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Jailbreak the Amazon Fire TV Stick/Fire TV | 2018 (Better than Kodi)

September 12, 2019

so in today’s video we have a tutorial
teaching you how to jailbreak your fire stick but it’s going to be totally
different than the other tutorials we’re actually not going to be installing Kodi.
Kodi is the app that if you’re familiar with you know jailbreaking your fire
stick that’s the app that most people use this is a totally different app it’s
a totally different method of doing this I’m gonna show you that today because
Kodi hasn’t been working right for many people for me I’m using the new fire TV
that just came out this little this little guy you can use the fire stick
you can use the fire TV box you can use that all you’re going to need is your
fire TV device your remote control obviously an internet connection and a
TV so no computer involved nothing extra
like that it’s not gonna cost any money so we’re gonna get started with this
video and I hope you enjoy okay here we go we’re gonna cover the
basics first really quick I’m starting here on my home screen whereas all of
you should be as well starting from scratch so nobody’s left behind here the
first thing we want to do is to go over to the Settings tab on the top here
and now you just use your remote arrow keys to get there and you’re gonna press
down and you’re gonna get into these menus here and you’re gonna go to device
inside a device you want to click on developer options and then just turn
this on really quick you get this message here you just press turn on all
right now you can press your back arrow all the way back now we’re back on the
home screen again and the next step is to go to the magnifying glass on the top
left it’s right here it’ll bring up a keyboard like this just type what I type Oh WN the app we’re looking for is the
downloader app you can see it’s already suggested right here if that doesn’t pop
up for you you can just type out the whole thing
it’ll probably pop up after a few letters though so that’s what we’re
looking for you just click on that and this app here that says downloader with
the orange background that’s the one that we want so go ahead and click on it
it’s a free app so you just have to click and install it alright should only
take a few seconds and then you have a button that you can open the app alright
so when you first get into the app you get this little pop-up here you can
press allow and then this is kind of like the QuickStart guide for you know
your first-time startup just press ok ok so in this little URL box that’s in the
downloader app we’re gonna type in a URL here to get the app that we need I’m
going to type that out right now and you can follow along I’ll try to leave it on
the screen for you in bigger letters so you can see but this app is called
terrarium TV you so you can go ahead and pause the video
take your time you know type that in make sure it’s correct and when you’re
done you just press GO alright so it’ll load up the website here you’ll see this
little red circle on the screen that’s pretty much your mouse cursor you just
use your arrow keys to control it right away this is the link right here that we
want to click on this little green checkmark that says download terrarium
TV this version number might be different for you because your you might
be watching this in the future either way just click on that and it’ll
immediately start to download it okay so mine
downloading and it turns this big white screen here that says do you want to
install this application you’ll see in the bottom right you can select cancel
or install you’re gonna obviously want to click on install alright so it gives
you this great ECMO here that says app installed that’s great and you have two
options in the bottom right that say done or open we’re not gonna open it yet
because we still need to install one more thing so just click on done and for
this you can just press done as well so now you’re gonna have to go all the way
back up by using this red circle go all the way up and then you’ll see that this
whole underline at the top turns orange press the select button on your remote
control alright so once you’re in this little box up here you can just press
the button that says clear but to type one more thing here this one’s a little
bit long but it’s the last thing that we have to type out so just follow what I
type out and I’ll try to put it on the screen once again for you and also feel
free to pause if you need to you all right so I finally have mine all
typed out once you have it typed out you’re good to go
and you can press go in the bottom right all right so after I press to go you’re
presented with this screen here this is just the software pretty much that
allows that other app to play movies and TV shows so we’re not actually going to
be running this app the other app called terrarium TV is what you’re going to be
