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Hi, I just received a Fire 10 plus last night. It's running 7.3.2.1 but it's saying 7.3.2.2 will complete when the tablet restarts.

Is there a way to prevent this update from applying on a restart? Or can I revert to 7.3.2.1 somehow?

I did a factory reset but the 7.3.2.2 update is still hanging around. Is it too late for me?
 
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I just got a Fire HD 8 (inch) Generation 10 (2020) (hereinafter "hd8-g10") i.e. the latest HD 8, and notice that its screen is different from that of HD 10 Gen 11 (2021) ("hd10-g11"):

- On hd10-g11, the actual display area and the border around it are the same black color.
- On hd8-g10, actual display is a gray framed by a black border.
- As a result, hd8-g10's display area is lighter (less black) than that of hd10-g11.

Is this something I should expect of an hd8-g10, or did I receive a defective instance of hd8-g10?

If this is as should have been expected, I would urge anyone reading this to avoid getting an hd8-g10.

(At least the HD 8 was firmware 7.3.1.7. I got it on eBay.)
 
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Hi, I just received a Fire 10 plus last night. It's running 7.3.2.1 but it's saying 7.3.2.2 will complete when the tablet restarts.

Is there a way to prevent this update from applying on a restart? Or can I revert to 7.3.2.1 somehow?

I did a factory reset but the 7.3.2.2 update is still hanging around. Is it too late for me?

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.

Edit: Use right (up) button for HD 10, left (down) for HD 8)

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.
 
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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.
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 7.3.2.2 just to make life easier.
 
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Hi, I just received a Fire 10 plus last night. It's running 7.3.2.1 but it's saying 7.3.2.2 will complete when the tablet restarts.

Is there a way to prevent this update from applying on a restart? Or can I revert to 7.3.2.1 somehow?

I did a factory reset but the 7.3.2.2 update is still hanging around. Is it too late for me?
I just tested this on my HD10 (2019). It's the volume up button (the right one) that you need to press and hold while powering on to get to recovery mode. Sorry for the error. It's the down button on my HD8.

Edit: You can also get to recovery with Toolbox. Use Power Options on page 2.
 
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I just tested this on my HD10 (2019). It's the volume up button (the right one) that you need to press and hold while powering on to get to recovery mode. Sorry for the error. It's the down button on my HD8.

Edit: You can also get to recovery with Toolbox. Use Power Options on page 2.
I actually got 2 tablets for the kids. One of them updated to 7.3.2.3 overnight 😢 and I tried these steps on the other one and when it booted back up, the 7.3.2.2 update is still sitting there waiting to be installed.

When I tried to install Google Play on it, it errored out 😕
 
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Do you think it's worth that hassle?

I'm trying to log a childs google account into the Fire now and because I supervise it with Family Link it gives me an error when I sign in with my Parent account
It's up to you if it's worth the bother of getting a replacement and thinking up good excuses for needing new ones.

As far as child accounts and Google, it wont work. The tablets aren't certified by Google and are missing certain components of Android. Most of Google works with them, but not child accounts. I have no experience with child accounts on Google or Amazon so I'm just reporting what I've seen here. From what I can tell, you're pretty much stuck with letting Amazon manage a child account.
 
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Do you think it's worth that hassle?

I hear your pain because I've had the exact same thing happen to me: get a good 7.3.2.1 and let it upgrade by mistake. For a couple of weeks, I couldn't even bear to look at the thing, it triggered such self-reproaches.

Since then I came to live with it, both as a technical and psychological matter.

On the technical side, Blaacksheep has an excellent tutorial (see his signature line).

I believe however the matter may be mostly psychological. Here I would recommend just returning the things IF you are the kind of person that will always regret the mistake and IF it were guaranteed that your new orders would come with 7.3.2.1 or below. You'd know about the first IF, but the second cannot be had. How much worse it would be for you if you went through the trouble of a return and reorder and ended up at the same place.

