How to Jailbreak Amazon Firestick in 2022 – CyberGhost VPN

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Time to economize… Want to cut your cable subscription and save some bucks? Watching your shows on a laptop, smartphone, or tablet isn’t that attractive when you have that perfectly good big-screen TV staring you in the face. Only problem is, it’s not a smart TV.

Actually, that’s no problem! We’ve got some tips that’ll help stream anything you want on your regular TV. All you need is an Amazon Firestick (somewhat affordable at under $50, one-time purchase) and any old TV with an HDMI cable port. Read on and you’ll be all set to cut the cord for good.

Follow this step-by-step jailbreaking guide to know. You’ll enjoy movies, TV shows, live sports content, and more for free using apps you can’t normally access on an Amazon Firestick!

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What is Jailbreaking?

Technically speaking, jailbreaking refers to installing new firmware on an iOS or Android device. That way you can run apps not available on their respective app stores. In the case of Amazon Firestick though, we’re not really jailbreaking the device as we’re not installing any new firmware.

We’re simply tweaking a few settings to remove Amazon’s restrictions, so we can install unauthorized apps onto our Firestick. That means you won’t risk damaging your device. You can also easily return it to its default setting any time you want.

Why Would I Want to Jailbreak my Amazon Firestick?

Firestick is a great streaming device – it’s cheap and easy to use. The only drawback is Firestick works only with verified Amazon app store apps. While this gives you most major streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, it leaves out thousands of third-party apps that offer great content for free.

Fortunately, Firestick is built on Android’s operating system, so it can technically run just about any app designed for Android. You just need to give it permission.

When you jailbreak your Firestick, you give yourself far more choice and take some strain off your credit card. You now enjoy free movies, TV shows, and live sports channels from any number of free streaming apps including Kodi, Ola TV, Cinema HD, and Live Net TV.

You’ll also limit the usage data your Firestick reports back to Amazon, which improves your privacy.

Is Jailbreaking a Firestick Legal?

Yes, jailbreaking a Firestick is legal. That said, some of the content within these unverified apps could be illegal. That’s why it’s important to use only those apps that have content already available in the public domain.

Secondly, unverified apps could put your security at risk – you don’t know the developers or what their objectives are. Unverified apps may contain malware, errors, and glitches that could harm your device or subscribe you to services without your permission. That’s why you’ll always want to connect to CyberGhost VPN and use a decent anti-malware software. This helps you protect yourself from any risks associated with using apps from unknown sources.

Finally, some streaming apps are only available in specific countries. That’s another reason to use CyberGhost VPN. We’ll replace your IP address to spoof your location, so you can access any streaming app from wherever.

Note: It may be a copyright violation to unblock services or create an account outside the region where it’s licensed. CyberGhost doesn’t condone breaking any agreements or laws, with or without a VPN.

Cable-Cutters Guide – How to Jailbreak Your Amazon Firestick

It’s quick and easy to jailbreak your Firestick and get streaming on your regular TV. The process works on all Amazon FireTV Stick models, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV televisions.

  1. Using your TV remote, select Find. Then search for, and install an app called Downloader. This free application from the Amazon App Store will let you download other apps. Don’t open it just yet. We need to adjust some settings first. Screenshot of Amazon Firestick Home Screen Screenshot of Downloader app on Amazon Firestick
  2. Click the Home button on your remote.
  3. Go to your Firestick Settings gear (top right hand side). Screenshot of My Fire TV settings on Amazon Firestick Home Screen
  4. Go into My Fire TV. Scroll down to Developer Options. Turn ADB debugging ON, then click Install unknown apps. This allows you to jailbreak your device. Screenshot of Amazon Firestick Settings - My Fire TV Screenshot of Amazon Firestick Settings - sideload Downloader
  5. Downloader will show up in a list. Hit your remote’s OK button to turn it ON. You may need to revisit this step every time you install a new app and make sure it is ON. (On older model Firesticks, completing Step 4 may be enough to jailbreak your device)

Now you’re all set to use Downloader to install any third-party app on your streaming device!

Adjust Privacy Settings

If you’re keen on side-loading loads of unverified apps, it’s a good idea to change your Firestick settings. That prevents Amazon tracking what you’re up to. Here’s how you do it.

