AFTVnewscast 31: KingRoot Issues & Unrooting

If you missed yesterday’s live stream, here’s the latest AFTVnewscast episode. Thanks to everyone who viewed live and who participated by asking questions.

The AFTVnewscast is streamed live on Fridays at 1:30pm PT. You can watch all episodes on YouTube, subscribe via RSS, subscribe via iTunes, listen via TuneIn, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

How to Root the Fire TV 2, install TWRP Custom Recovery, and a Pre-Rooted ROM all without a PC

Fire TV Rooting Starter’s Guide

KingRoot causing Kodi to crash after 25 minutes of streaming

How to block software updates on the Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

Steps to uninstall Kinguser

How to unroot a Fire TV 2 and switch back to stock updates from Amazon

How to Factory Reset a rooted Fire TV using TWRP custom recovery

New VidAngel app brings $1-$2 pseudo 24 hour movie rentals to the Amazon Fire TV

VidAngel TV app

New GameTree TV app combines 13 games in 1 app with new games added monthly

GameTree TV app

Adventures of Mana by Square Enix released for the Amazon Fire TV

Adventures of Mana game

Amazon add-on subscription selection now includes CinePride, All Babies Channel, and Nursery Rhymes Club

The History Channel you grew up with lives on as the newest add-on subscription option for Amazon Prime Video

CinePride Subscription

All Babies Channel Subscription

Nursery Rhymes Club Subscription

History Vault Subscription

Summary of original 30 Amazon Prime Video add-on subscriptions

YouTube Fire TV App

Fire TV Screensaver images location

Microsoft kills off Skype for TVs


Sideloaded apps like Kodi can now be launched from the Fire TV ‘Apps’ section

How to launch Kodi (or any app) by double pressing the HOME button

How to launch Kodi, XBMC, SPMC and other sideloaded apps from the Fire TV homescreen

Expiring Amazon Prime Videos
Belkin Wemo devices

Rii Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard With Touchpad

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo Dot

Android screenshot to computer via ADB

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