Today marks the release of the Amazon Fire TV in the United Kingdom, joining the US and Germany as the third country where the device is now available. Along with the launch is the release of a new software version, 188.8.131.52_user_514006420, that we haven’t seen before. UK Fire TVs are arriving with at least version 184.108.40.206_user_513011520, as indicated by the presence of a language selection screen during initial setup. Like the German Fire TVs, these units are forcing an unskippable (and unblockable) software update during the initial setup process. This forced update is the aforementioned new 220.127.116.11_user_514006420 version. This means that, like German Fire TVs, the UK Fire TVs cannot currently be rooted.
If history repeats itself, expect all Fire TVs to soon receive this new update. I’ll be sure to cover any changes this new update brings.