hey guys welcome back so as promised inmy last firestick tips video I’m now going to show you exactly how we canchange the default launcher on our fire stick to the Android TV one now in caseyou’re wondering why would anybody want to change the default launcher I meanlots of reasons I mean for example if we go to the top here hi Brittany canactually stopped them but it still takes up a large portion of the screen furtherdown we have some more sponsored content there’s other adverts in other places ontop of that in terms of customization so I want to move things around there’s notreally much customizations which is one of the reasons why you may want to try adifferent launcher now before I start let me just give a quick shout-out toall of my new subscribers and all of my original subscribers in fact why don’tyou guys leave me a comment below and let me know how long you’ve beenwatching my channel and which country you’re watching from because I thinkwe’re really interesting to see exactly how spread out the TD UK family is soplease do leave me that comment below there’s a quick video summary the waywe’re going to do this is firstly we’re going to install a couple of apks we’rethen going to run a single ADB come on which will give us access to change thelauncher then we can to change the launcher I’m going to show you how thenew launcher works I’ll then show you how you can access the home button shortkey because it will change if you change default launcher then lost your show youcan undo this so if you do change your mind and you want to go back to theAmazon launch or I’ll show you the exact steps you need to follow so with all ofthat being said let’s jump right into it okay so step number one go to yoursettings go to my fire TV find developer options and make sure both these are setto on once you’ve done that you want to download an application called downloador if you don’t have the on your device already just press the Alexa buttondownload oh that’s the first one in the list there so install onto your deviceand let’s open that up inside downloader let’s now navigate to my website and youdress for that is HTTP colon forward slash forward slash bit don’t ly /td UKthat’s me and the numbers 2 0 1 9 let’s type that in and click on go or pressthe play button on your remote now once you get to my website the first thing Irecommend you doing is actually adding this as a favorite because it will justmake it easy the next time you want to download anything from here and the wayyou add a favorite if you press the contacts you can remotewhich is this one here press that and select the option add this current pageto your favorites so do that and then click on save so the next time you wantaccident website you just go over to the left go to your favorites and you’ll seein the list there on my website you’ll go to the hamburger menu which is thisthing over here let’s click on that and we actually going to go to the tutorialsection because I’ve written up all of the steps we need to follow into asingle page so it should be easy for you to follow this step so let’s click ontutorials and you wanna click on the first tutorial in the list which is howto change your default launcher on to the Android TV one let’s click on thatnow ok so the first thing we’ve already done which is enable ADB debugging nextI’m going to install TV launcher so let’s click on this link here thatshould take you to another page you can then scroll down and click on the greendownload button okay once it’s done let’s click on install ok that’s not anice click on done let’s press back on the remote press back againand you’re back on the tutorial let’s scroll down now step three you need themodified version of launcher hijack so let’s click on this thing here scrolldown and once again click on the green download button so that’s two thingswe’ve done it so far let’s click on install let’s click on done press backon the remote and lastly we get the settings test false so it’s actually thekey part of the whole process and this file actually gives permission to launchhijack to make that change so we can actually change the default launcherlet’s click on that as well let’s click on install click on donepress back on the remote oh and last you need to have remote ADB so let’s clickon that as well and click on the green download button and let’s click oninstall let’s click on done let’s get them done again press back on the remoteok so now we have all of the components installed we now need to run a singleADB come on to actually make that change now to do that let’s press and hold thehome key let’s go to apps let’s now start remote adb shell let’s click on oknow for the IP address because we’re going to connect to ourselves or you thelocal host we can type in the IP address 127.
1 I know some of you have somechallenges making this connection and some of them were actually fixed by justdoing a restore of your device or switching a DB off and on if thatdoesn’t work for you there’s actually other ways you can make an ADBconnection one option is to install this application onto your Android phone orAndroid tablet and then you can use the application to make an ADB connectionthe only thing you have to be wary of is you have to use the normal IP address ofyour fire stick you cannot use this one to 7.
00 one because that’s only ifyou’re doing it directly on the device itself and you can find your IP addressby going just to settings Wi-Fi TV about and the network get the IP address fromthat tribal energy application from your cell phone and it should then be able tomake the ADB connection but for now let’s click on next and the port is fivefive five five click on next again let’s click on connect let’s see if this worksthe first time okay do you want to always accept this prompts and click onallow and click on ok and we have now made a successful ADB connection on toour fire stick and let me just have actually tested this process both on thesecond generation fire stick and also the latest for careful stick sowhichever Phi stick you have you can follow these steps without any issues okso that one come on we now need to type in let me just say guys I do recommendfor all fire stick or fire TV users to spend about ten dollars and buy aBluetooth keyboard because it just makes all of these processes and tutorials somuch easier yes you can use a normal remote control to enter in thesecommands but it literally takes you know three times as long or even longer but Idefinitely recommend go out and buy a Bluetooth keyboard ok so type thecommand press the select button on your remote and the command we want to typein is a bit long so bear with me is p.
yes I’m cheating by using a keyboard butif there’s one of the things I highly recommend you guys go out and purchaseok so the command is p.
