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FireStarter/AppStarter Boot & Key Mapping thru XPosed Edge Pro

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By Y314K, Senior Member on 5th July 2017, 04:48 AM
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Already had an idea to possible getting some of the FireStarter options back thru XPosed Modules mentioned in a thread. But once @SimLynks - [TOTAL MOD] Playing With Fire excellent tutorial was release. I was able to guess that XPosed Edge Pro would be the best option to try. Thanks @SimLynks for the great MOD.

This is a walk-thru on how to get the old FireStarter Boot & Home button options working again using the fullest XPosed Module I've seen. This is only fully compatible with ROOTED FireTV (Sticks). This should work for just about any app including FireStarter, AppStarter, Kodi, SPMC, MrMC, etc. This will let you upgrade past FireOS 5.0.5 to the latest FireOS 5 Pre-Rooted roms & enjoy the new UI & bug fixes. A mouse is not require for installing or changing XPosed Edge settings. Since long pressing brings out sub-menus.

Requirements:

1. Rooted FireTV device.
2. XPosed Edge Pro. (More Triggers for boot startup is only available in the Pro version)
Should work on either FireOS 5 or even FireOS 3.
3. Must have installed XPosed Module & Manager App.
4. You have a functioning FireStarter or AppStarter or Kodi or SPMC, MrMC, etc.
5. Read the whole post before getting started.

You do not need the Pro version but @ $1.99 it is a great way to support the developer of this module. And the Pro version will let you do more with this module.

Download & install XPosed Edge Pro v3.9. This can be done thru sideloading. Since the Pro version is needed. Once you have it installed & checked. You will need to reboot your device for it to become active. Change the following settings after you reboot your device. The last setting will not work unless you have the XPosed Edge module activated. And for that you must do a reboot on your device.

1. Start XPosed Edge. Go down to "More triggers". (Only available in the Pro version)


2. Choose "Boot completed".


3. Choose "App".


4. Choose "FireStarter/AppStarter" or "Kodi" or "SPMC" or "MrMC". Depending on your taste.


5. Now your "Boot completed " should show the icon of the App you choose.


6. Now hit back once. And go up to "Keys".


7. Now choose "Home".


8. You should have the option to change "Click", "Double click" & "Long press".


9. Go to & choose "Click".


10. Go to "App".


11. Choose "FireStarter/AppStarter" or "Kodi" or "SPMC" or "MrMC". Depending on your taste.


12. Now your "Click " should show the icon of the App you choose.


13. Now go down to "Double click".


14. In my case I choose to go "Home" when ever I "Double click". You can choose something else.
( I was not able to choose/find "Settings" like we could before. Might be a FW bug. Wonder if that got fix on the latest update.)


15. You should see the icon of what ever you choose for your "Double click". I decided to leave the long press as default.


16. Now go up to "Home".


17. Now long press "OK/Enter" on "Home" until you get to the check box menu.


18. In the check box menu choose "Enable".


19. You will now see the a check in the checkbox for "Home".


20. Hit back one time to go back to the main menu.


21. On the main menu. Go to "Keys" & long press until the checkbox menu shows up.


22. Then choose "Enable".


23. You should now see a check in the "Keys" checkbox & you should see a small popup letting you know that "Key control on" is activated.


Congrats. You now have a FireStarter/AppStarter auto-starting at bootup. And you have full control over your Home button.

I only tried this with AppStarter so there might be some minor tweaks that need to be done with FireStarter or Kodi or SPMC or MrMC but they should be minor. Let us know how it goes for you'll.

Thanks to @SimLynks post here for clarifying that the Pro version is needed to follow this walk-thru. He did mention an option to use his [TOTAL MOD] Playing With Fire directions on how to disable the default FireTV launcher. I myself prefer to just pay the $1.99 for the Pro version. But you do have a choice.
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5th July 2017, 04:48 AM |#2  
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- Will add "running apps list" pics & option in the next few days.

