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What is Jailbroken Firestick? How to Install Aptoide TV on Firestick

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A Fire TV Stick is a streaming media player that can directly connect to your TV. Fire TV Stick is an excellent option for anyone who wants to supplement their normal TV with streams. But what is Jailbroken Firestick? The term jailbreak means breaking out of a close system by adding specific new software. Jailbreaking gives you the root access to the device.

Once you get the root access of the device, you can now modify it as you see fit. Speaking of modification, the Fire TV stick by Amazon is based on Android, but Amazon has changed it into a kind of closed system. Jailbreaking simply means to just open up the system up to work with open source or more open programs.

Is Jailbreaking illegal?

No! Jailbreaking is not illegal. However, Jailbreaking is often against the device manufacturer’s terms of service, but it is not against the law.

Moreover, if you are using a Jailbroken Firestick to access copyrighted content, then it is illegal.

About the Jailbroken Firestick:

  1. You can buy Jailbroken Firestick online. The only major challenge is that they are quite a premium over the standard version.
  2. If you are someone who doesn’t want to spend a significant amount on jailbroken Amazon Fire TV Sticks, then you can simply jailbreak your own Fire TV Stick for free. All you will need is some patience and the right tutorial.

Step by Step instructions for Jailbroken Firestick:

Step 1: Click on the home button on the remote and visit the home screen of your Firestick.

Step 2:  Now, just hover over the settings menu item and click on Preferences.

Case 1: Click on the Privacy Settings.

Case 2: There might be a chance that all options under the preferences icon won’t be available on older Fire TV devices or systems that haven’t been updated. In that case, proceed to “How to Install Alternative App Store.”

Continuation of Case 1: After clicking on the privacy settings turn off all the options under the privacy setting icon.

Step 3: Now, go back and click on the Data monitoring option that is present just below the privacy setting. Turn off the data monitoring.

Step 4: Return to Preferences and from there, select “featured content”. Turn off every featured content option too.

Step 5: Click the back button, return to the previous screen and click the My Fire TV.

Step 6: Now, click on the Developer options

Step 7: Turn on the options for “Apps from unknown sources.”

Voila!! We have now jailbroken our Firestick by allowing for the installation of applications that aren’t available within the Amazon App Store.

 - What is Jailbroken Firestick? How to Install Aptoide TV on Firestick

Case 2: There might be a chance that all options under the preferences icon won’t be available on older Fire TV devices or systems that haven’t been updated. In that case, proceed to “How to Install Alternative App Store.”

Follow the steps below to install the Downloader & Alternative App Store on your Firestick/Fire TV.

Step 1: Launch the home screen and hover over the Search icon. Type “Downloader” in the icon and just click on “Downloader” which will appear under the keyboard.

Step 2: Select the downloader app and download it.

Step 3: Open the app and then click. Allow and click OK.

Step 4: Click the URL bar and type troypoint.com/app and then click the Go button.

Step 5: Now, you have to Install Aptoide TV on Firestick.

Step 6: Click install and then click Done.

Step 7: A pop-up window will appear, click the Delete button. This step is necessary to free up your Firestick’s or Fire TV’s storage space.

Step 8: Click on Confirm by selecting the Delete button again on the screen.

Step 9: Return to Your Apps & Channels and scroll down to locate and hover over Aptoide TV. Now press the menu button on your remote and select Move to the front to move Aptoide TV to the front of Your Apps & Channels.

Step 10: Now, you can see that the Aptoide TV is placed in front of your Apps & Channels.

Step 11: Aptoide TV is now successfully installed! Launch the application to get started and click OK.

Step 12: If there are any other prompts, just tap Allow.

Voila! You now have access to the Aptoide TV

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