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By Bropinski, Junior Member on 18th September 2017, 12:05 AM
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First and foremost, thanks to @bibikalka for his thread of disabling OTA updates on the Amazon Fire TV Stick 2nd Gen. @rainman74 for clarification on needing an alternative TV Launcher (Appstarter) as well as the implications of running the "adb uninstall -k --user 0 and finally @patriot1889 for creating an app Confireator which allows users to still be able to access the Factory Restore option, WiFi settings, Bluetooth settings and Application Settings in a easy user interface. Also, thanks to @esc0rtd3w's script to removing bloat on the First Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick which is what I used as a base for what I removed: https://github.com/esc0rtd3w/firesti...oat-disable.sh

Run these commands from your ADB using "adb uninstall -k --user 0 "
Below are all the APKs I have disabled. This will remove ALL Amazon features including the launcher, appstore, videos, etc. Make sure you have a different launcher as well as Confireator so you are still able to access the Factory Restore option, WiFi settings, Bluetooth settings and Application Settings. I also suggest using Launcher Hyjack so home button recognition works. Proceed ONLY if you use your Fire Stick v2 for non-Amazon activities and want the performance boost for your device. You have been warned.

Here is a list of everything I have disabled:

Code:
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.device.software.ota
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.device.software.ota.override
adb uninstall -k --user 0 android.amazon.perm
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.ags.app
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.android.marketplace
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.bueller.music
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.bueller.notification
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.client.metrics
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.client.metrics.api
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.communication.discovery
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.connectivitydiag
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.dcp	
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.device.crashmanager
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.device.logmanager
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.device.messaging
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.device.sync
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.devicecontrol
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.dp.logger
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.identity.auth.device.authorization
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.imp
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.kindle.cms
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.kindle.devicecontrols
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.kso.blackbird
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.ods.kindleconnect
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.parentalcontrols
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.platform.fdrw
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.precog
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.providers
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.providers.contentsupport
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.recess
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.securitysyncclient
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.settings.systemupdates
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.sharingservice.android.client.proxy
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.shpm
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.sync.provider.ipc
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.sync.service
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tcomm
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tcomm.client
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tmm.tutorial
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.csapp
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.fw.metrics
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.legal.notices
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.oobe
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.support
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tz.webcryptotzservice
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.videoads.app
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.visualonawv
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.captiveportallogin
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.vizzini
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.storm.lightning.services
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.storm.lightning.tutorial
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.whisperlink.core.android
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.whisperplay.contracts
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.whisperplay.service.install
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.wcast.sink
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.avod
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.shoptv.client
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.venezia
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.webview
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.svox.pico
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.launcher
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.managedprovisioning
adb uninstall -k --user 0 amazon.jackson19
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.nimh
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.ivona.tts.oem
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.ivona.orchestrator
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.advertisingidsettings
adb uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.dobly
Below are all the APKs I did NOT remove. These are the result of me preforming a "adb shell pm list packages"
Code:
com.amazon.tv.resolutioncycler
com.amazon.ssmsys
com.amazon.tv.ime
com.android.providers.media
com.amazon.dcp.contracts.library
com.android.wallpapercropper
com.amazon.metrics.api
com.amazon.device.controllermanager
amazon.fireos
com.android.documentsui
com.android.externalstorage
com.android.htmlviewer
de.szalkowski.activitylauncher
com.amazon.alta.h2clientservice
com.android.providers.downloads
com.amazon.tv.parentalcontrols
com.android.providers.tv
com.amazon.tv.ottssolib
com.android.inputmethod.pinyin
com.android.defcontainer
com.android.providers.downloads.ui
com.android.pacprocessor
com.amazon.tv.intentsupport
com.android.certinstaller
android
com.amazon.ssm
com.amazon.fireinputdevices
com.android.backupconfirm
com.mediatek.floatmenu
com.android.providers.settings
com.amazon.kindleautomatictimezone
com.android.sharedstoragebackup
de.belu.appstarter
com.amazon.unifiedshare.actionchooser
com.amazon.device.messaging.sdk.internal.library
com.amazon.tv.settings
com.android.keychain
com.amazon.device.sale.service
com.android.packageinstaller
com.amazon.device.settings.sdk.internal.library
com.android.proxyhandler
com.amazon.acos.providers.UnifiedSettingsProvider
com.amazon.wifilocker
com.amazon.dcp.contracts.framework.library
com.amazon.android.service.networkmonitor
com.android.vpndialogs
com.amazon.awvflingreceiver
com.amazon.application.compatibility.enforcer
com.android.shell
com.baronkiko.launcherhijack
com.android.providers.userdictionary
com.android.location.fused
com.android.systemui
com.amazon.bluetoothinternals
com.amazon.device.settings
com.amazon.device.sync.sdk.internal
com.android.bluetooth
com.amazon.device.lowstoragemanager
com.amazon.webview.chromium
com.amazon.webview.metrics.service
com.amazon.application.compatibility.enforcer.sdk.library
DO NOT DISABLE THE FOLLOWING BELOW OR ELSE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FACTORY RESET!
Code:
com.amazon.tv.settings
com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.AppDisableService
com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.FactoryResetActivity
This is as good as it is going to get in terms of getting better performance for us 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick Users out there... until we get root (hopefully)!
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18th September 2017, 08:31 PM |#2  
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Is this list usable for (rooted) fire tv stick 1 (I know I can use pm disable command, I'd just like to know if I can apply it to the same list. I also took a look to the specific debloat thread for ftv stick 1 but packages seems different and never understood which of the packages listed in debloat.sh script are safe to use).

