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How To install Google TV Launcher on Android 9 TV

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Mattc001

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Oct 30, 2021
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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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Nov 25, 2020
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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
 

dovedescent7

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Jun 18, 2011
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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)?
 

alishaa

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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.
Thanks !! I will definitely try this.
 

finnley

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Jan 21, 2022
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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've successfully installed it. Thanks for the guidlines!
 

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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!