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[ROM] SlimLP 5.1.1 for Amazon Fire 2015 (DISCONTINUED)

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csolanol

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2010
1,744
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DISCLAIMER
We are not responsible for any damage, bootloop, bricked or broken tablets and Relationships.

slimroms.png


Team @csolanol, @diegocr & @lovejoy777

This is an unofficial SlimLP build for Amazon Fire 2015 (aka FORD).
It includes all SlimRoms features plus some added mods.

Issues
  • Bluetooth
  • Video playing
  • USB OTG
  • Camera can take pictures but not video
  • Orientation artifact while turning screen off


Notice
Art optimized v2.3 build became DISCONTINUED

Additional features
  • SuperSU built in
  • AdAway built in
  • Network traffic monitor
  • App icon on toast notifications
  • Global menu
  • Screen Recorder through global menu (Settings under Interface section)
  • Prebuilt WebView
  • Double tap to sleep anywhere on the lock screen
  • Flat app picker
  • Unknown source apps enabled by default
  • Partition information menu
  • Show Optimizing app dialog on first boot and package names
  • Show application's package name in the "App info" screen
  • Added DocumentsUI as a standalone filemanager
  • Optimized apks to slim the build
  • init.d support
  • Something i don't remember

Installation
  • Reboot tablet to bootloader: adb shell reboot bootloader or power button + volume up
  • Boot recovery: fastboot boot TWRP_Fire_2.8.7.0_adb.img
  • Wipe dalvik cache, cache, data and system if you come from stock or another rom.
  • Flash Rom (supersu is included)
  • Flash Gapps (Slim Gapps recommended)
  • If you use FlashFire, be sure to wipe everything and move the wipes to the top of the flashing list.

Upgrading
For dirty flashing i recommend cache, dalvik cache and system wipe. Flash rom and gapps and all should be ok.

Download

2u4ijqw.jpg


THANKS TO
SlimRoms
Cyanogenmod
ezio84
ggow

Happy flashing!!!

Device tree: https://github.com/csolanol/device_amazon_ford/tree/lp5.1

XDA:DevDB Information
SlimLP 5.1.1, ROM for the Amazon Fire

Contributors
csolanol, diegocr, lovejoy777
Source Code: https://github.com/SlimLPFord

ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
Based On: SlimRoms

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 0.15
Beta Release Date: 2016-02-06

Created 2015-11-24
Last Updated 2017-01-26
 
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csolanol

Senior Member
Apr 18, 2010
1,744
2,614
UPDATES:
2016/03/22
  • March google's security patch
  • Fix users not showing in global menu (circular avatar)
2016/02/06
  • Bump to 0.15
  • Added layers support back. Thanks to @lovejoy777
  • Dark layers theme installed by default thanks to setiawanjimmy. You can remove it with built in layers manager app or removing /system/vendor/overlay stuff.
    Most of layers on play store doesn't work with this build because of themers doesn't support lp5.1 or mdpi devices. We will post some compatible themes soon.
  • Update to android 5.1.1_r34 with Google February security patch.
  • New project sources located at https://github.com/SlimLPFord (We will update the "how to build" post soon)
2016/01/7
  • v2.3 with ezio mods is DISCONTINUED
  • Unofficial SlimLP b0.14 started (Added features listed in op).
  • Updated to android-5.1.1_r33 with latest security patches from google
2015/12/19 - v2.3
  • Fix screen off glitch
  • Tagged as stable
20151210 - v2.2b:
  • Update boot.img from 5.1.1 (Thanks @k4y0z for the kernel module)
  • Updated MTK flags to allow video work properly (Thanks @ggow).
  • Fixed camera video recording (Thanks @ggow).
20151209 - v2.2:
  • Updated blobs from 5.1.1 OTA.
  • Moved selinux permissive from netd to a kernel module. Thanks to @k4y0z
  • Enable init.d support (Thanks to @k4y0z) on SuperSU flashing process.
  • Slimmed down the rom, now it's less than 193 Mb.
  • Fixed some dependencies.
  • Tested with latest slim mini gapps.
20151202 - v2.1:
  • Fix google play movies not allowing to play movies.
  • Otg fixed.
  • Bluetooth sound fixed. Thanks to @ggow
20151201 - v2.0:
  • Video playing should work now.
  • Camera is able to take pictures now but we broke video recording.
    If you find problems taking pictures after installing google camera a reboot will fix them.
  • Multiuser support.
20151130 - v1.1:
  • Bluetooth fixed.
 
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diegocr

Senior Member
Dec 8, 2011
537
808
Build

We are not responsible for any damage, bootloop, bricked or broken tablets and Relationships.