using you just need this to be installed on your fire TV in order to play the
movies and stuff so really quick we just click on download here all right so
after you click on download you’ll get to this screen here your download
probably won’t show up and those up there’s a link here that says if the
download doesn’t start click here so just click there and there you go it’ll
start up it’s a it’s a pretty small file should download pretty quick mine’s
already like almost done alright once again we get this big white screen you
can press install in the bottom right alright so that’s installed now we can
press done press done on this and we’re just gonna press the home button so you
might not see terrarium TV on your home screen yet so you’re gonna go down to
your apps and games go all the way over click on see all and down here yeah this
is the logo that you’re gonna see for the terrarium TV this is what you’re
gonna be running to watch all your movies and TV shows you can press the
little button on your remote that’s got like three horizontal lines and then
you’ll see the option that says move to front on the right hand side there you
go ahead and click on that alright press the home screen button again and there
it is guys so let’s launch it and I’ll give you a quick walkthrough alright so
when you first launch it you get this at the bottom here it says aloud
terrarium TV to access this device’s location I click on deny and then it
will say aloud terrarium TV to access your context I clicked on deny again and
then for this one you can actually click on allow and for some reason or another
a test the context one again go ahead and click on deny alright so now we have
to click our video player which if you remember we just installed the one
called MX player so go ahead and select that one and then this is just telling
you like some updates to the app you just press ok on that notification there
and then these are just the Terms of Use I guess you click on accept and here we
go so the main page is usually already set to TV shows so some people will
launch this and they’ll be trying to look for movies and they can’t find them
this is on TV shows right here if you want to go to movies go on the top left
up there with the three horizontal lines click on that and switch it to movies so
now you have all the latest movies you can click on this down arrow at the top
there and you can sort them just like you would in like Cody and Exodus you
can go ahead and sort them by category and new releases in theaters stuff like
that and then you just pick on what movie you want oh here we go so yeah
these pop-ups at the bottom that say allow or deny as soon as you get the one
that says deny and don’t ask again click on that you’ll just have to do this once
as soon as you click deny and don’t ask again these things will stop showing up
so go ahead and click deny deny there we go and then this pop-up it’s pretty much
just giving you instructions on how to use the app it’s already check barked
for don’t show again just use your down arrow and press ok all right so it’s
showing you when you want to watch the movie there’s that play button in the
top right there making it pretty obvious you just press your back arrow on your
remote control to get rid of that big blinking thing surrounding the play
button and here we go so if you want to watch this movie you can watch the
trailer first if you don’t know if you’re interested in it or not
then you can go up this is the play button in the top right as soon as you
click that it’ll have a list of streams available that you can watch and that’s
pretty much it so this is the movies tab and then we got the TV shows over here
it’s got a whole bunch of different series and stuff here so in my opinion
this is much better than Kodi actually I’ve been using this the past couple
days seeing how it works and I like it a lot better the only thing that’s kind of
annoying is it’s got the little ads at the bottom if you see but you know that
doesn’t bother me that much one other thing with the ads is like
once you finish a movie and you exit out of a movie like you’re done watching and
you press the back arrow sometimes it’ll have like a full screen ad and what you
have to do is just press the back arrow on your remote control sometimes you
have to press it twice and it’ll back out of the ad that’s the only like
annoying part of this but at least this actually works right now like every
movie I’ve tried it’s been working so if you have any questions about this
tutorial at all just leave it in a comment below if you made it this far
feel free to leave a like and subscribe to my youtube channel I do all sorts of
tech videos and stuff like that and I think you’d like it so that’s it for
today my name is David and I will see you guys next time Finished Jailbreaking your fire stick, great job!

