[Guide] [ROM] (mantis) Fire TV Stick 4K Prerooted Android TV Rom (6.2.7.6)

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michael.santos

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Does anybody has access to update links for the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (codename AFTKA)? Would it be possible to port it to the Fire TV Stick 4k (codename AFTMM) so that Android 9 would be possible... :)
 

lukas.schier

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worked flawlessly but prime video app ist not playing video. downloaded newest from google play store. ("Something went wrong). anyone an idea?
I had the same problem, also with original prime video app (black screen) when coming from a newer rom. Fixed it by flashing the older TZ firmware which I extracted from here. I attached a flashable zip to downgrade only the tz.img.
 

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lukas.schier

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i'm doing experiment on this rom and google assistant seems to work (except voice search) , if you try to type it works. I bet it needs to be tweaked out , maybe removing/blocking alexa and reassigning the voice button on the remote to trigger google assistant

EDIT:
i was right, google assistant works. I've been able to use voice search and use it to control my smart home.
to make it work:
-enable google assistant in atv voice settings
-go home and agree microphone usage trying to make a search
-go in xposed edge pro
-choose a button ( i used volume down for test) and set google assistant on a key ( it is under activity > google > searchactivitytrampoline (don't forget to enable button)
-done

how to use it:
press the chosen button
and press alexa micrphone button and it will work
Thanks! This is working perfectly fine. Even the voice input in LeanKey Keyboard is working!
@burcbuluklu maybe add these instructions to the first post to remove the "not working" section?
 

assassin.abdul

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I just tried to install this ROM. But the problem is, that after installing the rom and doing a factory data reset, when it starts the Firestick after checking the network it goes for update check and can not be skipped. Any solution for this please?
 

dennis148

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I had the same problem, also with original prime video app (black screen) when coming from a newer rom. Fixed it by flashing the older TZ firmware which I extracted from here. I attached a flashable zip to downgrade only the tz.img.

thx mate, worked well! Only downside is that leanback launcher is not default anymore after booting (nlack screen) have to long press apps button and sstart leanback. btw is it possible to update leanback launcher to newest version and enable recommendations? none are displayed here - even if selected.

Thx All!
 

lukas.schier

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thx mate, worked well! Only downside is that leanback launcher is not default anymore after booting (nlack screen) have to long press apps button and sstart leanback. btw is it possible to update leanback launcher to newest version and enable recommendations? none are displayed here - even if selected.

Thx All!
Strange.. the zip only contains the tz.img. That should not affect system partition or default launcher (didn't happen to me either).

Yes, you can just replace the apk in /system/app/LeanbackLauncher.
I'm using this Version (recommendations are working for the most apps I am using): https://github.com/tsynik/LeanbackLauncher/releases
 

Hotrod369

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OP Thank you for your hard work putting this package together. I didn't have any problems getting it installed and have set up most of the apps. I set up my app from my PC with the Firestick still connected to my PC with an HDMI switcher. Now it's time to connect it to a TV and put it through its paces. I don't expect to have any problems.
 

savvyyy

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I'm on the latest update from amazon on my 4k. Can I still flash this after I root it or the burnt fuses wont let me ?
 

savvyyy

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I'm not sure. I didn't even check my sticks version first. But it had been sitting in a drawer not used for around a year or so. Wish I knew the answer. Wouldn't resetting it to factory be the thing to do if you're unsure?
Hopefully it will, but I don't have spare sticks around to spare. Guess I'll have to risk it. Thank you though.
 

tinybilbo

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I've flashed this rom and am very happy with it.. Except for one thing...
This rom occasionally stalls on bootup.

I turn off all my living room appliances at night (from a single voice command).
In the morning I turn everything back on, however when it stalls (which is quite frequent),
I have to unplug it and replug to get it to boot.. which is pain for the wife and kids..

I noticed someone else in the thread having the same issue - Is there a fix for it?

thanks
 

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    After so many trial and error, I've finally saved the latest version of my system with TWRP backup. I want to share this personal setup with you guys since it required a lot of work to debloat, install add-ons, apps, kernels and tweaks. This is a single package that contains many modifications from other threads made for simple, one-time installation. I tried to keep it close to Android TV (Nougat) exprience. However, I kept some of the Amazon software that I use like Alexa and Amazon Appstore.