and guys it is case sensitive so do be wary of that sothe command is p.
space grant space comm example dot set test dot settingstest space Android dot permission dot all capitals right secure and settingyou can see Gaza where she spelled secure wrong so let me go back anothertwenty over having this keyboard I can actually go and navigate around let’sdelete that see there okay so that’s the command there guysand when you put it in there should be no errors on the screen so let me pressenter now there goes the command and we can see we get the Mounties prompt againwhich means that command has gone in without any issues I guess anothermoment of truth guys we can now press the HOME key on the remotewe now press and hold the home key go to applications go to the bottom of thislist by pressing left now you want to start the Settings test applicationbecause this is now going to take the ATB c’mon we just typed in and I shouldgive you permissions to change your launcher and even the birth actually dolook similar the one you want to open is this one where the android logo is allgreen now when we open this this is now going to take this ad beak ones that wetyped in and give permission to the launcher to actually update itself andit should happen automatically and it will then automatically start thisapplication for us if it’s going to work first time so the moment of truth guysso let’s now open this up let’s click on that we should see a message looksetting saved no errors and we now get an option to choose a launcher I can wecan see we have one launcher to select so if I go down onto that and click onthat it will ask it you want to save this as your default launcher let’sclick on OK and now guys we actually press the HOMEkey we are inside android TV guys so it’s just so much nicer looking so muchcleaner so much smoother no horrible address at the topno sponsored messages down the bottom we also get so much more customization guysso I can just press and hold here how can they move things around which isover here the phone to uninstall something so this session to set testapplication which we can now uninstall so once you’re happy with the processyou can press and hold then you can press down on the remote and like thatguys we can actually uninstall things directly from the home screens if I goto antigen launcher settings and click on that I can go to the apps and gamesrole I can edit the row I can say for example I don’t the music row can clickon that turn that off I can say for example the favorite so let’s increasethat to three rows let’s click on next so you can see guys there’s so manydifferent ways you can actually customize those rows let’s back out ofthis I can choose to hide applications for one two let’s back out of that againyou can also press the contacts and you see things like you knowappsettings add to favourites hiding lunch ah let’s press it on that add tofavourites press back add to favourites press backso you can see guys we just get so much more control we can uninstall things wecan move things around we can add to favorites and we can do so much more allfrom the home screen so you can see exactly why a custom launcher looks somuch nicer with no pop-ups even this one semester is so much faster compared tothe standard Amazon launcher now in case you’re wondering why don’t have manyapplications on my device actually did a complete fracture reset before I startedbecause I mean I went through this process about 20 times I was installingthings typing in commands changing things over and I went to make sure Ihad the process fully ironed out and I went to make sure that somebody with abrand new fresh fire stick can actually follow it and it’s exactly it guys sothis is like a basically doing on a brand new fresh fire stick as long asyou follow these steps you’ll have no problems whatsoever now one key thingyou have to understand guys is that the home button if we press and hold ityou’re not gonna see the shortcut menu anymore and only when you press and holdthere you see the apps your car the settings your car and this little carbut now when I press and hold it we get nothing so how do we fix that so thereis actually a fix for air and it requires you to press two buttons in acertain order and the way we get back to that show car is we press and hold thecontext key and once that’s pressed we’re going to press the HOME key for asecond so let’s see if I can do it first time so I’m holding the context key nowpress home key for a second there you go guys so that’s basically how you getback to the shortcut key that you’d have normally when you press and hold thehome key so let me do that one more time so I wanna press and hold the contextkey and once that’s pressed in I’m gonna press the HOME key for a second sopressing this in now pressing this for a second and there we go guys so that’sbasically once again how you can get back to that shortcut and of course guysthis is only just one launcher so if you want you can always download anotherlauncher from my website and try our it so once you install it from a website ifyou go back into launch a hijack you’ll see in the list here so you can justselect that as another launcher and when you press the HOME key or then launchthe other launcher instead so that’s basic how you can choose anotherlauncher with this process okay so let’s say you now want to undo everything andgo back to the normal default launcher well that requires you to enter just onecommand to undo everything and come on diz let’s go back into theblummo adb shell let’s make a connection again once connected so the one come onto undo everything is so just to show you that it is possible to type thatwith the remote control are typing that commandlet’s press back for a second or let’s click on previous for a second andthat’s the command echo settings space delete space secure space enabledunderscore accessibility underscore services so that’s the come on we wantto remove everything so let’s click on that now let’s click on run and weshould get message that one row has been deleted let’s click on run press back onthe remote and there we can see it there so it says deleted one row so thatbasically means the changes that we made to change the custom launcher should nowbe undone so when I press the home can remote and we’re back to exactly what westarted off guys so if you did find this video useful then I do give it a thumbsup I mean giving it a thumbs up tells me and YouTube that you guys are enjoyingmy content and it helps me grow my channel so if you did like here give ita thumbs up if you want to see more stuff like this then please do thinkabout subscribing and hitting a notification barrel and I’ll hopefullycatch up with you guys real soon thanks.