[APP][FIRETV][NOROOT] Launcher Manager (Change Launcher without Root)

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Alekos

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I finally found a way to get it downloaded and installed, but I had to uninstall it and go back to the v.1.0.3, because the v.1.0.4 would not allow me to disable the Wolf Launcher to enable me to switch back to the nVidia stock launcher.

I had no issues rolling back and my Wolf Launcher was still intact and functioning properly.

But thanks for the reply.

Btw, I am using a 2019 nVidia Pro with the nVidia 9.0.1 Android 11 update with all 4 hotfixes. The latest hotfix was dropped about 22-3 hours ago. I installed from this site using this code. https://bit.ly/SWLMA104
ok, weird, I just installed 9.01 Shield Experience, removed 1.04 and removed wolf launcher, reinstalled Wolf 1.1.9 and it worked. Also worked with FLauncher.

Can you try one last time with 1.04 and latest Wolf? download 104 (and make sure it installs, I usually install it on my phone first - without running and it and removing it right after, just to make sure the apk isn't corrupt, then transfer it to the shield using x-plore (don't use ES File explorer, unsafe). Streamhub's library from Unlink has latest wolf launcher and x-plore if you need it...
 

Powerfader

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ok, weird, I just installed 9.01 Shield Experience, removed 1.04 and removed wolf launcher, reinstalled Wolf 1.1.9 and it worked. Also worked with FLauncher.

Can you try one last time with 1.04 and latest Wolf? download 104 (and make sure it installs, I usually install it on my phone first - without running and it and removing it right after, just to make sure the apk isn't corrupt, then transfer it to the shield using x-plore (don't use ES File explorer, unsafe). Streamhub's library from Unlink has latest wolf launcher and x-plore if you need it...
I tried the Streamhub but I kept getting a parsing error. Besides, I already have Wolf Launch 0.1.9 installed. So, I went online to several 3rd party sites and there is no v.1.1.9 I am figuring you did a typo. I believe the most current version of the Wolf Launcher is v.0.1.9

Ok, got it figured out and it probably always did work properly. After I disabled the Wolf Launcher, I would click on the back button on the v.1.0.3. With the new updated v.1.0.4 if you click the back button you stay on the Wolf Launcher, but when you click on the home button then it takes you back to the nvidia stock launcher home page. What is weird though, if I disable the Wolf Launcher and click the back button it takes me to the Wolf Launcher page. Now I can do everything on that page as normal i.e., clicking on apps, exiting those apps search, play, etc... and everything functions fine, but as soon as I click the home button it will take back to the nvidia home page.

It doesn't bother me, but I was wondering if that is harmful in any way? If not, then why not just enable the Wolf Launcher. Then immediately disable it and click the back button instead of the home button and surf around on the Wolf Launcher page and when you want to go back to the nvidia home page just click on the home button without going to the Launch Mager app since you have already disabled the Wolf Launcher. Does that make sense? Try it. After you have disabled the Wolf Launcher click the back button and it will stay on the Wolf page. Now while you are there click your home button and it will switch you to the nvidia home page without going back to the Launcher Manager to disable the Wolf page, because it has already been disabled.

Btw, I was just used to clicking the back button to go to either navidia's or Wolf screens with the v.1.0.3. The v1.0.4 requires you to click the home button instead. When I enable Wolf, I can click the return button and it takes me to the Wolf page, but when I disable the Wolf page, I have to click the home button to go back to the nvidia page. Clicking the return button does not take you back to nvidia page.

Btw, what is the point of the new option "Custom Launcher Options"? Why would I want to launch by default to any app other than the Wolf Launcher? I can map a button on my remote to do that. Right now, I have 48 apps hidden on my Wolf page and with 1 click on my mouse they are revealed for me to use. Then with another click they will all disappear again. I have my Tivimate app embedded on my background pic and with a click on my Go/Select button on my remote it will launch my Tivimate app. So, I don't understand why I would use the Custom Launcher Option? Am I missing something, or not understanding the function?
 
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Finnzz

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Btw, what is the point of the new option "Custom Launcher Options"? Why would I want to launch by default to any app other than the Wolf Launcher?
Just different use case scenarios, greater flexibility.