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  • Reply Jeremiah Rodgers December 7, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Do this still work ?

  • Reply fishingjim1 December 8, 2018 at 3:06 am

    When I try to download an app it says I haven't synced my amazon email account. I bought my fire tv box already jail broke and if I attempt to put a burner email into it I'm afraid I'm going to delete all the apps that came with it. Kodi, firetvbox etc. I bought it off eBay and I have no way of contacting the person I got it from they're no longer on eBay or something. If I put an email in it and sync amazon will I lose all my jail broke apps? I need someone to help me with this. Ugh

  • Reply Luis Nash December 9, 2018 at 2:22 am

    hello my friend my name is Luis and i was doing the procedure of the downloader of but it didn't allow me to do it is there any other way?

  • Reply Luis Nash December 9, 2018 at 2:25 am

    and after do the download it says error:unknown host

  • Reply Derrick Leach December 17, 2018 at 1:17 am

    i keep getting error unknown host

  • Reply Alicia Powell December 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    so sad it didnt work for me

  • Reply oemytech January 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Don't forget to use VPN…

  • Reply MM2 0 January 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Are all free movies and shows in HD?

  • Reply Greg Matthews January 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    why do I keep getting error unknown

  • Reply John Pike January 7, 2019 at 1:39 am

    All I get when I type in the URL in downloader is: Error: Unknown host

  • Reply Pastor Peewee January 9, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Can I run both terrarium and kodi?

  • Reply dalexx dalexx January 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing this video David!
    ~ ALEX ALEX #alexalex

  • Reply Elsi Profesora January 17, 2019 at 3:32 am

    How do I get CNN live for free via firetv stick?

  • Reply Tonya Brightwell January 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I can't download Terrarium TV what can I do to fix this?

  • Reply Antonio1234 Fenner January 21, 2019 at 3:53 am

    why mines keep saying error it wouldnt allow me to download

  • Reply Tommy Diep January 27, 2019 at 9:40 am

    David can be install on Roku too??

  • Reply Joe McCandrew January 27, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    It would not allow me to download terrarium.

  • Reply J’Miah Magic February 2, 2019 at 6:34 am

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  • Reply Rosie and her Potholder Lazzara February 3, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Can you watch newly released theater movies with Terrarium and Kodi?

  • Reply a m e n d February 4, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Error: Unknown host pls help

  • Reply Angelito Pineda February 4, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Me too
    Always showing 5505 error

  • Reply Rapha Sam February 12, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I have fire tv recast. I can to install this software on that? If yes, I need to install on fire stick tv too? Thank you

  • Reply khamali roberts February 12, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Mines work thanks

  • Reply Fubar February 13, 2019 at 1:08 am

    No such thing as jailbreaking a firestick – its called sideloading

  • Reply Jade Tsan February 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Would not download Terrarium any suggestions

  • Reply Jade Tsan February 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    no luck with this said error Unknown host can you help

  • Reply Carlos Cruz February 16, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Unknown host…..😶

  • Reply Heaven's Devil February 19, 2019 at 11:15 am

    I really liked your video. You took your time and were very thorough. I am interested in getting a Firestick or Android Box, but I'm not sure which would be best for me. I have 50mbps internet and a fairly smart tv. Meaning it has apps, but I can't download any myself. Any suggestions???

  • Reply Rich Knight February 20, 2019 at 10:29 am

    can just steam the content or does it download?

  • Reply Flo Kistner February 20, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Help! When I try to install downloader I get an error message "Purchase Failure" and cannot install Downloader nor the ES File Manager – can someone provide a workable solution? Thank you!

  • Reply Charles Francis February 23, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    But will it get CBS All Access?

  • Reply Disney AX February 24, 2019 at 9:03 am

    You are the Man …. i went thru other videos and couldn’t keep up and you explain like it was a piece of cake … you are awesome and keep it up …. definitely subscribe to your channel…. thanks again 👍🏽

  • Reply Joseph Day February 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    You got a problem. The website doesn’t exist anymore.

  • Reply Retro719 February 27, 2019 at 4:35 am

    David, I have the Terrarium icon up but when I click on it, the sole terrarium icon will show up on the page but then it goes back to the previous screen. What's up?

  • Reply Lenin Capellan February 28, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    How i get subttitles because don't work

  • Reply W Wells March 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    David, I get the TV shows but movies show no data. Can you help?

  • Reply Kelsey Shedron March 4, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Mine is saying unknown host???

  • Reply Tiffanie Dreher March 4, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I’ve finished downloading everything onto my fire stick, but now when I go to launch the app for the first time, it closes out of it. What can I do?

