Kindle Fire has heavily modified user interface of Android operating system. You can get it for $199 only and it’s already integrated with Amazon store that offer thousands of book collection, music catalog, movie and application. Just few days after it’s official release, some hackers are managed to mess around with Kindle Fire system and install android market application. Now, it is getting better and better, as JackpotClavin (member of XDA developer forum) has find out a way to make CyanogenMod 7 (CM7) custom ROM worked on Kindle Fire.
He even release a tool to install the custom ROM. Current CM7 custom ROM is build based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but JackpotClavin also promise that he is currently work on a ROM that is based on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Some user that already try the tool said that the custom ROM is worked well in Kindle Fire, although the audio function is not work properly.
Installing CM7 in Kindle Fire is quite different than other Android device, simply because the tablet only has one physical button. You have to install ClockworkMod Recovery utility to clean all the device cache and load the custom firmware. JackpotClavin has release ClockworkMod that is specially modified to install CM7 in Kindle Fire. You just have to press the power button and it will instantly clean all of your data and install the update.zip file.
Remember that rooting your android device will void your warranty. So, you have to think carefully if you’re going to root your Kindle Fire. Many users out there is reported that they are successfully root their Kindle Fire and install the CM 7 mod. Those users are using various platform such as Linux and Windows.
Using Cyanogen Mod will give you different home screen. On the bottom of the screen, you’ll find home, back, menu and search button. There’s also an apps launcher, which will give you the traditional look of an android tablet. But please note that you won’t be able to run Amazon’s software.tags: Android, Custom, Cyanogen, Kindle Fire, Mod 7, ROM