Build SlimLP

Getting SlimLPFord

https://github.com/SlimLPFord/platform_manifest/tree/lp5.1

Extract blobs

With a Fire with latest SlimLP rom and adb connected execute
cd device/amazon/ford/
./extract-files.sh

Build
Use -j num cpus to build faster
Code:
. build/envsetup.sh
lunch slim_ford-userdebug
make bacon
 
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sd_shadow

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Moto X4
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this rom no longer uses ezio optimizations

09 Dec 2015:
This rom uses ezio optimizations, which causes Xposed not to work.
if you want a rom with Xposed, this rom is not for you.
If you don use Xposed, this is a very good rom.
...If you want to know about ezio optimizations you can visit his github at http://github.com/ezio84 read and learn some stuff.


People, there is a
Feature Requests
and a
Bug Reporter
How about try using them before complaining
 
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RW2112

Member
Nov 9, 2008
19
13
First let me say thanks for this ROM! I have found that I am having same issue with video on it as I had with the CM 12.1 ROM, using VLC to play videos I have to disable hardware acceleration to play any MP4 format videos and for MKV format files I have to turn it back on.
Beyond that seems quite fast and working well.
 

Ownster

Member
Oct 9, 2013
30
3
24
Richmond
First let me say thanks for this ROM! I have found that I am having same issue with video on it as I had with the CM 12.1 ROM, using VLC to play videos I have to disable hardware acceleration to play any MP4 format videos and for MKV format files I have to turn it back on.
Beyond that seems quite fast and working well.
This is one of the only reasons I haven't installed one of these custom roms yet.
 

shiz0id

Senior Member
Oct 1, 2015
77
6
Just wanted to ask if it was theoretically possible for slim6 to run on the Amazon Fire?
I think that Doze will probably make this tablet into something that lasts longer than 2hrs SoT
 
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Drax TD

Member
Aug 11, 2014
18
5
West New York, NJ
I installed using supplied instructions and have a bug to report:

When the screen turns off it flashes the screen in the orientation 90 degrees from it's current orientation. So if it is in landscape and I press the power button, it flashes portrait and then screen off. If it is in portrait, it flashes landscape and then screen off. Totally superficial as far as I can tell, but wanted to let you know. Will continue to test.
 

zach61797

Senior Member
Oct 18, 2013
359
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Wi
I installed using supplied instructions and have a bug to report:

When the screen turns off it flashes the screen in the orientation 90 degrees from it's current orientation. So if it is in landscape and I press the power button, it flashes portrait and then screen off. If it is in portrait, it flashes landscape and then screen off. Totally superficial as far as I can tell, but wanted to let you know. Will continue to test.
Same on both custom ROMs.
 

Harry44

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2010
449
378
TX, USA
I installed using supplied instructions and have a bug to report:

When the screen turns off it flashes the screen in the orientation 90 degrees from it's current orientation. So if it is in landscape and I press the power button, it flashes portrait and then screen off. If it is in portrait, it flashes landscape and then screen off. Totally superficial as far as I can tell, but wanted to let you know. Will continue to test.

I have the same issue on Slim, as well as CM with this device.
 

MERLev

Member
Nov 9, 2015
17
0
Guys, any luck with XPosed ?
I got bootloop after installing xposed-v78-sdk22-arm.zip, which was working on original and CM roms.
Also, I don't get random shutdowns on this rom (which made me crazy on CM)
 

t3chwizard

Senior Member
Jul 20, 2013
1,579
349
Guys, any luck with XPosed ?
I got bootloop after installing xposed-v78-sdk22-arm.zip, which was working on original and CM roms.
Also, I don't get random shutdowns on this rom (which made me crazy on CM)

Try using Wanams xposed.

---------- Post added at 04:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:30 PM ----------

If anyone is looking to get the Fire in the US, ordering it from Best Buy online for in store pickup is the best way to go. I ordered it this morning and it is already in store whereas amazon has it backordered until December 17th+
 

TomByrne94

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Sep 6, 2011
66
15
Manchester
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ROM installed fine but whenever I try to open Google Play, I get ''Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped working''.
Anyone know of a working solution?

Cheers

EDIT: I flashed a different version of Gapps and that sorted my issues out. (Slim_mini_gapps.BETA.5.1.build.0.x-20151121)

Thanks for the ROM!
 
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    DISCLAIMER
    We are not responsible for any damage, bootloop, bricked or broken tablets and Relationships.

    slimroms.png


    Team @csolanol, @diegocr & @lovejoy777

    This is an unofficial SlimLP build for Amazon Fire 2015 (aka FORD).
    It includes all SlimRoms features plus some added mods.

