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By ANDROID2468, Senior Member on 13th February 2019, 11:09 PM
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This is currently made only for 5th gen and 7th gen.
Requirements What's the purpose of this?!?
  • because hacking stock FW is fun!
  • I made this for people who want options and wants some of the Amazon apps without the crappy launcher, adds and the forced OTA updates
Added things
  • nova launcher
  • black player (music player)
  • xda labs
  • F-Droid
  • Firefox
  • open Gapps
Removed things
  • Home Pages
  • music
  • DeviceSoftwareOTA
  • Forced OTA
  • Help
  • Silk Browser
  • silk Content Service
  • Amazon music
  • Chinese keyboard
  • more more here
changes in behaver
  • once you enter your wifi info for the first time at setup it will freeze for 5 sec and will bring you straight to the Nova launcher
    more info:
    I think it does this because it's trying to check for updates but it can't so it crashes. you can still enter your Amazon account in settings
Issues
  • look here
    (You probably noticed that there are a lot of issues listed on github and that because it's not just for bugs. Everything that going to be in a next release is listed there. If or when there is a bug it will have the bug label next to it.)
installing instructions
  • flash in twrp.
  • if you came from LOS you will have to do a wipe
DownloadAdding features request/found issues?
  • you want me to add something to this rom? you can notify me with gethub issues tracker or you can commit on this thread.
want root?images






enjoy.
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update list

updates(July 19 RC)
you need to do a clean flash (factory reset) for this build. (it's because of the deodex)
-changed the default wallpaper
-it is now deodex
-it uses ggow's kernel
-comes with magisk installed
-removed amazon app store
-replaced the default email client with K-9 mail
-comes with youtube
-updated nova launcher, gapps, black player, xda labs firefox (for 5th gen)
You can download it here

updates(April 2019)
The 5th and 7th gen are released.
The 7 gen still has some problems but it is working.
Issues ( 7th gen only):
-Costum boot animation is not working.
-firefox is not included ( out of space)
-sdcards were reported to not be working ( you may have a different outcome)
I will be addressing these issues in the next release.
Added/removed
-Block Facebook for security reasons learn more here
- remove F droid from 5th gen
- remove 15 bloatware apps
- update xda labs
- removed unified search
- update nova launcher
- removed audible
- added Ad Away
-Remove fire keyboard in favor of Gboard
- Remove documents
- Update the kernel
- Added the MiXplorer

updates(Feb 19)
-added support for the 7th gen
-added revamped to settings
-added gapps
-removed Chinese keyboard
-removed amazon music
-removed Fire Tutorial
-removed amazon game circle
-removed good reads
-removed amazon kindle and kindle store
-delete hd 7 in updater-script (this tablet is not HD)
-Removed Free time
-Removed WPS for Amazon
-add a new boot animation
-fix mislabeled fire OS version in settings
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Originally Posted by ANDROID2468

this is currently made only for hd7 5th gen. (may come to 7th gen later)...

Quick clairification: target device is officially identified as "Fire 5th generation" although many refer to it as a "5th gen Fire 7". There is no "HD" in the name. Same with the 7th gen varient. The HD designation is reserved for 2nd-4th gen devices (some) and 5th-7th gen devices with a screen size of 8" or above.
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Quick clairification: target device is officially identified as "Fire 5th generation" although many refer to it as a "5th gen Fire 7". There is no "HD" in the name. Same with the 7th gen varient. The HD designation is reserved for 2nd-4th gen devices (some) and 5th-7th gen devices with a screen size of 8" or above.

yup 1024 *600 is not HD, ok I will change it.
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23rd February 2019, 06:59 PM |#6  
@ANDROID2468, thanks for all your hard work. We had recently shelved these devices at Christmas because we upgraded our kids' tablets. My son broke his today so I had to dust off the Amazon Tab and put it back in service. I'm thrilled to see some more progress has been made in opening this device up. It was the perfect "first" device for my kids. I'll be unlocking and installing your custom ROM tonight.
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25th February 2019, 02:44 AM |#7  
This thing runs freaking great too man!! Thanks!
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This thing runs freaking great too man!! Thanks!

Thanks for the feedback! ya, especially with amazons ad service and OTA update removed, it makes the tablet run a lot faster! I'm glad you are enjoying it
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It's great to see these devices getting some love! I've got three 5th gens for my kids rocking a 2016 build of LOS 12.1. They seem to be running ok for an old cheap tablet, but I can't help but chase shiny new things... How do you feel that the overall smoothness and operation compares to the old Lineage 12.1?
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It's great to see these devices getting some love! I've got three 5th gens for my kids rocking a 2016 build of LOS 12.1. They seem to be running ok for an old cheap tablet, but I can't help but chase shiny new things... How do you feel that the overall smoothness and operation compares to the old Lineage 12.1?

You can improve responsiveness (especially after wake) by adding a 128 MB swap file in the largely unused cache partition then dialing back swappiness to 10. Makes a huge difference.

Disabling sync also helps with post wake responsiveness (ie: lag), especially if a Google account is involved.
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Lovely Rom, very fast.. Is there anyway to remove the lockscreen though?
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