Amazon Fire TV 2 (amazon-sloane)

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Amazon Fire TV 2
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Amazon Fire TV 2
Manufacturer Amazon
Name Fire TV 2
Codename amazon-sloane
Released 2015
Category testing
Original software Fire OS 5
Hardware
Chipset Mediatek MT8173C
CPU Quad Core (dual core ARM Cortex A72 up to 2 GHz + dual core ARM Cortex A53 up to 1.573 Ghz)
GPU PowerVR Rogue GX6250
Display HDMI
Storage 8 GB
Memory 2 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Touchscreen
Unavailable
Display
WiFi
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
Unavailable
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
Unavailable
GPS
Unavailable
Mobile data
Unavailable
SMS
Unavailable
Calls
Unavailable
USB OTG
NFC


Contributors

  • The Arjdroid

Device owners

  • The Arjdroid (Notes: No postmarketOS port yet, but I am working on it.)


Device Files

N/A

Important Links and Information

How to Unlock the Bootloader And Install TWRP on the Amazon FireTV 2 - https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/unlock-root-twrp-unbrick-firetv-2-sloane.4222331/

(I will put some basic notes on how to achieve this over here because I found the instructions to be a bit confusing)

  • Use something like a flathead screwdriver to pry open the box.
  • Depending on your software version, follow the instructions.
  • If you have to short it;

Roll aluminium foil into a pointy needle thing and then short DAT0 according to the diagram. (you have to bridge the aluminium roll between DAT0 and the big silver GND)

Source Code of the Original Firmware (presumably includes the kernel), provided by Amazon themselves! https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201452680

Device Specifications https://developer.amazon.com/docs/fire-tv/device-specifications-fire-tv-pendant-box.html?v=ftvgen2

Processor Specifications https://www.mediatek.com/products/tablets/mt8173

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Mediatek-MT8173-SoC-Benchmarks-and-Specs.187982.0.html

Note: The CPU is the SoC is the Mediatek MT8173C, not the MT8173, the only (as far as I can tell) difference between the two is that the MT8173C has a 2.1 Ghz clockspeed, slightly lower than the 2.4Ghz of the MT8173.