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thering1975

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Aug 24, 2010
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Good afternoon, what happened to the Windows app? A new version of Fire os has come out and it no longer works, launcher hijack uninstalls itself and then a message appears saying that it is no longer supported, please, I need help, I have the Fire Tablet 8
10 generation

Hi, not sure if you actually read the last 5 pages or so, but currently certain features do not work if your device shipped with the latest fire os or if you updated before applying the toolbox
 
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sorenkair

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hello,

i tried changing the resolution on my fire hd 10 (2021) with

adb shell wm size 1280x800
adb shell wm density 600
adb reboot

after reboot it defaults to portrait mode and i can only see the default wallpaper. nothing happens when i touch the screen. if i tilt it to landscape it disappears. if i hold power button a large grey box moving up and down appears, with 3 options to power off, restart, and lockdown. i cant authorize debugging to use firebox.

i think i should have set density to 150? i just followed someone's instructions.

also, it had already auto updated fireOS when i did this.
 

Falcon342

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Aug 24, 2020
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hello,

i tried changing the resolution on my fire hd 10 (2021) with

adb shell wm size 1280x800
adb shell wm density 600
adb reboot

after reboot it defaults to portrait mode and i can only see the default wallpaper. nothing happens when i touch the screen. if i tilt it to landscape it disappears. if i hold power button a large grey box moving up and down appears, with 3 options to power off, restart, and lockdown. i cant authorize debugging to use firebox.

i think i should have set density to 150? i just followed someone's instructions.

also, it had already auto updated fireOS when i did this.
If you cant find a way to authorize or change it back you will need to factory reset from settings or recovery mode,

Next time if you want to change it try changing it little amounts at a time.
 

xflier

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Nov 4, 2008
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Try again. Like all things customer service... It's a roll of the dice on who you get. I live in Kansas City, domestic, and had no issue. I used online chat support session.
Yea, I tried again today, and succeeded. Thanks. The ads is gone now. Can I change the default launcher now? I saw some posts about changing navigation bar, and then could replace the launcher. Not sure how to do it exactly.
 
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blaacksheep

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Jun 20, 2020
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Buffalo
hello,

i tried changing the resolution on my fire hd 10 (2021) with

adb shell wm size 1280x800
adb shell wm density 600
adb reboot

after reboot it defaults to portrait mode and i can only see the default wallpaper. nothing happens when i touch the screen. if i tilt it to landscape it disappears. if i hold power button a large grey box moving up and down appears, with 3 options to power off, restart, and lockdown. i cant authorize debugging to use firebox.

i think i should have set density to 150? i just followed someone's instructions.

also, it had already auto updated fireOS when i did this.

You've probably had to reset your tablet by now as I don't know of any other way out of your situation. I just want to make you aware of the Density Modifier tool in the Toolbox. It's second from the bottom on the left of the first menu page. I suspect you were trying to make everything larger to see it better. In that case you'll want to go to a lower number. The default is 224 for your tablet. Try 200 or 180 first. You can always do it again with another value.
 
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brandypuff

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Yea, I tried again today, and succeeded. Thanks. The ads is gone now. Can I change the default launcher now? I saw some posts about changing navigation bar, and then could replace the launcher. Not sure how to do it exactly.
What did you tell them? I talked with 4 agents and none would budge from the $15 charge
 

xflier

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Nov 4, 2008
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What did you tell them? I talked with 4 agents and none would budge from the $15 charge
I just started with that I purchased a tablet and noticed the ads on the lock screen, wondering if it could be removed. The agent replied with asking for serial number and 15$ charge. I replied I saw some online posts of removing it for free. Agent replied true, but not for all devices, and would like to check with his lead if he could do it for free for me. Next got back it was removed now. That was all. Good luck!
 

brandypuff

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Jul 5, 2012
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I just started with that I purchased a tablet and noticed the ads on the lock screen, wondering if it could be removed. The agent replied with asking for serial number and 15$ charge. I replied I saw some online posts of removing it for free. Agent replied true, but not for all devices, and would like to check with his lead if he could do it for free for me. Next got back it was removed now. That was all. Good luck!
Geez, I tried everything. They removed ads on my first tablet for free but are refusing to remove them on my tab 10. I even had them escalate my issue, told them that I never buy anything from ads, that the ads weren't relavent, that I purchased 3 tablets from them and spent a boatload of money at Amazon over the years, threatened to return the tablet - all for nothing. Unbelievable...
 

