I believe it stops the system from auto-installing OTAs automatically. It makes it so the user has to confirm the update manually before it installs.
It should also disable "Enable Automatic Updates" in the Amazon Appstore through adb keyinputs. But, if i remember correctly... it's kind of hit or miss. Needs a little work.
Shouldn't I uninstall FTB V28.9 first?
settings delete secure sysui_nav_bar
Thanks again @blaacksheep. I'm sorry to bother, but I installed V9.2 (very cool) ran the Launcher subtool to install Nova V6.x and uninstall Fire Launcher (FL), but FL is still running in the background and One Button, which is still installed, is the only way I can access Nova. What did I get wrong. Also, can I use V9.2 to prevent updates?
I installed Skype (Kindle Tablet edition v184.108.40.2067) from Amazon AppStore on my Fire 10HD (2021) . Ported by Skype, vetted by Amazon. Don't recall it being installed by default. One of the few apps I installed from Appstore because it is specific to Fire tablets and supported by Amazon.Hi, I did a search, could not find mention to this, I need Skype in my new Fire HD10 2021 unbloated just days ago with Toolbox 28.9 . Made a search "what version Skype for Fire...etc", and first result sent me to a Microsoft site telling that "Skype is now included on all Amazon Tablets as default ...". So I wondered if the debloat execute ( I did the Recommended option, Auto mode) killed it, allthough I dont remember seeing it , I spent only a minute after first boot and did the Toolbox thing.
I tried Skype and Skype Insider, both versions installed , booted , asked for login which I did correctly and then they stall and disappear completely, although they remain active as a process and they refuse to been stopped, have to kill them. Uninstalled both .
If it is certain Skype comes preinstalled how would I go about enabling it in Toolbox? thanks for any help!
Thanks for that quick response! Right, so I should enable A Store , install Skipe, only thing is I couldnt easely find individual "enabling" of services in TBox. Must dig in. I think trying to stay away from Amazon and GServices completely is a road that leads to a dead end somehow, Brave browser asked me for GServices to Sync with rest of my devices for instance.I installed Sypke (Kindle Tablet edition v220.127.116.117) from Amazon AppStore on my Fire 10HD (2021) . Ported by Skype, vetted by Amazon. Don't recall it being installed by default. One of the few apps I installed from Appstore because it is specific to Fire tablets and supported by Amazon.
Skype installed from GPS may part of a growing list of GPS apps "misbehaving" on recent FireOS upgrades.
** Edit ** Skype specs on GPS lists v.18.104.22.1687 as current, so it IS more likely to do with GPS "compatibility" with FireOS.
Can always restore diabled Amazon services with the appropriate ADB command ... afrer all, FTB is basically a bundle of ADB "tweaks" which are generally reversible.Thanks for that quick response! Right, so I should enable A Store , install Skipe, only thing is I couldnt easely find individual "enabling" of services in TBox. Must dig in. I think trying to stay away from Amazon and GServices completely is a road that leads to a dead end somehow, Brave browser asked me for GServices to Sync with rest of my devices for instance.
Indeed! FTB is magical, thanks for the tip on auto-update.Can always restore diabled Amazon services with the appropriate ADB command ... afrer all, FTB is basically a bundle of ADB "tweaks" which are generally reversible.
As with any powerful set of tools (and FTB is REALLY powerful) , just because you HAVE them doesn't mean you have to USE them all.
Remember the cautionary tale of the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" ... FTB is the "magical book of spells" !
Turn off auto-updates for both AppStore and Play Store apps to minimize any update "surprises".
I have a UK Fire HD 10 Plus 11th Gen Build 0021274104964 which I think might be quite an old firmware 22.214.171.124 (?) and Fire Toolbox install quite a time ago.
With other Fire devices I used to periodically wipe, OTA update and then install Fire Toolbox, so that the tablet had any amazon bug fixes or new features etc
Is this not a good idea anymore? Should I just do a Fire Toolbox update?
Sorry you're having so many problems getting Google Play apps installed ... it can be most frustrating and time consuming.Thank you again for taking the time to help me troubleshoot my issues.
I followed the steps more than once and no luck. I even cleared the cache before logging in again one of those times. It actually kept me logged into the play store until I cleared the cache. I also signed out of all android sessions that I didn't recognize just in case.
If you've been away from the FTB community for a while you've missed a lot of excitement/angst/despair.I have Fire 8 (10th gen, 2020), and used (I think) v26 or so for the tool. I have system updates disabled so I can't see what version Fire OS I'm on but I haven't updated in more than a year at least.
So is it worth updating to newer Fire OS for the tablet? Any significant updates? Does v30 of the tool do anything more/less that it would be worth running it and updating, or even starting again? I only use this Fire for basic use, media use.
I still find the Fire tablets slow, this one was cheap it was worth it, is the 2022 version any faster in general use? Hate the pause and sluggish behaviour of it
I can see that. Is there no 3rd-party website keeping any of the desired Fire OS versions available? Would Amazon shut that down?Godd tactical plan ... you need/want FireOS 126.96.36.199 but ONLY f/w 188.8.131.52.
Keep a copy of the the f/w download for "safekeeping" , if you ever need to do a future device factory reset ... Amazon support only makes the current update available and doesn't archive previous versions.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FIREOS 184.108.40.206+ AND THE TOOLBOX (PLEASE READ)
If your tablet is running FireOS 220.127.116.11 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.
• 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.
My Home Button isn't working after using the Custom Launcher Tool?Due to the way the process works, it alters your navigation bar's home key to send a key event that can be picked up by Automate. Once Automate reads this event, it launches your custom launcher automatically. However, if the flow in Automate isn't running, the navbar key will not work, and nothing will happen when it's tapped. To fix this, either open Automate and start the "Launcher Invoker" flow again, or execute the Custom Launcher tool in the Toolbox, click the ":" icon (upper-right) to show the Tool Options panel, and click the "Restore Navigation Bar" button to restore the stock layout.
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.
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!
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 18.104.22.168+.
- 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.