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Kindle Fire hacking update: Android 4.0 progress, custom TWRP graphics

Hackers have been making progress porting Google Android 4.0 to the Amazon Kindle Fire and making other changes to Amazon’s $199 tablet. Developer JackpotClavin has improved his early build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A few days ago he managed to add support for CPU scaling which improved battery life so that the tablet […]

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CM7 for the Kindle Fire adds hardware video support – here’s how to install it Update: There’s also now an early build of CyanogenMod 9 based on Google Android 4.0 available for the Kindle Fire. It doesn’t work as well as CM7 yet, but if you want to take it for a spin, you can follow our step-by-step installation guide.  Developer Whistlestop has released a new version of CyanogenMod […]

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Amazon releases Kindle Fire 6.2.1 software, breaks root

Hackers have been tweaking the Amazon Kindle Fire ever since the $199 tablet started shipping in November. It’s turned out to be a surprisingly hacker-friendly device, and users have figured out how to root the tablet, install the Android Market, replace the operating system with CyanogenMod and make many other changes. But the latest Amazon […]

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Kindle Fire Utility makes updating, tweaking Amazon’s tablet a snap

It’s been a little over a month since the Amazon Kindle Fire hit the streets, and since day one hackers have been kicking the tires of Amazon’s 7 inch tablet to figure out how to make it do more than read books, play videos, and run apps purchased from Amazon. Now a developer going by […]

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How to install TWRP 2.0 touch-based recovery on the Kindle Fire (backup, restore, flash custom firmware)

The folks at Team Win have released a new recovery tool for Android devices called Team Win Recovery Project 2.0. It’s an alternative to the popular ClockworkMod Recovery utility, and lets you backup or restore your device, install custom ROMs, or make other changes. Update: Note that this article was written in 2011 and refers […]