With the latest fireOS (firestick operating system) Amazon has decided to hide the Developer options to ideally stop too many people from adding in third-party apps which let’s face it that’s why most of us own a firestick to jailbreak the firestick hypothetically speaking.
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In this article we will be showing you how to add back in the developer options so you can get to the setting we all love “Add Apps From Uknown Sources” setting.
Then we can get back to adding the coolest third-party android apps we want and turn the firestick into a next-gen home entertainment system.
You can use this guide for all Amazon devices from Firestick Lite, Firestick 4K, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV, Firestick 4K Max, and future Amazon devices.
What FireOS Versions Have The Developer Options Removed
If you own an Amazon device or Firestick then you won’t have Developer options enabled as standard if your FireOS version is above 18.104.22.168
If your firestick happens to still be set on a FireOS version lower than 22.214.171.124 you will still be able to access Developer Options.
But no matter if you have updated to the latest firestick firmware it’s easy to get developer options back in a jiffy so let’s proceed.
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How To Get Developer Options Back On A Firestick Or Amazon Device
If you have not yet updated fireOS firmware and still have third-party apps installed, then do not worry as you will not lose any third-party apps if you decide to update the fireOS all will remain the same you will just need to enable Developer Options following the below steps.
- From the firestick home screen choose Settings
- Click on “My Fire TV”
- Choose About (only if you do not already see Developer Options in the list)
- Press the ok button quickly 7 times on the first option in the list which will be the name of your firestick
- You will now see a notification that says “No need, you are already a developer”
- Once you see the above notice you have enabled Developer Options
Now on the firestick press the Home button and head back into Settings. Then back into “My Fire TV” and there you will see Developer Options.
You will now be able to go ahead and install all cool third-party apps, which if you are struggling to find any be sure to check out our Strong IPTV Blog daily for some great third-party apps to install on your firestick.
This is a very important thing to do when it comes to newer firesticks or any upgraded firesticks to make sure you can still sideload third-party apps on your firestick.
In any future update of the FireOS on your firestick or Amazon device be sure to follow this procedure again to get developer options showing again.