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By imtiajmeah, Senior Member on 30th April 2014, 05:37 PM
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Hi Guys,

I've created GUI app to easily sideload your apks to the Amazon FTV & Stick.... I will be updating it over time with extra bells and whistles.

Please take note that this app contains Towel root exploit which some virus checkers will report a false positive. (This app is 100% virus free)

I do not take any responsibility if you root your device and it gets bricked.

The link below will direct you to the download page where you will find the app.



Download website link:
Main http://goo.gl/woVu0s
or
Backup link http://goo.gl/lUNWaT

1. Unzip the folders to "C:\FTV"
2. Launch app "Amazon FireTV Utility App.exe"

I've tested it on Win7, Win8, and Win10.


Feel free to ask any question's, post any comments or concerns, or make suggestions for things you might like to see

Donation's are never expected, and always appreciated.

Enjoy
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Updates
Changelog v0.53

Added - 1-Click Download and install latest stable Kodi 15.x
Tweaked - Code cleaned up
Updated- FireStarter 2.7.2 Thanks to sphinx02 over XDA Developers for his great little app for more details go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...t-app-t3118135

Changelog v0.52

Updated - FireStarter apk to 2.7
Updated - Replaced all "Kodi Helix" reference in code with just "Kodi"
Removed - Partial Bootloader Unlock as Full Bootloader already available

Changelog v0.51

Added - Push OBB folder to /SDCard/Android/OBB/ (Place the OBB folder you wish to push in "C:\FTV\apps\OBB_Folder")
Bug - Fixed 5th connected device name incorrectly reporting 4th device name

Changelog v0.50

Updated - ADB drivers to version 1.0.32
Added - Check for valid file and path when installing 3rd party apk apps (User will be informed of any whitespace in file path)
Added - Power On or Standby toggle button
Added - FireStarter app - Thanks to sphinx02 over XDA Developers for his great little app for more details go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...t-app-t3118135
Added - Real connection status on FTV Details popup

Changelog v0.49

Updated option in settings to either have a progress bar when installing single apk or pushing files - OR - Have CMD box when installing multiple APK's or pushing multiple files
Hide Extract APK button when selecting Push file from dropdown
Tweaked when selecting a file it now remembers the last folder used
Added OTA update status in Detail box when you click on the Connected IPAddress
Added link on how to install ADB USB drivers if you select it in Settings menu (Will create my own quick guide eventually)
Added USB Drivers to the app
You can Select a file by clicking on the file path box

Changelog v0.48

Added the ability to extract installed APK files from the AFTV
Added USB ADB Connection for use with AFTVS (Many thanks to Poli Maltsos for the donation of an Amazon FireTV Stick)

Changelog v0.47

Added multiple APK install (require tickbox in settings to show option in Main)
Minor code cleanup

Changelog v0.46

Fixed bug when deleting file crash from SDcard and Download directory
Auto refresh list after deleting file from SDcard and Download directory
Added Progress Bar when Sideloading APK and Pushing files to AFTV

Changelog v0.45

Updated Kodi/SPMC temp logs delete from multiple directory depending on where it is installed
Added option to delete selected file from Download or SDCard directory
Added move Partial kodi data to extUSB
Added restore Partial kodi data to SDCard

Changelog v0.44

Optimised all .png files files now smaller. Thanks Sizzlechest at XDA forum for the tip
Fixed save IP Address setting bug
Save your selected Kodi Flavour on exit
Fixed advancedsettings4.xml bug
Fixed the xbmc_env.properties not writing to file bug

Changelog v0.43

Bug fixed for video cache installing in wrong location
Added additional v4 video cache config in Kodi cache wiki page
Added prompt before installing custom video cache, and offers to open wiki page if not sure which config required
Added option for SPMC and XBMC entire data can now be moved from SDcard to extUSB
Added option for SPMC and XBMC entire data can restored from extUSB back to SDcard
Updated SPMC for latest build 14.2 custom Key mapping file location
Updated SPMC for latest build 14.2 custom Splash screen file location
Added prompt before installing custom Key Mapping, and offers to open wiki page if not sure which config required
Tweak to Kodi flavor button description depending on which you select
A few code tidy up tweaks

