[UNLOCK][ROOT][TWRP][UNBRICK] FireTV 2 (sloane)

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tietze11

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Hi,
so when I have rooted my fire tv 2nd gen (sloane) with these instructions, is there any way to mount a ntfs hard drive? That would be really my goal here. Tried out the Paragon Root Mounter Tool, but it just shows the drive as "undefined or not supported".

If this doesn't work with the stock rom, is there a custom one that supports it & also the streaming apps netflix, prime video & disney plus? I was only able to find custom roms for the 4k stick and not for the fire tv 2.
Thanks in advance

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I actually got it working, the new Paragon Root Mounter Tool doesn't work on the Fire TV, as well as the NTFS Mounter Tool that someone here on XDA has developed and hosted. But what does work is the old version of the Paragon NTFS Tool, but specifically version 1.26, tried out older ones and they didn't work.

So what is working is this App: Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Version 1.26
I got it from here: https://apkgit.com/download/com.paragon.mounter_1.26_free
 
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Hey everyone. Some help here please! Can't log onto my old account. Forgot the password. I was on rbox pre-rooted 5.2.7.6. I booted into TWRP and flashed amonet1.1.. It restarted and I'm not on the TWRP screen where you could wipe/format. I'm on a screen that says "Keep System Read only?" It's asking me to either click on Keep Read Only(greyed color) or Swipe to allow modifications(Blue colored)."

At the moment, I can't even select any of them. I can't even use my USB keyboard. I tried unplugging and another keyboard and still nothing. How do I go about that?

I opened up a terminal and it connected to firetv. I typed adb shell and it gives me

` # <[6n

Where do I go from here? I'm just leaving the screen as is for now. Don't want to unplug or do anything. Thanks in advance.

EDIT TO ADD: I plugged my mouse in and it does work. I could click on a few things. I'm just not sure if I should click keep to system read only or Swipe to allow..

Also I tried clicking the back button, it wouldn't go back. I clicked the home button and nothing also. I clicked on the "file/log" button and it shows a errors. Not sure if that means anything, but this is what it says..

Failed to mount '/data' (No such device)
Unable to recreate /data/media folder.
Updating Partition details...
Failed to mount '/data' (no such device)
...done
unable to mount storage
Failed to mount '/data' (no such device)
Full SELinux support is present.
Unable to mount /data/media/TWRP/ .twrps
MTP enabled
 
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Hey everyone. Some help here please! Can't log onto my old account. Forgot the password. I was on rbox pre-rooted 5.2.7.6. I booted into TWRP and flashed amonet1.1.. It restarted and I'm not on the TWRP screen where you could wipe/format. I'm on a screen that says "Keep System Read only?" It's asking me to either click on Keep Read Only(greyed color) or Swipe to allow modifications(Blue colored)."

At the moment, I can't even select any of them. I can't even use my USB keyboard. I tried unplugging and another keyboard and still nothing. How do I go about that?

I opened up a terminal and it connected to firetv. I typed adb shell and it gives me

` # <[6n

Where do I go from here? I'm just leaving the screen as is for now. Don't want to unplug or do anything. Thanks in advance.

EDIT TO ADD: I plugged my mouse in and it does work. I could click on a few things. I'm just not sure if I should click keep to system read only or Swipe to allow..

Also I tried clicking the back button, it wouldn't go back. I clicked the home button and nothing also. I clicked on the "file/log" button and it shows a errors. Not sure if that means anything, but this is what it says..

Failed to mount '/data' (No such device)
Unable to recreate /data/media folder.
Updating Partition details...
Failed to mount '/data' (no such device)
...done
unable to mount storage
Failed to mount '/data' (no such device)
Full SELinux support is present.
Unable to mount /data/media/TWRP/ .twrps
MTP enabled
Yes swipe to allow modifications amd then format data.

Then reboot recovery and adb push your firmware and chosen root su / magisk (recommend magisk).

After flashing the above it is optional to wipe cache/ dalvik before rebooting system.

Regards
 
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Sus_i

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i m on 5.2.8.0 using firetv 2 sloane, i never rooted.
pls guide me from where i should start, i mean basic steps for rooting the device.
 
