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blaacksheep

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FIRST
I want to thank who ever made this from the bottom of my heart.

It is easy to use dose a good job and even I can follow the step by step to do it and beleive me that is saying something.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

That said I do have a question and this may be the wrong spot for it and if it is forgive me.
I have the newer 10 inch plus fire tablet bought it about 4 months ago. Used the toolbox and hid or got rid (not clear what the right words is for what toolbox dose) a bunch of apps I will never use on the HOME screen or page.
I also shut off the adds and lock screen.

So it is very easy for me to use now.

But on the FOR YOU screen or page there is a bunch of news videos. the title of the box is TRENDING-POWERED BY MICROSOFT.

Any easy way to disable, remove, or hide them. I hate news and would love to remove them.

Thank you for reading and any help in advance.

For anyone else reading this wondering if toolbox is for you. Heck yes if I can use it trust me anyone can. I cannot operate a smart phone 75% of the time.

It sounds to me like you left the default Amazon launcher and just removed the apps you didn't want. It's been so long since I looked at the Amazon launcher that I forgot what was on it. I believe the "For You" page is part of that launcher. Try replacing the launcher with Nova Launcher using the Toolbox. You will get an experience closer to the one on your smartphone.

(Datastream33 is the one to thank for the Toolkit. He pops in here all the time!)
 
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thecook22

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Oh, der Schlüssel für die letztens funktioniert nicht? OK, versuchen Sie, eine adb-Shell zu öffnen und den nachfolgenden Befehl auszuführen, um die Standardeinstellungen wiederherzustellen:

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Einstellungen setzen sichere sysui_nav_bar null

Nach der Ausführung des Befehls Werden sterben Symbole auf sterben Standardwerte zurückgesetzt. Sie können jetzt Ihre benutzerdefinierten Symbole wieder hinzufügen und hoffentlich sterben Schaltflächen diesmal richtig. Viel Glück!:D
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Oh, der Schlüssel für die letztens funktioniert nicht? OK, versuchen Sie, eine adb-Shell zu öffnen und den folgenden Befehl auszuführen, um die Standardeinstellungen wiederherzustellen:

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Einstellungen setzen sichere sysui_nav_bar null

Nach der Ausführung des Befehls werden die Symbole auf die Standardwerte zurückgesetzt. Sie können jetzt Ihre benutzerdefinierten Symbole wieder hinzufügen und hoffentlich funktionieren die Schaltflächen diesmal richtig. Viel Glück!:D
hi leider geht es immer noch nicht Symbole sind ja da nur die Standart Function bei rechtes symbol Viereck zeigt dann app aber oben rechts bei der app kein Symbol zum schliessen der app
mfg
 
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Kryga-i9506

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hi leider geht es immer noch nicht Symbole sind ja da nur die Standart Function bei rechtes symbol Viereck zeigt dann app aber oben rechts bei der app kein Symbol zum schliessen der app
mfg
@thecook22:
Du musst die App nach oben aus dem Bildschirm schieben, um sie zu beenden (wenn ich richtig verstehe, was du machen willst).

Translated by deepl.com:
You have to slide the app up out of the screen to exit it (if I understand correctly what you want to do).
 
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Kryga-i9506

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@Datastream33
Thank you for this nice Toolbox. I just got two Fire HD 10 (2021) and turned them into usable devices with the Toolbox.

One thing to add would be Google Contact Sync, when installing Google Services if possible. Without Google Contacts will not work and pop up an error about permission for sms. After some search i used com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts_9-28_minAPI23(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk by sideload.
 
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@thecook22:
Du musst die App nach oben aus dem Bildschirm schieben, um sie zu beenden (wenn ich richtig verstehe, was du machen willst).

Translated by deepl.com:
You have to slide the app up out of the screen to exit it (if I understand correctly what you want to do).
das geht eben nicht mehr hatte vorher bei den apps oben rechts immer das Symbol zum schliessen der app das ist nun weg.
Die Geschichte Firetab V10 2019 hat update gezogen Werbung wieder da.
habe dann mit Firetoolbox V9.0 Werbung entfernt da war die Tastatur weg .
dann Firetoolbox auf V24 update Tastatur app installiert und Goole apps update +Nova Launcher
seitdem ist der Fehler möchte jetzt kein Werksreset machen da sonst ja alles funktioniert.
Danke euch
 
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johny.mnemonic

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Yeah, it is very interesting indeed. In addition, Me and @maven33 have made some quite interesting discoveries regarding the issue. As for the update check I've realized I accidentally swapped the variables, so it should actually be: Update Play Services: No updates were found (Installed: 21.39.15, Server: 21.33.13). I'll be sure to fix this oversight in the next update.

By the way, does your tablet have a 64-bit architecture by chance or 32-bit?
My kernel is reported having 'aarch64' architecture by CPU-Z, so it looks like 64-bit.
 
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TinaRichardson

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Hi

I hope you can help me, I purchased the new fire hd 10 plus about 2 month ago, I used fire toolbox to get Google play store, however I also like my tablet to have the latest software, I went into fire toolbox today to find that it has disabled automatic updates for software updates and I can't get this to enable again, is there a way for this to be done?

Thanks
 
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Falcon342

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Hi

I hope you can help me, I purchased the new fire hd 10 plus about 2 month ago, I used fire toolbox to get Google play store, however I also like my tablet to have the latest software, I went into fire toolbox today to find that it has disabled automatic updates for software updates and I can't get this to enable again, is there a way for this to be done?

Thanks

when you first launched the Toolbox you probably hit the popup to disable OTA updates, you can re-enable OTA updates by enabling the following packages:

• com.amazon.device.software.ota
• com.amazon.device.software.ota.override
• com.amazon.settings.systemupdates
• com.amazon.kindle.otter.oobe.forced.ota

But its generally not recommended because updates *can* revert changes made using the Toolbox, block the Toolbox's features, add more apps, and possibly other things
If you enable updates and get errors when checking for updates do the following:

• Download the latest update file for your tablet from Amazon's website (link)

• Move the file to "internal storage" (it cannot be in a folder, such as Download)

• Go back to updates and you should have the option to install it.
 
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KenNLV

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Device: Fire HD 10 (2019) Latest Fire OS

Running Toolbox 24.1 on a Windows 10 PC

Been using Toolbox for quite a while and hadn't needed to do anything until I started getting a Google Play Service error telling me to update services recently.

But no update in app / on the tablet was available.

So I opened TB and it auto updated, but not to the latest version of TB (weird), so I uninstalled/reinstalled to 24.1.

Tried Clear Data/Cache for play services
Uninstall Play Services
Update Play Services: Reinstall (21.36.14)

Restarting tablet in-between, but keep getting the same error:

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Can't seem to figure out what to do.

All suggestions are welcome.
 
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Datastream33

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Device: Fire HD 10 (2019) Latest Fire OS

Running Toolbox 24.1 on a Windows 10 PC

Been using Toolbox for quite a while and hadn't needed to do anything until I started getting a Google Play Service error telling me to update services recently.

But no update in app / on the tablet was available.

So I opened TB and it auto updated, but not to the latest version of TB (weird), so I uninstalled/reinstalled to 24.1.

Tried Clear Data/Cache for play services
Uninstall Play Services
Update Play Services: Reinstall (21.36.14)

Restarting tablet in-between, but keep getting the same error:

View attachment 5435691

Can't seem to figure out what to do.

All suggestions are welcome.

Yep, that should do the trick! :D
 
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Datastream33

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Hi

I hope you can help me, I purchased the new fire hd 10 plus about 2 month ago, I used fire toolbox to get Google play store, however I also like my tablet to have the latest software, I went into fire toolbox today to find that it has disabled automatic updates for software updates and I can't get this to enable again, is there a way for this to be done?

