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[XPOSED] [AFTV1] WallpaperEnabler - working Widgets & Wallpapers

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superkoal

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Hi!

This is an xposed module that enables the wallpaper service on the amazon firetv1 (not compatible with AFTV2 atm).
It is based on the findings of @schybiorz, so many thanks to him!

You will also need to sideload following apk files from his thread's download:
com.android.systemui
com.android.wallpaper.apk
com.android.wallpaper.livepicker.apk (optional if you want some live wallpapers)

Link to the thread

I tested it with NovaLauncher and both images and live wallpapers work fine.
Also widgets work fine now!

(updated with systemui package also being mandatory)

Atm this is NOT compatible with FTV2 devices, as it would require different apk files.
I will update this if someone mods them accordingly.

Have fun!
 

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patt2k

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Nice will try tomorrow. Anyway to use it on firedtv? I don't use nova on fire tv anymore.

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
 

patt2k

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I updated the OP as i forgot the systemui package has to be included. Thanks to schybiorz for the hint!

You should post a link to the background apks I was confused which link it was took me like 5 min to figure out lol.

You should still provide his link so if he gets any $$ from downloads he won't lose nothing.

It also does not work on my FireTV followed the instrcutions,sideloaded all 3 apks, tried 2 different launchers. I can select live wallpaper but it just won't load (regular wallpaper works fine) so something is wrong. Any idea what it is?
 
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schybiorz

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@patt2k

no problem, cause his xposed-module is only the tool, to edit framework-res on the fly (no need to install via cwm anymore ^-^

u still need the other files mentioned in my post.

Happy backgrounding to @LL ^-^
 
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patt2k

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@üatt2k

no problem, cause his xposed-module is only the tool, to edit framework-res on the fly (no need to install via cwm anymore ^-^

u still need the other files mentioned in my post.

Happy backgrounding to @LL ^-^

I can't get live wallpapers to work at all without CWM. When I select it it does nothing but I was able to change regular wallpaper which is still great :)

any ideas on how to fix it?

@schybiorz @superkoal I can make a video if you guys want to see what I mean.
 
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schybiorz

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have u install live wallpaper picker and any live wallpapers (from a stock 4.2.2 rom)?

otherwise it won't work,cause android doasn't know that u have them on your system.


I can't get live wallpapers to work at all without CWM. When I select it it does nothing but I was able to change regular wallpaper which is still great :)

any ideas on how to fix it?

@schybiorz @superkoal I can make a video if you guys want to see what I mean.
 

patt2k

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have u install live wallpaper picker and any live wallpapers (from a stock 4.2.2 rom)?

otherwise it won't work,cause android doasn't know that u have them on your system.
Yea i did from your uploaded link. So I can't use any live wallpaper I want ? Even the nexus wallpaper does not work.

It's weird I did install.. I even did twice to make sure it's installed. What else can I try ?

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
 

superkoal

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Yea i did from your uploaded link. So I can't use any live wallpaper I want ? Even the nexus wallpaper does not work.

It's weird I did install.. I even did twice to make sure it's installed. What else can I try ?

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

You can try to make the wallpaper.apk a system app (move it from /data/app to /system/app and reboot).
Might be necessary, haven't tried without it.
 

superkoal

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Link2sd can do it so I will use it for that. You mean any live wallpaper I want to use make it system app right?

No, i meant the com.android.wallpaper.apk, i pushed this one to system.
To be safe you could also move the com.android.systemui.apk to /system/app

The live wallpapers don't need to be system apps.
Let me know if this works, then I will update OP when I'm back home.
 

patt2k

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No, i meant the com.android.wallpaper.apk, i pushed this one to system.
To be safe you could also move the com.android.systemui.apk to /system/app

The live wallpapers don't need to be system apps.
Let me know if this works, then I will update OP when I'm back home.

I will try that soon after liverpool vs besiktas game in like 30 minutes. Thanks!
 

superkoal

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I will try that soon after liverpool vs besiktas game in like 30 minutes. Thanks!

Another possibility would be wrong file permissions, you can check it with es file explorer (or any other root explorer) or adb shell:
Code:
adb shell
su
ls -l /data/app/com.android.wallpaper.apk

the filename could also be com.android.wallpaper-1.apk (or sometimes ...-2.apk), you can check via
Code:
ls /data/app

Compare it to the other files in the folder, I think he permissions should be rw-rw-r.
 

patt2k

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Another possibility would be wrong file permissions, you can check it with es file explorer (or any other root explorer) or adb shell:
Code:
adb shell
su
ls -l /data/app/com.android.wallpaper.apk

the filename could also be com.android.wallpaper-1.apk (or sometimes ...-2.apk), you can check via
Code:
ls /data/app

Compare it to the other files in the folder, I think he permissions should be rw-rw-r.

