How to Jailbreak Firestick: Step by Step Guide
1. Steps to Jailbreak FireStick devices
2. Our Top 3 Jailbreak FireStick VPN Recommendations
In this article, we will show you how to jailbreak FireStick devices. This tutorial will work on all FireStick models.
Let’s start with what firestick jailbreaking is. Jailbreaking is the process of removing the restrictions imposed by Amazon to download unauthorized software. The term jailbreaking originated from Apple software as back in the day jailbreaking was the installation of new firmware on Apple software.
However, when talking about jailbreaking an Amazon FireStick, No firmware installation is required; it only involves altering a few settings and downloading a few programs that are usually restricted on Amazon FireStick. Hence there is no risk of damaging your device software. In the event you want to revert the changes made, you can go through the steps in reverse.
Once you’re done with the jailbreaking, you’ll get access to much more content, including movies, TV shows, and live channels.
Jailbreak is a safe and legal process, so long that you don’t stream copyrighted content. We don't encourage any acts of illegal streaming.
Step 1: Privacy settings alteration
Step 2: Sideloading
Step 3: Downloading the Downloader app
Step 4: Enjoy your time
Let's start with this step-by-step guide on jailbreak firestick steps:
Go to the settings tab, open the preferences tab from the settings menu, and turn off Device Usage Data, Collection App Usage Data, and Interest-based Ads. This process is important as it prevents Amazon from having access to the information on what you’re streaming.
Next, go back to the privacy setting menu, choose the data monitoring tab, and turn off Data Monitoring.
At this point, you should be set in terms of privacy. However, for extra safety and protection of your data, we recommend using a VPN provider on your firestick.
Our top recommendations include ExpressVPN and NordVPN, as these two are the fastest and would be the least to hinder your streaming experience. See our top three recommendation lists with descriptions.
Go to My Fire TV, and choose developer options.
Turn on the Apps from unknown sources. In some devices, you will have to turn on ADB debugging from the exact location.
By turning on apps from unknown sources, you can now download apps outside of the Amazon app store. This is also known as (sideloading).
The downloader app is what allows you to download applications outside of the Amazon app store by inserting a URL from which you can download apps.
To download the downloader app, you can either search for it manually from the home screen.
Download the app and open it.
Proceed to allow the downloader app to get access to your photos and media on your device.
In the URL box, write the following link to download the Kodi
Or alternatively, you can use: "troypoint.com/app" to download aptoideTV
and then proceed to download Kodi. The only advantage here is that the AptiodTV allows you to download many other great apps that aren’t available normally on the amazon app store.
Open Kodi and enjoy your time with free movies and TV shows.
Using a VPN can provide you with extra protection, which would potentially save you from fines in the event you open a copyrighted material by mistake. A VPN is a great method to stay anonymous online, including when you're streaming.
Our top VPN recommendations include:
ExpressVPN is our top recommendation in this How to jailbreak Firestick devices guide; it provides it all. It is based in the British Virgin Islands (not a 5/9/14-Eyes Alliance member) with a strict no-logs policy. It has over 3000 servers spread over 160 locations in 94 countries.
ExpressVPN has a high encryption level (AES 256-bit military-grade encryption) and has a kill switch. Furthermore, some countries like China use a firewall (The Great Firewall of China) to prevent locals from using a VPN. ExpressVPN is one of the few that can bypass this geo-censorship. ExpressVPN provides RAM-based servers.
ExpressVPN is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, VPN out there. This makes it very suitable for streaming. Its price is on the higher end of the VPN price spectrum.
NordVPN is a favorite for so many people. It is based in Panama (Not a 5/9/14-Eyes Alliance) with a strict no-logs policy. It has over 5400 servers spread over 59 countries worldwide. It provides dedicated P2P servers to better facilitate torrenting download safely with high speed, making it very usable for torrenting. In addition, NordVPN provides RAM-based servers.
NordVPN provides a high-end encryption level (AES 256-bit military-grade encryption) and has “obfuscated” servers for geo-censorship countries like China to bypass The Great Firewall of China. Pricewise NordVPN is relatively lower than ExpressVPN, giving it an edge in this section.
CyberGhost is based in Romania (not a 5/9/14-Eyes Alliance member), provides a no-logs policy, has over 6000 servers spread over 90 countries which is more than both of the previously mentioned competitors, and provides 256-bit encryption. However, In the speed department, it falls short in comparison to the previous two earning it third place.
In terms of obfuscation, CyberGhost doesn’t work as well, rendering it less useful in high geo-censorship regions. Pricewise CyberGhost is more cost-efficient.