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Xtraordinair

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OnBootKodi
OnBootKodi starts Kodi when you start up your device! Also, has the option to start Kodi after a screen timeout period [user set] (If you turn on/off the timeout service, one reboot is required for changes to take effect)

Requirements
-Kodi installed

Changelog
Added timeout support

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OnBootKodi, Device Specific App for the Amazon Fire TV

Contributors
Xtraordinair, Xtraordinair
Source Code: https://bitbucket.org/Xtraordinair/onbootkodi/overview


Version Information
Status: Beta

Created 2017-05-18
Last Updated 2017-05-18
 

AFTVnews.com

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Jul 22, 2014
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Worked for me on both a Fire TV 1 and Fire TV 2. Both on latest 5.2.4.1 version. But I could not get the timeout option to work. Not sure about the units used, so I tried 1, 1000, and 1000000 but it always just launched immediately after boot each time.
 

nyln

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Dec 30, 2015
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You can modify Kodi to run as a launcher. Then use Launcher Hijack v3 to make it act as the default launcher. It works WITHOUT root.
 

nyln

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How do you turn Kodi into a launcher? And once you have, would pressing the home button on the FireTV remote open Kodi or will it continue to load the Amazon dashboard?

I am not 100% sure, but I think you can edit the manifest.xml file and add a launcher behavior. Not my specialty. If not you could edit Launcher Hijacks open source code to work with kodi, In the meantime just press home when it turns on and it will load your launcher of choice :).
 

Y314K

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Dec 29, 2008
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Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
How do you turn Kodi into a launcher? And once you have, would pressing the home button on the FireTV remote open Kodi or will it continue to load the Amazon dashboard?


I am not 100% sure, but I think you can edit the manifest.xml file and add a launcher behavior. Not my specialty. If not you could edit Launcher Hijacks open source code to work with kodi, In the meantime just press home when it turns on and it will load your launcher of choice :).
Would recommend SPMC with Launcher build in. Might be best option:

https://github.com/koying/SPMC/releases/tag/16.7.1-spmc

Haven't had time to test this option. Post your experience.
 

TV33

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Sep 12, 2017
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Unfortunately OnBootKodi is being blacklisted via Amazon.

I tried to hide Amazon blacklist Service, but it didnt help
pm hide com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.AppDisableService

OnBootKodi is being shown as disabled package after a FireTV reboot which cant be re-enabled due to non-root privileges.

edit1: also deinstalling tv settgins wont help
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.settings
 
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killerz298

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Dec 24, 2007
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Unfortunately OnBootKodi is being blacklisted via Amazon.

I tried to hide Amazon blacklist Service, but it didnt help
pm hide com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.AppDisableService

OnBootKodi is being shown as disabled package after a FireTV reboot which cant be re-enabled due to non-root privileges.

edit1: also deinstalling tv settgins wont help
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.amazon.tv.settings
I mentioned this in another thread some time ago but it never gained any traction. It appears Amazon is currently blocking these apps by package name alone. Why don't any of these developers just change the package name to something already in use on the app store that way Amazon can't block it without also blocking the real app?
 

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