"Remote Mouse for Fire TV" APP (latest v1.08) has stopped working in the Fire-TV 2nd

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ulises.rodriguez

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"Remote Mouse for Fire TV" APP (latest v1.08) has stopped working in the Fire-TV 2nd

I am aware that the "FireStarter" APP for Fire-TV is not working with the New FireOS-5 anymore and the developer of this application has promised to fix it, as soon as amazon release the final version of FireOS-5 for all the Fire-TV units...

But, someone has noticed that the "Mouse Toggle for Fire TV" latest v1.08 by fluxii (Remote Mouse for Fire TV) APP, has also stopped working in the Fire-TV (2nd Gen) with FireOS-5 ??

-Mouse Toggle for Fire TV, by fluxii:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fluxii.android.mousetoggleforfiretv
 
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ulises.rodriguez

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I decided to bought the "Mouse Toggle for Fire TV" APP latest version 1.03, that supposedly would work with the NEW Amazon Fire-TV (2nd Gen with FireOS-5), but it don't work for me, and then I had to request a US$2.99 full refund from the Google Play Store.

Unfortunately this latest version 1.03 of the "Mouse Toggle for Fire TV" released last October 10, that supposedly would work with the NEW Amazon Fire-TV (2nd Gen) and includes some Fixes for FireOS-5, also has problems and is not working in the Fire-TV (2nd Gen/FireOS-5)!

-Mouse Toggle for Fire TV, by fluxii:*

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fluxii.android.mousetoggleforfiretv

I'll try to get in touch with the developers, to ask them if they are aware of this problems, or if they have a fixed and newer version of the APP...

Although the APP can be installed without problems, unfortunately when you press the Play/Pause on the Remote (once or twice), nothing happens and the circular pointer never appears on the screen!

For me this is one of the functions that must bring the new FireOS-5, but unfortunately did not bring!!

So for me this "Mouse Toggle for Fire TV" APP is essential, so I really hope that the developers could correct all the incompatibilities and errors, to make it work as fluent as it was on the Fire-TV (1st Gen)!!!
 
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iostouchdev

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So for me this "Mouse Toggle for Fire TV" APP is essential, so I really hope that the developers could correct all the incompatibilities and errors, to make it work as fluent as it was on the Fire-TV (1st Gen)!!!

Hi, Are you using any other apps that use ADB? The app is designed with proper support for Fire OS 5 so it will not take over the single ADB connection that is available like some other currently incompatible apps. I would recommend at least temporarily disabling any other ADB apps and toggling the apps enable switch off and then back on to see if that helps. If you continue to have issues with the app please let me know here or via the email address in the app.

Thank you!

Note: For future reference for anyone that sideloads APK's from a computer or app: Make sure you DISCONNECT after you are done sideloading or you will likely have issues when trying to use ADB from another PC / device / app in the future.
Example:
AdbFire(or similar app): Click the ‘Disconnect’ button.
ADB command line: adb disconnect 192.168.0.10:5555
Note: Replace '192.168.0.10' in the above example with the IP address of your Fire TV.
 

ulises.rodriguez

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Hi iostouchdev,

Thanks for your quick reply!

I am still having problems with the app, and as you have requested, I have decided to communicate it through here...

I am aware that the APP is designed with proper support for FireOS-5, however it has worked flawlessly and also all the time without fail in my Fire-TV (1st Gen), but unfortunately in my New Fire-TV (2nd Gen) never has worked as it should.

Only once or twice I could start the APP, activating, deactivating and then activating the ADB again... But the APP worked in a very erratic manner and for a short time (several minutes).

I am not using other apps that use ADB, but have tested sometimes the FireStarter APP, that it worked very well... But I have noticed, that using this APP together with "Mouse Toggle" (or removing FireStarter), has no effect in the strange behavior of the "Mouse Toggle" APP.

However, as you have already recommended me, I have disabled temporarily other apps, and have also implemented a "Factory Reset" and then install the "Mouse Toggle" APP only, but it does not work... Using only the "Mouse Toggle" APP, and to avoid potential conflicts, not installing any other apps.

I am aware that the new Fire-TV (2nd Gen), is having many problems, both hardware and software, and therefore many APPs are also running a little bad.

As I said before, for me the "Mouse Toggle" APP for Fire TV" is EXCELLENT, So, I have faith and also hope, that you gradually will correct all the small faults in this APP, when Amazon can finish and release a version of FireOS-5 that works better than the current Beta version!

Thanks again for your fast response and for all your help!

Ulises S. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
 

Claude Koch

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Hi iostouchdev,

Thanks for your quick reply!

I am still having problems with the app, and as you have requested, I have decided to communicate it through here...

I am aware that the APP is designed with proper support for FireOS-5, however it has worked flawlessly and also all the time without fail in my Fire-TV (1st Gen), but unfortunately in my New Fire-TV (2nd Gen) never has worked as it should.

Only once or twice I could start the APP, activating, deactivating and then activating the ADB again... But the APP worked in a very erratic manner and for a short time (several minutes).

I am not using other apps that use ADB, but have tested sometimes the FireStarter APP, that it worked very well... But I have noticed, that using this APP together with "Mouse Toggle" (or removing FireStarter), has no effect in the strange behavior of the "Mouse Toggle" APP.

