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By freshjr, Senior Member on 10th February 2018, 01:42 AM
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I deleted the Amazon launcher so I could use fire starter since it's quicker and all my apps are just a few clicks away.

I usually don't watch prime video, but they have a series I would like to watch.

How can I access prime video. I tried installing the prime video apk as an alternative to the launcher but it wouldn't install.

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Anyone have the launcher apk so I can reinstall it temporarily.
 
 
10th February 2018, 02:33 PM |#2  
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I had the same problem, unfortunately you can't (as long as I know) it's been if you keep the Amazon launcher
10th February 2018, 05:47 PM |#3  
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I had the same problem, unfortunately you can't (as long as I know) it's been if you keep the Amazon launcher

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10th February 2018, 07:47 PM |#4  
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I had the same problem, unfortunately you can't (as long as I know) it's been if you keep the Amazon launcher

Actually on my FTV Stick 2 I have a package called com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom.firetv which is accessible via TVLauncher 3 (a 3rd party launcher). It works just like the standard Android TV app.

UPDATE: I tried it with AppStarter and it works fine!
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10th February 2018, 07:54 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by freshjr

I deleted the Amazon launcher so I could use fire starter since it's quicker and all my apps are just a few clicks away.

I usually don't watch prime video, but they have a series I would like to watch.

How can I access prime video. I tried installing the prime video apk as an alternative to the launcher but it wouldn't install.

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Anyone have the launcher apk so I can reinstall it temporarily.

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10th February 2018, 09:09 PM |#6  
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I had the same problem, unfortunately you can't (as long as I know) it's been if you keep the Amazon launcher

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Here are some pictures!

could you please provide com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom.firetv as APK ?
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10th February 2018, 10:10 PM |#7  
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uggh I have that apk, but it won't open.

I cannot reinstall the launcher since it already exists.
Under package manager it shows up as an uninstalled package.

Check out my adb commands

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pm install /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk
pkg: /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk
Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS]

Quote:

shell@tank:/ $ pm list packages -u | grep "launcher"
package:com.amazon.tv.launcher
package:com.baronkiko.launcherhijack

EDIT: This seems to have worked.

Quote:

pm install -r /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk
pkg: /system/priv-app/com.amazon.tv.launcher/com.amazon.tv.launcher.apk
Success

but it is still showing up in the pm uninstalled list.... /???

edit2:

these assholes, LOL

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shell@tank:/ $ pm enable --user 13 com.amazon.tv.launcher
Package com.amazon.tv.launcher new state: disabled

shell@tank:/ $ pm enable --user 0 com.amazon.tv.launcher
Error: java.lang.SecurityException: Permission Denial: attempt to change component state from pid=14045, uid=2000, package uid=32080

moving onto different approach.

Edit:

Managed to install the tablet version of the amazon videos apk, and it crashed on open

Tablet Version: com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient
Original Version: com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom.firetv

The original one doesnt even crash ... it just doesn't do anything when opened
@rockon999 do you have anything else installed?
If you never uninstalled your launcher, I can see the launcher as being the dependency.

I seem to be missing some dependancy

Edit:

I got the tablet version on the Amazon Video app open BUT

Error Code: UNKNOWN_DEVICE_TYPE_ID

... can anyone help me bypass this?

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I think I found where it the variable is defined

Code:
 const-string/jumbo v2, "deviceTypeId"
What

What is the prefix that defines this variable?
13th February 2018, 07:07 AM |#9  
Quote:
Originally Posted by freshjr

uggh I have that apk, but it won't open.

I cannot reinstall the launcher since it already exists.
Under package manager it shows up as an uninstalled package.

Check out my adb commands





EDIT: This seems to have worked.



but it is still showing up in the pm uninstalled list.... /???

edit2:

these assholes, LOL



moving onto different approach.

Edit:

Managed to install the tablet version of the amazon videos apk, and it crashed on open

Tablet Version: com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient
Original Version: com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom.firetv

The original one doesnt even crash ... it just doesn't do anything when opened
@rockon999 do you have anything else installed?
If you never uninstalled your launcher, I can see the launcher as being the dependency.

I seem to be missing some dependancy

Edit:

I got the tablet version on the Amazon Video app open BUT

Error Code: UNKNOWN_DEVICE_TYPE_ID

... can anyone help me bypass this?

--

I think I found where it the variable is defined

Code:
 const-string/jumbo v2, "deviceTypeId"
What

What is the prefix that defines this variable?

My launcher is "uninstalled" for my user. I have Google Play Services installed but I don't set how that would affect it. Be careful. There are two prime video apks/applications on the Fire TV Stick 2. One is for the launching of videos from the launcher and one is for actual standalone viewing. Look in your chosen launcher for both and try both. I think the incorrect one only says "Video" w/ the correct icon.
13th February 2018, 10:54 PM |#10  
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com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom.nvidia is working very well on Fire TV
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com.amazon.amazonvideo.livingroom.nvidia is working very well on Fire TV

thanks for the tip! Lets give it a shot!
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