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rainman74

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I hereby discontinue support for my Fire TV Guides and Apps. I've been a big fan of Fire TV devices for the last 2-3 years, but Amazon has now with each firmware further limited the possibilities of a configurable Android environment and even destroyed standard Android commands. This goes too far for me now.

I can recommend the following devices to anyone who wants to have a reasonable and much better Android TV experience, which I now use myself and am enthusiastic about:
  • Mi Box
  • Mi Box S
  • Sony Android TV (ATV3 platform, eg. XF7, XF8, XF9 or higher)
 
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Antieco

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i managed to edit build.prop manually with your mod values.
I just cannot see any apps, i think i mess some amazon stuff, it boots, loads the default launcher, but cannot see any apps, so cannot run gapps to use leanback launcher, is there a way to run apps from adb or something? i googled and I read that in order to launch an app i need package name? any help will be welcomed
 

rainman74

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Jul 31, 2016
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Munich
i managed to edit build.prop manually with your mod values.
I just cannot see any apps, i think i mess some amazon stuff, it boots, loads the default launcher, but cannot see any apps, so cannot run gapps to use leanback launcher, is there a way to run apps from adb or something? i googled and I read that in order to launch an app i need package name? any help will be welcomed

please write output of "adb shell pm list packages | grep google" and send me the gapps logs:

  • open_gapps_debug_logs.tar.gz
  • open_gapps_log.txt

To start an app use:
adb shell am start -n com.package.name/.MainActivity
You can find out the package names and activities with the App "Activities".

Example:
adb shell am start -n org.xbmc.kodi/.Splash
 
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Antieco

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please write output of "adb shell pm list packages | grep google" and send me the gapps logs:

  • open_gapps_debug_logs.tar.gz
  • open_gapps_log.txt

To start an app use:
adb shell am start -n com.package.name/.MainActivity
You can find out the package names and activities with the App "Activities".

Example:
adb shell am start -n org.xbmc.kodi/.Splash

Code:
adb shell pm list packages | grep google 
package:com.google.android.configupdater
package:com.google.android.gsf.notouch
package:com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
package:com.google.android.gms
package:com.google.android.gsf
package:com.google.android.backuptransport

many thanks!!
 

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rainman74

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Jul 31, 2016
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Munich
Code:
adb shell pm list packages | grep google 
package:com.google.android.configupdater
package:com.google.android.gsf.notouch
package:com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
package:com.google.android.gms
package:com.google.android.gsf
package:com.google.android.backuptransport

many thanks!!

Everything is installed correctly. Is it possible that you are using the Amazon TV Launcher? If so, you will not see the Play Store because the launcher does not display any system apps. Please try instead of AppStarter or HALauchner or start the Play Store via adb.
Code:
adb shell am start -n com.android.vending/com.google.android.finsky.activities.TvMainActivity
 
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Antieco

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Jun 24, 2012
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Everything is installed correctly. Is it possible that you are using the Amazon TV Launcher? If so, you will not see the Play Store because the launcher does not display any system apps. Please try instead of AppLauncher or HALauchner or start the Play Store via adb.


Code:
adb shell am start -n com.android.vending/com.google.android.finsky.activities.TvMainActivity


yesss it worked, i missed this
Code:
adb shell am start -n com.android.vending/com.google.android.finsky.activities.TvMainActivity
 

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    I hereby discontinue support for my Fire TV Guides and Apps. I've been a big fan of Fire TV devices for the last 2-3 years, but Amazon has now with each firmware further limited the possibilities of a configurable Android environment and even destroyed standard Android commands. This goes too far for me now.

    I can recommend the following devices to anyone who wants to have a reasonable and much better Android TV experience, which I now use myself and am enthusiastic about:
    • Mi Box
    • Mi Box S
    • Sony Android TV (ATV3 platform, eg. XF7, XF8, XF9 or higher)
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    Thank you very much for all you do.
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    do i need to modify gapps-config.txt and reinstall gapps? as i see leanback launcher is on the text and it wasnt on this guide

    Yes, you need gapps-config.txt from the other guide and have to reinstall gapps. But you can skip step 5. Allow Google registration (NoTouchAuthDelegate).
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    I'm following the guide on my AFTV 2 box and I keep getting an "Insufficient storage space available in System partition" error 70 when attempting to install the tvstock GApps package. I created and pushed the new "gapps-config.txt" file.

    Has anyone else had this problem on their Fire TV 2? Should I remove some of the apps from the tvstock package, or try again with a nano or pico GApps install?

    Thanks.

    from this guide use step 11. Optional: Make room on the system partition - Please only execute if you have no more space on system!
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    That was beautiful and it worked like a GD charm. Thank you so much for the guide, the files, and the quick response.

    If you should ever need one of the removed apps again, you will find a backup of the removed apps here ;)