Due to the Fire TV going on sale for the first time, there are a lot of new Fire TV owners out there. Before firing up your shiny new Fire TV for the first time, there are a few things you should be aware of if you have any interested in rooting. It is unlikely that Fire TVs shipping this week will arrive with the new firmware that just started rolling out which blocks rooting. However, during the initial setup, the Fire TV checks for and installs updated firmware. There is no prompt to decline the update; it just does it all automatically. There is a chance your new Fire TV will install this latest firmware before you get a chance to block it, resulting in an unrootable Fire TV. I have ordered a new Fire TV specifically for the purpose of figuring out the best way to setup a new Fire TV while keeping the ability to root. The Fire TV arrives Saturday. If everything goes well, I expect to put up a post that evening which will guide you through the best way to setup a new Fire TV without jeopardizing the option to root. If you have any interest in rooting your new Fire TV, I suggest waiting for my guide on Saturday.
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