Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been successfully ported to Kindle Fire

After just a couple of days after the publication of the source code for operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, enthusiasts were able to port it to the Kindle Fire tablet. Not immediately everything worked perfectly, and the firmware is now in the status of Beta, but even in this form it is quite functional.

Jelly Bean

In particular, one of the active members of xda developers with the nickname Hashcode been posted in the universal access alternative software to Kindle Fire. The first release was difficult to insert the module Wi-Fi, had to do it via a wired connection to the tablet PC and the use of tools adb. Also, there is not very stable functioning of Google Play.

You can Install Android 4.1 Jelly bean on the Kindle Fire, but requires a Root-rights and alternate boot (CWM). Instructions on how to do this is on here, and on xda Developers forums. Nevertheless, it is necessary to consider that it is still a beta release and everything is not working perfectly. For example, there is no hardware acceleration of video does not work on the determination of the coordinates of Wi-Fi, not very stable functioning accelerometer. All these problems will be solved by Hashcode plans in the near future, as well as to increase the base clock SoC with 1 GHz to 1.2 GHz and implemented in the firmware of useful utilities.


Remember, this is not the only alternative software or Kindle Fire. The original tablet running Android 2.3 with a proprietary shell and does not include applications. But pretty quickly enthusiasts hacked device and adapted a lot of options firmware, including CyanogenMod 7, MIUI, CyanogenMod 9 and others. It should be noted that this unit was the first tablet after the Nexus 7, which has been running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

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