Originally Posted by elmerohueso
I'm sure you all know that Amazon locked down the ability to install apps from "Unknown Sources", which is why the only current method of sideloading apps is to do so over ADB. The following will let you enable "Unknown Sources", by directly changing the entry in /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db, so you can perform app installations directly on the FTV (which will come in very handy for installed Xposed modules and other things).
The FTV doesn't have sqlite3 installed, or else this would be much simpler. These steps show you how to change the setting using the SQLite Editor app.
Note: Navigating the SQLite Editor app may require a mouse
- Root your FireTV according to the steps here
- Install SQLite Editor via ADB
- Launch SQLite Editor, granting it SU access
- Select "Settings Storage"
- Select "settings.db"
- Select the "global" table
- Highlight the record "install_non_market_apps"
- Hit the Menu button and select "Edit Record"
- Change the Value to "1" and save the record
Every one the settings apk does work and you can check the unknown sources box to allow installation of any apk without sideloading!!
You need the settings.apk and you have to tweak a system app. Will provide a tutorial for all XDA community members in the near future. Right now looking to raise money for charity through paypal donations. It works I can install apks from any market, drop box or even when downloading from a web browser.
Fire TV is the stuff!!! Hope fire tv 2.0 offers HD audio and 4k compatibility and of course more memory