In this guide, you will learn how to jailbreak FireStick and install popular streaming apps for free movies, TV shows, Live TV, Sports and a lot more. This 2020’s jailbreak method demonstrated here also works on FireStick 4K, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube.
Amazon FireStick is an incredibly popular streaming device. This simple yet feature-rich device is a low-cost solution to convert any regular TV with HDMI compatibility into a smart TV. FireStick lets you stream content from a variety of online media and entertainment services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and several TV Networks.
That’s all wonderful. But, there is a major drawback. You must pay a subscription fee in order to watch content through these entertainment services. And, their subscriptions aren’t cheap; they can burn a big hole in your pocket.
This is why we jailbreak FireStick. Jailbreaking allows you to get third-party streaming apps that give you free access to all your favorite movies, shows, live TV channels, sports and more. And, yes! jailbreaking a FireStick is totally legal. You have bought the device, you own it and you can install whatever you like. However, if you stream pirated content on it, it would be illegal and hence your problem buddy!!!
Disclaimer: We do not encourage or promote streaming copyrighted content. Please be a good just of your actions.
How to Jailbreak FireStick
Although the Amazon Fire Stick jailbreak process isn’t exactly a cakewalk, it’s not some rocket science either. I have broken down the process in easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Just make sure you follow them exactly as provided and you will have a jailbroken FireStick within minutes.
You might have seen some Jailbroken FireSticks for sale on the internet. Such devices are usually sold $40-50 above the retail price. You really don’t need to spend those extra bucks, when you can do it all by yourself and like I said, “within minutes.” Moreover, I have seen people facing legal battles for selling jailbroken FireSticks.
Just closely follow the steps mentioned below and you’ll easily be able to jailbreak Amazon Fire Stick. I have successfully run these steps multiple times on 2nd Generation Firestick with Alexa Voice Remote, FireStick 4K, and Fire TV Cube. I will also show you how to use Jailbroken FireStick in the later section of this guide. Stay tuned.
Attention FireStick Users: Read before you continue
Governments and ISPs across the world monitor their users’ online activities. If found streaming copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick, you could get into serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend you to get a good FireStick VPN and hide your identity so that your movie viewing experience doesn’t take a bad turn.
I use ExpressVPN which is the fastest and most secure VPN in the industry. It is very easy to install on any device including Amazon Fire TV Stick. Also, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t like their service, you can always ask for a refund. ExpressVPN also has a special deal where you can get 3 months free and save 49% on annual plan.
Here are the reasons why you must use a VPN all the time.
Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick
Step 1: Setting Up the Fire Stick for Jailbreaking
First, you need to tweak a setting on Fire TV Stick / Cube to allow the jailbreak process to work. This native setting is all you need to tweak to get started. You are NOT infiltrating any system settings or manipulating any operating system core files. This jailbreak hack is simpler than most people think. You don’t even need a computer. All you need is your FireStick, its remote, and an internet connection.
1. Select Settings on the FireStick home-screen using your remote (the menu bar option on the far right on the top)
2. Now select and click My Fire TV (or Device on Fire TV Sticks with older software)
3. Open Developer Options on the next screen
4. Now simply enable or switch ON: Apps from Unknown Sources
5. Click Turn on when prompted
6. Now, press the back button on your remote once to go back to the FireStick Settings
Select and click Preferences
7. Click Privacy Settings
8. Turn OFF the following two options: Device Usage Data and Collect App Usage Data
9. Again, press the back button one time on the remote to go back to the Preferences option
Click Data Monitoring
10. Turn OFF Data Monitoring
This is all you need to do to prep your FireStick for the jailbreak process. Let’s move to the next part.
Step 2: Install Downloader on FireStick
Downloader is a very handy sideloading tool for Amazon Fire TV Stick and other Android devices. This app is free and you can download it within a minute from the Amazon App Store.
You will need Downloader to jailbreak FireStick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube and install different streaming apps on it. It is absolutely free and you can download it easily from the Amazon App Store.
1. Go to the FireStick home-screen and use your remote to select the Search option (lens icon) in the top-right corner of the display
2. Now search for Downloader using the on-screen keypad. Click Downloader when you see it in the search results
3. Click the Downloader on the next screen and Download on the screen that follows
4. Click Open to launch the Downloader app
Step 3: Jailbreak FireStick
Installing Kodi is the last step to jailbreaking Fire TV Stick. Kodi is a media application that gives you access to the huge world of free entertainment. It lets you watch your favorite Movies, Shows, TV Channels, Sports, content for Kids and a lot more. Yes, you can stream anything you want. All you need is the right Kodi Addons and Builds.
