Remove Amazon Lockscreen Ads w/ ADB & Automate (No Root Required!)

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Datastream33

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installed fine this time, did the YouTube mod, worked ok, unfortunately have a fire hd 8 (2018), so need to wait till full function available

Well that's good! At least we know that works on the Fire HD8 (2018). I wasn't able to test it and was just hoping it would work. Now, I hope sometime soon we can find a solution and get full functionality on Fire HD8 2018. Its only a matter of time. So stay tuned! ;)
 

pocupine

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openHAB console

Hi,
1st,Thanks for your great job. I had removed the ad using your method.
I have a fire tablet used for openHAB console activated by motion. I open the openHAB app and leave it there. The screen goes off later on. But when it comes on sensing motion, it goes to lock screen. Is it possible to remove the lock screen so it can goes back to the openHAB app straight away? Thanks.

Regards
Clement
 

kak13

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Hi,

Firstly, tks for all the effort you put in here.

Onto my question: do this method (and the toolbox, also) work for the Fire hd 5th gen (Fire OS 5.3.6.4)? I used to have the ads and lockscreen removed way back but recently the device got resetted by an acquaintance's kid. When I use the toolbox, it said no device found. When I use the 15sec installer, after typing adb devices in the command prompt, it shows "list of devices attached" as blank, with no serial.

Thanks.
 

jmartin72

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Actually, you can just chat with Amazon, and they will remove the special offers off the lock screen for you. I just did it. They will tell you that they usually charge $15, but will make an exception, and remove for you.
 
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DB126

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Actually, you can just chat with Amazon, and they will remove the special offers off the lock screen for you. I just did it. They will tell you that they usually charge $15, but will make an exception, and remove for you.
Yep - many other similar stories. Just gotta put on your 'nice' hat and ask pretty please.
 

gorm4660

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WEEEEEE!!

Thsanks man, greatly appreciated. Previously had used pm hide etc, however after going online lockscreen ads would always return...
 

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i guess only ads if u got the usa versions? i do NOT get any ads from 8in or 10in cdn versions..only ads i get are from aptoide, those are PITAs
 
Hi,

Firstly, tks for all the effort you put in here.

Onto my question: do this method (and the toolbox, also) work for the Fire hd 5th gen (Fire OS 5.3.6.4)? I used to have the ads and lockscreen removed way back but recently the device got resetted by an acquaintance's kid. When I use the toolbox, it said no device found. When I use the 15sec installer, after typing adb devices in the command prompt, it shows "list of devices attached" as blank, with no serial.

Thanks.


Go into "Device Options" in the system settings, and tap on "Device Serial Number" seven times. You'll see two or three toast messages, and the final one will say "you've now enabled developer options. " It will appear on the bottom, tap that and enable USB debugging. Now run the "adb devices" command, and you should see the prompt on your tablet's screen to enable ADB access from your PC. Check the box and tap "OK" then run that command again. You should see the Fire's serial number appear. Then you're good to go.
 

winddrifter

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Just ask Amazon Support to remove it.

Hi All,

I found a YouTube video that went through how Amazon Support will remove the ads in 2 mins.

I am technically minded but didn't have the time and this worked.

Go to Amazon.com
Go to bottom of screen and click on "Help"
Under Browse Help Topics click on "Need More Help?" then "Contact Us"
Select issue "Fire Tablet"
Select Issue Details "Apps, Appstore or GameCircle"
Click on "Chat"
Ask for help but I mainly also wrote "I am having a problem with the ads displaying on my Kindle Fire being very intrusive and covering up my notifications"
They the normally ask for your serial number and then you should get a notification that ads have been removed like I did. Good luck! :good:

Cheers,

WD
 
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perkeso

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It worked for me, thanks. No annoying ad on the lockscreen any more

Hi All,

I found a YouTube video that went through how Amazon Support will remove the ads in 2 mins.

I am technically minded but didn't have the time and this worked.

Go to Amazon.com
Go to bottom of screen and click on "Help"
Under Browse Help Topics click on "Need More Help?" then "Contact Us"
Select issue "Fire Tablet"
Select Issue Details "Apps, Appstore or GameCircle"
Click on "Chat"
Ask for help but I mainly also wrote "I am having a problem with the ads displaying on my Kindle Fire being very intrusive and covering up my notifications"
They the normally ask for your serial number and then you should get a notification that ads have been removed like I did. Good luck! :good:

Cheers,

WD
 

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Thanks for the detailed, yet easy to follow directions. A few months ago I bought 3 Fire HD 8s for my grandkids to use when they come to visit. I put google play store on them just after I got them, but put off worrying about the ad lock screen. Tonight I watched your youtube video, read the directions in the OP and was able to get all 3 tablets ad free the first time I tried it. If this 60 yo Grandma can accomplish this, I think anyone else can! Again, thank you!!!
 

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Well that's good! At least we know that works on the Fire HD8 (2018). I wasn't able to test it and was just hoping it would work. Now, I hope sometime soon we can find a solution and get full functionality on Fire HD8 2018. Its only a matter of time. So stay tuned! ;)

maybe you could add newpipe apk as youtube replacement option . the download functionality is really awesome and it has always worked better for me than vanced .

---------- Post added at 01:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:25 PM ----------

installed fine this time, did the YouTube mod, worked ok, unfortunately have a fire hd 8 (2018), so need to wait till full function available

full function ? are you aware that we have twrp and full magisk available... which gives you root & stuff like systemless host ad blocking ..freezing apks and backing up / uninstalling and stuff with titanium backup ...permanent laucher replacement ..the list goes on ..i used this tool mainly for the seamless update disabling and playstore installation ..for the rest you are really better off with root ...there is even a lineageOs build but no sound or bluetooth so a bit of a bummer in that regard ..anyway OT

but yeah thanks OP , great tool anyway ..

why not work with creator of full root and include such functions as bootloader unlock and twrp flash and adb files push into your great interface ..

so users would only have to do test point shorting manually themselves ...
 

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advertisements full screen

After installing the options by ADB, as wallpaper on the lock screen, and switch to nova launcher, now I see several advertisements when using apps. Playing games. sometimes advertisements appear on the whole screen and others only a banner. Anyone else with this problem? I already tried to see which apps are in background and only appears the launcher hijack. Should I uninstall ir?
 

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After installing the options by ADB, as wallpaper on the lock screen, and switch to nova launcher, now I see several advertisements when using apps. Playing games. sometimes advertisements appear on the whole screen and others only a banner. Anyone else with this problem? I already tried to see which apps are in background and only appears the launcher hijack. Should I uninstall ir?

install adblocker (with root) ..or xposed+ adblocker reborn ...or at a minimum toggle systemless hosts in magisk manager

also look into a third party apk that can patch applications to remove the ads from the guilty apk of it's a specific one

the ads are probably "free" games you pay in ad revenue by watching ads while playing ...pay fir pro version .....
 
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install adblocker (with root) ..or xposed+ adblocker reborn ...or at a minimum toggle systemless hosts in magisk manager

also look into a third party apk that can patch applications to remove the ads from the guilty apk of it's a specific one

the ads are probably "free" games you pay in ad revenue by watching ads while playing ...pay fir pro version .....
VPN based firewalls tuned for ad blocking are highly effective without having to screw around with 20K knobs and dials.

And yeah, man up and pay for the pro version for anything you use more than casually.
 
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VPN based firewalls tuned for ad blocking are highly effective without having to screw around with 20K knobs and dials.

And yeah, man up and pay for the pro version for anything you use more than casually.

yeah free VPN has limits and slow down things too much ...premium vpns are well ..premium ..so he might as well pay for the game..my experience with vpn's have all been bad ..unless you want to do something super shady whats the point ..and in shady's case you would use another network not associable with you and a disposable device with no personal info ..so vpn is useful to who ? porn addicts for the rest root & xposed is better imho ;)
 

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    While this guide does still work, I'd highly recommend you check out the Fire Toolbox! The Toolbox is not only capable of removing the lockscreen ads, but it's also capable of installing custom launchers, custom keyboards, Play Services, and so much more! We hope to see you there! :D
    To start off I just want to let you all know that the second you are done completing the steps in this tutorial you will be the happy owner of a clean lockscreen without cluttered ads. In my previous post, I shared a method with you that momentarily removed the ads from your lockscreen without a PC. Today, I'm going to perfect my previous method and can say upfront that this method does indeed REMOVE LOCKSCREEN ADS PERMANENTLY! Don't believe me? Try the method for yourself and let me know if it worked for you or not. So, without further ado... let's get started with the tutorial.

