- Sep 17, 2017
[Reposted on accident]
Sad faceHey, it happens. Unfortunately, it seems things are locked down pretty good.
Haven't been able to find a means of disabling protected packages (such as Fire Launcher) as of yet. It sadly seems that the Re-route homekey method is the best we got as of now. So sorry, my friend!
Sorry, I didn't get notified about your reply until now.Sure there is an "Apply" button:
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Hopefully you found it and all is working as expected. If not, the Toolbox doesn't work right with any font size settings other than the default 100%. If you set it to 125%, that part of the image might get cut off. In that case you'll need to either set up another user profile on your computer with default font size settings to run Toolbox under, or change the settings for your current profile.
Is this just a temporary hurdle (something Amazon put in to block in 22.214.171.124) that you have ran into in the past that you were able to come up with a workaround, or is this a permanent hurdle that kills fire toolbox ?
OK so it sounds like if you get 126.96.36.199 with your tablet, you can get the play store but cant have a new launcher and cant make the adds go away permanently. I feel I must have gotten 188.8.131.52 with my tablet because I was able to install Nova launcher.
Look under system update under device options.OK so it sounds like if you get 184.108.40.206 with your tablet, you can get the play store but cant have a new launcher and cant make the adds go away permanently. I feel I must have gotten 220.127.116.11 with my tablet because I was able to install Nova launcher.
I just ordered another Fire, not sure what it will ship with. How can I see what Fire OS version is on my current Fire tablet ? I dont see it with developer mode on and in the "about device" screen...
I had the same problem with the camera app, took HyCam (Aurora Store)• (To my knowledge) Microsoft Office is not usually a system app, try to uninstall it,
if that doesnt work run this command in the "ADB Shell" tool:
pm disable-user --user 0 com.microsoft.office.officehubrow
• The camera app was probably disabled, open the "ADB Shell" tool and run this command:
pm enable --user 0 com.android.camera2
Or if you dont want to use the stock camera app try Open Camera (Google Play) (F-droid).
Yeah I know but I stupidly let it connect to the internet and also has checked the box to have it linked to my account. I won't make the same mistake with the second one I ordered that's arriving today. Would be moot though if it doesn't arrive with 18.104.22.168. That would be a bummer as I'd have to return that one also. Might try a third time, not sure yet.
Yes, system update indeed does not work.Yes your correct, if Nova is working then i would assume your on a FireOS version earlier than 22.214.171.124.
I believe if you click on the device name in the Toolbox it should give you some information about the device (including the FireOS version).
If OTA updates are disabled the "System Updates" menu in Settings wont work.
What do you mean a "chance at root" ...I am pretty tech savvy but have not gotten into the world of rooting.
Yeah. I had a Samsung but they are rather out of my price range. I also had a Lenovo but I gave it to my father when I got my Fire 10. Thanks for the info.
I think he means that there could be a vulnerability discovered that gives us a chance at root somewhere in the future.
Hi, I just received a Fire 10 plus last night. It's running 126.96.36.199 but it's saying 188.8.131.52 will complete when the tablet restarts.
Is there a way to prevent this update from applying on a restart? Or can I revert to 184.108.40.206 somehow?
I did a factory reset but the 220.127.116.11 update is still hanging around. Is it too late for me?
Thank you so much and I really appreciate that detailed information because I didn't know what to search for on the forum to find the info I needed. I'll try that soon and report back. I'd love to avoid 18.104.22.168 just to make life easier.From scanning the forum, it appears that deleting the cache partition will delete the update. It's safe to try and will just take a little time on next boot to rebuild.
Power down your tablet and wait several seconds.
Hold down the left volume button.
Without releasing it, press the power button until it starts booting.
Release just the power button and it should go to the recovery screen.
(You can now release the volume button.)
Select "wipe cache partition" using the volume up/down buttons.
Press power briefly to apply.
Select "yes" using the volume up/down buttons.
Press power briefly to apply.
After a few seconds, select "reboot system now" and press power again briefly.
Make sure you've disabled OTA Updates and Automatic Updates with Toolbox.
Edit: Sorry if you didn't need all the details. I didn't know if you were familliar with the procedure.
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 22.214.171.124. 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.
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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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.