I recently did a review on this tablet and it’s actually an excellent budget tablet. This is the hd 10 plus for 2021, but this will also work on the hd 10.. Actually, the method i’m going to show you in this video works from the 2014 tablets on up to present day now, real quick before we get started. I just wanted to show you a little bit of a comparison on the right hand. Side here we have the 2019 hd10 it’s got those lock screen ads it’s in its stock form. On the left hand, side i’ve done all of the modifications over here we have a custom launcher. Google play i’ve disabled some of the amazon apps and the lock screen ads are totally gone on this. In my opinion, i’d much rather have my tablet. Look like the left hand side than the right hand side, but for this video you will need to use a desktop or a laptop to get this all installed, because we’re going to be using an easy to use application called the fire tool box. So, if you’re ready to get started here, let’s go ahead and do it so before we move over to our pc and start modifying the tablet there’s one major thing: we need to do on the tablet itself and that’s enable developer options so we’re going to head To settings from here, we’ll find device options about fire tablet and we’re going to tap on the serial number about eight times, and what this is going to do is enable developer options so we’ll back up one and now you’ll see we have a new option called Developer options: we’ll turn this on give us a little bit of a warning: we’ll choose ok and from here we’re going to find usb debugging.

We want to make sure this is on: choose, ok and now we’re ready to move over to our windows pc and get fire toolbox set up. So now that we have usb debugging enabled on our fire tablet, it’s time to get the application downloaded. This is actually super easy to do. Link for this is in the description, it’s, an xda post for the fire tool box as making this video it’s actually version 17.1, and it will automatically update once we have it installed. I would definitely recommend going through and reading this, but, as you can see here, this works from the amazon fire 10 2021 or the 10 plus all the way from the amazon fire hd6 from 2014. So, basically, any of the tablets that have been released from 2014 to 2021. This will work with we’re going to scroll down until we get to the downloads and, like i mentioned, read through all of this there’s, some great information i’m going to go with the mirror. It’S, going to open up a google drive link just go ahead and download it. This is going to go directly into my downloads folder and from here we’re just going to extract it fire tool box version 17 in the future. This will be higher right. Click. I’M. Just going to extract, we can go ahead and open this up and we have the fire toolbox. Folder we’ll launch this and start up the fire tool box right here.

This is the application. We want to start it’s going to give us a little walkthrough. I would definitely read through all of this and actually explains how to use this pretty. Well, so choose! Ok, you can choose your theme from here i’m just going to leave everything stock, so we’ll just choose set theme it’s going to relaunch itself. It installed adb for us on our pc it’s, also going to check for updates and, as you can see, this is a micro patch version. 17.1 download and install make sure. You’Re online is just kind of a self updater we’ll choose yes, and it might actually give us a warning saying that it can’t find the exe so i’m just going to head back to where we have it downloaded start it back up and from here, as you Can see we have no device detected that’s because it’s not plugged into my pc, yet we have usb debugging on our amazon fire tablet, so we’re going to plug it in using the included usb type c, cable, so i’m just going to plug it. In now, it’s going to pop up allow usb debugging on this computer. Since this is my personal computer, i choose always allow and then ok and our computer is now going to detect the amazon fire tablet and it’ll. Give us something that looks like this. With fire toolbox and now we can use fire toolbox on our fire tablet. If you’re, a new user choose no i’m, a new user it’ll, give you a little walk through, but for me, i’ve used it before and as you can see, there’s a lot of options to choose from, but there’s four main things that i use the custom launcher.

Google services, which installs google play lock screen management. This is where we can disable those lock screen ads, and i also use manage amazon, apps and disable some amazon apps that i don’t normally use, but first things first everybody’s going to want to do this. One let’s install google play we’ll, go to google services, our tablet’s plugged in it won’t work without it execute tool it’s going to download everything for us and install it directly to our tablet and just a quick note. I have had this freeze before all i had to do was close down fire toolbox and start it back up and it would download it and install it no problem, but there we go. We now have google play installed. It’S recommended that you give the play store at least 10 minutes before signing in let’s. Just let it wait. We’Ll choose, ok, because we have a few more things that we’re going to do. I personally like to make this as close to a real android tablet as possible. So the next thing i do is install the custom launcher so from here, i’ll go to custom, launcher it’s, really up to you. You can leave the stock launcher if you want to, but uh personally i use the nova launcher there’s a few to choose from so i’m going to go with the nova launcher, and i want to disable the fire launcher all together. I don’t ever want to see it again on this tablet.

Another thing i do is enable widgets. If you don’t want them, leave it unchecked, choose yes and again, it’s going to download it and automatically install it to our tablet. Choose ok and now lock screen management. We’Re going to get rid of those lock screen ads and from here we can change the lock screen wallpaper, remove the lock screen ads or disable the lock screen altogether i’m just going to disable the lock screen ads, choose, ok, we’re, going to back up and the Final thing i like to do is disable some of the amazon apps. This is totally optional, i’m, going to go to manage amazon apps and from here. If you want to manually disable some you can see which ones we can disable app names in green indicates, an app is safe to disable or hide, and i will go through. You can see the amazon app store. They do not recommend disabling this one. So really what i do is i go back. Manage amazon apps from the drop down here we have two options: complete d, bloat or standard. I go with the standard d bloat, which is recommended, we’ll, execute and again it’s going to handle everything for us. Choose ok and we’re done here. We now have a custom launcher. Google play lock screen ads, are disabled and we’ve disabled some amazon apps, so we’ve got our fire tablet as close to a real android tablet as possible, and here it is once it’s finished up.

We have that custom launcher installed, it’s going to ask us if we want to do a quick setup, that’s exactly what i’m going to do and i’ll just choose actually we’ll just go with the light theme. You can totally customize the nova launcher, but, as you can see, it’s going to look pretty plain jane, you will need to get some applications installed and place them on the main screen. But since i’ve disabled a lot of amazon apps, i don’t have a lot to fill up with, but luckily we have google play installed now, so we can download basically any app. We want from the google play, store and we’ve also kept the amazon app store intact. Just in case, you want to install some stuff from there, but let’s go ahead and start up. Google play just like starting up any new phone. You will have to sign in with your google account. You got ta be online for this to work i’m gon na go ahead and do that now so i’m signed into the google play, store and i’ll just go ahead and download. My first app we’ll go with ida. 64. we’ll install it it’s going to automatically download for us and basically it’s, going to work just like any android phone or any android tablet with google play. We do have google play services installed. So if the app requires it, it will work and if you did end up installing the nova launcher, we can totally customize this.

I know it looks pretty plain jane and, like i mentioned that’s, because i don’t have a lot of apps installed right now. This is kind of just a fresh install, but we can change the wallpaper. We can add widgets and once you spend a little time with it, you can have something that looks like this. I mean. Basically, we have a real android tablet. Now none of the amazon launcher is installed anymore. We got google play no lock screen ads. This does make it much more appealing to pick up the 2021 fire hd 10 or the hd10 plus, but that’s going to wrap it up for this. Video really appreciate you watching all links for everything i mentioned in this video are in the description and, if you’re interested in checking out my full review on the fire hd 10 plus, i will leave a link for that in the description as well.