ClockworkMod 6.0.5.1.3 Update adds Kernel Flashing and Adjustable Overscan

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ClockworkMod Custom Recovery version 6.0.5.1.3 was just released last night by rbox. This new version has added the ability to flash custom kernels to the Amazon Fire TV, which are primarily used to overclock the CPU and/or GPU. While there are currently no custom kernels available for the Fire TV, adding the ability to change the kernel is the first step to start the tinkering ball rolling. An overclocked Fire TV would mean better gaming performance and a smoother more responsive interface. Scrolling through a large list of movies in XBMC/Kodi would benefit greatly from a bit of overclocking. This ClockworkMod update also adds the ability to change the amount of overscan padding introduced in the previous version. Overscan padding is necessary on older televisions, especially plasma displays, which cut off a portion of the picture on all 4 edges. Lastly, this new version enables vi, a text editor included in BusyBox. This will allow you to edit files directly on the Fire TV, eliminating the need to transfer files back and forth with a PC. As always, use my guide to either update ClockworkMod, or install ClockworkMod for the first time.

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App Deal: Terraria down from $4.99 to $0.99 Today Only

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Terraria, an action-adventure sandbox game, is on sale for $0.99 today only. This is the only time this game has ever been offered at a price this low. Terraria boasts a 4.4 out of 5 star user rating with over 1,500 reviews and is often touted as a 2D Minecraft, but with less emphasis on building and more on fighting, adventure, and discovery. It is the 3rd best selling paid app on the Appstore, so grab it quick before it jumps back up to its regular price tomorrow.

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App Deal: Leo’s Fortune down from $4.99 to $0.99 Today Only

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Leo’s Fortune, award-winning platform adventure game, is on sale for $0.99 today only. That is the lowest price this game has ever been sold for. The game features 24 physics based puzzles to beat, with extra difficulty added by a 3-star achievement system. This game was well worth the $4.99 it is normally listed at and is a steal at $0.99 it’s a steal. Grab it before the price jumps back up tomorrow.

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New Apps for the Week of October 12th thru the 18th

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Every Sunday we bring you the list of new apps and games released in the previous week for the Amazon Fire TV. Last week there were 20 new apps and games released.

Top New App of the Week

Candy, Please!
List Price: $1.99
Price: $1.99
Nostatic Software is an indie developer that makes some of the simplest yet funnest games for the Fire TV. This latest release is just in time for Halloween and has you running around the neighborhood in multiple costumes.

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App Deal: The Game of Life down from $4.99 to $0.99

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The Game of Life, the digital version of the classic board game, has gone on sale for just $0.99. That beats last months deal and is the lowest price this game has ever been. The regularly $4.99 game seems to be as popular in this digital form as the physical game with a 4 star rating and over 1,000 reviews. The game works with either the voice remote or game controller.

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App Deal: Quell Reflect is down from $1.99 to $0.99

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Quell Reflect, an immensely popular puzzle game, has just gone on sale for $0.99. The game has 80 beautifully crafted levels and has a stellar 4.8 out of 5 star rating with over 1,400 reviews. This is the first time since the release of the Fire TV that this game has dropped below its regular price of $1.99.

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App Deal: Canabalt HD down from $2.99 to $0.99

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Canabalt HD, a fast paced platform action game, has gone on sale for $0.99. The game is regularly $2.99 and features local co-op 2 player in addition to single player. The game works with either the voice remote or game controller.

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Game of Life and Sev Zero now Free with Game Controller

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Amazon is now giving away The Game of Life and Sev Zero with all purchases of the Amazon Fire Game Controller. You will also get the two free games if you purchase the Fire TV Gamers Bundle. The two games cost $11.98 if purchased separately. After purchasing either the Game Controller or the Gamers Bundle, you’ll receive an email from Amazon with instructions on how to receive the free games. The promotion is set to end November 18th with more details available on Amazon.

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How to access Hidden Resolution Options on the Fire TV

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The Amazon Fire TV voice remote has some undocumented tricks up its sleeve. If you aren’t aware, holding SELECT and PLAY for 10 seconds causes the Fire TV to restart. Similarly, holding RIGHT and BACK for 10 seconds triggers a prompt to factory reset the Fire TV. These hidden options seem to be designed to help you get back to a usable state if, for whatever reason, you are unable to access the Fire TV’s menus. Yesterday I stumbled on some new hidden resolution options triggered from the voice remote. Read more ›

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App Deal: Mystery Castle Episode 1 is FREE today only

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Mystery Castle HD Episode 1, as puzzle adventure game, is currently Free for today only. This normally $1.99 game pays homage to the old Zelda games with it’s top down view and focus on exploration and puzzle solving. The game can be played with either the game controller or voice remote and is part of a 5 episode series. All five games in the series have been as low as $0.39 in the past, but this is the first time any of them have been offered for free.

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