CM7 based on Android’s Gingerbread OS, is now available for the Kindle Fire tablet, who would have thought. A few days back, XDA-Developers forum member JackpotClavin came out with the news that that he managed to boot up CM7 on his Kindle Fire, but the ROM was not up for grabs back then. However, the ROM has been released for users to download and install on the new tablet and being CM7, there are a lot of eager Kindle Fire users out there dying to try this out on the device. Of course, a few glitches do exist since a specific kernel for the Kindle Fire has not been developed as yet. That said, the ROM has pretty much everything working and can be used as a daily driver, well almost.
So without further talk, let’s get this ROM up and running on your Kindle Fire. Please be advised that installing this ROM, will result in formatting of all system and data partitions on the device, so make sure you take a backup before proceeding.
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. See our guide on rooting the Kindle Fire.
- CyanogenMod 7 ROM.
- Kindle Fire’s ClockworkMod recovery.
- Stock recovery.
- log last_log.
- Download the ROM, KF’s recovery, and log last_log. file from the link above and copy them to the root of your SD card.
- Download the stock recovery as well, but do not copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Connect your device with the PC and open up terminal or command prompt to enter the following commands:
adb shell cd cache mkdir recovery cd / cp /sdcard/log /cache/recovery/ cp /sdcard/last_log /cache/recovery/ dd if=/sdcard/updaterecovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/mmci-omap-hs.1/by-name/recovery idme bootmode 0x5001 reboot
- Now in recovery, you will see that the first option highlighted, is Install update.zip from sdcard. Press the Power button (ok).
- When prompted to install, press the Power button again. The recovery is modded because it can’t be navigated through right now. No here is actually Yes so just select that.
- Once the ROM is flashed, without rebooting your phone, open up command prompt or terminal and navigate to the location where the stock recovery is.
- Now enter the following commands:
adb shell mount sdcard exit adb push/sbin/ dd if=/sbin/stockrecovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/mmci-omap-hs.1/by-name/recovery adb reboot
The device will reboot twice now, and once it’s done, the CM7 logo will appear. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.