Few days after Amazon started to ship Kindle Fire, hackers has already find a way to install Android market on this device. Now, member of XDA developer forum named JackpotClavin has open the gate to a possibility for using Cyanogen Mod 7 custom ROM on Kindle Fire. CM7 custom ROM is based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but JackpotClavin is currently worked on a build that based on Android 4.0. CM7 is worked very well on Kindle Fire, except for one thing. The audio function is not working at the moment.
Before you do this steps, you must rooted your Kindle Fire first. Don’t forget to install Android Software Development Kit on your computer. If you’re done with those two, then you’re good to go.
1. Download all of these following file : update.zip, updaterecovery.zip, stockrecovery.zip, log, last log. When you’re finish downloading all that file, place it on one folder. You can place it on c:\cmfire (this is how we named our folder). Don’t forget to delete the file extension name from log and last log file, so they won’t be named log.txt and log_file.txt.
2. Connect your Kindle Fire on your desktop PC. Copy all file from step 1 to Kindle Fire root directory, except for stockrecovery.img. Make sure that you already unmount your Kindle Fire, so windows don’t recognize the Kindle Fire as USB mass storage device.
3. Click Start menu on the windows, look for run menu and click it. Then all you have to do is type cmd and press enter. This steps will pop out a command window. Locate the location where you install Android Software Development kit on your computer. Then you type those location on command window. For example : cd program files\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools, then you press enter. Now, you have to enter the following command. Remember to press enter each time you finish type the command.
4. Now you have to enter some command line once again. You still have to press enter each time you finish typing the command.
5. After you finish step 4, your Kindle Fire will reboot. Once it power up, you’ll see some line. “apply_update.zip from sdcard” should be on the top of that list. All you have to do is press the power button twice. A progress bar will pop out. Once the process bar is finished, a message will pop out and tell you that the update is successfully installed. Sadly, after reboot process, Clockwork mod will appear again. So we have to re-flash the Kindle Fire using stock recovery.
6. Connect the Kindle Fire to computer. Open the command window and enter the following command line, press enter after each command.
Copy the stockrecovery.img to the same folder or directory where you installed the Android Software Development Kit. Then you have to enter this command :
When you’re successful copying the stockrecovery.img file to your Kindle Fire, you should enter another command :
Your Kindle Fire will reboot few times and it will load the CyanogenMod 7 ROM.tags: Custom, Cyanogen, How to, Kindle Fire, Mod 7, ROM, Use