Amazon Fire TV Stock Software & Updates

Note:

For Fire OS 5 updates, go here.

Below is information and links for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick stock software and updates released by Amazon.

Fire TV Stock Software by Amazon

VersionDiscoveredDownloadRootableNotes
51.1.6.3_user_5160120209/1/2015DownloadNo
51.5.3.0_user_5300429508/18/2015DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Updates Android to Lollipop 5.1
  • Additional Info
    • Fire OS 5.0 Developer Preview – First Version
51.1.6.2_user_5160111208/12/2015DownloadNo
51.1.6.1_user_9516010228/31/2015DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Unknown
  • Additional Info
    • Version installed when downgrading from Fire OS 5.0 Developer Preview
    • Once installed, shows listed as version 51.1.6.1_user_516010220
51.1.6.1_user_5160102207/19/2015DownloadNo
51.1.6.0_user_5160098207/1/2015DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Amazon Fling support added
    • Apps & Games can now be marked as “favorites”
    • Filtering and sorting options added to Apps and Games
    • New option to check network status
    • Can now view photo info such as resolution and date
    • GameCircle now shows XP level
    • Internal & External memory usage shown while viewing app list
  • Additional Info
51.1.5.3_user_5150403205/18/2015DownloadNo
51.1.5.0_user_5150307204/6/2015DownloadNo
51.1.5.0_user_5150208203/24/2015DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • External USB Storage support added
    • Filter Apps by All, Internal Only, and USB Only.
    • New support for Bluetooth headphones and peripherals
    • ADB over USB added.
    • New Shortcut menu launched by holding home button added.
    • New PIN entry interface conceals entered PIN.
    • Captive portal Wifi support for hotel and other connections requiring login.
    • Ability to browse Prime Music playlists added.
    • Prime Music playlists now appear in search results
    • 3rd party content sources better detected when viewing content detail page.
    • Support for Windows 8.1 Miracast display mirroring.
    • New option to enable/disable guest photo casting.
    • Welcome video is now skippable.
    • App size calculation no longer includes “cache” usage.
    • New separate storage menu.
    • Austrian language option added.
    • New option to restart the device added to settings menu.
    • Device now wakes up from sleep on the Home screen.
  • Additional Info
51.1.5.0_user_5150127203/24/2015No
  • Overview of Changes
    • Unknown
  • Additional Info
51.1.4.3_user_5140203202/5/2015DownloadNo
51.1.4.2_user_51401532012/15/2014DownloadNo
51.1.4.1_user_51401392011/18/2014DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Prime Music added
    • Support for Fire TV Remote App added
    • Auto-Play next TV Show Episode added
    • Sleep Option added
    • “Watch Now with Prime” buttons changed
  • Additional Info
    • “Self destruct” eFuse added to kernel which gets triggered if an older bootloader is used. This means Fire TVs that update to stock 51.1.4.1_user_514013920 can never be downgraded, even if a method to root them is discovered.
    • Source Code from Amazon
51.1.4.0_user_51400642010/23/2014DownloadNo
51.1.4.0_user_51400552010/23/2014No
  • Overview of Changes
      Unknown
  • Additional Info
    • Only seen on UK launch units.
    • XBMC/Kodi is reportedly incompatible with this version.
51.1.3.0_user_5130118209/25/2014DownloadNo
51.1.3.0_user_51301072010/26/2014No
  • Overview of Changes
      Unknown
  • Additional Info
    • Very limited release. Seen only on launch German units.
    • Source code never posted
51.1.3.0_user_5130115209/13/2014DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Added option to allow app installs from unknown sources
    • Added German language option
    • Added Feedback option in Help menu
    • Added compatibility with UK and German Amazon Accounts (including country specific Prime, Videos, and Appstore)
    • Added Crackle and Showtime integration into Voice Search and “More Ways to Watch” menu
    • Improved Screen Saver option interface
    • Redesigned on-screen input interfaces
  • Additional Info
    • Amazon’s source code page listed this version on 9/13/2014 before any reports of it rolling out to Fire TV devices.
    • On 9/16/2014, we received the first reports of Fire TV’s receiving this version.
    • Includes Voice Remote Update v352
    • Includes Game Controller Update v66
    • Source Code from Amazon
51.1.2.0_user_5120733208/13/2014No
  • Overview of Changes
    • First version to block rooting
  • Additional Info
    • Very Limited Roll Out – This version went out to a very small number of devices and then abruptly stopped being rolled out.
    • Source Code from Amazon
51.1.1.0_user_5110702207/9/2014Download
(Mirror)
Yes
  • Overview of Changes
  • Additional Info
    • Final/Official Version of 51.1.1.0 (i.e., Amazon’s documentation page updated to show this version)
    • Minor update to version 51.1.1.0_user_511069920
    • Source Code from Amazon
    • md5sum e909ddeae9877e49588e688d975f4614
51.1.1.0_user_5110699206/25/2014DownloadYes
  • Overview of Changes
    • Dedicated Prime Video section added
    • Music section added
    • FreeTime Parental Controls added
    • Settings menu rearranged
  • Additional Info
    • Limited Roll Out (some devices skipped this version)
    • Source Code was never released for this version
51.1.0.2_user_5100585204/29/2014Download
(Mirror)
Yes
51.1.0.1_user_5100556204/7/2014DownloadYes
51.1.0_user_5100473204/2/2014Yes

