AFTVnewscast 41: Update Features & Rooting

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

Show Notes & Links

TWRP and Fire OS 5 Pre-Rooted ROM released for 1st-gen Fire TV

How to install TWRP custom recovery on a rooted Fire TV 1

Partial fix for TWRP issues on Fire TV 1 now available

Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Rooting Starter’s Guide

TWRP custom recovery and Pre-Rooted ROM for Fire TV Stick are in the works

Fire TV Sticks running and are rootable with Kingo Root app

Kingo Root v3.1 Download

Fire TV software update is now rolling out

Live streaming video and channels coming to the Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV parental controls can now restrict content by rating

Apps on Fire TV 2 can now output 4K Ultra HD all the time — YouTube first to do so

YouTube app on Amazon

MrMC app on Amazon

CNN likely bringing live news app to the Amazon Fire TV

Free cross-platform online multiplayer FPS game Flats arrives on Fire TV

Flats game on Amazon

Microsoft reportedly launching two ‘Xbox TV’ devices next month

Google discontinues the Nexus Player

How to get Kodi to show up on the Home Screen of a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Fire TV 2 Rooting on 5.0.5 or older

How to determine the package name of an Android App

Revert back to ClockworkMod+FireOS3 from TWRP+FireOS5:
1. Install ClockworkMod
2. Install pre-rooted updated
3. Install boot menu
4. Install pre-rooted

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  1. Ryan says:

    Thanks for answering my question. Can’t wait for version 6.x now!

  2. Sandog says:

    Anyone have a link for rooting a stock factory Img FireTV 2?

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