Thanks
In addition to what @Falcon342 has suggested, you could try simply toggling OTA Updates in the Modify System Settings - General tab. If that doesn't work then I'd highly recommend Falcon's suggestion! :D
 
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Datastream33

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das geht eben nicht mehr hatte vorher bei den apps oben rechts immer das Symbol zum schliessen der app das ist nun weg.
Die Geschichte Firetab V10 2019 hat update gezogen Werbung wieder da.
habe dann mit Firetoolbox V9.0 Werbung entfernt da war die Tastatur weg .
dann Firetoolbox auf V24 update Tastatur app installiert und Goole apps update +Nova Launcher
seitdem ist der Fehler möchte jetzt kein Werksreset machen da sonst ja alles funktioniert.
Danke euch

Ah, ich denke, Ihr Tablet hat möglicherweise ein Update von Android 7.1 auf Android 9 durchgeführt. Aufgrund des Updates ist der Bildschirm der neuesten Versionen drastisch anders und nimmt ein ganz neues Design an (eines ohne das X in der oberen rechten Ecke). Leider gibt es keine Möglichkeit, diese Änderung rückgängig zu machen, es sei denn, Sie führen ein Downgrade des Betriebssystems auf V7.1 durch (was dazu führen kann, dass das Gerät gemauert wird, wenn es falsch gemacht wird). Entschuldigung, mein Freund! :(

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Ah, I think your tablet may have updated from Android 7.1 to Android 9. Due to the update, the recents screen is drastically different and takes on a whole new design (one without the inclusion of the X in the upper right hand corner). Unfortuently, there isn't a way to revert this change unless you downgrade the OS back to V7.1 (which can cause the device to become bricked if done incorrectly). Sorry my friend! :(
 

Datastream33

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Sep 17, 2017
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@Datastream33
Thank you for this nice Toolbox. I just got two Fire HD 10 (2021) and turned them into usable devices with the Toolbox.

One thing to add would be Google Contact Sync, when installing Google Services if possible. Without Google Contacts will not work and pop up an error about permission for sms. After some search i used com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts_9-28_minAPI23(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk by sideload.
Greetings!

This has actually been requested a few times. I'll be sure to add it to the to-do list for the next update!

By the way, glad to see you're enjoying the Toolbox! :D
 
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Datastream33

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FIRST
I want to thank who ever made this from the bottom of my heart.

It is easy to use dose a good job and even I can follow the step by step to do it and beleive me that is saying something.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

That said I do have a question and this may be the wrong spot for it and if it is forgive me.
I have the newer 10 inch plus fire tablet bought it about 4 months ago. Used the toolbox and hid or got rid (not clear what the right words is for what toolbox dose) a bunch of apps I will never use on the HOME screen or page.
I also shut off the adds and lock screen.

So it is very easy for me to use now.

But on the FOR YOU screen or page there is a bunch of news videos. the title of the box is TRENDING-POWERED BY MICROSOFT.

Any easy way to disable, remove, or hide them. I hate news and would love to remove them.

Thank you for reading and any help in advance.

For anyone else reading this wondering if toolbox is for you. Heck yes if I can use it trust me anyone can. I cannot operate a smart phone 75% of the time.
Greetings!

Wow, I don't know what to say! I'm just so ecstatic to hear that you're enjoying what the Toolbox has to offer. It really makes my day! However, I can't take all the credit! Credit goes to this wonderful community, and all the folks who've shown their appreciation/support. It's what drives this project forward! As for the advertisements on Fire Launcher, they are either coming from the Silk Browser, Amazon News, or are showing up based on your Amazon account profile.

Try disabling the Silk Browser, and Amazon News apps in the Manage Amazon Apps - Simple subtool and see if that resolves the issue. If not, I'd also go the route of installing a custom launcher as mentioned by @blaacksheep. Best of luck and please let us know how it goes! Have a good one! :D
 

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    To remove lock screen adds, contact customer service and ask for help removing adds. They will say its $20. Say that seems high and you see a lot of posts online about people contacting amazon and Amazon removes for free. The rep told me one moment please, as you did not know there is a fee, we will remove for free. Provide serial number, few minutes later, done.

    Thank you for the tip! I just did this and no more lock screen ads!
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    Alright, time to get serious...

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    Hi, Everyone!

    I'm in the United States, and I received my 32GB Fire HD 10 2021 tablet on December 1, 2021. Here are the steps I went through to get things going...

    1. When ordering the tablet through Amazon, I made sure to uncheck the "Link device to your Amazon account to simplify setup" box at the Add to Cart / Buy Now screen.
    2. When I received the tablet and powered it on, it runs through its initial process and will not let you skip through the WiFi setup process. So, I shut the tablet down...went to a Windows 10 PC that was only connected to the Internet via LAN cable...turned on Mobile Hotspot from Windows 10's Settings > Network & Internet Settings section...and disconnected the LAN cable from the PC. Windows will notice that the Internet connection is gone, but keep its mobile hotspot function working to allow devices to connect to it. I then powered the tablet back on and connected it to the Windows 10 hotspot. The tablet made the connection and noticed the lack of Internet. But this time, a button appeared on the tablet that allowed me to skip WiFi setup. I then proceeded to finish up the remainder of the tablet configuration.
    3. In the tablet's Settings, I verified what firmware it was running on. It seems to ship out of its factory with 7.3.1.9...perfect for Fire Toolbox (latest version 25.2).
    4. I went into Settings > Device Options > About Fire Tablet and tapped Serial Number several times until it exclaimed that "You are now a developer!" I could now see Developer Options in Settings > Device Options.
    5. In Developer Options, I turned it on. I then enabled USB debugging and Verify apps over USB.
    6. At this point I connected the USB cable between the tablet and my Windows 10 PC and ran Fire Toolbox to my heart's content. I initially followed the instructions of tech YouTuber ETA Prime (
      ) before going off on my own afterwards. NOTE: remember to have Fire Toolbox DISABLE Automatic Updates and OTA Updates from Main Menu 2 > Modify System Settings BEFORE you connect the tablet to your WiFi setup.
    7. At this point, the tablet remained un-activated / unregistered to Amazon's eyes.

    Here are my experiences from the last few days...

    • When at the Main Menu > Manage Amazon Apps > Simple (Recommended) screen to try disabling factory pre-installed apps from Fire Toolbox, you will not be able to successfully disable Mopria Print Service and Washington Post. The process will error out. It's not really a deal breaker.
    • The Washington Post app can be uninstalled normally...but the Amazon App Store eventually re-installs it when it detects that it isn't there.
    • Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video are tied to Amazon's ecosystem on your Fire HD tablet and will not show up in Google Play Store searches. Here are some issues...
      • Disney+ - can be sideloaded via apkmirror.com. I chose version 2.2.0-rc5 APK, and it seems to work without issue. Chromecast functionality is good.
      • Hulu - Amazon's version of Hulu seems to be stripped of Chromecast functionality. So, it can be sideloaded via apkmirror.com. I chose version 4.39.0+8967-google APK, and it seems to work without issue. Chromecast functionality is good with this version.
      • Netflix - Netflix's app seems to detect that it's running on an Amazon mobile device and completely blocks access to regular Chromecast devices. It will only see products on the Android TV platform such as the Nexus Player and Chromecast with Google TV. Sideloading a version (8.9.1 build 14 40080 APK) from APK Mirror does not change this limitation.
      • Prime Video and Amazon Shopping - these two apps cannot be installed through the Google Play Store. They are visible in the Play Store, but will error out when installation is attempted that way. These two apps can only be installed by the Amazon App Store.
      • Prime Video - ALL Amazon online apps are tied together to a single Amazon account log-in. Prime Video pulls the Amazon account log-in information from the installed shopping app so Prime Video will not set up until the Amazon shopping app gets set up on the device. This means you have to launch the Amazon App Store on the device to get everything rolling. HOWEVER, once you do that, Amazon "sees" the tablet and activates it and registers it to your Amazon account. The Prime Video app does support casting to all Chromecast, Android TV, and Fire Stick devices, so that is one good thing about it.
    • If you have a sideloaded app that is also usually available in some form on the Amazon App Store, you will eventually get a push notification informing you that it detects the sideloaded app and will try to get you to install the Amazon App Store version over it. I already experienced this with the Hulu app that I got from APK Mirror, and have since continued to ignore the notification with no ill effects.
    • The final thing I did AFTER getting everything set up and looking how I want was to go back into Fire Toolbox and disabling the Amazon App Store. After doing so, the tablet still remains activated, apps originally installed through the Amazon App Store seem to remain working, and all sideloaded apps continue to function. I'm going to assume that disabling the Amazon App Store at this point will at least stop any sideloaded apps detection notifications from coming to the tablet. We shall see.

    The only thing I will add to the tablet is a thin, clear TPU case. Even though its physical shell is light-textured plastic, it is surprisingly slippery. An inexpensive TPU case will help with that.

    I hope this post is helpful.