    Guides I found and used for this rom:
    !!Please read these threads before you begin!!
    !!All credit goes to those developers!!
    !!Do at your own risk!!

    Some Info:
    Android Version: 7.1.2​
    Fire OS Version: 6.2.7.6​
    Working TWRP Version: 3.3.1-0​
    Installed Magisk Version: 20.4​
    Installed launcher: Google Leanback Launcher​
    Available Internal Storage after installition: 3.15 GB​

    Screenshots:
    top.pngbottom.pngrecomendations.png

    Contains:
    ==========================================================================================

    Working:
    • Alexa
    • Voice Input of Amazon keyboard. (need to enable FireTV IME Keyboard from settings) (long press menu button for quick switch)
    • Amazon Settings
    • Fire TV Remote App (I highly suggest this app. Works perfect for navigation and keyboard input)
    • Amazon Appstore (You can install your previous paid apps from here. Search function in amazon appstore only works with alexa)
    • Google Play Store and Services
    • Magisk
    • Xposed
    • Recommendations on launcher
    • Widevine DRM (Netflix, PrimeVideo etc. works fine)
    • Kodi Audio Passthrough
    • Android Screen Cast
    Not working:
    • Google Assistant
    • Google Voice Search
    ==========================================================================================

    Some useful apps that I installed (all can be uninstalled):
    • FX (file manager with root access)
    • Link2SD (app manager with root access. It lets you uninstall, freeze system apps or convert them to user apps and vice versa)
    • Xposed Edge (simple alternative to tasker or key mapper with root access. I've mapped long-press of back button to kill foreground app)
    • LeanKey Keyboard Pro (came with tsynik's magisk module and I loved it)
    • Smart Youtube TV (modded youtube app that enables dozens of options. I'm using it to increase the playback speed of videos)
    • MX and VLC Player (to play local or online streams)
    • Aerial Dream TV (really nice screensaver that uses Apple TV visuals)
    • Prime Video, Netflix, Spotify (not to make the launcher look empty)
    Installed magisk modules:
    • Xposed Framework (rovo89)
    • Google TV Apps for FireOS 6 (tsynik)
    • FireTV4k Selinux Fix (Pretoriano80)
    Installed xposed modules:
    • Xposed Edge
    • AFTV-XM (tsynik)
    • AFTV-GAPPS-XM (tsynik)
    ==========================================================================================

    Requirements:
    • OTG Adapter
    • USB Keyboard/Mouse
    • USB Stick Formatted Fat32
    • TV or Monitor
    • Firestick 4K
    How to install:
    1. Be aware that your warranty will be void.
    2. Backup your files.
    3. Unlock bootloader and install twrp using this guide.
    4. Download and extract Firestick 4K Android TV TWRP Backup.rar to TWRP backups path on USB stick; TWRP > BACKUPS > G070VM0984752N1Q
    5. Do a factory reset via TWRP (use otg adapter and keyboard/mouse to navigate)
    6. Restore from TWRP backup that you prepared.
    7. Reboot to system.
    8. Connect to wifi and log in to your amazon account. (still using keyboard or mouse to navigate)
    9. Go to Settings > Fire OS > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices and pair your Fire TV remote. (now you can ditch the keyboard)
    10. Enjoy.
    Mirror:
    Additional Notes:
    • Developer options and USB debugging enabled.
    • OTA updates disabled.
    • Disable "Stay Awake" option in developer settings if you want the screensaver to start.
    • Long-press to back button kills the foreground app. It makes quitting activities easier.
    • Long-press to menu button opens fast keyboard switching window. It helps to switch to amazon keyboard when I use voice input.
    • You can change the launcher to whatever you want. I'm happy with Leanback Launcher. I didn't try but there's this.
    • Important: Never install magisk updates from magisk. Use TWRP.
    • If you want to create TWRP backup, select "System Image" and "Vendor Image" insted of system and vendor.
    • Suggestion: FX Web Access makes it easier to tranfer files.
    • Suggestion: I think keyboard from FireTV remote app and alexa's speech to text input are the most efficient input methods if you don't have physical keyboard.
    • Important:
      Play Store downloads not fully compatible with Amazon download manager. In case apps won't install from Play Store - uninstall Play Sore updates from ATV Settings.
      NOTE:
      You need to remove and readd Google account after module update.
    • Installed Netflix and Spotify apps are compatible with alexa.
    • I couldn't make my dualshock 4 controller work with this device. Even with the stock system. Help would be appreciated.
    Reddit Posts Of This Guide: Here and Here
    ==========================================================================================