Oniyuri

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Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time posting (in this forum).

It's been a long time since I've had to tinker with my own devices so maybe I'm out of practice here. I've followed the instructions to the tee about using the fire toolbox (not connecting to wi fi, killed off OTA, installed nova launcher, used standard debloater....) but I'm hoping someone could help me with this: I'm setting up a kindle fire hd 8 (10th gen) for my kid and I can't seem to get the parental controls working. I'm assuming this may have to do with me not registering the device with amazon. Is there any way I can get it working or should I be looking at an external solution.

Thanks in advance for the replies.
 

Falcon342

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Aug 24, 2020
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Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time posting (in this forum).

It's been a long time since I've had to tinker with my own devices so maybe I'm out of practice here. I've followed the instructions to the tee about using the fire toolbox (not connecting to wi fi, killed off OTA, installed nova launcher, used standard debloater....) but I'm hoping someone could help me with this: I'm setting up a kindle fire hd 8 (10th gen) for my kid and I can't seem to get the parental controls working. I'm assuming this may have to do with me not registering the device with amazon. Is there any way I can get it working or should I be looking at an external solution.

Thanks in advance for the replies.
You will need to register the device to use Parental Controls, if you want to avoid registering the device and/or using the built in parental controls i recommend Open TimeLimit.
 
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blaacksheep

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Jun 20, 2020
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Buffalo
Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time posting (in this forum).

It's been a long time since I've had to tinker with my own devices so maybe I'm out of practice here. I've followed the instructions to the tee about using the fire toolbox (not connecting to wi fi, killed off OTA, installed nova launcher, used standard debloater....) but I'm hoping someone could help me with this: I'm setting up a kindle fire hd 8 (10th gen) for my kid and I can't seem to get the parental controls working. I'm assuming this may have to do with me not registering the device with amazon. Is there any way I can get it working or should I be looking at an external solution.

Thanks in advance for the replies.

I believe just signing in to Shop Amazon will register your device. If you removed it, just re-enable it under Manage Everything Amazon, and sign in. Then you can disable it again if you like.
 
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Oniyuri

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Ok, I've run into another problem. I tried to switch accounts on this tablet but now I can't login to the play store. I originally logged the device out of my main email to switch to one of my subs and now it won't let me login in anymore. Every time I hit the log in button, the screen just turns black and then hangs until I stop the app myself. If I try to login again, the same thing happens.

So far, I've tried uninstalling play services and reinstalling but still no luck.

Any ideas on what I should be doing next?
 

Kurosaki OS

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Dec 4, 2021
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Ok, I've run into another problem. I tried to switch accounts on this tablet but now I can't login to the play store. I originally logged the device out of my main email to switch to one of my subs and now it won't let me login in anymore. Every time I hit the log in button, the screen just turns black and then hangs until I stop the app myself. If I try to login again, the same thing happens.

So far, I've tried uninstalling play services and reinstalling but still no luck.

Any ideas on what I should be doing next?
Well, I was going to suggest that you uninstall everything and then reinstall it, but the truth is I don't know what I can tell you, I'm not someone who knows about technology, I'm only here for inquiries and news, I'm sorry, I can't help you
 

Oniyuri

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Well, I was going to suggest that you uninstall everything and then reinstall it, but the truth is I don't know what I can tell you, I'm not someone who knows about technology, I'm only here for inquiries and news, I'm sorry, I can't help you

No that's fine. I had to do a factory reset and start again. I made sure to do a backup of the fresh install as well. It's back working again but I tried to get Family Link to work on it and it won't sign in again but at least I didn't get a black screen this go. I ended signing in with my own email instead of my kid's. I need to look for some kind of parental control app that won't kill this tablet.
 

Sp33dFr34k85

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Just received my Fire HD 8 10th gen, it's on Fire OS 7.3.1.7. Guess I'm lucky and the toolbox should still work after reading a few pages here? Any recommendations what I should or shouldn't do?
 

jinx100

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I killed the lock screen ads (which also kills any OTA updates) and changed the Launcher to Nova. After that it is personal choice. Hiding the notification and navigation panels makes the WPS office app usable.
 