We will jailbreak FireStick with Kodi using the Downloader app that you just downloaded from the Amazon Store. Here are the steps:
1. Open Downloader. Click the URL textbox where it says http://
2. When this window is displayed, enter the following URL
3. Wait for the Downloader app to download the Kodi 18 Leia APK
4. Click Install when the file has downloaded
5. Wait for the Kodi APK to install
6. App Installed notification will confirm that Kodi has been installed on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Great! Your FireStick is now jailbroken.
Click Open to run Kodi. If you want to open Kodi later, click Done. You may open it later from the Your Apps & Channels list.
7. Kodi will take a minute to open if it is the first time. That’s normal. This is how the home-screen of Kodi looks like.
Wondering what to do next? Kodi is a clean slate for now with nothing to play. To learn how to use a jailbroken FireStick, keep reading.
How to Use Jailbroken FireStick
Now that you have jailbroken your Fire TV Stick, it is time you knew how to make the maximum out of your device.
However, before you start using your jailbroken Fire Stick, I would like to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi or other streaming apps is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, Sports) might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN helps you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is Kodi friendly and very easy-to-install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of the copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start using your jailbroken Fire Stick, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it freely for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV / Stick and go to the “Search” option on the extreme left. Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results
Step 3: Click “Download” to install the ExpressVPN app for Fire TV / Stick.
Step 4: Open the app and enter your login credentials which you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click “Sign in”
Step 5: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
Now that you are secured, it is time to start using Kodi on your FireStick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube.
As I have already said, Kodi doesn’t host any content of its own. You will need to source the content from outside. One way is to play the media saved on your local storage. However, that’s not where the real worth of Kodi lies. The biggest advantage of Kodi is that it opens the doors to the vast world of free content on the internet.
Our Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Kodi will help you get started in no time.
Video Add-ons for Kodi
The very first thing you need to start streaming content is a good video addon for Kodi. The addon is the plugin that lets Kodi connect to the media world on the internet and play your favorite content. Kodi cannot do it alone, without a suitable addon. There are literally hundreds of addons out there for Movies, Shows, Live TV/IPTV, Sports, Kids’ Content, and a lot more. Our comprehensive list of best Kodi addons covers the video add-ons in all these categories. Here are some of my personal recommendations:
Unlike the addons, you don’t necessarily need a Kodi build to start watching your favorite content. However, I recommend using builds as they dramatically enhance your overall Kodi experience. One of the biggest benefits of having a build is that it comes with multiple preinstalled addons. You do not need to install them separately. Most builds are preloaded with the popular and working addons. The builds also offer a graphical transformation to the Kodi interface. With the builds, Kodi usually becomes more user-friendly and easier to interact with. Our list of Best Kodi Builds introduces you to the most useful and trending builds. Here are my recommendations:
How to Jailbreak a FireStick (YouTube Video)
How to Jailbreak FireStick (ES File Explorer method)
You don’t need to follow this if you have already jailbroken your Firestick with the above-given method. If the Downloader app is not available in your region, you can use ES File Explorer to jailbreak FireStick. Please note that sideloading is no longer available for free with ES File Explorer. You need a paid subscription that costs $9.99 every month. The app also offers a free 7-day trial.
Follow the steps below to jailbreak your Firestick:
- Go to Settings > My Fire TV
- Open Developer Options
- Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources
- Go back to the Settings page
- Open Preferences > Privacy Settings
- Disable Device Usage Data
- Disable Collect App Usage Data
- Go to the home screen of your Fire Stick
- Select the Search tool in the top-left corner
- Type ES File Explorer using Remote of your FireStick/ Fire TV/ Fire TV Cube
- Click ES File Explorer when shows up in the search results
- Click Download
- Wait while ES File Explorer is downloaded and installed
- Click Open to run ES File Explorer app
- On the right part of the ES File Explorer, select and click the icon Downloader
- Click +New at the bottom
- Enter the URL https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk in the Path field. Enter a name in the Name field
- Click Download Now
- When the Kodi APK file has downloaded, click Open file
- Click Install on the next prompt
- Scroll down to the bottom right of the next window and click Install again
- You will see the App installed notification soon. Great! You have a jailbroken Firestick now
Best Jailbreak Apps for FireStick
Kodi is one great way to jailbreak FireStick. But it is not the only way. There are some FireStick jailbreak apps you can install and start watching your favorite content in no time. Whether you like to stream TV Shows, Flicks, Live TV Channels, Sports, Kids, these apps have it all covered.
