Last Updated on June 9, 2021 by Andrew White
1 year back when I thought of Jailbreaking my own firestick, the first few questions that came into my mind were is it safe to jailbreak a firestick, or is it illegal to jailbreak a firestick. And I guess you must be thinking the same, right? well, you are not alone, there are so many users who are confused if is it safe to jailbreak my firestick or is it illegal to jailbreak it. Don’t worry today we got you covered, in this guide we will clear your all doubts.
What does Jailbreaking Firestick mean?
Now there are so many users who don’t know what jailbreaking a firestick exactly means. Let me tell you Jailbreaking is just a fancy word that often used by firestick resellers to attract buyers. Actually, Jailbreaking is a term that makes more sense with iOS devices, you must have already heard about jailbreaking iPhone or iPad.
When it comes to jailbreaking a firestick, it is nothing but a marketing strategy used by firestick resellers, the actual jailbreak means changing or removing the system files of the device or replacing the files with completely other files that’s what jailbreak means.
But when we jailbreak a firestick we are not even touching the root files of our device, installing third-party applications via the Downloader app is what actually jailbreak means in the firestick world. Sideloading apps that are not available on the official Amazon app store is what we call jailbreak in the world of firestick. Jailbreaking that we do in iOS and Play Stations is completely different from what we do in firestick. I hope I have made the definition of jailbreak firestick cleared for y’all.
It is Safe to Jailbreak Firestick?
Now let’s come to the actual question of this article, is it safe to jailbreak a firestick?
Well, are so many firestick users who either want to jailbreak firestick or they already done and now they are wondering if is it really safe to jailbreak it then let me tell you, my dear friends, it is 100% safe to jailbreak a firestick.
Jailbreaking your firestick will not cause any systematic problem or even any legal problem. You are completely safe and you can use your Jailbroken firestick to do whatever you want to do. You can install any third-party applications like Whatsapp, Google Chrome, etc on your firestick once it is jailbroken. Now I think you got your answer that Jailbreaking a firestick is completely safe to use.
Okay, but is it illegal?
Okay, I get it jailbreaking a firestick is safe but is it illegal to jailbreak a firestick? Well, as the firestick is your personal property, it is NOT Illegal at all to jailbreak it.
However, there is CATCH! jailbreaking a firestick is not illegal but the apps that you install on firestick may not be totally legal. Let me tell you if you installed an app that provides copyrighted content then you may end up in trouble if you keep using the app on daily basis.
There is one very famous media application that is Kodi, people often consider Kodi as an illegal app but let me tell you Kodi is not an illegal app, some addons that you use on Kodi are illegal. Addons that let you stream your favorite movies/tv-shows for free are illegal.
But don’t worry guys you can be safe even if you use these kinds of apps or addons on firestick. VPN is really a very good friend for all the firestick users and I highly recommend you to use one.
How to use VPN on Firestick [Always Protected]
VPNs are really important for safer streaming and in my every article I request my viewers to start using them. There are free as well paid versions of VPNs available online but in my opinion, free versions of VPN aren’t that effective. So, it is always recommended to spend some money on the paid version of VPN.
Even in paid options, there are some famous VPNs like IPVanish and ExpressVPN. I personally use ExpressVPN and it works pretty fine for my firestick device. If you also want to install ExpressVPN on your firestick then follow the below steps.
- First of all, go to your FireStick home screen.
- Now go to the search option and type ‘ExpressVPN‘
- Now the app will appear right in front of your screen.
- Click on the Get button to start the downloading process.
- Now visit the ExpressVPN website and place your order.
- Enter your Login ID and Password.
- After sign in you can start using VPN.
So, this was our guide where I answered one of the most demanded questions that I often receive in my comment section. And I also made some basic clarification about the term “Jailbreak” in the world of firestick. And I really hope that you learned something from this guide.
So, All in all, jailbreaking a firestick is completely a legal process and it is 101% safe. You can even sell your jailbroken firestick without any hesitation. So, if you are thinking to jailbreak your firestick then don’t think twice just go and do it. It is a very straightforward process and not gonna take more than 2 minutes.
I recommend my every viewer to jailbreak their firestick so that they can make the most out of their firestick device. Now if you have some queries or if you still got some doubts then don’t feel shy to comment down below, I’ll be more than happy to help you out.