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Currently on CM 11.1 installed on top of safestrap and originally on FireOS 4.6.3. I need to default phone's softwhere to send back to Amazon, from searching around it looks like I need to ADB sideload the .bin file. Where do I get the bin file, can I just flash the safestrap flashable version in ggow's thread?
 

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Currently on CM 11.1 installed on top of safestrap and originally on FireOS 4.6.3. I need to default phone's softwhere to send back to Amazon, from searching around it looks like I need to ADB sideload the .bin file. Where do I get the bin file, can I just flash the safestrap flashable version in ggow's thread?
If you have safestrap just use the stock flashables
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3150531

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I have some problem, please anybody help me...

1 month ago I bought amazon phone on ebay locked on AT&T, before I recieved unlock code I trying another wrong codes,now I recieved unlock code but the device don't shows me where to write code. what can I do ?
 

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I have some problem, please anybody help me...

1 month ago I bought amazon phone on ebay locked on AT&T, before I recieved unlock code I trying another wrong codes,now I recieved unlock code but the device don't shows me where to write code. what can I do ?
i doubt anything else can be done
you can factory reset, or reflash firmware, but think is unlikely that, you can unlock now.

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From what I understand, this will not remove safestrap from the phone. I need stock software including recovery so I can send back to Amazon, I appreciate your help fine sir!

after you install the stock in twrp/Safestrap and supersu
boot rom
open safestrap app and uninstall recovery (if there is no safestrap app reinstall it)
uninstall safestrap app
unroot (the tool used to root may have an unroot option)

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after you install the stock in twrp/Safestrap and supersu
boot rom
open safestrap app and uninstall recovery (if there is no safestrap app reinstall it)
uninstall safestrap app
unroot (the tool used to root may have an unroot option)

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That worked perfectly, thanks again.
 

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hello~
is there a way to force my fire phone to connect to 4G/LTE only ?
sometimes it switches to 3g automatically ..
I want it to be fixed to LTE only ..
 

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I'm running FireOS 4.6.3, with sideloaded gapps and google now launcher. Is there any way to place a shortcut to a specific user on the home screen (of the google now launcher). How the contacts work in general on this phone is about the only thing left I haven't been able to customize to my liking. Wish there was a way to use a different contacts app instead of the fireOS one.
 

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I'm running FireOS 4.6.3, with sideloaded gapps and google now launcher. Is there any way to place a shortcut to a specific user on the home screen (of the google now launcher). How the contacts work in general on this phone is about the only thing left I haven't been able to customize to my liking. Wish there was a way to use a different contacts app instead of the fireOS one.
I believe shortcuts are disabled in Fire os
 

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Hello friends,

i am Jeet from India. I updated my fire phone to 4.6.5 (465000520) 2 weeks back and my stock 3D map apps is gone!!
i can't find the icon and although it shows in the "manage applications" menu but i can't do anything there.

anyone else with similar problem? Any handy solution of how to get my maps back? its a showcase app for Fire phone
and its crappy to lose it now. Is there a way to download and install it?

appreciate your help guys.
 

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Hello friends,

i am Jeet from India. I updated my fire phone to 4.6.5 (465000520) 2 weeks back and my stock 3D map apps is gone!!
i can't find the icon and although it shows in the "manage applications" menu but i can't do anything there.

anyone else with similar problem? Any handy solution of how to get my maps back? its a showcase app for Fire phone
and its crappy to lose it now. Is there a way to download and install it?

appreciate your help guys.
download bin file from [US Unlocked Fire Phone] 4.6.1 update bin file by najoor
change file extension to .zip, extract files, then look in system folder
if it's not there may need to try an older version
List of available Downloads regarding Fire Phone by le-grx
 

firephoner

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Is there a way to boost the volume of the speakerphone? Mine is on the quiet side; I tried an aftermarket app called Speaker Booster but it didn't seem to help. Rooted FireOS 4.6.3.
 

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Good afternoon... Hopefully on the right thread. I have CM11 installed with no issues, except one. I can't install Google fit. I believe it may be a DPI issue, I don't really know, but NO version works I tried a couple of old APKs and those didn't work, same error code -24. Any ideas?
 

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    From what I understand, this will not remove safestrap from the phone. I need stock software including recovery so I can send back to Amazon, I appreciate your help fine sir!

    after you install the stock in twrp/Safestrap and supersu
    boot rom
    open safestrap app and uninstall recovery (if there is no safestrap app reinstall it)
    uninstall safestrap app
    unroot (the tool used to root may have an unroot option)

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    Good afternoon... Hopefully on the right thread. I have CM11 installed with no issues, except one. I can't install Google fit. I believe it may be a DPI issue, I don't really know, but NO version works I tried a couple of old APKs and those didn't work, same error code -24. Any ideas?
    I don't know, could try asking in the cm11 thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=61726208

    [ROM][STABLE] CM-11 for Safestrap v4 2015/11/25


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    I installed 4.6.6.1 on my Fire phone via copying the update.bin to the root and clicking on Update under Settings. This resulted in losing root & SafeStrap. I tried all versions of KingRoot, both APK and on the PC (minimal adb sees my phone just fine), but nothing worked. I downgraded to 4.6.1 via "adb sideload update.bin" (then factory wiped & wiped cache) which succeeded, but still no version of KingRoot is able to root it. Any ideas?

    Have you tried rooting with MobileGo. See @Rick949 post, he was able to root Fire Phone OS version 4.6.1 with it.