In this guide, you will learn how to jailbreak a FireStick and install popular streaming apps for free movies, TV shows, Live TV, and Sports content. The same steps will work for Fire TV and Fire TV Cube as well. Keep reading.
Amazon Fire Stick has changed TV viewing by leaps and bounds ever since its inception. While it has dealt a huge blow to traditional television, but still it suffers from one major flaw. The Amazon Fire Stick offers ample multimedia content with Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, etc. but needless to say, all of this isn’t free or even available globally. Thus many users burn huge holes in their pockets to enjoy their Fire Stick to the fullest.
However, there is a way by which you can unlock the sea of amazing content absolutely free of cost. This would need you to jailbreak FireStick and before you panic, let us assure you that Jailbroken Fire Stick is not illegal. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is your private property and you’re free to do whatever you wish with it. However, if you stream pirated content on it, it would be illegal and hence your problem buddy!!!
Disclaimer: We don’t encourage to use any software/hardware/service for streaming copyright content. Please be a good judge of your actions.
Steps to Jailbreak FireStick
Although Amazon Fire Stick jailbreak process isn’t exactly a cakewalk, it’s not some rocket science either. Note that you will see many Jailbroken FireStick for sale around the internet, but I will strongly avoid buying jailbroken firestick. The reason is simple, one day you have to learn yourself all the process outlined below, so why to spend extra money on something which you can do yourself within minutes.
Just closely follow the steps mentioned below and you’ll easily be able to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick. We will perform all these steps on 2nd Gen FireStick with Alexa voice remote. I will also show you how to use Jailbroken FireStick in the later section of this guide. Stay tuned.
First of all, you need to do some tweaks on your Amazon Fire Stick so as to facilitate the hacking process. Also, if you are wondering, we do not need any computer to hack the FireStick. It is all very simple and requires nothing more than your FireStick, Remote, and an active Internet connection. So let’s see how to jailbreak firestick without a computer.
1. This is the first and the most basic step. You need to navigate to Settings using your remote. Now select Device.
2. Go to Developer Options. Once you’re there, you’ve to do two things. First of all, enable ADB debugging and then turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources.
These steps will ensure that your Amazon Fire Stick is all set to be unlocked. Now get ready for the second step.
Step 2: Install ES File Explorer on FireStick
ES Explorer is a very handy application and you would need it to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick and run Kodi on it. It’s absolutely free and you can download and install ES File Explorer on your Fire Stick like any other application.
1. Just go to the Amazon App Store and search for ES File Explorer. Once you see the ES File Explorer in the search results, open it.
2. Now click download to install it on your Fire TV / Stick.
3. Once you’ve installed the ES File Explorer on your device, click “Open” button to start using ES File Explorer.
Step 3: Jailbreak FireStick with Kodi
Installing Kodi is the last and final step to unlock Fire Stick to its fullest. Kodi is an application which will open the entire world of free multimedia content on your Amazon Fire TV Stick (Mind it that a lot of this content might be pirated or prohibited in your region and hence illegal!!). You can install Kodi on FireStick in a number of ways but we’ll install it using the ES File Explorer since it’s the simplest and most convenient way.
1. Scroll down the ES File Explorer menu on the left and navigate to Tools> Download Manager> +New
2. Now a box will appear on the screen asking you for Path and Name. For the Path, type https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk and for the Name, type Kodi Krypton. Make sure URL is correct and then click OK.
3. After adding URL and name, click ‘Download Now‘ which will start downloading the Kodi APK installation file.
4. Once the APK file is downloaded, click “Open File” and then click “Install” in the properties box as shown in the image below.
5. Now use Fire TV Stick remote’s navigation buttons to go down and click “Install” option.
6. Your Fire Stick is now jailbroken. Simply click “Open” and you will see the Kodi home screen. Please note that the app might take up some time in opening up for the first time, so don’t worry.
7. This is how Kodi will look on your Amazon Fire TV Stick device. If you don’t know what to do next, keep reading this guide to learn how to use Jailbroken Fire TV Stick.
How to Use Jailbroken Fire Stick
Now that you have jailbroken your Fire TV Stick, it is time you knew how to make the maximum out of your device.
However, before you start using your jailbroken Fire Stick, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN helps you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is Kodi friendly and very easy-to-install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start using your jailbroken Fire Stick, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for the full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV / Stick and go to “Search” option on the extreme left. Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results
Step 3: Click “Download” to install the ExpressVPN app for Fire TV / Stick.
Step 4: Open the app and enter your login credentials which you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click “Sign in”
Step 5: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
Now that you are secured, it is time to start using Kodi on your Fire TV/Stick. As I said earlier, Kodi is only a media player and it doesn’t have any content of its own. That means you will want to get some top-notch video addons. The Kodi addons will give you the passage to the endless catalog of free content including TV shows, movies, sports, live TV channels and more. Here is a quick list of addons I recommend:
I have absolutely no doubt that Exodus is one of the best Kodi addons you will find today. Even though this addon has seen many ups and downs, it is now back with a huge library of on-demand content, which lets you watch your favorite movies and shows totally free. Exodus works just as well on jailbroken FireStick as it does on any other platform. Install Exodus addon and explore the bottomless pool of content.