    Video Tutorial:

    Useful Links:
    » How to install Google Play Services on Fire Tablets:
    [url]https://goo.gl/oGV6P5[/URL]

    » How to download and install ADB onto your PC:
    [url]https://goo.gl/prH9PQ[/URL]

    Text Tutorial:
    To remove the ads all you will need is:
    1. Fire Tablet
    2. USB Cable
    3. USB Debugging enabled
    4. A computer with ADB installed

    1. First things first you will need to download Automate by LlamaLab on the Play Store:
    [url]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.llamalab.automate&hl=en_US[/URL]

    2. Once the app is installed go ahead and open it. On the dialog box that appears tap "Accept" then "OK" then finally "OK" once more. In the corner of the app look for the hamburger menu icon and tap on it. Next, from the menu that appears select "Settings" Next, you will need to click on the "Privileges" section.
    Locate the following privileges:

    Code:
    access photos, media, and files on your device
    Code:
    modify system settings
    Code:
    modify private settings
    Tap on it and wait for the installation prompt to appear. When it finally does please install it (you will need to install all three privileges above for the script to work correctly). Now make sure the boxes for the privileges are ticked before moving on to the next step. Once the boxes are ticked press the back button.

    3. Still in the settings for Automate scroll down till you find:
    Code:
    Run on system startup
    Once you find it tap on it and select "Enable" from the new dialog box that appears. Doing this allows the script to run at startup when the system boots effectively blocking the ads on the lockscreen

    4. Next you will need to enable USB debugging.
    Swipe down on the top of the screen until the quick settings and notification drawer pops down. Next, tap on the gear icon to be taken to the Settings app for your tablet. In the settings app look for "Device Options" now scroll down and look for the "Serial Number" and tap on it 3 times. You should see a new entry "Developer Options" underneath "Serial Number". *Tap on it and scroll down till you find "Enable ADB" tap on it and on the new dialog box that appears hit "Enable" once more. That's it ADB has been successfully enabled.

    *If you are attempting to do this tutorial on a Fire HD 10 (2018) model please note that in the Developer Options you will be looking for "USB Debugging" instead of "Enable ADB". This is because Google changed the name of the setting to USB Debugging starting on Android 6.0 and up. So, to enable ADB just tap on the option titled "USB Debugging" and enable it. You are now ready to proceed with the tutorial. From here on out you shouldn't have to do anything else different.

    5. Once USB debugging is enabled plug your tablet into your PC.
    Now you will need to open a Command Prompt (Windows) or a Terminal (Linux) session with ADB installed (If you don't have ADB on your PC please visit this forum).
    Now type the following commands EXACTLY as they appear on screen:
    Code:
    adb devices
    Note: Please make sure you're tablet's serial number appears underneath "List of devices attached" If done correctly you should see:
    Code:
    C:\Users\(You're username here)>
    List of devices attached:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx          device
    Once you see your serial (the x's being replaced by you're serial number) and next to it, it reads "device" you are ready to move on to the next step. Once ready type the commands below (feel free to copy and paste):
    Code:
    adb shell pm grant com.llamalab.automate android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
    Code:
    adb shell pm grant com.llamalab.automate android.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION
    Code:
    adb shell pm grant com.llamalab.automate android.permission.SET_PROCESS_LIMIT
    (Special thanks to XDA member @Toxicshadow for their assistance with removing the missing superuser notification).

    Now, press ENTER. If nothing follows the command then it has been executed successfully and the permissions have been properly given to Automate. As illustrated in the picture below:

    c-IjDPmlqv65WXqNxeYN6Ebi2GFIt4XR_Gg4DWmDuhlyJFhA0OY_0qLV0phMwV2OTASBzFHeZvXJwbLe1YTY=w1670-h939-rw


    NOTE: If anything follows the command it means it didn't go through. Please retype or recopy the command above and make sure there are no spaces included. The command is very sensitive.

    6. Remove your tablet from your PC and once more open the Automate app. Now click the "More Flows..." option. Next, click on "Start". Go ahead and install the community flow add on.

    7. In the right-hand corner, you will see a magnifying glass icon, click on it and type in the field "Amazon" and hit enter. Look for "Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.5 (ADB Required)" flow. Tap on it and wait for the page to load. Proceed to download it to Automate. If you have a hard time finding it in the community flows I've uploaded the script to Google Drive which you can download and import into Automate.

