Fire TV adb/Firestarter/Kodi installation guide

Step By Step Guide for Fire TV  / Fire TV Stick

 

NOTE: The Recent 5.0.5.1 BREAKS FIRESTARTER, The below will not work

There is now a temp fix available called firestopper for 5.0.5.1, I will post more information shortly

 

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.

 


Install ES File Explorer from Playstore or amazon store directly.

Download ES File Explorer Download ES File Explorer

Open ES File Explorer Open ES File Explorer

Cancel ES File Explorer update, as it does not work anyway.. Cancel ES File Explorer update, as it does not work anyway..

Select Favorite Select Favorite

Select Add Select Add

ATTENTION: PATH HAS CHANGED, USE: http://fs.bpx.li

Set Path to http://fs.bpx.li and Name: to fire Set Path to http://fs.bpx.li and Name: to fire Set Path and Name

Select Add Select Add

Go down and select the newly created favorite called fire Go down and select the newly created favorite called fire

After download select Open file After download select Open file

Select the FireStarter-vX.X.X APK file Select the FireStarter-vX.X.X APK file

Select INSTALL Select INSTALL

Select OPEN Select OPEN

Voila, FireStarter is already installed Voila, FireStarter is already installed

If you want also install Kodi, go to Updates and select Update to latest Version If you want also install Kodi, go to Updates and select Update to latest Version

Wait for download has been finished Wait for download has been finished

Select INSTALL Select INSTALL

Select OPEN Select OPEN

Voila, Kodi is also installed Voila, Kodi is also installed

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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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If you like firestarter please do not forget to help out the Dev by donating to him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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