BusyBox is a collection of many common UNIX utilities. I use one of those utilities, md5sum, in several of my guides to test the integrity of critical files before applying them to the Fire TV. Many Fire TV mods require the presence of BusyBox to function correctly, which is why I suggest installing BusyBox on any rooted Fire TV. BusyBox can only be installed on rooted devices. This guide will walk you through the steps of installing and setting up BusyBox, which needs to be redone anytime you install a ROM on your Fire TV.
- Download BusyBox by clicking “Generate Download Link” then clicking “Click here to download stericson.busybox now” on this page.
- Sideload the downloaded APK to your Fire TV.
- Launch BusyBox from the Fire TV’s Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications menu.
- Grant Superuser root permissions if prompted.
- Press the BACK button on your remote to close any info messages that appear.
- Wait for the smart installer to finish “Gathering Information…”
- Hold the remote’s DOWN button to scroll down the large list that appears until you reach the Install button. Then press the remote’s SELECT center button to install BusyBox.
- When the “installation of BusyBox was successful” message appears, press the remote’s BACK button to close the message and press the remote’s HOME button to exit BusyBox.
- You’re done. BusyBox is now installed on your Fire TV. Be aware that you will need to repeat this guide anytime you update your Fire TV’s software. That includes anytime you install a ROM. Updating your Fire TV software will uninstall BusyBox even though the APK remains on the device. You don’t have to re-sideload the APK, but you do have to launch BusyBox and repeat the installation procedure outlined in this guide.