- Dec 28, 2021
Hey does anyone have old Nexus or AEX ROMS for Apollo? I need one to get the proper unlock code (I screwed up on the stock fw) and the links I'm finding are 404. Thanks.
I have a Thor device and I screwed up the unlock code process as well. Check my post below and see if it might be able to help you. I was searching for a Nexus rom for a while as well but ended up not needing it.
Go ahead and update it to the latest version, it is safe as all updates for this device can allow custom roms. Easiest way to install a rom is firstly you need to unlock the bootloader. Contact Draxie on this Amazon HDX forum to request the 1-click bootloader unlock and follow the instructions.Hi, I have acquired a spare HDX7 as mine is getting old now. It's not been updated since 2018 and is this build of 126.96.36.199 .
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I never got around to flashing a custom ROM on my old one of these but want to do so with this one. I've used ADB before to root my first Samsung Galaxy I think it was so quite some time ago and I'm technically-minded but also sometimes impatient and am wondering:
What should be my first steps with this specific device on the road to installing a stable ROM with Google Play? Those are my main two wants really I don't need much more as there are just a few APKs I'd like to have running and of course ad-blocking would be nice though.
Cheers for any help!
Thanks for the tipsGo ahead and update it to the latest version, it is safe as all updates for this device can allow custom roms. Easiest way to install a rom is firstly you need to unlock the bootloader. Contact Draxie on this Amazon HDX forum to request the 1-click bootloader unlock and follow the instructions.
You are on a Fire OS version below 3.2.4, so keep WLAN off/flight mode active to avoid getting updated by Amazon!I just picked up an open-boxed Fire HDX 7" tablet for a bargain. It is running 188.8.131.52 and I am wondering if someone could break down my open-source OS options. I have previously enjoyed CM on a nexus 7. From my limited research it looks like a Nexus rom would be another option? There doesn't seem to be a unified guide out there and a point in the right direction would be most appreciated.
Nice find. You have the basic steps identified; very little work is required to prepare your device for custom rom (suggest CM-13 as development has stopped on CM-12.1 although it remains quite stable).Hi All,
I just took a gamble on a boxed Fire HDX 8.9" from ebay at a good price.
I figured it was a 2013 model given the price, I was just waiting to see what firmware was on there.
It turns out it is on: 184.108.40.206
I immediately turned off wifi and popped it on airplane mode.
This looks really promising for getting CM12 successfully onto it as I'd hoped.
Now I just don't want to brick the damn thing as I feel I'm lucky to have an out of the box Fire 8.9" that's ROMable.
I've read a bunch of forums and believe that I need to do the following:
1) Root and stop OTA with HDX toolkit
2) upgrade firmware to 220.127.116.11 with TWRP
3) unlock the bootloader as per instructions.
4) Flash TWRP custom recovery using adb shell, su and dd to write the image.
Is this the correct ordering ?
I have two questions:
For step 2 there aren't really instructions in sd_shadow's sticky post.
I can't find a post that explains how to do this, anyone got any advice ?
On other fires there was usually a twrp recovery image that I used in flashfire to get to TWRP.
Also, will the update to 18.104.22.168 allow OTA updates again ?
I was given an Apollo (KFAPWA with 3G) that is box-stock and unfortunately has the latest Amazon firmware on it, namely 3.4.0-perf-g7abdbab (22.214.171.124_user_455001820). What are my options?
Here's what I would like, but it seems impossible to get there, given what I have already read across the HDX fora:
I'm no stranger to reflashing devices (have a Note III and a B&N Nook HD+, both running variants of CM12), and I even have sideloaded apps on the Amazon TV stick, so I have minimal ADB, fastboot and Amazon USB drivers installed. The Apollo has the performance for sure, yet it seems like a different beast, given its locked bootloader and it apparent brickability.
- unlocked bootloader
- TWRP recovery
- a reasonable Android version that would support both Bluetooth and the WAN radio, though I could probably live without WAN
Any advice would be welcome.