Run Jelly Bean on your original Amazon Kindle Fire
0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2012, 02:14 posted on
If you have an original Amazon Kindle Fire that you want to update, an XDA member named "Hashcode" has the answer in a set of written instructions that will install Android 4.2.1 on your tablet with almost all of the features intact; some of the features won't work like the microphone, the Swype keyboard andmulti-user support, but YouTube and Netflix can still entertain you...
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1. wendygarett (unregistered)
Is it me or the kindle fire never update their device? If so how can this compete with nexus 7? Lol
5. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
Original kindle fire came waaaaaaaay before the nexus 7, that's not what the kindle fire was competing against. In fact, the kindle fire was the first (popular) 7 inch tablet for android, so essentially this started the class of inexpensive 7 inchers. Amazon released the kindle fire HD to compete with the nexus 7, not this
2. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
if we don't have the microphone and the Swype keyboard and multi-user profile so what do we have a screen with google now not working as the microphone isn't working
3. johnnh (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
Phonearena, the developer's name is HASHCODE not hashtag. And he is a very well-known developer on xda so you'd better correct the article.
4. Alan01 (Posts: 379; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Had it right on the smaller description...mea culpa...no offense meant.