How To install Google TV Launcher on Android 9 TV

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Mattc001

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first you are going to need to get 2 APK

The first one is com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherX_1.0.40152940
The second one is Google_base.apk

Then you are going to put your Android 9 version into developer mode you need to allow USB debugging and select USB configuration to any protocol such as media transfer protocol

When you did that you can sideload your two APK files when that is done you are going to need an app on your mobile phone called called remote adb shell. Find out the ip address of your box go to network and ethernet and you will find your ip adress. Go to your phone open remote adb shell put in your ip adress and 5555 on the second line click connect . Now you have two possibilities either remove the current launcher or disable it if you want to keep it

issue the following command
pm uninstall –-user 0 com.google.android.tvlauncher

if you want to reinstall the old launcher the command is as follow

cmd package install-existing com.google.android.tvlauncher

Go back to your android TV and you should now have the google tv launcher , as a side note some countries might need to use a VPN to make it work properly although it was launched officially cheers.
 

rolo2020

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first you are going to need to get 2 APK

The first one is com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherX_1.0.40152940
The second one is Google_base.apk

Then you are going to put your Android 9 version into developer mode you need to allow USB debugging and select USB configuration to any protocol such as media transfer protocol

When you did that you can sideload your two APK files when that is done you are going to need an app on your mobile phone called called remote adb shell. Find out the ip address of your box go to network and ethernet and you will find your ip adress. Go to your phone open remote adb shell put in your ip adress and 5555 on the second line click connect . Now you have two possibilities either remove the current launcher or disable it if you want to keep it

issue the following command
pm uninstall –-user 0 com.google.android.tvlauncher

if you want to reinstall the old launcher the command is as follow

cmd package install-existing com.google.android.tvlauncher

Go back to your android TV and you should now have the google tv launcher , as a side note some countries might need to use a VPN to make it work properly although it was launched officially cheers.
This is fantastic Mattc! Congratulations! You have done an arduous task! When I have some time, I'll try to install it. Greetings!
 
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Mattc001

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This is fantastic Mattc! Congratulations! You have done an arduous task! When I have some time, I'll try to install it. Greetings!
Thank you my friend but this is not much; I hope when you try it you let me know how it went; there is also an app that can help with the installation if you are not comfortable with ADB however I don't know if the app permanently applies the launcher changes or if you must choose it each time you logon; in any case here is the link to the app the app is called android tv home
 

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first you are going to need to get 2 APK

The first one is com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherX_1.0.40152940
The second one is Google_base.apk

Then you are going to put your Android 9 version into developer mode you need to allow USB debugging and select USB configuration to any protocol such as media transfer protocol

When you did that you can sideload your two APK files when that is done you are going to need an app on your mobile phone called called remote adb shell. Find out the ip address of your box go to network and ethernet and you will find your ip adress. Go to your phone open remote adb shell put in your ip adress and 5555 on the second line click connect . Now you have two possibilities either remove the current launcher or disable it if you want to keep it

issue the following command
pm uninstall –-user 0 com.google.android.tvlauncher

if you want to reinstall the old launcher the command is as follow

cmd package install-existing com.google.android.tvlauncher

Go back to your android TV and you should now have the google tv launcher , as a side note some countries might need to use a VPN to make it work properly although it was launched officially cheers.


I'm trying to get this on a Nvidia Shield TV 2017 specifically for the purposes of having voice search work in sideloaded apps and browsers. The voice search works on sideloaded apps on the Chromecast with Google TV, so can you voice search sideloaded apps and browsers with this UI on your device(s)?
 

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You need to highlight the text, right click and copy into your browser or select search. The files are there. Not everything is an easy link in the hacker world. You must do the work and think.
Im having a hard time finding "google_base.apk". Thanks to Mattc001 for attaching the xlauncher 1.1.11, I couldn't find that version, only 1.0.xx so ... yes your right, there should be some homework needed to be applied, it sure helps though when the files or "requirements" are attached. For one, it's trusted that the software used is the trusted one from the OP. Secondly, ... just revert to one.

@Mattc001 Could you please elaborate on the "
google_base.apk" ... where to find? Is it under a different title name vs. file name? I'm really interesting in your findings. I just recently acquired a TCL with Android TV or maybe its Google TV and would really like to take advantage of tweaks, mods, and things to better enjoy the experience and boost performance.

Thanks in advance.
 

