How to Jailbreak FireStick 2021

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 2021 jailbreak method demonstrated here also works on FireStick 4K, Fire TV, new FireStick Lite, 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 judge of your actions.

What is a FireStick Jailbreak?

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 judge 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 the 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.

Yes!

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. At FireStickTricks.com 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 (more about it later).

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, Fire TV Cube, and Firestick Lite. I will also show you how to use Jailbroken FireStick in the later section of this guide. Stay tuned.

Step 1: 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

Note: If you still have an old Fire TV OS, your home screen will appear a little different

how to jailbreak a firestick

2. Select Find in the middle bar followed by Search

Note: For older FireStick OS, select the Search option available in the top-left corner of your Fire TV (it is the lens icon you need to choose)

jailbreaking firestick

3. On this Search window, type the name of the app Downloader

Click Downloader in the search suggestions displayed on the Amazon FireStick window

jailbreak amazon fire tv

4. Click the Downloader icon on the next screen

how to hack amazon fire stick

5. Choose Download (or Get) on the window that appears next

click download

6. Wait for the Downloader app to download and then install

Click Open to launch the Downloader app

jailbreak firestick

7. Dismiss any prompts that are displayed when you use the Downloader app for the first time

Later, you will start by clicking the section of the app highlighted in the image below (where it says http://). However, before that, we need to take care of something else. So, jump to the next section.

jailbreak firestick with downloader app

Step 2: 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

Note: The following is the image from the updated FireStick OS. If you have the older version, it will look a little different

how to jailbreak a firestick

2. Select the gear icon or cog icon in the middle bar (on the far right) to open Settings

Note: On the older FireStick OS, highlight the menu bar on the top and navigate to the Settings option on the far right

jailbreak firestick

3. Now, choose the option My Fire TV

my fire tv settings

4. On the following window, open the item Developer Options

click developer options

5. First, switch ON the option ADB Debugging

turn on adb debugging

6. Next, click Install unknown apps

This gives you permission to download apps from outside the Amazon App Store.

Note: On the older Fire TV OS, click Apps from Unknown Sources and turn it ON

amazon firestick jailbroken

7. Click Downloader and turn it ON

fire tv jailbreak

8. Press the back button on the Amazon Fire TV remote

It will take you back to the Settings window.

Open Preferences

open firestick preferences

9. Open Privacy Settings

steps to jailbreak firestick

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

modify privacy settings

11. Press the back button one time. You should now be back to the Preferences window

Click Data Monitoring

data monitoring

12. Now, turn OFF Data Monitoring on the next screen

turn off data monitoring

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://

how to jailbreak firestick with downloader

2. When this window is displayed, enter the following URL
https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk

Click GO

download jailbreak apk for firestick

3. Wait for the Downloader app to download the Kodi 18 Leia APK

downloading kodi apk on fire tv stick

4. Now we need to install Kodi. Select Install and click it.

installing kodi apk to jailbreak fire tv stick

5. Wait for the Kodi APK to install

installing kodi with downloader

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.

how to jailbreak firestick with downloader

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.

this is what a jailbroken firestick 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 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

install expressvpn on jailbroken firestick

Step 3: Click “Download” to install the ExpressVPN app for Fire TV / Stick.

get vpn jailbroken firestick

Step 4: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click “Sign in”

login expressvpn on firestick

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.

connect expressvpn on fire stick

Now that your Firestick is using a secured connection, it is time to start using your jailbroken FireStick / Fire TV Cube / Firestick 4K.

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