This Kodi addon has become one of the top favorites of the Kodi users worldwide. Neptune Rising has a massive collection of movies and shows and fetches you the high quality, streamable links. It integrates effortlessly with the third-party services like Real Debrid too. Whether you are looking for a newly released movie or the latest aired TV episode, you can always trust Neptune Rising. You can install Neptune Rising on Kodi in just a few minutes and start watching your favorite content without any hassles.
This is another name among the on-demand Kodi addons you cannot miss. Placenta, without any element of doubt, is one of the top Kodi addons to watch movies and shows. Just as you would expect, Placenta has a huge inventory of on-demand video content. It is easy to install and even easier to use. Install Placenta addon on Kodi and explore the seemingly never-ending landscape of entertainment.
What probably Turkish Delight is to sweets, SportsDevil is to sports entertainment – a treat for the sports lovers. If you love to watch sports content, you don’t have to look anywhere else. SportsDevil brings you the sports channels, sports highlights, sports news and everything that is sports from all around the world. NFL or NBA, MMA or NHL, Cricket or Soccer, everything is just a click away from streaming. Install SportsDevil on Kodi and enjoy sports for free.
#Bonus: Make the Most of FireStick with these Apps
When you jailbreak FireStick, you get Kodi, which lets you through to the world of never-ending entertainment. Kodi is great, but there is more you can do with your FireStick. In a way, though not literally, you can jailbreak FireStick with these incredible apps:
Terrarium TV is probably the most popular and most widely used third-party, on-demand entertainment app worldwide. This Android app presents to you the latest movies, shows and other videos for your endless binges. This remote-friendly app is designed to work without any hiccups and glitches on your Amazon FireStick. You can install Terrarium TV on FireStick using the safe side-loading technique and enjoy your favorite videos for free. It is one of the top recommended apps for FireStick users.
This is another must-have app for Amazon FireStick for those who want to binge on movies and TV episodes. Besides the impressive catalog of on-demand content, FreeFlix HQ also brings a decent repository of live TV as well. And, the best part is that it does not require any subscription. You can watch anything you want for free. Just like Terrarium TV, you can download FreeFlix HQ on FireStick using the tried and tested sideloading method and start streaming your favorite titles.
Mobdro is a live TV app, and probably the best so far. This app features a host of cable TV channels from all over the world. The app lets you watch News, Shows, Movies, Music, and a lot more. If you enjoy live TV, Mobdro is a must-have app for FireStick. It takes only minutes to install Mobdro on FireStick. It is a lightweight app with loads of content to remain glued to the TV for several hours.
FAQ: Jailbreak FireStick
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding FireStick jailbreak.
Is it safe to jail break FireStick?
Yes. It is completely safe to jailbreak your Fire Stick device. Kodi is a trusted application and already available through Google Play Store and Microsoft Store. Jailbreaking is a simple process of installing Kodi. You do not make any changes to the core system files or the device hardware.
Do I lose warranty on Amazon FireStick when I Jailbreak it?
You do not lose or void FireStick warranty as all you are doing is installing an app and not making any changes to the device software or hardware.
What can I do with my Jailbroken FireStick?
When you jailbreak FireStick with Kodi, you allow yourself the opportunity to watch free movies and shows. But, for that, you need to install Kodi addons first. Add-ons are easy to install and we have several guides to help you. You can check our list of best Kodi Addons here.
Does jailbreaking cost anything?
Jailbreaking is a completely safe process and does not cost you anything. While jailbreaking, you install Kodi, which is free. Kodi has plenty of free addons that let you watch movies, shows, live TV etc. at no cost. However, if you want to use the premium addons or services, you will be required to pay the subscription fee as per the requirements.
Does jailbreaking slow down my FireStick?
Ideally, it does not. Kodi is a lightweight application and it does not have any significant or noticeable impact on the performance of FireStick. However, FireStick storage is limited and if a lot of space has already been taken up, you may experience performance issues. It would be a good idea to clear FireStick storage of all the clutter and unnecessary files. For instance, if you have installed any third-party apps on FireStick, make sure you delete the APK files to clear up space.
Is it okay to buy a pre-jailbroken Amazon FireStick?
I will highly recommend against buying a pre-jailbroken device. It is best to buy the original FireStick and use it straight out of the box. Those who sell you the jailbroken FireStick may have tampered with your software or hardware in other ways too. Moreover, there are many known instances where sellers of jailbroken Firesticks are facing legal charges.
Video Guide: How to Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick
Voila, you’re done. Just follow these above-mentioned steps to jailbreak Fire Stick and install Kodi on it. So finally you have jailbroken Amazon Fire Stick for unlimited enjoyment. You can now just launch the Kodi app and enjoy the unlimited entertaining content. You’ll also need some Kodi Builds or Addons for Fire Stick to use it to the full extent. Users are also using Real-Debrid on Kodi to eliminate buffering issues.
This how-to jailbreak FireStick tutorial has been tested on 2nd gen Amazon FireStick with Alexa voice remote and is working absolutely fine as on date. However, if you face any issue following any step, feel free to drop your queries in the comments box below.Disclaimer - FireStickTricks.com does not verify the legality or security of any apps or services mentioned on this site. Also, we do not host or link to copyright-protected streams. We highly discourage piracy and strictly advise our readers to avoid it at all costs. Any mention of free streaming on our site is purely meant for copyright-free content that is available in the Public domain. Read our full disclaimer.