Changelog v0.42

Added button - Kodi entire data can now be moved from SDcard to extUSB to free up internal memory space. For Amazon FTV firmware 51.1.5.0_user_515020820 and above which supports external USB. Thanks to AFTVNews http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-parti...l-usb-storage/
Added button - Kodi entire data can restored from extUSB back to SDcard. Thanks to AFTVNews http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-parti...l-usb-storage/

Changelog v0.41

Added more ikono TV icon switching now including (Kodi, SPMC, OUYA, TVMX, XBMC)
Some minor coding tweaks

Changelog v0.40

Updated Full Bootloader. The binary has been updated. The old version was unable to unlock certain Fire TVs. If you've already unlocked, you are fine. If it failed, this one should work. Thanks rbox for the continued development. Details http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...nlock-t3031867

More........

Changelog v0.39

Added Full Bootloader Unlock Thanks rbox for the continued development. Details http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...nlock-t3031867

Changelog v0.38

Fixed updated ikonoTV icon back to Kodi

Changelog v0.37

Update url now points to backup download site as main site keeps getting blocked
Updated warning message when switching ikonoTV to Kodi
Fixed bug pushing advancedsettings.xml to the incorrect dir

Changelog v0.36

Backup bug fixed for all Kodi flavours
Added a button to open the last screenshot captured in your default picture viewer

Changelog v0.35

Click on connected device at the bottom for your connected Amazon Fire TV system details
Fixed device connect & disconnect bug
xml settings put in folder (tidy-up)
Selected flavor set to Kodi
Updated to Llama.1.2014.11.20.2330
Option to install or delete Custom Splashscreen for all Kodi flavors

Changelog v0.34

Kodi icon graphics update with higher resolution png file. Thanks to drkhrse over at http://forum.kodi.tv/
Added a total of 7 saved IP Addresses
Added description for the saved IP Addresses
Added description to connected device statue
Fixed bug found in Bootloader setup

Changelog v0.33

Added very basic Multiple IPAddress for the luck people that have more than 1 device (Will update when I have more time)
Kodi Splashscreen Updated to new logo
ikonoTV Icon updated to new Kodi logo
Added connection status

Changelog v0.32

Bug fix for keyboard.xml on Kodi and TVMC
Code tweak

Changelog v0.31

Updated CWM SDCard/HDD folder mount to v3.1. Thanks jmandawg for the continued development. Details http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...-data-t2889319
XBMC Keyboard mapping updated and added v4 http://kodi.wiki/view/Alternative_ke...Fire_TV_remote
Added Backup / Restore option for Kodi Helix and XBMC TVMC
Added Splashscreen for Kodi Helix and XBMC TVMC
Added delete temp log files for Kodi Helix and XBMC TVMC
Added Bootloader install. Thanks rbox for the continued development. Details http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...-menu-t2941729

Changelog v0.30

Updated CWM SDCard/HDD folder mount to v3.0. Thanks jmandawg for the continued development. Details http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...-data-t2889319
Code tweak

Changelog v0.29

Tweak to uninstall app
Added CWM SDCard/HDD folder mount. Thanks again to jmandawg for the continued development. Details at http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...-data-t2889319
Added Bootloader lock. Thanks again to rbox for the continued development. Details at http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...nlock-t2925891
Sideload Button text updated to shows if you are sideloading app or pushing file to dir

Changelog v0.28

Updated Recovery Image. Now you can select the file you want from the recovery folder
Added CWM Auto Folder SDCard mount. For more detals headover to http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...-data-t2889319 thanks jmandawg
Code cleanup

Changelog v0.27

Updated remote keymapping
Updated minor bug with uninstall 3rd party apps
Update CWM Recovery 6.0.5.1.3 For more detals headover to http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...5-0-0-t2882336 thanks rbox

Changelog v0.26

Added Remote Keyboard
Rearranged Virtual Keyboard and Remote
Removed Classic TV icon as Ikono is worldwide friendly
Connect to Amazon FireTV on startup
Added Manual Connect in Menu
Added Manual Disconnect in Menu
Update notification Icon changed
Uninstall 3rd Party app option added
Sideload App button text updated
ADB connect to AFTV at start, and not when clicking on button for faster performance
Removed Close button from Main app and replaced with connection status

