AFTVnewscast 47: New Fire TV ROMs & Update Blocking Guide

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, iTunes, Google Podcast, listen via TuneIn, Stitcher, or download the MP3 directly. Read on for the show notes and links.

Show Notes & Links

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Show Notes & Links:


Final TWRP custom recovery for Fire TV 1 with looping/blinking fix released

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


How to block updates on a rooted Fire TV or Fire TV Stick by setting a custom Fire OS version number

How to fix /sdcard access issues on a rooted Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV apps can now directly sell you products sold by Amazon

HGTV Gardening app on Amazon

HGTV Home Improvement app on Amazon

HGTV Smart Solutions app on Amazon

Food Network Summer Entertaining app on Amazon

Turner Classic Movies app for the Fire TV returns after 2 month hiatus

TCM app on Amazon

You can now change Alexa’s default music service to something other than Amazon

Alexa exclusive Prime Day deals are now live with more on their way

Get $10 off an Amazon order of $20 or more when using Alexa

Get $30 off $150 purchase with Amazon Visa on Prime Day — Apply before 7/10 to qualify

Get 3 Audible Audiobooks plus $10 Amazon Credit for FREE — Previous customers are eligible

Roundup of 4 Amazon Prime Day Sweepstakes you can enter right now


How to continue using FireStarter on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick software version

How to disable Amazon’s app blacklist on a rooted Fire TV 2

Fire TV Mods by rbox

How to get Kodi to show up on the Home Screen of a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

TWRP custom recovery and Pre-Rooted ROM for Fire TV Stick are in the works

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