Turning on ADB debugging on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick allows you to remotely interact with the device from a computer, tablet, or smartphone that is connected to the same network as the device. With ADB debugging enabled, you can remotely install (i.e., sideload) apps onto your Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Edition television, and so much more. Most of the guides on this site require that ADB debugging be enabled. It’s a good idea to keep it on all the time since it can potentially help you resolve issues that may arise during your modding endeavors.
New Interface (Software v18.104.22.168 and newer)
- From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll to “Settings”.
- Next, scroll to the right and select “Device”.
- Next, scroll down and select “Developer options”.
- Then select “ADB debugging” to turn the option to “ON”.