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Blacklisted kindle hdx 7"

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11th April 2014, 02:43 AM   |  #1  
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I purchase a kindle fire hdx 7" with a cracked screen on ebay, prepared to order the necessary parts from china and restore it (somewhat) to working order. I did this, only to find that the device was blacklisted. Now I would like to install a custom operating system if any such thing exists. I am not a developer for this kind of thing, so pardon my post, but every single link to cyanogen and kindle hdx is a dead link (amazon legal dept?). Any suggestions, general or specific?
11th April 2014, 05:56 AM   |  #2  
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I purchase a kindle fire hdx 7" with a cracked screen on ebay, prepared to order the necessary parts from china and restore it (somewhat) to working order. I did this, only to find that the device was blacklisted. Now I would like to install a custom operating system if any such thing exists. I am not a developer for this kind of thing, so pardon my post, but every single link to cyanogen and kindle hdx is a dead link (amazon legal dept?). Any suggestions, general or specific?

Maybe u can find out why black listed...(probably stolen).. cause u will be hard pressed installing another Rom since none really exist yet. Those links are dead cause no roms exist. Once and if the device is rooted then more doors will open. No timeframe for that however. Might wanna wait on putting any money into this device. Good luck.
12th April 2014, 07:23 PM   |  #3  
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I purchase a kindle fire hdx 7" with a cracked screen on ebay, prepared to order the necessary parts from china and restore it (somewhat) to working order. I did this, only to find that the device was blacklisted. Now I would like to install a custom operating system if any such thing exists. I am not a developer for this kind of thing, so pardon my post, but every single link to cyanogen and kindle hdx is a dead link (amazon legal dept?). Any suggestions, general or specific?

Did the seller say it was blacklisted? If not, might be a buyer protection case there and you can return it.

Though seller might win if it was sold "for parts".
16th April 2014, 06:45 PM   |  #4  
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Maybe u can find out why black listed...(probably stolen).. cause u will be hard pressed installing another Rom since none really exist yet. Those links are dead cause no roms exist. Once and if the device is rooted then more doors will open. No timeframe for that however. Might wanna wait on putting any money into this device. Good luck.

Well I messaged him asking where he'd bought it, he replied "Staples". It developed that he was in fact the original purchaser, but he went about unregistering his kindle the wrong way. He called Amazon and I've been able to register the Kindle so it worked out.

However there are a lot of blacklisted kindles on ebay that are catching my attention. I'd really be interested to know if it's possible to make use of that 2.2GHz snapdragon processor by installing some kind of android os on it to make a generic android tablet.
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