How To Get CyanogenMod 7 On Kindle Fire

Finally, CyanogenMode 7 for Kindle Fire has arrived. XDA-Developers forum member “JackpotClavin” has released a ROM for users to download and install on their Kindle tablets. While the ROM might not be free of glitches just yet, it does seem to have a lot of things working and can be used as a daily driver. For more information, see below video by “Jeff Benjamin”, followed by detailed guide for installing CyanogenMod 7 on your Kindle Device.


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 below mentioned process.


A rooted Kindle Fire. See my guide: How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire.

CyanogenMod 7 ROM.
ClockworkMod recovery (for Kindle Fire).
Stock recovery.
log last_log.


Step 1: Download the ROM, KF’s recovery and log last_log. file and copy them to the root of the SD card.
Step 2: Now, download stock recovery (do not copy to SD Card root directory as yet).
Step 3: Connect your Kindle device with your PC and navigate to the directory where adb is installed on your computer. Once done, enter the following commands in a Command Prompt or Terminal window:

Note: A rooted Kindle is required for this step.

adb shell

cd cache

mkdir recovery

cd /

cp /sdcard/log /cache/recovery/

cp /sdcard/last_log /cache/recovery/

dd if=/sdcard/updaterecovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/mmci-omap-hs.1/by-name/recovery

idme bootmode 0x5001


Step 4: Now from recovery, you will see the first option highlighted as “Install” from SD Card. Press Power button (OK).

Step 5: When installtion prompt appears, press the Power button again. The recovery is modded because it can’t be navigated through right now.

Step 6: Select Yes to proceed further.

Step 7: After the ROM is flashed,  open up command prompt or terminal window, navigate to the location of the stock recovery and enter the following commands (do not reboot):

adb shell

mount sdcard


adb push/sbin/

dd if=/sbin/stockrecovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/mmci-omap-hs.1/by-name/recovery

adb reboot

Your Kindle Fire be in CyanogenMod 7 after a reboot. For more information, check out the original thread by “Jackpot Clavin” at XDA Developers forum.

XDA Developers forum thread

[via Kindle Fire Wire]