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By DKXC, Member on 5th October 2018, 01:55 PM
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So the new Fire HD 8 came out and I bought it yesterday, came today. Interestingly it runs now Android 7 (FireOS 6) which is cool. Would be nice to see root or something for this some day but maybe they patched the rest of the stuff from what I saw on the Fire 7, 5th gen. (ADB commands to disable or uninstall stuff). Didn't try it out yet.

Well, performance is okay, but the RAM is for some reason about 60 to 70% full all the time.
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5th October 2018, 08:37 PM |#2  
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So the new Fire HD 8 came out and I bought it yesterday, came today. Interestingly it runs now Android 7 (FireOS 6) which is cool. Would be nice to see root or something for this some day but maybe they patched the rest of the stuff from what I saw on the Fire 7, 5th gen. (ADB commands to disable or uninstall stuff). Didn't try it out yet.

Well, performance is okay, but the RAM is for some reason about 60 to 70% full all the time.

Been thinking about buying one like yours, but was wondering if the directions to install Google Play Store still works.
Did you install it?

I imagine all the ram being used like that is the Amazon stuff that is pre-installed.

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6th October 2018, 12:18 AM |#3  
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Been thinking about buying one like yours, but was wondering if the directions to install Google Play Store still works.
Did you install it?

I imagine all the ram being used like that is the Amazon stuff that is pre-installed.

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I'm curious about the Google play store install method too.

And it has to be all the Amazon stuff using up all the ram, I agree. That's usually the culprit when ya got a fresh install of stock firmware on there.

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6th October 2018, 01:28 AM |#4  
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Does anyone know if the previous generation (Fire HD 8 7gen) Will receive fire os 6?

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6th October 2018, 07:57 AM |#5  
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I'm curious about the Google play store install method too.

Hello,
I have the new Fire HD 8 since thursday and could easily install the playstore following this method.
I would have liked to change the default launcher to Apex launcher, but LauncherHijack unfortunately does not seem to work on the 8th gen (yet)...

6th October 2018, 08:04 AM |#6  
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Could someone attach a few screenshots of the new stuff on fire os 6?

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6th October 2018, 08:41 AM |#7  
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Could someone attach a few screenshots of the new stuff on fire os 6?

I can, but I don't know exactly what is the new stuff in Fire OS 6, since it's my first Fire tablet. But let me know which screenshot you'd like to see...

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Anyway here are 2 links

the.koala.free.fr/firehd8a.png
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I can, but I don't know exactly what is the new stuff in Fire OS 6, since it's my first Fire tablet. But let me know which screenshot you'd like to see...

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Correction : I am not authorized to send pictures now.

Anyway here are 2 links

the.koala.free.fr/firehd8a.png
the.koala.free.fr/firehd8b.png

Thanks for the photos. I mainly wanted to see what changed on the settings app and also the notification bar.

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I mainly wanted to see what changed on the settings app and also the notification bar.

I changed the language to English in the screenshots below :
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Hello,
I have the new Fire HD 8 since thursday and could easily install the playstore following this method.

Oh awesome just installing the 4 apks still works. Thanks.

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6th October 2018, 02:44 PM |#11  
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I changed the language to English in the screenshots below :
the.koala.free.fr/notifs.png
the.koala.free.fr/settings2.png
the.koala.free.fr/settings1.png



Thanks for the screenshots. 👍🏽
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