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Falcon342

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Just received my Fire HD 8 10th gen, it's on Fire OS 7.3.1.7. Guess I'm lucky and the toolbox should still work after reading a few pages here? Any recommendations what I should or shouldn't do?
Dont update (Disable OTA updates), or if you do (not recommended) dont update to anything past FireOS 7.3.2.1,

• Change the launcher (doesnt have to be on of the ones included with the Toolbox)
• Install Google Play or F-droid (or stick with the Amamzon Appstore)
• Remove the "Device Dashboard icon from the navigation bar with this command in the "ADB Shell" tool
Code:
settings put secure sysui_nav_bar "space,back,home,recent,space"
• Disable ads by disabling the "Special Offers" app (if you have them)
 

hafren

Member
Apr 18, 2018
5
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Having problems running Toolbox 25.2 on windows 7x64 (Fire HD 10 on 7.3.1.9). Overcame a few challenges installing and had to load driver files manually per post #2633. Now toolbox crashes with error in CLR20r3

CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: Fire Toolbox.exe
Problem Signature 02: 25.2.0.0
Problem Signature 03: 619f49f0
Problem Signature 04: System
Problem Signature 05: 4.8.3928.0
Problem Signature 06: 5d390174
Problem Signature 07: 2feb
Problem Signature 08: 294
Problem Signature 09: System.ComponentModel.Win32
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Any advice on how to solve?
 

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    Sometimes keeping it private is better. I'd hate to see versions of this tool with a similar name but filled with ads and spyware. To make it cross platform you'd need to include the adb tool package for each platform.

    Datastream, glad you and your family survived Omicron and congratulations on this anniversary!
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    I am curious what the hesitation is in regard to sharing the source code of this application? I personally would like to overhaul the UI of this application and use a cross platform framework, such as Electron, to bring it to macOS and Linux. However, it's really hard to do something like that when I am having to decompile/reverse engineer it.

    I have opted to not start from the ground up and make my own version as it seems it would be silly to try and reinvent the wheel.
    I'm going to be honest with you, and explain the reason behind the hesitation. Simply, I just don't think I'm ready to make it open-source. That's a big step for me (there are some personal things that contribute to this that I need to work on), and I just don't feel like it's time yet. Give me time, that's all I'm asking... and one day you may find the project pop-up on GitHub. :D
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    I'm going to be honest with you, and explain the reason behind the hesitation. Simply, I just don't think I'm ready to make it open-source. That's a big step for me (there are some personal things that contribute to this that I need to work on), and I just don't feel like it's time yet. Give me time, that's all I'm asking... and one day you may find the project pop-up on GitHub. :D
    Given how popular this project is, and how active you are in this community, I highly doubt anyone (who's opinion would matter) would negatively criticize/think less of your contribution if the source was made public.

    Thank you for taking the time to reply back.
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    Hi All

    I stupidly updated my Fire HD 10 (11th gen) to the latest FW.

    Just wondered if efforts are being made to see if the fire launcher can be disabled again?
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    What's going on, guys?

    I sincerely hope everyone is doing good, and having a wonderful December so far!

    Today marks the release of V26.0 of the Toolbox! So, without further ado... let's take a look at what this release has to offer!

    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome... Screen!​

    You know, every time I run a build for the first time I go through the Theme Selector, then the Tour, and then the Welcome Screen. I just think to myself "this is just a mess" - so in this update I thought I'd focus on improving it and making it better. I started by re-designing the Welcome Screen and doing my best to link all three tools into something that looked visually appealing. Now, in a tabbed interface you'll find the Setup Tour in the very first tab, Theme Selection (with a new UI) in the second, Installation Management in the third, and finally in the fourth the Changelog.

    Now let's talk specifically about the Installation Management tool. This bad boy now has the ability to read installations from directories other than the default (localappdata\Datastream). So, if you've got your installations in a custom location, and you'd like to manage them, it's now possible to point the path to that location. This should help make managing installations a lot easier!

