Now that the Amazon Fire TV has a ClockworkMod Recovery and can receive Custom ROMS, you may want to know how to revert back to the stock recovery and stock software. This guide will walk you through the steps to do just that.
This guide is outdated. Please use the updated guide here.
It goes without saying that your Fire TV needs to be rooted in order to revert back to stock. It’s a good idea to check that all your update blocks are in place before and after following this guide if you want to avoid losing root. Your personal settings and data should remain intact through this process, but it’s always a good idea to back up anything you don’t want to lose.
- Download the Stock Software version that you want to install from AFTVnews.com/softwareWarning: If you select to install an unrootable stock software, like version 126.96.36.199_user_513011520, you will lose root and NOT be able to re-root or install ClockworkMod. You will be stuck with only official updates with no way to downgrade or root. If you want to keep root or the option to re-install ClockworkMod, you should select version 188.8.131.52_user_511070220 which is the newest rootable version.
- Rename the stock software you just downloaded to: update.zip
- Download the Stock Recovery from AFTVnews.com/software. Be sure to download the one that matches the stock software you selected in step 1.
- Rename the stock recovery you just downloaded to: recovery.img
- Connect to your Fire TV via ADB
- Transfer the recovery file to your Fire TV’s /sdcard directory by running this command:
adb push recovery.img /sdcard/
(Note: This assumes the recovery.img file you renamed in the above step is in the same directory as ADB, otherwise enter the full path to the file like this:
adb push C:\full\path\to\recovery.img /sdcard/
- Run the command: adb shell
- Run the command: su
(Note: If this is the first time you’ve ever run su, a pop-up will appear on the Fire TV and you need to select “Grant”)
- Run the command: chmod 777 /cache
- Run the command: chmod 777 /cache/recovery
Note: If you see a message saying “No such file or directory”, then run the following two commands:
chmod 777 /cache/recovery
- Run the command: cd /cache/recovery
- Run the command: echo –-update_package=/cache/update.zip > command
- Run the command:
- Run the command: exit
- Run the command (yes, again): exit
- Run the command: adb push update.zip /cache/
(This assumes the update.zip file you renamed in step 2 is in the same directory as adb, otherwise enter the full path to the file like this:
adb push C:\full\path\to\update.zip /cache/
- Run the command adb reboot recovery
- Your Fire TV will reboot and complete the installation.