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How to install Android TV 11 on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

While it is true that the Amazon Fire TV Stick is better than a Chromecast, no one can deny that the operating system included in this media player is not exactly the best on the market. Luckily now there is a solution as you can install Android TV on your Amazon Fire TV.

XDA Developers It is a forum specialized in the Google ecosystem and that does not stop launching the most varied modified ROMs. And one of the best known is LineageOS, one of the best-known Android forks, formerly CyanogenMod, and which is a hit among users who like to modify their equipment to give it a different touch than usual.

now from this forum They just published an unofficial LineageOS 18.1 ROM that allows you to bring Android TV 11 to the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It is not a simple process, but if you like to mess around, we invite you to try it. It involves unlocking the Aamzon Player Bootloader and installing a custom Recovery, but we will guide you step by step.

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Steps to install Android TV on the Amazon Fire TV Stick

Before continuing, we want to warn you of several points to take into account. First, if you do this flashing you will lose the Amazon warranty. What’s more, From AVPasión we are not responsible for any problem that may occur during the process. Finally, say that this ROM has a bug with Netflix, so every time a movie ends you have to restart the computer. A lesser evil in exchange for having Android TV on the Amazon Fire TV Stick, but for you to take this detail into account.

In order to follow the steps, it is very important that you have a version of the operating system Fire OS 7.2.7.3 or lower, so in case you want to do this update, you should not update your equipment. We invite you to read this article where we explain step by step how to prevent the Fire TV Stick from updating, in addition to using a compatible version to install Android TV.

Once you have met this requirement, you must follow the steps indicated in the xda walkthrough. We will summarize it here. To do it you will need a Linux distribution installed on your computer or on a USB. Do not worry, doing a quick search on the Internet, you will see that it is very easy to mount a portable version of Linux that boots directly from a USB.

First, we are going to reboot to recovery mode to install TWRP. To do this, open a terminal (using the keyboard combination Ctrl + Alt + T) and type the following:

  • sudo apt update
  • sudo add-apt-repository universe
  • sudo apt install python3 python3-serial python3-usb adb fastboot dos2unix

As well you must disable or uninstall ModemManager typing the following in the console

  • sudo systemctl stop ModemManager
  • sudo systemctl disable ModemManager

You’ll also need to have a microUSB cable handy. Lastly, download the zip file “kamakiri-sheldon-1.0.zip” through this link.

  • Extract the downloaded ZIP file and open a terminal (using the keyboard combination Ctrl + Alt + T) in the same directory where you have the unzipped file.
  • Enter the following script: sudo ./bootrom-step.sh
  • It should now say Waiting for device.
  • Plug in the Amazon Fire TV Stick (powered off) and wait for the script to finish.
    If it fails at any point, it stops and restarts the process.
  • Your device should now reboot into an unlocked fastboot state.
  • Run: ./fastboot-step.sh
  • Wait for the device to reboot into TWRP.

Now we will have TWRP or Team win Recovery Project, which allows us to install a custom ROM on the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You only have to download the ROM and GApps (remember that it is the 32-bit version) following these steps and you’ll have your Amazon Fire TV Stick with Android TV 11.

Actually, these would be the steps:

  • Run: ./fastboot-step.sh
  • Wait for the device to reboot into TWRP.
  • Select Wipe data, system (/system_root) and cache.
  • Lastly, install the ROM and gapps
  • Reboot and enjoy Android TV

As you may have seen, the process is not exactly easy, but we invite you to mess with your media player if you want to install Android TV on your Amazon Fire TV Stick.

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