Greetings my friend!Great tool thanks
I have Amazon App Store and Google play store on.
I’ve downloaded the official Disney+ app from Amazon store, not using the hybrid app.
I have some downloads on and they keep require me to “download again”, although this is more a refresh as it takes seconds.
However when I go to no WiFi a lot don’t play, and have “disappeared” again and need download again.
I thought the whole point of downloads were to play when no WiFi connection. This doesn’t seem to happen on my iPad or iPhone.
Is it the app? Or something on the tool? I’ve tried a few things, latest update, restarting etc. Did a test got them all downloaded, switched off WiFi and then get the can’t play, or needs downloading again within a second of switching of WiFi.
Anyone have this can help?
So it’s nothing to do with the tool? It’s the official Disney+ app?
Yeah, I'm thinking it's a bug within the Disney+ app. If I had a Disney+ subscription, I'd test it on my tablets, but I'm afraid I don't, unfortunately.So it’s nothing to do with the tool? It’s the official Disney+ app?
As above I did a test, as I know this happens with Netflix etc after a while which I can understand, but I refreshed/re-downloaded them all. Switched off WiFi and went to app and some wouldn’t play.
This is no good, as the whole point is available for offline. I think they have to “phone phone/report back to base” every once in a while. But not after a few minutes.
Thanks, anyone else test please? Official app from Amazon App Store, with the tool installed please.
Hello, I have a Fire HD 8 (8th generation). I have been trying for weeks and cannot find an answer to my issue. When I attempt to connect to a PC, my tab makes the chime sound but never prompts me for anything. When I disconnect the usb it sounds again, so I know it's connecting. The PC does not display it as connected, not in Explorer nor Device Mgr, and the Toolbox says "no device connected". I first thought it was the PC so tried 6 different machines with various versions of Win7 and Win10. I have tried multiple versions of the install and portable, along with dl all USB and kindle drivers, as well as installaing Android SDK on some machines. I have read and tried everything I could find including developer options and default usb options, etc. The same lack of response on all PCs, which leads me to believe it's the tablet. Lastly I did a Hard reset on the tablet and started everything all over again, no dice, just a chime every time I connect/disconnect. Anyone able to help plz?
Thank you for the quick reply. On all machines I tested I alternated installing all options I could find of both Google USB drivers and Kindle USB drivers. I've tried with both sets of drivers installed and with only 1 set at a time. I installed the drivers from direct download from Google, Amazon and the Android SDK environment. I cant believe at this point it's any of the many PCsI believe you need to install Windows USB drivers. This is mostly a problem people with Windows 8.1 and below have. Here's what Datastream33 says to fix this: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/windows-tool-fire-toolbox-v21-0.3889604/post-82681973
(and welcome to XDA!)
Thank you for the quick reply. On all machines I tested I alternated installing all options I could find of both Google USB drivers and Kindle USB drivers. I've tried with both sets of drivers installed and with only 1 set at a time. I installed the drivers from direct download from Google, Amazon and the Android SDK environment. I cant believe at this point it's any of the many PCs
Grateful for the help.
USB mode - File TransferWhat is the USB mode for the tablet set to?
I think it needs to be set to "Charging", but if that doesnt work try "File Transfer"
Im not sure what category in Device Manager your tablet will show up under but you want "Fire" with the yellow triangle,
(If you see "MTP" or something else change the USB mode on the tablet)
Also the toolbox installs some other driver(s) so if you havent already install the toolbox and let it install the driver(s), then try to install the Google USB driver.
If you are ready to download the new update, head on over to the Download's section of the OP. Please keep in mind, because the Toolbox Updater is receiving an upgrade, the update must be downloaded and installed manually using the Installer or Portable methods.Fire Toolbox V22.0 - Changelog
- [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.
Grateful for the help.
Started with a clean laptop running Win7 pro SP1. installed Toolbox, plugged in Tablet, ran toolbox, followed prompts to install needed Google USB drivers. got prompt that additional steps to follow on
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Opened Device Mgr, no option for "Other" exist. Reboot Windows, no change. Changed "DriversInstalled=1" to 0 in settings.txt to try again. Still no change
FWIW - the Fire made chimes at all the appropriate moments, and the PC indicated w/sounds when the tablet was plugged in and unplugged, so it most likely wasnt the brand new USB cable.
