- Dec 4, 2018
Thanks mate! that was exactly the issue I was facing,,, It's not a major issue as I don't really use a lot of apps beyond the UK catch-up apps, kodi,plex & tivimate which I have already sideloaded.
Is there any chance of a system update whilst I re-enable the Amazon launcher? (for future app searches),
Thank you that info, I do use Alexa.
However after enabling com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2 (via Debloat Toolbox), When I go into MyFireTV--> About the " Check for Updates" just displays "Last Checked, Checking now..."
and if I click on "Check for Updates" it just says "Update Error try again later". Maybe I'll re-activate all apps apart the os update ones and try again...
Or do I need to reboot after activating com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2?
Sorry, was wrong and edited my previous post about package:com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2@tinybilbo said he just setup a new 4k Max and it came with 184.108.40.206, so they still come with the release firmware version from last October.
No, enabling / disabling the custom launcher with launcher manager is independent of disabling updates with launcher manager. Updates will only be re-enabled if you go back in the sub menu and press the re-enable option, or use another app to re-enable them.
com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2 as far as I remember is specifically for new device setup and after a factory reset to force install an OTA update. I don't think it has anything to do with updating system apps. The OTA update block only blocks firmware updates, but app updates still occur with all three of those packages disabled.
I had it in my notes under the wrong heading notation, or something; but still on my devices that can no longer block the full-firmware OTA updates I am still disabling that v2 package, because I believe it stops the System Apps from being Auto-Installed when they are downloaded with package:com.amazon.device.software.ota, this way I'll have time to clear its data so the OTA system apps don't get installed.
Did some testing with a brand new Cube, easy enough to skip the initial setup update process to debloat a new device and install LauncherManager, but of course couldn't get only the system-apps to download and update like I had with my 4K-Max months ago. Did decide to test letting the Cube firmware build (PS7229/1856) upgrade to build (PS7279/2766) to see if FTV-Launcher would stay disabled. That worked by enabling only package:com.amazon.device.software.ota and leaving the other two OTA packages (com.amazon.device.software.ota.override, com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2) disabled, and those 2 packages must stay disabled because the AFTV-Launcher will get updated through the OTA system apps and not the Amazon Appstore. Caveat is I can no longer freeze/stop full OTA firmware updates, and I still had to sideload the current versions of system apps that come via OTA and not the Appstore.
List of the System Apps that I needed to sideload to new Cube after it was updated to latest firmware (may not have needed all of them):
Amazon Music 3.4.383.0
Amazon System WebView 98.amazon-webview-v98-4758-tv.4758.101.39
Arcus Android Client 1.0.1283.0-com.amazon.tv.parentalcontrols-jarvis_
Equipment Control 1.0.214547.0-jarvis_1011764010
FireTV Player FireTV.320.11401
Silk Browser 220.127.116.1196.127.30