Amazon Kindle Fire Now Launching CyanogenMod 7

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5 Dec, 2011 7:39 am

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Loading CyanogenMod 7 on the Amazon Kindle Fire is finally a reality! XDA-developers forum member has released all the tools necessary for installing CyanogenMod 7 on the Kindle Fire. This would completely replace Amazon’s custom version of Android which is tied to their music and movie service as well as app store with this more generic stock version of Android.

The software is based on Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but JackpotClavin is already working to port Google Android 4.0 on to the tablet.

However, there is one single issue that worth some considering, the Kindle Fire has but one single button on which serves as the power button. What this means in Kindle terms is that one would not be able to access the ClockworkMod Recovery Tool which is needed to replace existing Kindle Fire software with CyanogenMod.  There is a work around for this, but it also means that once you install CyanogenMod 7 there is no going back and you’re now voided the warranty if you can’t get it to work.

If that seems a bit to extreme for you, shortly after the Fire was released a One Click rooting method was discovered that enabled the installation of the Android Market, and make other changes.

Initial reports suggest that CM7 is quite responsive on the Kindle Fire, and most features are working properly. Audio isn’t working yet though.

All previous hacks of the Fire couldn’t get access Amazon’s Instant Video streaming service and a few other smaller issues were reported and they  have not been fixed in this iteration. But you’ll have a persistent toolbar with home, back, menu and search buttons and an app launcher which gives the tablet a more standard Android look and feel.

Is it worth it? Only if you think you’ve got the mad skillz necessary which in all honestly most likely means that you’re keenly following the thread over at XDA already.

 

Source XDA-Developer Forum Via Liliputing


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