    For the Black Friday price (and even at its usual $149.99 U.S.D. price), this 2021 Fire HD 10 is a worthy budget tablet. The overall build quality is good, the screen is nice, and its two speakers are actually very decent. Any kind of bloatware is actually at a relative minimum so the tablet has plenty of breathing room for the installation of Google apps, video streaming apps, casual games, etc.. Sure it runs off what is actually Android 9 Pie, but Amazon's devices have always been highly-customized, dependent on, and integrated with the older operating system versions they choose to use. I don't plan on using this tablet for anything other than media consumption, web browsing, and maybe the occasional light game. For those things, I'm giving this modified tablet a (y).

    :)
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    You can skip Wi-Fi during inital setup my tapping on any Wi-Fi network, click cancel then a skip button will appear,
    ~~~

    Just to elaborate for those that don't know, when you get to the wifi setup screen, choose any wifi. On next screen you'll be asked for the wifi password. Instead of giving a password, choose to go back a screen. Now you will be offered a "skip" option on the wifi chooser screen. Use it!
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    Sorry if this has been covered before. With a new device how do you avoid the update when setting it up so you can run fire toolkit before the 2.2 update?
    Don't connect to wifi when you set it up. When you get to the wifi selection screen, choose any wifi, but don't give it a password. Instead select back and return to the previous screen. A new choice will appear at the bottom: Skip. Then you can finish setup, turn on debugging and run the Toolkit to shut off OTA's.
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    Just wanted to say thank you for this Toolbox, and this entire community. Everyone here is amazing and so helpful. Wish the entirety of society could be as productive and courteous as XDA communities are. Got my tablet how I want it (I love customizing Android), and it looks and runs amazing. I'm installing KWGT on top of Nova, and installing my favorite icons and custom widgets as we speak.

    Thanks again.

    Edit: KWGT in the Play Store doesn't give the option to install to this tablet. I downloaded the .apkm bundle package for it, but even that requires an app installed on the tablet to install it, but I'm not even positive sideloading it will work, and I don't want to chance screwing anything up.
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    Fire Toolbox V25.2

    All-In-One Toolbox for Fire Tablets!
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    The Fire Toolbox is a collection of useful ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tweaks that can be applied to Amazon's Fire Tablets. The Toolbox project aims to help users fully customize and unlock the full potential of their tablets by putting all the power into their hands.
    The Toolbox doesn't touch the system partition meaning all changes made can be reversed either through the tools/subtools themselves or through a factory reset. This means the Toolbox does NOT void your warranty.

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    Device Name:
    Generation:
    Amazon Fire 10/10+ (2021)
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    Amazon Fire 8/8+ (2020)
    10​
    Amazon Fire 10 (2019)
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    Amazon Fire 7 (2019)
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    Amazon Fire 8 (2018)
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    Amazon Fire 10 (2017)
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    Amazon Fire 8 (2017)
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    Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
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    Amazon Fire HD8 (2016)
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    Amazon Fire HD10 (2015)
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    Amazon Fire HD8 (2015)
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    Amazon Fire HD7 (2015)
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    Amazon Fire HD7 (2014)
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    Amazon Fire HD6 (2014)
    4​

    In this forum, you may hear the word "generation" being used when talking about Fire Tablets. Just know that "generation" effectively means the same as "what year was the tablet manufactured?". This may seem confusing and as a result a reference table has been provided for you below.

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    Getting the Toolbox up and running with your tablet is surprisingly a very easy procedure. The only thing required is for you to enable Developer Options and ADB on your tablet. So, without further ado, let's get started.

    At this point, please read the section below, and make sure to follow the correct guide that is made for your tablet on how to set up the device so it works with the Toolbox.

    FIRE HD 7, 8, 10 (2018 - 2021) Guide:
    Before purchasing the tablet:
    • Make sure you uncheck the "Link device to your Amazon account to simplify setup" box before Adding to Cart. (See this screenshot, credits go to @ancientrael)

      if the box remains checked, your tablet will automatically update to the latest version of FireOS the second it auto-connects to your wifi.
    Booting the tablet for the first time:
    • Wait for your tablet to fully boot up for the first time (may take a few seconds to minutes).
    • When it boots, it will ask you for the language you'd like the OS to use. Select your prefered language.
    • Tapping the blue arrow at the bottom of the screen, you'll be asked to connect to a WIFI network.
    • Select ANY network from the list (even if you don't know the password).
    • Once it asks for the password, tap the "Cancel" button and it will take you to the previous screen with the Wifi networks.
    • At the bottom of the screen, you should now see a "Skip Setup" button, go ahead and tap that.
    • It will now ask if you're sure you want to skip fire setup. Just tap "Skip" once more.
    • You should immeditely be thrown into Fire Launcher. You're now ready to enable USB/ADB Debugging.
    Enabling USB Debugging:
    • Turn on your tablet and go to Settings > Device Options > About Fire Tablet and tap on the Serial Number until you unlock Developer Options.
    • Press the back button and find the new Developer Options and toggle it on.
    • Scroll down till you find USB Debugging and enable it.
    Setting up the drivers:
    If you are on Windows 10 or Windows 11 you do NOT need to following this guide because Windows will setup the needed drivers by default automatically. All you need to do is plug your tablet in and Windows will take care of the rest. Please wait until these drivers are fully installed before laucnhing the Toolbox for the first time.
    • Download the latest version of the Toolbox from the Downloads section of this page and install it onto your PC.
    • Plug your tablet into the computer, and Windows will start installing the MTP drivers. It will also attempt to install the ADB driver but will fail. (This is normal and to be expected)
    • Launch the Toolbox, and it should detect your Windows version and inform you that further driver setup is required. It will then ask you if you'd like the Toolbox to download and install the drivers.
    • Click the "Yes" button, wait for the download to finish and follow the driver setup. If this for some reason doesn't work, please follow this guide to manually install the drivers.
    • At this point, If drivers are setup properly... the Toolbox will inform you that the "device isn't authorized. Please authorize your device now."
    • On your tablet, you should see a new prompt asking if you want to Allow USB Debugging and should show the computer's RSA key fingerprint. Tick the box that says "Always allow from the computer" and hit ok.
    That's it, the Toolbox should recognize your tablet and will take you to the main menu. Enjoy!

    FIRE HD 6, 7, 8, 10 (2014 - 2017) Guide:
    Before purchasing the tablet:
    • Make sure you uncheck the "Link device to your Amazon account to simplify setup" box before Adding to Cart. (See this screenshot, credits go to @ancientrael)

      if the box remains checked, your tablet will automatically update to the latest version of FireOS the second it auto-connects to your wifi.
    Booting the tablet for the first time:
    • Wait for your tablet to fully boot up for the first time (may take a few seconds to minutes).
    • When it boots, it will ask you for the language you'd like the OS to use. Select your prefered language.
    • Tapping the blue arrow at the bottom of the screen, you'll be asked to connect to a WIFI network.
    • Select ANY network from the list (even if you don't know the password).
    • Once it asks for the password, tap the "Cancel" button and it will take you to the previous screen with the Wifi networks.
    • At the bottom of the screen, you should now see a "Skip Setup" button, go ahead and tap that.
    • It will now ask if you're sure you want to skip fire setup. Just tap "Skip" once more.
    • You should immeditely be thrown into Fire Launcher. You're now ready to enable ADB Debugging.
    Enabling ADB Debugging:
    • Turn on your tablet and go to Settings > Device Options and tap on the Serial Number until you unlock Developer Options.
    • Find the new Developer Options and toggle it on.
    • Scroll down till you find ADB Debugging and enable it.
    Setting up the drivers:
    If you are on Windows 10 or Windows 11 you do NOT need to following this guide because Windows will setup the needed drivers by default automatically. All you need to do is plug your tablet in and Windows will take care of the rest. Please wait until these drivers are fully installed before laucnhing the Toolbox for the first time.
    • Download the latest version of the Toolbox from the Downloads section of this page and install it onto your PC.
    • Plug your tablet into the computer, and Windows will start installing the MTP drivers. It will also attempt to install the ADB driver but will fail. (This is normal and to be expected)
    • Launch the Toolbox, and it should detect your Windows version and inform you that further driver setup is required. It will then ask you if you'd like the Toolbox to download and install the drivers.
    • Click the "Yes" button, wait for the download to finish and follow the driver setup. If this for some reason doesn't work, please follow this guide to manually install the drivers.
    • At this point, If drivers are setup properly... the Toolbox will inform you that the "device isn't authorized. Please authorize your device now."
    • On your tablet, you should see a new prompt asking if you want to Allow USB Debugging and should show the computer's RSA key fingerprint. Tick the box that says "Always allow from the computer" and hit ok.
    That's it, the Toolbox should recognize your tablet and will take you to the main menu. Enjoy!

