The Fire TV Stick 4K runs Fireplace OS which is definitely primarily based on Android however completely different from Android TV. Customers don’t get Google’s Play Providers and Play Retailer however get Amazon’s personal app retailer and companies. Nevertheless, whilst you can sideload apps from different sources, accessing Google companies saves you the effort, and now there’s a strategy to get the Android TV UI together with Google Providers on Amazon’s streaming stick.
To get the Android TV person interface on the Fireplace TV Stick, you need to comply with the process put collectively by the XDA-Developer member ”burcbuluku”. The steps that are listed beneath will remodel your Fireplace TV Stick 4K into an Android TV gadget with the addition of sure Google companies whereas nonetheless conserving Amazon’s personal companies akin to Alexa and the Amazon Appstore.
To get began, you want a Fireplace TV Stick 4K (2018), a TV or monitor, a Fat32-formatted USB drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and an OTG adapter. Do notice that the process voids your guarantee. Under are the steps outlined by ”burcbuluku”:
- Backup your information.
- Unlock the bootloader and set up TWRP utilizing this guide.
- Obtain and extract Firestick 4K Android TV TWRP Backup.rar to TWRP backups path on a USB stick; TWRP > BACKUPS > G070VM0984752N1Q
- Do a manufacturing facility reset through TWRP (use the OTG adapter and keyboard/mouse to navigate)
- Restore from the TWRP backup that you simply ready.
- Reboot to system.
- Hook up with Wi-Fi and log in to your Amazon account. (nonetheless utilizing keyboard or mouse to navigate)
- Go to Settings > Fireplace OS > Controllers and Bluetooth Units and pair your Fireplace TV distant. (now you possibly can ditch the keyboard)
Every part just about works fantastic save for the Google Assistant and Google Voice Search that are confirmed are usually not working.
We anticipate a process for different fashions of the Fireplace TV Stick will floor within the close to future. We additionally received’t be shocked if a instrument is developed that makes the process a lot simpler.
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