Rbox has released a pre-rooted version of the latest Fire TV 2 software update. You can get pre-rooted 126.96.36.199 here. You can install this new ROM regardles of what version is currently on your Fire TV 2. Be sure to also grab this MD5 file and include it with the ROM to ensure the ROM is not corrupted before flashing. A pre-rooted 188.8.131.52 ROM for the 1st-gen Fire TV, as well as a finalized fix for the TWRP looping issues for the Fire TV 1, will be released at a later date.
Thank you Saba & Rbox! u guys rock.
What does this do?
It allows rooted FTV2 users to updated to a newer version of Fire OS while still retaining root/custom recovery.
Could you please write a guide on how to install this newest rooted rom on a non rooted fire tv 2 on 184.108.40.206?
there is a guide alreay out for this. If you rooted using A to A usb cable method TWWRP recovery is already on your device. If you used the kingroot method there is a guide on how to get TWRP recovery on your device. Once you have TWRP just put the downloaded firmware on your SD card and flash it normally
So how do people do it that already have 220.127.116.11 installed? I thought this site said that the A to A USB method is blocked. That leaves people with 18.104.22.168 stuck. Right?
OP asked about “non rooted” devices specifically.
Can I just root on 22.214.171.124. following this guide:
and then at step 34 use the newest 5.2.1. rom to install instead of the 5.0.5. pre rooted?
What exactly is step 34 with the “sloane” file doing to the device?
Thanks in advance!
Yeah, you can root on 126.96.36.199 and then jump straight to this new pre-rooted rom without having to install the previous updates.
The ‘sloane’ file is the pre-rooted rom. Sloane is just the code word for Amazon’s firmware
You need to root your device before you can install this pre-rooted rom. So learn how to root first before you think about flashing this
You have to be rooted to use the rom
Still no love for the Fire TV1 with 188.8.131.52, right?
No, I meant the rooting part on a Fire TV 1 running 184.108.40.206.
You’re right, no love yet. Only hope is KingOroot works somehow.
Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying that :)
If I’m not concerned with updated Alexa/voice commands or 4K support, I could just stay on 220.127.116.11, right?
Did i miss something? Does this update add 4k support to the first gen fire tv boxes? My understanding is that that capability is due to the hardware inside the second gen fire tv boxes, because as far as i know the sticks on OS 5 dont do any 4k output.
still no Firetv 1 pre rooted rom. I guess I will just go back to stock or check how much they a rooted firetv 1 is going for on ebay
there is a prerooted rom for FTV!
How to do with fire stick Gen 1 ?
I installed this pre-rooted 18.104.22.168 last night using the non PC way. Fire TV 2 was previously
rooted with Kingroot. I didn’t wipe after installing. Now I have lost root and of course the already installed Kingroot won’t root it now
Any thoughts that preferably does not involve a complete wipe?
Will this work for the Amazon Fire TV stick?
Seem to have lost USB connectivity with keyboards/mice with this update. I assume this is amazons doing and not the custom rom? lol..
Hm.. just to make sure i understand it..
Am i able to root & install recovery to a non-rooted FireTV 2 with original 22.214.171.124 Firmware or not?
Quote: “You can install this new ROM regardles of what version is currently on your Fire TV 2. ”
Aksing because in the original thread for FireTV recovery installer it says “This only works if you are on a software version BEFORE 126.96.36.199!”
thats something i would like to know aswell , im having old 1st gen FTV with 188.8.131.52 non-rooted with kodi 16.1 ,
i bought FTV 2nd gen and it’s not unboxed yet , im not sure which version is on the bought 2nd gen at first, im able to cut-down ISP connection , so i need some masterplan what works and what doesnt work.
so overall again the question : if having FTV 2nd gen and this is e.g. latest 184.108.40.206 , are we (azido , me and many others) are able to put the pre-root 220.127.116.11 on it ?
perhaps someone could clearify this
Install this prerooted 18.104.22.168 on aftv 2nd gen. PlayStation vue says not supported on the device. My other aftv2 non-rooted and on 22.214.171.124 works as expected. I am guessing the problem is because the device name is changed to block updates on the prerooted ROM. Any advice on how to deal with this? I need to be able to use PlayStation vue.
I have blocked updates using opendns and it works great.
Nevermind, found several threads on google search …. facepalm!