If you are using a jailbroken Fire TV device then you are probably searching for a way to update jailbroken Firestick. In case you are looking for this then your search is finally over. Because in today’s article we are going to talk about updating a Fire TV device that is already jailbroken.
This is something that many people are asking throughout the internet but there is no such guide available that provides with the right information. In this way when I saw many people were asking the same thing I then thought to make a complete guide for the customers who are willing to buy a jailbroken device.
To understand everything related to updating I would simply suggest keeping reading this article until the very end. It is because there are a few important things that I am going to discuss here. So, if you miss anything you might not be able to understand this or end up having some problems while performing this.
Why You Should Update Firestick
Updating Fire TV is a simple process which is used to get the latest firmware update from the Amazon. It is highly recommended to keep the device updated to get the latest security patches. Even though from past few years Amazon is working on improving the interface as well.
However, in December 2020 they announced a completely re-designed layout and added some new features as well. The design is pretty awesome and is even better than the old one. In this way to get this new interface and also to fix the bugs, a user is required to update Firestick.
Most of you might have faced different issues while using a FireTV device like the screen went blank, home screen unavailable issue and sometimes even the WiFi keeps disconnecting. These issues are not common and most of them are related to the system update because you are not downloading the latest version of it.
In this way, if a user doesn’t download the new firmware of Fire TV device they might end up breaking their device. This is why Amazon has instructed users to update their devices. With that update, you will be able to fix minor and some major issues as well in just a few seconds.
Will Updating Jailbroken Firestick Delete Everything
Many people who heard about update Firestick are still confused if updating Firestick will erase mine date? Well! probably not updating is a simple process of installing the latest firmware files to the device. It is entirely different from the factory reset that means it won’t delete anything.
Some people are claiming on the internet that when a user updates a jailbroken Firestick the data will be deleted completely. But these are just rumours and even though I have many Fire TV Sticks which I used to update them whenever I found a new version is available.
However, until now I haven’t face any sort of thing like erasing data etc so just don’t worry while updating. Instead of this it even doesn’t change the settings etc that means everything will remain the same. For instance, if you bought a jailbroken Firestick so updating it won’t undo jailbreaking.
How to Update Jailbroken Firestick
Now coming to the main part of this guide as after reading the above section I am sure learnt many things. After this, you surely wanted to get the latest version on your Fire TV. Well! if that’s the case then I heard you because now we are moving towards the complete instructions of how to update jailbroken Firestick.
Although to learn the whole process it is recommended to read each step carefully and follow them as described. As if you don’t do this you may not be able to get the latest version. But in case if you are having an issue while following the steps then don’t worry you should check the screenshots instead.
Ok, so let’s not waste any time and check out below steps to update jailbroken Firestick:
Close the apps if you are using any and then from the Home Screen hover to the above menu and select Setting
After entering the Settings now just move forward and then click on the My Fire TV from there.
Once you entered into the My Fire TV menu you just need to open About section.
From there just scroll down and then click on the Check for Updates button.
Just wait for a while until it finds the update and then clicks on the Install Update button there.
When clicking on the Install Update button the device will restart and it shows Finishing Updates screen so simply wait for a while there.
Make sure you do not turn off the TV or press any key during the installation process or you this will damage the firmware. In this way simply wait until the process is completed and your device might restart several times during the update.
It will take only around 5 minutes depending on the update size as if you are getting the latest FireOS update then the time could be around 10 to 15 minutes. You just need to be patient and when the installation is completed you will see a completely new user-interface., some bugs fixed and so on.
Keeping any device updated is the highly recommended thing because it helps in providing with the latest security patch and it also provides a new interface. However, in this article, I provided users with the complete guide on how to update jailbroken Firestick because many people were confused over it.
Even though I have provided some questions along with the answer to help those who are confused over it. In case if you skipped that part then go above and then you will be able to get the answer for many questions. After reading this article I am sure you will be able to download the latest version for Fire TV Stick.