Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick Software Update History

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First discovered on 4/27/2017

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 2 (Not Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Unknown

Package Download Links

  • Unknown

First discovered on 4/27/2017

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 1 (Not Rootable)
  • Fire TV Stick 2 (Not Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Unknown

Package Download Links

  • Unknown

First discovered on 10/20/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV Stick 2 (Not Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Update began rolling out to Fire TV Stick 2 on launch day.
  • Amazon's source code page lists this update as version 5.2.2.1, but the Fire TV interface calls it version 5.2.2.0.

Package Download Links

  • Unknown

First discovered on 9/28/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV Stick 2 (Not Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Initial software version on Fire TV Stick 2 from the factory. Unknown if this update will also come to other devices.

Package Download Links

  • Unknown

First discovered on 8/10/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 1 (Not Rootable)
  • Fire TV 2 (Not Rootable)
  • Fire TV Stick (Not Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • QuadRooter Vulnerability is still present on the Fire TV 1
  • Netflix full integrated into Fire TV interface and search
  • Can now move forward/back in a video by asking Alexa
  • New Advertising ID options allow for opting-out of ad tracking
  • New parental control option will prompt for PIN when launching blocked apps
  • Fire TV Stick rooting method blocked
  • "System Status Monitor" menu renamed to "Developer Tools Menu v1.40"
  • "Not In My House" app blocking mechanism added
  • Contact Us section in settings area slightly changed

First discovered on 5/20/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 1 (Not Rootable)
  • Fire TV 2 (Not Rootable)
  • Fire TV Stick (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Parental controls improved to restrict based on content rating
  • Ability to watch live streams for add-on subscriptions added
  • Updates to support new 4K YouTube app
  • Alexa can now launch apps and videos
  • Alexa can now give local movie information and playback
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First discovered on 4/2/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 1 (Not Rootable)
  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)
  • Fire TV Stick (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • FireStarter and FiredTV alternate launchers blacklisted and disabled by update
  • Sideloaded apps now appear on home screen "Recent" list
  • Double home button press to open App Launcher added
  • "My Apps" shortcut added to chortcut menu launched by holding home button
  • Kodi explicitly added to home screen recent list if installed
  • Fire TV Sticks rootable with Kingo Root
  • King Root rooting blocked for all devices
  • Internal ADB client removed

First discovered on 2/2/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 1 (Rootable)
  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)
  • Fire TV Stick (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • First update for Fire OS 3 devices, Fire TV 1 & Fire TV Stick (non-voice) to Fire OS 5
  • Alexa added to Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick (non-voice)
  • New "Your Videos" section added to Fire TV
  • Full Add-On Subscription support added
  • App and Game categories now displayed in grid layout
  • Support for new WiFi-direct voice-remote and new WiFi-direct game controller added to Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick (non-voice)

First discovered on 12/13/2015

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV Stick w/ Voice Remote (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released to Fire TV Stick w/ Voice Remote
  • Fixes thermal and power management bugs
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First discovered on 11/11/2016

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV Stick w/ Voice Remote (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Software version on Fire TV Stick w/ Voice Remote at launch
  • Adds support for Bluetooth headphones, mice, and Keybaords to Fire TV Stick
  • Adds Prime Stations to Fire TV Stick

Package Download Links

  • Unknown

First discovered on 10/29/2015

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • First Fire TV 2 rooting method required this version
  • Fixes Dolby Digital Plus and DTS suround sound audio bugs
  • Fixes WiFi-based remote and game controller connectivity bugs
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First discovered on 10/24/2015

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2 (Fire TV 1 had a different developer preview update with this version number)
  • Fixes low volume bug
  • Improved detection of 4K TVs connected through A/V receivers
  • WiFi-direct voice remote bug fixes
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First discovered on 10/10/2015

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • Fixes missing suround sound in thrid-party apps
  • Fixes Boldby Digital Plus bugs
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes

First discovered on 10/5/2015

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • Fire TV 2 launch day update

First discovered on 10/5/2015

Affected Devices and Rootability

  • Fire TV 2 (Rootable)

Notes and Known Changes

  • Only released for Fire TV 2
  • The version Fire TV 2 first shipped with on launch day

Package Download Links

  • Unknown

At some point I will add Fire OS 3 update history to this page, but for now, you can find that information on the old page here.

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