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Using ES Explorer To Jailbreak Amazon Fire TV Stick

This has become a very popular method due to the fact that it does not require a PC to download and install Android applications to your Amazon Fire TV stick. You can do all of this on your streaming device, all on the comfort of your sofa and maybe some beer.

Awesome, right? Heck ya.

So now that you have this overwhelmingly popular Fire TV Stick connected to your TV, your thinking to yourself… lets jailbreak this sucka!

That seems to be the most sought after thing to do since you can access tons of free streaming content thereafter. Screw cable!

So in this guide, we’ll teach you how to side-load android applications (jailbreaking) onto your Fire TV stick like the latest version of Kodi Krypton 17, Mobdro and Showbox using ES-Explorer

These android applications are what you are going to install to access streaming feeds online.


Jailbreaking (side-load) your Fire TV Stick with ES Explorer 101 🙂

Please keep in mind, when I use the term “Jailbreak”. The device is not rooted or anything. We are simply just side-loading applications onto the device

Download ES Explorer on Your Fire TV Stick

ES File Explorer is a popular utility application you can download and install. It allows you to manage files and programs with a multitude of of other features. For our purposes, we’ll be using this to access a webpage and download APK files.

So at your Amazon Fire TV stick home screen, scroll to:

Applications -> categories -> Utility -> ES File Explorer

How to jailbreak your Amazon Fire Stick with ES file explorer
ES File Explorer Icon

Enabling Apps From Unknown Sources

Say what? Unknown sources? Yeah… you have to enable this because the files we are about to install (Kodi, Mobdro or Showbox) are unknown sources. I guess you can say, its not approved for the Fire TV Stick to install from Amazon.

Well, that’s why we are jailbreaking it!

At your Amazon home screen, scroll to:

Settings -> Device -> Developers Options -> Select “Apps from Unknown Source” to turn it on

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Download and Install Kodi (Example)

So we’ll just worry about downloading Kodi Krypton for now as an example and you can repeat the process with Mobdro or Showbox. This part is a bit tricky, so we’ll have some images to help guide you through the process.

  • Open ES File Explorer
  • Scroll down and move a bit to the right until you see a New with a PLUS+ icon on top
  • Click into Path, enter, click ok
  • Scroll down, until you see an android, select the ARM link
  • On the menu below where you found NEW, select more
  • Once it finished downloading, open the file and install.


Opening Kodi, Install a build or Add-on

After you finish installing Kodi, you can open it by going to

Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> Kodi Krypton 17

Thereafter, you can install individual add-ons using the INDIGO Installer

Or you can install custom builds, which are almost like a customized Kodi theme with a bunch of pre-configured add-ons installed created by a user or developer. Whatever :). This is probably the fastest way of installing a bunch of popular, commonly used add-ons with a pretty cool.. themed menu.


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