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18th September 2017, 09:04 PM |#3  
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Is this list usable for (rooted) fire tv stick 1 (I know I can use pm disable command, I'd just like to know if I can apply it to the same list. I also took a look to the specific debloat thread for ftv stick 1 but packages seems different and never understood which of the packages listed in debloat.sh script are safe to use).

Please see this thread:https://forum.xda-developers.com/fir...t3325333/page2

Users say they were able to use esc0rtd3w commands to debloat the FTV Stick 1. All the packages should match up perfectly with your's since they are both FTV Stick 1. I can say that my list (which is a FTV stick 2) had the majority of the same package names. So yes, you can use my list above. However, If I were you I would take a look at esc0rtd3w's list to thoroughly disable all your bloat.
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19th September 2017, 06:40 PM |#4  
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Thanks for advice,
I did read that thread. I eve replied to it. It's just that a few users experimented issues with some service I need (Netflix most of all) so I wanted to be sure the whole script was 100% safe. I guess as soon as I have time I'll test the packages one at a time to check if they cause any harm.

Regards.

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Please see this thread:https://forum.xda-developers.com/fir...t3325333/page2

Users say they were able to use esc0rtd3w commands to debloat the FTV Stick 1. All the packages should match up perfectly with your's since they are both FTV Stick 1. I can say that my list (which is a FTV stick 2) had the majority of the same package names. So yes, you can use my list above. However, If I were you I would take a look at esc0rtd3w's list to thoroughly disable all your bloat.

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Cheers for this, before I try this however, how much ram/memory does this save? How much did it save for you? Cheers
27th September 2017, 05:29 PM |#6  
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Cheers for this, before I try this however, how much ram/memory does this save? How much did it save for you? Cheers

Unfortunately, I didn't look at my RAM usage before and after as I did not have an apk installed that provided me with that information. However, I use my Amazon Firestick v2 primarily for Kodi and can say that there is no more lag or no freezing while switching menus.

As for your question regarding how much disk space this will save you, @rainman74 summarized it best on the Disable OTA Thread

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Originally Posted by rainman74

No, you can't debloat your stick/box with esc0rtd3w's hints without root on current firmware versions, because you will not gain additional space on eMMC with only uninstalling apks for user 0. The uninstalled apks remains on eMMC, but in an uninstalled state and therefore "disabled".

Hope this helps!
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This is great. Thanks for this, it works a treat.

I have created this little app to allow quick access to the three settings we still have access to.
I'd post it as a link but I can't, because I'm a new user
Code:
mediafire.com/file/yea8ll52xce2kib/confireator.apk
Let me know what you think!
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Originally Posted by patriot1889

This is great. Thanks for this, it works a treat.

I have created this little app to allow quick access to the three settings we still have access to.
I'd post it as a link but I can't, because I'm a new user

Code:
mediafire.com/file/yea8ll52xce2kib/confireator.apk
Let me know what you think!

Which 3 settings do you mean?
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Which 3 settings do you mean?

"Factory Restore option, WiFi settings, Bluetooth settings "
9th October 2017, 02:12 AM |#10  
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"Factory Restore option, WiFi settings, Bluetooth settings "

ok, I'll try your apk...

What's about App-Menu? (adb shell am start -n com.amazon.tv.settings/.tv.applications.ApplicationsActivity)
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ok, I'll try your apk...

What's about App-Menu? (adb shell am start -n com.amazon.tv.settings/.tv.applications.ApplicationsActivity)

I can add that in too. Honestly, I forgot about that menu.
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