Bookmem Posted November 16, 2020 Share Posted November 16, 2020 As an old retired computer consultant, I spend a lot of time buying, restoring and selling computer stuff. I install so many custom ROMs on tablets that I have to have Amazon purge the list of devices for my Kindle Unlimited account. Each time you install a ROM that requires a data wipe, it thinks it is a new device and adds it to the list. Right now I have a Samsung Tab A 2019, a Samsung S5e 10" tablet and a Fire HD 10 2019. I bought the Fire HD on a whim because it was selling for about $100, brand new and shipping included. Amazon sells these so cheap because they are tied so tightly to the co. Turns out, if you know how to get rid of the Amazon apps and install the Google Play Store, the HD 10 is an excellent buy. The battery life in particular, is exceptional. I streamed the Sunday Night Football game, including the pre-game show, about 4hrs worth, and still had 70% battery left. 15 to 20 hrs of regular use, is typical. My Samsungs only get about 10. The way to turn it from an Amazon buying device, into a regular Android tablet, is to use the Fire Toobox V9.2 found in the XDA Developer's Forum, to disable all of the Amazon bloat and install the Google Services and Play Store. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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