[ROM-AOSP] OFFICIAL CM11.0 KFire HD 7 (KK 4.4.2) [05/20 CAMERA/AUDIO FIXES]

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Hashcode

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OFFICIAL CyanogenMod 11.0 for the Kindle Fire HD 7"

*** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! WHILE I TRY MY BEST TO PROVIDE WORKING KERNELS/ROMS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS SOFTWARE OR ANYTHING I'VE WORKED ON SUDDENLY FRIES YOUR DEVICE. ***


BEFORE YOU BEGIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 2ND-BOOTLOADER AND TWRP 2.7.0.0 INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND CAN SEE THE BLUE LOGO DURING BOOTUP:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2128848

NIGHTLY BUILDS SHOULD BEGIN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS:
Official CM Downloads:
http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=tate

Download Google Apps for CM11:
[UPDATED: 01/05] http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Gapps

Unofficial builds can be found here (in the cm11 folder):
Mirror 1: Download (Goo.im)
Mirror 2: Download (Crackflasher)

PLEASE BE SURE TO WIPE SYSTEM & DATA/CACHE (FACTORY RESET) BEFORE UPGRADING TO ANDROID 4.4.
(It's the "Wipe" button and then "System" and then "Factory Reset" button in TWRP -- this does NOT clear your sdcard space)

CHANGES (always includes CM changes):
  • [04/14] Kernel cleanup including bugfix for app-asec related APP crashes
  • [04/14] Partition mount flag cleanup
  • [03/25] Bugfix for streaming video where stream dies every 4-5mins (specifically Google Play Movies)
  • [03/15] Testing 128mb of ZRAM use
  • [03/15] Added KSM and ZRAM to kernel
  • [03/15] MMC discard / trim fix
  • [01/17] Kernel updated to google/common 3.0.72
  • [01/17] "Manufacturer" and "Brand" props changed to: Android / Google for app compatibility
  • [11/25] First CM11.0 build
  • [11/15] SElinux now included in the kernel and set to permissive. I don't recommend turning it to enforcing as I'm still debugging the "deny" messages.
  • [08/12] All new "from source" sensor driver[/B]
  • [08/12] Temp. disable light sensor (due to recode of sensor driver)
  • [07/31] First CM10.2 build

FEATURES / WORKING:
  • 3.0.72 kernel (up from a stock 3.0.8 kernel). This includes updates from Texas Instruments, Google and Kernel.org.
  • PowerVR Graphics Drivers: DDK [email protected] for Android (Jellybean compatible)
  • Audio
  • Camera
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors
  • HWAcceleration
  • HD Codecs for YouTubeHD and Netflix
  • HDMI video out is now correct and work across several resolutions. YMMV


DEVS
BUILDING THIS ROM:

First, read through Google's Android website about "how to setup a build environment":
http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html

[ COMING SOON ]

SCREEN SHOTS:

XDA:DevDB Information
OFFICIAL CM11.0 KFire HD 7 (KK 4.4.2), ROM for the Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD

Contributors
Hashcode
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: CyanogenMod

Version Information
Status: Beta
Stable Release Date: 2014-05-20

Created 2013-11-26
Last Updated 2014-05-27
 

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Hashcode

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KNOWN ISSUES:
  • When plugged into some chargers, touchscreen shows ghost touch info
  • Bluetooth tether (to say a phone for internet) doesn't seem to be working correctly
  • Accelerometer can stop working occasionally. Needs debugging. (this seems better lately)
  • Ambient light sensor needs to be re-coded as an IIO driver
  • Headphones / BT audio route testing (plugging / unplugging can cause stuck audio)
  • Fix USB OTG support in the kernel
  • Better HDMI support for more resolutions
  • No Amazon Prime Video support
  • No Dolby audio support
  • "Cast Screen" does not function correctly under Settings -> Display
  • [FIXED-2014-05-20] Audio HAL cleanup and use system/media audio-route sources
  • [FIXED-2014-05-20] More camera tweaks
  • [FIXED-2014-05-13] Hardware Decoder/Encoder support update to KK-based sources
  • [FIXED-2014-05-13] Camera could use a small update for better handling
  • [FIXED-2014-05-02] Audio low latency issues when cover is closed or 2 apps play audio at once (stuttering)
  • [FIXED-2014-04-18] VPN has issues, needs debugging
  • [FIXED-2014-04-15] Possible other game issues, but I need more examples of games that don't run
 
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LinearEquation

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Unofficial CyanogenMod 11.0 for the Kindle Fire HD 7"



Likes:

- Really dig the new blue CM boot animation.
- Choice of launchers.
- ROM usage is way better. To have this tablet have almost 500mb available at times when running is really good.
- You Tube is snappy and sound is great.
- All the Amazon apps work: Amazon Android Market APK, Cloud Drive, Kindle app.
- Movies play great on Netflix, Crackle and Tube Mate as well as playing personal movies with the internal player.
- Downloading works fine.
- Browser is fast and without glitches.
- Some real classy wallpaper choices.

Concerns:

Could not use my VPN (Private Internet Access) I tried updating Binaries through Super User (just to see if it would work.) Same response as last time when no root access could be given. Not sure what the deal is with my VPN. No servers had any latency when I can normally see a percentage amount.

Screen flips in portrait mode (listed known issue.) Just in case folks want to give a full test run before that's patched, the rotating screen does not happen in portrait mode. Also just touching the apps to run them in landscape mode does not rotate the screen.

After tinkering with it for some time, launcher one lost the widget settings and keeps FC to the point it was no longer uasable. Launcher 3 did not have this problem.

It's a dang fine ROM for the first drop. I gave it the best test I could. Thank you for your continuing efforts for our tablets, Hashcode.
 
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persano

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Unofficial CyanogenMod 11.0 for the Kindle Fire HD 7"

*** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! WHILE I TRY MY BEST TO PROVIDE WORKING KERNELS/ROMS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS SOFTWARE OR ANYTHING I'VE WORKED ON SUDDENLY FRIES YOUR DEVICE. ***


BEFORE YOU BEGIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 2ND-BOOTLOADER AND TWRP 2.6.3.1 INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND CAN SEE THE BLUE LOGO DURING BOOTUP:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2128848

Download Information:
[LATEST][11/25] BETA CM11.0 + 3.0.50+ KERNEL
Mirror 1: Download (Goo.im)
Mirror 2: Download (Crackflasher)
md5sum: 37d276b266a9cfac1050b5f3ce1cdadb

Download Google Apps for Android 4.4:
http://d-h.st/mDt


Older builds can be found in the same folder on goo.im:
http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/tate/cm10.2/
http://downloads.crackflasher.com/?dir=Devs/Hashcode0f/tate/cm10.2

PLEASE BE SURE TO WIPE SYSTEM & DATA/CACHE (FACTORY RESET) BEFORE UPGRADING TO ANDROID 4.4.
(It's the "Wipe" button and then "System" and then "Factory Reset" button in TWRP -- this does NOT clear your sdcard space)

CHANGES (always includes CM changes):
  • [11/25] First CM11.0 build
  • [11/15] SElinux now included in the kernel and set to permissive. I don't recommend turning it to enforcing as I'm still debugging the "deny" messages.
  • [08/12] All new "from source" sensor driver[/B]
  • [08/12] Temp. disable light sensor (due to recode of sensor driver)
  • [07/31] First CM10.2 build

FEATURES / WORKING:
  • 3.0.50 kernel (up from a stock 3.0.8 kernel). This includes updates from Texas Instruments, Google and Kernel.org.
  • PowerVR Graphics Drivers: DDK [email protected] for Android (Jellybean compatible)
  • Audio
  • Camera
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors
  • HWAcceleration
  • HD Codecs for YouTubeHD and Netflix
  • HDMI video out is now correct and work across several resolutions. YMMV


KNOWN ISSUES:
  • Forgot to patch the flip-flop when dragging icons in landscape


DEVS
BUILDING THIS ROM:

First, read through Google's Android website about "how to setup a build environment":
http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html

[ COMING SOON ]

SCREEN SHOTS:

XDA:DevDB Information
Unofficial CM11.0 KFire HD 7" (KK 4.4_r1.2), a ROM for the Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD

Contributors
Hashcode
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
Based On: CyanogenMod

Version Information
Status: Beta
Beta Release Date: 2013-11-25

Created 2013-11-26
Last Updated 2013-11-26

Exellent hashcode, the best developer of the forum!

Sent from my KFTT using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 

GMattZ

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Dec 14, 2011
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Colombo
Yes! Thank you so much Hashcode! Appreciate the hard work and contribution towards the Kindle Fire HD! ;D
 

Hashcode

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LinearEquation

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Aug 26, 2013
1,765
436
Midwest
every time I try to install it it says failed

Are you using the newest TWRP? 2.6.3.1 here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2128848 Maybe try to download from the crackflasher mirror on Hashcodes OP in case goo is having issues. Did you inspect the zip to make sure it downloaded properly? Other than that, make sure to factory swipe when in TWRP first, flash your zip(s) and then wipe CACH/Dalvik (for good measure.) I had no issues at all with the install so thinking the download might have got corrupted.
 

CoB_Mike

Senior Member
I had just swapped to to new TWRP and hadn't rebooted and when I tried to do the install it had said fail. Hard reset and reboot into TWRP again. No issues with the install. Well....that was what I did yesterday morning...before I saw the 11.0......lol time to update again :p
 

Shawnsch

Senior Member
Jul 13, 2012
171
43
Hangouts force closes when I try to video chat anyone else having this?

Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire HD using XDA Premium HD app
 

StormConjurer

Member
Aug 11, 2013
29
0
There seems to be an issue for me with Javascript on the in-app browser. I tried signing into both Facebook and Twitter (via Plume) and both give me an error related to Javascript being disabled/not working. I double-checked the browser settings and Javascript is enabled.
 

Supranoob

Senior Member
Nov 4, 2012
69
19
San Jose, Ca
This version seems to be missing the extra unlock ring options and quick launch shortcuts for the home button. Navigation bar and status bar aren't transparent in the lock screen as well. Other than everything is working fine and 4.4 definitely feels smoother. Good work on the port hashcode!
 

AmrBanawan

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2012
245
43
Alexandria
As always, Amazing job Hashcode

My thoughts on 4.4:

- The interface is a lot less customizable than 4.3, No idea why but since this is not a performance issue, I don't really care!
- Feels much snappier while opening apps and changing orientation.
- Noticeably faster than 4.3.
- Lets you set wallpapers however you want, in 4.3 this was a major pain in my ass.
- Not sure if this is a new feature, but in any full screen app swiping from top edge reveals system UI.
- OK GOOGLE!!

Only met 2 bugs so far and it seems that nexus 10 4.4 users too have the same bugs

1- FLAC audio files stutter a bit if the screen is on and stutters LIKE HELL when sleeping! The only workaround i've found so far is to use Poweramp player

2- Stock browser crashes if you open an incognito tab.
 

Braves1995

Senior Member
Jan 16, 2013
88
9
What happened to the Expanded Desktop feature?? I was used to not having the navigation bar at the bottom since I use Pie.
 

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    OFFICIAL CyanogenMod 11.0 for the Kindle Fire HD 7"

    *** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! WHILE I TRY MY BEST TO PROVIDE WORKING KERNELS/ROMS, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS SOFTWARE OR ANYTHING I'VE WORKED ON SUDDENLY FRIES YOUR DEVICE. ***


    BEFORE YOU BEGIN MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 2ND-BOOTLOADER AND TWRP 2.7.0.0 INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND CAN SEE THE BLUE LOGO DURING BOOTUP:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2128848

    NIGHTLY BUILDS SHOULD BEGIN IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS:
    Official CM Downloads:
    http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=tate

    Download Google Apps for CM11:
    [UPDATED: 01/05] http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Gapps

    Unofficial builds can be found here (in the cm11 folder):
    Mirror 1: Download (Goo.im)
    Mirror 2: Download (Crackflasher)

    PLEASE BE SURE TO WIPE SYSTEM & DATA/CACHE (FACTORY RESET) BEFORE UPGRADING TO ANDROID 4.4.
    (It's the "Wipe" button and then "System" and then "Factory Reset" button in TWRP -- this does NOT clear your sdcard space)

    CHANGES (always includes CM changes):
    • [04/14] Kernel cleanup including bugfix for app-asec related APP crashes
    • [04/14] Partition mount flag cleanup
    • [03/25] Bugfix for streaming video where stream dies every 4-5mins (specifically Google Play Movies)
    • [03/15] Testing 128mb of ZRAM use
    • [03/15] Added KSM and ZRAM to kernel
    • [03/15] MMC discard / trim fix
    • [01/17] Kernel updated to google/common 3.0.72
    • [01/17] "Manufacturer" and "Brand" props changed to: Android / Google for app compatibility
    • [11/25] First CM11.0 build
    • [11/15] SElinux now included in the kernel and set to permissive. I don't recommend turning it to enforcing as I'm still debugging the "deny" messages.
    • [08/12] All new "from source" sensor driver[/B]
    • [08/12] Temp. disable light sensor (due to recode of sensor driver)
    • [07/31] First CM10.2 build

    FEATURES / WORKING:
    • 3.0.72 kernel (up from a stock 3.0.8 kernel). This includes updates from Texas Instruments, Google and Kernel.org.
    • PowerVR Graphics Drivers: DDK [email protected] for Android (Jellybean compatible)
    • Audio
    • Camera
    • Wifi
    • Bluetooth
    • Sensors
    • HWAcceleration
    • HD Codecs for YouTubeHD and Netflix
    • HDMI video out is now correct and work across several resolutions. YMMV


    DEVS
    BUILDING THIS ROM:

    First, read through Google's Android website about "how to setup a build environment":
    http://source.android.com/source/initializing.html

    [ COMING SOON ]

    SCREEN SHOTS:

    XDA:DevDB Information
    OFFICIAL CM11.0 KFire HD 7 (KK 4.4.2), ROM for the Amazon 7" Kindle Fire HD

    Contributors
    Hashcode
    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.0.x
    Based On: CyanogenMod

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Stable Release Date: 2014-05-20

    Created 2013-11-26
    Last Updated 2014-05-27
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    As you some of you may have noticed: I have a new job working with Linaro Mobile Group beginning 9/1/2014.

    This is a HUGE change in my professional career, and I want to be 100% focused on my current duties.

    This means, that I will be ending my support for the Kindle Fire devices as official CM maintainer.

    Over the next few weeks, I'll be working with CM to get a replacement dev to step in and continue updates / tweaks to the device.

    For more information:
    https://plus.google.com/111109372727398356624/posts/AtoJ3xLj35b

    Lastly, ending my support for the Kindles was a VERY difficult choice. My TODO list is long and extensive with plans for updates well into next year ... To not get around to really polishing many of these builds makes me a bit sad.

    BUT, this is where YOU (the community) can step in and make a difference. Continue to push these devices onward. I wish you all well.
    27
    Reserved

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    • When plugged into some chargers, touchscreen shows ghost touch info
    • Bluetooth tether (to say a phone for internet) doesn't seem to be working correctly
    • Accelerometer can stop working occasionally. Needs debugging. (this seems better lately)
    • Ambient light sensor needs to be re-coded as an IIO driver
    • Headphones / BT audio route testing (plugging / unplugging can cause stuck audio)
    • Fix USB OTG support in the kernel
    • Better HDMI support for more resolutions
    • No Amazon Prime Video support
    • No Dolby audio support
    • "Cast Screen" does not function correctly under Settings -> Display
    • [FIXED-2014-05-20] Audio HAL cleanup and use system/media audio-route sources
    • [FIXED-2014-05-20] More camera tweaks
    • [FIXED-2014-05-13] Hardware Decoder/Encoder support update to KK-based sources
    • [FIXED-2014-05-13] Camera could use a small update for better handling
    • [FIXED-2014-05-02] Audio low latency issues when cover is closed or 2 apps play audio at once (stuttering)
    • [FIXED-2014-04-18] VPN has issues, needs debugging
    • [FIXED-2014-04-15] Possible other game issues, but I need more examples of games that don't run
    24
    Hi Guys,

    I'm nearly finished debugging the KFire HD 7" CM12.0 build. It's pretty close.

    For those that are interested (and daring), I've pushed all of my work up to the CyanogenMod trees and you can run test builds of your own. Use at your own risk currently.

    Happy Holidays
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    If you haven't seen the posting... the Kindle Fire HD's were accepted into CM's official repos and will begin receiving nightly updates once a repo name change happens. Probably another day or 2.

    Also, the first CM nightly will contain a bugfix for the apps which crash due to large libraries in /mnt/asec.

    Previously, users were reinstalling the app w/ TitaniumBackup to fix this issue.

    This affected many many apps and was in general a real hassle.