[ROM] Lineage-11.0 for Amazon Fire HD6 and HD7 [14 Oct 2019]

ggow

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 * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war,
 * or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
 * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included
 * in the products you find here before flashing it!
 * YOU are choosing to make these modifications.
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Prerequisites for Installation
- Backup your existing ROM in case you want to go back
- Must have the 4.5.3 bootloaders loaded
- Must have TWRP access

Fresh Installation
- From your recovery perform a Factory Reset
- Flash the ROM File
- Flash SuperSU if you want root access
- Flash Open Gapps of your choice.
- Reboot and enjoy!

Downloads
*** Please do NOT create any mirrors ***
- lineage-11.0 for Amazon Fire HD6 and HD7 2014 Tablet

Source Code
- Kernel Source: Ariel stock kernel, build number update-kindle-20.4.5.5_user_455002120


XDA:DevDB Information
Lineage-11.0 Fire HD6&7, ROM for the Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7

Contributors
ggow
ROM OS Version: 4.4.x KitKat
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
Based On: Cyanogenmod

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2015-12-13
Last Updated 2019-10-18
 

ggow

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Release Notes / Changelog

14 Oct 2019
- Security patches up to and including February 2019
- Bluetooth works

17 Oct 2016

- Ported Google's October 2016 security patches.

18 Sep 2016
- Security Patches Up to and including September 2016
- Some OMX features fixed
- Youtube Fixed
- VLC now plays HD video

12 May 2016
- Security Patches Up to and including May 2016
- Updated CM-11 Code

11 Jan 2016
- Set DPI to 252
- Add launcher rotation setting to build.prop (enabled by default)
- Add lock screen rotation setting to build.prop (enabled by default)
- 01 January 2016 AOSP security patches included
- Updated CM-11 Code

13 Dec 2015
- Initial Release
 
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Remolten

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I will be trying this out as soon as I can.

Just a quick question: why CM11 and not CM12+? Was it because of kernel limitations?

Regardless, thanks immensely for your time. Hopefully it works. Cheers mate :)
 
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ggow

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I will be trying this out as soon as I can.

Just a quick question: why CM11 and CM12+? Was it because of kernel limitations?

Regardless, thanks immensely for your time. Hopefully it works. Cheers mate :)
- Yes you're right, went for CM-11 it's easier due to having a working recovery
- I thought about CM-12 but the risk is high of producing a bricked device
- If you flash a non-working 5.1.1 system and haven't got a recovery which you can reflash with then instant brick
 
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Remolten

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- Yes you're right, went for CM-11 it's easier due to having a working recovery
- I thought about CM-12 but the risk is high of producing a bricked device
- If you flash a non-working 5.1.1 system and haven't got a recovery which you can reflash with then instant brick
Cool! Trying it out later today.
 

Remolten

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Installed successfully! Thanks mate! Much faster than the Amazon Lollipop, and more storage free!

Worth noting that xposed does not work, as well as videos, camera, and bluetooth. Lots of issues with Google Now crashing as well. Seems pretty buggy atm, but definitely feels great—a speedy upgrade over the amazon stock.
 
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Gimzie

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BTW I can confirm that Stock GApps have enough space to install, compared to the stock Amazon system. :D

EDIT: REALIZED I SHOULD HAVE EDITED MY LAST POST INSTEAD
 
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ggow

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Installed successfully! Thanks mate! Much faster than the Amazon Lollipop, and more storage free!

Worth noting that xposed does not work, as well as videos, camera, and bluetooth. Lots of issues with Google Now crashing as well. Seems pretty buggy atm, but definitely feels great—a speedy upgrade over the amazon stock.
- I'll fix xposed for the next release
- I'm preparing to take a run at the next release shortly
 
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davigar

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Wow It's amazing I flash it in a Fire HD7 and change dpi to 213 and it's perfect!

I can try CM12 on a tablet that I have to return. Nothing happens if it bricks

Enviado desde mi SM-N910F mediante Tapatalk
 
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davigar

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- Yes you're right, went for CM-11 it's easier due to having a working recovery
- I thought about CM-12 but the risk is high of producing a bricked device
- If you flash a non-working 5.1.1 system and haven't got a recovery which you can reflash with then instant brick
ggow, you can flash cm12 with 4.5.3 bootloader and twrp and next flash 5.1.1 bootloader and Amazon stock recovery in case of brick you can flash a original rom by sideload the brick risk is null.

Sorry for my english
 
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Diesen_Dev

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3 Days Testing Report

Firstly, i really appreciate for your work, ggow! That's the best first build what i'd ever tested, so smooth, didn't expected such a nice performance. Successfully installed SuperSU and GApps (pico). Picked up flash drive to OTG, worked perfectly, not worse then in Fire OS. With disabled lockscreen, my Fire wakes up and locks impressively fast. Made a proper wifi speedtests and very satisfied - speed is increased, compared to Fire OSes (4.x and 5.x) - from 43 mbps (max) to 51 mbps (max) with my cheap 741nd home router. All's ok with Spotify. As described, Youtube isn't working, Bluetooth service is crashing after boot. Tried few camera apps and it still cannot take photo. There is an areas, what you may look to focus on. Audio output is extremely low with headphones, tried different ones, from speaker volume is normal. Audio recording seems not working. In MXPlayer, HW video decoding isn't working. Also, there are rebooting problems - it performs not every time, rebooting to recovery isn't performs for me at all (Fire is just shuts down), interface rebooting is ok. I'm exited for the next builds. I think it's good that you develop CM11 Rom, because higher versions are not that good on low memory devices like this, and yes, 872 mb is not a big amount in 2015. Would be good to see newer versions in the future, but i'm still very happy with KitKat!
 
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Gimzie

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Firstly, i really appreciate for your work, ggow! That's the best first build what i'd ever tested, so smooth, didn't expected such a nice performance. Successfully installed SuperSU and GApps (pico). Picked up flash drive to OTG, worked perfectly, not worse then in Fire OS. With disabled lockscreen, my Fire wakes up and locks impressively fast. Made a proper wifi speedtests and very satisfied - speed is increased, compared to Fire OSes (4.x and 5.x) - from 43 mbps (max) to 51 mbps (max) with my cheap 741nd home router. All's ok with Spotify. As described, Youtube isn't working, Bluetooth service is crashing after boot. Tried few camera apps and it still cannot take photo. There is an areas, what you may look to focus on. Audio output is extremely low with headphones, tried different ones, from speaker volume is normal. Audio recording seems not working. In MXPlayer, HW video decoding isn't working. Also, there are rebooting problems - it performs not every time, rebooting to recovery isn't performs for me at all (Fire is just shuts down), interface rebooting is ok. I'm exited for the next builds. I think it's good that you develop CM11 Rom, because higher versions are not that good on low memory devices like this, and yes, 872 mb is not a big amount in 2015. Would be good to see newer versions in the future, but i'm still very happy with KitKat!
Just to let you know, even though the Youtube app doesn't work, the website does, and it works pretty well. (Using Chrome here)
 

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Thank you for doing this. I actually use your Apollo ROMs for myself. FireOS is garbage, but I wasn't willing to destroy one of the kid's devices while I muddled around. This gives me hope! ;)
 
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