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[DISCONTINUED][UNOFFICIAL] CM-12.1 [22 Nov 2016]

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wulfie66

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and if you watch the video that I linked, rootjunky seemed a bit confused as well as to why CM12 just works when the boot image is still locked, but whatever, as long as I don't have to jump through hoops to get CM12 to load after being installed, it doesn't matter. It sounded like you'd have to run fastboot every time you booted your fire tablet to get CM12 loaded after it's been installed
 

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and if you watch the video that I linked, rootjunky seemed a bit confused as well as to why CM12 just works when the boot image is still locked, but whatever, as long as I don't have to jump through hoops to get CM12 to load after being installed, it doesn't matter. It sounded like you'd have to run fastboot every time you booted your fire tablet to get CM12 loaded after it's been installed
Video was published on Nov 20, 2015; much has changed since then.
 

Neffy27

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I do not get the confusion with so much information already posted. Plus midnight's question was answered in the post previous to his.

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Almost 57 years old and if I can read and follow instructions why can't others. My 5.1.1 Amazon 7 is now Amazon free and running CM12. This isn't rocket surgery people. Many thanks to root junky for his easy tool! Flashfire is second to none again thanks to those folks.
 

lost_droid21

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Almost 57 years old and if I can read and follow instructions why can't others. My 5.1.1 Amazon 7 is now Amazon free and running CM12. This isn't rocket surgery people. Many thanks to root junky for his easy tool! Flashfire is second to none again thanks to those folks.
That's because baby boomers were the last ones to have good eye sight. You sir, are a gentleman and scholar.

Sent from my Moto G 2014 using Tapatalk
 
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waterthree

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exfat otg not working?

I'm using a sandisk nano flash drive which has a EXFAT file system, and when i connected it to my Fire, it just didn't mount, it worked when i used on the original amazon firmware.

I'm sorry if i did something wrong.
 

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That's because baby boomers where the last ones to have good eye sight. You sir, are a gentleman and scholar.

Sent from my Moto G 2014 using Tapatalk

For anyone who has been awake to reality, with chuckle at the irony of that statement. It looks so ridiculous on the surface but anyone "in the know" already will know that statement is fairly true.
 
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ahura999

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I used flashfire to flash cm 12.1 over my 5.1.1 version. I followed the instructions on the beginning of this thread and included Pico gapps. However, it only flashed the Rom. How can I get gapps now? I'm fairly new to rooting and custom roms.
 

wulfie66

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I used flashfire to flash cm 12.1 over my 5.1.1 version. I followed the instructions on the beginning of this thread and included Pico gapps. However, it only flashed the Rom. How can I get gapps now? I'm fairly new to rooting and custom roms.

reload flashfire, locate your gapps, choose it, be sure to select 'auto mount' and then flash
 

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where do i find flashfire 0.27 i see only 0.24 available on the site, the notes say about flashfire 0.27

https://download.chainfire.eu/922/FlashFire/FlashFire-v0.27-20160203183412.apk

Source: Google+ https://plus.google.com/+Chainfire/posts/Q7YYVPwv8Fx


Alternatively, you can opt-in to the BETA version here which will automatically install (or upgrade to) version 0.27:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/eu.chainfire.flash

Source: XDA Developers http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/paid-software/flashfire-t3075433
 
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ahura999

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So I also just realized that I'm missing supersu... Does that mean I lost root?

---------- Post added at 12:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:49 PM ----------

I lost root while flashing cm12.1... How do I regain root?
 
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    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    :
    As many of you know, the CM-12.1 branch will not be supported in the new LineageOS fork. And many of the new Google security patches are difficult and fiddly to back-port as they are now geared towards Marshmallow and Nougat. So as a result there will be no further updates to this rom.

    Instead my focus will now be Fire Nexus ROM for this device.

    Also looking at possible ways to get later android versions on the device. Will let you know if there is any progress later.

    Thanks for all the support
    :good:

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    Code:
    [COLOR="gray"]
    /*
     * 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.
     */
    [/COLOR]

    Current Progress
    CM12_Amazon_Fire_Status.png

    updated: 25 Jan 2016

    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
    - If you have FireOS 5.0.1 then use Cyanogen Recovery or TWRP Image
    - If you have FireOS >= 5.1.1 then use FlashFire 0.50

    Fresh Installation from TWRP
    - From your recovery perform a Factory Reset
    - Flash the ROM File
    - Flash Open Gapps - Use either micro, pico or nano
    - Do NOT use stock gapps as there is not enough space on the /system partition
    - Reboot and enjoy!

