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 be 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.
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?
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 Aptoide TV, 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 left is sideloading. A lot of apps like Xumo, Stremio, Sky Go, Spectrum, Xfinity Stream, YouTube are not available on the Amazon App Store.
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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 some things 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 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 a Fire Stick
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 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.
Can You Jailbreak a Firestick Yourself?
Once you heard the term jailbreak most of you surely has asked yourself if you can jailbreak Firestick yourself or not? Well! in that case, the answer is Of course anyone who owns this device can jailbreak it without any issue. It is because this doesn’t require a user to be a technician or a Geek.
The reason is simple because this process is completely different from the jailbreaking of the iOS device as we are not modifying firmware or doing anything with the software either. It is simply a term that is used to enable apps from the Unknown Source feature on this device so a user can install 3rd-party apps.
The process is quite simple and will take only 5 to 10 minutes to do this and for this, I have written this whole guide. In this way, if you are willing to jailbreak your device then I would simply suggest you read the whole article without missing anything. As there are few other things mentioned here that you should need to know.
How To Jailbreak Firestick Step-by-Step
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 the Home Screen loads.
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.
At this time move forward and then open My FireTV from the list.
Now scroll down and then select Developer Options.
After entering the Developer Options just highlight Apps from Unknown Source and press the select button to toggle it On.
When you click on it a warning message will appear so just ignore that message and click on the Turn on button.
After enabling Apps from Unknown Source now go back to the Settings and at this time open Preferences.
From there click on Privacy Settings.
Now from the next screen click Collect App Usage Data.
When you click on it a message will prompt ask for confirmation so click Turn Off.
After this click on Device Usage Data.
Again prompt message will appear asking for confirmation so just select Turn off.
Now go back to the Preferences section and at this time click on Data Monitoring.
From the next screen click on Data Monitoring to disable it.
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 jailbreak Firestick in 10 seconds
if you simply want to know how to jailbreak firestick in 10 seconds then these steps will help you to unlock your FireTV device.
- #1. Turn ON Firestick wait until the screen load completely
- #2. Go to Setting by holding the remote home button for 3 seconds
- #3. Press the right button and open Preferences
- #4. Now go to Privacy Settings
- #5. Here Turn off the Collect App Usage Data
- #6. Go back & this time click on Data Monitoring
- #7. Double-tap the remote and Turn Off
- #8. Press the remote button back select My FireTV
- #9. Scroll down and find Developer Options & Open it
- #10. Now this time Allow Apps from Unknown Source
- #11. It should be Off, turn ON this option
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 the Downloader app which is my favourite app of all time. and a 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 for 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.
At this time select the Categories from the sub-menu.
It will show the list of all available categories so now scroll down and open Utility.
Here you will see the Downloader appears at the top, just click on that icon.
After this click on the Download (You own it) button and wait for the app to be downloaded.
When the app is downloaded it will be installed too and then click Open to launch it.
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.
At this time a Quick Guide will appear there so you can dismiss it by clicking on the Got it button.
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.
The downloader will try to connect to the server and once the connection is done your file will start downloading.
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.
Wait for a while until the app is installed and then click Done.
When clicking on Done you will see Downloader again with a box so from this box select Delete.
On the next screen, it will ask for the confirmation just select Delete again.
Mobdro is now installed successfully so at this time we can simply launch it by going to the Your Apps & Games section. Otherwise, you can also press and hold the Home button for 10 seconds and then open Apps from there.
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 lists 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 Syncler, 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 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 them for a while I share them 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 a security issue. 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. Various free and paid VPNs are already available but it doesn’t mean every VPN offers the same protection.
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 then 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.
Now move forward and then open the My FireTV section.
After going there scroll down below and then click on Reset To Factory Defaults.
When you click on it you will see the warning message appears there so simply select the Reset button.
Now the Amazon Firestick will start deleting all the content from the device and clear all the settings. It will reboot during the process and then you will be asked to insert Amazon account details to set up 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 many apps 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 worth it 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.
This is the complete guide on how to jailbreak Firestick. 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.