Disclaimer: I can’t vouch for the legal status of these apps. Users must NOT use any mentioned apps for accessing copyrighted streams. I recommend watching only free content that is available in the Public domain and is free from any copyrights.
I will now introduce you to some of the best jailbreak apps.
Note: To install and use these jailbreak apps, you must set up your FireStick / Fire TV / Fire TV Cube as you did for Kodi. Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options and enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Cinema HD APK
Cinema HD APK is one of the best apps to watch on-demand movies and TV shows on FireStick. This Android app is designed to be completely compatible with Amazon Fire TV remote. It has a huge database of content, which is regularly updated. You will find the new content within minutes after its release.
Formerly known as HDMovies, Cinema APK gives you plenty of playback options. It uses high-quality scrapers to fetch the best working streams from the internet. You can play the videos in up to 1080 HD resolution. With Real-Debrid integration, the app scrapes even superior quality streams. You can also sign in to your Trakt account within Cinema APK to sync your watchlist, history, etc.
How to install Cinema HD APK on Fire Stick
Mobdro is one of the most preferred apps to watch Live TV on FireStick for free. The app has a comprehensive library of TV channels in various categories including News, Shows, Movies, Sports, Music, Gaming, Animals, Tech, Spiritual and more. There are more than 300 channels from the US, UK, Canada, and other countries to choose from.
The app offers a simple user interface allowing you to easily browse the channels. Mobdro is a lightweight app that works almost flawlessly on FireStick / Fire TV / Cube. Mobdro is safe and does not require any signup or registration. It lets you get started immediately. I recommend Mobdro as a must-have app to those who want to watch Live TV channels.
How to install Mobdro on Amazon Fire Stick
Redbox TV is primarily a Live TV/IPTV app for Fire TV Stick. However, after having used several apps, I realized that it has the biggest collection of working Sports channels. Therefore, I personally consider Redbox TV as the best option to watch Live Sports.
The Sports section of this app features more than 120 channels. A lot of them are from the USA. You will also find plenty of international sports channels from the UK, Canada, Asia and more.
Whether you want to watch Soccer, American Football, WWE, F1, Basketball, Basketball, Golf, Cricket, Redbox TV has sports channels for you. All you need to do is install the app, go to this Sports section and pick your favorite sports channel.
How to install Redbox TV on Fire TV / Stick
Paid jailbreak apps worth considering
When you jailbreak FireStick, you gain access to tons of free content. However, there are some really awesome paid apps and services that can truly transform your streaming experience for better. Here is a couple of them:
Sportz TV IPTV
It is one of the best FireStick jailbreak apps to watch Live TV at this moment. Sportz TV offers a cost-effective way to stream satellite channels. Starting at $9.95, it gives you access to thousands of cable TV channels from around the world. In addition, it also features a wide array of on-demand content.
Sportz TV works great on all Fire TV devices. It has a user-friendly interface, which is also one hundred percent remote compatible. This IPTV service also offers dedicated customer support via Telegram.
If you are looking for an incredible IPTV experience along with on-demand movies and shows, Sportz TV is a great option to have.
How to install Sportz TV on FireStick
Real Debrid isn’t really an app but a support-service that dramatically enhances your streaming experience. It is a premium hoster that gives you access to tons of premium quality streaming links. You can pair it with various Kodi Addons and many FireStick apps to avoid buffering.
When Real Debrid is integrated with addons or apps, you see additional streaming links. These links are usually in Full HD (1080p) and sometimes even UHD (4K). Real Debrid often offers better and buffering free streaming experience than the free links. And, it costs only 4 EUR (approximately 4.50 USD) per month.
I believe that it is a must-have service for your jailbroken FireStick.
How to install and use Real Debrid
Let me introduce you to some apps that will change the way you use your FireStick:
It is a utility app that lets you use mouse pointer on FireStick. The wonderful thing about this app is that it does not require any additional hardware like a mouse or a touchpad. You can use the mouse pointer with your existing Amazon Fire TV remote.
A lot of FireStick apps are designed to offer compatibility with the remote. However, there are still some apps that are meant for touch devices and cannot be navigated or used with the remote. With the Mouse Toggle app, you can use such apps on FireStick. The Mouse Toggle pointer will reach those sections of the app which the remote cannot.
How to install and use Mouse Toggle on FireStick
This is one of the most widely used and the most reliable third-party app store for FireStick. You have Amazon Store for hundreds of apps. However, there are so many great applications you would want on your Fire TV Stick, which are not available on the Amazon Store. That’s when we use the Aptoide app store.
