[Q] Amazon Fire Tv

gregcavaretta

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as some of you may know by now amazon has released its Amazon fire Tv witch is like apple tv.... so what i want to know is this an android OS because its uses the app store and has games like Minecraft or Need For Speed... if theres aonther forum for plases let me know

because after i know its andorid then comes the race for ROOT access :)
 

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as some of you may know by now amazon has released its Amazon fire Tv witch is like apple tv.... so what i want to know is this an android OS because its uses the app store and has games like Minecraft or Need For Speed... if theres aonther forum for plases let me know

because after i know its andorid then comes the race for ROOT access :)
The Amazon Fire TV like the Kindle Fire series of devices runs a heavily modified version of the Android operating system. As far root access goes, I'm sure in due time the development community will root the device and allow you to install Google apps that include the framework files necessary for the Play Store to work properly.
 

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The Amazon Fire TV like the Kindle Fire series of devices runs a heavily modified version of the Android operating system. As far root access goes, I'm sure in due time the development community will root the device and allow you to install Google apps that include the framework files necessary for the Play Store to work properly.
well i do know you can plug it into a computer with adb so getting root won't be that hard...if you brick i wonder if you can use something like fastboot
 

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well i do know you can plug it into a computer with adb so getting root won't be that hard...if you brick i wonder if you can use something like fastboot
They may have taken a different attitude then with the kindle fire devices which came with locked bootloaders. Out of curiosity can you pull the build.prop and upload it. Additionally try running the command:

Code:
adb reboot bootloader
Then in fastboot:

Code:
fastboot devices
And seeing what it says as this will give insight into a possible root method.

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They may have taken a different attitude then with the kindle fire devices which came with locked bootloaders. Out of curiosity can you pull the build.prop and upload it. Additionally try running the command:

Code:
adb reboot bootloader
Then in fastboot:

Code:
fastboot devices
And seeing what it says as this will give insight into a possible root method.

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I'll post when mine comes in two days i was at a my buddy's house when i tested it out.....as I recall to access /system/ on the kindle Fire HD , HDX
and any other android you don't need root permissions to access to build.prop how ever you would need root access to edit it (duh) that is if apps like es file explore Or Astro File manager work.

I don't about fastboot yet i'll try a few things.



For those who want to buy this they can at

http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-CL1130-Fire-TV/dp/B00CX5P8FC
 

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It is hackable!


If you take it apart, there are easily accessible UART and JTAG ports. If I have time, I'll dig further over the weekend. Somebody, please beat me to this. :)

"adb reboot bootloader" puts it into the bootloader. Power led blinks and HDMI display only shows amazon's logo, need to check serial port.
"adb reboot recovery" also works (displays Amazon "System Update")
 
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If you take it apart, there are easily accessible UART and JTAG ports. If I have time, I'll dig further over the weekend. Somebody, please beat me to this. :)

"adb reboot bootloader" puts it into the bootloader. Power led blinks and HDMI display only shows amazon's logo, need to check serial port.
"adb reboot recovery" also works (displays Amazon "System Update")
Does fastboot devices in the bootloader show anything?

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Does fastboot devices in the bootloader show anything?
The problem is that adb is accessible over IP only (or at least I have not yet found other way) and I cannot do fastboot.

build.prop attached. Also, here is a (mostly useless) boot log from the internal serial port (115200-8N1)
Code:
Android Bootloader - UART_DM Initialized!!!
[0] welcome to lk: current version is lk_rel_3.0.1_02272014
[10] platform_init()
[10] target_init(): platform_id 109
[10] Its BUELLER. revision 3
[70] display_init(),target_id=7337.
[70] hdmi_msm_panel_init: default format=4
[2730] splash_screen_mmc :235, 67
[2750] Config HDMI PANEL.
[2750] Turn on HDMI PANEL.
[2760] EDID: no DTD or non-DTD data present
[2760] EDID: no DTD or non-DTD data present
[2760] hdmi_edid_get_audio_data: No adb found
[2770] hdmi_audio_playback: 48KHz not supported by TV
[2770] hdmi_msm_audio_acr_setup: video format 0 not supported
[2780] aboot_init: calling idme_initialize 
[2780] Idme version is 2.0 and set related function to V2.0
[2790] IDME INFO: checking for new items to add (stored items:12  specified items:12)
[2790] serial num from idme: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[2800] Reboot -- restart_reason=427810811 (0x197fdffb) 
[2800] aboot_init: IDME - device boot up info
[2810] idme items number:12
[2810] name: board_id, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[2820] name: serial, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[2830] name: mac_addr, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[2830] name: bt_mac_addr, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[2840] name: productid, size: 32, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= 00000000000000000000000000000000
[2850] name: productid2, size: 32, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= 00000000000000000000000000000000
[2860] name: bootmode, size: 4, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= 1
[2860] name: postmode, size: 4, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= 2
[2870] name: bootcount, size: 8, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= 32
[2880] name: eth_mac_addr, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data= XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[2890] bootcount = 33
[3080] aboot_init: Boot linux from MMC 
[3090] boot_into_recovery=0  idme_bootmode=1 (NORMAL) 
[3090] use_signed_kernel=1, is_unlocked=0, is_tampered=0.
[3100] Loading boot image (6344704): start
[3340] Loading boot image (6344704): done
[3340] Authenticating boot image (6344704): start
[3350] Attempting to enable ce3_src_clk before setting its rate.[3360] TZ channel swith returned 0
[5070] TZ channel swith returned 0
[5070] Authenticating boot image: done return value = 1
[5090] cmdline = 'androidboot.hardware=qcom user_debug=31 msm_rtb.filter=0x3F ehci-hcd.park=3 maxcpus=2'
[5100] Power on reason 1
[5100] Its bueller again 3.
[5100] cmdline_length=170, n=172, n1=45
[5110] IDME: idme atag init (export to kernel),  atag_size=514 
[5110] name: board_id, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[5120] name: serial, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[5130] name: mac_addr, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[5140] name: bt_mac_addr, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[5140] name: productid, size: 32, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: 00000000000000000000000000000000
[5150] name: productid2, size: 32, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: 00000000000000000000000000000000
[5160] name: bootmode, size: 4, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: 1
[5170] name: postmode, size: 4, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: 2
[5180] name: bootcount, size: 8, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: 33
[5180] name: eth_mac_addr, size: 16, exportable: 1, permission: 292, data: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[5190] The atag idme items number:11

booting linux @ 0x80208000, ramdisk @ 0x82200000 (368957)
 

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It doesn't necessarily have to be such a spectacular view :) I recall USB on one of the Android dongles being host and if small reset button was held while plugging it into a computer, it was possible to rewrite the flash of the device.
 

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thought i would throw in here that my Fire TV arrived yesterday and so i plugged it in, did mandatory immediate software update, watch mandatory 5 minute unskippable tutorial video, and then experienced constant reboots on everything i tried to do with it.

i thought well it just did an update and i dont have any real data on it so lets try a factory reset which i did. after that i had to watch the mandatory video again since i did a reset ughh!

so now it fires up and IF it allows me to move the menu option without a reboot then it will either wait until i hit play to reboot or if all of that actauly works and i get a video to start playing then within 15 minutes i will be presented with a loud constant beep followed by (you guessed it) a reboot.

i have called and they are replacing it but i am not sure that is going to help and i usually wait for the first round to go out before i buy something but i was about to buy another Roku when this was announced so i jumped.
 

gregcavaretta

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Yeah, try that, and if it does not work, also try plugging that port into your electrical outlet. Result will be more or less the same, but the latter is more spectacular.

P.S.: That USB port is a host.
mines coming Monday (2 days) dam amazon lied to me :( .....

anyway have you tried plugging an lan ethernet cable from it to the computer hey you never know. if not i'm going to try messing with the UART and JTAG ports but i don't have mine yet so i'll have to wait....
 

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Nicely done as always Justin! Anyone know if this comes with a locked bootloader (I'm assuming it does)?
so now we have root, does this mean it gets its own sub forum?

I haven't been this excited about something in a long time, I can't wait to get mine and root it