The latest Fire TV software update, version 188.8.131.52_user_514013920, is currently rolling out to devices. Those of you with rooted Fire TVs are going to have to wait a bit longer than usually before a pre-rooted version of the update is made available. Rbox, the developer behind the pre-rooted software releases has hit a major snag. I captured the update URL and forwarded it over to rbox as I always do. He used it to create a pre-rooted version and loaded it onto his Fire TV. Everything seemed fine until he rebooted the device. After rebooting, the Fire TV was dead. Well, almost dead. It seems to be in some sort of Qualcomm recovery mode that is preventing the bootloader from loading.
No word on how long the delay will be or if the issue can even be resolved. I believe rbox has only one Fire TV, so if you haven’t done so yet, now would be a great time to donate to rbox and keep his motivation going. Let him know in the donation comment that AFTVnews sent you so he knows this community is thankful for his hard work. Without him, those with rooted Fire TVs would be faced with the difficult decision of either keeping root or updating every time a new Fire TV update is released.