If you own a 2nd-gen Fire TV and have been blocking software updates up until now with the intension to root your device, you should probably allow the device to receive the current latest software update, which is version 22.214.171.124 (534011720). The first indication that a new 5.0.4 software update is on the horizon has surfaced. This software update may block the recently discovered rooting method which currently only works on 2nd-gen Fire TVs that are running software version 126.96.36.199. Once software update 5.0.4 is released, you will not be able to update to 188.8.131.52. It’s possible the current rooting method will be adapted to work on future 2nd-gen Fire TV software versions, but it’s not guaranteed. If you’ve been procrastinating on buying a 2nd-gen Fire TV, you probably still have time to order one now (on sale for $84.99) and update it before the new software version is released, but only if you act fast.
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