Tutorial how to install Firestopper for FW (temp fix for Firestarter)

Step By Step Guide for Fire TV  / Fire TV Stick

NOTE: The Recent BREAKS FIRESTARTER, The is a new temp/fix that will bring back some of the options of firestarter it is called FIRESTOPPER! 😉

First you must enable ADB Debugging in settings

fire stick adb

With ADB debugging enabled, you can remotely install (i.e., sideload) apps onto your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick,  Once enabled you can keep it on all the time since it can help with any future modding or access you may need.

  1. From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll down to ‘Settings”.
  2. Next, scroll to the right and select “System”.
  3. Next, scroll down and select “Developer Options”.
  4. Then select “ADB debugging” to turn the option to “ON”.

Second step is to now enable Unknown Sources settings

  1. Goto ‘Settings’
  2. Then ‘System’
  3. And lastly ‘Developer Options’
  4. Enable all 3 Settings

fire stick developer settings

Click OK if you see any warnings

Press back and Go into ABOUT and select NETWORK to get your I.P address.

We  are now finished with the configuration part.


Install in ES File Explorer from Playstore or amazon store directly.

Download ES File Explorer Download ES File Explorer

Open ES File Explorer Open ES File Explorer

Cancel ES File Explorer update, as it does not work anyway.. Cancel ES File Explorer update, as it does not work anyway..

Select Favorite Select Favorite

Select Add Select Add



Set Path to http://goo.gl/D87Fws and Name: to firestopper

Select Add

Then go down to the file location and install


Run the file and select OPEN FILE and then install

open file

After download select Open file

Select the X.X.X APK file


Select OPEN

Voila, FireStopper is already installed

If you want also install Kodi, go to Updates and select Update to latest Version

Wait for download has been finished


Select OPEN

Voila, Kodi is also installed

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Configuring FireStarter on Fire TV Stick or Device

Goto Settings -> Applications -> Managed Installed Applications and open FireStarter.

FireStarter Configuration for Fire TV

Goto Settings and setup what you want each button to do, by default, single home click opens FireStarter and double home click opens Amazon Fire TV home. you can customize this behaviour IE double click opens Kodi/ Single click opens Amazon home etc.  Finally, click on “Open ADB Settings”, turn off ADB Debugging and turn it back on again. Then reboot your Fire TV by pressing “Select” and “Play / Pause” buttons for 5 seconds.

Hope you enjoy this guide, it was taken from various links across the internet and put into a more manageable way hopefully to make it easier for you.

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