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How to UNLOCK the Amazon Firestick in 2021

It is not possible to Jailbreak the Amazon Firestick. In this post, I will show you how to safely ‘Unlock’ the Firestick to watch free Movies and Shows in 2021

In this guide, you will learn how to fully unlock the Amazon Firestick, or any Fire TV device, to watch free movies and shows.

This is 100% safe, and this unlock method will also work with the Amazon Firestick 4K, Firestick Lite and Fire TV Cube.


Amazon Firestick 4K unlocked

Best Streaming Device 2021

The Amazon Firestick is hands down the #1 best streaming device of 2020, and will continue to 2021…. but why?

The simple answer is because of the amount of streaming apps and services that are available on it, the benefit of being portable – such as streaming in hotels or vacations, and finally the price.

Costing under £50, and starting at £29.99. The Amazon Firestick is simply brilliant, and perfect for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and more!

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Whilst all these new streaming services are amazing, most user’s want more!

One of the key selling points of the Amazon Firestick is the fact you can install third party apps, which are not available on the Amazon App Store.

This means, outside of the typical apps such as Netflix, or BBC iPlayer, you can install even more apps like Syncler, or Cyberflix. The sort of apps that have huge libraries of the latest Movies and Shows, for free!

This is known as ‘Unlocking’ the Amazon Firestick, or as some people call it….. ‘Amazon Firestick Jailbreak’

Amazon Firestick Jailbreak

The term ‘Amazon Firestick Jailbreak‘ or google searches for things like ‘how to jailbreak the Amazon Firestick‘ can be misleading.

There will be 100’s if not 1000’s of articles that will teach you how to Jailbreak the Amazon Firestick, such as this one.

Whilst the Firestick Jailbreak tutorial is well informed, and highly accurate, it lacks the ability to explain the truth behind the meaning of Jailbreaking the Firestick.

Consider reading our post which explains why it is NOT possible to jailbreak the Amazon Firestick before continuing.

Understanding the difference between Jailbreaking and Unlocking the Firestick

Since it is not possible to ‘Jailbreak’ Android devices, and even it if was, it would not be recommended for average user’s, such as us, simply because this can open up security vulnerabilities and may expose securities within the device kernel.

We do not want this! We simply want to watch Movies and Shows on the Firestick for free, and to do that, it is as simple as changing a few settings, which will allow us to install apps from ‘outside the Amazon App Store’.

Fully Loaded Firestick

Another term for Jailbreaking the Firestick is ‘Fully Loaded’, which means you can buy the Firestick with all the Free Movies and Shows apps, pre-installed (or, fully loaded).

Avoid this at all cost’s!

Do not pay for a fully loaded Amazon Firestick as not only may you not have a warranty, or returns service, but it is so easy to ‘load’ yourself, infact, we will be teaching you how to fully load the Firestick in this post!

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Step 1: Setting Up the Fire Stick for Unlocking

We will first need to prepare the Firestick to be unlocked, and to allow us to install apps from a third party (outside the Amazon App Store)

This will not void your warranty, as we are simply enabling an option from inside the Firesticks settings which will allow us to unlock the Amazon firestick,

1. Power on your Amazon Fire TV Stick and wait for this home screen to load up

how to jailbreak a firestick

2. Highlight the menu bar on the top and navigate to 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, switch ON the option Apps from Unknown Sources

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

amazon firestick jailbroken

7. You must now see this prompt with a message

Go ahead and choose Turn On in order to continue

turn on apps from unknown sources

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 2: Install Downloader App on Amazon FireStick

To be able to unlock the Firestick and install apps from another website or app market, we will need to use Downloader which allows us to visit any website.

The app from which we will install all our streaming apps is called Downloader app.

1. Go to the home screen of your Amazon Firestick

how to jailbreak a firestick

2. Select the Search option available in the top-left corner of your Fire TV

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

You will start by clicking the section of the app highlighted in the image below (where it says http://)

downloader app

Step 3: Unlocking the Amazon Firestick

First we will install Kodi.

