The primary reason that I bought Amazon Kindle Fire ~ the ability to install custom Android ROM on Kindle Fire. Yes, we can install custom Android ROM like CM7 Android 2.3 Gingerbread, CM9 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Kindle Fire to replace the stock software from Amazon. We can do so with the help of TWRP 2.0 Recovery. Note – install a new custom Android ROM will replace existing ROM. So do make a full Kindle Fire system backup with TWRP 2.0 Recovery before continue. Done everything? Let’s follow below step by step video tutorial guide to install custom Android ROM on Kindle Fire.
- TWRP 2.0 Recovery
- Android ROM
First of all, make sure that you have TWRP 2.0 Recovery installed. TWRP 2.0 Recovery will help us to install custom Android ROM in zip format. Follow this guide to install TWRP 2.0 Recovery – How to install TWRP 2.0 Recovery on Kindle Fire? (Video).
Step by Step Guide
- Connect USB cable to Kindle Fire.
- Mount it as USB Mass Storage mode.
- At PC, copy your Android ROM zip file (Android-ROM.zip in my case) to Kindle Fire SDcard (root level).
- Turn off USB Mass Storage mode.
- Unplug USB cable.
- Power off Kindle Fire.
- Power on it.
- Press power button until light turn orange.
- TWRP 2.0 Recovery will be loaded then.
- Select Wipe. (You can skip this step if upgrade from same ROM)
- Select Cache then Wipe cache. (You can skip this step if upgrade from same ROM)
- Select Dalvik Cache then Wipe dalvik-cache. (You can skip this step if upgrade from same ROM)
- Select Factory Reset then Factory Reset. (You can skip this step if upgrade from same ROM)
- Go back to Home.
- Select Install this time.
- Then select your Android ROM zip file (Android-ROM.zip in my case).
- Select Flash after that.
- After installed, select Reboot System.
- That’s all.
Enjoy new custom Android ROM on Kindle Fire…
do you have to have root for this to work?
Hi, so i had fixed up everything on my kindle and i was running Cm7 gingerbread but i wanted to try the ICS CM9. I formatted my Sd card. and i tried installing the zip like before but I just get thrown back into the TWRP menu. Do i need to install something, or use the KF Utility?
Just follow the installation process here will do. Which CM9 ROM are you trying?
The Energy Cm9 one you just posted about. I tried reloading the cm7 but its not loading the zip file.
CM7 ROM is not working for you now too?
It’s not. Everything happens the same as in the video except i get taken back to the TWRP menu.
Is it that I’m booting in Recovery mode?
Might be. Try this – https://www.jayceooi.com/2011/12/24/how-to-solve-boot-loop-issue-on-kindle-fire-twrp-2-0/
I saw this, I’m not the most technical. I don’t get the Command prompt. I have it up i found the adb.exe but i type adb shell and i get. Adb not recognized……..
Or you can try KFU. Make it boot to normal (4000).
Ok, I tried that as well and its just stuck on Activating Normal (4000) then does nothing.
I must be a bother, I’m sorry. If you have nothing else to recomend then i totally understand. thanks for the help.
Since KFU does not work for you. Use back adb method. Learn how to use command prompt first.
Figured out the command prompt. Everything is all good now. Again I thank you for everything you do.
I’m totally freaking out! I followed all directions and now it won’t boot at all! It’s stuck at the yellow triangle! Please help me. I’ve pressed the power button until it turns orange and nothing happens…I’ve left it alone for 10 minutes and nothing happens. What do I do???
Hi Christina, may I know what had you done until facing this issue?
go to the kindle fire utility. select 1, Bootmode Menu. then select normal (4000)
worked for me
Hi! Whats FireFireFire? And do you need it for this?
It is bootloader. Depend…
why not just use TWRP?
I am using it now.
I just installed this ROM, but now it wont go into USB mode what do i do?
Hi mathew, this is just a guide. No ROM here. Please consult ROM chef.
it wont let me back up anything it says failed
Which TWRP version are you using?
i dont know actually now it turn off and on help
What had you done until you face this issue?
Try your best to charge it then.
hi…..jay I have chineese tablet,what software can I use to load the os(android) or upgrade.tx for nice sharing.
Sorry panjul, I have no idea on this model. Please google for it.
I bought my son a kindle fire for christmas… I am interested in upgrading it to Android ICS…Is it pretty easy to do that? Do I just follow these instructions in the video? And all I need is a USB cord and a SD?
Easy if you understand the guide. Take your time to study it.
Rooted kindle and have twrp but when try to flash a new rom it says error cant open file and it wont flash. Help
Hi Jordan, please make sure that the Android ROM zip file is not corrupted.
Is it possible to root my 6.3.2 version…… because I can only find insrtuctions for 6.3 or 6.3.1 versions
Just try it to find out.