Do you have UPDATES fully blocked? That build number is from early this year. I would suggest NOT updating if you were able to fully block updates months ago, and instead sideloading whatever system app update you may need like: Alexa, PrimeVideo, Freevee, Amazon Appstore. Here is a link to download the individual system-app APK files for your system apps:
That FireTV version "number" is the default FTV-Launcher.apk version number. Because your build number is so old that version should be able to uninstall with ADB, just like in regular Android how you "uninstall updates" for a system-app. I believe 6350077.1 is the version number that should be default for your build number. Version 6360040.1 is the newest default FTV-Launcher.apk for the 4K FireTV Stick (Fos6) on the current OTA update: (NS6291/4110).
adb shell pm clear com.amazon.tv.launcher pm uninstall com.amazon.tv.launcher
I have never used the TotalCommander file DELETE method, only the ADB method, and have had no problems updating all the way to the latest build number for the 4K stick, which is Fire OS 126.96.36.199 (NS6291/4110), both Wolf_Launcher and HOME_button continue to work as SweenWolf intended.
Thanks for confirming the latest version the launcher/manager still works for the FireOS6 on the FS4K.I have never used the TotalCommander file DELETE method, only the ADB method, and have had no problems updating all the way to the latest build number for the 4K stick, which is Fire OS 188.8.131.52 (NS6291/4110), both Wolf_Launcher and HOME_button continue to work as SweenWolf intended.
Just to be crystal clear, I am only "confirming" that if a 4K user was on the old firmware Fire OS 184.108.40.206 where Amazon started blocking your ability to disable FTV-launcher, the situation that I was in because I had not forcibly disabled OTA updates beforehand; that currently it is possible to enable a few ADB shell commands and let the firmware update every month and NOT lose the third-party launcher from being set as default. This could all change if Amazon gets more aggressive at stopping users from further modifying the devices they own.
I've input those ADB shell commands in my last post once and Wolf_Launcher has stayed enabled with every successive OTA update after Fire OS 220.127.116.11. If you were keeping track of how Amazon broke the LauncherManager from working, first Amazon pushed an updated firmware that blocked you from disabling updates, then ability to disable the FTV-launcher system-app, then they pushed a new FTV-launcher.apk update that reset your HOME_action and re-enabled FTV-launcher as default. Of course, I do not have full OTA updates blocked and can't because of receiving the Fire OS 18.104.22.168 update and all the successive ones after that version.
pm disable-user com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2
pm clear com.amazon.device.software.ota
Well those ADB commands won't work at all, need slight modification:My inquiry is in regards to which newer/latest versions of the FireOS6 using the total commander method with both adb commands: "pm disable com.amazon.tv.launcher" and "pm disable com.amazon.firehomestarter" will the launcher manager with a custom launcher still works as I have never used this method...yet.
pm disable-user com.amazon.tv.launcher pm disable-user com.amazon.firehomestarter
So my question stands:
What is the latest or most current version of the FOS6 that the launcher-manager/custom-launcher can still be installed and used properly and successfully where it works both at startup and by pressing the home-button on the remote by using the total commander with both adb-commands method?
I remain subscribed to this thread in hopes that there will be, lol. But, as I mentioned earlier in this thread, I switched to a Walmart onn. Android TV 4K UHD box, and was able to install Button Mapper and FLauncher on it -- mapped the Home key longpress to FLauncher. It performs more smoothly than my Fire TV Stick 4K. The only problem I have with it is that the Vudu app (owned by Fandango now, no longer Walmart) hasn't been updated to support 4K UHD. I prefer the Fire TV Stick 4K remote to the Google G10 remote, because the former has a dedicated play/pause button, but I guess you could always pair a different Bluetooth remote with the onn. box.
Hey Onn 4k box have wifi, heat and remote bugs. Right? I want to buy one.I remain subscribed to this thread in hopes that there will be, lol. But, as I mentioned earlier in this thread, I switched to a Walmart onn. Android TV 4K UHD box, and was able to install Button Mapper and FLauncher on it -- mapped the Home key longpress to FLauncher. It performs more smoothly than my Fire TV Stick 4K. The only problem I have with it is that the Vudu app (owned by Fandango now, no longer Walmart) hasn't been updated to support 4K UHD. I prefer the Fire TV Stick 4K remote to the Google G10 remote, because the former has a dedicated play/pause button, but I guess you could always pair a different Bluetooth remote with the onn. box.
I've noticed that the WiFi sometimes gets disconnected when idle for a while, but I've been able to restart it and reconnect when that happens. Could be due to heat, but I don't know. I haven't noticed any remote bugs.
I had launcher manager installed on a Fire TV 3 since about v6.2.7.x and used Total Commander to delete the AFTV launcher on v22.214.171.124 and go back to the custom launcher.
Only because you had the custom launcher and LM already installed since 6.2.7.x; otherwise, it would not work.
Yes, I know and that is why I mentioned that I had it installed earlier before the custom launcher breaking update. Main thing was to mention that the latest update hasn't broken existing LM installations.
Well those ADB commands won't work at all, need slight modification:
#ADB shell commands to DISABLE|PACKAGE need "pm disable-user" for Fos6 & Fos7
pm disable-user com.amazon.tv.launcher pm disable-user com.amazon.firehomestarter
But, you don't have to input them manually because those are exactly what LauncherManager is sending when you select "Enable Custom Launcher" in the LM app.
Sadly, you have to get in a time-machine and go back to 2021 to be able to use ADB commands to disable the FTV-launcher the correct way. But you said you know how to block updates when booting a NEW device for the first time, so you should be good with just buying a new 4K stick that comes with the old remote, you know the one that doesn't have the 4 sponsored app buttons, this way you are guaranteed to have an old default firmware installed. If you live in USA then Amazon's Woot.com store has the old-remote 4K stick available for $23 USD for another day in "New" condition, not a refurb, but seems like Woot.com has an endless supply of those because they keep putting them back in their Tech store offerings.
A new 4K stick that is starting out-of-the-box with any firmware before/lower than Fire OS 126.96.36.199 (NS6281/4061), the 2021 October update; and you will be able to disable OTA-updates and disable the FTV-launcher with LauncherManager or through ADB.
7255/2465 was the last version for the Max before OTA packages and the launcher became protected. 7273/2622 was when both became protected.
pm grant com.wolf.firetvsettings android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
pm grant com.wolf.firetvsettings android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW(not necessary for app working)
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
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
Look I'm gonna tell you and everyone what I've done with the launcher till now,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.