Changelog v0.25

Minimise App to toolbar is back
Update CWM Recovery 6.0.5.1.2 For more detals headover to http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...5-0-0-t2882336 thanks rbox
Updated warning message icon for Root, reboot, and recovery
Created a virtual remote control

Changelog v0.24

Added the ability to Sideload any file to /sdcard/download/ directory
Added the ability to Sideload any file to /sdcard/ directory
Fixed bug with advancedsettings.xml
Code tidy up for Kodi backup
Code tidy up for Kodi restore
Code tidy up for Video Cache
General code cleanup
Added note in Settings Menu to turn on ADB debugging

Changelog v0.23

Added Changelog website link to app
Updated download webpage link
Added Switch ikono TV to Kodi
Updated Llama config file with ikono TV > Kodi
Updated custom recover to firetv-cwm_recovery-6.0.5.1.1.img - Thanks again to rbox for all your hard work

Changelog v0.22

Updated Link2SD. Now works with Custom ROM by rbox
Added the ability to change the Recovery Image to Custom or Stock

Changelog v0.21

Fixed Kodi data backup

Changelog v0.20

Added tip for Llama config
Added Donation Link under Help menu (Please do help by donating)
Added Delete log files Button to clear temp folder and free up disk space
Update to Kodi from XBMC Splash Screen
Update to Kodi from XBMC Icon
Renamed a few references of XBMC to Kodi
Added custom Splash Screen for SPMC
All Kodi configuration Grouped Together
Added update checker

Changelog v0.19

Updated Llama.1.2014.07.11.0909.apk
Updated Llama config file to auto launch ClassicTV to XBMC
Fixed another GUI issue with some users custom themes
Added download link to dropdown
Checks if IP Address has been set
Connect to AFTV code tidy tweak
Mouse over button tweak

Changelog v0.18

Added Link2SD on Amazon Fire TV (Thanks to SaltyCookie_OnLoan2FM_SVE)
More details at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5&postcount=33

Changelog v0.17

Check to see if file selected before sideloading
As the app has now evolved more than just a sideloader Iíve decided to update the name to "Amazon FireTV Utility App"
Fixed visual bug with some users custom themes
XBMC Splashscreen consolidated into 1 button
Screen Capture date and timestamp bugfix

Changelog v0.16

Minor tweak to version info
Added and moved IP Address to Settings Menu
Added option to Minimise/Hide the CMD window in Settings Menu

Changelog v0.15

Added Cache Video Buffering config - Details at http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...cache#Examples
Reboot FTV confirmation
Screen Capture now has Date and time stamp (no need to move file before another capture)

Changelog v0.14

Bugfix for Firmware Upgrade/Downgrade
Added forum link in dropdown menu

Changelog v0.13

Updated XBMC keymapping v1,v2 ,v3 details http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title...Fire_TV_remote
Added Firmware Upgrade/Downgrade
Towel Root updated to v3 (updated a couple of versions back but forgot to log it)

Changelog v0.12

Basic screen capture (rename the file or move before taking another capture or it will replace the previous)

Changelog v0.11

Added OTA Disable
Added OTA Enable
Added FTV Reboot

Changelog v0.10

Switch ClassicTV icon with XBMC icon
Removed OTA Update (until brick recovery fix is found)
Removed reboot
Added Shell access

Changelog v0.9

Fixed Root package install

Changelog v0.8

Updated Root install
Added OTA update - Enable
Added OTA update - Disable
Added Reboot device

Changelog v0.7

Added Root

Changelog v0.6

The ability to downgrade apps i.e install previous version of xbmc (handy if you install nightly build)

Changelog v0.5

Command Window now in focus when running
Llama apk file updated
Added Llama XBMC config file upload
Disabled the X from top right of app

Changelog v0.4

Select app location default folder changed
XBMC keymapping v3 button added
XBMC Restore bug fixed
Added Llama install
Added Wiki Link in menu

Changelog v0.3

Backup now Userdata, Splashscreen, Addon
Install App *fix for updates
Install AutoPilot

Changelog v0.2

Added XBMC custom Splashscreen upload
Added XBMC backup and restore

Changelog v0.1

Sideload apk files to your FTV
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Look forward to test it tonight! Thanks.

