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By ldeveraux, Senior Member on 2nd November 2015, 02:25 AM
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The new 7"Amazon tablet on Amazon OS 5 was just rooted today. Anyone want to give it a go on the Fire TV? I doubt it would work, but worth a shot...
 
 
2nd November 2015, 02:58 PM |#2  
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Not sure why no one cares about this, maybe wrong section? But here's a reply from the developer regarding using it on the fire tv:

" technically, if you have access to the original boot.img of the other FireOS device 5, can get into fastboot, and do the boot.img repacking, theoretically you can use the same method.
but, you definitely can't use this as it is..."

So do we have the correct boot.img for the device? ?
3rd November 2015, 04:04 PM |#3  
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This rooting method relies on using a modified boot image, loaded through fastboot, to mount the system partition as writable. This will not work for the 1st-gen Fire TV or Fire TV Stick because they are hardware locked to not allow fastboot to load a boot image. Oddly, the 2nd-gen Fire TV will allow fastboot to load a boot image, so it may be possible to root the 2nd-gen Fire TV using this method. The problem is, we do not have a complete original boot image for the 2nd-gen Fire TV to use as the base for the modified boot image. The boot image is normally extracted from the software update file, but since the 2nd-gen Fire TV switched to incremental updates, its updates do not contain a complete boot image. Only patches to the boot image.
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3rd November 2015, 08:31 PM |#4  
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I thought we had complete fastboot and bootloader access on the v1 tv...
4th November 2015, 10:25 AM |#5  
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Oh no! Its like "Yess, finally soon - Wait - NoooooO"

Are you shure about not beeing able to enter fastboot on First-Gen-AFTV? That Thread looks like it could somehow be possible: http://forum.xda-developers.com/fire...cking-t3146278
4th November 2015, 11:45 AM |#6  
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Oh no! Its like "Are you shure about not beeing able to enter fastboot on First-Gen-AFTV? That Thread looks like it could somehow be possible:

You may be able to enter fastboot mode but the bootloader is still locked and read-only on the AFTV 1, hence rbox developing a bootloader unlock for those of us with root.

AFTVnews.com says the AFTV2 bootloader is unlocked, which is semi good news I suppose.
4th November 2015, 03:49 PM |#7  
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so could someone with image lets say 5.03 perform a hardware root on the emmc of the device and then extract the boot.img be possible route?
4th November 2015, 04:06 PM |#8  
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If the emmc hardware root still works on the AFTV2, you should be able to dump the bootloader.
4th November 2015, 08:03 PM |#9  
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You may be able to enter fastboot mode but the bootloader is still locked and read-only on the AFTV 1, hence rbox developing a bootloader unlock for those of us with root.

AFTVnews.com says the AFTV2 bootloader is unlocked, which is semi good news I suppose.

the bootloader is locked on the fire tablet too, but they still rooted it.
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the bootloader is locked on the fire tablet too, but they still rooted it.

So it looks like they are using fastboot boot to boot a modified kernel image. On Fire TV, it prevents you from running fastboot boot.
5th November 2015, 05:34 AM |#11  
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So it looks like they are using fastboot boot to boot a modified kernel image. On Fire TV, it prevents you from running fastboot boot.

Do you have an AFTV2 rbox? If not we need to get a fund going to buy you one so you can tinker.
Elias said "Oddly, the 2nd-gen Fire TV will allow fastboot to load a boot image" so it will be interesting to see if you can do anything with it.
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