I saw one user wanting to setup a FireStick for Kodi use only. The device was for his father and by making Kodi the Launcher, the device boots straight to Kodi and keeps him in Kodi if he presses home.

Generally the custom launcher option helps set an app/launcher that is not detected by the OS as a launcher.
 
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hey @SweenWolf
Please find the attached translation file for Hebrew (Israel).
Bear in mind that this is a right to left language, so, if you can add to the next beta version I'll be able to test and see how it works in the LM.

Thank you!
 

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Powerfader

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Just different use case scenarios, greater flexibility.

I saw one user wanting to setup a FireStick for Kodi use only. The device was for his father and by making Kodi the Launcher, the device boots straight to Kodi and keeps him in Kodi if he presses home.

Generally the custom launcher option helps set an app/launcher that is not detected by the OS as a launcher.
but you can just as easily do that by mapping a button on your remote or set that app as a widget on your home screen. I set Tivimate on a full screen widget and made that widget invisible. So, all I have to do is click the go/enter button on my remote to launch Tivimate. prior to my getting Tivimate I remapped the Netfliux button to launch my iptv service.

But I get your point about the older generation and tech. I am 70 yrs old and can't stand trying to teach those old farts anything about tech. lol
 

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hey @SweenWolf
Please find the attached translation file for Hebrew (Israel).
Bear in mind that this is a right to left language, so, if you can add to the next beta version I'll be able to test and see how it works in the LM.

Thank you!

The string name "lm_title" is duplicated and must not be supplemented with translatable="false". That needs to be removed. And it looks like you used the strings.xml file of version 1.5.0 instead of 1.6.0(beta3) for the translation, since some passages are still in English instead of Hebrew.
 

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dikodahan

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Thank you for pointing it out.
Can you please share the latest version of the strings file so I can make the necessary updates and additions?
 

dikodahan

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Thank you for pointing it out.
Can you please share the latest version of the strings file so I can make the necessary updates and additions?
I believe I found it, though this one is from SweenWolf's post for beta2 and there might be a few additions still needed (I don't recall seeing any of the pin password sections in it).
Please find the attached updated version.

As far as the name of the language to be listed (I think it would be good to add that to the XML file in the future as well, could not see it in there now). The parentheses seems off but that is because it is a right to left language. Should be fine with a copy/paste.

עברית (ישראל)
he-IL, Hebrew (Israel)
 

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Based on the current version 1.6.0(beta3) I have added the missing strings to your strings.xml file.

See your conversations.

For all other translators I extracted the original strings.xml file of version 1.6.0(beta3). See file attachment.
 

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If anyone is still looking for a (safer than external DNS) way to prevent updates, see my post below. I've been able to block manual update checks using the latest AdAway and the AFTV update URLs. No reason to believe this won't stop the automatic updates as well.

 
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Should have blocked updates :(

The newest one (FOS 7.2.7.3 PS7273/2622) seems to have broken the ability to set a new launcher with launcher manager on my FireTV Cube.
After activating custom launcher it stays on: "KFTV-Launcher (Stock Launcher)" and hitting the home button just takes me back to stock launcher without showing the usual popup. Tried reinstalling newest versions of LM and different launchers plus clearing data/cache but nothing seems to help.
 
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Same for me on Firestick 4K on FOS 6.2.8.7 (NS6287/3768). It's the first time it happens to me at least? Is it something that occurs often? Will an update of launcher manager fix that at some point or do I have to find a way to downgrade FOS?
 

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Same for me on Firestick 4K on FOS 6.2.8.7 (NS6287/3768). It's the first time it happens to me at least? Is it something that occurs often? Will an update of launcher manager fix that at some point or do I have to find a way to downgrade FOS?
Hello, if you found a way to downgrade please share
 

trapperjohn

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Hi,
With firestick 4k just came out with os 6.2.8.7
launcher has stopped working it will open but settings will not stick.
Up to today I was using launcher (1.1.5) and wolf ( 0.1.9)
So now when hitting home button it takes me to default fire is screen have not seen this for many months !!!
Is there a newer version of launcher than 1.1.5 that will!