    Issues
    • Bluetooth
    • Video playing
    • USB OTG
    • Camera can take pictures but not video
    • Orientation artifact while turning screen off


    Notice
    Art optimized v2.3 build became DISCONTINUED

    Additional features
    • SuperSU built in
    • AdAway built in
    • Network traffic monitor
    • App icon on toast notifications
    • Global menu
    • Screen Recorder through global menu (Settings under Interface section)
    • Prebuilt WebView
    • Double tap to sleep anywhere on the lock screen
    • Flat app picker
    • Unknown source apps enabled by default
    • Partition information menu
    • Show Optimizing app dialog on first boot and package names
    • Show application's package name in the "App info" screen
    • Added DocumentsUI as a standalone filemanager
    • Optimized apks to slim the build
    • init.d support
    • Something i don't remember

    Installation
    • Reboot tablet to bootloader: adb shell reboot bootloader or power button + volume up
    • Boot recovery: fastboot boot TWRP_Fire_2.8.7.0_adb.img
    • Wipe dalvik cache, cache, data and system if you come from stock or another rom.
    • Flash Rom (supersu is included)
    • Flash Gapps (Slim Gapps recommended)
    • If you use FlashFire, be sure to wipe everything and move the wipes to the top of the flashing list.

    Upgrading
    For dirty flashing i recommend cache, dalvik cache and system wipe. Flash rom and gapps and all should be ok.

    Download

    2u4ijqw.jpg


    THANKS TO
    SlimRoms
    Cyanogenmod
    ezio84
    ggow

    Happy flashing!!!

    Device tree: https://github.com/csolanol/device_amazon_ford/tree/lp5.1

    XDA:DevDB Information
    SlimLP 5.1.1, ROM for the Amazon Fire

    Contributors
    csolanol, diegocr, lovejoy777
    Source Code: https://github.com/SlimLPFord

    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.10.x
    Based On: SlimRoms

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Current Beta Version: 0.15
    Beta Release Date: 2016-02-06

    Created 2015-11-24
    Last Updated 2017-01-26
    27
    UPDATES:
    2016/03/22
    • March google's security patch
    • Fix users not showing in global menu (circular avatar)
    2016/02/06
    • Bump to 0.15
    • Added layers support back. Thanks to @lovejoy777
    • Dark layers theme installed by default thanks to setiawanjimmy. You can remove it with built in layers manager app or removing /system/vendor/overlay stuff.
      Most of layers on play store doesn't work with this build because of themers doesn't support lp5.1 or mdpi devices. We will post some compatible themes soon.
    • Update to android 5.1.1_r34 with Google February security patch.
    • New project sources located at https://github.com/SlimLPFord (We will update the "how to build" post soon)
    2016/01/7
    • v2.3 with ezio mods is DISCONTINUED
    • Unofficial SlimLP b0.14 started (Added features listed in op).
    • Updated to android-5.1.1_r33 with latest security patches from google
    2015/12/19 - v2.3
    • Fix screen off glitch
    • Tagged as stable
    20151210 - v2.2b:
    • Update boot.img from 5.1.1 (Thanks @k4y0z for the kernel module)
    • Updated MTK flags to allow video work properly (Thanks @ggow).
    • Fixed camera video recording (Thanks @ggow).
    20151209 - v2.2:
    • Updated blobs from 5.1.1 OTA.
    • Moved selinux permissive from netd to a kernel module. Thanks to @k4y0z
    • Enable init.d support (Thanks to @k4y0z) on SuperSU flashing process.
    • Slimmed down the rom, now it's less than 193 Mb.
    • Fixed some dependencies.
    • Tested with latest slim mini gapps.
    20151202 - v2.1:
    • Fix google play movies not allowing to play movies.
    • Otg fixed.
    • Bluetooth sound fixed. Thanks to @ggow
    20151201 - v2.0:
    • Video playing should work now.
    • Camera is able to take pictures now but we broke video recording.
      If you find problems taking pictures after installing google camera a reboot will fix them.
    • Multiuser support.
    20151130 - v1.1:
    • Bluetooth fixed.
    14
    Op updated with v2.2 and Changelog in second post.
    Enjoy!.
    13
    Hi all, really disappointed with your comments about the rom.
    We don't force anyone to use this rom. This is the rom I have been using in my nexus 5 for a bunch of time and wanted to build it for this device when I got it.
    If you want, use it, if you don't like don't use it and let people and me do whatever we want to.
    Reading this I am not sure if I am going to continue updating it here. @diegocr and me did this for our own use and believe me, I really thought a lot about publish it here. Btw too much time passed until someone started to beg and and put **** over others work.
    You want x or y feature, add it to the sources and build it for you.

    If you want to know about ezio optimizations you can visit his github at http://github.com/ezio84 read and learn some stuff.