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Originally Posted by murso74
I'm hesitant to add the 8.9 to the bounty, or to add a time frame. I think you guys may be better off starting a new thread for that. We don't know if what works for one size will work for the other
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From my research, I can tell you that if it works for the HDX7, it will work for the HDX8,9, albeit with some minor alterations to address space, etc.
I think I have found a way to retain the signature while modifying the update bin. I plan on testing it this weekend & if things go well, then I'll push it out to a small group for more testing. Even though I use a HDX8.9, the initial file will be for the HDX7, since the 7" model is the only one in the house that both runs the newer firmware & is not rooted. I have to wait because it is not mine & I won't have access to it till this weekend. I am running 188.8.131.52 rooted on my 8.9 & unable to test the method on it since I use it daily & require certain root & system level modifications for work. Once I know it works on the 7", then I will update it for the 8.9 & test it personally. I just can't justify the loss of root on the 8,.9 atm, particularly with the ig... well never mind that.
At any rate, this still will not be an unlocked bootloader & is likely only be a temporary work-around until the next update, unless you modify the build.prop & never update again.
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