Amazon’s Fire TV software update 126.96.36.199 added a new feature that opens the devices app library when you double-press the remote’s home button. If you want to disable this new feature, here’s how to do it on a rooted Fire TV.
Note that disabling the default home button double-press action will not allow FireStarter version 3.2.3 to detect double home button presses on 188.8.131.52 devices. FireStarter needs to first be updated by its developer to be compatible with the Fire TV’s new update. An update to FireStarter, combined with this guide, should be able to restore FireStarter’s home button double-press detection.
Also, you will still be able to open your app library directly through the new “My Apps” shortcut, brought up by holding the home button, if you disable the default home button double-press action.
- Connect to your device via ADB.
- Open adb shell by running the command:
- Enter root by running the command:
- Disable the double-press action by running the command:
pm disable com.amazon.venezia/com.amazon.venezia.list.AppsLibraryDeeplinkEventReceiver
- Exit root by running the command:
- Exit adb shell by running the command:
To restore the default home button double-press action, repeat the above steps but replace the word