1. MrNatcheral's Avatar
    Fire HD 10 launcher inadvertently deleted. Device starts but, without launcher, stops right there. Any thoughts?
    03-17-2021 09:09 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this to the Fire HD forum for more specific traffic.
    03-17-2021 11:58 AM
  3. me just saying's Avatar
    explain more as to how the launcher was deleted? or are you just getting a black screen when powering on?
    03-17-2021 06:07 PM
  4. joeldf's Avatar
    Might have to do a factory reset.

    Although, this is a last resort and wipes your tablet.

    Power down the device - hold the power button down until the option to turn the device shows up, then click "Power off". Wait for it to shut down. Then press the Power and Left Volume (or the top Volume, depending on how you hold the device) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them down through the Amazon logo, and it will boot to the recovery screen. Use the volume buttons to select the option for "wipe device/factory reset". Then you have to re setup your tablet. If you keep it tied to your Amazon account, you should be able to re-install your apps. It may ask it you want to do that anyway after signing in to the account. Anything else you installed outside of Amazon will have to be manually added back in.

    There may be other ways using adb commands connected to a PC and all that, but I don't know if you can get to your device setting page to enable all that if there is no available interface with the tablet. Unless you can do that while in recovery mode. I'm just not that sure about it.
    03-17-2021 08:39 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Fire HD 10 launcher inadvertently deleted. Device starts but, without launcher, stops right there. Any thoughts?
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    What are you looking to recover ? Was it rooted?
    03-17-2021 09:57 PM
  6. MrNatcheral's Avatar
    I used XGA developers Tool Box to customize Fire HD Features. I attempted to replace Amazon Launcher with another launcher. Files were deleted, but not replaced.

    The tablet (Fire HD 10) does not acknowledge a hard start. There is no prompt from a 'system recovery screen.' Attempts to restart fail because the laucher files have apparently been trashed. It appears I need to replace missing Amazon launch files or do a full system re-format, if possible.
    03-17-2021 10:18 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I used XGA developers Tool Box to customize Fire HD Features. I attempted to replace Amazon Launcher with another launcher. Files were deleted, but not replaced.

    The tablet (Fire HD 10) does not acknowledge a hard start. There is no prompt from a 'system recovery screen.' Attempts to restart fail because the laucher files have apparently been trashed. It appears I need to replace missing Amazon launch files or do a full system re-format, if possible.
    Sounds like you had rooted it and deleted the launcher through that toolbox , you'll need to reinstall the firmware again and probably best bet for that is xda forums
    03-17-2021 10:43 PM
  8. joeldf's Avatar
    Sounds like you had rooted it and deleted the launcher through that toolbox , you'll need to reinstall the firmware again and probably best bet for that is xda forums
    I've used the Fire Toolbox mentioned, and it's a great tool. It's a non-root tool - has nothing to do with rooting the tablet. It does, by automating the adb command process, make system changes and disables any or, if you wish, all Amazon default apps. Including the launcher. But it doesn't actually remove or delete them.

    There is the option to disable OTA updates, because Amazon regularly sends small updates to re-enable a lot of those features, like the launcher.

    I tried running Nova on my HD 8, but after a week or two, some update would go through re-enabling the default Fire Launcher, and I'd have to use the Toolbox again to disable the Fire Launcher to use Nova again. I actually don't mind the normal Fire updates or Amazon services so I didn't want to disable the updates. I ended up just living with the Fire Launcher as is.

    I'm not sure how the OP ended up deleting the Fire Launcher, as that's not usually part of the process.

    As suggested, best bet is to ask in the Fire Toolbox thread in the XDA forums. The developer, Datastream33, is good about responding.
    03-18-2021 09:57 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    I've used the Fire Toolbox mentioned, and it's a great tool. It's a non-root tool - has nothing to do with rooting the tablet. It does, by automating the adb command process, make system changes and disables any or, if you wish, all Amazon default apps. Including the launcher. But it doesn't actually remove or delete them.

    There is the option to disable OTA updates, because Amazon regularly sends small updates to re-enable a lot of those features, like the launcher.

    I tried running Nova on my HD 8, but after a week or two, some update would go through re-enabling the default Fire Launcher, and I'd have to use the Toolbox again to disable the Fire Launcher to use Nova again. I actually don't mind the normal Fire updates or Amazon services so I didn't want to disable the updates. I ended up just living with the Fire Launcher as is.

    I'm not sure how the OP ended up deleting the Fire Launcher, as that's not usually part of the process.

    As suggested, best bet is to ask in the Fire Toolbox thread in the XDA forums. The developer, Datastream33, is good about responding.
    Ahh so your familiar with it
    Still sounds like going have to flash the firmware on it especially way OP describe it , but thats exactly why I pointed to xda forums as they deal with this kinda of stuff.
    03-18-2021 10:10 AM
  10. joeldf's Avatar
    Ahh so your familiar with it
    Still sounds like going have to flash the firmware on it especially way OP describe it , but thats exactly why I pointed to xda forums as they deal with this kinda of stuff.
    Yeah. The tool is fairly easy to work with. All you have to do is be sure USB debugging is on. Kind of hard to mess things up permanently, but obviously not impossible.
    03-18-2021 10:22 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah. The tool is fairly easy to work with. All you have to do is be sure USB debugging is on. Kind of hard to mess things up permanently, but obviously not impossible.
    I hear you !
    03-18-2021 10:28 AM

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