Just out of curiosity, did the Toolbox not warn about the pattern issue?
I assume the latest is 188.8.131.52...and I was able to use Fire Tools for it quite successfully.
I used Fire Toolbox on two tablets (both on 184.108.40.206) and deactivated OTA updates. I am wondering how the system apps will be updated. Maybe a dumb question, but are the system apps updated via Amazon's appstore, because the system apps are not listed in the appstore? I am aware that Jeff's museum appstore is more or less a collection of historic app versions but I almost cannot believe that there should not be an update of at least one system app on both the Fire HD 8 (2020) and 10 (2021). Thanks
You were right, thank you.• You disabled something required for the language settings, you will need to find out what is required and enable it.
• "managed browser" was (is?) a upstream chromium issue (see Bromite issue #832) you should report this to the Brave and Chromium developers also inform them that Bromite has a working patch for this issue.
It's going good, thanks for asking! How are you doing my friend? Hope, you're having a good one so far!
Regarding Nova Prime, I ended up installing it afterwards since it didn't take during my initial attempt with ToolBox.
It is running fine. Going to have to try out Duo or Zoom when I get a chance.
On another front, a friend called a couple of nights ago wanting me to suggest what all to purchase for a 10" tablet. I had him get the 32GB HD10+, a charging dock, etc.
So we will see when that arrives which OS is on it.
may i ask you professionals here about the balance between security and working toolbox?
so to stay on older firmware and working toolbox, just using the standard streaming apps and wifi at home
maybe 2 or three sideloaded apps not avialable in my region from apkmirror or aptoide?
should be fine then?
Thank you so much it worked!!Greetings!
In order to "disable" the navbar, the Toolbox uses overscan to push the navigation bar off-screen. This is likely why your keyboard has shifted. The Toolbox sets a hard-coded value that isn't ideal for all tablets. I'd recommend playing with the overscan values until you find the perfect value for your tablet.
I'm currently working on adding in a subtool that will let you edit the overscan values from within the Toolbox. But until it's added, I'm afraid it must be done manually. Here's how to do it:
You go this, my friend! Best of luck, and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions or concerns!
- Execute an ADB Shell from the main menu.
- In the shell, enter the following command:
This command will reset the overscan value back to default.Code:
wm overscan 0,0,0,0
- Now, you'll need to increment the 1st value (will be used in portait mode) and the last value (will be used in landscape) to find the ideal setup:
The code above is an example. Start at 0 and try incrementing these values by 5 each time until satisfactory.Code:
wm overscan -50,0,0,-50
EDIT: a few folks have reported success with the following: wm overscan -75,0,0,-75. You could try that and see if it works for your tablet as well.
I like this navbar, it can hide itself or stay on and the buttons can be customised however you want, including the launching of an app like a custom launcher, works well for me with the default navbar hidden by the toolbox on my son's Kindle Fire HD 7. There's lots of other customisation options too and it's a free app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ace.jun.simplecontrolYeah, the tablet arrived on schedule, and I allowed it to update to the latest firmware, although it was already on 220.127.116.11. I wanted to start with the worst case scenario that a new person would encounter. Boy, they put a lot more restrictions on it. I've got the update problem solved, and I've got the lockscreen ads solved - both with the same method. I've got 5 URL's blocked that solve both problems. You can do it with an open source VPN type ad blocker that lets you add your own lists to it's hosts file. It's now time to move on to the launcher problem and how to make a free replacement navbar behave like the original navbar and assign the home button to a new launcher. So far I've downloaded and run quite a few free ones, but they all want money to remap the home button. I'm still fooling around with several more before I give up and just use a gesture navbar replacement. I'm also starting to write up my experience to post for anyone that wants to explore this further.
It's taking longer than expected because I can only work on it for an hour or two a day before my head feels like it's going to explode! Give me a little more time. When I'm done, I think it will be worth the wait. Thanks for being patient.
Is it internet access or just wi-fi icon? I think some devices use that address to check for internet for the icon and as an alternative to checking Google.com, so apps might be able to use the internet fine with the address blocked. The other use is as a way to access the sign in page at public WiFi/hotspots.
Anyway, you shouldn't need to block that, if you go to the page, it tells you what it does in fancy words, Amazon doesn't own that web page.
Is it internet access or just wi-fi icon? I think some devices use that address to check for internet for the icon and as an alternative to checking Google.com, so apps might be able to use the internet fine with the address blocked. The other use is as a way to access the sign in page at public WiFi/hotspots.PHENOMENON
Blocking tabletcaptiveportal.com (at the router) deprives an Amazon Fire tablet of Internet access.
Have people experienced that?
Is there a way to get round that?
I have an Amazon Fire 10 (2021 version) running on software version 18.104.22.168.
I was trying to use the "router method" for blocking software update per the instructions on: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/windows-tool-fire-toolbox-v27-0.3889604/page-380#post-86125413
One of the address listed on that post is: tabletcaptiveportal.com
- When tabletcaptiveportal.com is blocked, the tablet can log on to Wifi but has no Internet access.
- When tabletcaptiveportal.com is NOT blocked, the table has Internet access just fine.
It seems to me that, once the tablet can "call home" to a single Amazon server, blocking any other server may be useless. That single server could send new addresses of update servers (ones not yet blocked at the router).
Amazon is at least honest. Look at the name: tablet captive portal.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FIREOS 22.214.171.124+ AND THE TOOLBOX (PLEASE READ)
If your tablet is running FireOS 126.96.36.199 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.
|Amazon Fire 10/10+ (2021)|
|Amazon Fire 8/8+ (2020)|
|Amazon Fire 10 (2019)|
|Amazon Fire 7 (2019)|
|Amazon Fire 8 (2018)|
|Amazon Fire 10 (2017)|
|Amazon Fire 8 (2017)|
|Amazon Fire 7 (2017)|
|Amazon Fire HD8 (2016)|
|Amazon Fire HD10 (2015)|
|Amazon Fire HD8 (2015)|
|Amazon Fire HD7 (2015)|
|Amazon Fire HD7 (2014)|
|Amazon Fire HD6 (2014)|
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 188.8.131.52+.
- 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.