Custom Recovery and 5.0.4 Pre-Rooted ROM for Fire TV 2 released by rbox


As promised, rbox has released a custom recovery, based on TWRP, as well as a pre-rooted ROM of software version 5.0.4 for the Fire TV 2. Using these files, along with the recovery installer, Fire TV 2 owners running software version 5.0.4 or older will be able to root their device in a much easier and safer method than previously existed. I received early access to these files and method and can say installation is a breeze. We don’t know yet if software version 5.0.5 is rootable, so be sure you’ve blocked updates in the meantime and stay on version 5.0.4 or older. A 5.0.5 pre-rooted ROM will be released later once we acquire the download URL.

The instructions to use these files is laid out in rbox’s posts, but I’ll have my step-by-step guide out very soon if you prefer more detailed instructions. First generation Fire TV owners should not use these files on their device. Once we received the 5.0.5 software update URL, rbox will work on a new custom recovery, as well as a pre-rooted 5.0.5 ROM specifically for the 1st-gen Fire TV, so that those of you with rooted 1st-gen Fire TVs can update to 5.0.5 without losing root.

  1. Meeeee says:

    Thank you!!

  2. dr0idfreek says:

    AWESOME!! Cannot wait to test this out!!

  3. Ryan says:

    Will this ever be made for the fire stick?

    • AFTVnews says:

      THis can only be made on a device that has been rooted. The Fire TV Stick has unfortunately never been software rooted, so it can’t have custom recovery and pre-rooted roms.

  4. Dave says:

    Just to clarify something–I have a rooted first-gen FireTV using an rbox custom recovery and ROM. In order to preserve root and yet still use the Fire OS 5, I’d have to wait until rbox releases a pre-rooted ROM for OS 5 for the first-gen FireTV, right? I can’t use the one for FireTV 2?

  5. Snorkel says:

    I just got a 2nd gen remote off ebay and didn’t know it will only work on a 1st gen firetv if it has version 5 os … So hoping we get a rom soon so I can use that darn remote

  6. Droid says:

    How to revert to software version 5.0.4

  7. Ian says:

    Anybody successfully wiped the fire TV 2 and put Linux on it (pref Debian) ?

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