Kindle Fire is a cheap tablet released by Amazon and is in fact one of the lowest priced Android tablets that you can get these days. Its available only for $199. While the screen size is only 7-inch and might be on the small side for some people’s taste but you can’t really complain for a full-fledged tablet that costs so less that comes packed with a dual-core SoC. One of the problems for this tablet is that its so tightly integrated with Amazon echo-system. Many users will prefer the more open feel of the traditional tablets from Asus, Samsung etc. although more expensive but gives unrestricted access to the Google Android Market which is not possible on stock OS on Kindle Fire. Of course, we already brought you a guide on how to root the Kindle Fire and once you do that everything is possible and you break free from the restrictions imposed in the software on Kindle Fire by Amazon. If you are just interested to side-load Android apps on your Kindle Fire that is also possible and as we reported earlier for that you even don’t need to root your device!
Anyway, if you have rooted your Kindle Fire and want to enjoy the flexibility and customizability provided by custom community-driven Android firmware such as CyanogenMod 7 then you are in luck as recently an XDA developer has successfully ported the CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) to the Kindle Fire. However, it should be noted that this port is not bug free as of this time and there is currently no known way to revert to the stock firmware if you mess up something during the installation process for the CyanogenMod 7. So, for the time being we cannot recommend you to install this firmware at least not until it becomes stable enough to be suitable for daily use. But at-least it provides a proof of concept. Also installation of this port requires to get your hands dirty with the ADB so only proceed if you are an experienced user in this territory!
Please head over to the original XDA forum thread for the detailed instructions as well further discussion and download links for the CyanogenMod 7 for Kindle Fire.
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