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2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick hack: Unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery

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Deleted member 765458

Read this and thought I would share.

Know what you are doing or else..

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick (the 1080p model that has a list price of $40) is powered by a MediaTek processor, much like Amazon’s Fire tablets. So it should come as no surprise that the same exploit that hackers have been using to unlock the bootloaders and root the latest 7 inch and 8 inch Amazon tabletscan be applied to the Fire TV Stick 2.

As spotted by AFTV News, it’s now possible to unlock the bootloader and install a custom recovery on Amazon’s latest Fire TV Stick.

Xda-developers forum member k4y0z has posted a set of step-by-step instructions. Before you get started though, you should know that you’ll need two things: Linux and the willingness to open up your Fire TV Stick’s case. "


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