Mattc001

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Im having a hard time finding "google_base.apk". Thanks to Mattc001 for attaching the xlauncher 1.1.11, I couldn't find that version, only 1.0.xx so ... yes your right, there should be some homework needed to be applied, it sure helps though when the files or "requirements" are attached. For one, it's trusted that the software used is the trusted one from the OP. Secondly, ... just revert to one.

@Mattc001 Could you please elaborate on the "
google_base.apk" ... where to find? Is it under a different title name vs. file name? I'm really interesting in your findings. I just recently acquired a TCL with Android TV or maybe its Google TV and would really like to take advantage of tweaks, mods, and things to better enjoy the experience and boost performance.

Thanks in advance.
You can google it and get it from some apk repositories
 
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jarekhunter

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Hey guys, where can I find "Google_Base.apk" for miBox4s. I have found the launcher itself and it was easy to install, but wihtout "google_base" I can't do anything.

Thanks
 

jarekhunter

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Instead of Google_Base I added another version "com.google.android.katniss_6.12.20221010.3-14001602_minAPI24 (armeabi-v7a, x86) (nodpi) _apkmirror.com" Apparently this is it. Everything works but I have to be on VPN USA all the time because otherwise Home or the tab for you - it does not appear at all and I have an error. There is a chance to bypass the need to use vpn from the USA for the home tab to work? Thanks
 

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Instead of Google_Base I added another version "com.google.android.katniss_6.12.20221010.3-14001602_minAPI24 (armeabi-v7a, x86) (nodpi) _apkmirror.com" Apparently this is it. Everything works but I have to be on VPN USA all the time because otherwise Home or the tab for you - it does not appear at all and I have an error. There is a chance to bypass the need to use vpn from the USA for the home tab to work? Thanks
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    first you are going to need to get 2 APK

    The first one is com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherX_1.0.40152940
    The second one is Google_base.apk

    Then you are going to put your Android 9 version into developer mode you need to allow USB debugging and select USB configuration to any protocol such as media transfer protocol

    When you did that you can sideload your two APK files when that is done you are going to need an app on your mobile phone called called remote adb shell. Find out the ip address of your box go to network and ethernet and you will find your ip adress. Go to your phone open remote adb shell put in your ip adress and 5555 on the second line click connect . Now you have two possibilities either remove the current launcher or disable it if you want to keep it

    issue the following command
    pm uninstall –-user 0 com.google.android.tvlauncher

    if you want to reinstall the old launcher the command is as follow

    cmd package install-existing com.google.android.tvlauncher

    Go back to your android TV and you should now have the google tv launcher , as a side note some countries might need to use a VPN to make it work properly although it was launched officially cheers.
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    first you are going to need to get 2 APK

    The first one is com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherX_1.0.40152940
    The second one is Google_base.apk

    Then you are going to put your Android 9 version into developer mode you need to allow USB debugging and select USB configuration to any protocol such as media transfer protocol

    When you did that you can sideload your two APK files when that is done you are going to need an app on your mobile phone called called remote adb shell. Find out the ip address of your box go to network and ethernet and you will find your ip adress. Go to your phone open remote adb shell put in your ip adress and 5555 on the second line click connect . Now you have two possibilities either remove the current launcher or disable it if you want to keep it

    issue the following command
    pm uninstall –-user 0 com.google.android.tvlauncher

    if you want to reinstall the old launcher the command is as follow

    cmd package install-existing com.google.android.tvlauncher

    Go back to your android TV and you should now have the google tv launcher , as a side note some countries might need to use a VPN to make it work properly although it was launched officially cheers.
    This is fantastic Mattc! Congratulations! You have done an arduous task! When I have some time, I'll try to install it. Greetings!
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    Im having a hard time finding "google_base.apk". Thanks to Mattc001 for attaching the xlauncher 1.1.11, I couldn't find that version, only 1.0.xx so ... yes your right, there should be some homework needed to be applied, it sure helps though when the files or "requirements" are attached. For one, it's trusted that the software used is the trusted one from the OP. Secondly, ... just revert to one.

    @Mattc001 Could you please elaborate on the "
    google_base.apk" ... where to find? Is it under a different title name vs. file name? I'm really interesting in your findings. I just recently acquired a TCL with Android TV or maybe its Google TV and would really like to take advantage of tweaks, mods, and things to better enjoy the experience and boost performance.

    Thanks in advance.
    You can google it and get it from some apk repositories
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    Or you do....thank you.
    You welcome I hope it helps!!!