How To Turn Off Auto Updates On The Firetick

Do you hate the constant software updates on your Fire TV? Have you tried scrolling through all the options in the Settings menu a million times to try to disable them? The thing about the Fire TV is that it doesn’t have an inbuilt option for you to cancel the updates. There is no button in the menu.


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So, you have to wait for them to download whenever a new one is available. This can be a very annoying problem. Luckily for you, there is a way you can solve it. Since the Firestick doesn’t have that feature in its menu, you will have to use a different method. 

We will show you every step you need to follow before you can cancel those annoying updates. All you have to do is follow these simple steps. You will quickly get the hang of it. Now, let’s get right to it. 

Step 1

First, turn on your Fire TV. The Fire TV has to be up and running for the trick to work. Next, go to the “Settings” menu on the top bar.

 

Step 2

 Scroll all the way to the end until you find “Device”. Select it. Now, go to “Developer” options and enable ADB. 

Step 3

Now here comes the tricky part. For this, you will have to use your PC either Windows or Mac. Open Run to type in the following command – “adb shell”

Step 4

The next command in line is “su”. Type it. If your Fire TV asks for permission to enable “Super user access”, grant it.

Step 5

Now it’s time for the next command. Make sure to type in the appropriate command for the specific device you are using. Otherwise, the command won’t work.

  • For users with OS3 – You will need to type in the command: “pm disable com.amazon.dcp.” 
  • For users with OS5 or higher – You need to type in the command: “pm disable com.amazon.device.software.ota”

Step 6

When you are done, type the command “exit”. Type in the exact same command two times to close the process. 

Have in mind that if you do a Factory Reset on your TV, the updates will be back. That means you will have to do the same thing over again. So, make sure that you avoid resetting your Firestick if you want to keep the settings as they are. 

If you want to turn the updates back on, replace the command “disable” with the word “enable”. The same thing you did in Step 5. 

Conclusion

If you hate the annoying updates that pop up on your Fire TV, this is the way you can get rid of them. It may seem a bit complicated at first. But, if you type in the exact commands, you won’t have a problem disabling them. 

Make sure that you copy-paste the words in the brackets. However, do not type the brackets as well. That’s it! Just follow the steps in chronological order and you will do it in no-time. Let us know if you found this guide helpful in the comments below. 

Source for Run commands: https://forums.tomsguide.com/faq/how-to-block-software-updates-on-amazon-fire-tv.203635/