How to disable the FAT32 format message on a rooted Fire TV

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If you often connect a non-FAT32 USB drive or microSD card to a Fire TV, you’re probably familiar with the message that appears asking if you want to format the drive or card. This guide will show you how to disable this message on a rooted Fire TV 1 or 2.

One thing you should know before following this guide is that disabling the formating message may cause some menus in the Fire TV’s settings area, like the “About” menu under “System,” to not open correctly. If you ever need to access a menu that is affected, you will first have to re-enable the formating message and restart your device.

How to disable the message

  1. Connect to your device via ADB.
  2. Enter ADB shell by running the command: adb shell
  3. Enter SU by running the command: su
  4. Disable the message by running the command: pm disable com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.usb.FormatDriveActivity
  5. Exit SU by running the command: exit
  6. Exit ADB shell by running the command: exit

How to re-enable the message

  1. Connect to your device via ADB.
  2. Enter ADB shell by running the command: adb shell
  3. Enter SU by running the command: su
  4. Disable the message by running the command: pm enable com.amazon.tv.settings/com.amazon.tv.settings.tv.usb.FormatDriveActivity
  5. Exit SU by running the command: exit
  6. Exit ADB shell by running the command: exit
  7. Restart your device.

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2 comments
  1. Brad says:

    thanks for that!

  2. Catman says:

    For some reason when is disabled will not let me use the USB. As soon as I enable it I was able to move apps to USB.

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