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Suprise! No root/no pc, ADB on fire stick itself to enable IceBox/Shizuku/.........

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By jjccblws, Member on 6th April 2019, 05:20 AM
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HI! Have a big suprise for you! Maybe you knew that, but it's useful for new users like me!
For the fire stick 4k hasn't been rooted, there is not xposed or magisk, and the only way to make fun of it is adb. For example, the Icebox app, the shizuku app, app ops, my android tools.........those apps could be activated by the shizuku app. But first of all, you need a PC to adb the fire stick and activate shizuku everytime you reboot fire stick. It is inconvenient.
So how to adb without PC? Ennnn.....with termux app you can adb the devices itself!!!!!!! And you can activate some apps, those apps could only be activated by adb link.
How to do:
1. install termux
2. install adb tools on termux:
it's on this website:https://github.com/MasterDevX/Termux-ADB thanks for MasterDevX!!!!
you can use this code to install:
apt update > /dev/null 2>&1 && apt --assume-yes install wget > /dev/null 2>&1 && wget https://github.com/MasterDevX/Termux...nstallTools.sh -q && bash InstallTools.sh
3. in the termux, input:
adb devices
then the adb authorize window would pop up, select yes.(in fact, the device want to adb you device is the device itself )
you could see :"emulator-5554 device"
then, in the termux, input:
adb shell sh /sdcard/Android/data/moe.shizuku.privileged.api/files/start.sh
this could enable shizuku app. Once the shizuku is activated, it could activate the IceBox/app ops /myandroidtools.......
open the shizuku app, it would say:"running".
All done!
4. if you reboot or plug the charger out, you need do this again.
5. when you leave the termux, input "exit" with the return be pressed 2 times. So the code you input would be remembered by termux. Next time you just need the Arrow keys(upside or downside) to repeat the codes.

Notice:
I think the adb authorization of the fire stick is not very good. For many times(on wifi adb), there is no window pop up. So I could only adb with usb line. Maybe for the first time adb with termux, there is no authorize window pop up on fire TV, and the termux would say "emulator-5554 unauthorized". This is how I solve the problem:
open and close and open the adb debugging in settings.
if it didn't work:
Use otg to connect the fire stick to another android phone.
Repeat the termux steps above on both side. Then the authorize window would pop up when you input "adb devices" in termux on both side.
Disconnect. Normally boot up the fire stick, adb itself.
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6th April 2019, 02:31 PM |#2  
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What is shitduku and icebux? What are you rambling about?
6th April 2019, 02:59 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by JUSTINMARMER

What is shitduku and icebux? What are you rambling about?

No one is rambling.
For the fans of android, we know that the Icebox is an app to freeze the apps you don't like, even the system apps.
No root, so you need use adb or the shizuku app to enable Icebox.And there is no "****" in the "shizuku".
Sharing experiences with other is a happy thing. And that is why we come to the XDA.If you dont like it, no one can force you to. But please respect the work of others.
6th April 2019, 04:44 PM |#4  
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Sounds like chinese crypto mining malware. Hard pass. Good luck with that though.
6th April 2019, 04:53 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by JUSTINMARMER

Sounds like chinese crypto mining malware. Hard pass. Good luck with that though.

hahahahahahafirst time to hear that. All the apps above you can find in the google store. The point is how to use termux adb the device itself. Hardly I can find any useful things about this on the internet.But for a unroot device adb is important to do something root-like.
Enjoy it.
8th April 2019, 12:46 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by jjccblws

hahahahahahafirst time to hear that. All the apps above you can find in the google store. The point is how to use termux adb the device itself. Hardly I can find any useful things about this on the internet.But for a unroot device adb is important to do something root-like.
Enjoy it.

Thanks for pointer to Shizuku Manager, It's exactly what I was looking for to enable IceBox.
Now I can disable all those amazon processes on my (new) Firestick 4K without the need to root...
I had actually asked how to do this on another thread!
8th April 2019, 01:58 AM |#7  
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@tinybilbo
So glad you like it!
Adb the device itself is such a simple but useful thing, but hardly I can find any useful informations on the internet. That is strange ....
11th April 2019, 04:27 AM |#8  
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Can we use the Shizuku (with Icebox) to 'freeze' OTA updates? I'd like to stay on the current version if I wanted to actually root later.
11th April 2019, 06:15 AM |#9  
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Can we use the Shizuku (with Icebox) to 'freeze' OTA updates? I'd like to stay on the current version if I wanted to actually root later.

yeah,I think so. I froze Alexa(the amazon's siri), and when I press voice button on the remote, threre is nothing show up on TV. The progress was frozen.
I think it can stop the ota, too.
12th April 2019, 09:44 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by n8wwd

Can we use the Shizuku (with Icebox) to 'freeze' OTA updates? I'd like to stay on the current version if I wanted to actually root later.

Well... every app I froze has definitely stopped and persists across reboots (even the main launcher "FTVLauncher"), So from my experience I would say "yes"
13th April 2019, 12:23 AM |#11  
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Originally Posted by tinybilbo

Well... every app I froze has definitely stopped and persists across reboots (even the main launcher "FTVLauncher"), So from my experience I would say "yes"

Fantastic! Thank you!
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