  1. Return to the home screen again and go to the Preferences tab in Settings and open the Privacy Settings page. Turn Device Usage Data, Collect App Usage Data and Interest-Based Ads OFF. Screenshot of Preferences tab in Amazon Firestick
  2. Go back a step into Preferences and select Data Monitoring and turn that OFF too. Screenshot of privacy settings in Amazon Firestick

Now that you’ve liberated your Firestick from Amazon’s overbearing supervision, let’s see what you can do with it!

Alternative App Stores

collage of streaming apps  

To unlock the full potential of your jailbroken Firestick, I suggest you start by getting either FileSynced, Unlinked, or Aptoide. These alternative app stores will let you find and install some of the best streaming apps like Kodi, Peacock TV, Cinema HD, Live Net TV, Tubi, fuboTV, Vudu, DAZN, X-Plore, and many more.

Let’s have a look at how you get these fine app stores onto your Firestick.

How to Install FileSynced

FileSynced lets you download and install thousands of third-party apps. Here’s how you install and use it to find great apps.

  1. Open Downloader and go to the URL section. Enter the code 61020 and click Go. Screengrab of Downloader app
  2. The FileSynced app should start to download, and you’ll be asked to install it. Click Install. Screengrab of steps to install FileSynced from the Downloader app
  3. Click Done when prompted.
  4. Now open FileSynced. The app will ask for access to your storage; allow it. The app will then open.
  5. Browse through Trending Codes to find popular apps.
  6. Check under Android apps for apps like Kodi or Cinema HD if you’re looking for free movies.
  7. Click OK on an app you like and click the green button to download it. Screengrab of FileSynced app
  8. After you’ve finished downloading the apps you want, click back on your remote and select the Downloads button on the left. You’ll find the apps you’ve just downloaded in a list. Click OK and the green button to install them.
  9. Remember to revisit jailbreak Step 5 again, turning FileSynced and any other app you downloaded ON.

How to Install Unlinked

Unlinked gives you access to great app libraries like the IPTV SuperStore. Here, you can find awesome streaming apps like Film Plus, Nova TV, Bee TV, Cinema HD, Ola TV, Stremio, Pluto TV, Ocean Streamz, Spotify, Rokkr, and Kodi. Here’s how to get Unlinked and then open IPTV SuperStore.

  1. To get Unlinked, enter the code 40869 into the address bar of the Downloader app and press Go. Screenshot of Downloader app
  2. The app should start to download automatically. You’ll be then prompted to install it. Click Install.
  3. After the app installs, click Done.
  4. Go to your App Library and open UnLinked.
  5. To start downloading apps, enter an Unlinked Store code. (e.g. IPTV Superstore’s code is 12341234.)
  6. Click the + button then click Next. The Store will be added to the home page.
  7. Open it and check out the extensive app list and make your choice.

How to Install Aptoide

Aptoide is a great alternative to the Amazon App Store and Google Play Store, with 800,000+ apps. Those include popular apps like Kodi and Live TV Net that you won’t find in either of the other two stores. Follow these simple instructions to install it on your Firestick.

  1. Open Downloader and in the address bar, type in https://aptoide.com/installer-aptoide-tv
  2. Once at the Aptoide TV download page, scroll down and click Download.
  3. After the download completes, click Install.
  4. After the Aptoide store installs, click Open to find and download any apps you like. You can find Aptoide and any new apps you’ve installed in the All Apps section of your Firestick. You can hold down and drag and drop them onto your home page from there.

Tip: Be careful when downloading unverified apps. Be sure to secure your connection and protect your privacy with a VPN.

Best Jailbreak Apps for Firestick

Who knows where to start with the thousands of amazing (and just as many dubious-looking) apps to choose from? Here are my 4 top recommendations for streaming.

Kodi

Kodi application logo

Kodi is an extremely popular, free, open-source media player that can turn your Firestick into an entertainment powerhouse. Kodi can play almost any form of media from your personal storage devices. It can also play free streaming content through thousands of Kodi add-ons.

Here’s how to install Kodi on your FireStick using the Downloader app (You could also use the FileSynced method mentioned earlier):

  1. First open your Downloader app, click on Settings and enable JavaScript.
  2. Go back to Downloader’s home screen and enter the URL http://www.kodi.tv/download and press Go.
  3. The website will open. Find and download the Android version of Kodi: (ARMV7A (32BIT)).
  4. After the download completes, click Install.
  5. Remember to revisit Jailbreak Step 5 again, turning Kodi ON.
  6. Now click Open to run Kodi and install some add-ons. I recommend Exodus Redux (watch movies and TV shows on Kodi completely free), Venom (free on-demand movies and TV series), Nightwing (high quality content, including loads for kids) or Popconflix (100% free content worldwide), and start streaming!

