Fire TV 2 Rooting, Recovery, and ROM Guide: Unrootable

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The Fire TV 2 running software versions or newer cannot be rooted.

There is a hardware rooting method for advanced users that involves disassembling the device and soldering a board to the Fire TV’s memory in order to root by writing to the device’s eMMC chip directly. I do not have a guide for this method because it is a delicate procedure and not recommended for most users. Most users wishing to root should block updates and wait for a new rooting method to be discovered. Staying on older software versions increases the possibility for your Fire TV to be rootable in the future. There is no way to know if or when your Fire TV will be rootable.

The good news is you do not need to be rooted to sideload apps like Kodi. Sideloading does NOT require rooting.

  1. Ronnie Gray says:

    How do you take control of Amazon downloading updates

  2. aftvnews says:

    hey,, my point in the previous post that you deleted, is that Ronnie Gray is asking a question that you give instructions for in just a couple of lines above. So, he clearly doesn’t read a thing. You are saying, in this page, “Most users wishing to root should block updates and wait for a new rooting method to be discovered”. The word “block” is in red, followed by “updates”. So, clearly, rooting is not for Ronnie Gray. He is better off with Nvidia Shield, which doesn’t need root.

    Don’t be so hard on my posts, man.

  3. Swayd says:

    is it passable to make amazon fire tv 2 support extrnal hdd (ntfs) without root

  4. Miguel Bain says:

    Hi guys,
    i wanna change the MAC-Adress on my AFTV (Software
    I read everywhere, that i have to root my AFTV. Is there any other possibilities to change the MAC Adress on my AFTV.

  5. Ruben says:

    What the hell! All you root developer are lazy are hell! they need to start developing a root for the new firmware already! All of my OBB file are hogging up on my Internal Storage!

  6. mike j perkowski says:

    I passed out and updated my firetv from to before I could root it. Im acrewed aint I.

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