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jonj80

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Hi guys, I've identified my FireTv Box to be 2.Gen as it has a micro SD card slot. The current OS on it is 5.2.7.2.
The box is untouched. Nothing rooted.

I this the right thread to start? How to root the box? I use a linux and win pc.
 

Sus_i

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Hi guys, I've identified my FireTv Box to be 2.Gen as it has a micro SD card slot. The current OS on it is 5.2.7.2.
The box is untouched. Nothing rooted.

I this the right thread to start? How to root the box? I use a linux and win pc.
You can use/try the mtk-su method via adb from post #3
 

jonj80

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Thanks for your reply. But this tutorial is more confusing than helping cause it's sending me to different steps from different tutorials.
Wouldn't it be easier to make a tutorial where every step is placed in one thread? As a noob I would say the words unlocking and rooting have the same meaning.

In your mentioned link posting #3 it is said to NOTE: Please refer to the #2 post on how to prepare your environment before proceeding.
Ok, but preparing to what point? The whole #2?

Should I doall this stuff first? https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rapid-temporary-root-for-hd-8-hd-10.3904595/post-78988627
And then go on step 2 on #3?
 

Sus_i

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Thanks for your reply. But this tutorial is more confusing than helping cause it's sending me to different steps from different tutorials.
Wouldn't it be easier to make a tutorial where every step is placed in one thread? As a noob I would say the words unlocking and rooting have the same meaning.

In your mentioned link posting #3 it is said to NOTE: Please refer to the #2 post on how to prepare your environment before proceeding.
Ok, but preparing to what point? The whole #2?

Should I doall this stuff first? https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/rapid-temporary-root-for-hd-8-hd-10.3904595/post-78988627
And then go on step 2 on #3?

There are more than one way to unlock the bl and without an unlock you can't permanent root with magisk.

But you can root via rapid-temp-root a.k.a. mtk-su, see post #3. This is your important first step. As soon as you've got root access, you can run the two scripts from #3 and it's almost done...

Your OS doesn't need a temp-bricking, i.e. no linux environment required, you may ignore that part. You need Mtk-su and adb access, then it will work without any hassle, like to open the box or to short smd parts on the mainboard.

You don't need a better guide, you need to follow the few steps from #3 and it's done ;)
 

vanchienbmt

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Hello , i have firetv2 running fireos 5.2.8.0 i'm finding method root and flash custom rom but not found, please tell me any method downgrade fireos simple or method root and twrp, thank you all
 

atdog69

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Hi, I hope I'll find some help here.
Got a rooted Sloane, don't know the last Version used but it will do a boot loop once plugged in. I see the white ama*on logo then short after that the box went into TWRP allowing me to flash files and all. Nothing works. I am no specialist and I am not familiar with Linux (tried on a usb stick but don't see the firetv as I don't know how to find the system settings for activating the com port) so I am stuck after following a lot of flashing images and wiping data and stuff. What I never been able to was to wipe the CACHE folder. I think this must be the answer? I used an A to A USB cable connected to my Windows PC, used adb to connect to the box. Trying diffrent methods of flashing recover images only to see that the box get stuck on "Reading 000000200: 0%". Tried various unbricking methods. Nothiung. I even don't know if the box is bricked? Or if the bootloader is missing?
TWRP is accessible so I think it is rooted to the day...?
 

atdog69

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One more thing I forgot: Flashing amonet-sloane-v1.1zip works fine without errors but when the box rebooted, it shows the white ama*on logo (with ORANGE LED always on) then after a few seconds reboots again, then showing AGAIN the white ama*on logo (this time the white pulsing LED) before it reboots a 2nd time going back to the TWRP Boot Menu. When I then follow the guide at the OP saying "Then go to Wipe > Format Data and type "YES"." I got hundreds of red errors saying "Error opening 'data/...' (I/O Error) followed by Failed to mount '/system' (Invalid argument) .
 

vanchienbmt

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NOTE: If you are on firmware 5.2.7.3 or newer, a downgrade is necessary, this requires bricking the device temporarily. (The screen won't come on at all)

please guide downgrade fireos, please
 

atdog69

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You mean I should flash lower versions...already tried that too (different versions like 5.2.6.8) -> stuck in bootloop with the white ama*on logo followed by TRRP menu :-/

Is it correct that I can't wipe that 'cache'? I think there's something going wrong with?
 

atdog69

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And by the way, Rortiz2 wrote in Post #13 "If the zip flashed fine forget about the downgrading part"

And that flash did work for me recently...