Aptoide hosts a huge collection of third-party apps. You can get these apps in just a few clicks. This app store has a professional and intuitive design. It is not just easy to install but also easy to use.
How to install and use Aptoide on FireStick
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the FireStick jailbreak process.
How much does it cost to Jailbreak a Firestick?
Jailbreaking is a completely free process. While jailbreaking, you sideload certain apps that give you access to unlimited movies, shows, live TV, etc. at no cost.
What does it mean to jailbreak a FireStick?
Jailbreaking FireStick simply means installing certain third-party apps onto your device, as if it’s just another day. Jailbreaking does not require any system-level changes. It also does not require any special technical knowledge. Just the basic understanding of how to sideload apps on FireStick is enough.
Can you get in Trouble for Jailbreaking a FireStick?
Jailbroken FireStick gives you unrestricted access to the free content. However, you need to tread carefully. You may unknowingly end up streaming copyrighted content and get into legal troubles. At FireStickTricks.com, we always advise our users to stream the content in the public domain and be a good judge of their actions. At the same time, we also advocate your right to privacy. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you always use a VPN with your jailbroken device.
What Can you Watch on a Jailbroken FireStick?
You can watch almost anything you want with your jailbroken FireStick. Once you jailbreak FireStick, you remove all the restrictions and you get access to Movies, Shows, Live TV, Sports, Documentaries, and a whole lot more.
What does a Jailbroken FireStick Do?
The jailbroken FireStick gives you access to the endless pool of media (including movies, shows, live Tv, and a lot more) available on the internet. By jailbreaking your device, you end the limitations imposed by the manufacturer. After jailbreaking, you can install third-party apps like Kodi, Cinema HD, etc. Jailbroken FireStick helps you save money.
Is it safe to jailbreak FireStick?
Technically speaking, what I demonstrated in this guide is not truly a jailbreak. The real jailbreaking process requires tweaking an OS and gaining access to the root files. What you did here is simply installed a trusted, safe and legal third-party app called Kodi onto your FireStick. This means, our jailbreak process is 100% risk-free.
Do I lose the warranty on Amazon FireStick when I Jailbreak it?
You do not lose or void FireStick warranty as all you are doing is installing an app and not making any changes to the device software or hardware.
What channels are on a Jailbroken FireStick?
Any channel you want. After jailbreaking FireStick, you will have access to tons of third-party apps and channels. However, you can also continue using the official channels available via the Amazon Store. You may want to explore our list of best FireStick channels.
Does jailbreaking slow down my Amazon FireStick?
Ideally, it does not. Kodi is a lightweight application and it does not have any significant or noticeable impact on the performance of FireStick. However, Fire TV Stick storage is limited and if a lot of space has already been taken up, you may experience performance issues. It would be a good idea to clear FireStick storage of all the clutter and unnecessary files. For instance, if you have installed any third-party apps on FireStick, make sure you delete the APK files to clear up space.
How to Jailbreak FireStick 4K?
All the Fire TV line of devices – including FireStick 2nd Gen, Fire Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube – are essentially the same. Therefore, the jailbreaking method we have provided in this post works just as well for FireStick 4K as it does for any other Fire TV device. You don’t need to do anything differently. I have followed the same jailbreaking steps on all the Fire TV devices successfully. You can do the same. However, if you do get stuck with a unique problem, reach out to us via the comments section below. We will try to provide the best possible help.
How to jailbreak FireStick without the Amazon account?
You need an Amazon account to set up your FireStick the first time you use it. You can jailbreak FireStick only once you have set it up. Unfortunately, there is no way to set up the device without the Amazon account. Hence, there is no way to jailbreak the device without the Amazon Account.
Should I buy a fully loaded jailbroken FireStick?
I am highly against buying a pre-jailbroken device. It is best to buy the original FireStick and use it straight out of the box. Those who sell you the jailbroken FireStick / Fire TV / Cube may have tampered with your software or hardware in other ways too. Moreover, there are many known instances where sellers of jailbroken Firesticks are facing legal charges.
So, that is how you jailbreak FireStick with Kodi and gain access to unlimited free content for nonstop streaming. The jailbreak process is not only easy but also completely risk-free. All you need to do is install a popular and widely trusted third-party app Kodi or FireStick jailbreak apps. Once you have done that, you may want to elevate your entertainment experience to the next level. That you can do with the best Kodi builds, addons and FireStick apps.
I have been using this jailbreak for several months without any hiccups or hassles. I am confident it will work great for you too. But, should you run into any trouble, feel free to drop us a comment below. I will do my best to take care of your issues.
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