Amazon Kindle Fire has always been one of the most successful and popular tablets of all time making it almost irresistible for the developers to not to experiment with it.
One week earlier, Google released the source code for its latest addition in the Android family, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as a part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and thanks to Hashcode from XDA we now have a guide to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Amazon Kindle Fire.
Below is the guide on how to install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean AOSP ROM on Amazon Kindle Fire.
Step 1: Download the 108MB Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 ROM for your Kindle Fire.
Step 2: Download Jelly Bean Gapps, which will be needed to flash onto your Kindle Fire.
Step 3: Power down your Kindle Fie and then press the Power button to power on your tablet. When the triangle appears on the screen, tap the Power button again to boot into recovery mode.
Step 4: Flash the ROM/Gapps which you have downloaded from the previous steps from ClockworkMod Recovery, but make it a point to do a complete deletion of data and cache or else things won’t go the way you want them to go.
Step 5: Restart your device from ClockworkMod
Step 6: Enjoy your Kindle Fire running on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
However, before you get your hopes too high, it is worth noting that this ROM is still in beta version and still has some unresolved issues. For instance, the device is unable to connect to Wifi sometimes, when running benchmarks a slower input and output has been noticed, SD card mounting is defaulted to mass_storage.
As for now, only the WiFi connectivity issue has been sorted out to some extent which can be done by adb shelling su fix-mac.sh
NOTE: Step 4 will delete all your personal data so it is highly recommended to create a backup before continuing.