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XBMC 13.2b1 Launcher Mod (no xposed modules necessary)

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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

http://www.datafilehost.com/d/69c415f3

To get this going without xposed modules follow these steps....
(You will loose access to the firetv launcher and amazon prime videos/store)

PREP

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.

4)Reboot Firetv.

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.
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Is there anyway you can just upload the tweaked xbmc apk without the launcher modifications.
 
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You don't have to use the launcher option.. As a matter of fact it will be disabled if you are running the kftv launcher. So go ahead and use this one.
 
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3)Press the home key on your firetv remote. Select XBMC and always from the popup, and let XBMC load its first run.
Wow, this will really help me. I always knew the chooser was there, but after hours of debugging I was still never able to figure out what is preventing it from opening. This is good to know that I can force it this way, to try to figure out whats preventing it from opening in the normal case where the launcher isn't frozen.
 
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The launcher itself is preventing it and other things as well like input method swapping etc.. Mejdam inadvertantly found it getting the ouya store to work..
 
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The launcher itself is preventing it and other things as well like input method swapping etc.. Mejdam inadvertantly found it getting the ouya store to work..
i even created a video showing how i freeze kftv launcher. Thanks for the xbmc mod. Anyway you can mod the latest SPMC version into a launcher? thats my prefered xbmc version.
 
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Sure give me a link
 
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Try this.. http://www.datafilehost.com/d/51e1e636
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thank you, i'll test it once i get home.

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