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Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Ported to Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Want to have some fun with that Kindle Fire you have laying around? Maybe you want to put Jelly Bean on it? You’re in luck, a developer over at XDA has done just that. Sure, a few things are a little broken, but this is why we love Android. WiFi works, so I suppose that is all you really need right off. The ROM itself is beta so don’t be upset if you find things missing here and there. It’s a work in progress. If you feel like giving it a go, follow the via links down below.

Via: The Verge, XDA

  • Kylelawfirm

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  • sarahadam989899

    GOOD NEWS tinyurl.com/droid-life-news

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    That’s just a down right disgrace, why would someone even do that knowing that the 8g Nexus is a DIRECT ASSAULT on the Kindle Fire…

    • Sven Enterlein

      I said something similar below but it seems to make sense.

    • mustbepbs

      If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Kindle Fire is STILL Nexus 7’s bitch.

  • Boblank84

    hopefully i wont have to use my fire in a week or so (fingers crossed for 7) but hashcode is the man getting this going so quickly.

  • r0lct

    I found ICS on the Fire wasn’t that great. I performed decent enough, but the lower res mixed with the not very responsive screen I wasn’t too impressed. However it was so much better then the stock Fire experience.

  • teng247

    i actually just sold my Kindle Fire so i could some money towards the Nexus 7. I had Getrom 1.7 ICS w/ hashcode’s 3.0 kernal and it worked great but spec wise, it would be ideal to get the Nexus 7. Plus alot of the KF’s developement seems to be slowing down since the 3.0 kernal was giving them some issues.

  • Sven Enterlein

    That sounds kind of counter productive to port the OS form the device that’s supposed to rival the Kindle Fire TO the Kindle Fire. But I have to agree that this is the beauty of Android!

    • RedPandaAlex

      Not really. The hardware on both isn’t what’s making the companies money. It’s the content you buy for it. So if this enables you to buy from Google Play instead of from Amazon, I’m sure Google is just as happy with you doing this as buying a new device.

      • Sven Enterlein

        Yeah I guess you’re right.

    • JoshGroff

      Bugatti and Corvette are not rivals, they are in entirely different leagues. (just imagine if both were priced the same, than it’d be an accurate analogy.)

  • Southrncomfortjm

    I assume you still can’t use the Play Store since it won’t recognize the Kindle Fire as a supported device. Still, this is what makes owning Android products fun.

    • Murphy

      You’re wrong, I have AOKP and it recognizes it just fine. =)

    • Levi Wilcox

      You can still use the play store. Most roms include modified build props to give access to more apps.

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Learn something new about builds and roms and all that every day. Very cool.

      *meant to reply to Levi and Murphy, oh well.

  • T4rd

    Cool, but I’m still selling the Wife’s Fire toward a Nexus 7. Much better hardware and I won’t have to deal with broken/unstable ROMs.

    • r0lct

      I did that using Swappa, sold my Fire in a day. (No I don’t work for them)

      • mustbepbs

        Swappa is a fantastic service. I always trust what I’m buying there. I don’t work for them, but man, if you want to make sure you’re getting what you pay for, use Swappa.

      • How much did you manage to tell it for?