- Updated the walk-thru to reflect that the XPosed Edge Pro version is required to follow it.
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Nice how-to. THX a lot.

I will test it in a few days, when I had some time for it.
Good to see that the long waitiung time for a soltuion like rbox-mods did it, has an end!!!

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Thanks for the great guide! Do you have a first gen stick? I was wondering about the performance on it with this set up. I'm currently still on 5.05 with my first gen stick. I had tried never ROM previously but it had noticable lags. Went back to 5.05.
5th July 2017, 03:18 PM |#5  
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Thanks for the great guide! Do you have a first gen stick? I was wondering about the performance on it with this set up. I'm currently still on 5.05 with my first gen stick. I had tried never ROM previously but it had noticable lags. Went back to 5.05.

All my devices are Rooted FireTV 1's.
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@Y314K Great work on this guide how to configure some of the more detailed features of this awesome Xposed Mod.

However this guide specifically uses "More Triggers" which IS a Pro-Only feature. Users can accomplish a similar task by following parts of my info on this module over in the Playing with Fire MOD thread, but would need to disable the default FireTV launcher instead of using the Pro-Only Triggers feature.

I do agree that Jozein deserves some money for this awesome Module, but there are definitely a large majority of users who will refuse to pay for basically anything (at least until they try the free version and then realize they want "more" so pay for pro). You might want to consider doing a separate section on how to do this using the free only features, just a thought.

Also I'd recommend suggesting users add in the "running apps list" to Home Double Click or Home Long Press, so that they get access to the Task Switcher built into this Module. Definitely one of my favorite features from XEdge that was missing from FireOS.
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Thanks for the great guide! Do you have a first gen stick? I was wondering about the performance on it with this set up. I'm currently still on 5.05 with my first gen stick. I had tried newer ROM previously but it had noticeable lags. Went back to 5.05.

Curious if the non-voice remote is being used? Seems to cause slower/choppy navigation with registering input compared to a bluetooth game controller or k400r keyboard on a first gen stick. This was just general observation between 5.0.5 and 5.2.4.1, before the Xposed Edge/Pro module. The xposed module route offers a much cleaner, more responsive approach to the FireStarter home button and start-on-boot features.
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Curious if the non-voice remote is being used? Seems to cause slower/choppy navigation with registering input compared to a bluetooth game controller or k400r keyboard on a first gen stick. This was just general observation between 5.0.5 and 5.2.4.1, before the Xposed Edge/Pro module. The xposed module route offers a much cleaner, more responsive approach to the FireStarter home button and start-on-boot features.

Cool. Thanks. Yes I have a non voice remote. It seems that there first gen stick is so sluggish at times. Haven't used it for a while. Was hoping to debloat and make it more snappier.
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Cool. Thanks. Yes I have a non voice remote. It seems that there first gen stick is so sluggish at times. Haven't used it for a while. Was hoping to debloat and make it more snappier.

If debloat is what your looking for, I suggest you checkout the firestick-loader project over at Github. https://github.com/esc0rtd3w/firestick-loader
Seems this does everything it can to remove non-essential packages from the FireStick, is also one of the source I used to know what was safe or not-safe to remove.
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If debloat is what your looking for, I suggest you checkout the firestick-loader project. Seems this does everything it can to remove non-essential packages from the FireStick, is also one of the source I used to know what was safe or not-safe to remove.

Is there any way you can point me in the direction of the Fire TV version of the Amazon App Store? Can you upload the apk and post a link maybe?
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I'm sorry for asking newbie question regards Must have installed XPosed Module & Manager App.
Where can I find xposed module and manager app?
One more, is anyway I could get rid of kingroot?
I have twrp installed, is any way I could just load any fresh prerooted ROM? My Amazon version is 5.2.1.0 and I wish I could have working firestarter. If I ask too much please disregard my post.5.2.1.0
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