However, as you have already recommended me, I have disabled temporarily other apps, and have also implemented a "Factory Reset" and then install the "Mouse Toggle" APP only, but it does not work... Using only the "Mouse Toggle" APP, and to avoid potential conflicts, not installing any other apps.

I am aware that the new Fire-TV (2nd Gen), is having many problems, both hardware and software, and therefore many APPs are also running a little bad.

As I said before, for me the "Mouse Toggle" APP for Fire TV" is EXCELLENT, So, I have faith and also hope, that you gradually will correct all the small faults in this APP, when Amazon can finish and release a version of FireOS-5 that works better than the current Beta version!

Thanks again for your fast response and for all your help!

Ulises S. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Did you uninstall FireStarter?
 

ulises.rodriguez

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As I already have explained... I have uninstalled fully FireStarter.

I've also tried installing only this Mouse-Toggle APP after doing a FULL Factory-Reset on my Fire-TV (2nd Gen), totally alone and without any other APP running, and I could not get it to work for me!

Curiously, I also have noticed, that I always have to slide and start the Button "Enable the Mouse Service", because unfortunately the APP never starts alone, when I turn ON (Start-Up) my Fire-TV...

What I'm trying to say is that, apart from the APP does not work, never has either initiated by himself, so I always had to start it, every time that my Fire-TV is restarted... Although I always have checked "Auto Start the Mouse Service on Device Start-Up"

Since the APP has worked flawlessly on the Fire-TV (1st Gen) with Previous FireOS, and the Fire-TV (2nd Gen) with new FireOS-5 are currently having many issues with many APPs... I am starting to believe, that could be maybe a fault of the unfinished FireOS-5 and not of the Mouse-Toggle APP itself!
 
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ulises.rodriguez

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Hello again iostouchdev,

I just receive the Latest 5.0.3_user_532011220 update on my 2nd Gen. FireTV, but unfortunately the "Mouse Toggle" APP latest version 1.03, still not working for me at all...

I would like to know if you are working on a new version of the APP or if you are waiting for a Final or more stable FireOS-5 to Correct the incompatibilities that "Mouse Toggle" is currently having with the New 2nd Gen. FireTV units?

Do you have available a version newer than v1.03, even Beta, that I could help to test it, while you finish and release an improved version?

Thanks in advance for all your help!
 
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Claude Koch

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Hello again iostouchdev,

I just receive the Latest 5.0.3_user_532011220 update on my 2nd Gen. FireTV, but unfortunately the "Mouse Toggle" APP latest version 1.03, still not working for me at all...

I would like to know if you are working on a new version of the APP or if you are waiting for a Final or more stable FireOS-5 to Correct the incompatibilities that "Mouse Toggle" is currently having with the New 2nd Gen. FireTV units?

Do you have available a version newer than v1.03, even Beta, that I could help to test it, while you finish and release an improved version?

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Dude, before you waste any more of this Dev's and everyone else's time, can you list all the processes you have running on this box, and whether you're connected via Ethernet or WiFi, whether you've tried resetting your device and installing just this Mouse App first, whether you've tried enabling and disabling ADB, etc?

You seem to be complaining about almost everything but not following anyone's advice.
 
Dude, before you waste any more of this Dev's and everyone else's time, can you list all the processes you have running on this box, and whether you're connected via Ethernet or WiFi, whether you've tried resetting your device and installing just this Mouse App first, whether you've tried enabling and disabling ADB, etc?

You seem to be complaining about almost everything but not following anyone's advice.
I'm having the same problems. Apparently something with the latest FireOS on the ver 2 boxes broke something. This app no longer works.
 
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I wish I read this thread before I bought Remote Mouse for Fire TV. Mouse clicks are still not functioning on my Fire TV 2. It seems Wukong remote is having the same issue as well. Does anyone have an update on the problem?
 

iostouchdev

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I wish I read this thread before I bought Remote Mouse for Fire TV. Mouse clicks are still not functioning on my Fire TV 2. It seems Wukong remote is having the same issue as well. Does anyone have an update on the problem?

I would recommend toggling 'ADB Debugging' off and then on again as usually the issue is that a previous ADB connection was not disconnected. You can also send email to the address listed in the app if you continue to experience any issues. Thank you

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Also verify that the app on the Fire TV is updated to the latest version(v1.08) as it is required for the newer Fire TV models. The version is listed in the lower left corner of the app in recent versions.
 
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I would recommend toggling 'ADB Debugging' off and then on again as usually the issue is that a previous ADB connection was not disconnected. You can also send email to the address listed in the app if you continue to experience any issues. Thank you

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Also verify that the app on the Fire TV is updated to the latest version(v1.08) as it is required for the newer Fire TV models. The version is listed in the lower left corner of the app in recent versions.

