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 View Poll Results: Have you rooted your AFTV?

Yes, AFTV2 - via Linux
 
40 Vote(s)
28.99%
Yes, AFTV2 - via Mac
 
9 Vote(s)
6.52%
Yes AFTV2 - via Windows
 
37 Vote(s)
26.81%
Yes AFTV1
 
20 Vote(s)
14.49%
No - Having issues (please post)
 
13 Vote(s)
9.42%
No - Not interested
 
19 Vote(s)
13.77%

[POLL] Have you rooted your FireTV?

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By ImCoKeMaN, Senior Member on 26th November 2015, 02:22 PM
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Please answer the poll, and if you'd like to provide more info (or even get help) post the following info:

OS and version:
FireTV model and OS version:
Brief description:

If you are trying to root:
Log of root output pasted in CODE tags.

If not:
Why don't you want to root your device?

Example:
OS and version: Win 7
FireTV model and OS version: AFTV2 - rooted, AFTV1 rooted also
Brief description:
root all the things!
Log:
Code:
Done!
Press any key to continue...
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26th November 2015, 07:10 PM |#2  
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OS and version: Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5
FireTV model and OS version: AFTV2 OS Version 5.0.3.1 (534011720)
26th November 2015, 07:23 PM |#3  
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OS and version: Windows 10 (64 bit)
FireTV model and OS version:
AFTV2 OS Version 5.0.3.1 (534011720)
AFTV1 rooted also
27th November 2015, 02:22 AM |#4  
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OS and version: Mac OS X 10.11.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 (virtual)
FireTV model and OS version: AFTV2 - 5.0.3.1
Brief description:
Tried using OS X (SIP disabled with a more current version of adb that works with El Capitan) but no matter what I did it would stop patching after about the 5th or 6th patch, once it went further but still hung.
So I used my VM of Ubuntu 14 ... This was quite a bit slower to run to completion (this may be due to my VM being configured with very few resources) it was 2.5 hours before it got to the largest patch section so I have to think it took 5 or 6 hours to complete.

I did end up with a loss of ability to remount /system as rw after installing the "system tools" via adbFire but this was fixed after rebooting the FireTV.
27th November 2015, 03:15 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp

OS and version: Mac OS X 10.11.1 / Ubuntu 14.04 (virtual)
FireTV model and OS version: AFTV2 - 5.0.3.1
Brief description:
Tried using OS X (SIP disabled with a more current version of adb that works with El Capitan) but no matter what I did it would stop patching after about the 5th or 6th patch, once it went further but still hung.
So I used my VM of Ubuntu 14 ... This was quite a bit slower to run to completion (this may be due to my VM being configured with very few resources) it was 2.5 hours before it got to the largest patch section so I have to think it took 5 or 6 hours to complete.

I did end up with a loss of ability to remount /system as rw after installing the "system tools" via adbFire but this was fixed after rebooting the FireTV.

Awesome to see the feedback thanks guys!

That's interesting that it was failing in your OS part way through the serial transfer, but a VM actually worked for you on the same hardware. This is something that may be an ugly workaround for @playingmax too.
27th November 2015, 04:10 AM |#6  
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OS and version: Win 7
FireTV model: AFTV2
using windows 7 64bit. have been tying to root for the pass 3 days with no success. it just keeps hanging after about 5 mins of flashing.
last Log:
HTML Code:
C:\Users\Morris\Desktop\aftv2-tools>patch_mmc_win.bat
Patching patch_400.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 1024
512+0 records in
512+0 records out
Addr: 0x58e0400

Patching patch_1000.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 4096
512+0 records in
512+0 records out
Addr: 0x58e1000

Patching patch_52000.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]win.edu.au>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 335872
512+0 records in
512+0 records out
Addr: 0x5932000

Patching patch_53000.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 339968
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Addr: 0x5933000

Patching patch_53a00.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 342528
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Addr: 0x5933a00

Patching patch_59800.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 366592
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Addr: 0x5939800

Patching patch_5a200.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

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Addr: 0x593a200
Addr: 0x593a400

Patching patch_5e800.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 387072
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Addr: 0x593e800

Patching patch_66400.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 418816
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Addr: 0x5946400

Patching patch_9ae00.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 634368
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Addr: 0x597ae00

Patching patch_cc600.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

skip to 837120
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Addr: 0x59ac600

Patching patch_cce00.img...
rawwrite dd for windows version 0.6beta3.
Written by John Newbigin <[email protected]>
This program is covered by terms of the GPL Version 2.

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Addr: 0x59ace00
Addr: 0x59ad000
28th November 2015, 06:16 AM |#7  
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OS and version:
Raspbian (Updated to latest) on Raspberry Pi 2

FireTV model and OS version:
Fire TV 2 v5.0.3.1 (534011720)

Brief description:
Nothing else was installed on Raspbian to enable rooting to be carried out (Simply the commands originally posted by zero epoch).
To test root and restore of the AFTV2 I also had to learn how to compile ADB on the Pi 2.
I used a 3m USB 3.0 A to A lead (Purchased from Maplin here in UK) to carry out the rooting procedure.
28th November 2015, 08:39 AM |#8  
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OS and version:
Fedora 22 (x86_64)

FireTV model and OS version:
Fire TV 2 5.0.3.1

Brief description:
I used a cheap $3 cable from the local store Fry's Electronics. I also tested the procedure on RHEL 6.5 with a custom build of python 3.5.0. I found that my Fedora 22 desktop was a bit more reliable than my Lenovo laptop, but still after repeated experimenting I sometimes had to reboot the desktop to fix the serial port buffer.
28th November 2015, 09:51 PM |#9  
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AFTV2 - 5.0.3.1
Rooted through Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD, just followed steps as given (although had to enable universal sources to load python3-serial), and worked first time like a charm!
28th November 2015, 09:55 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by gu3stZA

AFTV2 - 5.0.3.1
Rooted through Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD, just followed steps as given (although had to enable universal sources to load python3-serial), and worked first time like a charm!

Laptop or desktop? Seems like people with laptops are having problems, although Linux has much higher success rates than Windows or Mac OS X for some reason due to hanging.
28th November 2015, 09:59 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zeroepoch

Laptop or desktop? Seems like people with laptops are having problems, although Linux has much higher success rates than Windows or Mac OS X for some reason due to hanging.

5 year old laptop with a cheap 0.5m USB A-A cable.

No problems this side
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