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    • ADB Shell - Spawn a Unix shell that can be used to communicate with the device and execute commands.
    • Custom Launcher - Replace Fire Launcher with a custom launcher.
    • Enable Widget Support - Enable widgets on supported launchers.
    • Custom Sounds - Set custom sounds for notifications, lock/unlock events, low battery, and more!
    • Density Modifier - Change the value of pixels per inch to either decrease or increase resolution.
    • Restore Default Density - Restore the factory default density.
    • Google Assistant - Replace Amazon Alexa with Google Assistant.
    • Google Services - Install Google Services and the Play Store.
    • Google Services (Manage)
    • Add/Remove Google Accounts
    • Clear Data/Cache for Play Services
    • Uninstall Play Services
    • Hybrid Apps - Sideload Amazon Appstore apps without having the Appstore enabled.
    • Keyboard and Input - Manage other input methods and install custom keyboards.
    • Lockscreen Wallpaper - Replace the lockscreen's wallpaper with a custom one.
    • Manage Amazon Apps - Manage the Amazon apps installed on your tablet.
    • Hide/disable Amazon Apps - Hide and Disable Amazon apps through presets or manually select apps.
    • Restore Amazon Apps - Completely restore every Amazon app or manually select apps to restore.
    • Modify System Settings -
    • Power Options - Reboot, shutdown, reboot into recovery, or reboot the tablet into bootloader mode.
    • Parental Controls Hide - Installs a service that auto-dismisses messages from Parental Controls.
    • Privacy Controls - Disable telemetry collection of app usage data, interest based ads, etc.
    • Push and Pull
    • Push - Transfer files from your computer to your tablet.
    • Pull - Retrieve files from your tablet and transfer them to your computer.
    • Remove Lockscreen Ads - Remove ads from the lockscreen.
    • Screen Capturing - Record the device's screen, or capture a screenshot.
    • Sideload Apps - Install APKs from sources outside of the Amazon Appstore.
    • System Backup
    • Backup - Create a backup of the current system configuration.
    • Restore - Restore system configuration from a previously created backup.
    • User Management (8th gen and above)
    • Create a User - Create a new user.
    • Delete a User - Delete a toolbox created user.
    • Switch Users - Switch the current user to a different Toolbox created user.
    • YouTube Clients - Install third-party Youtube clients.

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    How can I run the Toolbox on Linux?
    The Toolbox is currently being developed for Linux systems in the Python programming language. If you'd like to see the progress of the port, you can do so at this link.
    Please be patient with me as the Linux port is being developed in my spare time and may take some time to complete. However, as the port progresses some builds will be released to those who'd like to help test alpha builds. More information on this later down the line.
    However, at the moment, the best way to run the Toolbox on Linux is to use VMWare and emulate Windows.

    1. I don't see my tablet listed in the supported devices, how can I request support to be added?
    * For the requested tablet to be supported, we need a little more information from you in order to add support. Please download this .zip file, extract the folder within the zip to the desktop, and run the Identify.bat (make sure your tablet is plugged into the PC) file to get the code name of the device. Once the code name is found by the tool, press any key to copy it to the clipboard. Now reply to the forum with the code name, and the tablet's complete name. See the example below for reference:
    Code:
    Tablet: Amazon Fire HD8 (2018)[/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]
    [INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]Device Codename: karnak
    * Please note that any devices produced before 5th generation unfortunately cannot receive support. I'd recommend visiting the forum for your device and rooting if possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    2. What does the error "one of more ADB enabled devices are connected. please remove all devices except a supported amazon fire device." mean?
    This error occurs when more then one ADB enabled devices are connected to your computer. Because multiple devices are connected, the Toolbox isn't sure which device to send the commands to so it simply closes and asks that you remove all ADB devices except the Fire Tablet. You may see the following terms being used in the PLUGGED IN list the Toolbox provides:
    Code:
    G0W0xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    This is likely your Amazon Fire Tablet. Furthermore, any connected device connected via a usb cable to your computer will likely be a single string (such as the one shown above) and will not contain any special characters.
    Code:
    emulator-xxxx
    This likely means an Android emulator is running on your system. Ensure programs like Bluestcks, Nox, Android Studio, Genymotion, LDPlayer, Virtualbox (emulating android), etc aren't running in the background while attempting to use the Toolbox.
    Code:
    192.168.0.xx
    This means a device is connected to your computer via TCP/IP (wireless debugging) and has ADB debugging (USB Debugging) enabled. Ensure all devices that run Android in your household are either disconnected from the network temporary, or ADB Debugging (USB Debugging) is disabled. Examples of Android devices that may have ADB enabled: Fire TV, Android TV, phones, tablets, etc.

    3. How can I remove a Google Account from my tablet?
    Because of the missing accounts section in the Settings app it will be a little more difficult to remove Google Accounts directly from the tablet. The easiest way that I've found is to visit this page: https://myaccount.google.com/security, sign-in to your Google Account, scroll down to "Your Devices" and click the "Manage devices" button. From the list of devices find your tablet and in the upper right-corner click the 3-dot icon and from the list select "Sign out".

    4. Will this tool root my tablet?
    Unfortunately, the Toolbox is not yet capable of rooting any of the supported devices. There are plans to include root methods for a few select tablets but will take some time before they are ready.

    5. Why is the Toolbox being marked as a virus?
    The Toolbox (and it's installer) isn't signed with a software license and therefore your computer isn't sure who the publisher is which may worry some anti-viruses, effectively producing a false positive that flags the Toolbox as a virus. The same issue goes for Windows smart screen as well. As always, I take your security and privacy VERY seriously! If you do not feel safe with installing the Toolbox due to virus concerns, I respect and support your decision. It is always up to the user and their judgment! :D

    6. Where did the Changelog go?
    Due to the changelog's length it has been given its own post entirely. You can find it here.

    7. I found a bug/issue in the Toolbox, how do I report it?
    You may leave a post on this forum. Please include the error/issue and possible ways to replicate it, then copy down the error information (if the Toolbox presents any) and paste it as a post here on the forum. If you could also share a screenshot or video that would also help greatly. In addition, please make sure to also include what tablet you have and what tool the error is coming from and I will do my best to fix it ASAP. Thanks!
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    » VB Toolbox:

    Version 25.0

    • [Navigation Bar Modifier] Fixed a bug preventing the subtool from reading the current navigation bar layout correctly.
    • [Navigation Bar Modifier] The custom icons will now autoload from the tablet so you don't have to rebrowse for your icons everytime you want to change up the navigation bar layout.
    • [ADB Shell] Improved command entry - moved the path information from the textbox to a label beside the textbox.
    • [System Backup] Removed depricated adb backup method.
    • [System Backup] The tool can now backup all files/folders on the internal storage, database keys, and user installed apps.
    • [System UI Customizer] Items in the list can now be moved up and down using the arrow keys.
    • [Project] Updated the Toolbox's icon.
    • [Play Services] Added the options to install Contacts and Calendar sync services along with Play Services.
    • [Play Services] Improved the installation process.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Fixed a crash that would occur when hiding apps on older gen devices.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] The manual simple subtool is now capable of reading and removing hidden apps from the apps list.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] When using the arrow keys to navigate the apps list, apps defined as not recommend to hide/disable can now be read by Narrator.
    • [ADB] Updated to the latest version.
    • [Custom Sounds] Fixed a bug causing the Toolbox to crash when attempting to playback the selected sound file.
    • [YouTube Clients] Updated NewPipe, and Smart YouTube TV to the latest versions.

    Version 24.0
    • [Settings] Improved the speed of reading and writing setting changes.
    • [Settings] Added an option to toggle off and on the Notification Center in the Startup category.
    • [Tools] Added a brand new tool, the Notification Center!
    • [Modify System Settings] When restoring default settings, only the settings in the currently selected category will be restored instead of restoring all settings.
    • [Modify System Settings] Added the Networking tab, and a setting to change the DNS Resolver.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Apps that have already been disabled are now removed from the manual selection list (new gen only for now.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Added the Restore tab, and removed the debloat/restore radiobuttons.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] The Console output is now retained, instead of cleared after every operation.
    • [Sideload Apps] The Toolbox now supports sideloading XAPK files!
    • [Power Options] Redesigned and improved the UI.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Fixed incorrect package name for IMBd TV.
    • [YouTube Clients] Updated all clients to the latest versions.
    • [Main Menu] Improved the look of the UI's buttons, and improved the update speed of the Tool Descriptions.
    • [Hybrid Apps] Updated the download links for Disney+.
    • [Theming] Fixed a bug that prevented Main Menu from adopting the Toolbox's current theme sometimes on launch.
    • [Google Services (Manage)] Add an option to update the Play Services app.

