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Disclaimer:i am not responsible for any device crashes and rombricks - you act on your own responsibility

If you have Fire OS 3.6.8 installed please do not downgrade! It can make your device crashing and some other nasty things!


How to make your FirePhone look and act like a normal Android Smartphone

Hello,
you got an Amazon Fire Phone and you don't like the User Interface? No Problem, you can change it in the way you like.
The only little Problem is that the other FireOS I use is an English Version - but you can read this, you wil handle the Phone
When you downgrade your phone you can upgrade back easily with 3.6.2 Firmware image - it contains german, english, spanish etc.

You need some google Apps, please get them from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2365224
Edit: You also can look at the bottom of this post for a download link!

1. Downgrade your Fire Phone to FireOS 3.5.0 (need for root access) (only Version below 3.6.8, see top)

a)Load and install FirePhone SDK https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk...Fire_Phone.zip (On Win 8 and Up you may reboot your pc and enable unsigned drivers)
b)Enable developer mode on your Device (Settings->Device->GetInfoAboutYourFire->Tab several times on Serial Number etc) and choose USB Debugging
c)Now you have to download Android SDK (ADB Utility) More Information: http://galaxy-note-3.****************...ws-pc-0149131/
d)Download FireOS 3.5.0 from Amazon Server https://s3.amazonaws.com/fire-phone-..._101012120.bin
e)open adb in command prompt and type: adb start-server
f)connect your phone to your pc
g)get devices by: adb devices -> when your device is shown you can continue | when not you may have to choose a driver in Device Manager
h)Boot phone into recovery by holding PWR + VOL UP or Type in adb console: adb reboot recovery
i)Now you have to sideload FireOS 3.5.0: type in adb console: adb sideload c:\YOURPATH\update.bin -> this will wipe & reboot your phone
j)When you successfully downgrade your Phone go to Settings->Application&ParentalControls->Prevent non-Amazon app installation

2. Make your Phone Root your Phone with towelroot https://towelroot.com/ - klick on the Logo, download, install and start the App -> klick 'make it ra1n'

a)When you successfully root your Phone you can go on with install some Apps you will need:

i)Disable all the **** like 3D effekts in Settings an install an App like SuperSU
ii)de.robv.android.xposed.installer (for the XPOSED Framework - Please open and install it)
iii)Some google apks: Google_Services_Framework, Google_Login_Service, Google_Play_services and HDXPosed-1.3 -> Please go to XPosed in your Apps and enable HDXPosed in Modules
iv)Restart your Phone
v)Install Vendig.apk and Google_Play_Store
vi)Restart your Phone -> Now you are able to use Google Play Store
b)You dont like FireOS GUI? No Problem:

i)Install googlequicksearchbox and google launcher from Playstore (make this Apps system Apps with a tool like Titanium Backup and make the FireOS 'home' App to userapp)
ii)Reboot your Phone - Now you can choose your preferred Launcher and choose a background
iii)If you miss the Navbar on the bottom install: Ultimate Dynamic Navbar and enable it in XPosed http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2270198
iv)Customize it in the way you like!
If you want an other lockscreen i recommend SlideLock http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2631047
For the original settings App you may exchange your current settings.apk with Android4.22 settings.apk (this dont work completely) http://sourceforge.net/p/sreborn/cod...p/Settings.apk

congratulation your Phone looks and act like a normal android smartphone!


Edit: now you can go back to stock easily - take a look at fireos 3.6.2 image - it contains english, german, spanish etc.

Edit: download link for google services
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zz4ifx04s...CQqsGbYTa?dl=0
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8th October 2014, 10:18 AM |#2  
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iii) If you miss the Navbar on the bottom install: Ultimate Dynamic Navbar and enable it in XPosed http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2270198

How is Google Launcher behaving with this Navbar? Is it hiding the dock?
8th October 2014, 10:27 AM |#3  
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How is Google Launcher behaving with this Navbar? Is it hiding the dock?

you can make the navbar hiding and become active on tap - so no its not really hiding the dock (see attachment)




by tapping on the triangle the navbar is shown
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8th October 2014, 10:49 AM |#4  
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OK, that's what i have too. Would like it to have persistent.
What i would like is a Original Android Keyboard. Tried the way, described in the other thread, with moving the Swype.apk away, and copying the new one, but it's crashing constantly (LatinIME.apk from CM 10.1.3, Nexus4)
8th October 2014, 12:01 PM |#5  
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OK, that's what i have too. Would like it to have persistent.
What i would like is a Original Android Keyboard. Tried the way, described in the other thread, with moving the Swype.apk away, and copying the new one, but it's crashing constantly (LatinIME.apk from CM 10.1.3, Nexus4)

Yes! The LatinIME.apk from Cyanogenmod 11 (nexus 5) works.
8th October 2014, 12:09 PM |#6  
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Yes! The LatinIME.apk from Cyanogenmod 11 (nexus 5) works.

ATM iam trying other setting.apk - but i did a mistake and have to start again :,D
can you upload it?
8th October 2014, 12:18 PM |#7  
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ATM iam trying other setting.apk - but i did a mistake and have to start again :,D
can you upload it?

https://grex.endofinternet.org/LatinIME.apk
8th October 2014, 01:24 PM |#8  
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change language
Nice Thread

not completly working but a step closer to language settings:
udhyantimilsina.com/2013/08/15/how-to-unlock-developer-mode-to-set-multiple-languages-on-android-os-4-2-2/

It's a guide to change language settings through an app... but still the OS sticks to english.
I will do further research.

Cheers,
Xerx
8th October 2014, 01:31 PM |#9  
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Nice Thread

not completly working but a step closer to language settings:
udhyantimilsina.com/2013/08/15/how-to-unlock-developer-mode-to-set-multiple-languages-on-android-os-4-2-2/

It's a guide to change language settings through an app... but still the OS sticks to english.
I will do further research.

Cheers,
Xerx

be careful! i used this tool and clicked korean.... i'am no korean... everything stops working and i had to reset my phone again.
it changes only parts of the system, too. when you choose german - google play store is german - but: settings still english
8th October 2014, 01:34 PM |#10  
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be careful! i used this tool and clicked korean.... i'am no korean... everything stops working and i had to reset my phone again.
it changes only parts of the system, too. when you choose german - google play store is german - but: settings still english

Sorry didnt want to destroy your phone. hope its not too much work to get it back!
Yes still looking for a better way.

Cheers,
Xerx
8th October 2014, 01:42 PM |#11  
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Sorry didnt want to destroy your phone. hope its not too much work to get it back!
Yes still looking for a better way.

Cheers,
Xerx

no problem i had already reset it several times
you can do it in under 10min


maybe we can use some language-files etc from other phones... i will check it out
an other cool gadget is that you can use with XPosed apps like MinMinGuard or XPrivacy
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