Kodi is a popular Media center that allows us to install different addons, or builds to watch the latest content.

A great resource for Kodi addon and builds is www.updatekodi.com

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 (thanks FS tricks for the URL and tutorial)

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 Kodi on an unlocked Firestick, keep reading.

How to use the Unlocked FireStick

Now that you have unlocked your Fire TV Stick, it is time you knew how to make the maximum out of your device.

Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. (or IPVanish as above, just change the search to IPVanish).

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 your login credentials which 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 Unlocked 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. (Thanks to Firestick Tricks/Troypoint for the tutorial and links below)

Kodi Addons

Kodi does not have any media of its own. The media needs to be sourced from the internet. And, to do that, you need the Addons.

There are hundreds of Kodi addons on the web from various independent developers. However, only a few of these addons offer quality streaming.

We have handpicked a few dozen addons and put them in a separate guide on Best Addons for Kodi. Once you have Kodi, you will want to start installing Kodi add-ons.

Here is a quick look at some of the top add-ons from this list for free movies, shows, and more:

1. Venom Addon (Movies and TV Shows)

Venom is one of the best Kodi addons for on-demand content these days. Not only does it have a huge content library, but it is also fetching tons of quality streaming links.

Install Venom on Kodi

2. Covenant (Movies and TV Shows)

Covenant is another quality addon to have in your inventory. This addon has recently been revived and works great for Movies, Shows, and other on-demand content. Give it a try!

Install Covenant on Kodi

3. Exodus Redux (Movies and TV Shows)

Exodus Redux is probably the most popular Kodi addon presently. This addon offers a huge content catalog and pulls lots of working streams.

Install Exodus Redux on Kodi

4. Limitless (Multipurpose)

If you are looking for an all-in-one addon for Movies, Shows, Live TV, Documentaries, Sports, and various extras, try Limitless. It is a lightweight addon that works great on FireStick

Install Limitless on Kodi

5. Descent (Multipurpose)

Descent is yet another all-in-one addon that deserves some attention. This addon is fairly new as compared to other addons, but it is doing a phenomenal job pulling top quality links.

Install Descent on Kodi

Kodi Builds

You need Kodi addons to stream free movies and shows. Kodi Builds, on the other hand, are optional. However, they can truly enhance your Kodi experience on Fire Stick.

Kodi Builds organize your Kodi interface in a more streaming-friendly way. The default Kodi skin is not just boring, it is also not very usable. The builds lend your Kodi a whole new interface and an exciting way to use Kodi. In other words, they make Kodi more happening.

So, when you jailbreak FireStick with Kodi, I recommend that you also get a Kodi build.

Another great benefit of Kodi builds is that they come with preinstalled addons. You don’t have to install them separately.

Just like for the addons, we have prepared a list of the Best Kodi Builds as well. Here are the top picks from the list:

1. No Limits Magic

With millions of users, No Limits is probably the most popular Kodi build. This build offers a slick, clutter-free, and easy to use interface. It packs tons of preinstalled video add-ons for movies, shows, live tv, and more. Try it!

Install Kodi No Limits Build

2. Xontech Build

This is another build you would want to take a shot at if you are looking to upgrade your Kodi interface. Neat design and loads of top-rated addons make this build a must-have.

Install Xontech Build on Kodi

3. Titanium Build

This build is the part of the popular Supreme Builds Wizard. Titanium is a lightweight build that works great on all the Kodi supported devices. It features many popular addons for all your streaming needs.

Install Titanium Build on Kodi

Best Streaming Apps for FireStick

Kodi is one great way to Unlock your 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
  • Cyberflix APK

Live TV + Sports

  • Mobdro
  • OLA
  • HDStreamz

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 unlock the FireStick. However, the discussion would hardly be complete until this particular service is mentioned.

Premiumize!

Premiumize provides high quality premium links and offers a result of much more 1080p and 4K movies.