But I didn't know what he means with the 2nd sentence "Are you able to boot unlocked TWRP using boot-recovery.sh?"

How do I check that? Can I do this with Windows?
 

Sus_i

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One more thing I forgot: Flashing amonet-sloane-v1.1zip works fine without errors but when the box rebooted, it shows the white ama*on logo (with ORANGE LED always on) then after a few seconds reboots again, then showing AGAIN the white ama*on logo (this time the white pulsing LED) before it reboots a 2nd time going back to the TWRP Boot Menu. When I then follow the guide at the OP saying "Then go to Wipe > Format Data and type "YES"." I got hundreds of red errors saying "Error opening 'data/...' (I/O Error) followed by Failed to mount '/system' (Invalid argument) .

You may use the boot-recovery.sh from the amonet zip in order to get into the 'new unlocked twrp'
Instead of the script you can also boot the 'old' twrp via bootmenu, then open adb shell and run the 'reboot recovery' command.

As soon as you boot the new twrp, 'format' data, then flash a new fireOS update-bin.zip + magisk.zip.
 

Sus_i

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Hello , i have firetv2 running fireos 5.2.8.0 i'm finding method root and flash custom rom but not found, please tell me any method downgrade fireos simple or method root and twrp, thank you all
please tell me solution do it, i have same problem thanks you
please guide downgrade fireos, please
All you need to know is written into the second post of this thread:
Unlocking with non-rooted Firmware
 

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    Using the short method, make sure you are making good contact with the correct spot on the chip. With the short in place, and everything else connected to the unit and ready to go, power the unit (plug it in) and wait a few seconds. If the unit's power light comes on (lights up) then you do not have a good short. Unplug the unit and readjust the short contact and power up again. Keep doing this trial and error until you can power up the unit and the power light does not come on. Next, run your script on the computer such that it says "waiting for boot rom" and then, plug your usb to usb into your computer (it should already be plugged into your sloan device). Your computer screen should react with "remove short", at which poiint you remove the short. The script should run from there. Your problem may very well be more involved than this, but this is what i would try first. Remeber, when you first power up the unit, the power light should not come on if you have a good short on the correct spot of the chip.

    Once you are in TWRP, Install amonet 1.01. After you install amonet 1.01, be sure you FORMAT (not wipe) the data. Then, click on Install, and install the sloane version of your choice. Finally, install Magist v23 if you want adminstrative privleges. Reboot system and you should be good to go. Good luck.

    Hope this helps.
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    My device took an update this p.m. Now has OS 5.2.8.8 (676742620). Had to adb reboot recovery and re-install Magist v23. Everything looks good, except now I have to de-bloat again. I guess practice makes perfect.
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    My device took an update this p.m. Now has OS 5.2.8.8 (676742620). Had to adb reboot recovery and re-install Magist v23. Everything looks good, except now I have to de-bloat again. I guess practice makes perfect.
    Also, I was finally able to capture the update url using logcat. After piecing things together, this is what I came up with if anyone wants to try it.

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    Read this whole guide before starting.

    This is for the 2nd gen Fire TV (sloane)

    Current relase: amonet-sloane-v1.1

    NOTE: This process does not require you to open your device if you're already rooted or you have TWRP.
    NOTE: If something goes horribly wrong and your device gets bricked, you'll have to open it and unbrick it through bootrom (post 2).
    NOTE: This process will modify the partition-table (GPT) of your device.

    NOTE: Your device will be reset to factory defaults (including internal storage) during this process.
    NOTE: Flashing prerooted ROM will disable unlocked TWRP. It's recommended to flash an stock update.bin
    until that gets sorted out.

    To update to the current release if you are already unlocked, just flash the zip in TWRP.

    What you need:
    • A Linux installation or live-system
    • A a-a cable
    1. Download the attached zip-file "amonet-sloane-v1.1zip".
    2. Copy the zip-file to the internal storage of the box or copy the zip-file to an external SD/USB storage and connect it to the box.
    3. Reboot the FireTV to rbox's TWRP recovery and flash the zip-file.

