Fire TV 2 Rooting, Recovery, and ROM Guide: MediaTek Software Method

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A software rooting method that affects devices with MediaTek processors has been discovered. This method has been verified to work on the Fire TV 2 running software version 5.2.6.8, so it should work on all older versions and likely newer versions. You can read about the method here.

7 comments
  1. el7145 says:

    It’s been verified to work on 5.2.6.9 as well

  2. david moxon says:

    I have a rooted fire tv 2nd gen running 5.2.4.1 and went to update with a new rom. I seem to have lost the TWRP boot screen and wondered if there is another way to flash the update, maybe via abd? It’s definitely still rooted, I did the recovery check and can acccess root / su via adb shell.
    Thanks for any help!

    • david moxon says:

      I found it was not showing the TWRP screen because I was passing the signal through an hdmi switcher. Plugged in directly to my av receiver and TWRP showed up. Just FYI for those that may have the same issue

  3. Dave says:

    I’m on 5.2.6.7 and want to unroot my ftv2. I enabled updates and did a factory wipe in TWRP, but still rooted. I tried reverting back to 5.0.4_r2, as per instructions, but it got stuck in a boot loop so I went back up to 5.2.6.7.
    The revert to stock instructions are 2-3 years old, I think they may be out of date.
    Any suggestions?

  4. Andy says:

    I’m on 5.2.7.3 on FTV2 and the temp root method isn’t working on it. Anyone else successful on rooting their FTV?

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