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.
For an amazing streaming experience, make sure you follow everything step-by-step as shown in this guide.
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.
Disclaimer: We do not encourage or promote streaming copyrighted content. Please be a good just of your actions.
What is a FireStick Jailbreak?
Jailbreak is a simple process of unlocking your FireStick and allowing yourself access to the bottomless pool of content on the internet.
When you jailbreak your FireStick, you get past the restrictions placed on your device when you first purchased it.
The FireStick jailbreak involves the installation of third-party applications and services that are not included in the Amazon App Store.
You can think of jailbreaking process as bringing down the wall that stands between you and unlimited entertainment. It is a way to hack Firestick but without causing the device any harm at all.
FireStick jailbreak is meant for every user who wants to enjoy unrestricted streaming and without any boundaries.
And, thankfully, it is such an easy process, anyone without any technical knowledge can do it.
Why do you jailbreak a FireStick?
The answer to this question is rather simple. You jailbreak your FireStick to enjoy unlimited/free streaming without having to burn a hole in your pocket.
Jailbreaking brings all the online streaming content within your easy reach. It unlocks the true potential of your FireStick device.
Whether you like to watch Movies, TV Shows, Live TV, Sports, or just about anything, jailbreaking makes it possible for you. With a jailbroken FireStick, you have instant access to whatever you want to watch.
You want to jailbreak your Amazon Fire Stick because that makes you a cord-cutter in the true sense.
Is it Safe & Legal to jailbreak a FireStick?
Let me set your mind at ease.
Jailbreaking FireStick is both SAFE and LEGAL as long as you are not streaming any copyrighted content.
It is safe because it does not involve making any changes to the system files of the operating system of your device. It is not like hacking an Android mobile or jailbreaking iOS.
You do not need the root access of your FireStick operating system for jailbreaking. You are not manipulating any core level files. All these things require a certain level of technical expertise. However, as I said, jailbreaking FireStick does not require any technical knowledge. I am a layperson and I could do the jailbreaking within minutes.
When you do the FireStick jailbreak, all you do is get some certain third-party apps, which we have talked about later in this guide. These apps are not available on the official app store of Amazon. You do not have to program FireStick in any other way.
As for the legality, jailbreaking is 100% legal. You own the device and you are free to do whatever you like with it. You are simply downloading some apps, which are already used by millions. It does not even void the warranty of your device. In fact, Amazon itself allows you to sideload such apps.
However, there is a word of caution for you. Jailbreaking in itself is legal. But, you are installing third-party apps that give you access to unrestricted content. These are not your regular apps from the Amazon App Store. Do not overstep the legal boundaries by streaming copyrighted content. We encourage you to be a good judge of your actions and stream the content available in the public domain.
Also, to safeguard your privacy, always use a VPN.
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 fully loaded Firesticks for sale on the internet. Such streaming 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.
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. Power on your Amazon Fire TV Stick and wait for this home screen to load up
2. Highlight the menu bar on the top and navigate to Settings option on the far right
3. Now, choose the option My Fire TV
4. On the following window, open the item Developer Options
5. First, switch ON the option ADB Debugging
6. Next, switch ON the option Apps from Unknown Sources
This gives you permission to download apps from outside the Amazon App Store.
7. You must now see this prompt with a message
Go ahead and choose Turn On in order to continue
8. Press the back button on the Amazon Fire TV remote
It will take you back to the Settings window.
9. Open Privacy Settings
10. Turn OFF the following options to stop sharing the usage data after you jailbreak Fire Stick in the Privacy Settings
- Device Usage Data
- Collect App Usage Data
11. Press the back button one time. You should now be back to the Preferences window
Click Data Monitoring
12. Now, turn OFF Data Monitoring on the next screen
Step 2: Install APK Downloader on FireStick
Jailbreaking is all about installing the third-party APKs on FireStick device for free streaming. The Amazon App Store does not have these apps. To install third-party streaming apps, you need a facilitating application. That’s because Amazon Fire TV Stick does not support direct download through the browser (like you do it on your Android mobile).
The app from which we will install all our jailbreak apps is Downloader.
Note: We are not using ES File Explorer anymore as it has gone premium and charges $9.99 per month
So, here is what we are going to do in this section: Install Downloader app from Amazon App Store
Let’s get on with it now.