Interesting I get this error.. I did install all 3 APKS so I am not sure what is going on here...
/data/app/com.android.wallpaper.apk: No such file or directory

It's like it is not installing itself.. because it's not there but ADBfire shows installed wow that is weird,but afer adding -1 to the name of apk I get this:
-rw-r--r-- system system 1179961 2015-02-26 15:57 com.android.wallpaper-1.apk

com.HBO-1.apk
com.andcreate.app.trafficmonitor-1.apk
com.android.settings-1.apk
com.android.systemui-1.apk
com.android.wallpaper.livepicker-1.apk
com.buak.Link2SD-1.apk
com.buak.link2sdplus-1.apk
com.estrongs.android.pop-1.apk
com.geohot.towelroot-1.apk
com.google.android.gallery3d-1.apk
com.hulu.plus-1.apk
com.jb.wallpaperenabler-1.apk
com.jrummy.busybox.installer-1.apk
com.lemonsqueeze.fakewificonnection-1.apk
com.plexapp.android-2.apk
com.showtime.showtimeanytime-1.apk
com.sling-2.apk
com.telltalegames.fables100-1.apk
com.teslacoilsw.launcher-1.apk
com.teslacoilsw.launcher.prime-1.apk
com.zaren.HomeRunTV-1.apk
de.itoobi.mhds-1.apk
de.robv.android.xposed.installer-1.apk
de.schaeuffelhut.android.openvpn-1.apk
de.schaeuffelhut.android.openvpn.installer-1.apk
eu.chainfire.supersu-1.apk
nl.jsource.retroclock.android-2.apk
org.adaway-1.apk
org.chromium.content_shell_apk-1.apk
org.videolan.vlc.betav7neon-1.apk
org.xbmc.kodi-2.apk
rbox.xposed.firetvmods-1.apk
stealthychief.icon.pack.retro-1.apk
 
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superkoal

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Interesting I get this error.. I did install all 3 APKS so I am not sure what is going on here...
/data/app/com.android.wallpaper.apk: No such file or directory

So the first error you get was my mistake, there is always -1 or -2 at the end of the filename.

But your output of ls /data/app shows that's it's not a user app.
Did you already move it to /system/app?

As for the permission:
the apk file must have the same permission as all the other apks in the folder.
Just pick one like
Code:
ls -l /data/app/com.teslacoilsw.launcher-1.apk

then you can use chmod to make them equal (e.g.
Code:
chmod 664 /data/app/com.android.wallpaper-1.apk
)
664 means rw-rw-r
644 means rw-r-r
...
 

patt2k

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Mar 22, 2009
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So the first error you get was my mistake, there is always -1 or -2 at the end of the filename.

But your output of ls /data/app shows that's it's not a user app.
Did you already move it to /system/app?

As for the permission:
the apk file must have the same permission as all the other apks in the folder.
Just pick one like
Code:
ls -l /data/app/com.teslacoilsw.launcher-1.apk

then you can use chmod to make them equal (e.g.
Code:
chmod 664 /data/app/com.android.wallpaper-1.apk
)
664 means rw-rw-r
644 means rw-r-r
...

I used link2sd to convert it to system app.. looks like it didn't go through. I will do it again soon when I have more time :)

EDIT: lol this is so weird.. what I did was convert it to system app.. then convert to user app.. not it works wow this crap is so random but now works :D thx!
 
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nickyb003

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works perfectly, got live wallpapers to work but haven't tried still photos and the only widget I've tried is Hd widget...any other widgets working?
 

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    Hi!

    This is an xposed module that enables the wallpaper service on the amazon firetv1 (not compatible with AFTV2 atm).
    It is based on the findings of @schybiorz, so many thanks to him!

    You will also need to sideload following apk files from his thread's download:
    com.android.systemui
    com.android.wallpaper.apk
    com.android.wallpaper.livepicker.apk (optional if you want some live wallpapers)

    Link to the thread

    I tested it with NovaLauncher and both images and live wallpapers work fine.
    Also widgets work fine now!

    (updated with systemui package also being mandatory)

    Atm this is NOT compatible with FTV2 devices, as it would require different apk files.
    I will update this if someone mods them accordingly.

    Have fun!
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    Works this on a Rooted aftv2?

    This is not tested, but you would definitely need a different version of the modded apk files to make this work.
    The xposed module should be usable for both devices.