    - Fresh Installation from FlashFire 0.50
    - Click the Red + and choose 'Wipe'
    - Ensure System data, 3rd party apps and Dalvik cache are CHECKED
    - Click the Red + button and choose 'Flash ZIP/OTA'
    - Navigate to and choose the latest Cyanogenmod Zip
    - Accept defaults
    - Click the Red + button again and choose 'Flash ZIP/OTA'
    - Navigate to and choose the latest Open Gapps Zip.
    - Accept defaults
    - Move "Wipe" to the Top of the order
    - Press the big FLASH button.

    Upgrading from FlashFire 0.50
    - Click the Red + button and choose 'Flash ZIP/OTA'
    - Navigate to and choose the latest Cyanogenmod Zip
    - Click the Red + button again and choose 'Flash ZIP/OTA'
    - Navigate to and choose the latest Open Gapps Zip.
    - Accept defaults
    - Click the Red + again and choose 'Wipe'
    - ONLY tick Dalvik and Cache.
    - Press the big FLASH button.

    Downloads
    *** Please do NOT create any mirrors ***
    - CM-12.1 for Amazon Fire 7" 2015 Tablet
    - Open Gapps

    Source Code
    - Device Tree
    - Kernel Source: Ford stock kernel, build number update-kindle-global-37.5.6.0_user_560177220

    Thanks
    - Cyanogenmod
    - csolanol
    - diegocr
    - k4y0z

    XDA:DevDB Information
    CM-12.1 Amazon Fire 2015, ROM for the Amazon Fire

    Contributors
    ggow
    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    Based On: Cyanogenmod

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2015-11-15
    Last Updated 2017-02-03
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    Release Notes / Changelog

    2016-11-22
    - Fix Xposed - Needs testing

    2016-11-21
    - 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

    2016-10-21
    - October 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Fix x265 video playback - Thanks @jeromeof

    2016-09-22
    - September 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level

    2016-08-10
    - August 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Fix audio lag issue in games - thanks @$ideWinder

    2016-07-10
    - July 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Re-tested exFAT with 32GB Sandisk microsd card and seems to work fine.

    2016-06-14
    - June 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Added CIFS Support (Instructions here)
    - Switch to using lastest update-kindle-37.5.4.4_user_544271020 binaries and boot.img

    2016-05-30
    - Fix Swipe for stock keyboard
    - Added back fix for screen rotation glitch

    2016-05-28
    - May 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Fixed bug: No way back from USB Charge Only Mode

    2016-04-20
    - Updated CM Code

    2016-04-11
    - Fix sdcard write access

    2016-04-06
    - Updated CM Code
    - 01 April 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level

    2016-04-04
    - Updated CM Code
    - Prevent recovery been overwritten: Modify build system to prevent recovery-resource.dat and recovery-from-boot.p from been generated. This needs testing preferably by people with the ability to boot TWRP.
    - Fixed failure to mount /system partition error due to change in build system

    2016-03-30
    - Enable Bluetooth Low Energy Support

    2016-03-29
    - Updated CM Code
    - Switch to using lastest update-kindle-global-37.5.4.2_user_542168620 binaries and boot.img

    2016-03-11
    - Updated CM Code
    - 01 March 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level
    - Updated FlashFire Flashing instructions on OP

    2016-02-29
    2016-02-19
    - Updated CM Code

    2016-02-03
    - Updated CM Code
    - 01 February 2016 AOSP Security Patch Level

    2016-01-26
    2016-01-20
    2016-01-12
    - Updated CM Code

    2016-01-04
    - Enable WiFi Display

    2015-12-30-R01
    - Fixed bug where FlashFire will fail to go from FireOS -> CM

    2015-12-30
    - Thanks to @chetta for testing and prompt feedback
    - Reverted use of Google's prebuilt WebView for now (Too many issues)
    - Clean Flash via TWRP Re-tested
    - Google App Tested
    - YouTube and NetFlix Re-tested
    - Upgrade via TWRP re-tested
    - FlashFire FireOS -> CM re-tested

    2015-12-29-PM
    - Fixed issue with GAPPS and SuperSU been overwritten on upgrade of ROM

    2015-12-29-AM
    - Fixed bug when using FlashFire where Gapps would not be preserved
    - Use Google's Prebuilt WebView
    - Update WebView to version 48.0.2564.48
    - Updated CM code on 2015-12-29
    - Re-tested ROM upgrade via TWRP, CM recovery and FlashFire
    - Fixed Flash failure going from FireOS 5.1.1 -> CM
    - Re-tested FlashFire functionality going from FireOS 5.1.1 -> CM

    2015-12-23
    - Fixed ability to use FlashFire to go from FireOS_5.1.1 to CM-12.1
    - BLOCK_BASED_OTA is now enabled :)
    - Updated CM code on 2015-12-22

    2015-12-16
    - Fixed screen-off animation rotation orientation
    - Updated CM code

    2015-12-11
    - Fixed permissions on /system/etc/install-recovery-2.sh
    - Implement fix for Play Video - thanks @diegocr

    2015-12-10-PM
    - Switch to using update-kindle-full_ford-37.5.4.1_user_541112720 binaries and boot.img
    - New version of the selinux_permissive.ko module - thanks @k4y0z
    - Added /system/etc/install-recovery-2.sh with the same content as /system/bin/install-recovery.sh
    - Fixed Built-In Root Access (Privacy Guard)

    2015-12-10-AM
    - Fix problem with install-recovery.sh been overwritten
    - exFAT should now work (was broken in the previous build)
    - init.d now initialises correctly
    - Enabled built in Root Access
    - NuPlayer should now work correctly
    - Fixed Camera Support (HDR mode is not working and not supported)
    - Fixed Video Recording
    - General Video Support should be good now
    - I tested Netflix and YouTube

    2015-12-09
    - Switch to using update-kindle-37.5.2.2_user_522054520 binaries and boot.img
    - Add kernel module to switch selinux operational mode to permissive - thanks @k4y0z
    - This means SuperSU is now not required and much faster boot times :)
    - Add exfat support
    - Enable init.d support - thanks @k4y0z
    - Remove GPS configs
    - Removed NFC configs
    - Removed GPS, telephony and NFC permission files
    - Add further properties to disable some SIM/RIL related stuff

    2015-12-04
    - Fixed USB OTG - thanks @csolanol and @diegocr
    - Updated CM Code

    2015-12-02
    - Fixed Bluetooth Audio
    - Updated CM Code

    2015-12-01
    - Fixed Bluetooth - thanks @diegocr
    - Enable Multi-user (5)
    - Updated CM Code

    2015-11-22
    - Enable MTP
    - Enable OTG Support
    - Add properties to declare device has no radio
    - Added configuration item to build for BLOCK_BASED or not.
    - BLOCK_BASED build currently not flashing due to symlink error
    - Add further config for MTK Bluetooth
    - Fixed build errors in lib_driver_cmd_mt66xx private static lib
    - Clean up config for WIFI
    - Added IPv6 support
    - Fixed battery stats - thanks @csolanol for providing the required power_profile.xml

    2015/11/16
    - This version will boot standalone - no more tethered boot

    2015/11/15
    - Initial Release
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    Frequency Asked Questions

    Question 1:
    How do I adjust the keyboard sound level?
    Answer:
    - Go to settings -> Languages & input -> Android Keyboard -> Advanced -> Keypress sound volume
    - Then adjust the slider to your preferred level

    Question 2:
    Why does the screen image seem stretched or distorted?
    Answer:
    - The actual pixels in the Fire's LCD are not perfectly square
    - That causes some distortion. It is particularly noticeable with round icons & when the screen rotates.
    - This issue also effects the stock amazon OS as well as all custom roms.
    - It is not yet known if this will be fixable in software (my current thinking is probably not)

    Question 3:
    Why is my brightness slider not working?
    Answer:
    - Try installing Brightness Level and use it to change brightness. After doing this brightness slider should work fine and you can remove Brightness Level.

    Question 4:
    When installing Google Play Games and Google Calendar I get error -505?
    Answer:
    - Install older versions from apkmirror then update from Google Play Store.

    Question 5:
    How do I use CIFS?
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    Announcement

    As many of you know, the CM-12.1 branch will not be supported in the new LineageOS fork. And many of the new Google security patches are difficult and fiddly to back-port as they are now geared towards Marshmallow and Nougat. So as a result there will be no further updates to this rom.

    Instead my focus will now be Fire Nexus ROM for this device.

    Also looking at possible ways to get later android versions on the device. Will let you know if there is any progress later.

    Thanks for all the support :good:
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    New Build is Up

    - Dated 16 Dec 2015
    - Change log on Post #2