Amazon’s Kindle Fire has taken the tablet market by storm with its meager price, which delivers enough features to make the tablet worth the cost. Other than providing some excellent Amazon service, Kindle Fire also brings some great e-book reading experience, as well as the fun features of using an Android power device. In a previous post I showed you “How To Install Ice Cream Sandwich ROM On Kindle Fire”. In this post I will provide you with a simple method for installing the official MIUI ROM for Kindle Fire. This elegant new ROM is based on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 (Thanks to 0xD34D). Check out the step by step guide, necessary precautions and download link given below.
1. A rooted Kindle Fire device. See rooting instructions in these posts:
2. You will have to flash custom recover to it. For instructions, see this post.
(For details about MIUI ROM installation on Kindle Fire, see this post: How To Flash MIUI ROM On Kindle Fire).
Note: The ROM can result in the deletion of your personal data, make sure you have a backup of your data before proceeding further.
Disclaimer: Follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and it’s team members will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process mentioned in the guide given below.
Step 1: To get started, download the latest MIUI version for your Kindle Fire device (for Android 4.0.3 ICS) from here
Step 2: Please bear in mind that the .zip file will have to be directly transferred under /sdcard on the Kindle Fire tablet. This can be done either after downloading Ice Cream Sandwich to it, or via a file explorer.
Step 3: After the transfer completes, turn off your Kindle Fire tablet.
Step 5: Create a NANDROID backup. This can be useful if you encounter issues with MIUI and wish to revert the changes. See the link given in section “2” of the requirements given above. If you have no idea about a Nandroid backup, check out this link: What is a Nandroid Backup?
Step 6: Perform a complete wipe and factory reset from the custom recovery.
Note: This is the part where your data gets wiped out. So make sure that you have a backup.
Step 7: Just flash the ROM that was transferred to your Kindle device in the first step. in ClockworkMod this can be done from install zip from SD Card -> choose zip from SD Card –> (this is the ZIP file from the first step).
Step 8: Now weare nearly done. You will have to wipe the cache and Dalvik cache and restart your Kindle Fire device. Enjoy the new ICS ROM!
Precautions: This ROM I currently in the unstable Alpha stage. to see if the ROM has reached the stable stage and for any queries, see the official MIUI thread.