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ggow

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Cheers Srixun, unfortunately I have the wifi only model so can't debug it. Maybe send me a logcat dump of what happens when you open an app requiring GPS and I can take a look.

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ggow

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Have been working away quietly in the background on a full aosp build from source. Have made loads of progress since last update.

I now have the device going through full bootup, with full GPU acceleration enabled. Bluetooth is working, but WIFI is not... Need to also debug audio too.

This is based on the 14.3.1.0 stock kernel. I looked at the changes between this kernel and the 14.3.2.4 release and there were no significant improvements made between them. The only significant update was the GPU driver had some extra code added which is the cause of the blank screen when trying to run apollo gapps 1.2 with amazon's latest update.
 

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Have been working away quietly in the background on a full aosp build from source. Have made loads of progress since last update.

I now have the device going through full bootup, with full GPU acceleration enabled. Bluetooth is working, but WIFI is not... Need to also debug audio too.

This is based on the 14.3.1.0 stock kernel. I looked at the changes between this kernel and the 14.3.2.4 release and there were no significant improvements made between them. The only significant update was the GPU driver had some extra code added which is the cause of the blank screen when trying to run apollo gapps 1.2 with amazon's latest update.

I'm glad to hear that the ROM is still further developed. What would be new features compared to the latestet released version?
 

ggow

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I'm glad to hear that the ROM is still further developed. What would be new features compared to the latestet released version?

It will be a completely free of any amazon customisations (ie Pure AOSP 4.2.2 like Nexus devices).

It was only today that the ROM has booted up successfully but, since my last post, I've got WIFI and sound working. Got a lot of testing to do now.

Full details will be available upon release.
 

fryheit

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I broke my amazon Android, i just have a backup of my original data. I have safe strap and tovelroot but I can't bring the fireos to work anymore.. I hope your next version will be on the same source code then before or that the bootloader will finally be cracked soon.. If not I am stuck with that version now. I disabled the "keep activities" in the developer options. Now even my battery holds as long as before. It is so nice. Best tablet ever. Thank you so much for that!!
 

ggow

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can someone with an android device running Android 4.2.2 confirm whether the latest version of chrome (36.0.1985.131) is working or not?

Every other browser except chrome is working on my new build
 

jimyv

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can someone with an android device running Android 4.2.2 confirm whether the latest version of chrome (36.0.1985.131) is working or not?

Every other browser except chrome is working on my new build
I am on 14.3.1.0+GAPPS, and that version of chrome works perfectly I just updated from Google market it also works on 13.3.1.0.base Thor Rom running as stock.
 
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ggow

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Well I have identified several problems with why chrome won't startup and it's gonna take me a while to figure about what the best solution is.
So for now at least you can use the included AOSP browser which includes google bookmark syncing etc or you can choose to install you own like firefox.

I'll go ahead and make a release.

This is a new ROM and will be called Apollo Nexus and will be issued at release v1.1. My intention is that this will supersede Apollo Gapps.
There will also be a separate flashable gapps package which should be flashed after the main ROM package.

Again this might take me a while to get things uploaded on my super crap broadband connection.
 

tuanda82

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Anyone have problems when sometime kindle automatically reverted? I installed some launcher and when hold some icon the screen reverted
 

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    Apollo Gapps Version 1.3

    Hi,

    This is a custom rom for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” that is very close to being AOSP. All amazon services have been removed.

    Features:

    • All amazon apps removed
    • All amazon background services removed (including OTA update)
    • Google services added (play store, gmail, gallery...)
    • AOSP launcher and apps
    • Rooted

    Bugs/Todo:
    • Rear video camera not working
    • Device administrators force closes upon selection
    • Rendering of google maps


    Installation:
    • Install/update SafeStrap
    Create a rom slot
    • Flash/restore stock rom DATA to rom slot
    • Flash apollo-gapps-rom-v1.2 if you are on 14.3.1.0 or apollo-gapps-rom-v1.3 if you are on 14.3.2.4.
    For working Kindle Reader, install from the link below and set Play Store App to not auto-update it.

    IMPORTANT: Please be aware of the following:
    • I have only tested apollo-gapps-rom-v1.3 on 14.3.2.4.
    • If you are on a version earlier than 14.3.2.4 then apollo-gapps may/may not work.
    • Do NOT update to apollo-gapps-rom-v1.3 if you are on 14.3.1.0

    Download:

    Latest
    apollo-gapps-rom-v1.3.zip

    Previous Versions
    apollo-gapps-rom-v1.2.zip
    apollo-gapps-rom-v1.1.zip

    Kindle Reader App
    Amazon Kindle_4.2.0.54.apk

    Changelog:
    • Version 1.3
    - Based on 14.3.2.4
    - Stock Keyboard now has swype functionality
    - Changed device name from Nexus 7 back to KFAPWI

    • Version 1.2
    - Front and Rear Snapshot Cameras now working.
    - Front Video Camera now working.
    - Updated Widget Picker.
    - Updated WiFi Driver.
    - Fix for Dropbox.

    • Version 1.1 - Initial Release

    Source:
    - Kernel Source: Kindle HDX stock kernel, build number 1314.3.2.4

    Credits:
    • Cpasjuste
    • Everyone, for your support
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    Quick update on the AOSP ROM I'm building from source...

    Good news, the build of 4.2.2 is now booting successfully. I have managed to create a separate gapps package.

    Although building from source has cleaned up a lot of the issues from the Apollo Gapps 1.2. There are now numerous fixes required to make it stable enough for release so will keep you posted.
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    I'm glad to hear that the ROM is still further developed. What would be new features compared to the latestet released version?

    It will be a completely free of any amazon customisations (ie Pure AOSP 4.2.2 like Nexus devices).

    It was only today that the ROM has booted up successfully but, since my last post, I've got WIFI and sound working. Got a lot of testing to do now.

    Full details will be available upon release.
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    Full AOSP 4.2.2

    Have been working away quietly in the background on a full aosp build from source. Have made loads of progress since last update.

    I now have the device going through full bootup, with full GPU acceleration enabled. Bluetooth is working, but WIFI is not... Need to also debug audio too.

    This is based on the 14.3.1.0 stock kernel. I looked at the changes between this kernel and the 14.3.2.4 release and there were no significant improvements made between them. The only significant update was the GPU driver had some extra code added which is the cause of the blank screen when trying to run apollo gapps 1.2 with amazon's latest update.
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    Update

    I am working on Apollo Gapps 1.3. It will be based on 14.3.2.4.

    I should be able to get it released sometime in the coming week.

    The only new feature in the ROM will be an aosp swype keyboard.

    After the release of the ROM I will make a flashable .zip file for the swype keyboard. Users of Apollo Gapps 1.2 can use this to obtain the swype feature without having to upgrade the entire system.

    This flashable zip should also work with Thor Gapps ROM too.
    @Cpasjuste - If it's ok with you I can send you a copy of the swype update to test when it's ready?