Thank you for your help,
Bryan
 
Can you try one last time with 1.04 and latest Wolf? download 104 (and make sure it installs, I usually install it on my phone first - without running and it and removing it right after, just to make sure the apk isn't corrupt, then transfer it to the shield using x-plore (don't use ES File explorer, unsafe). Streamhub's library from Unlink has latest wolf launcher and x-plore if you need it...
I too have latest nVIDIA Shield ROM with Hotfixes applied and 104 works perfectly for me with FLauncher - finally a decent, non-intrusive home screen again ;)

@Powerfader @SweenWolf
 
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Finnzz

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@trapperjohn @froli13 @tjuma

Amazon hadn't done anything to counter Launch Manager in close to 1.5 years, but that changed with this update. It was bound to happen eventually. Blocking updates was the only safeguard.

Rolling back to a previous OS version is not an option, you'd need to unlock the bootloader and have a copy of the previous ROM for your device to flash. The 4k stick (2018) was the last device with a known way to accomplish that, and Amazon patched that method a year ago.

Using a custom launcher with the new update will require a new software method. Who and when someone develops it is unknown, and not guaranteed.

For now, you can still use a custom launcher, but you can't use the remote home button to take you there. If you have a remote with channel apps, you can reprogram one of them to open a custom launcher (wolf launcher, leanback etc). For some this may be better than nothing, while waiting for something better.


EDIT: Launcher Manager 1.1.6 beta has an ADB option, including ADB on boot. You may be able to use that to open your custom launcher on boot? That will just hide the Amazon eyesore for a moment.

Another potential option is finding a fully programmable AndroidTV remote, where even the home button can be reprogrammed through it's own software. I don't know if this exists.
 
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Nathaniel9

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Hi,
With firestick 4k just came out with os 6.2.8.7
launcher has stopped working it will open but settings will not stick.
Up to today I was using launcher (1.1.5) and wolf ( 0.1.9)
So now when hitting home button it takes me to default fire is screen have not seen this for many months !!!
Is there a newer version of launcher than 1.1.5 that will!

Thank you for your help,
Bryan
Here you will find the version 1.1.6(beta3).
 

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    Hi SweenWolf, Currently I have 6.2.8.1_r3 installed. So what is the correct sequence to flash 6.2.8.9 with your patch.
    watch the video to create a new TWRP flashable image.

    Written steps:
    1. download latest bin file. (e.g. mantis.bin)
    2. download some archive tool (e.g. 7-zip)
    3. rename the bin extension to zip (e.g. mantis.zip)
    4. open "mantis.zip" using "7-zip" and delete all folders from zip file
    5. now open "Scripts.zip" and extract it (download from attachment)
    6. put the extracted folder "META-INF" into "mantis.zip"
    7. put patched boot.img into "mantis.zip"
    now you can simply flash the "mantis.zip" files in TWRP
    Is the following workflow correct?
    NO.
    1. flash your modified boot.img in fastboot on 6.2.8.1_r3 and there should be only one boot partition for mantis right?
    Doing this WILL brick your stick. Never flash any boot or recovery image using Fastboot, use TWRP to do that.

    Usually a boot.img is to be flashed along with the os image itself, but it can be flashed after os installation and not prior to it (and before any reboot)
    if you flashed mantis.zip using twrp then flash boot.img right after that (you should not reboot before that)

    IN THIS CASE WE ARE PUTTING THE PATCHED BOOT.IMG INSIDE THE OS IMAGE SO NO NEED TO FLASH IT MANUALLY.
    2. reboot into twrp and flash 6.2.8.9
    3. before reboot flash your patch for 6.2.8.9

    Thank you for your time and help.