And there is the rub, as they say. There IS NO "Fire Device", or "Other" device, everything in the Device manager is what it should be. USB connection is set to File Transfer, USB Debugging is enabled, tablet charges when plugged in to PC. When I say I've been working on this for weeks I'm not exaggeratingOK, Win7 (like me!). Great. First, plug in your tablet, and set the connection on the tablet to Media Device/File Transfer. Next, go into Device Manager on your PC and look for Fire Devices. Double-click it. Below that you will see what driver is installed. Double-click it. Go to Driver tab and Update Driver. Click Browse My Computer....
Now click Let Me Pick..... and wait for the list to populate. If you have a list of manufacturers, go to Google, Inc. Now select Android ADB Interface. Click Next, then Yes, then Close and then Close once more. You should be done.
And there is the rub, as they say. There IS NO "Fire Device", or "Other" device, everything in the Device manager is what it should be. USB connection is set to File Transfer, USB Debugging is enabled, tablet charges when plugged in to PC. When I say I've been working on this for weeks I'm not exaggerating
Great suggestion, sorry to say nothing happens. Open to other suggestions.Hmm. Well, since it chimes we know that it knows the tablet is there. The other common place for it to show up is under Portable Devices as Fire. Have a look there and if it's there the same steps apply. If not, watch the Device Manager screen carefully while unplugging the tablet. A line should disappear. We need to access that line.
I've cleared the storage as instructed, and can happily report the update is goneSo, I did some research, and it looks like the updates are stored in: /data/ota-package/. Might not be able to delete the update due to not having the proper permissions. Perhaps, a factory reset is the best way to go in this situation...
EDIT: Hmm, maybe we don't want to factory reset either... if the update hasn't installed already, it's waiting for the user to manually start the update due to automatic updates being disabled. A factory reset may enable automatic updates and starting installing the update... hmmm...
Maybe try clearing the Storage for System Updates (both entries in Settings), DeviceSoftwareOTA, and also for Download Manager.
Wait, how did I miss this?5-03-2022
What to do about F/W v. 184.108.40.206
So your Fire tablet has the latest firmware update on it (v220.127.116.11) and Fire Toolbox won't do what it's supposed to. All is not lost. I've collected some workarounds that will keep Amazon at bay. The three main problems are:
1) You can't stop Automatic updates.
2) You can't get rid of the lockscreen ads.
3) You hate the Amazon Launcher, but Amazon won't let you change it permanently.
Once those three problems are addressed, you pretty much have your tablet back. The Toolbox will still work for all the other things you want modify. First, get your tablet set up with Toolbox, install Google Services, and install the launcher you want. (Make sure to select "Enable Widget Support".) We'll take care of the Amazon Launcher later. So let's get started taking care of the big 3 problems.
1) Automatic updates.
We need to stop the tablet from contacting Amazon to update it's firmware. We can no longer disable the service that does this, BUT, we can interfere with it's ability to contact the server from which it gets its updates. On a computer, we would modify the hosts file and block the addresses of the update servers. On an Android device, we need root access to do that, but there is an alternate way of adding things to the hosts file - with a VPN. We'll use a free and open source ad blocking VPN app to do this. The app is called DNS66 and it's available through F-Droid. You need to make sure this is always running to be protected from updates. Luckily, android has a feature to assist us in this. It's called "Always On VPN" and we need another app to access the hidden setting for this. We'll use "Activity Launcher" to get to this setting. Activity Launcher is available from Google's Play Store.
Download DNS66 to your computer from f-droid.org or from the attached file, copy it to your tablet and install it. Also go to the Play Store and install Activity Launcher. Finally, get the Amzn_Blcklist.txt that's attached to this post and copy that to your tablet. The blocklist file must remain on your tablet, so put it somewhere where it won't get deleted. I suggest in the root of your internal storage. (/storage/emulated/0)
Open DNS66. There are a couple settings that must be changed. On the Start tab, turn on "Watch Connection". (All 3 switches should now be on.)