    Version 23.0
    • [About] Fixed incorrect pathing to the ADB/Installation folders when clicking their respective "Open Directory" buttons.
    • [Install Debugger] Fixed missing error code not appearing when the debugger fails to install.
    • [Sideload Apps] Added "Reinstall" and "Downgrade" installation flags.
    • [Navigation Bar Modifier] Added the ability to set custom back, home, and recent icons.
    • [Device Information] Added the Device, Memory, and Battery tabs.
    • [Device Information] The build.prop information is now displayed in the right pane for easier access.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] (Manual) Added the IMBd TV, and Files app to the manual (simple) app selection list for new gen devices.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] (Manual) When an app fails to be disabled/hidden the Toolbox will properly inform you instead of notifying that it was successful.
    • [ADB Shell] You can now paste text into the prompt by simply right-clicking the command textbox.
    • [Play Services] Added support for changing play services download links for when they cease working.
    • [Toolbox Webbrowser] Back and Forward buttons have been added to the webrowser tools.
    • [Toolbox Updater] Added further fixes improvements to the micropatch process.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] (Manaual - Advanced) Improved the labels for some of the unnamed system apps.

    Version 22.0
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Added an "advanced" manual subtool, giving power users more control over both system and user apps.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] You can now restore from debloat lists without having to manually edit the ListType variable.
    • [Lockscreen Management] Added the Custom Lockscreen Shortcut subtool for tablets running Android 9.
    • [Screen Capturing] Fixed the screenshot icon's background not adopting the current Toolbox theme.
    • [Screen Capturing] Improved the speed and process of screenshot capturing.
    • [Downloads] Added internet connection check to all download processes.
    • [Custom Sounds] Improved and made some minor changes to the UI.
    • [Modify System Settings] Added the "Animation Scales" setting to the SystemUI tab.
    • [Theming] Added the "Deep Red" theme.
    • [Toolbox Updater] Fixed the Updater remaining indefinitely open if an internet connection isn't available.
    • [YouTube Clients] Updated NewPipe to the latest version.
    • [Play Services] Integrity Check is now performed after each individual download instead of after all downloads have finished, allowing files to be re-downloaded if needed.
    • [Play Services] Integrity Check now compares final downloaded file size to total transfered bytes instead of just checking if the file is zero bytes.
    • [Play Services] Updated the download links for Play Services to the latest versions.
    • [Custom Launcher] Added Niagara Launcher to the supported list of launchers.
    • [User Selector] Fixed bugs where the foreground user wan't being displayed in the user's list if the user isn't the primary, and fixed the checkbox value for "Use Foreground User" not being preserved correctly.

    Version 21.0
    • [Push and Pull] Merged push and pull subtools into one subtool.
    • [Push and Pull] Reworked and improved the subtool.
    • [Push and Pull] Added the Delete tab which has the ability to delete directories and files.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Debloat lists can now be loaded even if the ListType varible isn't set.
    • [Main Menu] Added "User Selector", a subtool that allows you to control which user the Toolbox applies changes to.
    • [Custom Launcher] The Toolbox is now capable of setting the custom launchers as default on new gen tablets.
    • [Sideload Apps] Fixed the misconfigured variable causing the Toolbox to crash when the Sideload Apps tool is executed.
    • [YouTube Clients] Updated NewPipe to the latest version.
    • [Toolbox Updater] Improved and fixed issues in the micropatch process.
    • [Device Information] Instead of pulling the build.prop, getprop will be used instead to obtain build properties.
    • [ADB Shell] Added GUI, the ability to log ADB sessions, and command history to the tool.
    • [Settings] Added "Start ADB Shell Tool in CMD" setting to the Startup category in case you'd rather use CMD instead of the new GUI

    Version 20.0
    • [Main Menu] Improved the speed of page switching, and added notification demonstrating how to switch between pages.
    • [Device Detection] Added support for Windows 11 to the OS driver check function.
    • [Google Services] Added notification about potentially encountering tool issues.
    • [Google Services] Reworked download method to hopefully fix the bug causing the download to hang.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Restoring from debloat lists is now supported.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Improved readability of Description and Packages List when loading debloat lists.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Support for commenting, and displaying text with single/double newlines is now supported in debloat lists.
    • [Custom Keyboard] Added OpenBoard and Google Keyboard to the list of supported keyboards.
    • [Hybrid Apps] Added fallback method to ensure if checking for updates fails then ensure hybrid apps can still be downloaded and installed.
    • [Lockscreen Management] Added the Change Lockscreen Security Type subtool.
    • [Lockscreen Management] Replaced the 8+ gen Prime Photos method with the Automate method for the Custom Lockscreen Wallpaper subtool.
    • [General] Various under the hood improvements and bug fixes.
    • [Sideload Apps] Replaced blacklist/whitelist permission granting method with native adb permission granting.

    Version 19.0
    • [About] Redesigned and added more information such as ADB version, Installation/adb directory locations, etc.
    • [About] Added buttons for accessing the Toolbox's ADB/Installation directories.
    • [Google Services] Implemented integrity check to ensure downloads succeed.
    • [Google Services] Added timeout detection for downloads.
    • [Settings] Added Setup Tour to the Startup category.
    • [User Management] Reworked the tool and updated the UI.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Added Music and Downloads to the manual app selection list.
    • [Navigation Bar Modifier/Quick Settings Modifier] Now reads the configuration and applies changes to the foreground user instead of only applying to the default user.
    • [Modify System Settings] Improved the "Hidden" option for Device Dashboard Icon.
    • [Privacy Controls] Included the ability to randomize the Household ID if device is tied to one.
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Included the ability to "Load From File..." to the presets for Disable/Hide Amazon Apps.
    • [YouTube Clients] Updated all YouTube Clients to the latest versions.

    Version 18.0
    • [Manage Amazon Apps] Added Fire Launcher and Fire Keyboard to the manual app list.
    • [Lockscreen Management (Disable Lockscreen)] Fixed bug causing Swipe security to be detected as lockscreen already being disabled.
    • [Hybrid Apps] Added ability to check for and install updates for supported Hybrid Apps.
    • [Google Services] Added warning message regarding updating system apps from the Play Store.
    • [General] Improved the speed of checking for packages.
    • [Youtube Clients] Updated clients to the latest versions.
    • [Modify System Settings] Upon disabling the navigation bar it will no longer appear in landscape mode.
    • [Modify System Settings] Added the ability to customize the navigation bar layout for tablets running Android 9 and above.
    • [Modify System Settings] Added the ability to toggle the visibility of the Device Dashboard Icon to the System UI category.
    • [Toolbox Updater] The Updater now adopts the Toolbox's theme.
    • [TBShell] Removed from project.
    • [Frequently Asked Questions] Now opens in the default browser instead of the Toolbox's Browser.


    Version 17.0
    • Settings: Added "Kill ADB on Close" to the General category.
    • Theming: Fixed a bug preventing the background of forms from changing to match the current theme.
    • Modified System Settings: Added the Quicksettings Modifier subtool to the System UI category.
    • Google Assistant: All packages pertaining to Alexa are now disabled/hidden instead of just the Alexa app.
    • Device Detection: Added support for the new Fire HD 10 (Trona) tablet.
    • Hybrid Apps: Updated Disney+ to the latest version.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated clients to the latest version.
    • Android Debug Bridge: Updated client from version 29.0.4 to 31.0.2.
    • Main Menu: Fixed the next/previous button tooltip from displaying 3 pages even though there are only 2.
    • Theming: Added the "Eurasian Teal" theme.

    Version 16.0
    • Toolbox Browser: Fixed the browser window retaining topmost over the Save File dialog.
    • Screen Capture: Updated and enhanced the user interface, and fixed some small bugs.
    • Push and Pull: Added a button for navigating back to a subfolder's parent directory.
    • Custom Keyboard: Added Simple Keyboard to the custom keyboard selection.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated all clients to the latest version.
    • Sideload Apps: Added ability to load apks downloaded for sideloading from the user's Downloads directory.
    • Modify System Settings: Added the Status Bar option to the System UI category.
    • Modify System Settings: Fixed the options for System UI not appearing if the window is closed and re-opened.


