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CM10 Development for Kindle Fire HD 7"

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4th December 2012, 10:09 PM   |  #1  
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Greetings all...

You may be aware that verygreen is working on CM10 development for the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD. I am also working on getting this working on the Kindle Fire HD 7".

What works:

-Almost nothing so far. I can get past the bootloader and CWM will run (Thanks, verygreen!), but the CM10 ROM still needs to be developed further. I can flash it, and it appears to complete, but nothing comes up on the screen.

Trust me, this will be a slow process, but it IS BEING WORKED ON!

I will post any progress that I make.

::UPDATES::

[12/4] I now have screen working.
[12/5] Boots fully, but no touchscreen and the resolution appears to be wrong. (see image below.)



[12/7] Touchscreen now works, but is off by 90 degrees.

[12/8] Basic functionality appears to be working now.
Wifi works, and screen and softkeys are all working now too.

Check out the video:



[12/10] 210 seems to be the magic DPI number for this device. Thanks to all of you who suggested that.

[12/18] Link to instructions on how to install revrom_alpha1:
http://www.reverendkyle.com/index.ph...ndle-fire-hd-7

Stay tuned...
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4th December 2012, 10:23 PM   |  #2  
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Hi!

This is very good news!!!

Great work
4th December 2012, 11:01 PM   |  #3  
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As green has noted, the nexus 7 is a far superior deal, better hardware for the $, and is inherently unlockable by the manufacturer.

(Just wanted to note that in this thread for anyone considering a 7" tablet purchase. Go with open systems. The fire hd boot loader is now unlockable, but the next hardware may not be so easy.)
4th December 2012, 11:11 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fattire

As green has noted, the nexus 7 is a far superior deal, better hardware for the $, and is inherently unlockable by the manufacturer.

(Just wanted to note that in this thread for anyone considering a 7" tablet purchase. Go with open systems. The fire hd boot loader is now unlockable, but the next hardware may not be so easy.)

I agree, the Nexus 7 is a better deal right now....

But once CM10 is running on the KFHD7, I bet it'll give the N7 a run for it's money. Plus, you know there are going to be a million people (exaggerated) who want to load up their KFHD7 with CM10, so someone has to make it happen.

Oh, and just so everyone knows.... I have a Nexus 7 too.
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good to hear it's going to happen on the 7" variant. Can't wait.
5th December 2012, 03:19 AM   |  #6  
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5th December 2012, 04:18 AM   |  #7  
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Do you use Hashcode's Safetrap tool?

As i known, CWM can't support 7'HD Kindle Fire now.
5th December 2012, 04:56 AM   |  #8  
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Do you use Hashcode's Safetrap tool?

As i known, CWM can't support 7'HD Kindle Fire now.

No.

Now that we have the ability to unlock the bootloader, Safestrap becomes unnecessary.
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5th December 2012, 06:12 AM   |  #9  
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Yeah don't get me wrong... I'm all for developing alternate oses for formerly locked devices, if only to demonstrate how futile and immoral (for lack of a better word-- dickish is another) it is to try to lock people out of their own devices. . but why buy them to begin with if there are better options?



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Yeah don't get me wrong... I'm all for developing alternate oses for formerly locked devices, if only to demonstrate how futile and immoral (for lack of a better word-- dickish is another) it is to try to lock people out of their own devices. . but why buy them to begin with if there are better options?



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Because people like having a choice. From everything I have seen and read, the physical quality of a nexus 7 left a lot to be desired. I like the speakers and screen on the kindle hd better. I am tied up to Amazon ecosystem. So many reasons. It's a sad world when people only want you to buy one thing. Competition is good for everyone. The original kindle fire is the entire reason the Nexus 7 came to be at that price.

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