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[discontinued][ROM][unlocked][ford,austin] Fire Nexus ROM [26 MAY 2019]

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DB126

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Hi I have KFFOWI on 5.1.1. Rom date 20170722. Can/should I update. The brightness bug is an issue.
Leave well enough alone if device is stable and you can 'live' with the brightness bug. There are no appreciable performance gains to be had with a newer ROM but plenty of opportunity to fall off the rails during the unlock/upgrade procedure. Choose your poison wisely.
 
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bthere79

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upgrade or not upgrade?

hi all,
I have two old Fire 2015 (KFFOWI) where I flashed CyanOgen several years ago now (thanks to all you amazing people on this forum handholding noobs like me), it still works ok as i use them for one app only in a smart home setting, although it can be quite sluggish and I was wondering if installing a more recent version might help with that perhaps. I'm also worried that I'm missing on 4 years of security patches.

Been reading for an hour or so but still unsure as to what I should do:
- install this Nexus ROM (sounds like it's suitable for old/slow devices)
- install a new version of Lineage (I believe it should be similar to CM just more recent)
- just leave it alone altogether

thanks in advance! :)
 

DB126

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Oct 15, 2013
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hi all,
I have two old Fire 2015 (KFFOWI) where I flashed CyanOgen several years ago now (thanks to all you amazing people on this forum handholding noobs like me), it still works ok as i use them for one app only in a smart home setting, although it can be quite sluggish and I was wondering if installing a more recent version might help with that perhaps. I'm also worried that I'm missing on 4 years of security patches.

Been reading for an hour or so but still unsure as to what I should do:
- install this Nexus ROM (sounds like it's suitable for old/slow devices)
- install a new version of Lineage (I believe it should be similar to CM just more recent)
- just leave it alone altogether

thanks in advance! :)
"- just leave it alone altogether"
Yup

As for security patches what's your exposure? Probably nil. Another reason to leave well enough alone.
 
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    Code:
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    /*
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war,
     * or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
     * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included
     * in the products you find here before flashing it!
     * YOU are choosing to make these modifications.
     */
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    Information + Features
    - Pure AOSP Experience
    - Also ideal for customisation through Xposed

    - EVEN MORE IMPORTANT: As of January 2019 this ROM only works on devices using the bootloader hack. See <<< HERE >>> to unlock your devices.

    - IMPORTANT: Do not update Magisk via the Magisk Manager App, your device will enter a bootloop if you do. Instead update Magisk via TWRP only. If you do this by accident then it is recoverable by just flashing the latest version of the ROM again (with gapps etc as required).

    Rules
    - Please search the thread before asking questions
    - Please try to stay on topic, I know it's not always possible
    - Please report bugs here
    - Report only one issue per bug report
    - When reporting bugs please post a logcat and/or dmesg containing pertinent information regarding the issue...
    - Saying something isn't working without proper explanation will not attract any attention.

    Prerequisites for Installation
    - Unlocked Bootloader
    - TWRP Installed

    Downloads
    *** Please do NOT create any mirrors ***
    - Fire Nexus ROM for Amazon Fire 7"

    Source Code
    - Kernel Source: https://github.com/ggow/android_kernel_amazon_mt8127-common

    Credits
    - Google / AOSP
    - Lineage
    - CAF
    - Temasek

    XDA:DevDB Information
    lp-fire-nexus-rom, ROM for the Amazon Fire

    Contributors
    ggow
    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    Based On: AOSP

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2016-01-25
    Last Updated 2019-05-26
    54
    Change log / Release Notes

    [tbd] August 2019
    - ASB August 2019 patches (sec. string 2019-08-05)
    - Update Chromium WebView to 76.0.3809.111
    -

    26 May 2019

    - ASB May 2019 patches (sec. string 2019-05-05)
    - Fixed video recording
    - WiFi: Use hardware MAC address
    - Bluetooth: Use hardware MAC address
    - Fixed swype functionality when using AOSP keyboard

    03 May 2019

    - Fix certificate store issue which prevented connections to google servers.

    01 May 2019

    - ASB Apr 2019 patches (sec. string 2019-04-05)
    - Upstreamed kernel to 3.10.108
    - Add support for Austin Fire 7 7th Gen
    - Updated webview
    - Removed AOSP Calculator
    - Tested with Latest OpenGapps Pico
    - Tested with Magisk 19.1
    - Unlocked bootloader only
    - Gapps no longer included
    - Root no longer included
    - Enjoy!

