How to Jailbreak FireStick With Latest Tricks for 2024

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What To Know

  • Jailbreaking a FireStick involves installing the Downloader app, enabling ADB debugging, allowing apps from unknown sources, and then using the Downloader app to install Kodi. Once Kodi is installed, users can add various add-ons to stream content.
  • After setting up Kodi, users need to install add-ons to access content. The article gives an example of installing the Shadow add-on, which requires a Real-Debrid account for streaming movies and TV shows.

This guide will show you the easy steps to free your FireStick from its default limitations, discuss the Kodi app’s role in this liberation, and outline what you need to know about the risks involved.

Follow along for the insider tips you won’t find in the manual.


Before beginning the jailbreak process, it’s essential to understand the potential risks involved. 

Jailbreaking your Fire Stick may void your warranty, preventing you from receiving free or discounted repairs or replacements from Amazon. In certain cases, this process may even result in legal repercussions depending on what you choose to do with your jailbroken device. 

Jailbreaking can allow you to view new content, but this doesn’t come without certain security risks that could put your personal information or your device’s stability in danger. 

So, before jailbreaking your Fire Stick, carefully consider the potential threats of doing so and take any precautionary measures to keep your information safe.

While this article does outline how to jailbreak a Fire Stick, we must clarify that we do not recommend doing so under any circumstances. 

Instead, I suggest using your devices’ official free and paid apps for all your free and paid content. 

Not only is this approach both legal and ethical, but it also supports your favorite content creators as they receive royalties from your views, which helps them continue making the videos you love.  

What Is the Kodi App?

Kodi is a third-party open-source app for all your free streaming needs. 

The interface of the Kodi app on the Fire TV

However, it’s crucial to understand that the Kodi app can not be downloaded from your Fire Stick’s native Amazon Appstore. 

So, to install the app on your device, you must sideload it via the Downloader app, which allows you to download certain apps on your Fire Stick that would otherwise be unavailable. 

Kodi is a great resource for streaming unpaid content, including movies, TV series, live TV, sports, and more! 

How to Jailbreak Fire Stick?

I won’t sugarcoat it, jailbreaking a Fire Stick is a complex process with many steps. While this process isn’t necessarily difficult, it is time-consuming and does require a certain level of precision. 

Luckily, I’ve divided this process into several easy-to-follow sections, so you can easily jailbreak your device as quickly as possible. 

Before following the steps below, I urge you to carefully consider the possible risks, as un-jailbreaking your Fire Stick is an equally tedious process.

Preparation Steps

Step 1: On your Fire Stick, head to the Appstore and install the Downloader app. This app will allow you to download third-party apps from it. 

The downloader app on Fire TV where user can download third-party app

Step 2: Return to the Home screen and launch the Settings menu followed by My Fire TV

The My Fire TV option from the settings of the Fire Stick TV

Step 3: Turn the Fire TV settings’ ADB debugging option ON. 

The AB debugging from the My Fire TV option on Fire TV

Step 4: Then, go down and enable Apps from Unknown Sources

Apps from Unknown Sources feature is enabled on Fire TV

Step 5: Next, navigate back to the Settings menu and head to Preferences

The preferences option from the Fire TV settings

Step 6: Go to Privacy Settings

The privacy settings from the preferences on Fire TV

Step 7: Disable Device Usage Data

The Device Usage Data is disabled on Fire TV from the Preferences option

Step 8: Then, turn off Collect App Usage Data

The Collect App Data Usage on Fire TV is disabled

Step 9: Return to the Preferences section.

Step 10: Head to the Data Usage Monitoring tab and disable it. 

The Data Usage Monitoring on the Fire TV from the Preferences option

The Data Usage monitoring is disabled on Fire TV

Step 11: Now that you’ve adjusted the necessary settings, open the Downloader app you installed earlier. 

The interface of the downloader application of Fire TV with the search box is highlighted

Step 12: Type “” into the search bar before clicking Go. 