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Now go to the Hosts tab. Tap the "+" in the lower-right. Under Title, type "Amazon Blocklist". Tap the paper clip on the next line. Navigate to the Amzn_Blocklist.txt file you downloaded earlier and select it. Now tap "Done" in the upper-right. You should now have the first and last entry on the displayed list selected.
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Now go to the Apps tab. Turn on "Show System Apps". Tap the gear under the Show System Apps switch and select "No Apps". All the switches below that should now be off.
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You can optionally set your own DNS servers on the next screen if you'd like. I like to turn on Custom DNS Servers, deselect the German ones that are pre-selected, and then turn on the last two servers (CloudFlare).
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This can also be done with Toolbox making this step unnecessary. Now go back to the Start tab. Tap "Start". It will notify you that it wants to connect to a VPN. Tap Yes or OK and allow it. You're almost done. Now Launch Activity Launcher. Tap the magnifying glass in the upper-right. Enter "VPN". One setting should appear called "VPN".
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Tap it. Tap the gear on the end of the DNS66 line. Turn on Always-on VPN. Turning on the other switch makes Google Services think you are disconnected, so leave that one off. Step one accomplished.
DNS66 takes several seconds before it gets started when you first boot, so it is possible that the tablet will make a DNS query for the update server or the lockscreen ad server before it loads. Best practice is to turn off WiFi before you power down or reboot.
2) Lockscreen Ads.
It turns out, that blocking those update servers also blocks your tablet from getting any lockscreen ads! No further action is needed. I stopped investigating this because I chose to disable the lockscreen completely. If you want to do that, you can do it in Toolbox, or in Activity Launcher that you just installed. Launch Activity Launcher. Tap the magnifying glass. Type in "screenlock". Now tap the last item (.password.ScreenLockSuggestionActivity). Select None and you're done.
It has come to my attention that when disabling your PIN, it may still ask you for a PIN by Parental Controls for some settings or activities. I would suggest if you're going to disable your PIN, to first set it to something simple like 0000, reboot it, and then disable the PIN. That way you'll know what PIN you set if it suddenly asks you next month for your PIN.
Another way to disable lockscreen ads is detailed Here.
3) Amazon Launcher.
The way we're going to get rid of the Amazon Launcher is by not calling it! We're going to replace the Home button with another button that we can map to any launcher we'd like. This isn't a perfect solution, but it is FREE. If you're willing to spend a couple bucks, you can purchase a more configurable gesture navigation app with more features, but this is FREE, so maybe you can accept it's shortcomings. I'll keep this post updated with other navbar replacements that people suggest.
Go to the Play Store. Get and install "One Button Navigation". Launch it. It will want you to turn on Accessability Service for it. Follow the on-screen instructions and turn on "One Button Navigation Bar". You'll see your new nav button at the bottom of the screen. I like to adjust the width down to a dot, like the button it's replacing, but that's up to you. I also like to make the background black and the botton bright yellow so that I'm reminded it's running. Set up the background and button colors as you like them. Yeah, I know the ads in this are obtrusive, but you'll never see them once it's set up. Also DNS66 will block the ads if you install that first.
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Next tap the Action tab. Tap "Single Click". Scroll down and select "Launch Application...". Select the launcher that you installed with Toolbox here. In my case, it was Nova 7. (Google updated the Nova version that Toolbox installed.) Now you can set any other actions you'd like for the new button.
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I didn't want anything additional, so I made the gestures similar to the original buttons. This is all up to you. You can reverse them or set additional functionality to the button. I ended up with a navbar that covers the original navbar (the one with the home button that brings the Amazon Launcher). I have a button that when pressed, takes me to my launcher. When I swipe it left, it goes back a screen. When I swipe it right, it shows the recents. I spent a lot of time with other navbar replacements and this is the minimalist replacement that works best for me. YMMV. Before someone complains that it doesn't work in landscape mode, I'm not the developer. You should rate it and leave a comment for him! This is the best I could find that does what I want for FREE.
I'll edit this post with your suggestions for better solutions to these problems and keep a list of navbar replacements that people suggest at the end so you can find what works best for you.
