Fire TV Stick 4K packages to disable and debloat on firmware TEST IN PROGRESS

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By Skel40, Member on 2nd March 2020, 11:16 PM
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Use adb shell, su, pm disable. If you want to remove the packages that are safe to remove, download and install Total Commander, navigate to File system root, /system/priv-app, delete the folders pertaining to the remove list below. Some of these packages that can be removed isn't a guaranteed. I take no responsibility what you choose with your device. This is a test project I'm experimenting on and you are fully responsible with what you do while following this guide. (ATTENTION: If you do end up messing up please consider backing up your device or have a prerooted rom handy in case bricking occurs. Just flash a prerooted rom on top of the bad system although its recommended to clear the dalvik cache and cache afterwards.

All packages (with explanations, in alphabetical order, with paths to limit confusion):

ACA client
(???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

(???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

(Used for voice, deactivates voice recognition if disabled and uninstalled, safe to remove if Alexa is not wanted, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Alexa Media Controller
(???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Alexa Notifications
(In charge of notifications sent out by Alexa, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Alexa Shopping
(Used to shop on Amazon with Alexa functionality, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Alexa Video Player
(???, somehow it breaks movie trailers from playing as I did more testing)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Alexa Voice Layer
(???, in charge of voice input as backup???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon Backup and Restore Internal SDK
(???, responsible for backing up system in the OS???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/DeviceBackupAndRestoreInternalSDK-release)

Amazon Bluetooth DFU
(???, responsible for bluetooth connections???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon Communication Services
(Used to make device communications, can be disabled, uninstalling breaks movie trailer functionality, can be removed)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon Communication Services Client Library
(Same situation)
(Path: /system-priv-app/

Android Device Messaging (ADM)
(Can be uninstalled, breaks movie trailer functionality, keep enabled if wanted to)
(Path: /system/priv-app/DeviceMessagingAndroid)

Amazon Device Messaging Internal SDK
(Same situation)

Amazon Device Messaging SDK
(Same situation)
(Path: /system/priv-app/DeviceMessagingAndroidSDK)

Amazon Device Middleware Debugging Tool
(???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/FireOsMiddlewareDebugApp)

Amazon Device Settings
(Breaks settings and other settings on the Fire TV home screen, except for Equipment Control since its, its own app)
(Path: /system/priv-app/RemoteSettingsAndroid)

Amazon Device Settings Internal SDK
(Same situation)

Amazon FreeTime
(Safe to remove, install system components to get it working again, its disabled by default as stub.apk, closes endlessly when installed from the Amazon Appstore)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon Metrics Service Application
(???, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/MetricsService)

Amazon Music
(Safe to remove, can be installed again in the Amazon Appstore)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon Photos
(Same thing)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon Recess
(???, says its a proxy in its name, safe to remove)
(Path: /system/priv-app/FireRecessProxy)

Amazon Settings Core
(Goes with device settings listed above, should keep)
(Path: /system/priv-app/

Amazon System WebView
(Responsible for top right banner where content is shown, may be wrong)
(Path: /system/app/AmazonWebView)

That's all for now again this is a test in progress project, stay tuned for more updates and better performance for the 4K Fire TV Stick.
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3rd March 2020, 10:01 PM |#2  
just curious, if you are testing, why not run a adb disable command? if they disable safely you can uninstall them with adb. I hope you made a backup and are ready for possible boot loops. I can do testing also if you like, but not until the weekend...
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3rd March 2020, 11:51 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by Michajin

just curious, if you are testing, why not run a adb disable command? if they disable safely you can uninstall them with adb. I hope you made a backup and are ready for possible boot loops. I can do testing also if you like, but not until the weekend...

Yeah I get what you're saying, yes I have ran the disable commands. I'm still new to the adb uninstall commands I don't even know if you need adb shell, su pm uninstall. If that's the case then it'll be faster. Ok sure! I'm using Disable Application apk to get the list of system apps alphabetically. I'll keep you updated! I don't backup at all due to TWRP recovery having problems with the backup not successfully working right now so I always end up flashing a prerooted image rom to make my backup restoration work. My process with bloatware removal is a little different. Once I uninstall a system app and screw up, there's no need to factory reset and wipe the /system if I can flash the prerooted rom again therefore restoring the system as I had it with the /system apps back on there.
13th March 2020, 06:19 PM |#4  
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26th March 2020, 01:44 PM |#5  
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Can I remove without problems gamecircle and screensaver? Which path?
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