    Custom Launchers on FireOS 7.3.2.2​

    As some of you may know, I bit the bullet and updated my tablet to the latest version of FireOS... to the dreaded 7.3.2.2. This update, from what I heard, caused the Custom Launcher and disabling OTAs tools to no longer function and after updating, I soon discovered that it was indeed the case. I then tried everything I could think and well really didn't turn up any valuable workarounds... until I tried the method we'd been using on older gen devices... and it worked! Of course, just like on the older gens, it has the drawback of being removed every time the device is rebooted. However, it's the only method I could find, so it's better than nothing, right?

    Anyway, while coding it in I decided to take the liberty of also clean up the code, and the UI a bit. What's cool is the tool will now read what generation your tablet is, and display what methods are available to use. You'll also find that the initial method selection UI is a lot more usable compared to its previous iteration.

    Change the Timeout for the Display?​

    Ah, the latest addition to the General group in the Modify System Settings tool. This subtool not only allows you to alter the timeout to traditional values, but also allows you to set a custom timeout. Want your screen to sleep after 24 hours of inactivity? This one's for you folks who want to extend the timeout as much as you can. Just be careful, it may cause a burn-in if your tablet's screen remains on the same screen for too long!

    Let's Talk Linux Port Stuff​

    I guess the point of this section is to ask you guys if you're ok with updates to the VB version being slowed down, so I can focus more on the port? I'd also like to address a common question I get asked about it being open-source. Right now, I'm planning on it being closed-source for now. However, I am planning on making it open-source when I feel like the time is right. Please be patient! So, let's get back to the original question... are you guy's ok if I shift primary focus to the port?


    Wait, that's not everything! If you're interested in everything that's changed... please take a look at the changelog below:
    Version 26.0 - Changelog

    [Welcome Screen]
    • Updated the user interface.
    • Added better installation detection to the Installation Management subtool.
    • You can now specify what directory the Installation Management subtool will scan to detect installations.
    • Improved the look of the Theme Selector.
    • Fixed a bug causing the Startup Tour to not load tools correctly.
    [Device Information]
    • Fixed chipset information not displaying for some tablets due to a renamed string in getprop.
    [Theme Selector]
    • Moved the Theme Selector to the Welcome Screen.
    [Custom Launcher]
    • Improved the UI.
    • Made significant improvements to the code, and fixed various bugs/issues.
    • Added Re-route Homekey option for tablets running FireOS 7.3.2.2+.
    [Modify System Settings]
    • Added the ability to change the "Display Timeout" to the General tab.
    • You can now set a custom Display Timeout of up to 24 hours.
    [Lockscreen Management]
    • Improved the warning regarding the Pattern security type.
    [Hybrid Apps]
    • Updated Disney+, and Netflix to the latest versions.
    [Manage Amazon Apps]
    • When restoring from a debloat list, it now displays the proper header and message.

    Ready to download V26.0? Head on over to the Download's section of the OP. By the way, because of some directory changes to the bin folder... the update will not show up in the Updater. It must be installed via the Installer or extracted from the Portable release.

    Ok, my favorite part about of these release posts... sharing appreciation for you awesome folks! I just wanted to say I'm so blessed to be a part of the wonderful community over here on XDA. You guys are incredible people and in fact... this is perhaps the one place I've been on that I don't see negativity or people bullying one another. You guys are just AMAZING and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate everyone's support! Furthermore, you guys are what keep this project going, and it wouldn't be where it is today without you guys! So please pat yourself on the back - you deserve it!

    Also, I'd like to place the limelight on my good friends @blaacksheep, and of course @Falcon342. I just can't express how much I appreciate all you've done for this thread! I haven't had the time to get on here because of work and when I come on the forum I see you guys helping out and answering questions. I really do appreciate the time and effort you two have put into being so freaking helpful! However, I've got to be honest, I'm extremely sad because I feel like I'm not doing enough. I'm sure you guys would like a little help (I'm gonna try harder to be more active on here when I can to hopefully help you guys out). Anyway, thank you guys again!! I really do appreciate it!!!!