    8. Return to the home screen for Automate. You should see the flow you just downloaded. Click on the "Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.5 (ADB Required)". With the proper permissions given and the installation of the script we are finally ready to KILL those pesky ads once and for all... with confidence, you can now tap on the "Start" button to run the script and finish the removal process.

    Congratulations you have now removed all the ads from your tablet's lockscreen. You do NOT NEED TO REBOOT! Just lock the screen and enjoy the wonderful sight of your new ad-free lockscreen!

    Before:
    7498972666145997438%253Faccount_id%253D1


    After:
    5609423260725399683%253Faccount_id%253D1


    The Explanation:
    For my little brothers birthday, I bought him an Amazon Fire Tablet HD8 (7th Generation) which he began to jump for joy at the sight of. We got it all set up and everything was going smoothly that is until the lockscreen ads showed up! Looking up a tutorial here on XDA I came across a tutorial on how to remove the ads just by running a command through ADB and to my surprise it actually WORKED! But, it wasn't long before Amazon pushed out an update to the tablets that prevented the Offers app from being removed through ADB. My brother being used to having no ads on the lockscreen came to me and begged me to remove them. Unfortunately, none of the other methods I tried worked. Then it all came down to calling up Amazon and asking them to remove the ads with a chance I could be paying $15. So, I decided to see if I could figure out a method on my own that would work. Then one night I decided to check Android's settings database to see if I could find a resolution, I opened up the settings.db file using Settings Database Editor and begin to look through the database to see if Amazon was hiding any strings governing the lockscreen ads and much to my surprise I found the string I was looking for "LOCKSCREEN_AD_ENABLED" set with a value of "1" meaning it was enabled. By changing the value of the string from "1" to "0" I was able to remove the lockscreen ads. I threw my fist up in the air and began to celebrate my victory till the next day when my brother yet again complained about the ads returning. Opening up the database once again the value was changed back to "1". Then another thought hit me, what if I used an automated app to perform the actions of changing the values for me, and with a quick search on Google Play I found exactly what I was looking for: Automate. So, I began creating the flow and testing it to see if it worked... and it did. I gave it a few days with the script running and with hope I turned on the screen to the tablet and once again celebrated over my victory, knowing this time I had done it. Publishing the flow to the community, I wrote up this tutorial and filmed a video on the method with the hopes that others would be able to experience the same feeling I felt the moment I removed the ads for good. So, that's it... that's how I figured out how to remove the ads for good!

    Latest Script Version:
    Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.5
    Build: January 11, 2019 @ 1:30 PM
    Older Versions:
    Respiratory

    Changelog:

    Version 4.5

    • *Support for "Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover Updater (Add-On)" has been dropped.
    *Support has been dropped because there aren't any planned updates, and it's just causing more issues than anything.

    Version 4.0
    • Fixed an issue where an extra fiber would start when hiding the Service Notification.
    • *Disabled parallel launch to prevent the script from running multiple instances of itself.
    • Various bug fixes and improved performance/stability.
    *Special thanks to XDA member @asdiidjisjd23, and Sabrina Wortmann for bringing the multiple instances bug to my attention, and giving advice on how to fix it. Thank you both so much!!

    Version 3.0
    • *Fixed a startup bug that caused the script to function improperly.
    • You can now hide the Persistent Service Notification.
    • New downloadable add-on for auto-updating script.
    • Optimized performance of adblocker.
    • Various bug fixes and improved performance/stability.
    * Special thanks to XDA member @andyk88 and Automate developer @Henrik Lindqvist for assisting me in fixing the startup bug! Thank you both so much!

    Version 2.0:
    • Improved performance and stability.
    • * Fixed logging, and battery draining issues.
    • Squashed a few bugs.
    * Special thanks to XDA member @jdmegkoupe for his/hers amazing help by fixing the script and preventing it from running continuously, improving battery life, and reducing logs. Thanks so much!

    If you like my work and would like to support me feel free to Donate. Thank you.
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    Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.0 Update is Released!

    What's up guys?! I just wanted to jump on here and let you all know that "Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.0 (ADB Required)" has been launched. It is recommended to update as soon as possible. If you would like to see the changes that were made you can do so by reading the quote below. Thanks!

    Changelog:

    Version 4.0
    Fixed an issue where a extra fiber would start when hiding the Service Notification.
    *Disabled parallel launch to prevent the script from running multiple instances of itself.
    Various bug fixes and improved performance/stability.
    *Special thanks to XDA member @asdiidjisjd23, and Sabrina Wortmann for bringing the multiple instances bug to my attention, and giving advice on how to fix it. Thank you both so much!!

