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What Is a Jailbroken Fire TV Stick?
Most people refer to “Jailbroken Amazon Fire TV stick” as an unlocked device that has been loaded with unofficial software.
More bluntly, a Jailbroken Firestick is used to stream pirated content you would otherwise pay for it. Content such as newly released cinema movies, high quality movie releases, TV shows and more for free.
The word “jailbroken” has become a term used loosely since the device itself isn’t really jailbroken.
You aren’t removing any type of software restrictions or gaining root access to the device.
These term goes back to the days of Jailbreaking iPhones or Apple related device where it was a popular trending topic.
In the case of a Jailbreaking a Fire Stick, you are simply ticking on a developer setting and sideloading third party software
There is no special rooting of any sort required (unlocking).
Hopefully that clears that some any confusing details. If not, check out our jailbreaking streaming devices FAQ
How is illegal to Jailbreak a Fire Stick?
It isn’t illegal to jailbreak a Fire stick because you’re just enabling your device from the accessible setting menu. In turn, allows you to sideload software.
The most popular software to install is a streaming media player called Kodi. It’s completely legal to install and use because it’s basically a blank media player shell.
It’s the questionable add-ons that you are able to install onto Kodi and the way it’s used that makes it illegal. These add-ons allows you, as the user, to stream copyrighted content through various streaming links for free.
A simple way to think about it is that if it’s something you would normally pay for through a paid service and you had access to it for free.
It’s a given that you are most likely accessing pirated/unlicensed content, which is clearly illegal.
How does it effect you?
Piracy is huge everywhere but the laws differ in each country. Streaming pirated content online can cause small to major legal implications depending on where you live.
Copyright companies may go after the streamers themselves or the bigger fishes. Either way, I wouldn’t want to be on any end of the spectrum when legal actions starting appearing.
The risk really aren’t worth it for short term satisfaction.
Is the pirated content being tracked?
Yes, pirated content are usually tracked and logged. An IP address is what is used to trace back to an individual. It’s literally an online address that can be easily be lead back to you.
As of recent, many of these streaming servers such and openload require users to log in or sync their devices.
It’s another good way to have you IP address logged in as well.
P2P Torrenting programs such as Popcorn Time pose another risky situation. While you are streaming the movie or TV show, you are actively downloading and uploading pirated content.
Using a VPN Service
If for some reason, you still plan on using a Jailbroken Firestick with questionable programs or add-ons.
We highly recommend you at least stay safe and use a high quality VPN service. It secures your internet connection, provide identity protection and circumvent censorship.
Here are our two top choices you should really check out
How to install Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick
Yeah, the process is actually quite easy now. You can just access the app section in the Firestick menu and officially download Kodi.
Here are easy to follow directions below you can follow.
You can skip to method 2 if you wish to sideload Kodi instead
Method 1: Amazon App Store
Method 2: Sideloading Kodi APK