New utility simplifies upgrading / downgrading Fire TV firmware

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A new Windows utility, made by the guys at RootJunky, has been released to help simplify the process of manually upgrading or downgrading the Amazon Fire TV. To use the tool, your Fire TV must be rooted with BusyBox installed, and have ADB Debugging enabled. Once you’ve downloaded and extracted the files, you need to place the firmware .bin file in the extracted directory and rename it to update.zip. Then run the .bat file, enter your Fire TV’s IP address, and select the Firmware option. The utility will then prep the Fire TV, send the firmware file and start the installation. The creator has also put up a video walking you through the process.

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3 comments
  1. Monica Gupta says:

    I tired this method but it’s not working. Not sure why the below error while I can see the zip file in my folder where the bat file is.

    sending update.zip to device this will take some
    time please wait depending on your network speed
    cannot stat ‘update.zip’: No such file or directory

    • Jaye says:

      Your probably using windows 8 or 7? If so… change your folder options. So that you may correctly change the file extension. Just changing the name to update.zip does not change the extension by default using Windows 8 and 7.

  2. dorian says:

    dose this method still work

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