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5th April 2015, 02:22 PM |#161  
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Hi! I had the Couldn't sign in issue too and finally resolved it by going to my Google account security settings, then to App passwords. Using the 'Select app' drop-down menu I selected 'Other' and typed in 'Google Play on KFHDX' and hit generate. It will give you a password to sign in with instead of the one you had been trying and should work as expected from there.

This info should be included on the OP, so that new people to this (like me) know how to resolve the issue quickly.
 
 
5th April 2015, 02:39 PM |#162  
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This info should be included on the OP, so that new people to this (like me) know how to resolve the issue quickly.

Curious if this a problem/solution only for those using two factor authentication or have enabled enhanced security in their Google account settings. I do both which can be a minor PiTA at times but necessary imo. Please, no debates on security here...start another thread or contribute to one of the 8 billion already out there
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9th April 2015, 10:29 PM |#163  
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Curious if this a problem/solution only for those using two factor authentication or have enabled enhanced security in their Google account settings. I do both which can be a minor PiTA at times but necessary imo. Please, no debates on security here...start another thread or contribute to one of the 8 billion already out there

I used 2-factor, which is what I believe caused the issue. What is the "enhanced security" that you enabled? I don't see it in my Google Account settings? Anytime I search for "Enhanced Security" all I get are links to the 2-factor setup...
9th April 2015, 10:41 PM |#164  
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I used 2-factor, which is what I believe caused the issue. What is the "enhanced security" that you enabled? I don't see it in my Google Account settings? Anytime I search for "Enhanced Security" all I get are links to the 2-factor setup...

If you do NOT have multi factor enabled there is an option titled 'Access for less secure apps' with a simple on/off toggle. On the settings panel it occupies the spot just below '2-step verification' when this option is disabled. Changes to 'App passwords' when 2-step is enabled.
15th August 2015, 12:57 PM |#165  
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I am on 4.5.2 on HDX 8.9

I installed ok, but when I exit google play for the first time and try to go back in, it just hangs in a white screen.

If I uninstall play and reinstall it works.

Now, Cablevision application does not work. I ended up having to uninstall all the hdx and google stuff to get it to work again.
16th August 2015, 03:49 AM |#166  
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I am on 4.5.2 on HDX 8.9

I installed ok, but when I exit google play for the first time and try to go back in, it just hangs in a white screen.

If I uninstall play and reinstall it works.

Now, Cablevision application does not work. I ended up having to uninstall all the hdx and google stuff to get it to work again.

Amazon and Google don't play nice together. If you want access to Google Play/Services/apps on this device I recommend installing Safestrap v4 followed by a HDX compatible rom that natively supports Google components. At present your choices are Nexus v4 and CM11. CM11 can be flashed to a secondary slot which permits dual booting with FireOS; Nexus overwrites FireOS. There are pros/cons to each choice but both are robust and stable. You can't go wrong either way.
27th February 2017, 07:56 AM |#167  
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Hi guys! I realize this is a very old thread. Maybe someone is still reading the updates here.

After I hacked this HDX 7 fire tablet, using AoD's method, I passed this tablet off to my daughter and haven't seen it since. She is not a techie, just a user. She tried to put on DirecTV now and says it won't allow her to. Not compatible, or something to that effect.

Other than preparing the tablet to have the google market applied via the instructions in this thread, I have no clue what else I did to hack it since it was nearly 3 years ago. I believe it was just minimal to get google play on it and to keep it from updating from amazon. At the time, this tablet had specs just a good as the Ipad mini at 1/4 the price, and I happily found the google store hack.

Does anyone one have an idea why DirecTvNow won't load? I will get my hands on it soon, but again, I am really rusty in android stuff. This was the last android device, outside of the fire phone, that I hacked nearly 3 years ago.
Any suggestions will be appreciated
27th February 2017, 01:06 PM |#168  
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Hi guys! I realize this is a very old thread. Maybe someone is still reading the updates here.

