This page will guide you through all the available options for rooting the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition television. If available, it will also show you how to install custom recovery, like TWRP, which will allow you to install a pre-rooted ROM. The pre-rooted ROMs allow you to update your device to the latest software version without losing root.
If you are wanting to root a new device that has never been turned on, it’s best to try to complete the initial setup without installing any updates. Depending on the model and software version already on the device, this might not be possible. If you can’t avoid installing an update during the initial setup, at the very least be sure to immediately kill the device’s internet connection once the initial setup is complete, because additional updates may try to install after the one during the initial setup. It may help to limit your internet speed or use a slow connection, like a mobile hotspot with poor reception, when possible. If you complete the initial setup and find there is an update downloading or one that has already downloaded but is waiting to be installed, see this guide for instructions on how to prevent the update from installing. Once you have completed the initial setup and know your software version, select your device below and select the software version on the next page to see your rooting options.