    Just follow the instructions, create a modified OS image, flash the image using TWRP and reboot.

    after that you can simply flash anything you like e.g. magisk or pathces.
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    Hi with a command adb in the launcher L.M.M 1.0.0.7 you can use the wolf launcher by default and you can all update and thé firmware update tested on fire tv 4k and 4k max.

    adb shell
    pm uninstall com.amazon.tv.launcher

    And that s it.
    Thanks to RICKLaR
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    Hi with a command adb in the launcher L.M.M 1.0.0.7 you can use the wolf launcher by default and you can all update and thé firmware update tested on fire tv 4k and 4k max.

    adb shell
    pm uninstall com.amazon.tv.launcher

    And that s it.
    Thanks to RICKLaR

    With some important caveats (see my discussion with him starting here): https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...er-without-root.4176349/page-53#post-86851841
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    TANK is FireOS 5 (Android 5.1), LM works best with FireOS 6 & 7 (Android 7.1 & Android 9). As far as I know FireOS 5 works with delay, so pressing home will go to FTV-Launcher for 5+ seconds before swithing to an alternate launcher. I would set all the settings before disabling the FTV-Launcher. Most of the settings are set once and forget about them.

    Ask in the "Root Tank" forum thread, maybe there is another way to reprogram the Home_button.
    if you are actually root on tank then the best and only way is custom rom!
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    You might try out the Walmart onn. Android TV 4K UHD box -- it only costs $19.88, and comes with the Google G10 reference remote. I'm able to install Button Mapper and FLauncher on it, mapping the Home key to FLauncher. It performs more smoothly than my Fire TV Stick 4K on various videos. The only problem I have with it currently is that the Vudu app (owned by Fandango now, no longer Walmart) hasn't been updated to support 4K UHD. I also prefer the Fire TV Stick 4K remote to the Google G10 remote, because the former has a dedicated play/pause button -- but you can always pair a different Bluetooth remote with the onn. box.

    Thanks but I’m in the UK. No walmart!
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    LAUNCHER MANAGER (FOS 6+)
    STEPS TO ENABLE CUSTOM LAUNCHER:
    1. Download Launcher Manager by clicking or by using short link and install on your FireTV.
    (Latest: 1.1.6)
    2. Install a Custom Launcher and then open Launcher Manager.
    3. To Enable Custom Launcher, Click on "Launcher Options" and select "Enable Custom Launcher".
    If you get "CONNECTION FAILED" then see INFO section.
    4. Press [Home] to open your custom launcher.
    If your Current Launcher says "Launcher Manager", see INFO section.

    STEPS TO GO STOCK:
    Click on "Disable Custom Launcher", press Home.
    INFO:
    • If you get "CONNECTION FAILED", click on "OPEN ADB SETTINGS" and enable "ADB DEBUGGING" and Press BACK Button. If you still get this error Restart your Device (Long Press SELECT + PLAY/PAUSE Button)and disconnect from PC if Connected.
    • If your Current Launcher says "Launcher Manager", it means you don't have a custom launcher Installed, just install the launcher and you'll be good to go, no need to enable stock.
    • You can only open some of the Settings using Launcher Manager, to Access All the Settings then you have to Disable Custom Launcher.
    LAUNCHER MANAGER (1.1.5):
    _______________________________________
    Short Link for Downloader
    Launcher Manager 1.1.6 (FOS 6 & 7)
    https://bit.ly/SWLMF116

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Changelog:
    1.1.6 (02-Mar-22)

    • Added Some more Translation
    • Added System apps to LMU Handler
    • Added Password protection for LM
    • Fixed app conflict issue
    • Fixed icon on Fireos 7
    • Added option to execute saved adb shell commands
    • Integrated Update Blocker in LM (Doesn't work with latest release of FireOS)
    1.1.5 (03-Jan-22)
    • Added German and Spanish Translation
    • Some Bug Fixes
    • Some minor changes
    1.1.4
    • Ability to change Screensaver
    • Ability to change System Language (on Request)
    • Added / Changed some Icons
    • Some minor changes
    1.1.3
    • Re-added option for Selecting any app as launcher (LM Handler), can be accessed within Launcher Options.
    1.1.2
    • Added Keyboard Change Options (in Display & Sound section) (moved to Other Settings)
    • Reuploaded version
      • Fixed 4K detection for Display Resolution
      • Fixed Crash for Devices with non-usable overscan values
    1.1.1
    • Added Display & Sounds Option (Display, Sounds, Overscan, CEC)
    • Changing Display Resolution requires System Restart
    • Fixed Equipment Control
    1.1.0
    1.0.9
    • Boot Delay is fixed by Amzon on newer Roms.
    • Settings from Amazon Hud opens Launcher Manager (On updating to 1.0.9 from older version its mendatory to click on "Enable Custom Launcher" just one time for this to work)
    1.0.8
    • For the Devices with New Updated Amazon Interface
    • Removed Launcher Choices
    • Now using single key for all the apps. (Remove older version first to update the key.)
    • Delay is still there, needs logcat
    1.0.7
    • In-app Updates
    1.0.6
    • Fixed some bugs
    1.0.5
    • Changed UI
    • Changed Package Name
    • Changed Install location to Internal Only
    • Added System and Developers Shortcut
    • Fixed issue where launcher is stuck sometimes
    • Added option to choose any Custom Launcher *
    • Can be Launched from Amazon Hud *
    * Needs Launcher Manager to be set as Default Launcher. (LM is auto selected)
    * If launched by Amazon HUD, Long press will open Launcher manager, press back to exit from there. (Fixed in 1.0.6)


