Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.0 ROMs for the Fire TV 1, 2, and Stick are now available

Rbox has just released pre-rooted ROMs of the new 5.2.6.0 software update for the 1st and 2nd generation Fire TV, as well as the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. If your device is already rooted and running a custom recovery, you can now update to the latest software version without losing root access. Read more ›

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New Pre-rooted ROM released for Fire TV 2 with fix for Hulu and HBO apps

Changes with the DRM used in the latest Hulu and HBO apps have made them incompatible with the last pre-rooted ROM released by Rbox for the Fire TV 2. Thankfully it looks like Rbox has figured out why the apps are incompatible and has released a new version of the 5.2.4.2 pre-rooted ROM with a fix. Fire TV 2 owners with rooted devices can download the new ROM, labeled 5.2.4.2_r2, from the usual place and install it using TWRP. Huge thanks go to James “Tekno4ever” for stepping up and helping Rbox test the fix, which could have potentially bricked his device. That thankfully didn’t happen and James says the new ROM has fixed the playback issues. And of course, an even bigger thanks to Rbox for figuring out and releasing a fix so quickly. Be sure to send him a few bucks if you have the means.

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New Pre-Rooted ROMs for the Fire TV 1, 2, and Stick have just been released

Just before posting about all the new Fire TV software updates yesterday, I sent rbox the update packages that I captured and he has made quick work of releasing new pre-rooted ROMs of these updates. As always, download the ROMs from rbox’s XDA threads here: Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, and Fire TV Stick 1. Please consider donating to rbox if you use his ROMs, so that he can continue releasing future updates for rooted Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. If you’re still in a giving mood after that, I’d greatly appreciate your support through Patreon. Read more ›

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Pre-rooted 5.2.4.1 ROMs for the Fire TV 1, 2, and Stick have all been released

A pre-rooted version of the 5.2.4.1 software update has just been released by rbox for all rootable Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models. That includes both generations of the Fire TV and the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. You can download the ROMs here: Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, and Fire TV Stick 1. Please consider donating to rbox if you use his ROMs, so that he can continue releasing future updates for rooted Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks. Read more ›

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Pre-rooted 5.2.4.1 ROMs for the Fire TV 1, 2, and Stick are in the works

The 5.2.4.1 software update for all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models is continuing to roll out to all devices. Those of you with rooted Fire TVs and/or Fire TV Sticks, who have blocked software updates in order to not lose root access, will be happy to hear that the 5.2.4.1 update packages for the Fire TV 1, 2, and Stick have all been captured. I was able to intercept the Fire TV 1 update last week, XDA forum user XDA_h3n grabbed the Fire TV 2 update with my help, and user to_b sniffed out the Fire TV Stick 1 update this morning. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.1.2 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 1 Released

A pre-rooted ROM of the new 5.2.1.2 software update for the Amazon Fire TV 1 has just been released by rbox. You can find the download link over at the XDA thread. If you need a refresher, here are instructions on how to install it using TWRP on a rooted device. This ROM allows those with rooted Fire TVs to update to the latest software version without losing root. See my rooting starters guide if you want to know if your device can be rooted. If you have the means, please consider donating to rbox to thank him for continuing to keep all of our rooted Fire TVs updated. Read more ›

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How to install TWRP custom recovery and an initial ROM on a rooted Fire TV Stick 1

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This guide will walk you through the steps of installing TWRP custom recovery and a pre-rooted ROM on the 1st generation Amazon Fire TV Stick. Read more ›

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Pre-rooted 5.2.4.0 ROM with new interface for the Amazon Fire TV 2 has been released

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Rbox has released a pre-rooted version of the 5.2.4.0 software update for the Amazon Fire TV 2. As always, you can download it over on XDA and install it using TWRP. This will allow those of you with rooted Fire TV 2s to update to the brand new user interface that is currently being pushed out by Amazon. If you have the means, be sure to thank rbox for his continued support by donating to him. While most non-rooted Fire TVs are still waiting for this update to arrive, rooted devices get to install it earlier than most thanks to rbox’s quick release.

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.1.1 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 2 Released

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Rbox has released a pre-rooted version of the 5.2.1.1 software update for the Fire TV 2. You can download it over on XDA and install it using TWRP as always. This allows Fire TV 2 owners with rooted devices to update to the latest software version without losing root. Those of you with the first generation Fire TV, a pre-rooted version of 5.2.1.1 was released last week. If you have the means, be sure to thank rbox for his continued effort by donating to him. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.1.1 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 1 Released

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Those of you with rooted first generation Fire TVs can now update to the latest 5.2.1.1 software version because rbox has released a pre-rooted ROM version. You can download the ROM at the usual place and install it using TWRP. I had a bit of a hiccup with my update capturing setup, which is why a ROM for the Fire TV 2 is not available yet. I was able to finally capture the Fire TV 2 update this morning and have passed that on to rbox, so hopefully he’ll find time to release a pre-rooted ROM for the Fire TV 2 soon. Read more ›

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