Some Suggested Navigation Bar replacements:
One Button Navigation Bar by Nu-Kob (PlayStore)
Pie Control by coolAce (PlayStore)
Simple Control by coolAce (PlayStore)
The DNS66 file is from F-Droid.org dated March 26, 2021
The Activity Launcher is from APKMirror.com dated March 21,2022
Just purchased a new, sealed Fire HD 8 from eBay today. For anyone who reads this and is hoping to find an "older stock" tablet that does not come pre-loaded with 18.104.22.168, look on eBay. I found one where the box looks significantly older than others, and the Fire Launcher is displaying multiple categories vs the three categories that (I assume) mean 22.214.171.124 has been loaded.
I can't guarantee that my image analysis is valid; just passing along what I've seen.
I had the exact same issue on Windows 11. I couldn't fix it so I grabbed the files manually and moved em to the phone. If I'm not mistaken, they are under users, your name, app data, datastream, bin.I've been trying this even went as far as setting up a fresh account with admin privileges but still the same issues
Oddly on a fresh install this folder is empty and the error is received as soon as i try and run the install google services.
2nd time round of launching it then downloads the files but then fails to install them due to eth more than one device error.
3rd try then gives the Failed to read Android OS version error and toolbox closes but it looks to leave the adb process running
4th attempt comes strait up with this error
hitting ok closes the window tool box doesn't launch and the adb service that was left running closes
5th launch gets us back to the failed to read android OS version error
well after the I don't know how many round round the error cycle it randomly installed the play service but then failed on the play network, account manager and play store giving the same more than one emulator error
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FIREOS 126.96.36.199+ AND THE TOOLBOX (PLEASE READ)
If your tablet is running FireOS 188.8.131.52 or above please note that some functions of the Toolbox may not work due to new restrictions in the new firmware. The following tools either do not work or have limited functionality:
• Custom Launcher - Launchers can no longer be set as default, and the homekey re-route method must be reapplied after rebooting or shutting down the device.
• OTA Updates - OTAs can no longer be disabled.
• Lockscreen Ads Remover - Ads can no longer be removed from the lockscreen.
• Manage Amazon Apps - Some system apps can no longer be disabled.
We're looking into workarounds to the issues detailed above. Please keep an eye on the forum for further development.
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Custom Navigation Bar Icons
Navigation Bar Modifier
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.
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".
Can the Toolbox be used to root my tablet?Primarly, rooting a Fire Tablet requires the user to open the back of the device and short out a certain point on the motherboard. The Toolbox has been designed for folks who'd rather not bark down this alley. It uses the power of ADB to make changes, and is meant to be an alternative to rooting. In summery, the Toolbox isn't designed to root.
The Toolbox is being marked as a virus?This is likely because the Toolbox (and it's installer) aren't signed with a software license. This freaks Windows out because it sees that there is no publisher, and as a result it displays a warning (smartscreen). In addition, some anti-viruses might also flag the Toolbox as a virus simply because the build is relatively new and there is no record of it in the anti-viruses database, resulting in a false positve.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!
Google Family Link won't work on my tablet?Unfortuently, no matter how hard we try, we still haven't been able to get Family Link to work correctly on the tablets. The Family Link app fails to install, and the Child account refuses to login. No matter what we tried, we couldn't get a Child account to work on the tablets.We believe this has to do with missing dependecies, and the tablets not being certified through Google's Play Protect platform. We're still activly looking into getting the issue resolved. Until then, it's recommended that you use an alternative such as Amazon's FreeTime, Eyezy, or another third-party family managing software.
Version 26.0 - Changelog
- 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.
- Fixed chipset information not displaying for some tablets due to a renamed string in getprop.
- Moved the Theme Selector to the Welcome Screen.
[Modify System Settings]
- Improved the UI.
- Made significant improvements to the code, and fixed various bugs/issues.
- Added Re-route Homekey option for tablets running FireOS 184.108.40.206+.
- 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.
- Improved the warning regarding the Pattern security type.
[Manage Amazon Apps]
- Updated Disney+, and Netflix to the latest versions.
- When restoring from a debloat list, it now displays the proper header and message.