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By rbox, Recognized Developer on 18th March 2019, 01:18 AM
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As usual, this WILL void your warranty and I am NOT responsible for anything you do with this. Installing it properly won't brick your Fire TV, but doing stupid things with it might.

First, you must be unlocked. You can follow the instructions here for making that happen.

If you are first starting, you should first unlock, then install this ROM, and THEN install Magisk for root or any other addons. This rom uses addon.d to preserve Magisk and any other addons, but any system modifications like Magisk, gapps, etc, that you have installed prior to this ROM will NOT be preserved.

If you've already unlocked and installed Magisk, then after installing this ROM you need to reinstall Magisk in TWRP.

Beyond that, Magisk and any other addons will be preserved as you flash newer roms. Consequently, if you would like to remove root, you will need to wipe /system in TWRP prior to installing this ROM. That will prevent it from being restored when installing the ROM.

WARNINGS
  • It is extremely important you never reboot after a failure. If recovery is hung, you can use adb shell to run
    Code:
    killall recovery
    to restart it
  • It is also extremely important to never reboot after wiping /system.
  • If you wind up bricking, you will most likely have to follow the original unlock instructions again to get it recovered.


Thanks to @k4y0z, @xyz`, and @hwmod for the unlock.

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18th March 2019, 02:05 AM |#2  
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very nice thank you very much!,
may i nicely ask if 5.2.6.9 could be also on your list?

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=174
18th March 2019, 02:34 AM |#3  
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very nice thank you very much!,
may i nicely ask if 5.2.6.9 could be also on your list?

https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=174

It seems like 5.2.6.9 may have been put on hold by Amazon. Last I checked, it's not being pushed to any other device and I don't think it's actively being pushed to most tanks.
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18th March 2019, 03:50 AM |#4  
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To be clear on this part of the first post;
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Originally Posted by rbox

This rom uses addon.d to preserve Magisk and any other addons, but anything you've installed prior to this ROM will NOT be preserved.

Installing this ROM will wipe our data, and the stick will be as new on the first boot. Except for anything we else have installed after the ROM in TWRP?
18th March 2019, 04:52 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by rbox

It seems like 5.2.6.9 may have been put on hold by Amazon. Last I checked, it's not being pushed to any other device and I don't think it's actively being pushed to most tanks.

My "tank" did recieve 5.2.6.9 am i good to roll back to your rom? And is there anything that would be useful that i could dump off of mine while it is on 5.2.6.9?
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To be clear on this part of the first post;

Installing this ROM will wipe our data, and the stick will be as new on the first boot. Except for anything we else have installed after the ROM in TWRP?

No. I meant system modifications like gapps or magisk. I'll make it a little clearer.
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My "tank" did recieve 5.2.6.9 am i good to roll back to your rom? And is there anything that would be useful that i could dump off of mine while it is on 5.2.6.9?

Yes, I've heard other people rolled back to .8 just fine. No. I have the .9 rom, I'm just waiting to see if they issue a new one or start rolling it out in force.
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Yes, I've heard other people rolled back to .8 just fine. No. I have the .9 rom, I'm just waiting to see if they issue a new one or start rolling it out in force.

Alright cool man. I appreciate it.
18th March 2019, 08:43 AM |#9  
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it say prerooted. but had to install magisk and manager apk. what does this mean? it will stay rooted forever? like when update or factory reset? do ota updates work? the small ones or full update. be still root? or will update by new flashing new rbox rom update.
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Hey @rbox thanks for everything including this new prerooted rom.

My question: is there a difference between firmware for the second gen stick and the Fire Stick 'Basic Edition', or are all the differences set server-side by Amazon? As far as I know it's the same hardware, but different software loaded on the device, depending on the device (but not the hardware?)
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Fire TV Stick Basic (tank) post 5.2.6.9 incremental updates
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Originally Posted by rbox

Yes, I've heard other people rolled back to .8 just fine. No. I have the .9 rom, I'm just waiting to see if they issue a new one or start rolling it out in force.

I can confirm that the 5.2.6.9 OTA update seems to be in "on-hold" state.
I downgraded my stick to 5.2.6.8 since a week ago and I haven't been able to update to 5.2.6.9 in this week.
Also of note the fact that it seems Amazon is going to start again with incremental updates instead of full package updates.
I notice that after the first-time update to 5.2.6.9 I have received 19 incremental updates (files in .apk format) which I carefully captured just in case.

Attached to this message I uploaded the complete set of the 19 files update grouped in 2 different sets (apk1 and apk2).
The first set was found in the /cache directory while the second set was captured from /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.device.software.ota/files/.

Here is the file list preview of contents found in the linked archive:
Code:
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
 19689856  02-17-2019 14:06   apk1/15.17.3.1.0.DigitalMusicAndroid3P-fireOS-partner-release-signed.apk
 76775507  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/AlexaMobileAndroid-2.2.237036.0-prodPhoenix-armeabi-v7a-release-signed.apk
 21624784  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/ATVAndroidFOS5TabletClient-release-prodSigned_241062110.apk
 26805735  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/com.amazon.gallery-fireTablet-release-signed-536543210.apk
 13155243  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/FreeTimeApp-fireos-fireos-release-signed.apk
 11480109  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/MASClientPlatter-tabletFos5-release-signed111.apk
  3333353  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/MayDayApk-fireOs-release-user-signed.apk
 11613292  02-17-2019 14:06   apk1/OOBE-armeabi-v7a-release-signed_3.apk
   598325  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/signed_Cloud9ContentService-release.apk
  7772927  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/signed_DadetAndroidClient-fireOS5-release.apk
 49037037  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/signed_KindleForAmazonTablet-fos-release-14.15.136_1224836010_1.3.203908.0.apk
  3489261  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/signed_KindleStoreAPKv2-app-tablet-fireOS5-release.apk
  1281070  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/signed_NIMH-release1.apk
  9296991  02-17-2019 14:07   apk1/signed_UnifiedSearchGen7-release_701.apk
  6445765  02-17-2019 14:14   apk2/AudibleFireTabletApp-release-signed-2060150110.apk
 50597344  02-17-2019 14:14   apk2/com.amazon.cloud9.apk
  6495028  02-17-2019 14:14   apk2/com.amazon.cloud9.kids.apk
  8032262  02-17-2019 14:14   apk2/FireLauncher5-release.apk
 22877139  02-17-2019 14:14   apk2/MShopAndroidPhoneApp-16.0.222504.0-firefly-release-releasesigned.apk
---------                     -------
350401028                     19 files
Download post_5.2.6.9_incremental_updates.zip for Fire TV Stick Basic (tank)

Have fun.

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