AFTVnewscast 30: Fire TV Rooting with KingRoot

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, listen via TuneIn, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Rooting Starter’s Guide

How to Root the Fire TV 2 using KingRoot — No USB cable required

How to install TWRP custom recovery on a rooted Fire TV 2

How to install/update a package using TWRP on the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV gains additional 3rd-party game controller support — Here’s the full list

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

NCAA March Madness app with live college basketball arrives on the Amazon Fire TV

NCAA March Madness app

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories released for the Amazon Fire TV

App Deal: Grand Theft Auto – Liberty City Stories down from $6.99 to $3.99

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Amazon Tap and Echo Dot sold out for months

Amazon Tap

Echo Dot

Amazon original series ‘Bosch’ season 2 is now available

Bosch Season 2

Amazon job posting reveals a Virtual Reality Platform is in the works

Understanding the reasoning behind Amazon’s ban of the Apple TV, Chromecast, and Nexus Player

Fire TV 1-Year Warranty Info

Oculus Rift

HTC Vive


Splashtop Remote Desktop

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

How to install the Google Play Store on the Fire TV 2 running Fire OS 5

How to change Geographically Location for Amazon

What’s New on Amazon Prime Video

How to connect a USB Keyboard or Mouse to a rooted Fire TV Stick with an OTG Cable

Amazon’s list of what Alexa can do

How to connect a keyboard or other Bluetooth device to the Amazon Fire TV

Spotify for Fire TV updated to full featured app with free music

Spotify app

Contact Amazon with feature requests

Factory Reset on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick Explained

BATTOP Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Fire TV Keyboard Review

Sling TV app

Sony brings PlayStation Vue TV Service to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

4K video output not available to Fire TV app developers

Recent Fire TV software updates causing blank screen issues related to HDCP

Etekcity 1×2 HDMI Splitter HDCP Stripper

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  1. Mark says:

    The first 6:15 of this podcast is so helpful to understanding the world of rooting.

    I think the problem is is that not only are there multiple methods of rooting, but once you have rooted it’s not easily grasped why you need recovery and why you need a pre-rooted ROM if you just rooted.

    Thanks. That’s the 1, 2, 3 I’ve been looking for but no one has explained.

    There’s an overview that’s otherwise missing and makes it hard for a newbie to understand the workflow. It’s also hard to link a series of guides together as a contiguous set of instructions when they are so broken up and keep referring to “read this guide to do this little step, then read this one” and so on.

  2. John Grover says:

    As I mentioned earlier cnets review on the roku 4 mentions aftv app upgrade and 4k plex is due sometime soon (see link)

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