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Amazon Kindle Fire is not willing to leave behind. Yes, you can enjoy latest and fastest Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire too. Thanks to XDA Developer, Hashcode. We can all install Android 4.2.1 Jelly bean ROM for the Kindle Fire which is based on AOSP source straight from Google. Enjoy the new features on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean like multiple users, keyboard with gesture typing, updated Google Now? Sorry, it does not replace the latest Nexus 7 or Nexus 10. As usual, new Android ROM is not perfect. Luckily, most of the stuffs are working fine like hardware acceleration, HD codecs (YouTube & Netflix), sound and basic features. For the rest non-working features, you have to wait for next Jelly Bean AOSP ROM for Kindle Fire release…


Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean AOSP ROM for Kindle Fire

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Android is an open source platform. And I love it that way. Because I can enjoy latest and greatest Android OS version, features, enhancements, modifications, tweaks and hacks unofficially by 3rd party developers. Yes, you will get software update / firmware upgrade even official manufacturer stops supporting your Android devices. Just take Amazon Kindle Fire as example. Amazon did not update it for quite some time but I still can enjoy the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire. And plus lot of nice features like OTG, access to Google Play Store… Same apply to the legendary HTC HD2.

unlocked bootloader
Unlocked bootloader on Android devices

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Still don’t have USB OTG cable? Then you are not getting all the features out of your Android devices. Of course, your Android devices need to support USB host function in order for you to use USB On-The-Go. It enables USB flash drive, mouse, keyboard, joypad or any USB peripherals that support USB OTG on your Android devices. My Samsung Galaxy S II, Amazon Kindle Fire (using custom ROM), Samsung Galaxy S III and Google Nexus 7 support USB OTG. It is ashamed that HTC One X does not support USB OTG natively. Not going to install custom ROM (which supports USB OTG) until S-OFF for HTC One X is available…


USB OTG Cable

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire is getting better each day thanks to CyanogenMod 10 fast development. Of course, Hashcode kernel is helping too. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Kindle Fire that I tested was based on CM10 ROM with the framework, settings and Launcher2 enhancements from Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 project. This CM10 ROM is almost like Google Nexus 7. The interface is based on Google Nexus 7 phone mode by default. But you can change into tablet mode as well.


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean CM10 ROM for Kindle Fire

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How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM on Kindle Fire? Yeah, Google released Android 4.1 Jelly Bean source code to AOSP few days ago. And most developers started to work and port Android 4.1 Jelly Bean AOSP to Amazon Kindle Fire. So you can ask this question now. As usual, don’t expect much from a newly built Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Kindle Fire. Bugs will be here and there. But it is considered good for such new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM. Hehe… I may not have Google Nexus 7 but I have Kindle Fire with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now.


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM on Kindle Fire

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