    Also, don't think I forgot about you donators! I just want to say I'm so honored that you'd donate your hard-earned cash. Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve it. Guys and gals, THANK YOU so much for donating! I really do appreciate every penny! :D

    This year has flown by and Christmas is right around the corner, so I just wanted to say MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope you all had a remarkable 2021! Let's hope 2022 is an even better year! 🙏

    Well, that's all I've got for now! Have a good one, guys, and until next time... Peace! ✌️
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    I'd also like to take the time to acknowledge today as a very special day for this project! Today marks the 3RD YEAR anniversary of the project!!! 😄 🎉🎉

    It seems like only yesterday, that the first version of the Toolbox was released! It's just crazy to think that it all started in 2019, as a very simple batch file program designed solemnly to remove lock screen ads, and has grown into what it is today! If you're interested in what started it all, I'd highly recommend checking out this post. It dives a little more into the Toolbox's background and it's beginnings!

    I just wanted to THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart for making the last 3 years so memorable! If it wasn't for the amazing support and this wonderful community, the project would've died a long time ago! You guys are the fuel that feeds the Toolbox's development!

    Through this project, I've gotten to meet some wonderful people that I'd consider to be good friends:
    @Davy49, @Tailborn, @Falcon342, @blaacksheep, and of course you (the one reading this)!

    So, where does the Toolbox go from here? Well, I suppose the next step would be to bring the Toolbox to more platforms! Currently, the Toolbox is being ported to other platforms using the Python programming language, and PySimpleGUI. I've also been asked if the Toolbox Python port will ever become open-source, and I think the answer is most likely yes. Big things are planned for the Toolbox this year, and I hope you'll join me on this journey!

    HERE'S TO THE TOOLBOX'S 3RD YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! 👏:D
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    Well, I guess it's finally time to explain myself. You see, ever since Christmas I've been mostly radio silent. Well, this is attributed to Covid running rampant in my parent's household after Christmas. My whole family besides a few were infected (myself included) with the Omicron variant. We are just barely coming out of it, and life is slowly going back to normal. Just wanted to let you guys know where I've been, as I've seen comments (not on this forum) stating that the project is dead, and I've given up on it... that is simply not true. We will press on, and development should start moving forward once more! Again, thank you to @Falcon342, and @blaacksheep for carrying the torch as always! I do appreciate it! :D
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    Merry Christmas everyone!!! 🎄

    I hope everyone had a great day and was able to spend it with loved ones. Have a good rest of your night, and stay safe! :D
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    Thanks for this tool.

    It's a shame to see the only option to set a launcher is cleared on a reboot, no doubt due to Amazon's stupid restrictions. Christ, they are a lot worse than Google even.

    Are there any known workarounds?

    Thanks
    There is nothing stupid about it. As I've stated before, Amazon has every right to make removing their advertising difficult or even impossible. And we have every right to try to do it anyway. These tablets are the best buy on the market simple because Amazon sells them cheap just because they see them a "marketing devices". When we remove the advertising, we defeat that purpose. Naturally they are going to do their best to prevent that. Sooner or late they are going to succeed. They have already succeeded in prevent us from rooting. There is no point in griping about it.
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    Fire Toolbox V26.1

    All-In-One Toolbox for Fire Tablets!
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    FTBV26.1.PNG

    Introduction.png


    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.

    Compatibility.png


    Device Name:
    Generation:
    Amazon Fire 10/10+ (2021)
    11​
    Amazon Fire 8/8+ (2020)
    10​
    Amazon Fire 10 (2019)
    9​
    Amazon Fire 7 (2019)
    9​
    Amazon Fire 8 (2018)
    8​
    Amazon Fire 10 (2017)
    7​
    Amazon Fire 8 (2017)
    7​
    Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
    7​
    Amazon Fire HD8 (2016)
    6​
    Amazon Fire HD10 (2015)
    5​
    Amazon Fire HD8 (2015)
    5​
    Amazon Fire HD7 (2015)
    5​
    Amazon Fire HD7 (2014)
    4​
    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.

    screenshot-2020-12-15-174539-jpg.5158661


    GettingStarted.png


    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][/INDENT][/INDENT]
    [INDENT][INDENT][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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    Fire Toolbox Changelog

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    » VB Toolbox:

