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retroben

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Just do what I did, grab the 1.99.4 zip and get the apk out of common and install via sideloading.

Also,a tip and the ip addresses for the OTA blocking.

Place the IP address of localhost first and then space it out six times like localhost is then place the site there.

Edit:Cleaning off my stupidity.

Hosts editor easily makes things right for blocking the OTA.
 
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Nice it root works.. Gonna try some sd ext apps

Es file explorer works with root

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tried paragon to mount usb. It was able to get permissions and mount, but when trying to look in the usb it was empty. Think we still need some file to make it work? Maybe a kernel module?
 

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I still can't edit the damn hosts file!
I touched the corner to allow r/w,and I even set the file permissions to rwx on all fields.
It still does not save what I put into it!
I also even set the main system folder to r/w,and it STILL trolls me!
What am I doing wrong with the hosts file?
 

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Chainfire stick mount works
\sdcard\usbStorage uploadfromtaptalk1402862273662.jpg

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retroben

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I managed to edit the hosts file using an evozi'd hosts editor app from Google Play.
It added hashtags/pound signs when I "toggled" the addresses.
I went back to check the hosts file in ES File Explorer's text editor,and it was successfully changed.

Are they supposed to be toggled when blocking the OTA,or just pasted there as is?
 
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Just played a movie from usb with es internal player and it plays smooth with 1080p.. Tryed to launch it with xbmc through es but it wont work... Buttttt,,, xbmc will play just fine, just not if u launch it through es

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JCase,or anyone else capable,can you help us get Android KitKat 4.4.3 installed on Fire TV?

Also,can somebody give us a guide for putting the Linux distro on Fire TV?
I also wanna see if I can get PJ64 running on Fire TV through Wine or some other Windows runner,if there is even enough space for those.
 

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I managed to edit the hosts file using an evozi'd hosts editor app from Google Play.
It added hashtags/pound signs when I "toggled" the addresses.
I went back to check the hosts file in ES File Explorer's text editor,and it was successfully changed.

Are they supposed to be toggled when blocking the OTA,or just pasted there as is?
link for host editor?

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There is the standard linuxforandroid,and there is also robolinux which has access to Windows VM.
How do I get one of these up and running on Fire TV?

Sorry if I am being spammy with my needy questions.
I just really want some form of Windows on my Fire TV for running stuff like PJ64 as seen in several videos of Linux itself "running" PJ64.

I forgot to mention,but,I have a 32GB USB stick that I can store loads of stuff on if needed by the Distro and/or Windows programs.
 

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There is the standard linuxforandroid,and there is also robolinux which has access to Windows VM.
How do I get one of these up and running on Fire TV?

Sorry if I am being spammy with my needy questions.
I just really want some form of Windows on my Fire TV for running stuff like PJ64 as seen in several videos of Linux itself "running" PJ64.

I forgot to mention,but,I have a 32GB USB stick that I can store loads of stuff on if needed by the Distro and/or Windows programs.

You need to be patient that sort of stuff has not been possible yet.
 
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    It's bad form to ask a dev about updates... it's equally bad form for a dev to not release updates for extended periods of time.

    How the heck do you want me to update something that hasn't been released? FireTV hasn't even been out long.

    Do it yourself instead of complaining if you don't like me doing things on my own terms.

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    I'll believe it when I see it. The kallsyms dump is pretty convincing but isn't absolute proof. I'll continue beating my firetv up in the meantime I guess. If i root mine first, I'll send myself the BTC. ;)

    On that note any one know why adb shell has an LD_PRELOAD library called libnimswrap.. looks like it touches a few interesting calls.

    Personally I don't care if anyone believes me or not, any looking back at the history of Android exploits will likely see my work more often than not, especially with the Amazon FireOS. When appropriate, I will release.

    Bonus tease for everyone else, modified recovery booting (just edited /res/ images to test booting unsigned code)

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    You are the first person to post "everything <but> root" in the whole thread.

    This thread should be closed.. Started off as a bounty.. bounty was paid and root was received..
    A different thread should be started if we are still looking for root. Very inconvenient for people to have to read the headlines on the internet that this device was rooted on the release day, then to have to read this whole thread to discover we still dont have root.
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    please share the root:(

    The root will be shared when the dev is ready. Asking for it is in poor taste and it was said that if it were released now, then amazon would be able to patch it with their next update. As soon as amazon releases the next update, then it will be shared when it is ready
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    That is of no use to me or others who are looking/needing a priv esclation method for this device until its released. In the meantime I will continue down my path. If I get it before he releases I plan to do full disclosure. Hope I don't burn his exploits.

    Why not join me in the process, instead of racing against? I'm looking to find less valuable bugs to use, instead of the more dangerous ones I am currently using. Feel free to ping me on freenode or gtalk.

    Full disclosure, is something I do often, I believe I have accounted for the majority of open source android exploits. I really appreciate it when ppl explain what they are doing, love seeing the work of others, and love not having to reverse it.