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[Q] Willing to join in on bounty for BL unlock and then CM on Fire Phone?

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26th November 2014, 09:40 PM   |  #1  
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I don't have a Fire Phone, I have a Nexus 5.

With that said, I'm a religious Amazon Prime shopper, and honestly, the specs on this thing are pretty good. With pricing as it is right now, this could be extremely attractive as a means to offset the cost of a Prime membership.

I'm guessing it could also be a potential money maker for reselling. $200 for a Snapdragon 800 phone with stock-ish Android on it sounds good to me, if I didn't have any flashing/rooting know-how.

Want to start a bounty?
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26th November 2014, 11:39 PM   |  #2  
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There needs to be a bootloader unlock first before any ROMs can be considered, so I think any bounty would need to start with the bootloader first
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27th November 2014, 06:13 AM   |  #3  
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clearly a tough question to answer, but what is the likelihood of that happening? I may replace a couple phones with the deal going on now if the consensus (by those who actually have experience with this type of thing) is that in a little bit one could overcome the bootloader and install a custom rom.
2nd December 2014, 10:18 PM   |  #4  
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There needs to be a bootloader unlock first before any ROMs can be considered, so I think any bounty would need to start with the bootloader first

This is not necessarily the case: as long as you have root, you can load other Android versions after the phone is booted. This has for example been done on the Motorola Defy back in the day. (They called it 2nd-init)
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This is not necessarily the case: as long as you have root, you can load other Android versions after the phone is booted. This has for example been done on the Motorola Defy back in the day. (They called it 2nd-init)

Fair enough, though my basic point was simply that we can't jump straight to custom ROMs, some initial development needs to happen first. In your case, we would need a root method to be developed (since 3.6.8 can no longer be downgraded to 3.5.0) and a 2nd init package developed. Any bounty should target that first before targeting custom ROMs.
5th December 2014, 06:30 PM   |  #6  
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Put me down for $10. for root & unlocked boot loader. Another $10. for CM12!
5th December 2014, 09:28 PM   |  #7  
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Same! $20 for CM before 2014 ends.

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Put me down for $10. for root & unlocked boot loader. Another $10. for CM12!

Me too.
10th December 2014, 05:50 AM   |  #9  
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As OP, I'll throw down $100
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So is there anyone capable of unlocking the bootloader? Are there methods left to try? Where'd be the best place to petition Amazon to unlock the bootloader so they can unload these phones from their inventory? The phone is back to $200 today, if we could unlock the bootloader and load ROMs, this would become a very popular phone.

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