Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition (amazon-tank)

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
Manufacturer Amazon
Name Fire TV Stick Basic Edition
Codename amazon-tank
Released 2017
Category testing
Original software Fire OS 5 (Android 5.1)
Hardware
Chipset Mediatek 8127D
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz
GPU Mali-450 MP4
Display HDMI
Storage 8 GB
Memory 1 GB
Architecture armv7
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Unavailable
Display
Works
WiFi
Broken
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
Unavailable
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Unavailable
Audio
Unavailable
Bluetooth
Camera
Unavailable
GPS
Unavailable
Mobile data
Unavailable
SMS
Unavailable
Calls
Unavailable
USB OTG



Contributors

Nimayer(Symmetrist)

Maintainer(s)

Nimayer(Symmetrist)

Users owning this device


Information

The Amazon Fire TV Stick Basic Edition contains the same hardware of Fire TV Stick (Gen 2), but is meant for global market.

Unlocking the bootloader

Before installing PostmarketOS you need to unlock the bootloader using the amonet exploit as explained here.

Installation

  • Install the amonet exploit following this guide on XDA
  • Configure PostmarketOS using pmbootstrap init
  • Create the recovery zip using pmbootstrap install --android-recovery-zip
  • Export the recovery zip using pmbootstrap export
  • Clone the amonet repository
  • Launch amonet/boot-recovery.sh
  • Connect the Fire TV Stick to your computer
  • The Fire TV Stick should boot to TWRP recovery
  • Copy the recovery zip with adb push /tmp/postmarketOS-export/pmos-amazon-tank.zip /tmp/
  • Install the recovery zip with adb shell twrp install /tmp/pmos-amazon-tank.zip
  • Reboot with adb shell reboot

Serial port

UART pads on amazon-tank

This picture shows the location of the UART pads on the PCB.

Full PCB photo

High resolution PCB shot

See also