    Version 15.0
    • Play Services: Reworked the tool, and updated the download links.
    • Play Services: Removed the extraction method.
    • Sideload Apps: App label and packgename are now displayed instead of the apk file name.
    • Google Assistant: Removed the extraction method and added Google App downloading.
    • Custom Keyboard: Added Hacker's Keyboard to the custom keyboard selection.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated all clients to the latest versions.
    • Modify System Settings: Fixed the Navigation Bar option appearing half-way down the window for older gen devices.
    • Modify System Settings: Fixed Navigation Bar not toggling on older gen devices.

    Version 14.0
    • Toolbox Updater: Rewritten from the ground up for better performance,reliability, and update detection.
    • Toolbox Updater: Micropatches and updates are now seperated, and managed independently.
    • Push and Pull: Added additional details to the pulling/pushing prompt.
    • Google Services: Reworked and improved.
    • Google Services: The correct Play Service file(s) relating to your tablet's Android version are now downloaded and installed.
    • Welcome Tour: Reworked and improved the tour and its UI.
    • Modify System Settings: Removed the category selection on launch, and replaced it with a tabbed system.
    • Toolbox Webbrowser: The window is now scalable.
    • Toolbox Webbrowser: Fixed the "Loading Webpage..." message being visible after the webpage has finished loading.

    Version 13.0
    • Themes: Reintroduced themes and added theming engine.
    • Settings: Added the "Classic Blue" theme.
    • Startup: On first run, the user is now given the oppertunity to select a theme.
    • Startup: Checking for updates will now occur even if there is no Fire tablet connected.
    • Modify System Settings: Replaced buttons with switches.
    • Sideload Apps: Sideload error codes are now displayed when a sideload fails.
    • Sideload Apps: Added ability to install apps to other users.
    • Modify System Settings: Added System UI subtool.
    • Modify System Settings: Moved Navigation Bar from General to System UI.
    • TBShell: Updated to include recently added settings.

    Version 12.0
    • Web Browser: Redesigned and updated the user interface.
    • Sideload Apps: When searching for an app, the results are now opened in the Toolbox's built-in web browser.
    • Startup: Improved the debugger detection method, and added a re-installation method for outdated debugger installs.
    • Hybrid Apps: The tool's UI has been updated, and the tool has been re-written for better performance.
    • Hybrid Apps: Both Netflix and Disney have been updated to the latest versions.
    • Settings: Redesigned/updated the user interface, and added the Logging category.
    • Lockscreen Management: Added the Disable Lockscreen subtool.
    • Performance: Various under the hood changes/improvements.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated all clients to the latest versions.

    Version 11.1
    • Main Menu: Remove Lockscreen Ads and Lockscreen Wallpaper have been moved to the Lockscreen Management tool.
    • Main Menu: The Toolbox will now notify you about disabling OTA Updates if they remain enabled after executing tools.
    • Custom Sounds: The tool has been rewritten for better performance and reliability.
    • Custom Sounds: Removed the 3 at a time selection limit from the tool.
    • Density Modifier: Tool has been re-written for better performance and reliability.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated all clients to the latest versions.
    • Google Services: Fixed a bug that was causing the Toolbox to think that Play Services is installed when it actually isn't.
    • General: Under the hood improvements and changes.
    • Google Services (Manage): The Restore App Purchases subtool has been added to the list of subtools.
    • Toolbox Updater: Fixed a bug that was preventing updates from extracting successfully.
    • Toolbox Updater: Improved checking and applying methods for updates and micropatches.

    Version 11.0
    • Custom Launcher: Enable Widget has been removed from Tool Options and placed underneath activation method.
    • Custom Launcher: The Restore Fire Launcher subtool has been added to the Tool Options menu.
    • Keyboard and Input: the ADB Keyboard subtool has been added.
    • ADB Shell: If the Toolbox is Always-on-Top when a shell is started the shell's window is now moved to the front.
    • Frequently Asked Questions: Added a list of questions and answers to commonly asked questions.
    • Welcome Screen: a recommended Setup Guide has been added as an option in the Welcome Screen.
    • Youtube Clients: Updated all clients to the latest version.
    • Device Detection: Detected emulators, wireless debugging devices, and physically connected devices are now managed individually and the user is guided now on how to disconnect them.
    • Device Detection: The Disconnect Wireless Debugging Devices subtool has been added to help users disconnect TCP/IP connected devices.

    Version 10.2
    • TBShell: ADB Commands can now be executed directly from the shell.
    • TBShell: You can now open the Toolbox's root directly from the shell.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: Name of tool has been changed to Manage Amazon Apps.
    • Manage Amazon Apps: Tool has been rewritten, and improved.
    • Manage Amazon Apps: Standard Debloat preset has been added.
    • Privacy Controls: Advertisement ID is now properly randomized when a new id is requested.
    • Manage Amazon Apps (Manual): Subtool has been completely rewritten and redesigned.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated all clients to the newest releases.

    Version 10.1
    • Startup: TBShell is no longer killed when the Toolbox starts up.
    • Startup: Welcome Screen is now displayed after the Toolbox's main form loads.
    • Welcome Tour: Improved demonstration video resolution and load times.
    • Welcome Tour: The button for starting the welcome tour has been highlighted in green for better visibility.
    • Welcome Tour: Hopefully fixed the issue that was causing the Toolbox to crash after ending the tour.
    • Main Menus: Fixed improper or missing Tool Descriptions.
    • Google Services: Reverted Google Services back to the versions included with Toolbox V8.2 (temp fix).
    • Toolbox Updater: Reworked for better update detection.


    Version 10.0
    • Settings (Startup): Option to set the 2nd page as the Homepage has been added.
    • Remove Lockscreen Ads: The Automate method has been replaced with a more effective one.
    • System Backup: Updated the Device Lock Detection of restoring backups for all methods.
    • Keyboard & Input: The Custom Keyboard subtool has been added.
    • Sideload Apps: Additional checks have been added to the sideload process.
    • Sideload Apps: Code and UI improvements have been implemented.
    • YouTube Clients: Updated Vanced, Vanced Manager, and Newpipe to the latest versions.
    • Toolbox Updater: Removed debug msgbox from the updater.

    Version 9.2
    • Hybrid Apps: Updated Netflix and Disney+ to the latest versions.
    • Custom Launcher: Added Lawnchair Launcher as a custom launcher option.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: The Device Dashboard app has been added to manual and automatic methods.
    • Modify System Settings: Added the ability to restore modified settings back to defaults.
    • Modify System Settings: Changed settings are now differentiated from default settings.
    • Custom Launcher: Added support for enabling widgets on generations 7 and below.
    • User Interface: The "Yes" button has been replaced with the "Execute Tool" button on tool confirmations.
    • Tool Options: Provides additional options or features to various tools.

    Version 9.1
    • Toolbox Updater: Changelog for the update is now displayed directly in the updater.
    • System Backup: Timed out backups are now discarded and the user is now informed when the backup has failed.
    • System Backup: Tool performance enhancements.
    • Custom Launcher: Updated Nova Launcher, Evie Launcher, and Microsoft Launcher to the latest versions.
    • Custom Launcher: If the selected launcher is already installed, then the installation step is now skipped.
    • Push and Pull: Fixed a bug that crashed the Toolbox when attempting to pull more then one file at a time.
    • Push and Pull: Fixed a directory read error that was causing crashes in the push subtool.
    • Youtube Clients: Updated all clients to the latest versions.
    • Remove Lockscreen Ads: Bug causing an incorrect push of the adblock flow has been fixed.
    • User Interface: The loading animation has been added to almost all tools.

    Version 9.0
    • System Backup: Device Lock Detection has been fixed for Maverick devices.
    • System Backup: Backup save location is now displayed after a successful backup.
    • Screen Capturing: The ability to show screen touches while recording has been added.
    • Lockscreen Wallpaper: Warnings for installing WallChanger have been added.
    • Lockscreen Wallpaper: Subtool to uninstall Wallchanger and revert changes has been added.
    • Lockscreen Wallpaper: Additional checks have been added to ensure wallchanger processes succeed.
    • Custom Launcher: After downgrading Fire Launcher the cmd window is closed automatically.
    • Modify System Settings: The ability to toggle searchbar on the lockscreen has been added.
    • YouTube Clients: Installing YouTube Vanced directly has been brougt back.
    • YouTube Clients: The option to install Vanced Manager has been added.
    • Performance: Method of installing APKs has been reworked and improved.
    • TBShell: Help information is displayed when the shell launches.
    • Toolbox Updater: Update method has been improved.
    • Privacy Controls: disable telementry and data collection.