I will add that following Blaacksheeps tutorial was quite satisfying in its own way. Looking at my device gives me pleasure again, a sense of having dealt with a situation. (DNS66 is not just a countermeasure to 7.3.2.2. It's an ad-blocker and may cut down on ads you get from e.g. Youtube.)
 
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It's up to you if it's worth the bother of getting a replacement and thinking up good excuses for needing new ones.

As far as child accounts and Google, it wont work. The tablets aren't certified by Google and are missing certain components of Android. Most of Google works with them, but not child accounts. I have no experience with child accounts on Google or Amazon so I'm just reporting what I've seen here. From what I can tell, you're pretty much stuck with letting Amazon manage a child account.
Thanks a million for your help. I appreciate you taking the time to reply because you've saved me hours of Googling around trying to find answers 🙏 I'm thinking I'll just have to live with 7.3.2.3 and hope that it doesn't cause problems in the future.
 
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I hear your pain because I've had the exact same thing happen to me: get a good 7.3.2.1 and let it upgrade by mistake. For a couple of weeks, I couldn't even bear to look at the thing, it triggered such self-reproaches.

Since then I came to live with it, both as a technical and psychological matter.

On the technical side, Blaacksheep has an excellent tutorial (see his signature line).

I believe however the matter may be mostly psychological. Here I would recommend just returning the things IF you are the kind of person that will always regret the mistake and IF it were guaranteed that your new orders would come with 7.3.2.1 or below. You'd know about the first IF, but the second cannot be had. How much worse it would be for you if you went through the trouble of a return and reorder and ended up at the same place.

I will add that following Blaacksheeps tutorial was quite satisfying in its own way. Looking at my device gives me pleasure again, a sense of having dealt with a situation. (DNS66 is not just a countermeasure to 7.3.2.2. It's an ad-blocker and may cut down on ads you get from e.g. Youtube.)
😂 Thanks for your message 😂 you described it perfectly. I'm the kind of person who wants the best possible experience without any chance of future updates killing the opportunity to use Android on the Fire. I'm kicking myself for let2it update 🙈

I had a glance at the awesome tutorial that @blaacksheep put together. I didn't get a chance to try it last night but I think I'll keep it and see how things go.

They're for the kids and I know they won't mind what the tablets are like. I won't get a chance to try until next week.
 
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Hi all, got a Fire HD 8 for the kids. It came with 7.3.2.1 but has already downloaded 7.3.2.2 which will be updated when there is low activity or the tablet is restarted, according to the message on screen.

I've disabled updates using Toobox now, but given the update was already downloaded, will this stop the update at this stage? or is there anything I can do to delete it before it installs?
 

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Hi all, got a Fire HD 8 for the kids. It came with 7.3.2.1 but has already downloaded 7.3.2.2 which will be updated when there is low activity or the tablet is restarted, according to the message on screen.

I've disabled updates using Toobox now, but given the update was already downloaded, will this stop the update at this stage? or is there anything I can do to delete it before it installs?
Yeah, if it's not too late and it hasn't rebooted already. Reconnect it to Toolbox. On page 2, use Power Options. Choose Recovery mode. It will reboot your tablet into recovery mode. Use the Volume Up/Down buttons to select "wipe cache partition". press power briefly to confirm. Again, use the Up/Down buttons to select "yes". Again, press power to confirm. Your tablet will reboot and take a little longer than usual. It will rebuild the cache partition (which used to contain the downloaded update file). As long as you've disabled OTA Updates, you should be fine.
 
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Yeah, if it's not too late and it hasn't rebooted already. Reconnect it to Toolbox. On page 2, use Power Options. Choose Recovery mode. It will reboot your tablet into recovery mode. Use the Volume Up/Down buttons to select "wipe cache partition". press power briefly to confirm. Again, use the Up/Down buttons to select "yes". Again, press power to confirm. Your tablet will reboot and take a little longer than usual. It will rebuild the cache partition (which used to contain the downloaded update file). As long as you've disabled OTA Updates, you should be fine.
Thanks for your detailed reply, I wiped the cache (twice), unfortunately the update is still showing as ready to install. I've restarted the tablet, through the Recovery menu, and it hasn't installed (yet), so there's hope at least...
 

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    Fire Toolbox V28.1

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

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FIREOS 7.3.2.2+ AND THE TOOLBOX (PLEASE READ)

    If your tablet is running FireOS 7.3.2.2 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:

    • 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.

    Device Name:
    Generation:
    Amazon Fire 7 (2022)
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    Amazon Fire 10/10+ (2021)
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    Amazon Fire 8/8+ (2020)
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    Amazon Fire 10 (2019)
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    Amazon Fire 7 (2019)
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    Amazon Fire 8 (2018)
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    Amazon Fire 10 (2017)
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    Amazon Fire 8 (2017)
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    Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
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    Amazon Fire HD8 (2016)
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    Amazon Fire HD10 (2015)
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    Amazon Fire HD8 (2015)
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    Amazon Fire HD7 (2015)
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    Amazon Fire HD7 (2014)
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    Amazon Fire HD6 (2014)
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    In this forum, you may hear the word "generation" being used when talking about Fire Tablets. Just know that "generation" effectively means the same as "what year was the tablet manufactured?". This may seem confusing and as a result a reference table has been provided for you below.

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

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

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

      if the box remains checked, your tablet will automatically update to the latest version of FireOS the second it auto-connects to your wifi.
    Booting the tablet for the first time:
    • Wait for your tablet to fully boot up for the first time (may take a few seconds to minutes).
    • When it boots, it will ask you for the language you'd like the OS to use. Select your prefered language.
    • Tapping the blue arrow at the bottom of the screen, you'll be asked to connect to a WIFI network.
    • Select ANY network from the list (even if you don't know the password).
    • Once it asks for the password, tap the "Cancel" button and it will take you to the previous screen with the Wifi networks.
    • At the bottom of the screen, you should now see a "Skip Setup" button, go ahead and tap that.
    • It will now ask if you're sure you want to skip fire setup. Just tap "Skip" once more.
    • You should immeditely be thrown into Fire Launcher. You're now ready to enable USB/ADB Debugging.
    Enabling USB Debugging:
    • Turn on your tablet and go to Settings > Device Options > About Fire Tablet and tap on the Serial Number until you unlock Developer Options.
    • Press the back button and find the new Developer Options and toggle it on.
    • Scroll down till you find USB Debugging and enable it.
    Setting up the drivers:
    If you are on Windows 10 or Windows 11 you do NOT need to following this guide because Windows will setup the needed drivers by default automatically. All you need to do is plug your tablet in and Windows will take care of the rest. Please wait until these drivers are fully installed before laucnhing the Toolbox for the first time.
    • Download the latest version of the Toolbox from the Downloads section of this page and install it onto your PC.
    • Plug your tablet into the computer, and Windows will start installing the MTP drivers. It will also attempt to install the ADB driver but will fail. (This is normal and to be expected)
    • Launch the Toolbox, and it should detect your Windows version and inform you that further driver setup is required. It will then ask you if you'd like the Toolbox to download and install the drivers.
    • Click the "Yes" button, wait for the download to finish and follow the driver setup. If this for some reason doesn't work, please follow this guide to manually install the drivers.
    • At this point, If drivers are setup properly... the Toolbox will inform you that the "device isn't authorized. Please authorize your device now."
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    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).
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    • Select ANY network from the list (even if you don't know the password).
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    • Turn on your tablet and go to Settings > Device Options and tap on the Serial Number until you unlock Developer Options.
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • Hybrid Apps - Sideload Amazon Appstore apps without having the Appstore enabled.
    • Keyboard and Input - Manage other input methods and install custom keyboards.
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    • Restore Amazon Apps - Completely restore every Amazon app or manually select apps to restore.
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    • Privacy Controls - Disable telemetry collection of app usage data, interest based ads, etc.
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    • 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.

    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! :D

    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.
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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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    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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    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