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By rainman74, Senior Member on 14th March 2018, 01:19 AM
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I hereby discontinue support for my Fire TV Guides and Apps. I've been a big fan of Fire TV devices for the last 2-3 years, but Amazon has now with each firmware further limited the possibilities of a configurable Android environment and even destroyed standard Android commands. This goes too far for me now.

I can recommend the following devices to anyone who wants to have a reasonable and much better Android TV experience, which I now use myself and am enthusiastic about:
  • Mi Box
  • Mi Box S
  • Sony Android TV (ATV3 platform, eg. XF7, XF8, XF9 or higher)
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14th March 2018, 08:49 AM |#2  
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@rainman74 hello, now is raining outside ) can you tell me what app you have used to decomplile the application and recompile ? i have seen you have made modification only to AndroidManifest, you have inserted an intent filter.
<intent-filter>
<action
android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
<category
android:name="android.intent.category.HOME" />
<category
android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
</intent-filter>

i have try many times to modified the android manifest decompile and recompile the apk with apk multi tool and fail to install the apk after recompile. with android studio i was only able to read
15th March 2018, 12:25 AM |#3  
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Thank you @xhostluv, by your idea I have tried the HALauncher on a Fire TV and this can be configured optimally as a Leanback-Launcher alternative.

Since the HALauncher is not recognized as a launcher app on a Fire TV, I modified the APK accordingly. This is now defined automatically as the default launcher of Fire OS (if only the HALauncher is still available and the Amazon Launcher has been deactivated or uninstalled).

If there are multiple launchers installed (but not the Amazon Launcher), the Fire OS launcher selection dialog will appear, for choosing which one you want! Alternatively, you can also choose the HALauncher via Launcher Hijack.

Modified version of HALauncher for Fire TV
Attachment 4446396

Modifications:
  • Recognition as Home-Launcher App on Fire TVs
  • Selectable via Fire OS 5 or Launcher Hijack
  • Ignore Updates

Great work! Thank you!
15th March 2018, 12:48 AM |#4  
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Thank you for all your work!
6th April 2018, 05:34 PM |#5  
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Hi guys!
- brand new stick
- FireStarter, Kodi 17.6 and Build installed

Qs:
How am I able to ...
a) ... replace AMAZON-launcher by HALauncher?
a) ... get Kodi out of FireStarter to TV-sticks mainpage (to avoid the step to start FireStarter first)
b) ... get Kodi-Build-logo (build: NoLimits) to TV-sticks mainpage (to avoid the step through FireStarter/Kodi)
c) ... get Kodi-Build (build: NoLinits) autoload while powering up TV-Stick
d) ... get that Homebutton-thing working again (2x Build and 1x regular Stick-MenĂ¼ [or vise versa])

Thx
7th April 2018, 01:23 PM |#6  
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Hi guys!
- brand new stick
- FireStarter, Kodi 17.6 and Build installed

Qs:
How am I able to ...
a) ... replace AMAZON-launcher by HALauncher?
a) ... get Kodi out of FireStarter to TV-sticks mainpage (to avoid the step to start FireStarter first)
b) ... get Kodi-Build-logo (build: NoLimits) to TV-sticks mainpage (to avoid the step through FireStarter/Kodi)
c) ... get Kodi-Build (build: NoLinits) autoload while powering up TV-Stick
d) ... get that Homebutton-thing working again (2x Build and 1x regular Stick-MenĂ¼ [or vise versa])

Thx

Look around, your questions are all explained in this forum
7th April 2018, 10:35 PM |#7  
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I have already red nearly everything and tried a lot but with no success...
Maybe you/someone might be able to give me a short help (links/tuts).
7th April 2018, 10:53 PM |#8  
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I have already red nearly everything and tried a lot but with no success...
Maybe you/someone might be able to give me a short help (links/tuts).

What Fire TV do you have and which Firmware? With or without root?

Please post a few screenshots, which show what your problems are...
7th April 2018, 11:44 PM |#9  
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- FireTV-Stick (2nd; Alexa voice)
- latest Firmware
- no root
- latest FireStarter
- Kodi 17.6
- latest NoLimits-Build

Problem:
a) to get into NoLimits-build I do have to start FireStarter - Kodi - Build
--- Would like to have NoLimits-shortcut directly on Stick-mainpage within Apps

b) the homebutton-issue
2x home = NoLimits-build will show up
1x home = regular AMAZON-mainpage will show up
8th April 2018, 12:20 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by DESASTER75

- FireTV-Stick (2nd; Alexa voice)
- latest Firmware
- no root
- latest FireStarter
- Kodi 17.6
- latest NoLimits-Build

Problem:
a) to get into NoLimits-build I do have to start FireStarter - Kodi - Build
--- Would like to have NoLimits-shortcut directly on Stick-mainpage within Apps

b) the homebutton-issue
2x home = NoLimits-build will show up
1x home = regular AMAZON-mainpage will show up

Since you have the latest firmware 5.2.6.2 without root, many settings and hacks won't work anymore. You don't have to try around much anymore, it's pointless
8th April 2018, 08:35 AM |#11  
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Hi! Bad luck!
Any chance to root device now and get some stuff running/working WITHOUT deleting data? Would that work or what I do have to do?
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