    NOTE: If you are on firmware 5.2.7.3 or newer, a downgrade is necessary, this requires bricking the device temporarily. (The screen won't come on at all)
    If you chose the brick option, you need to continue with bootrom-step-minimal.sh:




    NOTE: Please refer to the #2 post on how to prepare your environment before proceeding.
    NOTE: If you use this method to unlock the device you don't need to flash the unlock-zip once you're in TWRP.

    Once the zip-file finished flashing, disconnect the device and run:
    Code:
    sudo ./bootrom-step-minimal.sh
    Then plug the device back in.

    The device will reboot to hacked fastboot mode (Static Amazon White Logo + white blinking LED).
    Then run:
    Code:
    sudo ./fastboot-step.sh


    After that, the device will reboot to unlocked TWRP. Then go to Wipe > Format Data and type "YES".
    You can now install Magisk from there.

    Important information

    NOTE: This has nothing to do with the unlock process.

    You have 10 seconds to force TWRP to keep ADB over USB active by using
    Code:
    adb wait-for-recovery && adb shell setprop twrp.usb.mode 0

    In the new partitioning scheme your boot/recovery-images will be in boot_x/recovery_x respectively, while boot/recovery will hold the exploit.
    TWRP takes care of remapping these for you, so installing zips/images from TWRP will work as expected.

    Don't flash boot/recovery images from FireOS (FlashFire, MagiskManager etc.) (If you do anyway, make sure you flash them to boot_x/recovery_x)

    Should you accidentally overwrite the wrong boot, but your TWRP is still working, rebooting into TWRP will fix that automatically.

    TWRP will prevent updates from overwriting LK/Preloader/TZ, so generally installing an update should work without issues (only full updates, incremental updates won't work).

    For ROM developers there is still an option to overwrite these, which should only be done after thorough testing and if needed (LK should never be updated).

    It is still advised to disable OTA.

    Very special thanks to @k4y0z and @t0x1cSH for making all this possible by porting the LK exploit to sloane and implementing the RPMB-key derivation for sloane.
    Special thanks also to @xyz` for making all this possible and releasing the original amonet exploit for karnak.
    Special thanks also to @retyre for porting the bootrom-exploit to mt8173.
    Special thanks also to @Sus_i and @DanielF50 for testing.
    Special thanks also to @diplomatic for his wonderfull mtk-su, allowing you to unlock without opening the device.
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    I would advise you pull your ROM's boot.img, patch it with MagiskManager & then flash this manually via hacked fastboot, otherwise it won't work & you'll probably brick your device again.

    Don't worry, magisk flashing in TWRP works (now). ;)
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    When I tried to install Magisk in TWRP it failed. It isn't that big of a problem as I am running one of Rbox's pre rooted ROMs but just thought it was odd.

    It was Magisk 19.5? I believe, can't remember off the top of my head.
    You are probably using rbox-twrp instead unlocked twrp.
    I don't think there's any reason to use an old Magisk release either.

    Unfortunately the update overwrote the prerooted version with a standard unrooted version and you would have to go through the whole process again to unlock, but you would have to use the latest prerooted version once it is available so there no updates to mess it up. and then block future updates after that. I decided to just wait for the newest prerooted version so I don't have to go through the process again.

    The good thing is that it is a fully functional unit for reasonably cheap.
    Can you please stop giving nonsense advice?
    1. There is no reason to redo the unlock.
    2. We currently DO NOT recommend using the prerooted ROM together with the unlock.
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    In case someone needs some newer 'full OTA update' packages of the stock rom, only for sloane:

    Fire OS 5.2.7.3 (652614020).

    Fire OS 5.2.7.4 (656638420).

    Fire OS 5.2.7.6 (659654620).

    5.2.7.6 is the latest OS (as of today).
    Don't forget to rename the file, i.e. .bin to .zip.
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    According to Amazon the latest software update is Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation): Fire OS 5.2.7.8 (664657320) not 5.2.8.8.
    but I haven't found a link for it yet.

    Me too. Where to find link for full stock Fire OS 5.2.7.8 (664657320)? I'd like to keep my practice demo up to date.

    Fire OS 5.2.7.8 (664657620) for sloane:


    md5: 087cef3f082b0017231e8b938feaeec7