FireTV Mods

FireTV 2nd Generation

The new 2015 Fire TV, launched on October 2015 on amazon.com and in selected stores (i.e. Bestbuy.com) is quite a hardware upgrade, compared with the original Fire TV: A dedicated graphics co-processor and a central processor with 75% performance increase, a new remote controller (which uses WIFI signals instead of Bluetooth), and a MicroSD slot for Flash Ram expansion. The best hardware upgrade, I saved it for last: 4K video playback support. On the Fire TV stick side, the offer is less spectacular, but includes new bundles and remote controller as well. The important thing is that Kodi and most other...
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Editorial

Fire TV evolved !

The Fire TV truly evolved with the software update 51.1.5.0 released on the last days of March 2015. I would say that this firmware update finally makes my Fire TV a nice product. Many will argue that the added functionality should have been included a year ago, when releasing the Fire TV into the market, and I cannot disagree with that. But “it is what it is”, and today, a year later, we get to enjoy two  unlocked major features;  without the need to root or modify our Fire TV units in any way: Fire TV now accepts USB Mass Storage...
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Alternative ROMS

Goodbye Netflix White Screen on FireTV

Finally some resilient bugs and problems on your FireTV have been ridden out: Particularly on the Netflix app, which has been misbehaving for tons of FireTV users. I was one of those users. My FireTV kept showing me a white screen when loading Netflix. I tried to reboot it, but the white screen kept coming up. I deleted the Netflix app cache, with no good results either. On different forums I read that the solution included factory defaulting (hard reset) my FireTV. I was not in the mood. I reinstalled the Netflix App and finally the white screen dissapeared....
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Root

Keep your rooted FireTV from OTA updating!

You FireTV periodically checks into amazon.com servers for new OS patches and updates to happen. Generally speaking this is a good thing, unless you have just managed to root Android on your FireTV. If you want to keep your root status, you may want to prevent  your FireTV from updating it’s Android OS. Historically speaking, Amazon tends to close every root gap on their Android based devices, with each OS update. How can I prevent my FireTV from checking into OS updates ? Technically speaking, there are three methods or instances where you may be able to achieve this. First let’s depict...
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