[MOD][XPOSED] Fire TV Mods by rbox

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geist_patrick

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May 12, 2011
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I just used rbox's Xposed FireTV mods to get Firestopper working again on 5.2.1.0_r1. IMHO, it's an under-rated use of this xposed module, as I searched the thread and didn't find any post about it.

You don't need a 'launcher' app when you can set any app to launch with the home key (or any key) in key_codes.xml!

Is there any chance you can explain it step by step? I already tried to install the module but after installing, enabling and restarting the device it stuck at the animated Amazon logo. With the exposed installation is everything OK because I'd already installed some modules but this one is really harsh.

My plan is to replace the Amazon launcher with the xbmc launcher.

Maybe someone has an idea what's wrong.
 

xenyz

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Is there any chance you can explain it step by step? I already tried to install the module but after installing, enabling and restarting the device it stuck at the animated Amazon logo. With the exposed installation is everything OK because I'd already installed some modules but this one is really harsh.

My plan is to replace the Amazon launcher with the xbmc launcher.

Maybe someone has an idea what's wrong.
Did you install Firestopper or another launcher first? The Xposed module disables the stock Amazon launcher so that is likely the issue. Go in through ADB and disable Xposed on next boot to sort it out

Code:
touch /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/disabled
 

C-Rooted

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Dec 28, 2015
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I'm having trouble with xposed on the latest update. Anyone else having this issue? Will Rboxs mods still work with the new ui?
 

C-Rooted

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Dec 28, 2015
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Update. xposed installed fine. The problem was the result of using an out of date apk. That is fixed.

I am still having trouble with RBox's mods. Has anyone else had any success?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Also RBox is the The Man. Thanks again for all you have done over the past year.
 

rbox

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Update. xposed installed fine. The problem was the result of using an out of date apk. That is fixed.

I am still having trouble with RBox's mods. Has anyone else had any success?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Also RBox is the The Man. Thanks again for all you have done over the past year.

I don't imagine any part of it works still. I'll have to redo it all probably.
 

striked0wn

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Ja ich denke mein englisch ist wirklich so schlecht dass es falsch rüber kommt. Hatte schon einige probleme im englischsprachigen raum.. warum auch immer. Ich würde mich nur wirklich freuen wenn bald eine version rauskommt da ich blöderweise mein firetv geupdatet hab und nun nichts mehr geht. Ich glaube nicht dass das eine schlechte einstellung ist.. ich wüsste auch nicht wie ich das sonst noch freundlicher als mit please formulieren könnte oder gibts das nicht wie im deutschen?

Gesendet von meinem ONEPLUS A3003 mit Tapatalk
 
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oppman29

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I also updated to you Rbox's Pre-rooted 5.2.4.1 ROM and cant get RboxFireTvMods_1.4 to set Kodi as launcher... had this working for so long didnt even think would break.

Hopefully Rbox get this fixed..
 

Dxfan227

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@rbox

First of thank you for all of the hard work you do for all of us. We really appreciate it. I was hoping you could answer a quick question for me as I am having a hard time getting xposed/rbox firetv mods up and running.

I have a gen 1 fire tv box...I just went through the steps to get it off of a very old os3 version and up to date with TRWP and PreRooted Rom 5.2.4.1

I read a lot about this and I think I'm doing everything right but I am still stuck.
So I flashed via the install in trwp recovery SDK 22 ARM 87 of xposed....I then side loaded via adb the xposed. installer apk. Now when I launch exposed it looks different then what I am used to.....at the very top there is a big green checkmark and it says "Xposed Framework version 87 is active". Under that there is Install/Update with "version 87 below it" and a cloud Icon next to it.

When I click that cloud icon it says in red " error could not find xposed sdk22 87.zip"
I tried to side load your rbox mods apk....and it is IT listed under modules...however when click the check box next to it...nothing happens. Looking into the logs it says

There is a lot of sections saying things like
"Caused by java.lang.classnotfoundexception: com.amazon.t.launcher.ui.list.adapter
At external.org.apache.commons.lang3.classutil.getglass

Class not found using the boot class loader;no stack available.

I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, I would love some help...please I have everything setup I just need KODI back as my default launcher and I am set!
 

Y314K

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I don't imagine any part of it works still. I'll have to redo it all probably.

Does the rbox exposed module to replace home launcher work on fire stick with v5.05

It does. But you also need gravitybox module installed.
Maybe this is also of help to you: https://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv/help/disable-home-button-completely-t3499312

I just updated mine to 5.2.4, too. Is this happening? For now, I'll go back a step to keep launcher in SPMC. Thanks for everything you do!

@rbox

First of thank you for all of the hard work you do for all of us. We really appreciate it. I was hoping you could answer a quick question for me as I am having a hard time getting xposed/rbox firetv mods up and running.

I have a gen 1 fire tv box...I just went through the steps to get it off of a very old os3 version and up to date with TRWP and PreRooted Rom 5.2.4.1

I read a lot about this and I think I'm doing everything right but I am still stuck.
So I flashed via the install in trwp recovery SDK 22 ARM 87 of xposed....I then side loaded via adb the xposed. installer apk. Now when I launch exposed it looks different then what I am used to.....at the very top there is a big green checkmark and it says "Xposed Framework version 87 is active". Under that there is Install/Update with "version 87 below it" and a cloud Icon next to it.