    Big thanks to:
    • @k4y0z and @xyz` for unlocking the bootloader.
    • @tsynik for building those life-saving magisk modules which is basicly the key of this build.
    • @Pretoriano80 for creating a kernel which supports SDCARDFS, exFAT, F2FS, Wireguard, Advanced TCP options, CIFS and NFS, Insecure ADB.
    • @bnevets27 for debloating script.
    • @Skel40 for build.prop tweaks to increase performance.
    • @Bertonumber1 for testing the rom.
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    i'm doing experiment on this rom and google assistant seems to work (except voice search) , if you try to type it works. I bet it needs to be tweaked out , maybe removing/blocking alexa and reassigning the voice button on the remote to trigger google assistant

    EDIT:
    i was right, google assistant works. I've been able to use voice search and use it to control my smart home.
    to make it work:
    -enable google assistant in atv voice settings
    -go home and agree microphone usage trying to make a search
    -go in xposed edge pro
    -choose a button ( i used volume down for test) and set google assistant on a key ( it is under activity > google > searchactivitytrampoline (don't forget to enable button)
    -done

    how to use it:
    press the chosen button
    and press alexa micrphone button and it will work
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    It's possible to interact with this ROM on first boot without a keyboard. You must use adb shell over USB. The USB cable connected to your laptop, and the FireTV Stick plugged into HDMI on your monitor.

    1. First make sure the device is booted and you see the FireTV stick over USB with adb with adb devices.
    2. Open a new shell with adb shell. You should see a prompt showing mantis:/ $ (may differ if you're not using a 4K stick.)
    3. You have multiple options now to interact with the UI.
      • input keyevent <number> which allows you to send keypresses to the device as if you were working with a keyboard.
      • input mouse tap <x> <y> which allows you to click things on screen using a grid of coordinates. The top left of your screen is x=0 and y=0. The bottom right of your screen is x=1920 and y=1080. Figuring out the exact coordinate of where you want to click will take some trial and error. Don't be afraid to try. Add more x to make the mouse click something right. Add more y to make the mouse click something in the direction of the bottom of the screen.
    4. The easiest option is to use the keyevent input.
      • Use the following guide to map your keypresses to numbers: https://stackoverflow.com/a/8483797/6252246
      • Examples:
      • input keyevent 19 - Up arrow on keyboard
      • input keyevent 20 - Down arrow on keyboard
      • input keyevent 21 - Left arrow on keyboard
      • input keyevent 22 - Right arrow on keyboard
      • input keyevent 66 - ENTER key on keyboard
      • input keyevent 29 - 'A' key on keyboard
    Your goal is to get the FireTV Stick on your home network by entering in the wifi password. Once it's on your network, you can then use the FireTV app on your phone to interact with the device. You can also navigate to the FireOS settings for Remotes and Controllers and unpair the non-existent remote ID which ships with this ROM. To do that start the pair process. When it asks you to press "select" on the 'old' remote (which you don't have) just press select (tap the pad) on your FireTV app and it will proceed with the pairing.

    Hope this helps someone without a OTG or keyboard like me.
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    Ok my friend i can confirm we are good to go .
    Everything intact remote paired , wifi /ethernet bluetooth all good (y)smooth operation
    Thank you , again excellent work
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    Ok my friend i can confirm we are good to go .
    Everything intact remote paired , wifi /ethernet bluetooth all good (y)smooth operation
    Thank you , again excellent work
    Thank you very much. What a relief. You're the first beta tester :) much appreciated.