Peacock TV

Peacock TV is NBCUniversal’s streaming service and is one of the most affordable ways to watch premium content on FireStick. It even offers a free plan! Peacock TV features original NBC content plus tons of syndicated content. You can even stream live sports and news! This is how you can get Peacock on your Firestick.

  1. Sign up for a Peacock subscription.
  2. If you’re in the US, you can now download the Peacock TV app straight from the Amazon App Store instead of side-loading it. If not, you’ll need to use a VPN to set your IP address location to the US on your Firestick or use the Downloader method. Screenshot of Peacock plans page
  3. Open the Downloader app and enter the URL firesticktricks.com/peacock and click Go.
  4. Wait for the Peacock TV APK to download, then click Install.
  5. Click Done when prompted.
  6. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete, and Delete again to clear up space.
  7. Revisit Jailbreak Step 5 again, turning Peacock ON.
  8. Open the app and click Sign In in the top-right corner. Screenshot of Peacock TV app sign in page on Firestick
  9. Enter the account credentials you created in Step 1 to sign in to the Peacock TV app.
  10. Settle in for hours of movies, TV shows, news, and live sports on your home TV just like the old days!

Cinema HD

Cinema HD is another great way to watch free, high-quality, on-demand content on your FireStick.

You install it using, you guessed it, the Downloader app. Once again, you could also find the app using the FileSynced, Unlinked, or Aptoide methods mentioned in earlier sections.

Cinema HD logo
  1. Open the Downloader app and in the URL bar, type https://cinemahdapkapp.com/download and click Go.
  2. Scroll down and click Download Cinema HD.
  3. Wait for the file to download, then click Install.
  4. Click Done when prompted.
  5. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete, and Delete again to clear up some space.
  6. Remember to revisit Jailbreak Step 5 again, turning Cinema HD ON.
  7. Find Cinema HD in your apps and launch it.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Select a movie and sit back and enjoy!

Live Net TV

Screenshot of Live Net TV onto a Firestick  

Live Net TV is a powerful IPTV app that provides thousands of live channels in a vast range of categories, such as sports, news, cooking, music, kids, religious, and entertainment, all for free. Here’s how you sideload it onto your Firestick.

  1. Open the Downloader app and in the URL bar, type https://livenettv.bz and click Go.
  2. Scroll down and click Download for Amazon Fire TV.
  3. Wait for the file to download, then click Install.
  4. Click Done when prompted.
  5. This will take you back to Downloader. Click Delete, and Delete again to clear up space.
  6. Find Live Net TV in your apps and launch it.
  7. Click Continue

    CAUTION: When you click Continue, you’re allowing Live Net TV to collect and sell your data to advertisers. Be sure to use CyberGhost VPN with this app to protect your privacy!

  8. Click Allow when Live Net asks to access your device’s location.
  9. Alright! You’ve successfully installed Live Net TV APK on your Firestick.

Remember to always turn on CyberGhost VPN to protect your privacy and security while using any unverified IPTV services, streaming apps, and add-ons.

Caution: Use A VPN!

I strongly recommend you use CyberGhost VPN when accessing unverified third-party apps. Without it, you leave your IP address, and as a result, your location and identity, open to malicious attacks.

CyberGhost VPN replaces your IP address with another one. That way the apps don’t know where your traffic is coming from and can’t follow the trail back to you.

Sometimes, streaming sites try to track users who attempt to use a jailbroken Firestick to stream their content.

Our VPN encrypts your traffic, so Amazon and the app developers like Kodi can’t see you’re accessing content on a jailbroken Firestick. It also stops your ISP and other authorities from seeing what you’re up to online and reporting you for suspicious activity.

Finally, free streaming services like Peacock and many Kodi add-ons are geo-restricted. This means they’re only available in some countries. You’ll need a VPN to change your IP address to one in the right location to access these services.

Why Choose CyberGhost VPN

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💻 Powerful Encryption

CyberGhost VPN wraps up your data in military-grade AES-256 encryption to keep your activities top secret. Amazon can’t see you’re jailbreaking their device and neither can the streaming service providers. Do whatever you like with your Firestick, it’s your life!

💻 100% Anonymity

CyberGhost VPN replaces your IP address, so no one can trace your activity back to you. Our strict No-Logs policy protects your anonymity even further because not even we know what you’re up to.