When I click that cloud icon it says in red " error could not find xposed sdk22 87.zip"
I tried to side load your rbox mods apk....and it is IT listed under modules...however when click the check box next to it...nothing happens. Looking into the logs it says

There is a lot of sections saying things like
"Caused by java.lang.classnotfoundexception: com.amazon.t.launcher.ui.list.adapter
At external.org.apache.commons.lang3.classutil.getglass

Class not found using the boot class loader;no stack available.

I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, I would love some help...please I have everything setup I just need KODI back as my default launcher and I am set!
Don't click on the cloud icon. You are already on the latest XPosed. Until this module is updated to work on the latest PreRooted ROM. Your only FTV1 solution is to downgrade to v5.0.5r2. This is only an option for those that upgraded from a Rooted FireOS 3 or those that rooted on FireOS v5.0.5 or older. It is not a good idea to downgrade below the ROM version you Rooted on. That might trigger an eFuse. Killing your device.
 
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Dxfan227

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Do I just push the older version zip and then instal via trwP?

Or is there a guide on how to downgrade properly?
 

Y314K

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Dec 29, 2008
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Do I just push the older version zip and then instal via trwP?

Or is there a guide on how to downgrade properly?
You just flash it the same way as if you where upgrading. Just make sure you use the v5.0.5r2 ROM. RBox created that ROM (r2) to include the latest TWRP version-7. So no TWRP downgrading is required. All you do is flash that one PreRooted ROM.
 
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    This is a collection of Fire TV mods using Xposed. It requires that you are on software version 51.1.4.0 or newer. It currently contains:

    • AlternateLauncher: This will start an alternate launcher instead of the Amazon one. It will load when the Fire TV starts and anytime you push the home button. The way this is done is a little hokey and there is currently no way to turn it off or select which launcher you want, so if you have more than one, the one that gets started is it.
    • HideAmazonMenuItems: Gives a settings menu to select which menu items to show.
    • HideLauncherAds: Hide the ad at the top of the Home screen.
    • KeyBindings: Allows any key to start any app.
    • RecentsOnMenuLong: Bring up the recents dialog when long pressing the home button.
    HideAmazonMenuItems:
    In order to do this, I had to hijack an existing Settings item, so the Help option is gone and I put a 'Menu Items' option at the beginning of the settings list. You can turn on/off any item except Home and Settings. After making changes you must reboot to see the changes.

    KeyBindings:
    Someone requested this, but doing a UI for it would be too complicated, and I figured I'd put the feature out there for people to use, and eventually get around to making a UI for it. For now, you'll have to configure it manually. Create a file called key_bindings.xml and make it look like this:
    Code:
    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8' standalone='yes' ?>
    <map>
    <string name="KEYCODE_F1">org.chromium.content_shell_apk</string>
    <string name="KEYCODE_F2_LONG">com.pandora.android.gtv</string>
    </map>

    You can have as many entries as you like. You can find the KEYCODE names listed here: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/KeyEvent.html To set up a long press key put _LONG at the end of the key name. The other part is the package name you wish to start, org.chromium.content_shell_apk is Netflix. Then just adb push key_bindings.xml /sdcard/ and reboot. And it should start whatever app you specified when pressing that button. Do note that the button will not longer do whatever else it used to do. So if you bind ENTER to something, it will not longer function normally. By default, long press on home will launch the recents dialog. If you set up KEYCODE_HOME_LONG, it will override that behavior.

    Starting with 51.1.5.0, Amazon provides a shortcut menu on home long press. If you would like to retain this functionality, you can use this key_bindings.xml file (Thanks to @Firef0xx819):
    Code:
    <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8' standalone='yes' ?>
    <map>
    <string name="KEYCODE_HOME_LONG"></string>
    </map>

    Please let me know if you have any issues. One problem I know of is that it doesn't seem to show up in the list of applications, so if you want to uninstall it you need to use adb, ssh, or a terminal using the command pm uninstall rbox.xposed.firetvmods

    Source code: https://github.com/androidrbox/RboxFireTvMods/

    Changelog and Downloads:
    • 1.4: Added HideLauncherAds
    • 1.3: Fix HideAmazonMenuItems for 51.1.4.0.
    • 1.2: Allow KeyBindings to support long press keys
    • 1.1: Added HideAmazonMenuItems, KeyBindings, and RecentsOnMenuLong
    • 1.0: Initial version
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    Update. xposed installed fine. The problem was the result of using an out of date apk. That is fixed.

    I am still having trouble with RBox's mods. Has anyone else had any success?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Also RBox is the The Man. Thanks again for all you have done over the past year.

    I don't imagine any part of it works still. I'll have to redo it all probably.
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    I updated the OP with version 1.4 to hide those annoying ads on the main screen.
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    Hi rbox,
    Thanks much for your hard work, and the great tools you've provided for us. Is this the best place to look for updates on the menu items issue? I updated the firmware to get the new Netflix app, but I really miss the menu items fix!

    Thanks.

    I just updated the OP with 1.3 which fixes the menu items in 51.1.4.0.
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    Can you or anybody tell if it run with a KingRoot Fire OS 5 FireTV box gen1?

    Greetings by Idijt

    So this module is pretty busted in FireOS5. Not to mention the fact that you really should only be installing Xposed with recovery, which I haven't released for KingRoot rooted boxes yet. Once I get recovery for firetv1 done, I'm moving on to Fire Stick. Then once that is all done, I will revisit this module.