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Discussion in 'Amazon Fire TV' started by oldun, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. oldun

    oldun Member
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    I am in the process of improving my Firestick 4k. I have added a USB drive and partition it 50:50 so that I have extra "internal" memory and space to save videos etc.

    So far everything seems to have gone well.

    I am now in the process of transferring apps over to the usb. To do this i am using adb shell with the command

    pm move-package "FullAppName" "USBID".

    I can find the FullAppName using the command - pm list package "partAppName".

    I can find the USBID using the command df -h (all 32 characters of the ID).

    So I typed in the move-package (above) for one of the Apps and I successfully moved the App to the USB .....and it worked!!!!

    With the cursor flashing at the bottom of the adb shell screen I can save typing bu making a long press on the OK button resulting in a drop-down list of all the previous commands I have typed in.

    I do this and select the last move-package command.

    So I now have a viable command but with the wrong FullAppName

    How can I correct the FullAppName without first deleting the 32 character long USBID?


    Is there any easier way to do what I am trying to do?

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what about just copying and pasting it into the command prompt?
  3. oldun

    oldun Member
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I am reasonably competent with the use and modification of computers but my work usually involves the use of Widows. I am not familiar with programming via such programs as the adb shell, though I am using this type of programming much more with my Raspberry Pi and the Firestick

    A the moment I am using a combination of a keyboard on a Galaxy S10 mobile phone, using the Firestick app, and a Firestick remote.

    With the remote keyboard life is certainly much easier. I can now move around the text and edit parts in the middle. Before I had to delete everything from the end and reinstate the corrected version afterwards.

    What I have not mastered is the art of cutting and pasting using the adb shell, the S10 keyboard and the Firestick remote. To be true I did not even know if it was possible!

    I would appreciate your help.

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