    Version 26.0


    [Welcome Screen]
    • Updated the user interface.
    • Added better installation detection to the Installation Management subtool.
    • You can now specify what directory the Installation Management subtool will scan to detect installations.
    • Improved the look of the Theme Selector.
    • Fixed a bug causing the Startup Tour to not load tools correctly.
    [Device Information]
    • Fixed chipset information not displaying for some tablets due to a renamed string in getprop.
    [Theme Selector]
    • Moved the Theme Selector to the Welcome Screen.
    [Custom Launcher]
    • Improved the UI.
    • Made significant improvements to the code, and fixed various bugs/issues.
    • Added Re-route Homekey option for tablets running FireOS 7.3.2.2+.
    [Modify System Settings]
    • Added the ability to change the "Display Timeout" to the General tab.
    • You can now set a custom Display Timeout of up to 24 hours.
    [Lockscreen Management]
    • Improved the warning regarding the Pattern security type.
    [Hybrid Apps]
    • Updated Disney+, and Netflix to the latest versions.
    [Manage Amazon Apps]
    • When restoring from a debloat list, it now displays the proper header and message.


    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!
    20
    What's going on, guys?

    I sincerely hope everyone is doing good, and having a wonderful December so far!

    Today marks the release of V26.0 of the Toolbox! So, without further ado... let's take a look at what this release has to offer!

    Welcome, Welcome, Welcome... Screen!​

    You know, every time I run a build for the first time I go through the Theme Selector, then the Tour, and then the Welcome Screen. I just think to myself "this is just a mess" - so in this update I thought I'd focus on improving it and making it better. I started by re-designing the Welcome Screen and doing my best to link all three tools into something that looked visually appealing. Now, in a tabbed interface you'll find the Setup Tour in the very first tab, Theme Selection (with a new UI) in the second, Installation Management in the third, and finally in the fourth the Changelog.

    Now let's talk specifically about the Installation Management tool. This bad boy now has the ability to read installations from directories other than the default (localappdata\Datastream). So, if you've got your installations in a custom location, and you'd like to manage them, it's now possible to point the path to that location. This should help make managing installations a lot easier!

    Custom Launchers on FireOS 7.3.2.2​

    As some of you may know, I bit the bullet and updated my tablet to the latest version of FireOS... to the dreaded 7.3.2.2. This update, from what I heard, caused the Custom Launcher and disabling OTAs tools to no longer function and after updating, I soon discovered that it was indeed the case. I then tried everything I could think and well really didn't turn up any valuable workarounds... until I tried the method we'd been using on older gen devices... and it worked! Of course, just like on the older gens, it has the drawback of being removed every time the device is rebooted. However, it's the only method I could find, so it's better than nothing, right?

    Anyway, while coding it in I decided to take the liberty of also clean up the code, and the UI a bit. What's cool is the tool will now read what generation your tablet is, and display what methods are available to use. You'll also find that the initial method selection UI is a lot more usable compared to its previous iteration.

    Change the Timeout for the Display?​

    Ah, the latest addition to the General group in the Modify System Settings tool. This subtool not only allows you to alter the timeout to traditional values, but also allows you to set a custom timeout. Want your screen to sleep after 24 hours of inactivity? This one's for you folks who want to extend the timeout as much as you can. Just be careful, it may cause a burn-in if your tablet's screen remains on the same screen for too long!

    Let's Talk Linux Port Stuff​

    I guess the point of this section is to ask you guys if you're ok with updates to the VB version being slowed down, so I can focus more on the port? I'd also like to address a common question I get asked about it being open-source. Right now, I'm planning on it being closed-source for now. However, I am planning on making it open-source when I feel like the time is right. Please be patient! So, let's get back to the original question... are you guy's ok if I shift primary focus to the port?


