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To remove the majority of Tivo's customizations so you can simply use the Stream as an Android TV dongle that you have control over. With this guide, we leave the auto-pairing service for the remote, disable all the Tivo related applications/customization locks, and keep the OTA Updater. A lot of this stuff runs in the background and slows down the Stream a great deal when enabled.

If you wish to disable automatic remote programming, please see this guide: Here's How To Disable Tivo's Automatic Remote Programming
  1. Enable Developer Mode by going to Device Preferences --> About --> Build and click it a few times until it tells you that you are a "Developer".
  2. Then go to Device Preferences --> Developer Options--> USB Debugging and enable this option.
  3. Go to Network & Internet --> Available Networks and click your connected WiFi network to see what your Stream's IP address currently is.
  4. Download and install adblink
  5. In adblink enter your Stream's IP address in the "Ad Hoc IP" field.
  6. Click "Connect". You'll be prompted to accept the connection on the Stream itself - accept it and also remember the device if prompted.
  7. Once adblink reports that you are connected click "ADB Shell"
  8. Copy and paste the following commands in the terminal window:
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.utsmta.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.tivo.tivoplusplayer
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.tivo.tvlaunchercustomization
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.droidlogic.overlay
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.nes.bugtracker
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.nes.tvglobalkeyhandler
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.nes.daemonservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.nes.skywayclient
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.droidlogic.SubTitleService
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.limark.deviqcoreagent
pm disable-user --user 0 com.tivo.atom
reboot
The above commands allow you to completely customize Android TV as a generic box without any Tivo locks and customizations. I've left things you can manually disable via the App menu on the device enabled - if there's other stuff you don't want to see you can go there to remove other bundled non-Tivo apps.

If you wish to enable any of the apps you disabled, you can do so from the application menu on the device, or simply replace pm uninstall -k --user 0 on each command with cmd package install-existing and then reboot the device. These commands do not remove the packages from the device, they simply remove these from running under your current user which allows for better performance and customization.

If you want to remove the core Tivo Stream app from showing up on your home screen go to Settings --> Device Preferences --> Home Screen --> Customize Channels --> Tivo Stream.

Speed Up Animations (Optional)
Under the Device Preferences --> Developer Options menu there are 3 menu items called Windows animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animation duration scale set to values of 1x. You can set these to .5x instead and it will speed up the animations of Android TV a bit.
 

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Can you test if after this modification allows you to remap the Live TV button? That's the only button, besides Netflix, that Button Mapper doesn't recognize. If I could remap the Live TV button I think I could make this work a lot better for me.
One of the reasons it might not recognize it is because it's in a weird range of key codes. According to the XML file that defines the custom keys for the Tivo. It's possible Button Mapper isn't configured to see that range or something - might be worth asking the developer about.

Code:
<configurations>

    <!-- Factory Test -->
    <key KeyCode="5115">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_01</key_name>
        <package_name>com.utsmta.app.showapp</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <!-- ALL APPS -->
    <key KeyCode="5116">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_02</key_name>
        <package_name></package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name>android.intent.action.ALL_APPS</action_name>
    </key>

    <!-- Netflix -->
    <key KeyCode="5117">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_03</key_name>
        <package_name>com.netflix.ninja</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <!-- Youtube -->
    <key KeyCode="5118">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_04</key_name>
        <package_name>com.google.android.youtube.tv</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <!-- DVB -->
    <key KeyCode="5119">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_05</key_name>
        <package_name></package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name>com.nes.intent.action.NES_LIVE_TV</action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="5120">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_06</key_name>
        <package_name>com.google.android.music</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="5121">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_07</key_name>
        <package_name>com.google.android.videos</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="5122">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_08</key_name>
        <package_name>com.android.vending</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="5123">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_09</key_name>
        <package_name>com.google.android.play.games</package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="5124">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_SHORTCUT_10</key_name>
        <package_name>com.tivo.atom</package_name>
        <class_name>com.cubiware.cubiexperience4.mvp.tivomain.TivoMainActivity</class_name>
        <action_name>com.tivo.live</action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="5126">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_RESET_LONGPRESS</key_name>
        <package_name>com.nes.tivo.remote.pair</package_name>
        <class_name>com.nes.tivo.remote.pair.LauncherActivity</class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <!-- For Router device reset -->
    <key KeyCode="5103">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_ROUTER_RESET</key_name>
        <package_name></package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <!-- For Router device reboot -->
    <key KeyCode="5104">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_NES_ROUTER_REBOOT</key_name>
        <package_name></package_name>
        <class_name></class_name>
        <action_name></action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="172">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_GUIDE</key_name>
        <package_name>com.tivo.atom</package_name>
        <class_name>com.cubiware.cubiexperience4.mvp.tivomain.TivoMainActivity</class_name>
        <action_name>com.tivo.guide</action_name>
    </key>