    Version 8.2
    • System Backups: Incorrect labeling of backup folder has been fixed.
    • Settings: Ability to toggle on/off checking for updates on startup has been added.
    • Google Services (Manage): The option to manage Google Accounts has been added.
    • Updates: Enhanced update system has been added.
    • TBShell: Settings can be toggled directly from the shell.
    • Settings: Close on Disconnect and Check for Updates have been added to the Startup group.
    • Youtube Clients: The Vanced Youtube Manager will be sideloaded instead of Vanced itself.
    • Google Services (Manage): Extra checks to make sure Google Services uninstall correctly has been added.
    • Screen Capture: Updated a few aspects of the UI to improve usability.
    • Google Assistant: The option to retain Alexa after installing Google Assistant has been added.
    • System Backup: The restore and backup subtools have been reworked and improved.
    • System Backup: The UI has been updated and enhanced.
    • General: Bug fixes and under the hood improvements.

    Version 8.1
    • Main Menu: When the user hovers over a button, the Toolbox now displays a description of the tool.
    • Sideload Apps: When sideloading an app the user has the option to grant all requested permissions by the app automatically.
    • Custom Sounds: Replace stock system sounds with custom sounds.
    • Remove Lockscreen Ads: the adblocking script is now automatically imported into Automate.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: the UI for the Manual subtools has been updated.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: The output box now scrolls down with the output.
    • Modify System Settings: Activity to remove Google Accounts can be launched from the Account Management option.
    • Modify System Settings: Activity to remove Google Accounts can be launched from the Account Management option.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: the bug causing Swiftkey and Nova Launcher to not install after a successful debloat has been fixed.
    • Welcome Tour: View a tour all about important aspects of the Toolbox and how it functions.
    • Google Services: All APKS have been updated.
    • Driver Installation: The Amazon drivers have been replaced with Google drivers and the method has also been updated.
    • Performance: All tools have been optimized for better performance and speed with tablet generations 7-4.
    Version 7.3
    • Sideload Apps: UI has been updated.
    • Sideload Apps: Capabilities to batch sideload up to five apps automatically has been added.
    • Modify System Settings: Ability to toggle installation from Unknown Sources has been added.
    • ADB Shell: Standard Shell now executes after clicking the button on the Main Menu.
    • Push and Pull: Folders that contain spaces on the device's internal storage can now be navigated.
    • User Management: Additional checks have been added to make sure the users list is present.
    • Bugs: Issues with messageboxes appearing behind the Toolbox or defaulting to minimized has been fixed.
    • Device Information: Battery level and device codename information has been added.
    • Device Detection: Method of obtaining generation has been reworked.
    • Startup: The Toolbox now displays a message informing the user that it's starting up ADB.
    • Welcome Screen: Fixed the issue causing the current installation to appear in Installation Management.
    • Push and Pull: Files can now be pushed/pulled to (or from) directories that contain spaces.
    • Update Service: If the user denies to download the update the Toolbox will wait until the PC is rebooted before asking again.
    • Google Services: Loading animations have been added.

    Version 7.2
    • Settings: Welcome Screen has been added to General Settings and can be toggled on/off at any time
    • Settings: Settings now opens in a new window.
    • Settings: The UI has been updated.
    • Manage Everything Amazon (Manual): When selecting an app it no longer appears in the output field.
    • Manage Everything Amazon (Manual): the bug preventing the Camera and Calculator from being hidden on gens 7 and below has been fixed.
    • Update Manager: After a successful update you can migrate your settings from the old version to the new one.
    • Youtube Clients: Updated NewPipe and Smart Youtube TV to the latest versions.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: Restore/Debloat now works with Toolbox added users.
    • Device Detection: Support for the brand new Fire HD 8+ (2020) model have been added.
    • Welcome Screen: Bug causing the Toolbox to close if the Toolbox wasn't installed to the default location has been fixed.
    • Lockscreen Wallpaper: Gens 8+ can now change the lockscreen wallpaper without the use of WallChanger.
    • User Management: The users list is now stored on the tablet itself instead of on the local PC.
    • User Management: The Switch Users subtool has been added.
    • User Management: When a user is removed the user is now properly removed from the users list.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: Users created by the User Management tool can now utilize Remove/Restore Everything Amazon.
    • Main Menu: The settings icon has been changed.


    Version 7.1
    • Power Options: after performing a power event the Toolbox now waits for the device to*reconnect.
    • UI: the About, Splash screen, and Welcome UIs have been updated.
    • Custom Launcher: The tool has been optimized to reduce CPU usage.
    • Custom Launcher: Downgrade Fire Launcher method has been added for generations 7-4.
    • The Toolbox now closes when it doesn't detect the tablet anymore.
    • TBShell has made its return and features the abilities to restart adb, and reset settings to defaults.
    • Startup: Changelog has been moved to the Welcome Screen.
    • Welcome Screen: You can now uninstall older versions of the Toolbox directly from the Welcome Screen.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: Bug that causes the Toolbox to disappear if the user chooses to install Swiftkey and Nova Launcher has been fixed.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: When disabling everything amazon on gens 8+ Fire Launcher is now properly disabled.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: The Asian and Chinese keyboards are now properly removed.
    • Device Detection: The UI for the no device detected window has been updated.
    • Device Detection: If you are on Windows 8.1 or below the Toolbox will install the proper drivers for ADB to function correctly.
    • Device Detection: The bug that prevented the Toolbox from informing users about the device needing authroization has been fixed.
    • Patch: Micropatch for V7.0 has been included in this release

    Version 7.0
    • Window title is now persistent across all tools.
    • Internal APKs: NewPipe, Netflix, and Disney+ APKs have been updated to the latest versions.
    • Google Services: Updated the Play Services APKs to the latest versions.
    • Hybrid Apps: The UI has been updated.
    • Custom Launcher: The UI has been updated.
    • Modify System Settings: You can now toggle OTA Updates on and off.
    • Manage Everything Amazon: The issue with a messagebox appearing behind the Toolbox has been fixed.
    • Google Services: The ability to manage Google Services has been added.

    Version 6.56
    • ADB Shell: Executing a Standard Shell on older gens will now open a debugging shell instead.
    • Sideload Apps: When browsing for an APK the initial directory is now the bin folder.
    • Bugfix: Issue with Tooltip not appearing while hovering over device name has been fixed.
    • UI: The "No" button has been removed and the "<" button has been added to confirmation dialogs.
    • UI: the back button in the User Management tool has been fixed.
    • Automatic Updates Service has been added.
    • Push and Pull: You can now copy files and retrieve files directly from the tablet.
    • Always on Top: All tools now honor this setting.
    • Changelog: When viewing the changelog the Toolbox is hidden until its closed.

    Version 6.55
    • Device Detection has been improved.
    • Incorrect labeling of Maverik devices has been fixed.
    • New method of storing settings has been added.
    • NewPipe was updated to the latest version.
    • Fixed some minor bugs with Manage Everything Amazon.
    • Fixed device not being detected when switching to the second page of the Toolbox.
    • Added tool tips to next page, and setting icons to help identify what the buttons do.
    • Added Device Information Tool.
    • Automate has been updated to the latest version.
    • Changelog has been added directly into the Toolbox.

    Version 6.5

    • Initial Release.

    » Batch Toolbox:
    View the full changelog for Batch Toolbox by clicking here.

    Special thanks to @markbnj for sorting out the changelog from newest to oldest!
    12
    Amazon Fire Toolbox Meets VB.NET

    New Year, New Language, New Toolbox

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    What's up guys?

    First off I want to say that this will be quite the lengthy post. Please bare with me.

    If you aren't aware, today is a very special occasion. Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the Amazon Fire Toolbox! :victory:

    Let's go back in time to the very beginning and see how the Amazon Fire Toolbox was first developed.

    It all started with this post. The removal of ads from the lock screen on all Fire devices. A simple string located in the Android Settings Database governing the lock screen ads was all it took. At that point, I knew what I had found was very important and thus shared it with the XDA community. However, some commands were needed to run and a few permissions for Automate were required to get things up and running. I've always strived to make things as easy as possible. So I sought after creating a batch file complete with a UI and everything... just to automate the permission granting, and automate installation so less tech-savy people could run the adblocker with ease. So, I fired up Notepad and began to write out this script. While I was doing this I decided to see what other things I could tweak on the tablet. So, I began to change things... "What if I could automate the installation of Google Services?", "what if I could automate this... what about this... perhaps this"? and on and on. At this point, I realized I could make the automation script for the adblocker something even bigger.

