How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM on Kindle Fire?

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

The very first version of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Kindle Fire that I tried is better than expected. Navigation transitions is silky smooth thanks to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Butter optimization. Wi-Fi connection is working. Root access is there too. Just hardware codecs is a no go for the moment. So video playback through applications like YouTube and Netflix is not possible. But overall, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Kindle Fire is ready to be a daily ROM soon enough. Looking forward for next release…

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Download Android 4.1 Jelly Bean AOSP ROM for Kindle Fire here.


  1. hi jayce,

    1) any plans to do an update for kindle fire jellybean/ rom battery life comparison etc?

    2) i installed this version cm-10-20120929-2028-SNAPSHOT-otter-sgt7-linaro-strict
    and also the latest gapps…

    it’s strange google play store lets me installed the rovio game ‘bad piggies” but it wouldn’t let me with the original rooted kindle fire

    3) i missed the kindle fire amazon app with the app/boo/music carousel, is there a apk or app i can install for ics?

    many thanks!

  2. hi jayce

    I am planning to buy kindle hd fire 32 gb with 8.9 inch display…it will cost me around 500 dollars US where I live….I intend to buy it to read books without straining my eyes. a whole lots of them and browsing, movies and songs etc.

    from your wide experience , how do you look at it as an option compared to other available tablets in the market……your expert opinion.


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