 

Fire TV Stock Recovery by Amazon

VersionDownloadNotes
51.1.3.0Download
(Mirror)
  • Used by software version:
    • 51.1.3.0_user_513011520
    • And others
51.1.0Download
(Mirror)
  • Used by software version:
    • 51.1.2.0_user_512073320
    • 51.1.1.0_user_511070220
    • 51.1.1.0_user_511069920
    • 51.1.0.2_user_510058520
    • 51.1.0.1_user_510055620
    • 51.1.0_user_510047320
  • As of October 2014, some Fire TVs began shipping with a different stock recovery then originally came with the listed software versions. This new stock recovery blocks downgrading. The recovery image linked here is the old version which does not block recovery.

Used for restoring a Fire TV with ClockworkMod back to stock, or for downgrading a Fire TV that blocks downgrades.

 

Fire TV Stick Stock Software by Amazon

VersionDiscoveredDownloadRootableNotes
54.1.2.3_user_1230670209/1/2015DownloadNo
54.5.3.0_user_5300429508/18/2015DownloadUnknown
  • Overview of Changes
    • Updates Android to Lollipop 5.1
  • Additional Info
    • Fire OS 5.0 Developer Preview – First Version
54.1.2.2_user_1220661208/12/2015DownloadNo
54.1.2.1_user_1210653207/19/2015DownloadNo
54.1.2.0_user_1200602207/1/2015DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Amazon Fling support added
    • Apps & Games can now be marked as “favorites”
    • Filtering and sorting options added to Apps and Games
    • New option to check network status
    • Can now view photo info such as resolution and date
    • GameCircle now shows XP level
    • Internal & External memory usage shown while viewing app list
  • Additional Info
54.1.1.3_user_1100455205/18/2015DownloadNo
54.1.1.0_user_1100410204/6/2015DownloadNo
54.1.1.0_user_1100354203/24/2015DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • New Shortcut menu launched by holding home button added.
    • New PIN entry interface conceals entered PIN.
    • Captive portal Wifi support for hotel and other connections requiring login.
    • Ability to browse Prime Music playlists added.
    • Prime Music playlists now appear in search results
    • 3rd party content sources better detected when viewing content detail page.
    • Support for Windows 8.1 Miracast display mirroring.
    • New option to enable/disable guest photo casting.
    • Welcome video is now skippable.
    • App size calculation no longer includes “cache” usage.
    • New separate storage menu.
    • New option to select language.
    • New option to restart the device added to settings menu.
    • Device now wakes up from sleep on the Home screen.
  • Additional Info
54.1.1.0_user_1100314203/24/2015No
  • Overview of Changes
    • Unknown
  • Additional Info
54.1.0.3_user_1030203202/5/2015DownloadNo
54.1.0.2_user_10201872012/15/2014DownloadNo
54.1.0.1_user_10101622011/18/2014DownloadNo
  • Overview of Changes
    • Music section added with Prime Music
    • Top banner added to home screen
    • Support for the Remote App
    • Feature to automatically play next episode in a TV series
    • Redesigned onscreen keyboard and input interface
    • Option to install apps from Unknown Sources added
    • Other minor UI improvements
  • Additional Info
54.1.0.0_user_10021152011/18/2014No

 

Fire TV Voice Remote

VersionDiscoveredNotes
3528/15/2014
  • May be required for voice search to work on Fire TV software version 51.1.2.0_user_512073320
  • Included with Fire TV Update v51.1.2.0_user_512073320 and v51.1.3.0_user_513011520
3517/2/2014
349Unknown
  • First Known Version

 

Fire TV Non-Voice Remote

VersionDiscoveredNotes
16511/18/2014
  • First Known Version

 

Fire Game Controller

VersionDiscoveredNotes
669/23/2014
  • Included with Fire TV Update v51.1.3.0_user_513011520
65Unknown
  • First Known Version

 

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