Thanks Meter 437
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Undisclosed Swamp Location, FL
Here is xbmc13.2 beta 1 compiled to work as an android launcher. Just a couple tweaks from stock including..
Thanks to mejdam for testing the proceedure for me..
- Modified manifest to act as Android Launcher
- remote sends keypress set as default
- tweaked advancedsettings.xml
- xbmchub/xunity/mashup sources included
To get this going without xposed modules follow these steps....
(You will loose access to the firetv launcher and amazon prime videos/store)
You will want to sideload an app that can freeze apk's ie appfreezer or titanium backup.
You will probably want to get anything you want from the amazon store (ie the firetv netflix app).
You will want to sideload an android app manager (as you will loose the ability to uninstall apps from the firetv launcher), and sideload the google playstore so you can easily install apps.
1)Sideload the xbmc
from this thread
2)Launch you apk freezer app and freeze the firetv launcher (depending on your app it may be listed as KFTV Launcher)
3)Press the home key on your firetv remote. Select XBMC and always from the popup, and let XBMC load its first run.
If you want the box to show the kewl slideshow screensaver and goto sleep as before then under XBMC settings/system/Powersaving set timer to 20 minutes and function to Quit. With these settings as long as a video is not playing or paused xbmc will shutdown in 20 mins and the amazon slideshow screensaver will come up and the box will eventually sleep like normal.
Pressing home on firetv remote will wake it up.