Step By Step Guide for Fire TV / Fire TV Stick
NOTE: The Recent 184.108.40.206 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
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.
- From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll down to ‘Settings”.
- Next, scroll to the right and select “System”.
- Next, scroll down and select “Developer Options”.
- Then select “ADB debugging” to turn the option to “ON”.
Second step is to now enable Unknown Sources settings
- Goto ‘Settings’
- Then ‘System’
- And lastly ‘Developer Options’
- Enable all 3 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 http://jocala.com/ and install ADBFIRE for your operating system.
Once Installed click finish
Once installed you will see this:
Now goto http://goo.gl/D87Fws 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)
Now you will see the name you have added, click CONNECT
CHANGE PRESET DIRECTORIES TO SDCARD
Click on install apk (and point to the APK file that your downloaded earlier)
Click OPEN and then click INSTALL
Wait for the install notification.
Congratulations you have now pushed ANY .APK file to your Fire TV Stick!.
Configuring FireStarter on Fire TV Stick or Device
Managed Installed Applications and open FireStarter.
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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