TVZion offers is the auto-play of the next video, that means when you are watching any Episode of a TV Show it automatically plays next once the first episode ends. Other than this you can also add favorite TV Shows or Dramas to easily access it.

TVZion provides links directly from the torrent files in this way Real-debrid isn’t needed anymore. However, you can use a third-party player to avoid buffering issues like VLC, MX Player, or any other of your choice. This is one of the best choices for a jailbroken device as they can get unlimited entertainment at no cost.

How To Install TVZion on Firestick

Live NetTV

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As the name suggests Live NetTV is focused on providing live TV channels to its users. It has 1000+ active live channels from all over the world and doesn’t come with any restrictions. No matter in which country you are living still you can use this app and watch your favorite channel theirs.

Live NetTV has a nice user interface as you can either find channels regarding language or by going to the countries section. It has channels from different countries like German, USA, UK, Pakistan, Russia, the Philippines, and many more. However, these channels are available in their local language like French, Russian, Farsi, Hindi, English. etc.

This app doesn’t offer any Movies so if you are willing to watch movies then watch it on any TV channel. Other than this you will find News channels, Sports, Local Channels, and many other types of free channels. It may also show some ads as they do not ask for money or to buy their membership. Live NetTV can only be installed when you jailbreak your device.

How To Install Live Net TV On Firestick

How Do You UnJailbreak Your Firestick

If you think that you don’t need a jailbroken FireTV device anymore or you don’t want to install any other apps than simply unjailbreak it. This isn’t any hard as all you need to do is undo all the steps that you have already performed above.

If you are still not sure what to do then you can check out my below guide that will help you with it. Make sure to follow the steps carefully and read them twice before performing.

Here is a quick guide on how to Unjailbreak FireTV Stick:

  • Go to Home Screen and from the above menu hover to Settings.
  • Now move forward and then open My FireTV.
  • From here open Developers Options
  • After this click on Apps From Unknown Source and it will be Turned off without showing any message.
  • Now go back to the Settings again and at this time open Preferences.
  • Open Privacy and then from here turn on both Device Usage Data & Collect App Usage Data.
  • Go back and then open Data Monitoring.
  • Now just click on it to Turn Data Monitoring on as well.

Your device is successfully Unjailbroken and now you can use it as it was before. However please don’t forget to uninstall all those third-party apps that you installed before.

If you don’t want to follow all these long steps then in short just factory reset your device. By performing this you can’t only Unjailbreak it but delete all 3rd-party apps and their data at the same time. It is a way better option than the above as we will have peace of mind because these apps aren’t effective anymore.

Ok, so to perform a factory reset of the FireTV device just follow these steps below:

Close all the apps that you are running and then press and hold the Home button for a few seconds. From the next screen select Settings to launch it quickly.

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Now move forward and then open My FireTV section.

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After going there scroll down below and then click on Reset To Factory Defaults.

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When you click on it you will see the warning message appears there so simply select the Reset button.

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Now the Amazon Firestick will start deleting all the content from the device and will clear all the settings as well. It will reboot during the process and then you will be asked to insert Amazon account details to Setup your FireTV device again.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have already jailbroken your FireTV device or you are going to do but you have some doubts in your mind. Then reading the below list of most asked questions could surely help you out, as these are the questions that have been asked in many places.

It will surely help you to get the relevant answer and will clear all of your doubts. Perhaps if it doesn’t seem helpful make sure to let me know in the comment section.

Can I Factory Reset a Jailbroken Firestick?

Of course, you can do a factory reset on a jailbroken device but please be careful with this step as after performing the reset it will delete all data from FireTV Stick including apps, settings, etc. Also, take note that resetting this device will also unjailbreak FireTV.

When You Jailbreak a Firestick Is Everything Free?

Jailbreaking a Firestick doesn’t mean you will get everything free however this term only means to sideload third-party applications as by default it is disabled. Perhaps there are many apps that provide some premium content for free like Shows, Movies, Live Channels, and so on.

Is It Worth To Jailbreak a Firestick?

Jailbreaking a FireTV device is worthy as by doing this we can install as many apps as we want and can stream various content free of cost. This is based on Android OS that means thousands of apps are already available to be sideloaded.

Can I Jailbreak New Firestick Without Amazon Account?

You cannot jailbreak a Fire TV Stick without an Amazon account as they don’t allow any guest user to access it. If you are new to this device make sure to first create an account on Amazon and then you can Set up Firestick by using this guide.

Does Jailbreaking a Firestick Void the Warranty?

Your warranty won’t void as by performing a jailbreak we are not modifying any files or making changes in Operating System. However, it is just a feature that Amazon itself provides but the reason why it is blocked is that they don’t want any user to install some unknown apps that can harm their device.

Conclusion

This is the complete guide on how to jailbreak Firestick with a few minutes. I have explained everything that you need to know along with screenshots. Even though I shared the method of downloading third-party applications on your device using ES File Explorer or Downloader. I also shared some of the best 3rd-party streaming apps that you must have.

Also please don’t forget to use the VPN service while using any third-party application because these contain some unwanted stuff like pirated content or copyright movies. Streaming these could lead to a legal problem so don’t compromise in your privacy.

If you find this article helpful please don’t forget to share it with others so they can get benefit from it. However if after following all steps you are still having any issue then let me know in the comment section. I will try to answer everyone’s questions and will be glad to help my visitors.

Alice Johansson

Alice is a writer who works on many sorts of blogs and also loves to watch movies in free time. She loves Amazon Firestick and has excellent knowledge of it that's why she created this website.

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