  • Reply José Rosario March 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    hello! my firestick only has three taps (home, categories and setting) it doesnt has the search bottom. do you know why?

  • Reply bloodseeker666 March 8, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    KODI and Real Debrid is all you need

  • Reply Troy Harper March 9, 2019 at 3:28 am

    So much more and so much easier – Where did the "jail Breaking" name thing come from – People this is simply streaming and not hard to do to these android devices? No breaking anything or Jailbreaking or whatever – I guess that just makes it sound bad and may attract folks to this – Kinda like the old days of the DTV cards that were illegally "hacked" for lack of a better term? IDK – But these are all 3rd party apps and totally legal and KODI does suck – Try Cinema HD Free – Very fast and takes up very little space and everyone PLEASE use a VPN – Just study how to do this and avoid creeps and clowns that sell these things as "Jail broken" or "Hacked" no hack or anything evil – Just a simple path to a stream?? I do love these sticks and Boxes as Where I live cable is not cheap and offers NOTHING that you would want to pay for and PLEASE support your developers and sites that keep this shit going as It is NOT an easy process – Imma get off my soapbox now – loL –

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  • Reply Luis Salazar March 10, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Doesn’t work

  • Reply wolfe1970 March 10, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Can I watch live F1 using this app ?

  • Reply Hagen Gocht March 12, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Would really really like to be able to catch Maple Leaf hockey games! Is this possible?

  • Reply brandonofive gaming 64 March 12, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Easy instructions. Thank you so much.

  • Reply Dana King March 13, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Please help Can not get pass the 1st down load my say get free to dwnld then purchase failure

  • Reply Sally Sheldon March 14, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I'd like to use this for NASCAR races. Is that possible?

  • Reply Caprice Duprey March 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Please!!!! Help I watch her videos before to download links in order to watch certain movies however I'm trying to watch The War of the Planet of Apes which is a movie that I seen before I noticed that when the movie is playing there's no subtitles to display what the apes are actually saying when an actual movie unless you know what they are saying how do I fix this issue

  • Reply xF4T4Lx xG4M1NGx March 14, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Just use cyberflix with VLC.

  • Reply Dark R3scuer 32 March 15, 2019 at 4:38 am

    It wouldn’t let me download terrarium tv

  • Reply Elizabeth Rodriguez Barreto March 18, 2019 at 5:09 am

    My fire stick saids that Error: Unknown host.

  • Reply Michael Wallace March 20, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    i was able to get the terrarium to install but can't get the next one , i get an error message even tho i know it is typed in correctly. help?

  • Reply Paul Weir March 22, 2019 at 4:25 am

    is this better then Kodi dose it go down

  • Reply Steve Ryce March 29, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I tried to enter this url and it won’t let me download it’s saying unknown host ? What am I doing wrong

  • Reply Suzanne Sprague March 30, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Hi David, I get an error:Unknown host on the downloader. Help

  • Reply caribbean living March 31, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Giving me an error

  • Reply Shama 4ever April 7, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Getting error: unknown host. So frustrating i see others having the same issue amd no response

  • Reply Tina April 15, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Won't let me download it

  • Reply Daniel Griffin April 16, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Hey David,thanks for this tutorial. I am new to this and your instructions were superb. I had been thinking of installing Kodi but this seems a better option. I will dfinitely subscribe and continue to catch your videos

  • Reply Rodney Knutson April 23, 2019 at 12:16 am

    What is the purpose of jailbreaking. A amazon fire stick

  • Reply kubes28 April 26, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Why do people call it jailbreaking when all you are doing is enabling unknown sources, adding the downloader app and using firedl or any other android based program you want. Jailbreaking requires an APPLICATION to actually get through a bug in order to allow programs to be put on.