    As a result, I scrapped the automation script I already had and began to develop what I called "The Amazon Fire Toolbox". An all-in-one tool for Fire Tablets that could put the control back in the user's hands. The community over here on XDA reacted quite positive about it and encouraged me to keep going... to make it better. Because of you all is the reason why the Toolbox is as expansive as it is today. You guys made it happen!

    Release after release the Toolbox grew, and so did its impact. Today we are on Version 6.5 and so many new features have seen the light of day. it's just so crazy to think that this small project has gotten this big. Sure, we've suffered through some hard times, with a few features not working, the Toolbox being marked unfairly as a virus, and just things, in general, were broken... but you guys stuck with me through it all and I want to say thank you!

    Now here is where things are taking a turn for 2020. The Toolbox will now be shifted over from the batch programming language to VB.NET! I'm hoping with this transition the Toolbox will thrive even more. My reason for doing this is because like a gentleman here on XDA pointed out... the Toolbox deserves so much more. In addition, the Toolbox will run on PCs that aren't running English (this time you don't need to do anything special to get it to work), I'm planning on coding it in such a way that the Toolbox may be able to run under Linux using Wine, and best of all, because the UI is made in Visual Basic we no longer need the button injector, therefore, the Toolbox shouldn't alarm AVs any longer.

    Now, please note that the Toolbox is still being developed and a lot of features aren't present. However, I will be releasing an installer here on XDA that will allow you to install the VB version of the Toolbox and check out what is/isn't working all for evaluation purposes. When the Toolbox is stable and finished I will release it here on XDA for download.

    See how the Toolbox has grown since launch:
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    What do you guys think about this? Is it a step in the right direction? What would you like to see in the new version of the Toolbox? Please share your thoughts with me, I'd love to hear them!

    HERES TO A HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE TOOLBOX!

    :highfive: :victory:
    12
    [UPDATE]Amazon Fire Toolbox V7.2

    What's up guys? I hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday so far and you are safe and healthy!

    Firstly, I want to give thanks to all of you who have been so patient with me and I also want to give a huge thanks to those of you who wished me luck on the cert exam. I'm happy to say that I passed and am now MTA network certified! Thanks so much for all the support! :D

    Now brace yourself! It's gonna be a long post! :p

    With that being said, today marks the release of the Amazon Fire Toolbox V7.2 update! In today's release a few bugs have been dealt with, some of the UIs have been reworked, some tools have received new subtools/enhancements, and new device models are now supported.

    Alright, let's take a quick look at the highlights of the V7.2 update. Probably the most important out of the lot is the support for the new 2020 models has been added. Please let me know how things go with these tablets and if you come across any issues with any of the tools while tweaking these tablets.

    There has been a lot of talk of custom wallpapers for the lockscreen and how to achieve the goal of applying the wallpapers to the lockscreen easily. Fortunately, in this update support for setting custom wallpapers has been added to the Lockscreen Wallpaper tool. This subtool is designed to automate most of the process of setting a custom image for you (however, some manual steps are required, but the Toolbox will walk you through it). Unfortunately, this method only works for generations 8 and above. I'm currently looking into a solution for gens 7-4.

    Now let's talk User Management. The method of storing users created by the Toolbox has been re-written and instead of storing the users on the local PC, they are stored on the tablet itself. This should prevent the Toolbox from showing the users list on a tablet where those users don't actually exist. In addition, the subtool Switch Users has been added. NOTE: THIS SUBTOOL MUST BE USED TO SWITCH FROM A CUSTOM USER TO THE DEFAULT USER OR THE CUSTOM USER MAY BE REMOVED BY THE SYSTEM!

    Next, we have the Manage Everything Amazon tool changes. Because of the revamped User Management tool it is now possible to debloat custom users using the Disable/Hide Amazon subtool and even the Restore Everything Amazon subtool will work with custom users. Enjoy!

    Finally, we have changes to the Settings. When you open Toolbox V7.2 for the first time you will find that the settings icon has changed from the [:] to a cog icon. It's also important to know that the Settings UI has been revamped. I will let you take a look for yourself. Hope you like it!

    Hey, that's not all that changed! If you are interested in everything that the update has to offer, feel free to take a look at the changelog below for more information:

    Changelog:​

    * Settings: Welcome Screen has been added to General Settings and can be toggled on/off at any time
    * Settings: Settings now opens in a new window.
    * Settings: The UI has been updated.
    * Manage Everything Amazon (Manual): When selecting an app it no longer appears in the output field.
    * Manage Everything Amazon (Manual): the bug preventing the Camera and Calculator from being hidden on gens 7 and below has been fixed.
    * Update Manager: After a successful update you can migrate your settings from the old version to the new one.
    * Youtube Clients: Updated NewPipe and Smart Youtube TV to the latest versions.
    * Manage Everything Amazon: Restore/Debloat now works with Toolbox added users.
    * Device Detection: Support for the brand new Fire HD 8+ (2020) model have been added.
    * Welcome Screen: Bug causing the Toolbox to close if the Toolbox wasn't installed to the default location has been fixed.
    * Lockscreen Wallpaper: Gens 8+ can now change the lockscreen wallpaper without the use of WallChanger.
    * User Management: The users list is now stored on the tablet itself instead of on the local PC.
    * User Management: The Switch Users subtool has been added.
    * User Management: When a user is removed the user is now properly removed from the users list.
    * Manage Everything Amazon: Users created by the User Management tool can now utilize Remove/Restore Everything Amazon.
    * Main Menu: The settings icon has been changed.

    NOTE: When you first start the Toolbox it will appear to be frozen and unresponsive. This is due to the Toolbox setting up the environment and starting ADB for the first time. As a result, please do NOT close out of the Toolbox. It should be responsive again in the next 10 seconds. Please also keep in mind that first startup is the only time this should occur. Thank you for your understanding.

    If you are ready to download the new update head on over and visit the Downloads section of the OP.

    Again, thank you all for being so patient and understanding! I REALLY appreciate it and would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'd also like to give a huge shoutout to the wornderful folks who have been donating! YOU GUYS ARE THE MVP! THANK YOU SO MUCH! :highfive:

    Well, that's all I got for now. Until next time guys, I'll catch you later! ;)
    12
    Amazon Fire Toolbox V4.0 Has Been Released!

    I'd like to inform everyone that VERSION 4.0 OF THE TOOLBOX IS NOW RELEASED!! :victory:

    This is a very big and important update because it finally addresses big time issues such as: architecture detection, Remove Everything Amazon tool issues with 7th gen devices, adb shell not working as intended in some tools, and buttons showing up in unintended locations. I'm so HAPPY to have finally released this version and I hope you guys find it satisfactory! :D

    Now, to download the update you can use the Toolbox Updater, or download it from the downloads section of this forum!

    In case you're interested in every change, I've included the changelog below!
    Changelog:​

    Version 4.0
    * Improved "Remove Everything Amazon" tool for Fire HD 8 and 10 (2017) models.
    * Standard Shells in the "Adb Shells" tool now opens in a seperate window.
    * The About page in the Settings now contains a direct link to the XDA Forum.
    * Updated Automate, Launcher Hijack, GBoard, Nova Launcher, Smart Youtube TV, and YouTube Vanced apks to the latest version.
    * Updated Mtk-su to version 9.
    * Unwanted buttons have been removed from various tool UIs.
    * NEW THEME: Terminal!
    * Back and forward page buttons now match the current theme.
    * The titlebar on the Main Menu now displays the number of pages, and the current page the user is on.
    * Updater and Notification Center now use the Toolbox's current theme.
    * Fixed padding issue with Device Found message.
    * Fixed a Notification Center bug that prevented it from getting the notification from the server.
    * Back button located in Sideload Apps tool has now been moved to the actionbar to the bottom left hand corner.
    * NEW TOOL: Install Google Assistant!
    * Architecture detection for the "Temporary Root Shell" tool has been reworked and improved.
    * Upon startup the Toolbox will look for Fire tablet drivers and if drivers aren't found it will offer to install them

    I also wanted to take the time to THANK all of you who have been patient with me, those who have reported bugs and issues, and those who have shown their support! YOU GUYS are freaking AWESOME! :D

    In addition, I really do appreciate the donations you guys have been throwing my way! IT'S JUST SO KIND OF YOU! :D

    Here's to another UPDATE! :highfive: