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The play store version was never installed. As mentioned before, I was always using the version you can install with toolbox. It's just that that version was outdated (see Datastreams comment about that above).
Understand.

So regardless of source, you have updated Netflix so that it is now recognized as an updated Amazon app. That's great.

Still, as a precaution, check Netflix in Play Store to ensure that if there is a listing for Netflix app it is set so auto-update is disabled; sometimes Play Store "polls" your system and finds an app downloaded/updated from AppStore and recognizes it as a Play Store app and tries to update, causing "update clash" . Precautionary chek , not a big deal.
 
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I was running 7.3.2.6 but they just released 7.3.2.7. Re-routing the home key still works and so does the play store but disabling Fire Launcher is still not possible. Let me know if there is anything else you want me to test out.
 
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Google Play is stuck at pending when installing any apps.

Fresh install with toolbox v30.3 on Amazon Fire 10 (2017). I tried clearing cache, rebooting but still the same issue. I waited at least 30 mins before signing into google play for the first time. I tried adding apps through the play.google.com website and still the same issue. I tried it with multiple apps including chrome The same google account on my Fire HD 8 7th Gen works fine.

Thank you in advance!
 

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Any suggestions on getting Find My Device or similar working on a Kindle Fire 8 (2020)?

Thanks!
Strangely, "Find My Device" service on Fire tablets is not enabled in all geographic regions. In my region, Find My Device is not available , but per Amazon Customer Service " we're working hard to make this feature available in the future " ... Thanks, Amazon ... Great marketing 🙄

Check with your local Amazon Customer Support for availability status.
 
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Google Play is stuck at pending when installing any apps.

Fresh install with toolbox v30.3 on Amazon Fire 10 (2017). I tried clearing cache, rebooting but still the same issue. I waited at least 30 mins before signing into google play for the first time. I tried adding apps through the play.google.com website and still the same issue. I tried it with multiple apps including chrome The same google account on my Fire HD 8 7th Gen works fine.

Thank you in advance!
Try force stopping and clearing the cache for the following apps:
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Play Framework
  • Google Play Store
  • Downloads
  • Download Manager
After clearing the cache and force stopping the above apps, the Play Store should start downloading the pending apps. Best of luck and let us know how it goes! :D
 
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Try force stopping and clearing the cache for the following apps:
  • Google Play Services
  • Google Play Framework
  • Google Play Store
  • Downloads
  • Download Manager
After clearing the cache and force stopping the above apps, the Play Store should start downloading the pending apps. Best of luck and let us know how it goes! :D
Wow! Thank you so much for the quick reply.

Am I supposed to do this under Settings/Aoos & Games/Manage all Applications? If so when I do go Google Play Services I cannot Force Stop and Clear Cache doesn't seem to do anything.

I have Google Services Framework and not Google Play Framework. I cleared the cache there.

I don't see Downloads or Download Manager.

I tired stopping, clearing data and clearing caches for what I could and no change in my status. Please forgive me if I'm not understanding the instructions.

Now when I go to Google Play manage apps & device I get a sad satellite saying something went wrong.
 
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I don't see Downloads or Download Manager.
Download and Download Manager are FireOS "system" apps and are normally hidden. Try:

Setting>Apps & Notifications ... tap to expand "See all xxx apps" > App info ... turn on "Show System" button.

Download/Download Manager should now be listed (... long list !)

Proceed as previously directed by @Datastream33 .
 
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My Fire HD 10 just updated to OS 7.3.2.7

What changes were made with this? The only thing I notice so far is that some books which I purchased that previously didn't show covers in the carousel now show up.

Edit: Now the books are showing up as blank blue covers again. UGH!
 
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Download and Download Manager are FireOS "system" apps and are normally hidden. Try:

Setting>Apps & Notifications ... tap to expand "See all xxx apps" > App info ... turn on "Show System" button.

Download/Download Manager should now be listed (... long list !)

Proceed as previously directed by @Datastream33 .
Thank you. I'm still getting stuck at pending.

The steps are a little bit different on my Fire OS 5.7.0.0. I did Settings>Apps & Games>Manage All Applications and scrolled over to the All tab.

Downloads wasn't running but I cleared the cache
Download manager was running and I stopped. Clearing cache didn't change the cache size of 36KB
Google Play Services was not running but I was able to clear the cache to 12KB
I don't have Google Play Framework but I had Google Services Framework. Am I missing something or is Google Services Framework the correct one? It wasn't running but I cleared the cache.
Google Play Store was stopped and the 1.5MB cache cleared down to 12KB
 

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Thank you. I'm still getting stuck at pending.

The steps are a little bit different on my Fire OS 5.7.0.0. I did Settings>Apps & Games>Manage All Applications and scrolled over to the All tab.

Downloads wasn't running but I cleared the cache
Download manager was running and I stopped. Clearing cache didn't change the cache size of 36KB
Google Play Services was not running but I was able to clear the cache to 12KB
I don't have Google Play Framework but I had Google Services Framework. Am I missing something or is Google Services Framework the correct one? It wasn't running but I cleared the cache.
Google Play Store was stopped and the 1.5MB cache cleared down to 12KB
Sorry, forgot that older HD10s are running FireOS 5 (before my time) , but same process, just different UI.

Google Services Framework is the new name of current Google Play Framework; indicates that Google Play infrastructure has auto-updated to current versions. So far so good.

@Datastream33's process for clearing cache data is standard SOP, but if that didn't work , try the next troubleshooting steps.

Try signing-out of your Google account and signing-in again BUT you must sign-out it fom another Android device or from a web browser on your computer.

From Google, open your account avatar (upper right corner), then

open "Manage your Goggle Account" > open Security tab > scroll down to "Your Devices" and tap open "Manage all devices" > select your Fire tablet and expand > select Sign Out.

May have to repeat if there are multiple entries for you our Fire tablet.

Now sign-in on your Fire tablet and restart app downloads.

Hope this works ... more troubleshooting steps available if necessary.
 
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My Fire HD 10 just updated to OS 7.3.2.7

What changes were made with this? The only thing I notice so far is that some books which I purchased that previously didn't show covers in the carousel now show up.

Edit: Now the books are showing up as blank blue covers again. UGH!
If you haven't disabled OTA Updates, Amazon will continuosly "push" updates on FireOS and all Amazon apps .. for better or worse. Kindle most recently updated ca. 20 January.

Problems with bookcover art are Kindle related and have been ongoing for years, and have become worse with last year's changes to Kindle Store infrastructure. Lots of Kindle related forums on the web discussing workarounds, most of them pretty kludgey. Kindle app updates never seem to address the problems.

Personally, I've given up worrying about it. 🙃

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If you're using the Google version of Kindle app, switching to "native" Amazon app may be of some help.
 
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Things haven't been working good for my Kindle Fire 10 so I factory reset everything. OTA has been on but I welcome the new update. It's showing the covers now that I've factory reset and is working more smoothly. I was also able to use Fire Toolbox without a problem.
 

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Things haven't been working good for my Kindle Fire 10 so I factory reset everything. OTA has been on but I welcome the new update. It's showing the covers now that I've factory reset and is working more smoothly. I was also able to use Fire Toolbox without a problem.
Glad Kindle's working again. Factory resets can do wonders ... early Spring Cleaning !
 
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Sorry, forgot that older HD10s are running FireOS 5 (before my time) , but same process, just different UI.

Google Services Framework is the new name of current Google Play Framework; indicates that Google Play infrastructure has auto-updated to current versions. So far so good.

@Datastream33's process for clearing cache data is standard SOP, but if that didn't work , try the next troubleshooting steps.

Try signing-out of your Google account and signing-in again BUT you must sign-out it fom another Android device or from a web browser on your computer.

From Google, open your account avatar (upper right corner), then

open "Manage your Goggle Account" > open Security tab > scroll down to "Your Devices" and tap open "Manage all devices" > select your Fire tablet and expand > select Sign Out.

May have to repeat if there are multiple entries for you our Fire tablet.

Now sign-in on your Fire tablet and restart app downloads.

Hope this works ... more troubleshooting steps available if necessary.

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.
 
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Hi Friends.

I have a UK Fire HD 10 Plus 11th Gen Build 0021274104964 which I think might be quite an old firmware 7.3.2.2 (?) 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?

Thanks
John
 
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Hi Friends.

I have a UK Fire HD 10 Plus 11th Gen Build 0021274104964 which I think might be quite an old firmware 7.3.2.2 (?) 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?

Thanks
John

Hi, and welcome to XDA (or welcome back, as the case may be)!

I think that the 2021 HD 10+ tablets came with v7.3.2.2 or later. I don't think they came with any earlier versions. That said, I don't think there have been any major improvements since then, but there was something I don't use that was added since.

Unless you are looking for a specific feature that was added, it's generally not a good idea to allow any firmware updates to your tablet since any update has the potential to remove any Toolbox modifications and to lock you out from restoring them using Toolbox again. Case in point, v7.3.2.2 caused much unhappiness when it took away the ability to remove the stock Amazon launcher and forced some major workarounds just to use another launcher.

It's also generally best not to do a factory reset unless there is something seriously messed up with your OS because of the danger of getting an unwanted firmware update. It's like they say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!

Periodically, Toolbox gets some major upgrades that add new features to it, so using the most up-to-date version of Toolbox is usually best, but there's no need to update your tablet's Toolbox modifications if they still work fine. Many of the Toolbox updates only change the sources or versions of the software that gets installed. Once installed, software like Automate can be updated through Google's Playstore, and Playstore itself will auto-update. You just don't want Google to auto-update native Amazon apps because installing Playstore versions of native apps can cause version clash and cause the Amazon apps to fail. Many native apps can be updated through Amazon's appstore or through the links in my signature.
 

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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.
Sorry you're having so many problems getting Google Play apps installed ... it can be most frustrating and time consuming.

The "pending downloads" problem has plauged Android users for years ... it's just not Fire tablets, but even "flagship" Android devices. The Google/Android support web pages have thousands of posts complaining. It's a common situation that Google can't seem to easily address after all these years.

So far, you've applied "fixes" for the most common issues of corrupt data caches and account authentications. In most cases that solves the problem. Any further troubleshooting is more obscure and has rapidly diminishing returns.

In end, Google usually gives up and just recommends a factory reset. Some fix ☹️

If you want to continue troubleshooting, ping us and we can carry on.
 
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    LOL, so actually you were very helpful! Knowing the users are gone after a reboot let's me know not to waste any more of my time on it, that's basically the biggest help you could have given!
    I'm not really sure of the specifics, but the "master account" is "Parental Control", and the user account is beneath that. Then any extra accounts are created as ephemeral users and only last for the current session until you reboot. They also start out as completely fresh Fire accounts with all the stuff you've disabled now reactivated and will require Toolbox to be run on each of them to disable those things. It's so much work that I never even bothered with extra accounts. :oops:
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    **edit**wow I was tired...my post isn't even close to what y'all are able to help with lol
    I need to flash a stock rom and then I should be good to redo all the stuff from fire toolbox.

    Hi. I used this back during the V24 tool, and then lost my tablet. Well I found the tablet yesterday and I did a dumb after work today upon turning it on...I was tired and without thinking I updated Magisk...Now I get an Amazon logo bootloop.

    To make matters worse, I'm generally pretty good at backing up for these scenarios but I do not have a backup here...

    Amazon Fire HD10 2017
    TWRP 3.2.3-0
    Unsure of amazon OS version because I can't boot into it

    Would a kind soul help this dumb old man?
    Stock Fire HD 10 (7th Gen):


    See you back here when you get things back in order ☺️
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    Amazon just sent another refurbished Fire HD10 (2021, 11th Gen) as replacement under warranty.

    Surprise ! ... FireOS 7.3.2.1 ... the "oldies" are still out there ! 😀
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    A 10.1" inch Linux tablet @ Fire HD10 price points !?


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    The exact headache I had. One day everything disappeared, my initial worry that it some how updated was proven false obviously, tried the SD In Linux and not recognised.. Tried on my phone.. Nothing.. Only option given on the amazon tablet was to format again.

    So I chose internal storage again.. This time making sure my important apps are on internal hehe

    (perhaps if would have shown on gparted, however android was the safest route, but I did lose all the apps that we had spent ages setting up. Doh!)
    I should have mentioned that it was FireOS v7.3.1.2 on my tablet. I thought about FireOS v8.x.x.x later. They have been changing how Android deals with storage between Android 9 and later. (FiteOS 7 being based on Android 9).(y)
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    I just went through this the other day because my 512GB SD card set as adoptable storage was suddenly corrupted. I pulled it and ran a couple utilities on my Linux computer but was not able to repair it. I ended up formatting and testing it again. It passed, so I threw it back in and adopted it again. It took me most of a day to refill the data and reload the software.

    Having read the above post, I thought "Great Idea"! The problem is that the card is displayed as just a bigger built in storage space when adopted, and not as a separate drive. It's treated this way too. There is no differentiation between the SD card and internal storage once adopted so there is no way to move the data between card and internal storage as they're both treated as the same place. :(

    I just thought I'd mention this before someone tries and fails at this. I think this is only possible in "portable storage" mode of the SD card.

    "Old habits die hard"

    For decades on all my computing devices, I've always tried to separate OS/apps from data using physical "drives" , or at least different drive partitions.

    Would this "best practice" still apply to modern Fire tablets ... or am I just getting old? ☹️
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    Warning to those who have SD card formatted as internal storage (instead of portable storage)
    Move playstore and its dependencies back to internal storage, else you lose it should your SD card become corrupt. Also worthwhile making sure your default launcher is also on Internal


    You can see which apps are on the SD card by going to
    Settings > Storage > SD Card and selecting “Apps.”
    Select the following apps one by one
    1. play store
    2. play services
    3. Google account manager
    4. Google services framework
    Select “Change,” and select “Internal Storage.”


    WARNING : The above is confirmed correct for FireOS 8.3.1.3
    However, older versions may not be able to differentiate your SD card from internal storage, once you go down the adoptable route.
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    Fire Toolbox V30.2
    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.
    • 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)
    11​
    Amazon Fire 8/8+ (2020)
    10​
    Amazon Fire 10 (2019)
    9​
    Amazon Fire 7 (2019)
    9​
    Amazon Fire 8 (2018)
    8​
    Amazon Fire 10 (2017)
    7​
    Amazon Fire 8 (2017)
    7​
    Amazon Fire 7 (2017)
    7​
    Amazon Fire HD8 (2016)
    6​
    Amazon Fire HD10 (2015)
    5​
    Amazon Fire HD8 (2015)
    5​
    Amazon Fire HD7 (2015)
    5​
    Amazon Fire HD7 (2014)
    4​
    Amazon Fire HD6 (2014)
    4​

    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 - 2022) 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."
    • 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!