    <key KeyCode="173">
        <key_name>KEYCODE_DVR</key_name>
        <package_name>com.tivo.atom</package_name>
        <class_name>com.cubiware.cubiexperience4.mvp.tivomain.TivoMainActivity</class_name>
        <action_name>com.tivo.home</action_name>
    </key>
  
</configurations>
 

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I think it may be worth consolidating all these adblink based customizations into 1 post (with different sections for each) and making that a sticky. As it is now there are at least 3 different threads with information scattered that will get lost over time.
 

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My ultimate goal would be to remap it so...

Guide = App List
TiVo = Home
Back = Replay
Skip = Skip Forward (one that works in all apps)
Home = Back
Live TV = Play/Pause

I think that would give a better generic Android TV experience with the remote for someone that's not using Sling or the TiVo app.
 

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I think it may be worth consolidating all these adblink based customizations into 1 post (with different sections for each) and making that a sticky. As it is now there are at least 3 different threads with information scattered that will get lost over time.
If ptcfast2 wants to do that I'll make it a sticky. I don't want to steal his thunder and consolidate them all into a post that looks like it's authored by me though.
 

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My ultimate goal would be to remap it so...

Guide = App List
TiVo = Home
Back = Replay
Skip = Skip Forward (one that works in all apps)
Home = Back
Live TV = Play/Pause

I think that would give a better generic Android TV experience with the remote for someone that's not using Sling or the TiVo app.
FYI, App List is long press of the Circle
 

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If ptcfast2 wants to do that I'll make it a sticky. I don't want to steal his thunder and consolidate them all into a post that looks like it's authored by me though.
I can make a tips and tricks thread - I didn't think I would be venturing this far down the rabbit hole with this device when I made the first thread. :eek:
 

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I can make a tips and tricks thread - I didn't think I would be venturing this far down the rabbit hole with this device when I made the first thread. :eek:
I noticed your commands changed in this thread since 1st post I saw.
"pm uninstall" is not a recognized command. Should it be the following instead?
cmd package uninstall
 

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I noticed your commands changed in this thread since 1st post I saw.
"pm uninstall" is not a recognized command. Should it be the following instead?
cmd package uninstall
You might need to re-enable them all and then use those commands. I've just been figuring out the best mix of commands to run so the stuff actually stops running, and disabling it isn't exactly the correct way for some of the apps.

Should look like this if the package is installed and enabled and then you go to uninstall it for a user:

Code:
SEI400TV:/ $ cmd package install-existing com.nes.tvglobalkeyhandler
Package com.nes.tvglobalkeyhandler installed for user: 0
SEI400TV:/ $ pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.nes.tvglobalkeyhandler
Success
In your case run this and then run the commands now in the guide for a fresh start:
Code:
pm enable com.utsmta.app
pm enable com.tivo.tivoplusplayer
pm enable com.tivo.tvlaunchercustomization
pm enable com.droidlogic.overlay
pm enable com.nes.bugtracker
pm enable com.nes.tvglobalkeyhandler
pm enable com.droidlogic
pm enable com.nes.daemonservice
pm enable com.nes.skywayclient
pm enable com.droidlogic.SubTitleService
pm enable com.limark.deviqcoreagent
reboot
 

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My ultimate goal would be to remap it so...

Guide = App List
TiVo = Home
Back = Replay
Skip = Skip Forward (one that works in all apps)
Home = Back
Live TV = Play/Pause

I think that would give a better generic Android TV experience with the remote for someone that's not using Sling or the TiVo app.
You're going to re-map the "back" button?? That's a vital button for all apps and Android TV OS too.
 

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Just put it in a different location. I want skip back/instant replay. I was just going to make back the circle button that's currently Home and make the TiVo button Home instead.
Got it. What video applications do you use that support 1 button press for skip back and skip forwards?
 
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