  • Reply Haytham Al Bulushi May 9, 2019 at 3:37 am

    How can I watch football on the stick

  • Reply miguelysu nuevolegado664 May 14, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Firestick wont even let me download the downloader app at all not even the immedge of the downloader app help pls

  • Reply Bobby Bobby May 17, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Excellent video…very straight forward and simple directions….thank you… another great app that has all live TV channels is Mobdro….it was not working for some time, but is working very well now. Thanks again…one of the cleanest instructional videos I have seen.

  • Reply Dx Marvelous May 18, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Thought downloader was free

  • Reply Jimmy Long May 19, 2019 at 3:58 am


  • Reply That Guy May 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    apparently not better than kodi if it is no longer up

  • Reply Kevin Johnson May 20, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Bullshit it's not free!

  • Reply Baisers11 May 25, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Would this also work with a fire TV or is a fire stick needed?

  • Reply King Kong May 29, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Doesn't work it's just watch TV now not terarumtv u have to sign in to download just a pain

  • Reply Let'sPlayDevil May 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    This Video has 2019 Dislikes 👍

  • Reply chevmaster100 June 8, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    terrarium tv is no longer available

  • Reply Robert Jackson June 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Do it really work

  • Reply Mike Bruner June 18, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Considering leaving Direct TV and installing Amazon Fire Stick on each TV (4). What do I do if we want NETFLIX along with our local channels?

  • Reply GARY LAVORGNA June 20, 2019 at 11:38 am

    can this be done on Roku also–thanks

  • Reply Monique Sadler June 23, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    They should have customer service just you tube.. I was on the phone with them for 20min then i got frustrated and came here boom in 5 sec it worked

  • Reply MrDarkwynter July 7, 2019 at 4:55 am

    This is an Excellent Tutorial!!

  • Reply Edward Thompson July 7, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I’m the one watchin this in the future.

  • Reply Uditendu Biswas July 7, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    David , thanks for providing the tutorial. I am new to this but, i saw movies of 2017, where can I get pay per views or other adult channels. Please let me know.

  • Reply Mariciel Gertrudes Gomez July 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    I have a fire TV stick 4k search the downloader app, I search and it pop-up. My problem is I cannot open it. I read the notification the I don't have a vaki billing address. Any ideas, thanks

  • Reply Victor Solomonides July 11, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Hi David
    Can I use this on my holidays abroad.

  • Reply Theresa Navarrete July 13, 2019 at 2:50 am

    How do I put the Facebook stream so I can watch the real world season 33

  • Reply Elvin Solano July 13, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    It doesn't work for me.

  • Reply Aaron Simpson July 14, 2019 at 4:21 am

    I went to the website you typed in and there was no link to click on…. I've watched multiple videos and can't find a single one that works lol

  • Reply Robert Berry July 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    great video, really helpful.

  • Reply Jithin Pv July 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    hi, how can i stream movies to fire tv from mac book, please help me

  • Reply Robert Perry July 16, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Just an FYI the Terraium TV app has been permanently shut down by the developer.

  • Reply Ashely Avitia August 1, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    es bueno

  • Reply chris walker August 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Mine doesnt even show settings

  • Reply David Zimmerman August 6, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    TerrariumTv has been shut down and discontinued as of August 6th, 2019 (when I tried to access it) I guess this is moot :-((

  • Reply Robert Foster August 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Thanks great information

  • Reply hunter 12512345 August 10, 2019 at 1:20 am

    I’m from 2019 and I went it said do not down load stuff like that and it said please uninstall imeeaditely so yeah

  • Reply Sharlene Tull August 12, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Awesome!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Morenita Mia August 15, 2019 at 3:38 am

    It says the tv app it's been shut down and discontinued 🤔

  • Reply Shohag Ahmed August 21, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Rooting in Android is equivalent to jailbreaking. And this shit ain't even showing how to root. SMH

  • Reply Jaana Rose August 29, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    What tv channels can you view on fire stick after jail breaking

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  • Reply jonathan baldwin September 8, 2019 at 10:07 am

    This doesn't work

  • Reply RonnyLamar KylesJr. September 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I did that it said webpage could not be loaded

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