New TWRP test version for Fire TV 1 released by rbox

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After taking about a month off due to travel and being busy, rbox is back in the swing of working on TWRP custom recovery for the 1st generation Fire TV. If you recall, some people were having looping/blinking issues with the original version of TWRP for the Fire TV 1. A test version of TWRP, labeled bueller-twrp-test8.img, that fixed some of the issues was released by rbox about a month ago, and now he is picking up where he left off to finalize the necessary fixes. Rbox just released a new version of TWRP for the Fire TV 1, labeled bueller-twrp-test9.img. If you’re still having issues with TWRP on the older Fire TV and are willing to help test new releases, try this new version of TWRP and report back in the XDA thread to help rbox out. Once TWRP for the Fire TV 1 is stable for everyone, rbox can move on to creating pre-rooted ROMs of the latest 5.2.1.0 software update, and then work on TWRP and ROMs for the Fire TV Stick.

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3 comments
  1. Axecaster says:

    If we install the latest TWRP, but wish to flash 5.0.5, will this pre-rooted rom overwrite the latest TWRP with an older, iffy version (3.0.0-6)? If so, what is the workaround to retain the latest TWRP?

  2. Looper says:

    I have some feedback on the previous version (test8) with which I myself had some trouble on two different AFTVs.

    The blinking/looping issue was at hand but, when wired to my local network, I was able to make an adb connection to the looping AFTVs.

    The command “recovery” would interrupt the looping and bring up the TWRP menu.

    I hope this will be of help to others.

  3. Jimmy says:

    Hi I’m here to help anyone who needs to update twrp and roms into our for fire TV v1. Make sure you are on newest cwm recovery. Make sure you are on the last rom of os3. You must be rooted and boot loader unlocked and installed. Now push twrp version 3.0.0-7 to SD card emulated 0, then I pushed the latest rom 5.2.1.2 to same location. Follow install guides for unlocking or check boot unlock, then install twrp 3.0.0-7 recovery over cm recovery, do not reboot. Make sure you have an old rom on sdcard. You need USB keyboard or Logitech USB keyboard set up. Reboot now, twrp should load without flickering the TV or boot issues. Load twrp, go to install find you os5 rom, select it and install. Wait for full install, wait for full boot. OK you should have os5 up now. You need to login in your amazon account to have home screen content.

    http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-fully-unlock-the-amazon-fire-tv-bootloader/ how to unlock bootloader.

    https://youtu.be/mDiRkTfUuUM install cwm recovery.

    http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-install-a-kernel-boot-menu-on-the-amazon-fire-tv/ install boot menu.

    http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-install-a-custom-rom-image-on-the-amazon-fire-tv/
    How to install a Custom ROM Image on the Amazon Fire TV.

    I’ve added some of my sources:

    http://www.aftvnews.com/roms/ Pre-Rooted Stock Software Rom

    http://www.aftvnews.com/recovery/ ClockworkMod Custom Recovery by rbox

    http://www.aftvnews.com/pre-rooted-5-2-1-2-rom-for-the-amazon-fire-tv-1-released/ Pre-Rooted 5.2.1.2 ROM for the Amazon Fire TV 1 Released

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv/development/firetv-1-bueller-twrp-recovery-t3383286 XDA FireTV 1 (bueller) TWRP Recovery

    http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-installupdate-a-package-using-twrp-on-the-amazon-fire-tv/ How to install/update a package using TWRP on the Amazon Fire TV

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/fire-tv/development/prerooted-stock-images-t2882337 XDA FireTV 1 (bueller) Prerooted Stock Images [5.2.1.2_r1]

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