It was nice while it lasted, but software version 22.214.171.124 has disabled the “pm hide” command used to block software updates on non-rooted Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks running software version 5.0.0 thru 126.96.36.199. This is the command used in method 2 of my update blocking guide. It was odd that the “pm hide” command even worked on Fire OS 5 up until now since it was not available on Fire OS 3 at all. This means that devices running 188.8.131.52 must either be rooted to block updates, or block them externally using a router or a service like OpenDNS.
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