Amazon is rolling out new Fire OS updates to its streaming devices that forbid users from using custom launchers. Previously, installing launchers was made possible by an app called Launcher Manager, but this ability is now broken with these software updates:
Fire OS 7 version 188.8.131.52 with build number PS7273/2622 (rolling out to Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick 4K Max, 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick, and 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube.)
Fire OS 6 version 184.108.40.206 with build number PS6287/3768 (rolling out to Fire TV Stick 4K, 3rd-gen Fire TV, and 1st-gen Fire TV Cube.)
We can use Adguard to block the update process on our Amazon devices. With the process blocked, our devices will not be able to check or download any updates.
(APK at the bottom of the page)
1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings.
2. Click My Fire TV.
3. Choose Developer Options.
4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources.
5. Choose Turn On.
6. Go to About — Network and confirm your IP Addresss
Install the APK from the link below
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pm clear com.amazon.device.software.ota
This will run 3 commands
pm disable com.amazon.tv.forcedotaupdater.v2 pm clear com.amazon.tv.settings.v2 pm clear com.amazon.device.software.ota
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See the process in action here