    Updating Methods:

    1. Use the "Amazon Lockscreen Adblocker Updater (Add-on)" script. With this method you don't have to do anything. The updater will install the script itself. If you do not have the updater and would like to download it, head on over to the Automate community and download it from there. If you need help follow the below steps in order to download it.
    Open the Automate app. Now click the "More Flows..." option. Next, click on "Start". Go ahead and install the community flow add on.

    In the right hand corner you will see a magnifying glass icon, click on it and type in the field "Amazon" and hit enter. Look for "Amazon Lockscreen Adblocker Updater (Add-on)" flow. Tap on it and wait for the page to load. Proceed to download it to Automate.

    Return to the home screen for Automate. You should see the flow you just downloaded. Click on the "Amazon Lockscreen Adblocker Updater (Add-on)" and it will automatically start checking for updates from the server.


    2. Download the update from the Automate community. Follow these steps in order to download it.
    Open the Automate app. Now click the "More Flows..." option. Next, click on "Start". Go ahead and install the community flow add on.

    In the right hand corner you will see a magnifying glass icon, click on it and type in the field "Amazon" and hit enter. Look for "Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.0 (ADB Required)" flow. Tap on it and wait for the page to load. Proceed to download it to Automate.

    Return to the home screen for Automate. You should see the flow you just downloaded. Click on the "Amazon Lockscreen Ads Remover V4.0 (ADB Required)".

    3. Download the update from Google Drive and import it into Automate.

    Thank You!
    Thank you all so much for the love and support you all have been showing me lately! I really appreciate every comment and question! I just LOVE interacting with you all, and I'm so happy to have met each and every one of you! You all are amazing! Its enough to bring tears to my eyes! Thank you all so much!
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    I Need Your Guys Help!

    Hello everyone,

    I have few polls I hope you guys can respond to. I'm thinking about a few things and I want to get your guys opinion on certain topics. So if you could be so kind to take a few minutes of your time to respond to these polls I will be extremely grateful. However, if you don't want to participate I completely understand. You are all awesome irregardless if you vote or not!

    Poll #1:
    The topic of this first poll is to get feedback on if I should make a tool for Windows that automatically performs the required steps for this method. Including, installing Automate, installing required permissions, and even granting Automate WRITE_SECURE. All performed automatically for the user. If this interests you and you would like for your voice to be heard on this topic please feel free to cast your vote. You can view the poll by clicking the "Vote" link down below. Thanks!

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    The topic of this second post is to get feedback about if the script is satisfactory for you or not. This will help me get some idea on how I can improve things based of your feedback. If this interests you please feel free to vote using the link below. Thanks!

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    Thank you to everyone who has participated, and to those of you whom may not responded but took the time to read this post! Thank you and have a fantastic day! You are all amazing people! :)
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    Amazon OTA Update V.5.6.2.0

    As many of you know this method is possible because of a sting value (LOCKSCREEN_AD_ENABLED) located in the Android Settings Database in the Global table that is able to be modified to remove the ads. I just occurred to me that Amazon has released an update for all Fire Tablets updating them to Fire OS 5.6.2.0. I'm not gonna lie, as I watched the update progress bar I began to speculate that this method... after the update would no longer work. As you can imagine I was not very happy. I powered on my tablet after the update and was introduced to "Show Mode" a neat little feature that was just added. I rebooted and waited till Automate was loaded into memory and much to my surprise IT STILL WORKED! Happy as can be I fired up Settings Database Editor and went straight to the Global Table and breathed a sigh of relief at the sight of the string still present. I certainly thought they patched it! Thank heavens they didn't!

    Just felt like I should come on here and let you all know that after the latest update to the Fire Tablets this method still works 100% like it did before. :D
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    Root Access Progress

    Alright guys,

    Awhile back I told you guys I was looking for a way to root the tablets. Well, I have made some progress and I was able to port TWRP recovery for the device. However, I cannot flash it to test it because Amazon has blocked all fastboot commands. :crying: So, as an alternative when I get home from work tonight I'm going to try and use the Dirty Cow method to gain temporal root access and see what I can accomplish from there. I suspect the tablets are vulnerable to Dirty Cow, but we will see. I will inform you all if the method works.

    If it does we are one step closer to root access! :D