Using Premiumize will prevent buffering and provide you so much more links with a much better experience.

First, Setup your a Premiumize account

To gain access to Premiumize from the apps mentioned below, you will need a login for Premiumize.

First – visit the Premiumize website and create an account

Once created, we will use the login details later on.

Cinema APK (Movies & Shows)

Cinema APK a clone of Terrarium TV, and is one of the most popular third-party jailbreak apps for free streaming of on-demand movies and TV shows. This app has been around for quite a while and is trusted by hundreds of thousands of Fire TV/ Fire TV Cube/ FireStick users worldwide.

It is a simple and user-friendly app with loads of movies and shows for a never-ending entertainment experience on Fire Stick.

Make sure Apps from Unknown Sources is ON (go to FireStick Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options)

Here is the installation process to jailbreak FireStick/Fire TV devices with Cinema APK:

1. Open the Downloader app on your Fire TV Stick. On the main screen, click where it says http://

downloader

2. Use the on-screen keyboard to type in the following URL – firesticktricks.com/cinema

Press the Play/Pause button on the remote or click GO

download movies app on firestick

3. Wait for the Cinema HD APK file download to finish

free movies on amazon fire stick

4. Click Install next

click install

5. Wait for Cinema HD APK to install

wait for the installation

7. Click Open when the Cinema HD Fire Stick jailbreak app has installed

firestick jailbreak

Let’s get started with the Cinema HD app on your unlocked FireStick. Once you jailbreak Firestick/FireStick 4K, this app gives you free access to loads of content.

8. If this is the first run, click Allow when prompted

how to jailbreak amazon fire stick with cinema apk

9. Go ahead and click Install to upgrade to the latest version if prompted

10. Click Accept on this Disclaimer popup

cinema app

11. Click OK on this Changelog window

cinema app change log

Now, here is the Cinema HD app for you. This is the main screen where you will find the TV Shows

home screen cinema hd

To sort the content by genres or categories, click the upside-down triangle on the top

fire stick jailbreak

Choose from categories like Popular, Trending, Top Rated, etc.

how to use jailbroken firestick with cinema apk

The Search option and year-filter are in the top-right corner of the screen

cinema search icon

Looking for Movies instead? Click the 3-line option in the top-left corner to open this dropdown menu

click menu

Click Movies here

movies

To customize or set up Cinema APK HD, click Settings option in the dropdown menu.

cinema settings

While there are many options here, we will only touch upon the most important one – setting up Premiumize

Scroll down to the Premium Account section

Click Login to Premiumize

You see this window with the authorization/activation code

Use your computer or mobile web browser and go to https://www.premiumize.me/device

Sign in with your Premiumize account and enter the code you see on your FireStick screen

Upon successful authorization, you would see ‘Premiumize authorized’

CyberFlix TV APK (Movies & Shows)

CyberFlix TV is one of the best unlocked apps for on-demand content. However, despite being new, it has made quite a name for itself.

This app offers a huge line-up of movies and shows. It is also pulling the best streaming links from the most reliable sources on the web.

Cyberflix TV is an easy to use FireStick unlocked app with a straightforward interface. I believe Fire Stick jailbreak would not be true without this app.

Here is how you install Cyberflix TV on FireStick:

1. Open the Downloader app on your device

Click the section of the main screen where it says http://

downloader homepage

2. Type in the following source URL: firesticktricks.com/cf

Click GO

cyberflix app download link

3. Wait for the Cyberflix TV APK to download

wait for the download

4. Choose Install when this prompt is displayed

jailbreaking firestick with cyberlix tv

5. Wait for the Cyberflix TV app to install

installing cyberflix jailbreak application

6. Click Open when this FireStick jailbreak app has installed

firestick hack

7. Click Allow to grant the necessary permission to Cyberflix TV

how to jailbreak a firestick

8. Click OK on this changelog prompt

cyberflix change log

9. Choose the desired default video player. I recommend using MX Player

This can be changed later in the Cyberflix TV Settings.

