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| name = Fire TV 2
| codename = amazon-sloane
| image = File:Amazon-sloane.jpgpng
| imagecaption = Amazon Fire TV 2
| releaseyear = 2015
== Important Links and Information Unlocking The Bootloader ==
How to Unlock the Bootloader And Install TWRP on the Amazon FireTV 2 -
* 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)
== Important Links and Information ==
Source Code of the Original Firmware (presumably includes the kernel), provided by Amazon themselves!
Out Of Box Android Version Specifications:
* Amazon Fire OS 5 (mine was latest at around 5.2.7) it is based on Android 5
* Output of cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.10.61+ (build@i3-ri-14-use1a-b-125) (gcc version 4.9 20140514 (prerelease) (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT
* Output of cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : AArch64 Processor rev 2 (aarch64)
Processor : AArch64 Processor rev 2 (aarch64)
processor : 0
BogoMIPS : 26.00
Features : fp asimd aes pmull sha1 sha2 crc32
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: AArch64
CPU variant : 0x0
CPU part : 0xd03
CPU revision : 2
Hardware : MT8173
Serial : 67332e1badf0152a
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.
There is a Chromebook with the Mediatek MT8173 SoC (The Acer Chromebook R13) it has a port of ArchLinuxARM that works on it. Currently I'm only trying to use the kernel from the original firmware but I might later on try implementing the ArchLinuxARM kernel (which is directly siphoned out of ChromeOS) hopefully that is a newer kernel version.


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