    Wait, that's not everything! If you're interested in everything that's changed... please take a look at the changelog below:
    Version 26.0 - Changelog

    [Welcome Screen]
    • Updated the user interface.
    • Added better installation detection to the Installation Management subtool.
    • You can now specify what directory the Installation Management subtool will scan to detect installations.
    • Improved the look of the Theme Selector.
    • Fixed a bug causing the Startup Tour to not load tools correctly.
    [Device Information]
    • Fixed chipset information not displaying for some tablets due to a renamed string in getprop.
    [Theme Selector]
    • Moved the Theme Selector to the Welcome Screen.
    [Custom Launcher]
    • Improved the UI.
    • Made significant improvements to the code, and fixed various bugs/issues.
    • Added Re-route Homekey option for tablets running FireOS 7.3.2.2+.
    [Modify System Settings]
    • Added the ability to change the "Display Timeout" to the General tab.
    • You can now set a custom Display Timeout of up to 24 hours.
    [Lockscreen Management]
    • Improved the warning regarding the Pattern security type.
    [Hybrid Apps]
    • Updated Disney+, and Netflix to the latest versions.
    [Manage Amazon Apps]
    • When restoring from a debloat list, it now displays the proper header and message.

    Ready to download V26.0? Head on over to the Download's section of the OP. By the way, because of some directory changes to the bin folder... the update will not show up in the Updater. It must be installed via the Installer or extracted from the Portable release.

    Ok, my favorite part about of these release posts... sharing appreciation for you awesome folks! I just wanted to say I'm so blessed to be a part of the wonderful community over here on XDA. You guys are incredible people and in fact... this is perhaps the one place I've been on that I don't see negativity or people bullying one another. You guys are just AMAZING and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate everyone's support! Furthermore, you guys are what keep this project going, and it wouldn't be where it is today without you guys! So please pat yourself on the back - you deserve it!

    Also, I'd like to place the limelight on my good friends @blaacksheep, and of course @Falcon342. I just can't express how much I appreciate all you've done for this thread! I haven't had the time to get on here because of work and when I come on the forum I see you guys helping out and answering questions. I really do appreciate the time and effort you two have put into being so freaking helpful! However, I've got to be honest, I'm extremely sad because I feel like I'm not doing enough. I'm sure you guys would like a little help (I'm gonna try harder to be more active on here when I can to hopefully help you guys out). Anyway, thank you guys again!! I really do appreciate it!!!!

    Also, don't think I forgot about you donators! I just want to say I'm so honored that you'd donate your hard-earned cash. Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve it. Guys and gals, THANK YOU so much for donating! I really do appreciate every penny! :D

    This year has flown by and Christmas is right around the corner, so I just wanted to say MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope you all had a remarkable 2021! Let's hope 2022 is an even better year! 🙏

    Well, that's all I've got for now! Have a good one, guys, and until next time... Peace! ✌️
    17
    I'd also like to take the time to acknowledge today as a very special day for this project! Today marks the 3RD YEAR anniversary of the project!!! 😄 🎉🎉

    It seems like only yesterday, that the first version of the Toolbox was released! It's just crazy to think that it all started in 2019, as a very simple batch file program designed solemnly to remove lock screen ads, and has grown into what it is today! If you're interested in what started it all, I'd highly recommend checking out this post. It dives a little more into the Toolbox's background and it's beginnings!

    I just wanted to THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart for making the last 3 years so memorable! If it wasn't for the amazing support and this wonderful community, the project would've died a long time ago! You guys are the fuel that feeds the Toolbox's development!

    Through this project, I've gotten to meet some wonderful people that I'd consider to be good friends:
    @Davy49, @Tailborn, @Falcon342, @blaacksheep, and of course you (the one reading this)!

    So, where does the Toolbox go from here? Well, I suppose the next step would be to bring the Toolbox to more platforms! Currently, the Toolbox is being ported to other platforms using the Python programming language, and PySimpleGUI. I've also been asked if the Toolbox Python port will ever become open-source, and I think the answer is most likely yes. Big things are planned for the Toolbox this year, and I hope you'll join me on this journey!

    HERE'S TO THE TOOLBOX'S 3RD YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! 👏:D
    16
    Well, I guess it's finally time to explain myself. You see, ever since Christmas I've been mostly radio silent. Well, this is attributed to Covid running rampant in my parent's household after Christmas. My whole family besides a few were infected (myself included) with the Omicron variant. We are just barely coming out of it, and life is slowly going back to normal. Just wanted to let you guys know where I've been, as I've seen comments (not on this forum) stating that the project is dead, and I've given up on it... that is simply not true. We will press on, and development should start moving forward once more! Again, thank you to @Falcon342, and @blaacksheep for carrying the torch as always! I do appreciate it! :D