Amazon Fire TV serial number correlation coming Monday

A couple weeks ago I asked everyone to submit information about their Fire TV to try and determine a relationship between a Fire TV’s serial number and its rootablility. I’ve been examining the data and have concluded that it is possible to know what software version is on an Amazon Fire TV just by looking at the serial number printed on the outside of the box. Before posting my findings, I’d like to ask one last time for those who haven’t submitted their information yet to do so now. I especially need submissions from people who’s Fire TVs arrived with version or greater. This includes UK and German units. Regardless of how many new submissions I receive, I’ll post my findings on Monday.

Submit Your Fire TV Information Here

The Fire TV’s serial number can be found in 1 of 3 ways:

  • From the home screen, navigate to “Settings” > “System” > “About”.
  • Look at the label on the box. See photo above.
  • Connect via ADB and run the command:
    adb shell getprop ro.serialno

  1. Allan freeman says:

    Is my box rootable dn 70900309442509hc

    • AFTVnews says:

      Based on that serial number it came with either 51.1.3.x or 51.1.4.x, so no its not rootable.

    • George says:

      I am expecting to get mine soon. If I connect my FireTV Stick to my network, will it automatically update to the most recent firmware? I’m guessing that we definitely should not update firmware since the most recent ones are un-rootable?

  2. mnemo says:

    The poll is missing the option “I don’t know and didn’t try to root”. ;-)

  3. Tom Bayer says:

    Hey do you know if this FireTV is rootable?


    Thanks a lot.

  4. Don says:

    70900309442509hc – Not rootable
    70900306438405G5 – ?
    709003054344020H – Mine, was rootable

    looking at that small sample size it looks like the 8th digit is a big spot?

  5. ashsha says:

    look for anyone of these or order serial numbers.

    7090030543120*** staple has this one.

    Best buy has 7090030342820***, 7090030342920** and 7090030543120***

  6. jrock113 says:


    from bestbuy and was rootable

  7. David says:

    What is the purpose of rooting if you don’t need to be rooted to do the most important things like install Kodi and Llama?

  8. jack says:

    I would appreciate if you can tell how to install flash on my rooted fire tv. I need flash to browse videos on firefox

  9. Dennis says:

    I bought the following from the below retail stores:

    7090030342720xxx = rootable
    7090030342720xxx = in process

    70900305431204Dx = in process
    70900305431204Cx = in process

  10. Jimi says:

    Waiting on results to buy a Fire tv.

  11. Tom Bayer says:

    so are the german one’s unrootable at all, at this time?

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