In this guide, you will learn how to jailbreak FireStick and install popular streaming apps for free movies, TV shows, Live TV, Sports and a lot more. The jailbreak method demonstrated here works on FireStick, Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.
Amazon FireStick is an incredibly popular streaming device. This simple yet feature-rich device is a low-cost solution to convert any regular TV with HDMI compatibility into a smart TV. FireStick lets you stream content from a variety of online media and entertainment services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, Hulu, Hotstar, and several TV Networks.
That’s all wonderful. But, there is a major drawback. You must pay a subscription fee in order to watch content through these entertainment services. And, their subscriptions aren’t cheap; they can burn a big hole in your pocket.
This is where FireStick jailbreak comes into the picture. Jailbreaking allows you to get third-party streaming apps that give you free access to all your favorite movies, shows, live TV channels, sports and more. And, yes! jailbreaking a FireStick is totally legal. You have bought the device, you own it and you can do with it whatever you like. However, if you stream pirated content on it, it would be illegal and hence your problem buddy!!!
Disclaimer: We do not encourage or promote streaming copyrighted content. Please be a good just 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. Also, I have seen people facing legal battles for selling jailbroken FireSticks.
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 My Fire TV / 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 for the jailbreak process. 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/builds. 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. Below are a few links to start with –
How to Jailbreak FireStick Using Downloader
If the above method didn’t work for you, here’s an alternate way you can jailbreak your Fire Stick / TV. We will do the same thing as shown in the first method except here we are going to use Downloader app instead of ES File Explorer.
- Go to “Search” icon on the top left of your Fire Stick screen.
- Type “Downloader” and open it when its name pops up in the search results.
- Click “Get” on Downloader app page. It will install Downloader app on your FireStick.
- Launch Downloader app.
- Click the black space for URL.
- Type https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk and click “Go”
- Downloader will now download Kodi APK.
- Click “Install” and then click “Install” again on the next screen.
- Wait for a few seconds and Kodi app will be installed on your FireSick.
That’s all. You have successfully jailbroken your FireStick.
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FAQ: Jailbreak FireStick
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding FireStick jailbreak.
Is it safe to jail break FireStick?
Technically speaking, what I demonstrated in this guide is not truly a jailbreak. The real jailbreaking process requires tweaking an OS and gaining access to the root files. What you did here is simply installed a trusted, safe and legal third-party app called Kodi onto your FireStick. This means, our jailbreak process is 100% risk-free.
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.
Do you have a jailbreak guide for Fire TV Stick 4K?
2nd Gen Fire TV Stick and the new Fire TV Stick 4K has the same interface. I have tested this guide on FireStick 4K and it works fine. If you have 4K FireStick, go ahead and perform the above steps without hesitation.
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.
So, that is how you jailbreak FireStick with Kodi and gain access to unlimited free content for nonstop streaming. The jailbreak process is not only easy but also completely risk-free. All you need to do is install a popular and widely trusted third-party app Kodi. Once you have done that, you may want to elevate your entertainment experience to the next level. That you can do with the best Kodi builds and top Kodi addons.
I have been using this jailbreak for several months without any hiccups or hassles. I am confident it will work great for you too. But, should you run into any trouble, feel free to drop us a comment below. We will do our best to take care of your issues.Liked the Guide? Don't Forget to Share with your Family & Friends
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