[FIRMWARE] [STOCK] Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 (douglas) + Stock package listings

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TraderJack

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I couldn't find a clear posting for the HD 8 firmware versions, so here they are.
These are sourced either directly from Amazon, or from pulling the update files off my tablet:

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=299573

There are full files for:
636558520
636558720
636559820

There are also incremental files for:
636558520-to-636558720
636558720-to-636559820

Use these at your own risk. You can flash them in TWRP after changing extension to ZIP.
Also, don't upgrade to 636559820 unless you are unlocked with TWRP as this version is currently patched against the exploit.
There may be ways around this, search elsewhere in the forum.
 
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TraderJack

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I've also included here a listing of all the stock apps installed on each of the versions.
These were gathered with:

Code:
pm list packages
and
Code:
pm list packages -f

There is one for each firmware version as well as what stock looks like after updates (as of 9/25/19) have been applied to 636559820.
 

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phigan

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Is there anything that says how these version numbers translate to the FireOS version scheme that Amazon uses? On their website, it says the one they have available is 5.3.7.0. Isn't that kind of old, and possibly lower than the ones listed here?

Edit: Oops, I clicked the link on the Amazon site and it said 50.6.5.0_user_650601220.. so definitely newer and probably not 5.3.7.0 as labelled.
 
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dragonballz2k

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Opengapps wouldn't install without debloating.

Not to fear, I found a fairly old minimal gapps package here which appears to flash fine right after flashing stock rom via TWRP.

The DL link is: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=95916177934550851

You can add your google account via Play Store and wait for the Google Play Store and its services to auto-update and it will be perfect.

Thank You I been trying to find a gapp package that would flash on the stock rom since even pico package was too big for the system partition
 

Letitride

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    This is very helpful - (background) I managed to unlocked the bootloader & root the HD8 2017 (douglas) stock 5.6.4.0 rom running Linux ("Mint" Debbie LTS) with adb (off my USB stick "live" off my Dell Windows 10 Pro desktop) ... and got LOS 12 running (one of my all-time favorite custom rom on Pixel devices). Had to "brick" it with one of the included tools in that package - just follow the instructions & got Magisk up and running. Play Store installed, ads blocked & OTA disabled, etc. - OpenGapps with pico worked just fine ... however, being still in beta, LOS is just sluggish & screen response slow. Came across this & decided to give it a try, sideloaded the files on the device & boot into TWRP with the "modified" Fastboot option working, and flash - used the nano Gapps (minimal one as linked above - thanks !!) just to be safe.

    This is far more responsive, being rooted stock Rom, and everything else updated - Vanced Youtube & sideloaded Youtube Smart TV, etc. Remained rooted & next, I reinstalled Magisk and ran the latest Toolbox V8.2 just fine to tweak it more. Very happy with the overall functionality and apps - with the Amazon apps being hidden, disabled or otherwise blocked ... no more Ads special when starting up; and, using Nova Launcher - with Opera mini browser. Switched to Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite and Instagram Lite instead of the "regular" ones - it is much more responsive & using less "resources"

    Not bad for a $50 device (that's what I paid in late 2017/early 2018) nearly 3 years old- battery is still pretty good.

    P.S. the full file - 636558720 - renamed from *.bin to *.zip is the one I used to restore & flash back to (equivalent of 5.6.4.0) - do not use the *9820 as that one can be - being newest/newer - a problem !!
     
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      I couldn't find a clear posting for the HD 8 firmware versions, so here they are.
      These are sourced either directly from Amazon, or from pulling the update files off my tablet:

      https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=299573

      There are full files for:
      636558520
      636558720
      636559820

      There are also incremental files for:
      636558520-to-636558720
      636558720-to-636559820

      Use these at your own risk. You can flash them in TWRP after changing extension to ZIP.
      Also, don't upgrade to 636559820 unless you are unlocked with TWRP as this version is currently patched against the exploit.
      There may be ways around this, search elsewhere in the forum.
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      I've also included here a listing of all the stock apps installed on each of the versions.
      These were gathered with:

      Code:
      pm list packages
      and
      Code:
      pm list packages -f

      There is one for each firmware version as well as what stock looks like after updates (as of 9/25/19) have been applied to 636559820.