FireTV 1 (bueller) Prerooted Stock Images [5.2.7.3_r1]

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arden05

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Hello, I recently installed the prerooted 5.2.7.3 rom on my FTV box and the installation with TWRP went well, but there are no apps in the app category and if I try to search for apps in the menu, nothing comes up. All the other menu options show content except apps. What can I do to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.
 

LocoMexican

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I've installed Rbox pre-rooted 5.2.7.3, which includes SU. Is there a way to access SU so as to grant access by default? Should I install a stand alone version of SU? Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Sus_i

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@LocoMexican

Since the supersu app is blocked by amaz., only chance is to edit the supersu config file (with a txt editor, like ES File Explorer), the file should be located here: /data/data/eu.chainfire.su/files/supersu.cfg

Happy new year^^
 

I_did_it_just_tmrrow

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@rbox is there a chance to see a new prerooted rom with latest amazon security updates for this pretty well running bueller device? If I am not wrong there is a FireTV-5.2.7.4-20200925.tar.bz2 out, or? Source

By the way mentioned it would be extremely handy for the future to know how you go about customizing a new pre-rooted rom? If I'm not mistaken you don't have github or gitlab with the source code, do you?

It would be awesome to hear something from you.

Greetings by Idijt
 
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I_did_it_just_tmrrow

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I think there is a conflict because magisk replaces init, and my 2ndinit replaces init, and it looks like I have a hardcoded call to SuperSU in there, as well. In theory, Magisk might work on everything, but it would be very tricky. So for starters, if you disable the boot menu, does Magisk work?

I have no clue if this is going to work, but it should. Starting from the 5.2.6.9 zip, you'll need to remove from META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script everything between these 2 lines (including these 2 lines):

ui_print("Installing recovery...");
set_metadata("/system/app/SuperSU.apk", "uid", 0, "gid", 0, "mode", 0755, "capabilities", 0x0);

Flash that, and verify it boots and everything works. You should not see the bootmenu. Then boot in to recovery with adb and flash Magisk and see if that works.

Alternatively, if you dont want to edit the updater-script, this is less clean, but should product the same results. Flash 5.2.6.9. Stay in recovery. Ensure /system is mounted. In adb shell, run these 2 commands:

rm /system/bin/e2fsck
mv /system/bin/e2fsck.real /system/bin/e2fsck

Exit adb shell, make sure to unmount system, and then reboot.
Does anbody try this? @Y314K did you? Or @Animux?
 

mattgyver

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Ok, if you like these apps, maybe annoy @rbox a bit... :p
maybe he has some time to make a new prerooted^^

I'll try to catch the url for the update (but IDK if the update is out for my country).
Or you could NOT annoy @rbox since he doesn't owe anyone updates. He released the pre-rooted roms because he had time and wanted to.

Real life is priority, and who knows if he's moved on to other projects. Be happy for the extended rooted life he's given these. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

Sus_i

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Or you could NOT annoy @rbox since he doesn't owe anyone updates. He released the pre-rooted roms because he had time and wanted to.
Hi there :)

I think you didn't get my post right, because I was the person who answered a few guys asking for a new prerooted...
I was NOT the one who needs an updated rom.
I don't want to annoy @rbox or someone else.

My point was that if the guy isn't happy with his non-working apps on the older prerooted, he needs to ask/beg the developer for an updated one... I can't help with this.

Real life is priority, and who knows if he's moved on to other projects. Be happy for the extended rooted life he's given these. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yes :)
Thats why I also said 'maybe he has some time to make a new prerooted'

Best Regards
 

nicedog

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upgraded from a very old 51.1.4.0_514006420 to the latest 5.2.7.3, the upgrade was smooth and my fire tv booted up fine, but I found I lost the root, so I did a "adb reboot recovery", then the fire tv just died, no power at all. So sad...
 

Sus_i

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upgraded from a very old 51.1.4.0_514006420 to the latest 5.2.7.3, the upgrade was smooth and my fire tv booted up fine, but I found I lost the root, so I did a "adb reboot recovery", then the fire tv just died, no power at all. So sad...
Trade it in at amazon... the best is if you do this about two weeks infront a prime day/bf special offer...
 
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Sus_i

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I got two on latest custom, but want to restore to stock and have not found a way to do it safely. Any ideas?


realBBB
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If it's really a bueller (box with optical out), then restoring to stock is quite simple.
You only need to enable updates, unblock amaz. urls in router etc..
then the OTA updater will install the latest (unrooted) stock ROM. Done. :)

Edit: Maybe take a look before for the installed OS version. It will take ages if the box is on a too old OS... then you may install the latest prerooted infront of enabling updates.
 
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