Today is the last day that you’ll be able to buy the Amazon Fire TV 2 on sale for $84.99. The sale will end at midnight tonight. Also on sale is the Fire TV 2 Gaming Edition for $124.99 and the Fire TV 2 HD Antenna bundle for $94.99. Those prices will also go back up later tonight.
All Fire TV 2’s shipping from Amazon are still rootable, but that won’t be the case for long, so this may be your last opportunity to buy a rootable Fire TV 2 at a discounted price. If you purchase a Fire TV 2 with the intention to root it, be sure to follow my guide on completing the initial setup without updating so that you can use the easier KingRoot rooting method. Even if the device updates or arrives with software version 188.8.131.52, you can still root it using the USB cable method. Rooting is the only way to bypass the app blacklist, which is the best way to continue using FireStarter.