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Announcement from ggow: SlimKat for Amazon Fire Phone
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Introduction
- SlimKat for the Amazon Fire Phone

Prerequisites for Installation
- Must be running Safestrap v4

Project Status

updated: 07 Jan 2016

Fresh Installation
- From Safestrap, go into Wipe Menu and Swipe to perform a factory reset.
- Installation in the Stock Slot is Mandatory
- Flash the ROM File
- Flash any 4.4 based version of Open Gapps of your choice - Except Aroma Version
- For ROOT access Flash the latest SuperSU package.
- Reboot
- If ROOT access still isn't working then see Question 1 on the Frequently asked questions to enable it.
- Enjoy!

Upgrading to new Version
- Flash the ROM
- Reboot
- Enjoy!
- If you previous had GAPPS it will be preserved automatically
- To preserve root between upgrades, you need to setup SuperSU to survive OTA updates.

Downloads
*** Please do NOT create any mirrors ***
- SlimKat for Amazon Fire Phone
- Open Gapps

Source Code
- Kernel Source: Kodiak stock kernel, build number update-kindle-35.4.6.6_user_466000820

XDA:DevDB Information
SlimKat Amazon Fire Phone, ROM for the Amazon Fire Phone

Contributors
ggow
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
ROM Firmware Required: Safestrap v4
Based On: SlimKat

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-08-28
Last Updated 2018-01-01
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Release Notes / Changelog
2018-01-01
- Ported relevant security patches up to December 2017

2017-09-18
- Fix display settings force close
- The download link allows access to all builds now

2017-09-09
- Relevant security patches up to August 2017
- Backport a lot of fixes from recent openssl libs
- Added lot's of compiler optimisation flags -O3 etc
- Ported translucent status bar

2016-01-26
- Fixed battery stats
- Updated SlimKat Code

2016-01-15
- Switch to using Amazon 4.6.6 US Binaries
- Fixed 5 GHz WiFi issue (Amazon 4.6.6 binaries)
- Update SlimKat Code

2016-01-12
- Xposed now installs correctly
- Updated SlimKat Code

2016-01-11
- Removed slim camera (use Snap Camera HDR or Open Camera)
- Fixed HDCP for wireless display
- Fixed compass, should now show the correct direction
- Improved GPS accuracy - needs testing
- Add voice-handset-hac entry to mixer_paths.xml from Stock 4.6.3 firmware
- Cleaned up build.prop
- Add launcher rotation setting to build.prop (disabled by default)
- Add lock screen rotation setting to build.prop (disabled by default)
- Making baby steps with Camera
- Now able to load the OV680 firmware but still no benefit at the moment
- NFC is now working
- Fixed bug which prevents phone from entering Deep Sleep Mode
- Remaining Stagefright fixes are included
- Updated SlimKat Code
- Updated OP with latest project status
- Changed project state from BETA to STABLE

2015/11/06
- Updated SlimKat Code
- Back port of signature faking to enable use of microG framework

2015/10/24
- Updated SlimKat Code
- [TBD] Next Release will include the Back port of signature faking to enable use of microG framework

2015/09/30
- Updated SlimKat Code
- In camera app, fixed upside down orientation for rear camera in portrait and landscape
- In camera app, fixed video recorder crashes

v2015/09/25
- Updated SlimKat Code

v2015/09/15
- Updated SlimKat Code
- Stagefright Vulnerability Fix
- Establish 3G/LTE connection faster
- Switched to using 4.6.3 binaries

v2015/08/28
- Initial BETA Release
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Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1:
How do I get ROOT access?
Answer:
- Unlock developer options: "Settings" ➜ "About phone" ➜ Tap the build number 7 times
- Go back to "Settings" ➜ "Developer options" ➜ "root access" ➜ choose your desired option

Question 2:
Contribution by: @distearth
I am getting infrequent Google Play Service Crashes, what can I do to remedy this?
Answer:
- Some users have had success by installing this following version of Google Play Services
- Download: Google Play services 8.1.05 (2218116-036)
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Awesome. I'm waiting for the download link to check it out. Keep up the good work ggow.
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- Files links are now up on the OP
- Backup your existing ROM in case you want to go back
- Dirty Flash will NOT work
- Use the CleanSystemPartition.zip from Post #3 on the CM-11 thread if you run into issues with preserving of GAPPS.
- It can take a few minutes to acquire phone signal and then good to go.
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Cheers ,can I dirty flash this on top of CM11 please

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Cheers ,can I dirty flash this on top of CM11 please

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ggow

- Files links are now up on the OP
- Backup your existing ROM in case you want to go back
- Dirty Flash will NOT work
- Use the CleanSystemPartition.zip from Post #3 on the CM-11 thread if you run into issues with preserving of GAPPS.

Does the dedicated camera button work to launch the camera app?

What does this mean exactly? "Lack of amazon source, see here."

Is there an option from within Safestrap to create a ROM backup?

What do you mean about the GAPPS preserving? I have never had an issue with Google Apps on CM before. So any more info would be helpful with that.

Thanks again!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Saix_XIII

Does the dedicated camera button work to launch the camera app?

- It works the same as it does in CM-11

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Originally Posted by Saix_XIII

What does this mean exactly? "Lack of amazon source, see here."

- Did you read the link?
- Basically NFC will not work without these patches

Quote:
Originally Posted by Saix_XIII

Is there an option from within Safestrap to create a ROM backup?

- Yes

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Originally Posted by Saix_XIII

What do you mean about the GAPPS preserving? I have never had an issue with Google Apps on CM before. So any more info would be helpful with that.

- Look at Post number 3 on the CM-11 thread
- Some GAPPS include a self preseve script to survive OTA update but sometimes this is not what you want
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First, let me start off by saying I apologize if any of these questions are annoying you or any other user here. I just want to make sure I get a full picture of what I can and can't do with this ROM before I install it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ggow

- It works the same as it does in CM-11

From what I can tell, by default it will not launch anything until you select the default camera via the lock screen. Is this accurate?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ggow

- Look at Post number 3 on the CM-11 thread
- Some GAPPS include a self preseve script to survive OTA update but sometimes this is not what you want

I would be installing this right out of the box tomorrow after I boot the phone up once to get the free year of prime and also get the needed items to do the slimkat install. Would you recommend I use the CleanSystemPartion thing first?

Basically doing the following steps in this order:
1. Install safestrap
2. Follow the instructions in the OP:
From Safestrap, go into Wipe Menu and Swipe to perform a factory reset.
- Installation in the Stock Slot is Mandatory
- Flash the ROM File
-Flash CleanSystemPartition
- Flash PA Gapps Modular PICO
- I believe SlimKat has SuperSU built-in if you want root
- Reboot
- Enjoy!


Is that what I should do or since I am doing a clean install without any previous version of Android and nothing added to the standard FireOS? Again, sorry if this is a stupid question, just want to make sure I cover all my bases.
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