1. Go to the home screen of your Amazon Fire TV Stick again
2. Select the Search option available in the top-left corner of your Fire TV (it is the lens icon you need to choose)
3. On this Search window, type the name of the app Downloader
Click Downloader in the search suggestions displayed on the Amazon FireStick window
4. Click the Downloader icon on the next screen
5. Choose Download (or Get) on the window that appears next
6. Wait for the Downloader app to download and then install
Click Open to launch the Downloader app
7. Dismiss any prompts that are displayed when you use the Downloader app for the first time
You will start by clicking the section of the app highlighted in the image below (where it says http://)
Step 3: Jailbreak Firestick
Now, we will start installing different streaming apps starting with Kodi 18. If you are not aware, Kodi is a media application that gives you access to the huge world of free entertainment. It lets you watch your favorite Movies, TV 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 Fire Stick with Kodi using the Downloader app that you just downloaded from the Amazon App 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. Now we need to install Kodi. Select Install and click it.
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 18 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.
Now that your Firestick is using a secured connection, it is time to start using your jailbroken FireStick / Fire TV Cube / Firestick 4K.
Even though you have installed Kodi, the FireStick jailbreak process is yet not complete. Installing Kodi media player is just the start. We now need to find out how to use Kodi to stream free Movies, Shows, Live TV, etc.
What you need to do now is install Kodi Add-ons or Builds.
How to Jailbreak Fire Stick (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://jailbreak-firestick.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 amazing APKs you can install and start watching your favorite content in no time.
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.
In this section of the guide, we will install the various apps on Amazon Fire TV. With these apps, you will gain access to unlimited Movies, Shows, Live TV, and Sports for free streaming. These apps have been carefully chosen for FireStick users like you and me.
These apps do not require any registration, sign up, or email address.
Here are the apps we have handpicked for you:
Movies & TV Shows
- Cinema APK
- Typhoon APK
Live TV + Sports
Remember that none of the above-mentioned apps are available on the Amazon app store. Hence, you will need to enable Apps from Unknown Sources for all these apps by going to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options.
Recommended Service for Smooth Streaming
We are talking about how to jailbreak FireStick. However, the discussion would hardly be complete until this particular service is mentioned.
Real Debrid is a premium link generator. And, it is the most popular premium link generator as I write this guide. It works with many Fire TV and FireStick apps including Kodi.
With Real Debrid signed in, you can enhance your streaming experience dramatically on Amazon FireStick.
While the FireStick jailbreak apps we are recommending here work great, they offer a much more amazing experience when paired with the Real Debrid service.
I have been a user of this service since I don’t even remember. Therefore, I strongly recommend it to my readers.
You can get this service from its official website.
How to get a new App Store for FireStick
Now that you have jailbroken your FireStick, you are all set to start streaming. But, do you know you can still do a lot more with it?
Your FireStick has the official Amazon App Store for hundreds of apps. However, Amazon Store omits a lot of cool apps that can make your FireStick experience so much more amazing.
Thankfully, you can install a third-party app store called Aptoide TV on your Fire Stick device. Aptoide TV features a whole host of incredible apps you will not find on Amazon App Store.
Aptoide TV is a well-thought-out and professionally designed app store that lets you quickly find and install a variety of third-party apps including streaming apps and maintenance & utility apps.
I am providing quick steps to install Aptoide on your FireStick/Fire Stick 4K.
1. Open Downloader app
2. Enter the following link: https://jailbreak-firestick.com/store
3. Choose Open when the app has installed
4. This is the home screen of the Aptoide TV on Fire Stick. You can start looking up for the apps you want to install
Bonus Tip – Get an IPTV for FireStick
While your jailbroken FireStick/Fire Stick 4K gives you access to many free options to stream Live TV, there are some cost-effective, premium IPTV services you can use for a better streaming experience.
The premium IPTV services are more reliable than their free counterparts. However, as compared to the regular cable-TV subscription, they only cost a fraction.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to Jailbreak a Firestick?
Jailbreaking is a completely FREE process. While jailbreaking a Firestick, 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 streaming 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.
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 streaming 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 operating system and gaining access to the root files. What you did here is simply installed a few apps 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.
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 Fire Stick?
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, now you know how to jailbreak a FireStick and how do FireSticks work after they are jailbroken. The jailbreak process involves the installation of 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 FireStick apps, Kodi Builds, and Kodi Addons.
I jailbreak Amazon FireStick every time I buy a new one. I have been using this jailbreak for several months without any hiccups or hassles and 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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