Amazon Kindle Fire users are in for a treat as an AOSP ROM with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been released, which has enabled users to install Android Jelly Bean on their Kindle Fire devices. This port of the latest Android OS has been made available on the XDA Developer’s Forum. Read more details, including installation instructions from the guide given below
Recently, when Google pushed their Jelly Bean source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the Android world began anticipating custom ROMs for numerous Android devices. Thanks to XDA developer Hashcode, Kindle Fire has become one of the first devices to receive this update.
Issues Identified So Far
The port seems to be almost functional, with some minor glitches. Based on the response from users, a few issues have been identified for the ROM, including Wi-Fi issues for which a fix is given below, as well as problems with Netflix and YouTube (HD Codecs). To find out if these issues have been rectified, see the XDA Developer’s Forum link given at the end of this post.
Please follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud will not be responsible if your Kindle Fire device gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process. It is advised that you should check out the XDA Developers Forum link given at the end of this post for information regarding the current status of this guide, as well as other possible issues that users may have faced after installing this ROM.
- A Rooted Kindle Fire. To Root your tablet, check out this post: Root Kindle Fire
- Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean AOSP ROM for Kindle Fire by Hashcode
- Google Apps package for Jelly Bean
- Download the ROM (see above link)
- Reboot Kindle Fire.
- It is advised that you should perform a complete backup of your tablet to avoid data loss due to the installation of a new ROM.
- Wipe the data, cache and dalvik cache using the options given in recovery.
- Now, flash the ROM but don’t reboot after flashing
- Once the flashing process is complete, flash the Google Apps package.
- Restart your Kindle Fire device to complete the process.
Fix For Wi-Fi:
After the ROM has been flashed, you can get your Wi-Fi working with the steps given below. This procedure requires that you should have ADB working on your PC.
1. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled from Settings -> Developer Options -> USB
2. Connect your tablet via USB and open Command Prompt.
3. Now, enter the following commands:
adb shell su fix-mac.sh
This will fix your Wi-Fi issues. You should now have the Jelly Bean loaded AOSP Android 4.1 ROM running on your Kindle Fire device. For more details regarding this ROM and any kind of queries, see the link given below.
[via XDA-Developers Forum]