Pre-Rooted ROMs are now available for rooted Fire TV 1, Fire TV 2, Fire TV Stick 1 and Fire TV Stick 2

Anyone with a rooted Fire OS 5 device, including the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV boxes and the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV Sticks, can now update to software version Rbox is still at it after all these years and has just uploaded the newest images to flash. You can find them at the top of these XDA threads: Fire TV 1 (Bueller), Fire TV 2 (Sloane), Fire TV Stick 1 (Montoya), and Fire TV Stick 2 (Tank). If you have the means, please consider donating to Rbox to show your appreciation and to keep future updates coming.

Remember, your device has to already be rooted in order to install these pre-rooted images. These files will not help you root your device. They are simply already rooted versions of the stock software update, so people with rooted devices can update their device without losing root access.

Updating my Fire TV rooting guide and catching up on all the rooting/unlocking/flashing advancements that have been made during the last year is near the top of my todo list, so I hope to write some posts and guides related to that soon. Let me know in the comments if there is anything specific that you want me to cover.


  1. Nate says:

    Great update, Elias! I installed this for my Fire TV 2 and it worked flawlessly. Love being up to date again.

    Since you’re asking for anything specific we would like to see in your rooting guides, I did have a couple suggestions if you think they would be of any help to end users:

    1. Return to stock guide – While it is somewhat on the periphery of rooting, there are some users I have come across that seemingly don’t need root capabilities anymore and wish to return to stock for easier updates. Your old guide ( references rbox’s 5.0.4_r2 release, which still had the ability to boot to stock recovery. Starting with 5.0.5_r3, stock recovery gets disabled. Enabling updates once again does not return you back to stock it seems.

    2. There are those of us who used the old ADB commands to block updates:
    “pm disable”
    “pm hide”

    Even when flashing the newest pre-rooted ROM some system component APK files are not updated. As per one XDA post I disabled my OTA blocks using ADB and was able to update the system components via the GUI update in the user settings; then of course I quickly disabled updates via the same commands again. As we were using the latest OS, these updates seemingly only updated other system components. I am not sure if there is any other way to get the system component updates any other (easier) way, but might it be a good idea to let people know this is an option? I found after updating these system components operation of certain things did smooth out a great deal. Or perhaps I am mistaken on the functionality of this? Just a thought!

    Thanks again for the update!

  2. Rp says:

    Look at you. Back like you never left. Thanks for the update

  3. Hebert says:

    Hi Ellas.

    Glad you’re back.

    Believe it or not. I still have one 1st Gen Fire TV Cube sealed in the box.

    I wonder if there’s still hope for this sucker to be rooted?

    Or should I just give up hope and use it instead?

    Cheers from Brazil.

  4. JoeB says:

    Now we’re talking. I missed these updates. Still rocking my (Rooted) 1st Gen Fire TV currently way behind on updates. Will need a refresher on how to update it.

  5. ylsf says:

    Is there any way to see what was changed with this update? I am still on the one version prior to this one. I like when you updated the “changes” under the firetv updates page. I guess I will just keep the previous version unless someone suggests that the experience on the new version is better.

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