    02 June 2018
    - ASB May 2018 patches (sec. string 2018-05-05)
    - Android System Webview updated to M66

    05 May 2018
    - Port relevant security patches up to April 2018
    - Update chromium-webview: 59.0.3071.92 -> 65.0.3325.144

    17 December 2017
    - Port relevant security patches to up December 2017

    02 December 2017
    - Port relevant security patches to up November 2017
    - Switch to using FireOS 5.4.0.0 update-kindle-37.5.7.9_user_579225620 binaries and boot.img
    - Fixed backlight becoming stuck on minimum setting. This needs more users to test. It works for me so far :)

    02 October 2017
    - Port relevant security patches to up September 2017
    - Includes all bluebourne patches
    - Standalone build is now available in the same download location
    - First standalone filename is "lp-fire-nexus-rom-ford-standalone-20171002.zip"

    22 July 2017
    - Upgrade ROM base LMY49M
    - Port security patches up to July 2017
    - Integrate Prebuilt webview.apk from CM-14.1
    - Compile ROM using Snapdragon LLVM 3.8.8
    - Upgrade to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20170702.zip
    - Tested flashing from Lineage-12.1 -> Fire Nexus ROM via FlashFire 0.57
    - Tested upgrading from 08 FEB version to this via FlashFire 0.57

    08 February 2017
    - Switch to using FireOS 5.1.4 update-kindle-37.5.4.4_user_544271020 binaries and boot.img
    - Fix Miracast
    - Fix-up camera and video camera connect and recording problems.
    - Re-tested:
    • Snapshot Camera
    • Video Camera
    • Google Services
    • VLC
    • Miracast
    • Video Playback
    • Audio Playback

    02 February 2017
    - Fixed bug causing google play services to repeatedly crash
    - Fixed supersu.apk disappearing
    - Updated SuperSU to 2.79
    - Updated gapps to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20170202.zip

    Older HIstory
    24 November 2016
    - November 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Switch to using lastest FireOS 5.3.2 - update-kindle-global-37.5.6.0_user_560177220 binaries and boot.img
    - Fix Video Recorder bug [Cannot connect to camera]
    - Fix bug in OMX causing freeze of video

    04 November 2016
    - October 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Fix x265 video playback - Thanks @jeromeof

    23 September 2016
    - September 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Updated integrated gapps to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20160923
    - Switch to using lastest FireOS 5.3.1 - update-kindle-global-37.5.5.2_user_552153420 binaries and boot.img

    12 August 2016
    - August 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Updated integrated gapps to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20160812
    - Fix audio lag issue in games - thanks @$ideWinder

    28 July 2016
    - July 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Fixed SuperSU update binary problem
    - Updated integrated gapps to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20160728
    - Upgrade SuperSU to 2.76 Stable

    15 June 2016
    - June 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Added CIFS Support (Instructions here)
    - Fix Swipe for stock keyboard
    - Fixed failure to mount /system partition error due to change in build system
    - Switch to using lastest update-kindle-37.5.4.4_user_544271020 binaries and boot.img

    19 May 2016
    - May 2016 Security Patch Level

    20 April 2016
    - Add app name to "Android is Upgrading..." dialog
    - Fix sdcard write access
    - Enable Bluetooth LE

    05 April 2016
    - Includes April 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Update to android-5.1.1_r37
    - Switch to using lastest update-kindle-global-37.5.4.2_user_542168620 binaries and boot.img

    29 March 2016
    - Includes 01 March 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Upgrade SuperSU to 2.65 Stable

    29 Feb 2016
    - Fixed Downloads App Crash
    - Updated integrated gapps to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20160228

    09 Feb 2016
    - Fixed AOSP Keyboard Swype functionality
    - Location Services Fixed
    - Screen Rotation Glitches Fixed

    07 Feb 2016
    - Built in SuperSU
    - Updated codebase to android-5.1.1_r34
    - Includes 01 February 2016 Security Patch Level
    - Upon installation open SuperSU and update binary via the Normal Method following the prompts

    27 Jan 2016
    - Fix Screenshot capture by rotating memory buffer according to ro.sf.hwrotation
    - Fixed camera/media/stagefright issues causing inability to save images
    - Fixed sdcard access, tested from ES File Explorer

    25 Jan 2016
    - Initial Release
    41
    New Build is Up

    - Dated 22 July 2017
    - Upgrade ROM base LMY49M
    - Port security patches up to July 2017
    - Integrate Prebuilt webview.apk from CM-14.1
    - Compile ROM using Snapdragon LLVM 3.8.8
    - Upgrade to open_gapps-arm-5.1-nano-20170202.zip
    - Tested flashing from Lineage-12.1 -> Fire Nexus ROM via FlashFire 0.57
    - Tested upgrading from 08 FEB version to this via FlashFire 0.57
    20
    Progress for Next version

    - I'm working on an update which should fix up the previous borked release.
    - This ROM relies on gapps been included to work correctly so will not be releasing without it
    - I've fixed a bug in one of the last security updates I back-ported. Google services using the latest gapps now seems stable.
    - I wanted to check over a few more things and do some testing before release.
    - Hopefully should be done within the next couple of days.
    18
    New Build is Up

    - Dated 17 December 2017
    - Port relevant security patches to up December 2017