    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    FireOS Update Blocker (FOS 6+)
    This app can be used to Enable or Disable Amazon System Update.
    Update Blocker (Click to Download)

    _______________________________________
    Short Link for Downloader
    Update Blocker
    http://bit.ly/SWUB12

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    LAUNCHER MANAGER (Android TV)
    STEPS TO ENABLE CUSTOM LAUNCHER:
    1. Download Launcher Manager by clicking or by using short link and install on your AndroidTV. (Latest: 1.0.4)
    2. Install a Custom Launcher and then open Launcher Manager.
    3. To Enable Custom Launcher, Click on "Enable Custom Launcher".
    4. Press [Home] to open your custom launcher.

    STEPS TO GO STOCK:
    Click on "Disable Custom Launcher", press Home.

    _______________________________________
    Short Link for Downloader
    Launcher Manager 1.0.4 (ATV)
    https://bit.ly/SWLMA104
    _______________________________________
    Changelog:
    1.0.4

    • Added Custom Launcher support
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    FIRETV SETTINGS (3.0)
    *ANY FIREOS (Version 71 or lower) or 6.2.8.0 with patched Accessibility
    pm grant com.wolf.firetvsettings android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
    needed for proper working of this app

    pm grant com.wolf.firetvsettings android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW (not necessary for app working)
    needed to show mouse/package overlay

    pm grant com.wolf.firetvsettings android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS (needed for package overlay only when accessibility services are disabled) (not needed)

    pm grant com.wolf.firetvsettings android.permission.READ_LOGS
    (needed for prime accessibility workaround) (prime workaround will disable accessibility services temporarily so prime video will auto hide the bar, it will restart the services once home button is pressed).

    To start service for first time click on (START SERVICE) on Top Right.

    To toggle mouse mode long press "Play/Pause", to scroll use Fast Forward/Rewind
    press menu button to switch scrolling direction.

    Key Bindings:
    Menu (Long Press) + Home (Long Press) = Traditional Amazon Menu
    Menu (Long Press) + Home (Single Click) = Amazon Home
    Home (Long Press) = Shortcuts & App Drawer
    (In App Drawer) Long Press on Item = App option & Appstore link

    Mouse functionality added from this source. MATVT (GitHub)

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    LAUNCHER MANAGER (1.0.7) (FOS5)

    STEPS:

    1. Steps to install app on FireTV
    Download Main File via this link Launcher Manager (FOS5)
    then install it on Your FireTV running FireOS 5

    2. Steps to be setup the App

    If you know how to use ADB then here are the commands
    adb shell pm grant com.wolf.fos5.settings android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    adb shell pm grant com.wolf.fos5.settings android.permission.READ_LOGS
    [OR]
    or you can download FireTV Toolbox
    install it on any Android device (not on the Main FireTV device)
    Enter the IP address of your FireTV in this app and click on Connect
    Click on "GO" button after "Setup Launcher Manager"
    it will auto launch the app on FireTV.
    Select the launcher of your choice and enable Launcher Detection, click on save.
    ___________________________________
    Short Link for Downloader

