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Nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the Kindle Fire 2

Amazon’s Kindle Fire 2 is one of the cheapest Android tablets around (if you’re looking for a model with decent build quality and performance, anyway). But the $159 tablet runs Amazon’s custom version of Android — which means you’re stuck with Amazon’s app store and user interface… unless you replace the software with something else. […]

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Early build of CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2) for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet ships with Amazon’s custom version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But now it’s possible to install an early build of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the tablet with CyanogenMod 10.1. You can also install the Google Play Store instead of Amazon’s app store, to effectively turn Amazon’s […]

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Install Android 4.2 on the original Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon may not be selling first-generation Kindle Fire tablets anymore (or offering significant software updates for them), but that doesn’t mean you can’t teach an old tablet new tricks. Developer Hashcode has released a custom ROM for the Kindle Fire that lets you run Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on Amazon’s first tablet. In other […]

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Safestrap lets you load custom recovery on Kindle Fire HD (and eventually custom ROMS too)

Amazon’s latest Kindle Fire tablets including the Kindle Fire 2 and Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 inch tablets have locked bootloaders. That probably doesn’t matter much if you plan to just run the operating system that came with your tablet. But it causes a bit of a headache for folks that want to load […]

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Hashcode’s Jelly Bean update for the Kindle Fire: Now with Netflix

Want to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on an Amazon Kindle Fire? You can. It’s an unofficial software update that’s not supported by Amazon — but once you’ve applied the update you can install the Amazon Kindle, MP3, and Appstore apps and use them alongside Google apps such as the Play Store, Gmail, and Google […]

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How to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire ships with a custom version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread designed to run apps and access digital media from Amazon’s content store. But users have been hacking the Kindle Fire since the day it was released, convincing the $199 tablet to run a range of software including CyanogenMod 7, MIUI, and CyanogenMod […]