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💻 No Leaks

If your guard is ever down for even a second, the game could be up. Our automatic Kill Switch will cut your internet traffic until your VPN is back up and working as it should. DNS and IP leak protection ensure no accidental data leaks ever give the game away.

Stream and game from unknown apps, you’re golden so long as you install CyberGhost VPN onto your Firestick.

The CyberGhost VPN app is readily available for Fire TV (at least Fire OS 4.6 ) and Fire Stick (2nd generation and later) and it couldn’t be easier to set up and install.

How to Install CyberGhost VPN on your Firestick

  1. Register for a CyberGhost VPN account.
  2. From the Firestick home screen, click Find.
  3. Scroll down and click Search.
  4. Type CyberGhost VPN and tap on it in the results.Screenshot steps to download CyberGhost onto a Firestick
  5. Hit the Get button to start downloading the application onto your Firestick. As soon as it’s downloaded, the app will be automatically installed.
  6. Once the app installs, click Open.
  7. The app will automatically generate a PIN code. You can validate the PIN code displayed in your online account or open the regular login option and sign in with your username and password.
  8. Click Connect.Screenshot of steps to download CyberGhost onto a Firestick
  9. The first time you connect, you’ll be asked permission to encrypt your internet traffic. Select OK.Screenshot of steps to install CyberGhost VPN onto a Firestick
  10. As soon as you connect, you should see the connection status on the main screen, the server’s IP information and the protocol in use.
Screenshot of CyberGhost VPN on a Firestick  

That’s it! CyberGhostVPN has changed your IP address. You’ve ditched your license plate and that jailbroken Firestick is revved and ready for a joy ride!

The Final Word

Sure, times are tight, but with the will to succeed, you’ll always find a way. When you jailbreak your Firestick, you can access tons of first-rate content from awesome apps like Peacock TV, Cinema HD, and Kodi, without ever having to haul out your credit card.

I hope this guide has given you all you need to know to cut the cord once and for all, and do so with your privacy and security intact. After all, all you need is a jailbroken Firestick and CyberGhost VPN and you’ll be all set to put the free back into freedom, without taking any unnecessary risks!

FAQ

How do you jailbreak a FireStick?

It’s easy to side-load apps onto Firestick. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Enable Install Unknown Apps in your Firestick settings under My Fire TV > Developer Options.
  2. Search for and install the Downloader app.
  3. Open Downloader and enter the URL or code for the app you want to install.
  4. Install your chosen app.
  5. Turn all new unknown apps ON under My Fire TV>Developer Options>Install Unknown Apps.
  6. Turn off all tracking in privacy settings to stop Amazon from monitoring your activity.

See the full article for more detailed instructions or reach out to our friendly 24/7 customer support team via email or live chat and we’d be happy to talk you through it.

Is it safe to jailbreak FireStick?

Yes, it’s perfectly safe to jailbreak a Firestick as you aren’t making any permanent or irreversible changes to it. You’re simply tweaking some settings. That said, some unverified third-party apps may threaten your privacy or security. Protect your privacy while streaming and defend yourself against dodgy apps from unknown sources with CyberGhost VPN.

CyberGhost VPN encrypts your data and masks your IP. That way, you keep your digital identity safe while streaming or gaming on your Firestick. Get started with CyberGhost VPN today – check our in-depth guides.

Why should you jailbreak your FireStick?

Amazon lets you download only verified apps onto a Firestick. When you jailbreak the device, you can get any app you want and stream content for free. It also lets you ramp up your privacy and free your Firestick from all background data use and monitoring.

Connect to CyberGhost VPN for iron-clad security when using unknown apps, plus the freedom to watch anything, from anywhere.

Do I need a VPN for FireStick?

Yes. A VPN will change your IP address. That way you can access geo-restricted streaming services and hide your streaming habits from your ISP, Amazon, app developers, and any other snoopers.

CyberGhost VPN has 7500+ servers in 91 countries, so you can access any content, anywhere, with complete anonymity. The best part? We give you unlimited bandwidth.

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Are there alternatives to jailbreaking a FireStick?

All you really need to stream on your regular TV is a decent internet connection, an HDMI cable, and your laptop. If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI port, the Roku Express+ still works with the red, yellow, and white jacks found on older TVs. Your PlayStation or XBox will also work as a streaming device.

For a little extra cash, you could get the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro, the most powerful Android TV device. That lets you side-load apps not available in the Google Play Store. Play it safe with CyberGhost VPN’s Android TV app installed on your Nvidia Shield.

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