Kindle Fire gets ICS! Quiet a while back XDA-Developers g1011999 started his work on porting Android 4.0 ICS onto the Kindle Fire and while that development is still in the works – not being released till it comes out of the highly experimental stage that it might be in – XDA-Developers forum member JackpotClavin has recently released a very experimental build of the ICS that is basically a pre-release ROM. Do not be surprised if things don’t work because the release of the ROM is like a field test. You want to join in? Sure, just read ahead after the break to find out more about it.
Not much is known as far as what works and what doesn’t, but we can tell you if you have no experience in flashing custom ROMs on your device, you should stay away from this ROM. There are a few workaround for some of the existing bugs.
- Landscape support in the launcher: Use Trebuchet to enable landscape support in the launcher. Nebkat is working on this almost every day, check the thread from time to time for even more changes. It’s also the CM9 launcher if you didn’t know yet. It has a menu button in the drawer. Trebuchet settings > General > Auto-rotate screen and landscape mode should work.
- SDCard mounting: push /system/bin/vold from CM7 to your device and set its permissions to 777. Download Vold.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- A rooted Kindle Fire with TWRP 2.0 recovery installed. See our guide on rooting and installing TWRP recovery via Kindle Fire Utility.
- ICS ROM.
- To begin, download the ROM from the link above and copy it to the root of the device’s SD card.
- Power of the device and boot into the recovery. (Power it on and when you see the yellow triangle on the screen, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds till the TWRP 2.0 recovery loads.)
- Now from the Backup section in the recovery, make a backup of your current system.
- Go back to the Home Screen and hit the Install button.
- You should now see the ROM on the right panel of the recovery’s window. Tap that and choose Flash to begin installation.
- Do the same for Google Apps.
- Once the installation completes, simply reboot your device.
For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.