Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.8 ROM for Amazon Fire TV 2 is now available

For those of you with rooted 2nd-generation Fire TVs, Rbox has just released a pre-rooted ROM of the latest 5.2.6.8 software update. This will allow you to update your rooted device without losing root access. You can download the image from the usual XDA forum thread and install it through TWRP by following this guide. I have not had a chance to capture the update images for the Fire TV 1 or Fire TV Stick 1 yet, which is why pre-rooted ROMs for those devices have not been created. I’ll do that soon and shoot them over to Rbox and, hopefully, he will have time to make those pre-rooted images as well. Please be sure to donate to Rbox to support him and thank him for continuing to keep all of our rooted devices updated.

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Xposed Framework is causing Alexa on Fire TV 2 to continuously crash in a never ending loop

An issue has popped up that is causing the Alexa system app on rooted 2nd-gen Fire TVs that have the Xposed Framework installed to repeatedly crash and restart in a never-ending cycle. The issue seems to only affect devices running the 5.2.6.7 pre-rooted ROM that have also installed Xposed. The result is a loss of all Alexa voice remote functionality and a hit to performance. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV 2 and older Fire TV Edition televisions have received a new software update

A new software update has rolled out to the 2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV and the 1st-gen Fire TV Edition televisions by Element and Westinghouse. The new update uses the same 5.2.6.7 version number as the previous software update, but it increases the build number to 623530020. Strangely, the 1st-gen Fire TV and both Fire TV Sticks, which are the other models running Fire OS 5, have not received this new update. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.7 ROMs are now available for rooted Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Everyone with a rooted Fire TV or Fire TV Stick are now able to update to software version 5.2.6.7, thanks to Rbox who has just released pre-rooted ROMs of the new software version. As always, these ROMs are identical to the updates that Amazon released, but will allow you to update your rooted devices without losing root access. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.6 ROM is now available for the Fire TV 1 and Fire TV Stick 1

A pre-rooted 5.2.6.6 ROM for the Fire TV 2 was released a couple of weeks ago and now Rbox has released ROMs for the 1st generation Fire TV and the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. These ROMs will allow owners of rooted 1st-gen device to update to the latest software version without losing root access. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.6 ROM is now available for the Fire TV 2

Owners of a rooted 2nd-generation Fire TV may now update their devices to the latest 5.2.6.6 software version. Rbox has just released a pre-rooted ROM of the new software update, with build number 617513220, that recently started rolling out to all devices. As always, this ROM is identical to the update that Amazon has released, but it will allow you to update your rooted devices without losing root access. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.3 ROMs are now available for Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Those of you with rooted Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks can now update to the latest software version for your devices. Last night, Rbox released pre-rooted ROMs of the latest 5.2.6.3 software version. As always, these ROMs are identical to the updates that Amazon rolled out recently, but will allow you to update your rooted devices without losing root access. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.6.2 ROMs are now available for Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

New pre-rooted ROMs of the latest 5.2.6.2 software version have just been released by Rbox. Those of you with already rooted Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks can now update your devices to the latest software version without losing root access. Read more ›

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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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