Use Custom Launcher on 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube

Software needed:


  1. Go to settings — my firetv — developer options and ensure both options are enabled

2. Install the 3 APK’s from the top of this page

3. Launch Remote ADB shell

If you are doing this direct on the device you can leave the IP address as above. If you doing this from a phone / computer then you need to enter in your IP address of your firestick

You will see this prompt if this is the first time you are making an ADB connection:

Select “Always allow” and click OK

Enter in the following command

pm grant de.codefaktor.ftvlaunchx android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
Press Enter

Press enter

If you are doing this on a 4K firestick, you can skip the next 2 ADB Commands. However, if you are doing this on the 2nd Gen Fire TV Cube then enter in the following 2 commands

settings put secure enabled_accessibility_services de.codefaktor.ftvlaunchx/de.codefaktor.ftvlaunchx.HomeService

Press enter and the enter in the final ADB command

settings put secure accessibility_enabled 1
All 3 commands have gone in

Press the Home key and launch FTVLaunchX

You can now select a custom launcher.

When you press the home key , it will activate

How to access the Home key long press shortcut

To access the original long-press-on-home menu or to open the settings menu of your Fire TV device, you will have to press and hold the menu and home buttons at the same time.

How to restore the default launcher

Just uninstall FTVLauncherX and press the home key. You will now be in the default Amazon Launcher

Watch the steps here: