How to Jailbreak and Install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick – Tutorial

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So you have an Amazon Fire Stick but still want a more customizable layout and access to hundreds of free streaming apps? Don’t we all. Transforming your Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick into a multimedia monster doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult, so lets make it real easy for you. Here is our tutorial on how to jailbreak an Amazon Fire and install Kodi without rooting or side loading.

This method does not require a computer to jailbreak the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You can use your computer to install Kodi on a Fire TV Stick by side-loading the app.

Disclaimer: A Kodi build on a Amazon Fire Stick can give you access to tons of legal content but also to illegal live TV and movie streams. CTK does not condone or promote illegal actions, so, hey, just be responsible and whatnot. If you get into the illegal content, fry your products, quit your job from an HBO addiction, that’s on you.

Now this should be relatively painless process but if you have hiccups or questions feel free to hit us up on twitter.

OK, with that out of the way, lets get hacking!

Step 1: Buy an Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV
Step 2: Set it up normally dummy.
Step 3: Enable Debugging and disable App reporting.
Go to Settings, Then System, Then Developer Options. Turn on ADB Debugging and Unknown Sources

Tutorial – How To Install Kodi on the Amazon Fire Stick

Go to your Amazon Fire Settings
Go to your Amazon Fire Settings
Select System, then Developer Options
Select System, then Developer Options
Enable ADB Debugging and Unknown Apps
Enable ADB Debugging and Unknown Apps
Go to Application Settings and TURN OFF COLLECT APP DATA. No one need know what you do
Go to Application Settings and TURN OFF COLLECT APP DATA. No one need know what you do

Good job, easy enough right? Now lets get this handy App called ES Explorer

Go to the Amazon App Store and search for ES File Explorer then download it.
Go to the Amazon App Store and search for ES File Explorer then download it.

It’s a free App that makes all this magic possible. Once you’ve downloaded it launch the app. Time to get AppStarter which makes installing and launching Kodi a simple process. (Amazon has force uninstalled FireStarter in Fire OS 5.0.5 and higher. AppStarter gets around the app blacklist.

In the ES File Explorer, on the left go to Favorite, then down to "+ ADD"
In the ES File Explorer, on the left go to Favorite, then down to “+ ADD”

In the “Path” field type under “Name” put appstarter then select Add. It should say “bookmark added” or some such verbiage. Now we need to install appstarter.

Find your newly created bookmark on the left and click it. Instillation should begin
Find your newly created bookmark on the left and click it. Download should begin

After download is complete, click “Open File” then click on the AppStarter api android icon. It should install relatively quickly. Now it’s time to install Kodi.

Install Kodi by going to updates in the left side of "Fire Starter" and select Update To Latest Version.
Install Kodi by going to updates in the left side of “App Starter” and select Update To Latest Version.
Well, there you go. It’s Kodi time! I recommend installing Fusion for Kodi to make finding and adding apps a breeze.

Now you can install the USTVNOW App, or you know, other fantastic Apps, which apps? I don’t know, ask someone else! Looking for unlimited access to sports? You gotta know the right guy. Or just go with a pre configured Kodi build that basically does all the work for you.

96 thoughts on “How to Jailbreak and Install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick – Tutorial

  1. I am trying to install modi, but when I click firestarter’ I get a screen that says webpage not available. need help

    1. Go on top tutorials videos get his zip go to repos and find ares wizard something like that open and there you can find multiple builds top ts is pretty good

  2. New to FireStick and Kodi. Should I used a throw away Amazon account to setup and install Kodi or will my personal account be ok?

  3. I purchased a firestick from amazon, which had kodi on it. I restarted my f. stick and lost all my data . I was informed by amzon,that they put some type of block ,so kodi want install. Ive tried your methed, and others , but nothing seem to work. Is their any advise you could give me
    thank you…..

  4. I’ve followed the steps and added Jodi but when I try to go to the add on installer and install it says add on installer installation failed

          1. I just got app starter to load and i’ve clicked open file, but now what do I do? It won’t let me click on the icon

      1. ‘I am trying to jailbreak my firestick and i can’t see es explorer either when i try do it on the pc it doesn’t allow me to do it for the firestick only for my android device.

