Custom Launcher On ALL Amazon Devices (October 2020)

Why is this needed?

It seems that Amazon are constantly trying to block us from taking control of our devices. A custom launcher is agreat way to speed up the device and also not see any sponsored content. If you custom launcher has stopped working then follow the steps below

Steps:

  1. Enable installation from Unknown Sources on your device
  2. Ensure you have ADB debugging enabled
  • Remove any previous versions of Fire TV Settings / FTV Launch X
  • Using downloader to install the 2 APK from the bottom of this page

    Go to settings — My firetv — About — Network to find your current IP Address

On your Android Phone / Tablet install the TDUK-FireTVToolbox_1.4.apk

Open the toolbox and then enter in the IP of your FireTV Device

Click on Connect

You will see this prompt on your device

Select “Always allow” and click OK. If you don’t see the prompt then restart your Firetv / Stick

You will then see

Click on Setup FireTV Settings

This will then launch FireTV settings on your device

Ensure your custom launcher is selected and you have ticked the “launcher detection”

Click on Save and your custom launcher should load

Click on Always Allow and then OK

You can now use the applications as normal. If you press the home key, you will see this for a few seconds:

And then the custom launcher will load

If you want to access your native Fire TV Settings, open up this settings application

How to enable Widgets

Open up the Fire TV Toolbox:

Click on “Enable Widgets”

You can now install some applications (Weather / clock etc) that support widgets. The one used in my video is from Aptoide TV:

This will give a result like:

How to go back to default launcher

Open up Fire TV settings on your device

Untick the Launcher detection

Click Save

Press the home key

If you are on the 4K Firestick / 2nd Gen FireTV Cube / 3rd Gen Firestick / Firestick Lite Click here for the steps on how to update your stock launcher

Software Needed

Wolf Custom Launcher (Sept Update)

  1. TDUK-FTVOS5-Settings (Install on your FireOS5 Device)
  2. Amazon Settings (Install on your FireOS5 Device)
  3. TDUK-FTV-Toolbox (Install on Phone / Tablet / Emulator)

See the process in action here