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Question [Q] CM KFHD 7 was stable 5 months, now stuck at blue "Kindle" logo??

Hey everyone, first time caller, long time listener here. Apologies for the long post but I figured I'd rather provide all the details upfront.

I've had a KFHD 7" for about a year now and have been lurking around the KFHD dev forums ever since, anxiously awaiting ROM's made available for the 7. Finally in July I took the plunge, and using KFFA, downgraded to stock Kindle OS 7.2.3 and followed opensystem's thread here (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2347170) on using FireFlash to install kfhd7-Freedom-boot-7.3.0.img as the bootloader and kfhd7-twrp 2.4.4.0-recovery.img as the recovery. Success and all was beautiful!

Since then I've:

* Updated TWRP to version 2.5.0 via Hashcode's ZIP within TWRP
* Updated CM to version 10.2 (8/12/2013 build)
* Reverted CM to version 10.1 (had stability problems)
* Updated TWRP to version 2.6.3.0 via Hashcode's ZIP within TWRP
* Updated CM to version 10.2 (11/15/2013 build)
* Updated TWRP to version 2.6.3.1 via Hashcode's ZIP within TWRP

All this succeeded, and was stable until Thanksgiving Day (go figure). With my tablet acting somewhat laggy, I rebooted it as I have many times before. This time, when the "Kindle" logo went from Orange & White to Blue & White, it froze. I waited 5, 10, 20 minutes and longer, nothing. Wiped Cache, Dalvik, etc via TWRP and tried again... nothing. Reflashed TWRP 2.6.3.0 and CM 10.1 from zips, still freezes. And then it gets really weird when I factory reset it. Here's the sequence of events:

* Restored Kindle OS 7.2.3 via KFFA and fastboot, turned of Amazon updating
* Used FireFlash to install kfhd7-Freedom-boot-7.3.0.img and kfhd7-twrp 2.4.4.0-recovery.img
* Rebooted to TWRP 2.4.4.0 and installed TWRP 2.6.3.1 via Hash's ZIP
* Rebooted to TWRP 2.6.3.1 and installed CM 11.0 (11/25/2013 build)
* Reinstalled applications, etc.

Beautiful again! Worked for several hours with it yesterday, then decided to reboot again and... BAM! Back to the frozen "Kindle" blue & white logo again. Has anyone ever seen this before? Is there some way I can pull up a display of what the bootloader is doing behind the splash screen to see where it is falling over? (BTW, fastboot works, I can still boot into TWRP, and I have a factory cable)

Thanks in advance to all!
 
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Hey everyone, first time caller, long time listener here. Apologies for the long post but I figured I'd rather provide all the details upfront.


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Using Freedom Boot with FireFlash does nothing. FireFlash is for images and freedom boot is not an image. You can push it manually no problem. That's why you have to downgrade your firmware to match the Amazon ROM you are about to flash. You may be having a software issue that can't be fixed. Verify your TWRP first. I would do a fresh install of the ROM you choose. Make sure to "swipe" first. Also, how full is your memory? Do you use the Greenify app to keep cpu usage down? Let me know..
 
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Using Freedom Boot with FireFlash does nothing. FireFlash is for images and freedom boot is not an image. You can push it manually no problem.
Hey, thanks for the reply. I'm even more confused now than before based on the statement above. Both the seokhun (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909) and Opensystem (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2347170) posts reference using FireFlash to install the kfhd7-Freedom-boot.img. Are you saying I shouldn't install it that way and should instead install via fastboot?

To further clarify, I am doing a full restore of 7.2.3 via Kindle Fire First Aide prior to beginning the procedure. KFFA "pre-roots" the 7.2.3 install and installs the SU app. From there, I'm disabling Amazon OTA updates and then installing ES File Explorer via the Amazon store. ES File Explorer is then used to install the freedom-boot.img as the boot and twrp as the recovery, using the stack override for boot and disabling updates on the recovery. A full reset is done afterwards and before installing CM (cache/dalvik/system wipe). Memory usage should be a non-issue as I haven't yet installed any other applications.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
 
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Opps, wow, I meant you can't flash the bootloader so that's why you downgrade firmware.

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Hey, thanks for the reply. I'm even more confused now than before based on the statement above. Both the seokhun (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909) and Opensystem (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2347170) posts reference using FireFlash to install the kfhd7-Freedom-boot.img. Are you saying I shouldn't install it that way and should instead install via fastboot?

To further clarify, I am doing a full restore of 7.2.3 via Kindle Fire First Aide prior to beginning the procedure. KFFA "pre-roots" the 7.2.3 install and installs the SU app. From there, I'm disabling Amazon OTA updates and then installing ES File Explorer via the Amazon store. ES File Explorer is then used to install the freedom-boot.img as the boot and twrp as the recovery, using the stack override for boot and disabling updates on the recovery. A full reset is done afterwards and before installing CM (cache/dalvik/system wipe). Memory usage should be a non-issue as I haven't yet installed any other applications.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
See post above.

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