Android 4.0 update for the Kindle Fire – now with USB mounting

One of the bugs that’s been plaguing Amazon Kindle Fire users who have installed early builds of Android 4.0 on the $199 tablet appears to be fixed. Developer JackpotClavin has released a new build of CyanogenMod 9 Alpha for the tablet which adds support for USB mounting.

Kindle Fire Android 4.0

In other words, you can now connect the Kindle Fire to a PC and copy files to and from the tablet while running Android. In earlier builds you had to boot into TWRP or a different recovery utility if you wanted to transfer files this way.

The latest update comes just a few days after the release of another Android 4.0 ROM for the Kindle Fire. Like that version, JackpotClavin’s new release includes a new custom lockscreen that eliminates the camera icon (since the Kindle Fire doesn’t have a camera).

You can download the latest update file (called using the link at the xda-developers forum.

If you’re installing CyanogenMod 9 for the first time, you can follow our step-by-step instructions. Or if you’re updating form an earlier version or have already rooted your tablet and installed TWRP 2.0 recovery, the video below should show you how to flash the update.

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  • chippy

    You got me excited there. Thought it might have been an official update!!

    • Brad Linder

      Hehe, nope… just my awkward attempt to fit way too much info in the headline.

    • Digital Cupcake

      Totally thought the same thing and got excited! Heh, hey, at least it’s progress :)

  • Ganeshkumarjothi

    Thanks man. I always check your website for kindle fire ROM updates.

  • josh

    How much more is needed for a complete ICS4? What is not working still? Trying to determine if I could live with what’s not working for now or not.