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Dxfan227

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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.



Can I ask why this guide has no mention of trwp and is a lot of commands......aftvnews.com/how-to-manually-upgrade-or-downgrade-the-amazon-fire-tv/
 

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Can I ask why this guide has no mention of trwp and is a lot of commands......aftvnews.com/how-to-manually-upgrade-or-downgrade-the-amazon-fire-tv/
http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-manually-upgrade-or-downgrade-the-amazon-fire-tv/

That guide is from 2014 & is for the first rooted devices. A lot has change since then. Like Root Methods, eFuses, CWM, TWRP, FireOS 5, etc. Everything in that guide has been obsolete since 10/10/2014. It only applied to Rooted devices for a very short time.
 
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http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-manually-upgrade-or-downgrade-the-amazon-fire-tv/

That guide is from 2014 & is for the first rooted devices. A lot has change since then. Like Root Methods, eFuses, CWM, TWRP, FireOS 5, etc. Everything in that guide has been obsolete since 10/10/2014. It only applied to Rooted devices for a very short time.


Ok awesome...so if I reflash with older firmware...the rbox mods should work. Do I need to reinstall all my apps etc?
 

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Ok awesome...so if I reflash with older firmware...the rbox mods should work. Do I need to reinstall all my apps etc?
As long as you don't wipe more then Dalvik cache & cache. You should keep your setup mostly intact. You might have to reinstall the XPosed Framework (Not the app but Framework). Since that is installed to the System. And any flashing of a ROM will change the System. Just use TWRP to reinstall the XPosed Framework if needed.
 

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As long as you don't wipe more then Dalvik cache & cache. You should keep your setup mostly intact. You might have to reinstall the XPosed Framework (Not the app but Framework). Since that is installed to the System. And any flashing of a ROM will change the System. Just use TWRP to reinstall the XPosed Framework if needed.


Thank you was successful in downgrading and getting rbox mods running .
 

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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.

Any idea whether or if this module will eventually be updated to allow kodi to launch again? I much prefer kodi as my launcher.
 

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in the keybindings file, what would one put in it to relocate the voice search button to google voice search instead.
i have got leanback working on 5.2.4.1 and i can get google apps to pick up the voice when i hold the voice search button in if it is already looking for voice. but pressing the button dont bring anything up.. just lets it pick up voice. i did this by
Code:
 pm disable com.amazon.vizzini
what would be nice tho is if i was able to press the button and it would bring up the voice search

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in the keybindings file, what would one put in it to relocate the voice search button to google voice search instead.
i have got leanback working on 5.2.4.1 and i can get google apps to pick up the voice when i hold the voice search button in if it is already looking for voice. but pressing the button dont bring anything up.. just lets it pick up voice. i did this by
Code:
 pm disable com.amazon.vizzini
what would be nice tho is if i was able to press the button and it would bring up the voice search

---------- Post added at 01:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:57 PM ----------

in the keybindings file, what would one put in it to relocate the voice search button to google voice search instead.
i have got leanback working on 5.2.4.1 and i can get google apps to pick up the voice when i hold the voice search button in if it is already looking for voice. but pressing the button dont bring anything up.. just lets it pick up voice. i did this by
Code:
 pm disable com.amazon.vizzini
what would be nice tho is if i was able to press the button and it would bring up the voice search
 

Y314K

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We all know @rbox is a busy guy. And he gives so much time & energy to the community. So don't forget to donate as a thanks for all his hard work for us.

Anybody waiting for this XPosed module to get updated. As of right now. It would probably be doubling RBox work for no reason. There is now an XPosed module that seems to do 90% of everything this module did. And since it's not just for FTV devices but for phones & tablets. It seems if should be kept up to date for a long while. It should even support FireOS 3. Of course you guys will have to test it out to see what it might be missing. But from my quick view. The only thing it is/might be missing is the "HideLauncherAds: Hide the ad at the top of the Home screen" . So anybody waiting for this mod. You should check it out. And please post your experience & what settings worked best for you.

Heard about XPosed Edge Pro from the Playing with Fire Mod. But finally took a look at it today. And it sure is feature packed. It does have a Backup/import option so maybe we can share our setups for specific mod options.

I would request @rbox to take a look at this XPosed mod & let us know what he thinks. And maybe even reach out to it's developer to give him some feedback on how he can improve things for FTV devices. Maybe a FTV mode where it gets rid of stuff like gestures or PIE since our devices are not touch screen devices. We would need a mouse to use those features.
 
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vanzan

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I have a Fire stick on rbox's 5.2.1.1 r1 and am just about to update to the latest 5.2.4.1_r2. My question is does this work with that latest version? I'm very green when it comes to all this and have never installed xposed in my life so if anyone's feeling generous a brief guide would be great!

Yeah I updated to 5.2.4.1_r2 prerooted ROM and this module is incompatible.
 
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Y314K

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I have a Fire stick on rbox's 5.2.1.1 r1 and am just about to update to the latest 5.2.4.1_r2. My question is does this work with that latest version? I'm very green when it comes to all this and have never installed xposed in my life so if anyone's feeling generous a brief guide would be great!

Yeah I updated to 5.2.4.1_r2 prerooted ROM and this module is incompatible.
What are you seeing that is incompatible ?

Do you have XPosed Framework & manager installed. From the post on the other thread it seems you just need to activate it ?
 
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Thank you, that was fast! I'm reading up on XPosed Edge. Looks like I could use it to auto-launch Kodi on boot but not sure I can set the remote control's HOME button to open Kodi. Any experience with that?

These are the 2 things keeping me on an older version of the OS. I'd love to see a guide on aftvnews for this [wink wink nudge nudge].
 

Y314K

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Thank you, that was fast! I'm reading up on XPosed Edge. Looks like I could use it to auto-launch Kodi on boot but not sure I can set the remote control's HOME button to open Kodi. Any experience with that?
Works great. But only the Pro version will let u do the boot Kodi in Auto-launch.

I even made a tutorial about it:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/fi...estarter-appstarter-boot-key-mapping-t3631945

Also someone just posted about Launcher Hijack v3. No-Root option. But haven't had time to play with it.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv/general/change-amazon-fire-tvs-default-launcher-t3651257

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These are the 2 things keeping me on an older version of the OS. I'd love to see a guide on aftvnews for this [wink wink nudge nudge].
I already made a guide about this Root option. Been enjoying my AppStarter as my main UI at startup & Home presses for a while now.

You can choose Kodi instead of AppStarter/FireStarter if you like. My guide link is on the post above.

With Edge Pro you can also add "running apps list" as an option to one of double or Long presses of Home or any other button.
 
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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.