Amazon has decided to disable FireStarter and FiredTV Launcher through an app blacklist in their new 18.104.22.168 software update. If you have a rooted Fire TV 2 running pre-rooted ROM version 22.214.171.124, here is how to disable the app blacklist and restore FireStarter and FiredTV Launcher.
- Connect to your device via ADB.
- Enter ADB shell by running the command:
- Enter root by running the command:
- Disable the blacklist by running the command:
pm disable com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.AppDisableService
- If you have FireStarter installed, re-enable it by running the command:
pm enable de.belu.firestarter
- If you have FiredTV installed, re-enable it by running the command:
pm enable com.altusapps.firedtvlauncher
- Your launcher apps will now work again and shouldn’t be disabled anymore, even after you reboot. You will need to repeat this guide if you ever perform a factory reset.
- Exit root by running the command:
- Now exit shell by running the command:
- Note that FireStarter v3.2.3, which is currently the latest version, has incompatibility issues with Fire TV software version 126.96.36.199, so home button detection may be broken. You can try using FireStopper for now, since it has fixed some of the issues, and just know you’re device is ready to use FireStarter if it ever gets updated to work well with 188.8.131.52.