I would like to root my Amazon FireTV so I can sideload applications on it. Like XBMC (Kodi), Google Play, Google Play Movies.
My FireTV OS version is 184.108.40.206_user_511070220. Can I root it? What are the steps to root it?
For a list that may be more up-to-date, see AFTVNews software list.
Due to recent software updates that block rooting, some Fire TVs cannot be rooted. To know if your Fire TV can be rooted, check your software version by going to: Settings > System > About on your Fire TV.
If you made it this far, congratulations! You have a build of FireOS that is rootable. Let's proceed
towelrootfrom your FireTV application menu
make it ra1nbutton
subinary if you are asked.
Verify you have root access - see how can I tell if I have root
this can be done from a console/terminal window and connect to the FireTV via adb
adb connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:5555
adb shell su
You should be promted on your FireTV with a Grant request