I have previously brought you a number of guides regarding Kindle Fire, including rooting procedures, alternative launchers, temporary unroot, installation of the Ice Cream Sandwich ROM and more. This time I have something related to speeding up your Kindle Fire tablet. Ever since XDA-Developers forum member “g1011999” released the sources from his work on the Ice Cream Sandwich build for Amazon’s Kindle Fire, many developers seem to have picked up the sources and are trying to create custom kernels. While such kernels are still in their preliminary stage of development, the famous developer known as, “DoomLoRD” has already released a custom kernel for Kindle Fire. The kernel is also OC’d, which allows to speed up the CPU clock to 1.2Ghz. In this post I will provide you with complete details regarding how you can speed up your Kindle Fire device, using this kernel.
This kernel is also capable of overclocking the GPU to 384Mhz and utilizes an insecure ram disk. According to some users, the kernel was breaking Wi-Fi and signal drops were reported. Hopefully, this and other issues (if any), will be resolved with the latest release. it is also worth mentioning here that the kernel is only meant for experienced (advanced) users, as you you might end up with a WIP custom kernel flashed on your Kindle Fire device.
Disclaimer: Please follow the below given guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and it’s team member will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process. All hacks and guides are to be followed at the user’s own risk.
- A rooted Kindle Fire device, with ADB installed. If you do not know how to root your Kindle device or would like to find out about the process, then see my guide: How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire In One Click And Get ADB Working.
Warning: (DO NOT FLASH THIS UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW TO REVERT BACK TO STOCK KERNEL)
Step 1: In the first step, download the kernel from the link given above and copy it to the fastboot.exe folder, within your Android SDK.
Step 2: Now, boot your device in fastboot mode and connect it to the computer with the USB.
Step 3: Open a Terminal or Command Prompt window, navigate to fastboot.exe and enter the commands given below: (Windows and Linux respectively):
fastboot flash boot KINDLE-FIRE-DooMKernel-v01-test4-boot.img fastboot reboot
./fastboot flash boot KINDLE-FIRE-DooMKernel-v01-test4-boot.img ./fastboot reboot
To find out about the latest changes, queries and other updates regarding this procedure, do visit the XDA Developer’s forum.
Visit: XDA-Developers Forum.