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By stanga72, Junior Member on 27th February 2013, 01:49 PM
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FLASHING WRONG IMAGES CAN DAMAGE YOUR DEVICE SO USE THIS APP ON YOUR OWN RISK

fire flash is an App for flashing boot and recovery partitions on both versions of Kindle Fire HD. Optionally it also installs a simple Open Recovery Script which gets executed after entering recovery mode. In script only wiping system/data/cache and installing ROMs (.zip files) are supported.

Usage: download files you want to flash (boot image, recovery image, ROM .zip files). After downloading files, select them and check appropriate options. In attached image there is an example for flashing Hashcode's bootloader + TWRP + stock ROM v8.1.4 with installed stack override on a KFHD8.9. After all files are selected and options checked as shown on the image, first tap Flash,install script button and then Reboot into recovery button. All required files can be found in Hashcode's threads.

Tomsgt made a video http://youtu.be/a1bLCuQN0-U which shows how to use the fire flash. Thanks.

Note: more than one .zip file can be selected. To remove a file from the list, select the same file again.

Update v1.1
-added support for system version 7.3.0 / 8.3.0:
: if current bootloader is not 7.2.3 / 8.1.4 a red warning is displayed and check box for flashing 7.2.3 / 8.1.4 bootloader is enabled.
: unless you are sure your current bootloader is not 7.3.0 / 8.3.0 bootloader 7.2.3 / 8.1.4 should probably be flashed - check the checkbox.
-works on CM10.1
-every flashed partition is read back and verified
-shows progress when flashing

Update v1.01
-added some feedback after pressing Flash,install script button
-(hopefully) resolved problems with open recovery script
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27th February 2013, 03:09 PM |#2  
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FLASHING WRONG IMAGES CAN DAMAGE YOUR DEVICE SO USE THIS APP ON YOUR OWN RISK

fire flash is an App for flashing boot and recovery partitions on both versions of Kindle Fire HD. Optionally it also installs a simple Open Recovery Script which gets executed after entering recovery mode. In script only wiping system/data/cache and installing ROMs (.zip files) are supported.

Usage: download files you want to flash (boot image, recovery image, ROM .zip files). After downloading files, select them and check appropriate options. In attached image there is an example for flashing Hashcode's bootloader + TWRP + stock ROM v8.1.3 with installed stack override on a KFHD8.9. After all files are selected and options checked as shown on the image, first tap Flash,install script button and then Reboot into recovery button. All required files can be found in Hashcode's threads.

Note: more than one .zip file can be selected. To remove a file from the list, select the same file again.

can flash for example tweaks and sound tweaks like acid audio engine that come in a zip?
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27th February 2013, 04:55 PM |#3  
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can flash for example tweaks and sound tweaks like acid audio engine that come in a zip?

fire flash generates a script which is then executed by TWRP. If tweaks can be flashed from TWRP then yes. Leave boot and recovery image 'Not flashed' and don't wipe anything in OpenRecoveryScript section. Select your .zip file(s), press Flash, then reboot into recovery. This app only simplifies (a few) tasks that can be done in TWRP and makes intalling boot and recovery partition realy easy.
27th February 2013, 04:59 PM |#4  
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fire flash generates a script which is then executed by TWRP. If tweaks can be flashed from TWRP then yes. Leave boot and recovery image 'Not flashed' and don't wipe anything in OpenRecoveryScript section. Select your .zip file(s), press Flash, then reboot into recovery. This app only simplifies (a few) tasks that can be done in TWRP and makes intalling boot and recovery partition realy easy.

you need twrp?
27th February 2013, 05:11 PM |#5  
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you need twrp?

yes TWRP does the unzipping. If you only need to unzip some files into the /system dir this app perhaps isn't the best choice.
28th February 2013, 12:32 AM |#6  
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Re: [App] flashing boot and recovery on Kindle Fire HD
I downloaded it will it work on a unrooted Kindle fire hd since I have no way to root my kindle right now

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28th February 2013, 10:13 AM |#7  
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I downloaded it will it work on a unrooted Kindle fire hd since I have no way to root my kindle right now

sent from my unrooted kindle fire hd

device must be rooted for this App to work.
3rd March 2013, 04:21 AM |#8  
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Re: [App] flashing boot and recovery on Kindle Fire HD
Works good. A couple things to note:

1. It gives no indication when you click the "flash, install script" button that it's done flashing. I ended up clicking it twice...

2. Even though I selected to wipe the cache/data/system and install the new IS zip file, it did not work. I rebooted to TWRP ok, but had to wipe and flash manually...

But, I'm definitely not complaining about anything cuz it got my second boot loader installed without me having to buy a fast-food cable first!

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3rd March 2013, 04:56 PM |#9  
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Good news I'm rooting my Kindle fire HD today for sure

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10th March 2013, 08:43 PM |#10  
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Re: [App] flashing boot and recovery on Kindle Fire HD
Awesome work. My plan is to backup the current image before flashing any new ROMs. Using this script how can I just flash TWRP without changing anything else? If I just flash recovery partition alone, would it do the trick for my use case ?

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---------- Post added at 11:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:38 AM ----------

Also I think this thread deserves a place in kernel Dev section as I happened to find this by accident. I don't generally browse Apps Dev section but I did and was to happy to find this thread.

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11th March 2013, 05:07 AM |#11  
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Awesome work. My plan is to backup the current image before flashing any new ROMs. Using this script how can I just flash TWRP without changing anything else? If I just flash recovery partition alone, would it do the trick for my use case ?

I was able to do it without flashing any other zip files(just boot and recover images). It takes a while to boot into recover though (after the "kindle fire" logo turns blue).

Thanks for the good work.
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