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By 0815hoffi, Senior Member on 23rd April 2020, 08:21 AM
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After Tests i found out , you can replace amazon launcher without other Tools.

Please test if you want.

1 install launcher of your choice.

Boot twrp.

adb shell mount -o rw /system

Backup Apps
adb shell "cp /system/priv-app/com.amazon.firehomestarter/com.amazon.firehomestarter.apk /sdcard/"

adb shell "cp /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk /sdcard/"

Delete amazon launcher.

adb shell "rm -r /data/app/com.amazon.tv.launcher-1/"

adb shell "rm -r /data/app/com.amazon.firehomestarter/"

adb shell "rm -r /data/data/com.amazon.tv.launcher/"

adb shell "rm -r /data/data/com.amazon.firehomestarter/"

adb shell "rm /system/priv-app/com.amazon.firehomestarter/com.amazon.firehomestarter.apk"

adb shell "rm /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk"

adb push NewSettingsRoot.apk /sdcard/NewSettingsRoot.apk

adb shell "mkdir /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/"
adb shell "chmod 0775 /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/"
adb shell "chown root:root /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/"

adb shell "cp /sdcard/NewSettingsRoot.apk /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/NewSettingsRoot.apk"
adb shell "chmod 644 /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/NewSettingsRoot.apk"

adb shell reboot


Workaround : The Settings app. Requires root
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File Type: zip Amazon_Launcher_Replacement.zip - [Click for QR Code] (2.06 MB, 190 views)
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25th April 2020, 09:15 AM |#2  
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25th April 2020, 09:47 AM |#3  
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New Settings APK in 1st Post
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0815hoffi

After Tests i found out , you can replace amazon launcher without other Tools.

Please test if you want.

1 install launcher of your choice.

Boot twrp.

adb shell mount -o rw /system

Backup Apps
adb shell "cp /system/priv-app/com.amazon.firehomestarter/com.amazon.firehomestarter.apk /sdcard/"

adb shell "cp /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk /sdcard/"

Delete amazon launcher.

adb shell "rm -r /data/app/com.amazon.tv.launcher-1/"

adb shell "rm -r /data/app/com.amazon.firehomestarter/"

adb shell "rm -r /data/data/com.amazon.tv.launcher/"

adb shell "rm -r /data/data/com.amazon.firehomestarter/"

adb shell "rm /system/priv-app/com.amazon.firehomestarter/com.amazon.firehomestarter.apk"

adb shell "rm /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk"

adb push NewSettingsRoot.apk /sdcard/NewSettingsRoot.apk

adb shell "mkdir /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/"
adb shell "chmod 0775 /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/"
adb shell "chown root:root /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/"

adb shell "cp /sdcard/NewSettingsRoot.apk /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/NewSettingsRoot.apk"
adb shell "chmod 644 /system/priv-app/NewSettingsRoot/NewSettingsRoot.apk"

adb shell reboot


Workaround : The Settings app. Requires root

Works great! I'm really glad to see the last of the Amazon launcher screen. Thanks for your hard work.
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TWRP Flashable Zip 1st Post.

Install launcher of your choice.

Then flash the zip.
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26th April 2020, 04:19 PM |#6  
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Modified Leanbacklauncher with FireTvSettings.

Needs Root for Settings.
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27th April 2020, 09:45 PM |#7  
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Will this work on the 2nd Gen sticks?
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Yes it should.
28th April 2020, 05:23 AM |#9  
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Would it not be easier to just freeze pm disable com.amazon.firehomestarter and com.amazon.tv.launcher instead of deleting it? I'm using leanback launcher 1.18. I found it here on xda but I don't have the link anymore.
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Would it not be easier to just freeze pm disable com.amazon.firehomestarter and com.amazon.tv.launcher instead of deleting it? I'm using leanback launcher 1.18. I found it here on xda but I don't have the link anymore.

You can try it.
I haven't tested

Deleted some more on my Stick. See delete.txt

MarkusOnFire.apk is based on leanback launcher 1.19 .

Org. Leanback Launcher you can find here.
https://github.com/tsynik/LeanbackLauncher/releases/
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28th April 2020, 07:06 AM |#11  
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Next step is to try using the stick without an amazon account and Initial Setup maybe
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