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Originally Posted by imtiajmeah

Hi Guys,

I've created GUI app to easily sideload your apks to the FTV.... I will be updating it over time with extra bells and whistles.

https://www.dropbox.com/l/5bRCVHUmnzSOTYNOzgrIud?

1. Unzip the folder to "C:\FTV"
2. Launch app "FTV Side App Installer.exe"
3. CMD will launch automatically and run the ADB commands.
4. Once its all done it will confirm "Success" in the CMD window.

I've only tested it on Win8, but should work on Win7.

Enjoy

P.S I don't take any credit for the adb.exe and dll files. Just the frontend GUI interface.

What did you code this in? VB?

If i could suggest something, You can code a radio button that says AutoPilot and another that says Llama where it would download the apk from the web or include them in your zip file. Autopilot allows to automatically boot into xbmc upon reboot and llama lets you change the home button action.

If you go the download apks on the fly route can you use this command line to download the files
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "AutoPilot" "https://diegomejia.globat.com/android/AutoPilot.apk" c:\FTV\Autopilot.apk
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What did you code this in? VB?

If i could suggest something, You can code a radio button that says AutoPilot and another that says Llama where it would download the apk from the web or include them in your zip file. Autopilot allows to automatically boot into xbmc upon reboot and llama lets you change the home button action.

If you go the download apks on the fly route can you use this command line to download the files
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "AutoPilot" "https://diegomejia.globat.com/android/AutoPilot.apk" c:\FTV\Autopilot.apk

another suggestion is backing up folders on fire tv, for upgrading xbmc versions.
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Originally Posted by mejdam

What did you code this in? VB?

If i could suggest something, You can code a radio button that says AutoPilot and another that says Llama where it would download the apk from the web or include them in your zip file. Autopilot allows to automatically boot into xbmc upon reboot and llama lets you change the home button action.

If you go the download apks on the fly route can you use this command line to download the files
bitsadmin.exe /transfer "AutoPilot" "https://diegomejia.globat.com/android/AutoPilot.apk" c:\FTV\Autopilot.apk

Yeah VB... Good idea I will try and get them added on my next update
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another suggestion is backing up folders on fire tv, for upgrading xbmc versions.

correct, i also just thought of pushing advancesettings.xml and splash.png and even key layouts
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another suggestion is backing up folders on fire tv, for upgrading xbmc versions.

yeah... I was actually thinking that a couple of days back... Will get that added hopefully.
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yeah... I was actually thinking that a couple of days back... Will get that added hopefully.

wondering how hard it would be to automatically detect the amazon fire tv IP. Either scan for a series of ports that are open on the FTV or you can say make sure the FTV is off, scan the network for all IPs then have the user power on the FTV and scan it again. Compare the IPs and if done correctly there should be an IP that appears on the second list thats not on the first. Sorry for all the requests i just think its cool what you did and know these features would mean alot
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wondering how hard it would be to automatically detect the amazon fire tv IP. Either scan for a series of ports that are open on the FTV or you can say make sure the FTV is off, scan the network for all IPs then have the user power on the FTV and scan it again. Compare the IPs and if done correctly there should be an IP that appears on the second list thats not on the first. Sorry for all the requests i just think its cool what you did and know these features would mean alot

Something I will look into for future release.
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Something I will look into for future release.

wouldnt the backup of xbmc depend on the XBMC version you were running?

For Regular XBMC
/sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/

For SPMC Version:
/sdcard/Android/data/com.semperpax.spmc/files/.xbmc/

For XBMC on Ouya Version:
/sdcard/Android/data/tv.ouya.xbmc/files/.xbmc/

It might be easier to code a variable with the location and have three radio buttons (XBMC, SPMC, Ouya) on the top where they would choose the version they were running. Would keep it cleaner

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