AFTVnewscast 14: Potential Fire TV 2 Root

If you missed yesterday’s live stream, here’s the latest AFTVnewscast episode. Thanks to everyone who viewed live and who participated by asking questions.

The AFTVnewscast is streamed live on Fridays at 1:30pm PT. You can watch all episodes on YouTube, subscribe via RSS, subscribe via iTunes, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

Fire TV 2 update brings more audio fixes, plus remote and game controller updates

The 2nd-Gen Fire TV may have a partially unlocked bootloader that could lead to rooting

Amazon’s new $50 Fire Tablet has been Rooted and what it means for potential Fire TV rooting

Amazon’s new $50 Fire Tablet

How to block software updates on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

2nd-Gen Amazon Fire TV is back in stock 5 days early

Amazon Fire TV 2 on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition back in stock earlier than expected

Amazon Fire TV 2 Gaming Edition on Amazon

Amazon’s new Fire TV Game Controller has an accelerometer

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller on Amazon

Amazon is diverting all new Fire TV stock to massive internal testing pool for bug fixing effort

Meijer to sell the non-voice Fire TV Stick for $24.99 on Black Friday

Meijer’s 2015 Black Friday Ad

Remotr streams games from a Windows PC to your Amazon Fire TV

Remotr app on Amazon

Moonlight app on Amazon

Official UFC app brings Live Events and Fight Pass subscription to the Amazon Fire TV

UFC app on Amazon

UFC Fight Pass Information

Boingo TV brings their Military IPTV service to the Amazon Fire TV

Boingo TV app on Amazon

Boingo TV Service Information

Fibbage full game via in-app purchase down from $6.99 to FREE

Fibbage app on Amazon

Final Fantasy IV down from $15.99 to $7.99

Final Fantasy IV on Amazon

Get an Amazon Echo for $129.99 with your Amazon Store Card

Amazon Echo on Amazon

Logitech K400 keyboard with touchpad on sale for $19.97

Logitech K400 Keyboard on Amazon

Logitech K400 Plus on Amazon

Logitech K400 comapred to the K400r Information

YouTube Red works on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

YouTube Red Information

Apple TV

The Amazon Fire TV interface that could have been

AirReceiver: Adds AirPlay to the Fire TV

SanDisk releases official “Made for Amazon” microSD cards for the new Fire TV

Official Fire TV microSD cards on Amazon

Amazon Prime Instant Video

HooToo Wireless Travel Router

How to launch Fire TV Settings directly via ADB

Who’s to blame for the Fire TV’s lack of Netflix voice search integration?

The Man In The High Castle

Mad Dogs

Amazon Signs Former ‘Top Gear’ Trio for New Motoring Show

Logitech K400 keyboard

Fire TV YouTube app

AFTVnewscast on YouTube

AFTVnewscast on iTunes

AFTVnewscast RSS Feed

All AFTVnewscast Episodes


  1. Anthony says:

    hi there,

    just wanted to ask you a question, just watched your video so basically you’re telling me if I can Grant myself theoretically 777 permission on the root directory rooting the device would be possible ? not sure if anybody’s noticed yet, there is a configuration file in the fire TV 2nd generation, what will set the file permissions two files and directories every reboot…….

  2. Eric Work says:

    I rooted the Amazon Fire TV 2 Friday evening. It was not rooted using a method even close to what was described in the video. I need to find some time to create a new forum topic for it but you can find the details here.

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