All versions up to date and tried turning ADB Debugging on and off. Still only get a moving cursor and unable to click. Interestingly though, the DPad function is also not working. I will have to email the devs.
iostouchdev, does it work on your FTV2?
 

iostouchdev

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All versions up to date and tried turning ADB Debugging on and off. Still only get a moving cursor and unable to click. Interestingly though, the DPad function is also not working. I will have to email the devs.
iostouchdev, does it work on your FTV2?
Yes, The app is working on my Fire TV 1st Generation, Fire TV Stick, and the new Fire TV 4K model.
 

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Do you have available a version newer than v1.03, even Beta, that I could help to test it, while you finish and release an improved version?

Thanks in advance for all your help![/QUOTE]

I also am using this on Gen1 & Gen2 of Amazon Fire Tv & it works perfectly with all my Gen1 Fire TV Sticks but don't work on my Gen2 Amazon Fire Tv Unit? If you need any beta testers I also would like to put myself forward to test this for you? I have Fire Sticks on Gen1 the latest firmware & a Fire Tv main unit on Gen2 which is Rooted, PM me with the beta APK if your intrested in testers. Thanks & good luck with the future releases.
 

iostouchdev

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Do you have available a version newer than v1.03, even Beta, that I could help to test it, while you finish and release an improved version?

Thanks in advance for all your help!

I also am using this on Gen1 & Gen2 of Amazon Fire Tv & it works perfectly with all my Gen1 Fire TV Sticks but don't work on my Gen2 Amazon Fire Tv Unit? If you need any beta testers I also would like to put myself forward to test this for you? I have Fire Sticks on Gen1 the latest firmware & a Fire Tv main unit on Gen2 which is Rooted, PM me with the beta APK if your intrested in testers. Thanks & good luck with the future releases.

Are you referring to the 'Remote Mouse for Fire TV' app or the 'Mouse Toggle' app? The reason I ask is the latest version of the 'Remote Mouse for Fire TV' app is 1.08.

Regarding the beta: I'll make sure to PM you if I decide to create a beta list for the app. Thanks!
 
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Yes, The app is working on my Fire TV 1st Generation, Fire TV Stick, and the new Fire TV 4K model.

That is so strange... Version 1.08 on my Fire TV 2 and version 1.02 app from the website on my Nexus 7 tablet to control. I've tried turning ADB debugging On and Off several times and still only get a moving cursor. Is there something I'm overlooking like how to actually click? I'm tapping the touch pad area and nothing happens, but then again the DPad doesn't work either.
 

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I'm using the mouse toggle app and it's working well on my Fire TV. Most of the issues I have stem with the wonky connection the Fire TV has with its remote. With that said, I wish there was a way to make the mouse faster.
 

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    Do you have available a version newer than v1.03, even Beta, that I could help to test it, while you finish and release an improved version?

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

    I also am using this on Gen1 & Gen2 of Amazon Fire Tv & it works perfectly with all my Gen1 Fire TV Sticks but don't work on my Gen2 Amazon Fire Tv Unit? If you need any beta testers I also would like to put myself forward to test this for you? I have Fire Sticks on Gen1 the latest firmware & a Fire Tv main unit on Gen2 which is Rooted, PM me with the beta APK if your intrested in testers. Thanks & good luck with the future releases.

    Are you referring to the 'Remote Mouse for Fire TV' app or the 'Mouse Toggle' app? The reason I ask is the latest version of the 'Remote Mouse for Fire TV' app is 1.08.

    Regarding the beta: I'll make sure to PM you if I decide to create a beta list for the app. Thanks!
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    Deanr1977,

    how did you manage to obtain the rooted version , i have tried thru my brothers android phone and google play and it only picks up the unrooted version so annoying even though if you go to google play website Rooted version is there. I contacted developer who was not able to help. I only have Android Fire TV. Even mu google account finds the app but says that no android devices are registered . As we know Amazon devices are not classed in Google Play ?

    Any advise would be helpful.
    My mouse toggle for fire tv on 1.0.3 works fine on my non rooted fire sticks & also for my rooted AFTV2, I have sent them via my phone using apps2fire app & also sent using the mouse toggle app as well. Dunno why yours Isn't working? Strange?

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    any luck ulises.rodriguez?
    Adit18, Thanks for your concern in wanting to know if I have had any luck with the Mouse Toogle APP.

    Now that all my 1st and 2nd Gen. FireTV units (Box + Stick) received the latest 5.0.5 update, I've been experimenting with the Mouse-Toggle APP, and I have noticed something unusual...

    The Mouse-Toggle APP works Flawlessly on:

    2nd. Gen. FireTVs (BOX), after the 5.05 update. The Mouse-Toggle APP Always Autostarts by itself after a Reboot!

    1st. Gen. FireTVs (BOX), after receiving the 5.0.5 Update, and to make it work I was forced to make a Full Factory Reset.

    But, Unfortunately, I could not make it to work on none of my 1st. Gen. FireTV Sticks!

    I also have noticed that sometimes, only I can make it work, after turning on and off several times ADB, and then launching the APP several times.

    But unfortunately, after a reboot, I always have had to repeat the same tedious process over and over again, because the Mouse-Toggle APP never Autostarts by itself!

    I am totally aware that now after the 5.0.5 update, the ADB works differently and that only allows one access, so I am not blaming the Mouse-Toggle APP, that is one of the Best and also an Excellent APP for FireTV.
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