Hashcode 3.0 kernel for Amazon Kindle Fire is so popular nowadays. Lot of ROM chefs are working hard to cook better Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for Kindle Fire. gedeROM for Kindle Fire is the latest ROM that based on CM9 Android 4.0.4 ICS and using 3.0 kernel. Besides, gedeROM added lot of goodies like overclocked to 1.2 GHz, Beats Audio (seriously, does it really work?), modified build.prop to make it as Samsung GALAXY Tab (GT-P1000) so most Gameloft are games working, decreased power consumption, modified Play Store (no country or device restrictions), SystemUI tweaks by JackpotClavin, custom hosts file to block ads, removed most non-core apps and Google Apps included…
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
CyanogenMod 7 is one of the best Android ROM for HTC HD2. And we have CyanogenMod 9 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for HTC HD2 now too. The ROM is based on ICS AOSP via CyanogenMod sources. However, it is still an alpha release so stuffs might not work properly. Example, USB mass storage and camera are not working yet on Alpha3 – 16/12/2011 release. But rest assures that developers will improve CM9 ICS ROM for HTC HD2 performance and fix all the bugs in future releases.
Kernel is the heart of operating system. So getting a good kernel is important. It will improve performance, better features like overclocking, battery life and so on… XDA Developer, intersectRaven compiled kernel with Mjolnir for the Amazon Kindle Fire with few optimizations. It supports ARM code optimizations and able to overclock up to 1.2 GHz. Furthermore, it is available on CM7, CM9 and stock ROM. Personally, I tested intersectRaven Kernel on CM7 ROM.
CyanogenMod 9 is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android firmware. Yup, I revisit CyanogenMod custom ROM after signed petition to Samsung Mobile. CM7 ROM for Samsung Galaxy S II was not that good during my testing last year. How about the latest nightly CM9 Android 4.0.3 ICS ROM for Samsung Galaxy S2? Let’s find out while waiting for the official ICS firmware from Samsung…