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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Second version of Pre-Rooted 5.2.1.0 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 1 & 2 Released

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Now that rbox has worked out the issues with TWRP for the Fire TV 1, he finally had time to release a pre-rooted ROM of the latest 5.2.1.0 (550145120) software version for both the 1st and 2nd generation Amazon Fire TV. You can download the ROM for the Fire TV 1, labeled 5.2.1.0_r1, here and the ROM for the Fire TV 2, labeled 5.2.1.0_r2, here, and use these instructions to install them through TWRP custom recovery. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.2.1.0 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 2 Released

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Rbox has released a pre-rooted version of the latest Fire TV 2 software update. You can get pre-rooted 5.2.1.0 here. You can install this new ROM regardles of what version is currently on your Fire TV 2. Be sure to also grab this MD5 file and include it with the ROM to ensure the ROM is not corrupted before flashing. A pre-rooted 5.2.1.0 ROM for the 1st-gen Fire TV, as well as a finalized fix for the TWRP looping issues for the Fire TV 1, will be released at a later date.

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TWRP and Fire OS 5 Pre-Rooted ROM released for 1st-gen Fire TV

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The day many of you have been patiently waiting for has arrived. Rbox has finally released TWRP custom recovery, as well as a pre-rooted ROM of software version 5.0.5 and 5.0.5.1, for the 1st generation Amazon Fire TV. This will allow those of you still on the 51.1.6.3 or older pre-rooted ROM with ClockworkMod installed to upgrade to Fire OS 5 without losing root. This will also allow those of you that rooted a 5.0.0 or newer Fire TV 1 with KingRoot to install TWRP custom recovery and update your device without losing root. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.0.5.1 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 2 Released

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A pre-rooted ROM of the new 5.0.5.1 software version for the 2nd-gen Fire TV has been released by rbox. You can find it here at the usual place. If you’re financially able, please consider donating to rbox to show him your appreciation for his continued work keeping all of us capable of updating our devices without losing root. You can install this new ROM regardles of what version is currently on your Fire TV 2. Be sure to also grab this MD5 file and include it with the ROM to ensure the ROM is not corrupted before flashing. Read more ›

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Pre-Rooted 5.0.5 ROM for Fire TV 2 Released

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A pre-rooted ROM for software version 5.0.5 for the Fire TV 2 has just been released by rbox. You can download it from here. This ROM also includes version 3.0.0-3 of TWRP recovery, so installing it will also update recovery to the latest version. If you’ve already rooted your Fire TV 2 using my guide, then all you need to do is install the ROM using TWRP. Instructions for that can be found here. If you haven’t rooted your Fire TV and want to install this ROM, simply follow my rooting guide and use the 5.0.5 ROM. There is no need to install older versions first. You can jump directly to 5.0.5 regardless of which software version is currently on your Fire TV 2.

Those of you with rooted 1st-gen Fire TVs should not use this ROM. It is only for the 2nd-gen Fire TV. Rbox still plans to release TWRP and a pre-rooted 5.0.5 ROM for the 1st-gen Fire TV.

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Pre-Rooted 51.1.6.3_516012020 Fire TV Custom ROM Released

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A pre-rooted version of the latest Fire TV software update, version 51.1.6.3, has just been released by rbox. This update introduces several Fire TV bug fixes, including a fix to the blank screen issue that some users have been experiencing. Grab the update file from the ROM page and install it like you would any other ROM on a rooted Fire TV.

If you’re new to Fire TV rooting, check out my starters guide to learn how to root your Fire TV and how to install the latest pre-rooted ROM. As always, this pre-rooted ROM will not help you root a Fire TV, since your Fire TV must already be rooted to install it. The purpose of this pre-rooted ROM is to update rooted Fire TVs to the latest software version without losing root.

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