The search box is entered the URL

Step 13: Wait for the Kodi app to download to your Fire Stick. 

The file is downloading from the downloader app on Fire TV

Step 14: Once downloaded, Install the Kodi app to your device. 

The Kodi app is being installed on Fire TV via the downloader app

Step 15: Now, Open the Kodi app to start using it. 

The Kodi app is installed and ready to open on Fire TV

Step 16: Follow the Kodi app’s on-screen instructions by selecting Continue

Kodi app requirement after the app is opened

Step 17: When asked if you want the Kodi app to access your device’s files and media, click Allow. 

The Kodi app requires to access photos and media file on the Fire TV

Setting up the Kodi app is only the first step. Now, you have to download content for you to watch within the app. 

To watch content, like movies, within the app, you must install an add-on. 

Kodi supports a wide variety of add-ons depending on which content you’d like to watch. 

Follow the instructions below to install an add-on in Kodi. 

Step 1: Launch the Kodi app and open the Settings from the main menu. 

The Settings option with the gear icon from the Kodi app

Step 2: Navigate to System

The system option from the settings on Kodi app

Step 3: Go to Add-ons and toggle on Unknown Sources. 

The unknow sources from the add-ons on the Kodi app is running on the Fire TV

Install Add-ons

Once you’ve adjusted the proper settings, you’re ready to install your favorite Kodi add-ons by following the steps below. 

Step 1: Head to Settings and launch the File Manager

Step 2: Go to the Add Source option found on the right-hand side. 

The Add source feature from the file manager option from the Kodi app

Step 3: Click on None

The add file source has nothing in it and the none tab is highlighted with a red box

Step 4: Type “” into the search bar. 

The magnetic URL is entered to the search box on Kodi app

Step 5: Once you’ve correctly entered the above URL, select OK. Then, you will be asked to enter a name for the above URL. Choose whatever name your heart desires before clicking OK.

The URL is name as mag after the URL is entered to the Kodi app

Step 6: Return to the Settings and go to Add-ons

Add-ons option from the System on Kodi app

Step 7: Choose Install from zip file

The Install from zip file option on Kodi app

Step 8: Click on the file you named earlier.

The mag file named is being selected

Step 9: Then, select the correct zip file. 

Step 10: Then, wait for the selected file to install until a notification (like the one shown below) appears on-screen. 

The app is installed and a notification is show on the top right corner

Step 11: Next, go to Install from repository

The Install from repository on Kodi app

Step 12: Scroll down and click on Magnetic Repo

The magnetic repo app from the Kodi app is ready to install

Step 13: From here, navigate to Video and add-ons

The Video and add-ons from the settings on Kodi app

Step 14: Go to Shadow

The Shadow add-on from the Kodi app and provides by the Magnetic repo app

Step 15: Install the add-on

The interface of the Shadow add-on is ready to install

Step 16: Once installed, you’ll see a notification like the one displayed below.

The Shadow add-on is installed and the notification about it on the top right corner

Step 17: Now you’re almost ready to use the Shadow add-on for all your streaming needs (e.g. movies, TV shows, etc.). Head back to the Kodi app’s main menu and choose Add-ons from the left-hand side. 

The Shadow add-on on Kodi app with the control panel on the left-hand side

Step 18: Once you’ve completed all the above steps, head to in a web browser to create an account.

Register a Real-Debrid Account

You must have a Real-Debrid account to use the Shadow add-on. Otherwise, selecting the add-on will only prompt an error message reading “No Link Found.”

The no link found notification on the right corner on Kodi app

To register, you must have a subscription to Real-Debrid. They offer foud payment tiers varying in price and included features. Choose the one best for you. 

The real-debris plans show on the website to able to watch on Kodi add-on

Once you’ve decided which payment tier is best for you, follow the steps below to register for and use Real-Debrid. 

