These days, almost all the services worth their salt are too expensive to enjoy without regrets. People use computers, smart TVs, projectors and even media streaming devices to enhance their entertainment experience. So, if there is any way to save some cash, people go for it.
One of the most common techniques to save some money in entertainment is to use third party applications to access content. If you are using an Amazon Fire Stick, you will have to jailbreak the device in order to use any application that is not a part of the Fire App Store.
In essence, jailbreaking a device means removing the device restrictions from using third party and unreliable application on the device. However, it doesn’t only restrict you from using third party application, but also safeguards your device from any threats applications from unknown sources may pose to your device and person.
Setup for jailbreaking
To jailbreak your device, you first need to set it up for it. What you need to do is activate your device and connect it to a working internet connection. You need to go to the settings, enable ADB debugging, allow applications from unknown sources and prevent your device from collecting data by turning off ‘collect app usage data’ from settings.
- Open Fire Stick
- Go to Settings
- Open Device
- Select Developer Options
- Enable ADB debugging
- Then turn ON Apps from Unknown Sources
- Go back to Settings
- Select Applications
- Turn OFF the Collect App Usage Data
Install ES File Explorer
Next up, you need to install a File Explorer application on your device in order to view the third party application you download. The File Explorer applications are absolutely free and can be downloaded from the Fire Stick App Store. Simply,
- Go to the Amazon App Store
- Search ES File Explorer
- Open ES File Explorer
- Click download to install the application
- Once installed, launch the application
Now that you have installed the File Explorer, you can download the third party application using a web browser. If you don’t have a web browser installed on your device already, you can download one from the Fire App Store. Now to finish Jailbreaking Fire Stick, you need to install Kodi and voila, you are done. Follow the instructions below.
- Go to File Explorer Menu
- Locate and select Tools
- Select Download Manager
- Select +New
- A box asking for Path and Name will appear
- In the path box, enter https://www.firesticktricks.com/kapk
- For name, enter Kodi Krypton
- Click OK
- Click ‘Download Now’
- Kodi APK file will start downloading
- Open file, once it is downloaded
- Then click “Install”
You have successfully jailbroken your Amazon Fire Stick. Simply click “Open” on your Kodi application and you will see the Kodi home screen. Please note that the application might take some time setting up and launching the first time.
You can now use your jailbroken Amazon Fire Stick as you like, in case you don’t know how to use your jailbroken Fire Stick, you can read the Kodi guide to learn using the Jailbroken Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick.