[ROM/KERNEL] OFFICIAL CM11.0 + 3.0.72 Kernel for Kindle Fire [NIGHTLIES]

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If I update to the TWRP in the OP will it screw up the dual-boot bootloader (1.4.1a)? I'm using TWRP 2.5.0.0 now. I'd like to give this ROM a go and still keep my MoDaCo (or maybe 6.3.3 if I can get it packaged as ALT) as alternate boot.

Been a couple years since I messed with this thing; please excuse the ignorance.
 

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If I update to the TWRP in the OP will it screw up the dual-boot bootloader (1.4.1a)? I'm using TWRP 2.5.0.0 now. I'd like to give this ROM a go and still keep my MoDaCo (or maybe 6.3.3 if I can get it packaged as ALT) as alternate boot.

Been a couple years since I messed with this thing; please excuse the ignorance.
Updating Twrp to 2.7.X.X or 2.8.X.X shouldn't affect dual bootloader, stock based roms may not install, but I haven't use dual boot for sometime.
 

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First off thanks for the ROM.

I have a first gen kindle and I flashed this ROM and thee GAPPS for cm11 however I don't seem to get the play store. I get the old school Google apps like play games and play movies

What did I miss here?

Thanks!
 

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The file is the main link on the first page of this post and the gapps file is the one off of the wiki page that corresponds to cm11. I haven't verified the md5s to be honest I'm not sure what to do for that. Just started this adventure yesterday and I have only ever flashed thee android G1 phone many years ago with cm.
 

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DO NOT USE ART YET. BUGGY AND WILL PROBABLY NEED A DATA WIPE TO RECOVER FROM
whats ART mean?
and will this work on my 6.3.3?
 

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This might be a bug, and it may only affect my kindle, but my kindle can only remember one WiFi network. If I have one saved, it tells me that it failed to connect to network. I have to forget the network then clear cache/dalvik.

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Has this been found to be a common problem, and is there a solution? I just inherited a Kindle Fire and as able to go through the initial conversion to OtterX. I am having this exact issue. I can set up one wi-fi network, but if I try to add a 2nd, I get a "Failed To Save network" error at the bottom.

I originally flashed a 5.0 ROM, and I was able to add two networks just fine. Before flashing this one, I did a complete reformat of partitions to start from scratch, so this ROM is clean as a clean install could be. I flashed both the small and the normal gapps packages for CM11.
 

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Has this been found to be a common problem, and is there a solution? I just inherited a Kindle Fire and as able to go through the initial conversion to OtterX. I am having this exact issue. I can set up one wi-fi network, but if I try to add a 2nd, I get a "Failed To Save network" error at the bottom.

I originally flashed a 5.0 ROM, and I was able to add two networks just fine. Before flashing this one, I did a complete reformat of partitions to start from scratch, so this ROM is clean as a clean install could be. I flashed both the small and the normal gapps packages for CM11.

The only solution I've found to this is to connect via WPS.
 

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Hello Dear @Hashcode. Some time ago, You helped Lovejoy and crew fix battery drain in SlimLP, after this battery life is amazing ( About 14 days in standby its possible)
Here is my question :) could You add this magical fix for official Cm11 otterx?

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Battery Fix

I have been working on this very problem. I have achieved success in that I have obtained good battery life. I have not posted anything yet because in getting the battery life I no longer have sound. I'm currently trying to fix the sound issue and have some ideas of what might work. Ideas are all I can work with for the moment because my RAM died and I had to RMA it to the manufacturer. So, when I get my new RAM, I'll continue work on the issue and I'll let you know my progress.

However, if @Hashcode wants to fix this, I will be glad to stop working on it.

Cheers.
 
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I just got my new RAM yesterday. I think I may have both good battery life and sound. That is, I have sound now, but it's a matter of time before I see if the battery still lasts. I'll keep you posted.
 
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    STEP 1: DOWNLOAD TWRP 2.7.x.x and UPDATE (REQUIRED FOR 4.4):
    EDIT: @Dees_Troy has an official 2.7.x.x w/ SElinux support here:
    http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/blaze/openrecovery-twrp-2.7.0.1-otter.img
    Flash with the following adb commands:
    Code:
    adb shell
    su
    idme bootmode 4002
    reboot
    # back in your PC shell
    fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.7.0.1-otter.img

    If you have problems with that file and/or don't want to use adb/fastboot flash method, you can download a flashable .zip from the following locations. Use your existing recovery to flash the update:
    Mirror 1: Download (Goo.im)

    BEFORE FLASHING ANDROID 4.4: PERFORM A WIPE + ADVANCED->FORMAT SYSTEM TWRP.

    STEP 2: DOWNLOAD A BUILD OF CM11.0:
    DO NOT USE ART YET. BUGGY AND WILL PROBABLY NEED A DATA WIPE TO RECOVER FROM

    NIGHTLIES:
    http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=otter

    GAPPS (Use Version "CM 11" row):
    http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Gapps

    Older builds are found here:
    http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/otter/cm10/
    http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/otter/cm10.1/
    http://goo.im/devs/Hashcode/otter/cm10.2/

    GAPPS (For Android 4.3/CM10.2 builds):
    http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip

    CHANGES:
    • [05/15] More audio updates to fix low-power states (screen off / background music)
    • [11/25] Released updated build for cm11.0
    • [08/12] Kernel updated to 3.0.72 (on par w/ Google/common kernel)
    • [07/30] Updated to CM10.2 build
    • [05/26] Backlight driver update to help w/ SODs
    • [05/24] Sensor updates (includes light sensor now usable in Android OS
    • [05/24] Reverted 2 sound driver commits in the kernel to help w/ headset function -- testing needed.
    • [05/14] New audio driver (WIP)
    • [03/27] Reboot Recovery mode is now fixed
    • [01/17] Updated SGX/PowerVR driver to latest binaries from omapzoom (still showing [email protected])
    • [01/15] CM10.1 updates + reverted some USB changes in the kernel for sleep testing
    • [01/07] Battery life / sleep improvements
    • [01/06] Update to 3.0.50 kernel
    • [01/06] Update wifi firmware to R5.SP3.06
    • [12/16] Fixed Deep Sleep
    • [12/15] Added multi-profile fix

    CURRENT KNOWN ISSUES:
    • The headphone MIC input is not functioning correctly yet. Work in progress.