choose default player

10. When prompted, click Accept on this disclaimer popup

cyberflix disclaimer popup

This would be the main window of the Cyberflix TV app. On the main screen, the app displays the TV Shows first. However, this can be changed through the app settings

cyberlfix homescreen for firestick jailbreak

You may also quickly toggle between Movies and Shows from the app menu

Click the 3-line icon in the top-left corner

how to jailbreak firestick

Choose Movies in the options

click movies

Here is the screen with movies

By default, movies from the ‘Most Popular’ category is displayed first

free movies app for jailbroken firestick

Click the upside-down triangle on the top to choose more categories

app to watch movies on jailbroken fire stick

In the top-right section of the app, you can use the search option if you are looking for something specific (for instance, you can lookup by the name of the movie or show)

search on typhoon tv

Let us take a quick look at the Cyberflix TV categories and how to sign up for Real Debrid

Click the 3-line menu button in the top-left again and from the dropdown, click Settings

click settings

As I said, you can change the default player from the Settings

change default player

Scroll down to the Premiumize section

Click Login to Premiumize

When this window is displayed, note down the authorization code

Go to https://premiumize.me/device in a web browser and enter this code

You may need to log in to your Premiumize account

When the authorization is complete, the status changes to Logged in

Cyberflix TV set up is now complete and ready to stream your favorite content.

Mobdro (for Live TV)

Mobdro is a popular live TV FireStick app that removes all the boundaries and brings cable-TV channels right to your Unlocked Amazon Fire TV/FireStick.

This app features tons of channels from the USA, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world. The simple, yet highly functional interface of the app makes it easy for you to find any channel you are looking for.

Familiar categories make it easy for you to pick the type of content you want to watch, including News, Shows, Movies, Sports, Music, and more. The search option lets you quickly find the TV channels you want to watch on your FireStick device.

Here are the steps to Unlock the FireStick/Fire TV/Fire TV Cube with Mobdro:

1. Run the Downloader app on FireStick and click the text box that says http://

jailbreak firestick for live tv channels

2. Enter the URL firesticktricks.com/mob

Click GO or press the Play/Pause button on the remote

free live tv on amazon fire tv stick

3. Wait for the Mobdro APK file while it is downloaded

downloading live tv apk

4. Click Install when prompted

install mobdro jailbreak app

5. Wait while the Mobdro jailbreak app for FireStick is installed

wait for the installation

6. Click Open when the app has installed

mobdro on firestick installed

7. Click Agree when prompted. This prompt appears only when you run the app the first time after installation

mobdro homescreen

8. Click Allow when this prompt appears

jailbroken firestick channels

This is the main window of the Mobdro app

mobdro

You can see various categories on the top including Channels, News, Shows, Movies, Sports, etc.

The Channels category is where you will find all your channels in one place. You can use the other categories to explore channels genre-wise.

channels list

This is how the list of channels looks like. Just click a channel and start streaming.

popular tv channels on firestick

If you are looking for any specific channel, go back to the home screen of Mobdro and click the Search icon in the top-left corner

search channels

This app is now ready to use.

How to get a new App Store for FireStick

Now that you have Unlocked 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.

How to install Aptoide on Unlocked Firestick

1. Open Downloader app

2. Enter the following link: firesticktricks.com/store

Click Go

new app store for amazon firestick

3. Choose Open when the app has installed

jailbreak firestick

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

aptoide home screen

And that is it!

Unlocking the Amazon firestick Summary

As you can see, it is relativley easy to fully unlock or fully load the Amazon Firestick, and this is just the tip of the iceburg.

There are 100s of 1000s of different apps, or Kodi addons to use, and now your Firestick is unlocked, you can find more online.

Have a browse through our website for the latest streaming news or apps, and follow our social pages.

We would also like the Thank Troypoint for his in depth tutorials which were used in this post.

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