The guys over at GTVHacker have popped open a Fire TV Stick and posted a series of teardown photos. They note that the Fire TV Stick contains no screws and is instead held together by a series of plastic clips along the edges. When tweeting about the teardown, GTVHacker included the hastag #FireTVStickRootIncoming. However, careful not to get your hopes up for several reasons. First, the GTVHacker guys tend to focus on rooting via hardware manipulation which involves taking the device apart and soldering leads to the memory chip. It’s not exactly an easy process. Second, the GTVHacker guys claimed to root the Fire TV via a similar hardware method, yet a group of guys over at XDA have been trying to replicate their method for 2 months with no luck. I, as much as anyone, hope they’ve actually succeeded in rooting the Fire TV Stick in any way possible, but I expect most people will not be able to replicate their process.
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