  5. It appears that you can’t get the Es file explorer even with a computer onto the firestick. Anything else we can try? Or is all the free tv over?

  6. I’m trying to jailbreak my Firestick, but Es explorer isn’t coming up and I don’t have a computer I can use, is there any other way o can jail break it ?

  7. This fire stick is the next best thing to ice cream. I’m loving it. I hope it doesn’t stop. I’m seeing movies that are in the theater. I have already down graded my cable.
    Thanks Ebay.

  8. I tried to download app starter form both links and it isn’t working for me I get a 404 message.. Am I doing something wrong?

  9. I followed the instructions for downloading kodi for amazon firestick.But when I get to the app and click on ARM it isn’t doing anything. What did I do wrong?

    1. I had that issue too on one of my jailbreaks and had to side load it. Might want to try that if you have a computer at home.

  10. I want to order this firestick but i want to know the difference between jailbreak and firestick and will it pick up station like 5-2-11 news

  11. i have tried so many times to load my firestick it always to last stage then i can’t find what they are saying like for instance the iptv apps isn’t on video addons. they also say my prv client is lost!i’ve been trying for weeks

  12. When I download ES Explorer and hit get I get a message that it cannot complete my order because I do not have a valid payment order
    Do I need to update my payment billing address to download ES Explorer?

  13. I’m getting ready to purchase the Amazon Fire Stick, and jailbreak it myself, because people are trying to charge anywhere from $95-$150 for one already set up. The one for $150 is from a friend that he can get from his buddy…he has already had one for a few months now himself, and everything works great. The one for $95 is from a reputable online site. I can also purchase one, and have another friend get a 13 year old girl to set it up for me (I’d offer her $20), but I don’t know if I can buy the Amazon one that I want, or if I’ve gotta get a different/specific brand…plus, I don’t know how reliable this friend will be. I guess what I want is suggestions on what decision I should make? I’m not a moron, but aren’t a technical genius, either! Lol! I’m wanting to get one like yesterday, but want to make the BEST choice…have PTSD, so things like that could get my anxiety going! I have faith in myself, but still can’t choose what to do! Ugh!

    1. It’s totally fine to do it yourself. It’s really easy honestly. The run of the mill Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick will work so save yourself some cash. If you run into any hiccups or have questions, hit us up on twitter, we’ll be happy to help out.

  14. I already have a jail broken firestick..
    Brought it this way. When first using it it did everything. Even watched movies in theatres. I put it up for awhile and brought it back out…hooked it up…and certain functions aren’t working anymore. It will not let me open category “movies in theatres” my favorite. I can’t search movies, or open movie by theme. It will let me stream category “latest movies” “academy award movies” and things of that such. But the movies are not the latest movies. Its almost as if it needs to be upgraded. What do I do???

  15. Is there anything I need to do…want all the options I had before.
    Kodi is already downloaded. Options are available…just need to know how to open every category so I can enjoy all my options…especially “movies in theatres”….. Please help….I’m a movie fiend. Sincerely, noel mays.
    I have exodus if that helps

    1. as long as your keeping your version of Kodi up to date you shouldn’t lose any features on Exodus, but since you bought a pre-built Fire Stick, it’s impossible to know what they set it up with.

  16. So can you tell me why the catalog “movies in theatres” won’t open or why it won’t allow me to search movies. And do you have any idea how I might check if my firestick is up to date. When I plugged it in, I did see a lot of apps updating. I just need to know what I might need to do to open all catologs, and search movies. Please advice

      1. I followed the tutorial and got all the way through step 11 with no problems. I get to step 12 and there is nothing in the file. Help please!

  17. Lost the remote to the Amazon Fire box had a friend download the new version of kodi and now it’s up and running but can’t get it connected to the Internet. Borrowed someone else’s remote but didn’t work any ideas?

  18. People are saying their sticks aren’t working anymore. Is that because they have firestarter not appstarter? I want to buy a fire stick but only if I can jailbreak it.

    1. even if they had firestarter, Kodi should still load, just not update automatically anymore. All of mine still work like a charm

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