You might have heard about Jailbreaking although it is a term more popular among iPhone users. A massive number of iOS user’s jailbreak their smartphones with various tools and software developed in the market. Jailbreaking basically is the process to tweak some codes of an operating system so as to gain full control of users on the device they are using. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the most popular and handy streaming devices. You can plug it directly into the TV and get access to the online content from famous streaming sites like Netflix, Crackle etc. One of the main reason people purchase is so that they can install Kodi on it. FYI Kodi is not available via the official Amazon Store but one can still set up Kodi on a Firestick by loading the third party app in it. This is what you call it as “Jailbreaking a FireStick”. In the guide, you will get to know about how to Jailbreak Firestick and what facilities you can access by jailbreaking a Fire TV stick.
What is Jailbreaking of Firestick?
When a new device is launched in the market, the companies knack some features of that device. This is for the purpose of branding or money earning. Like, in Android smartphones you are not allowed to uninstall some pre-installed apps like Google Photos, Google Games, Google Movies, etc.
Similarly, for using Amazon Firestick device, you need to pay the monthly subscription for watching movies and TV shows from the pre-installed apps. But, the good news is that once you jailbreak Firestick device you are free to watch online content like movies and TV shows.
Benefits of Jailbreaking Firestick
Get everything for free and enjoy some of its benefits that are mentioned below.
- Access full control over your device.
- Customize the device according to your need.
- Stream free movies in 4K HD quality.
- Watch live TV channels and even sports channel for free.
- Also, listen to free music and play games.
Is Firestick Jailbreak illegal?
Many will have a doubt regarding Firestick jailbreaking being legal or illegal? Well, the answer is No. Because if you install Kodi on Firestick and using third-party Kodi addons. And such add-ons bring copyrighted contents to your device.
Since your IP address and identity are publically visible it is recommended that you use VPN on Firestick if you are using Kodi. Installing VPN will hide your IP address and therefore will keep your streaming activities anonymous from your ISP.
How to Jailbreak Firestick?
Installing Kodi is one of the best ways of jailbreaking Firestick. Kodi is considered as one of the most important. Kodi is a media application that gives you access to the vast world of multimedia content, channels and online streaming apps for full entertainment. You can probably stream anything and everything that you want to if you have right Kodi Add-ons and Builds.
So let us look at the methods in which you can install the Kodi to jailbreak Firestick.
Method 1- Using Downloader App
Step 1- Download the Downloader app on your device.
Step 2- The Downloader app will open in the Home option which will be pre-selected on the left. Look at the right side of the field and type in a URL. Click on the field.
Step 3- The window will pop up with the on-screen keyboard type URL in the following path: https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk. Click on Go.
Step 4- Type in your preferred URL. After connecting to the server, the Downloader will then download the APK file. Wait until the download process completes.
Step 5- Once the process gets complete, click on Install on the window that appears next.
Step 6- Wait for one or two minutes for the Kodi app to get install. Once it is done the notification of the app installed will pop up.
Finally, your Firestick is now jail broken successfully.
Step 7- Finally click on Open to run Kodi. In case you want to open Kodi later, click Done. You can get it through Your Apps & Channels list.
This may take a few minutes so do not panic.
Method 2- Install Downloader On Firestick
Now since this method goes through the installation of Downloader app so here are a few steps that will help you download the app on your device.
Step 1- Go to the home page of Firestick. Select the Search option located at the top right corner using the remote.
Step 2- Next step is to search for Downloader app using the on-screen keypad.
Step 3- When the search result appears, click on Downloader.
Step 4- Click on the Downloader icon located on the next screen. Download on the next screen.
Step 5- Wait for the Downloader app to finish the download process. Install it on Firestick.
Step 6- Click on to launch the Downloader app.
So by now, you know how to jailbreak Firestick as it is not any rocket science. All you have to do is carefully follow the steps given and you are sorted. What are you waiting for go and enjoy unlimited streaming of movies, videos and sports.