How to Push Zip Files to Kodi on Fire Stick with adbFire

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.

Push Zip Files to your Fire Stick via ADBFIRE.

First goto and install ADBFIRE for your operating system.

adb fire kodi

Once Installed click finish

adbfire for kodi

Once installed you will see this:

adb fire kodi

Now goto and download firestopper.apk to your PC/MAC.

In ADBFIRE click on NEW and enter your name and I.P address (which you got earlier)

adb for kodi

Click SAVE

Now you will see the name you have added, click CONNECT

adb for fire tv stick


Click on install apk (and point to the APK file that your downloaded earlier)

fire tv apk file kodi

Click OPEN and then click INSTALL

Wait for the install notification.

adb install for kodi fire tv

Congratulations you have now pushed ANY .APK file to your Fire TV Stick!.


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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