Amazon Fire TV’s eFuse Explained — Rooted devices not at risk of bricking

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Several tech blogs have caught wind of my coverage of the eFuse added in the latest Amazon Fire TV update and have wrongly interpreted it into sensational headlines like “Amazon Fire TV Firmware Update Bricks Rooted Devices“. In an effort to get ahead of any potential panic these articles may cause, let me set the record straight by saying that rooted Fire TVs are in no risk of being bricked by Amazon’s official updates. That said, read on for a detailed explanation of the newly discovered eFuse in the Fire TV and what it means to rooted and unrooted devices. Read more ›

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Top ways to brick your Fire TV

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For those fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the term, bricking means rendering your Fire TV unusable. When you root your Fire TV, you open yourself up to the possibility of making a change which disable the Fire TV. Here are the top ways to accidentally brick your Fire TV.  Read more ›

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