Now that ClockworkMod custom recovery is available for the Amazon Fire TV, you can now install custom ROMs. Custom ROMs are customized version of the Fire TV operating system. There aren’t too many custom ROMs to choose from right now, but I’m sure that will change in the near future. This guide will walk you through all the steps to installing a Custom ROM on the Amazon Fire TV.
- If you haven’t done so already, follow my guide to install ClockworkMod Custom Recovery
- Download the Custom ROM you wish to install from AFTVnews.com/roms
Note: If you are installing Pre-Rooted ROM version 126.96.36.199 or higher, you must first install Rbox’s Boot Menu.
- Connect to your Fire TV via ADB and transfer the ROM to your Fire TV with the following command:
adb push rom.zip /sdcard/
(Note: This assumes the rom file you downloaded is named rom.zip and is in the same directory as ADB, otherwise enter the full path to the file like this:
- Verify the integrity of the file you just transfered using this guide.
- Connect a keyboard to your Fire TV and enter the following command on your computer to boot into recovery: adb reboot recovery
- Once in ClockworkMod recovery, use the keyboard arrow keys to highlight “install zip” and press “Enter”.
- Select “choose zip from /sdcard”
- Select “0/”
- Select the ROM file you transferred in step 3
- Select “Yes”
- Wait for the ROM to install
- Once the installation is complete, press “Esc” on your keyboard to go back to the main menu
- Select “reboot system now”
- Your Fire TV will restart and finish installing the ROM
- Once the installation is complete, you can delete the rom image from your Fire TV (if you’d like) by running the following two commands from ADB:
rm -f /sdcard/rom.zip
(Note: be sure to replace rom.zip in the second command with whatever your ROM file is called.)