    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).
    • 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 ADB Debugging.
    Enabling ADB Debugging:
    • Turn on your tablet and go to Settings > Device Options and tap on the Serial Number until you unlock Developer Options.
    • Find the new Developer Options and toggle it on.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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
    • Uninstall Play Services
    • Hybrid Apps - Sideload Amazon Appstore apps without having the Appstore enabled.
    • Keyboard and Input - Manage other input methods and install custom keyboards.
    • Lockscreen Wallpaper - Replace the lockscreen's wallpaper with a custom one.
    • Manage Amazon Apps - Manage the Amazon apps installed on your tablet.
    • Hide/disable Amazon Apps - Hide and Disable Amazon apps through presets or manually select apps.
    • Restore Amazon Apps - Completely restore every Amazon app or manually select apps to restore.
    • Modify System Settings -
    • Power Options - Reboot, shutdown, reboot into recovery, or reboot the tablet into bootloader mode.
    • Parental Controls Hide - Installs a service that auto-dismisses messages from Parental Controls.
    • Privacy Controls - Disable telemetry collection of app usage data, interest based ads, etc.
    • Push and Pull
    • 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.

    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! :D
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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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    Last edited 9-30-2022

    A lot has changed since I first posted this. Toolbox has been updated to v29.0 and now has a new method of replacing the Fire Launcher, DNS66 is only a delaying tactic and doesn't stop updates in all cases, and the Lockscreen Ad removal process in the old FTB v9.2 still works to remove the ads. I leave the post up, but understand that it's just for reference as a starting point for you to explore these things.


    What to do about F/W v. 7.3.2.2

    So your Fire tablet has the latest firmware update on it (v7.3.2.2) 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 with the 3 main problems.

    1) Automatic updates.

    This method is far from perfect and has sometimes allowed updates to somehow slip by. The only other way to do this that I know is to use an app blocking firewall and block the update apps. I chose this method because it doesn't require a 'training period' to train the app on what to block and what to let through. Also, if you've already got lockscreen ads in your tablet's cache, this will not remove them. This method must be in place before you first connect to WiFi for the lockscreen ad blocking to work.

    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.

    It turns out that using Activity Launcher to change this hidden setting does nothing more than give you an extra notification that your VPN is off. It doesn't stop traffic, so it's useless. Besides, my tablet has taken to turning the "Always On VPN" setting back off every time I boot. (Thanks Amazon!) Activity Launcher is still useful for finding settings that Amazon doesn't see fit to include. It also makes desktop shortcuts to those settings if you wish.

    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.
    dns66-apps.jpg

    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).
    dns66-dns.jpg

    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.

    Quick note: Do not use the Toolbox DNS changer in Modify System Settings AND the DNS66 Custom DNS setting together. This will cause connectivity to fail. I use DNS66 and not Toolbox's DNS changer. Having the Custom DNS Servers set ins DNS66, and using the Toolbox DNS changer simultaneously caused me hours of grief trying to figure out why Google couldn't connect!

    Now Launch Activity Launcher. Tap the magnifying glass in the upper-right. Enter "VPN". One setting should appear called "VPN". 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.

    actlaunch-vpn.jpg


    Notes:

    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.

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    2) Lockscreen Ads.


    Toolbox v29.0 now takes care of 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.



    Notes:

    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.

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    3) Amazon Launcher.


    New: Toolbox v29 has remediated most of the difficulties in replacing the launcher. Always check that you have the latest version of Toolbox. I'll leave the rest of the post up to inspire ideas.


    The latest version of Toolbox (v 28.1) has a new tool called 'Custom Navbar Key'. This method uses Automate to automatically replace the Home button every time you reboot. It works rather nicely. I leave this section posted for completeness and to facilitate experimentation on other choices.

    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.
    obn-set.jpg

    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.
    obn-act.jpg

    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 new navbar that covers the original navbar (the one with the home button that brings up the Amazon Launcher). I now 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.

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    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.


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    Some Suggested Navigation Bar replacements:
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    One Button Navigation Bar by Nu-Kob (PlayStore)

    Pie Control by coolAce (PlayStore)

    Simple Control by coolAce (PlayStore)



    DNS66 is available from F-Droid.org (dated March 26, 2021)
    Activity Launcher is available from APKMirror.com (dated March 21,2022)
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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! ✌️