Step 1: Launch a web browser on your laptop or PC before navigating to You know you’ve reached the right website when you’re met with the homepage displayed below. From here, click on Sign Up

The real-debris website interface on Google Chrome

Step 2: Enter any necessary information into the form before clicking the Sign Up button. Then, you should receive a verification email from the website.

Step 3: Once you’ve verified your email, return to the Real-Debrid website and go to Login. 

Step 4: Now, turn your attention back to your Fire Stick’s Kodi app. Here, choose any shows or movies you’d like to watch. Once you’ve selected all your desired content, the add-on will ask you for a code. 

Step 5: On your computer, go to in a web browser. Take note of the code Kodi has given you on your Fire Stick. 

The real-debris auth with the code to enter to start watching on the add-on

Step 6: Then, enter this same code into the form on the Real-Debrid website on your computer and click on Continue

The code is entered on real-debris on the website

Once you’ve completed the above process, you can start watching content on your Fire Stick through the Kodi app’s Shadow add-on. 

Bonus: Install VPN

Installing a VPN is one of the easiest ways to protect your personal data from being seen by outside parties. In this scenario, it’s particularly helpful when preventing your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from seeing your download and stream history on your Fire Stick. 

We’ve been using NordVPN to keep our data safe. So, for this demonstration, I’ll be using NordVPN as an example. It’s safe and reliable, so I strongly recommend giving it a try as well. 

nordvpn on fire tv stick

If you’re not worried about anyone tracking your online activity, you can skip this suggestion and use the Kodi app without it. However, I always recommend using a VPN for an added layer of protection. You can also adjust your VPN’s country to access content on streaming platforms that would otherwise be unavailable in your region. 

Follow the steps below to install NordVPN on your Fire Stick. 

Step 1: Head to your Fire Stick’s Home screen and search for “NordVPN.”

Step 2: Install the app. 

Step 3: Once installed, launch the NordVPN app. Ensure you have an active subscription to the service. If you haven’t created an account yet, you can make one here

Pro Tip: If you’ve been on YouTube any time these past few years, you’ve probably stumbled upon a video sponsored by NordVPN. These sponsored videos always include great discount codes that can save you a pretty penny. So, if your favorite creator has partnered up with NordVPN, don’t forget to use their code and save a buck or two! 

Step 4: Head to Log In

The NordVPN interface on the Fire TV with the Log In option

Step 5: Choose a region to connect to. 

The VPN servers on the NordVPN app for user to choose

Now you can navigate content from a wide variety of countries all while keeping your personal information secure!

Has Anyone Gotten In Trouble For Using Jailbroken Firestick?

Currently, there are no known reports of anyone facing legal troubles because of their jailbroken Fire Stick. 

That said, there have been cases of people getting arrested and charged by the police for selling jailbroken Fire Sticks. So, if someone online is trying to sell you a jailbroken Fire Stick, steer clear! If you must jailbreak a Fire Stick, it’s best to do so yourself, rather than buy it pre-jailbroken from someone else. 

You can learn more about one case where a few individuals selling jailbroken Fire Sticks were caught by watching the news clip below. 

Sheriff announces bust targeting jailbroken Fire TV Sticks

Wrapping Things Up

Jailbreaking a Fire Stick can come with several unprecedented legal and security risks. Thus, we are not encouraging this practice and instead recommend using your device’s official apps for all your streaming and gaming needs. 

If you do decide to jailbreak your Fire Stick, you must do so using the Kodi app, which allows you to download and use unofficial apps. Remember, the Kodi app worked through add-ons, like Shadow, which requires a Real-Debrid account. 

For an extra layer of privacy, consider installing a VPN on your Fire Stick. We use NordVPN, but any reputable VPN will work. Don’t worry, you can still use the Kodi app without one. 

Finally, do not purchase any jailbroken Fire Sticks from other individuals. People have gotten in legal trouble for this in the past, so it’s best to avoid it at all costs. 

What’s your experience jailbreaking a Fire Stick?

Let us know in the comments below! 

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