Back when the 126.96.36.199 software update first rolled out to devices, you may recal I discoverd an affectionately named “Not In My House” app added by that update. It appeared as though the NIMH app was a dedicated system app meant to disable 3rd-party apps that Amazon didn’t want installed on Fire TV devices, although, to my knowledge, the app was never activated. Well, it turns out that the 188.8.131.52 software version on the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 no longer contains the NIMH system app. The Fire TV Stick 2 still has the separate code that disables FireStarter and Fired TV Launcher, but the newer NIMH blocking utility has been removed.
So I imagined they just named it something less noticeable?
I’m wondering if Amazon rushed a build of the OS for the Stick2’s launch, could partially explain the lack of screen calibration as well and possibly them using the new UI in marketing.
It hasn’t just been renamed. There are 5 new system apps in 184.108.40.206 that are not present in 220.127.116.11. None of them are the old NIMH app or have anything to do with blocking.
So what does that mean actually
Not much really. In the last 18.104.22.168 software update, a dorment app was added that appeard to have the ability to disable specific 3rd-party apps. It was never used for anything and now it has been removed from the 22.214.171.124 software on the newer Stick.
Sideload app friendlier?
Get to the point…can it run Kodi or not, and is installation essentially the same as previously?
Yea it can run kodi, got it on two atm.
I have just installed Jodi on to my new firestick but was recommended IPVanish. Without the utilities option being available, would you know how I go about doing this?
Scrolling through the posts from the last 24 hours would probably be a good idea if you’re looking to learn more about the Fire TV Stick 2.
Looks like Amazon are backing down from blocking Kodi etc.