AFTVnewscast 2: Fire TV Rootability


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. Let me know in the comments what you think of the episode and if you have any suggestions on how to make it better.

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.

Show Notes

New Amazon Pilots – Sneaky Pete & Casanova

Week’s New Apps

Hotline Miami 2

Casino World Championship

myPlayer Pro

YouMap Cast Receiver

YouMap turns your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick into a Chromecast Receiver

Amazon patched Stagefright Vulnerability

Exodus claims Stagefright not patched

Stagefright Vulnerability Checker

The Current State of Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Rootability

Fire TV eFuse Explained

Goat Simulator

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

New Fire TV & Fire TV Stick software updates released

Kodi Codecinfo

HDCP Stripping/Removing Splitter


Fire OS 5.0 Developer Preview

3 Reasons the Next Generation Fire TV will be Released Soon

Everything you need to know about USB Storage with the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Echo

Controlling the Amazon Fire TV with the Amazon Echo

Amazon opens the Echo to developers

Tubi TV

Mediahhh TV

Downgrading Blocked on Latest Batch of Amazon Fire TVs

How to manually upgrade or downgrade the Amazon Fire TV

Rooted Fire TV Software VPN

Amazon Basic USB Hub

Sideclick Kickstarter

Sideclick Website

How to setup ADB and Fastboot on a Mac or Windows computer

How to install a Custom ROM Image on the Amazon Fire TV

adbFire Fire TV Utility

How to Root the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV Hardware Root

How to play files larger than 4GB off the Fire TV’s FAT32 USB storage in Kodi


  1. Phil says:

    Really liking the website. Also the notes for the webcast are a brilliant idea.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Thanks! I’m glad my effort of listing all the relevant links mentioned during the podcast didn’t go unnoticed. I’ll try to do it for all episodes and go back and do it for the first episode once I have a bit of time.

  2. Drumst1x says:

    Listened/watched live yesterday. Great way to spend the afternoon commute home! I liked the q&a section, and just in general enjoy hearing your thoughts on everything aftv related. Re:rooting – i do like that you can mount ntfs drives using stickmount if you are rooted. Gets around the 2gb file size limit which is nice if you want to play local media on a hd instead of streaming via smb/nfs. Keep at it, I just subscribed to your YouTube channel.

    • AFTVnews says:

      Awesome! My decision to do it at 1:30pm on Fridays was exactly your scenario. I figured it would be a good filler for slow Friday afternoons at work (west coast) or during the longer Friday evening commutes (east coast). Also thanks for the feedback!

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