Amazon Fire 7" tab 8 GB Black £34.99 Currys was 29.99 few weeks back
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Amazon Fire 7" tab 8 GB Black £34.99 Currys was 29.99 few weeks back

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Got one of these when it was £29.99, would definitely get another 2 for the kids if it went back down to the same price. I've flashed it with Cyanogenmod 12.1 (Android 5.1) and it's very impressive for the money. John Lewis has price matched, only matter of time until Amazon does the same.
Edited by: "dwl99" 14th Dec 2016

I'm glad you put that it was cheaper recently before the the resident Marty McFlys started telling us how this isn't a deal because it was cheaper 2 weeks ago.
Heat from me

corgi74

I'm glad you put that it was cheaper recently before the the resident … I'm glad you put that it was cheaper recently before the the resident Marty McFlys started telling us how this isn't a deal because it was cheaper 2 weeks ago.Heat from me



Lol

Heat from me. Been looking for 2 after missing the £30 deal a couple of weeks back.

Now same price on Amazon

still showing as £35 on Amazon

Where can I get mofe info on this? I bought a 16gb fire 7 on black friday as a spare tablet. I'd love to be able to upgrade it's performance.

thanks been waiting for this to come back down

Argos have also reduced to £34.99

dwl99

Got one of these when it was £29.99, would definitely get another 2 for … Got one of these when it was £29.99, would definitely get another 2 for the kids if it went back down to the same price. I've flashed it with Cyanogenmod 12.1 (Android 5.1) and it's very impressive for the money. John Lewis has price matched, only matter of time until Amazon does the same.



I was thinking of doing that with cyanogen when they were reduced further recently (black Friday) but when I looked into it it looked like this was no longer possible (recent firmware update blocked it) and that there were some things that didn't work well with the device. Can you comment on how well it performs/what doesn't work and point to a guide that worked.

d_1999

I was thinking of doing that with cyanogen when they were reduced further … I was thinking of doing that with cyanogen when they were reduced further recently (black Friday) but when I looked into it it looked like this was no longer possible (recent firmware update blocked it) and that there were some things that didn't work well with the device. Can you comment on how well it performs/what doesn't work and point to a guide that worked.


When the tablet arrives it will usually be on firmware version 5.0. Make sure you do NOT connect the tablet to the internet or it will update to a newer firmware that will block any attempts to hack it. Follow the guide here forum.xda-developers.com/ama…695 and it should take no longer than 10-15 mins to do! The tablet I flashed with CM12.1 runs flawlessly.
Edited by: "dwl99" 14th Dec 2016

dwl99

When the tablet arrives it will usually be on firmware version 5.0. Make … When the tablet arrives it will usually be on firmware version 5.0. Make sure you do NOT connect the tablet to the internet or it will update to a newer firmware that will block any attempts to hack it. Follow the guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/development/amazon-fire-5th-gen-supertool-root-t3272695 and it should take no longer than 10-15 mins to do!



Brilliant thanks!

dwl99

When the tablet arrives it will usually be on firmware version 5.0. Make … When the tablet arrives it will usually be on firmware version 5.0. Make sure you do NOT connect the tablet to the internet or it will update to a newer firmware that will block any attempts to hack it. Follow the guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/amazon-fire/development/amazon-fire-5th-gen-supertool-root-t3272695 and it should take no longer than 10-15 mins to do! The tablet I flashed with CM12.1 runs flawlessly.



Gutted! I didnt realise i could do this and have already connected mine to the internet - dont suppose I could do a factory reset and start again ... oh well i expect that is unlikely but remember for next time

hot102

Gutted! I didnt realise i could do this and have already connected mine … Gutted! I didnt realise i could do this and have already connected mine to the internet - dont suppose I could do a factory reset and start again ... oh well i expect that is unlikely but remember for next time


Check what firmware it has, it seems to update 1 version at a time and doesn't go straight to the most recent one. It may be low enough for it to work. There are also ways to downgrade firmware to hackable versions but you need to be careful as you can easily brick the tablet.

got 2 of these from JL. great offer but now is gone and I need 2 more
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