After I hacked this HDX 7 fire tablet, using AoD's method, I passed this tablet off to my daughter and haven't seen it since. She is not a techie, just a user. She tried to put on DirecTV now and says it won't allow her to. Not compatible, or something to that effect.

Other than preparing the tablet to have the google market applied via the instructions in this thread, I have no clue what else I did to hack it since it was nearly 3 years ago. I believe it was just minimal to get google play on it and to keep it from updating from amazon. At the time, this tablet had specs just a good as the Ipad mini at 1/4 the price, and I happily found the google store hack.

Does anyone one have an idea why DirecTvNow won't load? I will get my hands on it soon, but again, I am really rusty in android stuff. This was the last android device, outside of the fire phone, that I hacked nearly 3 years ago.
Any suggestions will be appreciated

With the recent realization that any rooted 3rd gen HDX can be unlocked the focus has shifted from installing Google's Play Store on FireOS v3/v4 (always an unhappy marriage) to leveraging custom ROMs that naturally accomodate Google's properties. This unleashes the full power of the underlying hardware and allows a larger portfolio of Android apps to run on this 3 year old gem. Including DirectTvNow (just tested).

Post back when you take possession of the device. Can determine the best direction then.
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1st March 2017, 08:42 PM |#169  
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With the recent realization that any rooted 3rd gen HDX can be unlocked the focus has shifted from installing Google's Play Store on FireOS v3/v4 (always an unhappy marriage) to leveraging custom ROMs that naturally accomodate Google's properties. This unleashes the full power of the underlying hardware and allows a larger portfolio of Android apps to run on this 3 year old gem. Including DirectTvNow (just tested).

Post back when you take possession of the device. Can determine the best direction then.

Thank you Davey126 Can you direct me to compatible roms for the HDX7 with data capable sim? I can never remember the nicknames, Thor, Tor,
I just need to find out what recovery I have on it. I know it's rooted since that was required, but I also hacked the fire phone and my memory is mixed up on what I did to each of them. I know the tablet was more open to hacks.

I need to make it user friendly for my 25 YO daughter who can't get into the hacks I put on it. She is just not interested, but I also need to not mess up what she has on it already, a tall order I know. I will have it tonite, but only for a short time. She goes back to NYC tomorrow. If I screw it up I will be in the dog house!

Thanks again for any info or tutorials you can link me too.
2nd March 2017, 12:52 AM |#170  
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After reviewing my old posts on this tablet, I have found the mods I originally installed on the HDX 7.

Rooted, OTA blocked and confirmed, superuser installed, binary updated
Stock other than being rooted and having the HDxposed modules with google market installed.

So If you can clear any of this out and update me with the latest to unlock the bootloader and load custom roms, I'll be OK.
2nd March 2017, 04:55 AM |#171  
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Thank you Davey126 Can you direct me to compatible roms for the HDX7 with data capable sim? I can never remember the nicknames, Thor, Tor,
I just need to find out what recovery I have on it. I know it's rooted since that was required, but I also hacked the fire phone and my memory is mixed up on what I did to each of them. I know the tablet was more open to hacks.

I need to make it user friendly for my 25 YO daughter who can't get into the hacks I put on it. She is just not interested, but I also need to not mess up what she has on it already, a tall order I know. I will have it tonite, but only for a short time. She goes back to NYC tomorrow. If I screw it up I will be in the dog house!

Thanks again for any info or tutorials you can link me too.

Recommend Fire Nexus ROM (here) if mobile data is a must. Lots of caveats that are too involved to discuss given your tight window. Good luck.

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After reviewing my old posts on this tablet, I have found the mods I originally installed on the HDX 7.

Rooted, OTA blocked and confirmed, superuser installed, binary updated
Stock other than being rooted and having the HDxposed modules with google market installed.

So If you can clear any of this out and update me with the latest to unlock the bootloader and load custom roms, I'll be OK.

Old blocks/mods are irrelevant. If the device is rooted the bootloader can be unlocked regardless of current ROM. See here .
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