    FireTV Toolbox
    http://bit.ly/SWFTB16
    Launcher Manager (FireOS 5)
    http://bit.ly/SW5LM107
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    LAUNCHER MANAGER ULTIMATE

    This app can disable Stock Launcher of Any Android TV (except anything running on Fireos 5), it requires Network Debugging to function.
    The way it works is it finds the stock launcher and disables it.
    It does that in a loop until "android" itself is set as default launcher.
    at this point if there are no Custom launchers are installed on the system then you will see only a black screen.
    So a custom launcher should be installed prior to enabling the custom launcher.

    some apps also broadcasts themselves as launcher and if they are installed as system app and are set as default launcher then it will also disable them.
    some launcher integrates settings in them so disabling the launcher will disable settings also.
    the apps who broadcasts themselves as Fallback home will not be disabled.

    There were certain cases where user uninstalled launcher and got blank screen, to mitigate that issue LMU will set itself as the launcher and call the other launchers on its behalf. so if the launcher is deleted then pressing the home button will launch LMU, from where you can disable custom launcher support.

    If it detects that after disabling everything it doesn't reach the "android" itself and is unable to find a launcher then it will rollback itself, enabling every single thing it disabled.

    Changes:
    1.0.8
    Fixed Settings Shortcut for Amazon Hud.
    Fixed Disabling of "Android"


    All other functionalities are similar to Launcher Manager from the First Post.
    Screenrecord:
    Launcher Manager Ultimate







    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    PERMISSIONS MANAGER
    Version: 1.0.3 (1-Mar-22)

    This app uses shell to grant or deny any permissions that an app requires.
    Usage:
    Select an app and click on it
    From the list of permission which you want to grant or deny the access and click ok
    select "Allow" or "Deny"
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    DEBLOAT TOOLBOX (FireOS 6 & 7)
    Version: 5 (19-Jan-22)
    Debloat System Apps on FireOS 6 & 7
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    This isn't a confidence-inspiring reply.

    I don't actually care if you took an abandoned app and updated it making it your own, but the second half of your reply is just unnecessarily confrontational.

    You could have just reassured me that your edits were safe, but you choose to be defensive instead.

    I think I'll remove your launcher and look for something via the Play Store.

    I've lost all confidence in Wolf Launcher.
    Look I'm gonna tell you and everyone what I've done with the launcher till now,
    I have changed the way it launches the app, on latest pro (any pro) it used to crash the apps.
    I fixed the title bar. I then optimized it for FireTV (not any other OS, which caused it to misbehave on some device) which i later fixed. Then some people were having trouble installing both ATV and Wolf simultanously. so i had to change package name which made me to change the launcher name also (that might have been wrong on my side). then i optimized the app once again for FireOS (it caused some freeze issue). Then to fix Setting of Amazon HUD (older version of FireOS), I had to add a code to handle settings (it only works on Amazon and no other device). I changed some sections to give user large wall (that was temporary fix). I removed some http links, but they are used either for update check or to change Network State in the launcher.
    Then i added "App Info" to the launcher, which i only added for non-system apps.
    Later i removed the large section mod and unlocked the widget for Firestick 4k.
    Then I added "Other Settings" which contained option to clear cache and Backup/ Restore function.
    i also added a code which starts the services of Launcher Manager (thats also mainly for FireOS and thats because of Boot Delay). I also added a stroke for tiles.
    thats all i have done to the apk. I have not done this mod to make any money, and i can assure you this app is safe to use. My only intention to mod this app was that this app was almost perfect and there was some bugs which i had to fix myself because the support of this launcher were down. And the only issue at that time was app crash for which i decided not to compile a launcher by myself. I am not forcing you to do anything, I am just clarifying myself, The apps which i have created are safe. and are to improve the user experience only.
    i do not like to or want to rip someone off. I started this mod for FireOS only and no other OS.
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    custom launcher for Fire OS 6.2.8.7,

    No Root Required​

    install wolf or other custom launcher
    install total commander on amazon app store
    open, go to installed app, copy somewhere default launcher if you want(backup), after that delete default launcher.
    And now you can use custom launcher again.
    enjoy
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