    KERNEL FEATURES:
    • [08/12] Mainline version updates to 3.0.72 updated to current with Google's kernel/common
    • [01/06] WLAN Firmware R5.SP3.06
    • [11/07] Updated to SGX/IMG DDK [email protected] for Android (via omapzoom)
    • [11/07] WLAN Firmware R5.SP3.03
    • [09/05] Updated to SGX/IMG DDK [email protected] for Android
    • Based on TI kernel 4AI.1.7 (3.0.31 mainline) which supports 512M memory mapping needed by the Kindle Fire
    • Uses ducati binary from TI based on rpmsg 1.20.5.11 (replaced Archos ducati binary from ICS 4.0.3)
    • Kernel audio: Added a switch device "h2w" which allows the OS to recognize headset plug events and adjust audio capture routes accordingly. Translation: OS can recognize we have a MIC input via headset now. (NOTE: that audio recording is still not working at this time. Tho it is very close).
    • MUCH better standby / sleep function. The device will go inactive for much longer periods of time (80-100 seconds) while still waking up appropriately for wifi events, power button triggers, etc. And this is still going to get even better when I re-implement DPLL cascading and the charger fixes coming later.
    • Many bugfixes pulled down from TI's omapzoom sources.

    RESERVED FOR NOTES

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Official CyanogenMod 11.0 for Kindle Fire 1st Edition, ROM for the Amazon Kindle Fire

    Contributors
    Hashcode
    ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat

    Version Information
    Status: Stable

    Created 2014-05-01
    Last Updated 2014-05-21
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    UPDATED 2013-11-25 for CM11.0/CM10.2/CM10.1

    DEVELOPER BUILDING:
    Several patches are outstanding in CM's review so building this from source is currently not an option w/o some Cherry Picks:
    Patch 1: http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/53917/
    Patch 2: http://review.cyanogenmod.org/#/c/54562/

    And I'll be updating more of the cm11.0 gits tonight w/ changes to the build / extract files processes.
    Won't get a decent build till that's all done.



    KNOWN BUGS:
    1. EHCI USB 2.0 isn't able to be add to the kernel w/o it crashing. Need to fix for higher speed USB transfers.
    6. Headset recording via the MIC input jack doesn't work


    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

    Then you can setup the Kindle Fire by doing the following:
    mkdir android
    cd android
    (Use main repo for CyanogenMod 10.2)
    repo init -u https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android -b cm-10.2
    repo sync
    vendor/cm/get-prebuilts
    . build/envsetup.sh && brunch otter
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    [09/16] CM10 STOCK + 4AI.1.7 KERNEL [STABLE]
    Download Here
    md5sum: b5746745f62c20ed5f6a2520ca506982

    Changes for 09/16:
    • Charging is now fixed. Including basic OTG support. Test away and I can make tweaks as needed. There may be a bug where adb doesn't restart after OTG devices are enabled.
    • Backlight / Panel driver updated. This was probably causing some of the battery drain.

    EDIT: "now" fixed.

    Enjoy.
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    I just wanted to do a quick update:

    Got my new device yesterday, and immediately put twrp, fff 1.4a and ICS on it.

    Should be good to pick up where I left off w/ the kernel now.

    Hope to have a new version in a few days.

    Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
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    New kernel/ROM based on the 4AI.1.7 release are getting a lot better (IMHO) so I'm probably going to do another kernel/ROM release here soon.

    Here's an update of what's coming in the next release:

    1. Kernel Audio source: Added a switch device "h2w" which allows the OS to recognize headset plug events and adjust audio capture routes accordingly. Translation: OS can recognize we have a MIC input via headset now.
    2. Audio HAL module: updated to TI's latest source to help with #1 and future support for USB audio, etc.
    3. Lights HAL module: removed conflicting battery light operations. The kernel manages the battery light entirely. The OS should almost never do anything with it.
    4. (NEW to JB) Power HAL module: used by the OS for temporarily kicking up the CPU during certain events (using the interactive governor) -- this makes the system more responsive. This feature is also still under development over time and I'll continue to update it.
    5. HW acceleration / graphics buffer system: Completely updated sources from TI for the hwcomposer, libion and other graphics / buffer systems
    6. Along w/ #5 I was able to roll up to the latest PowerVR driver [email protected] (up from [email protected] in the last build). I noted right off the bat
    less GL issues and smoother game play.

    I may take a night or 2 and continue to play with the MIC settings to see if we can get it working, and that would be the delay in this release (if any).

    But, in general, the build for the Kindle Fire is a getting a lot cleaner (IMHO). And that's always a good thing.


    Still working on:

    - Memory management: I'm still not happy with how the OS is unloading certain processes at times (acore?!), and I'll be working with some of the ROM devs to setup better memory management in this main sources at GitHub. No reason why every dev should need to work that stuff out.
    - MIC function. Getting close, but I need to probably spend 2-3 more nights following audio routes and watching the OS setup the Audio input devices when the headset is plugged in.
    - Charger function. This is the big kahuna. Been a while since I worked on it, probably time to jump back into it.