CyanogenMod7 arrives on the Amazon Kindle Fire

CyanogenMod7 arrives on the Amazon Kindle Fire
The Amazon Kindle Fire seems to be one of the most successful tablet launches other than the iPad in recent months. As more and more people are getting the Kindle Fire in a gift bag, and many choose the 7-incher as their main tablet, the need for more modifications to the Android experience on the Fire grows. CyanogenMod 7 is probably the most popular solution for that and the ROM has already been released with all major bugs fixed. 

JackpotClavin of XDA Developers has released the first pictures of a functional CyanogenMod version on the tablet. The touchscreen is operational and so is Wi-Fi, and some of the users who have tested it say that the UI works smoother and faster than the one Amazon has preloaded. The biggest advantage of having the ROM however is access to the full Android Market. There is a tradeoff, though - once you flash the ROM, there’s no documented way of going back to Amazon’s skin. Amazon Instant Video also stops working on a rooted device.

If all of that is a risk you’re willing to take, head freely to the source link below. The rest might do better to just wait a little more for a more mature version of the ROM.

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Kindle Fire
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Processor TI OMAP4, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB



1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

First. They only care about the Kindle Fire because of its price point. I bet most of the customers won't have one flipping clue about what OS it runs or what it supposed to do but can't. It's why the iPad is the more preferable device if you ask me.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Translation: Android is poised to outsell iOS again, even more quickly than in the smartphone arena - I must rationalize this. I don't have, or want any tablet - I just don't see the point when I can pick up an infinitely more powerful and flexible laptop for nearly as cheap. Just my preference. I do have an Android smartphone, which I chose over an iPhone knowing full well which OS it ran. And I chose it for the same reason I built a PC in the 90's using an AMD Athlon platform instead of the Intel Pii-Piii - not for the price, but because the Athlon blew the Intel CPU out of the water. Android isn't for all folks, and for some I wouldn't recommend it. Just as for some folks, who ask me to recommend a PC, I tell them to just get the cheapest Intel Core platform they can, with embedded video and sound. If you're only going to surf the internet and type word docs and play solitaire, you don't need a discrete, powerful graphics card, Dolby surround or the latest CPU. Power users, who play intensive 3D gaming, or do extensive video editing or 3D CAD work - they need those things. I would recomend iOS for the first group, Android for the second group, not so much based on power, but on flexibility and customization. The power of each platform is pretty even, Android can just do more because of it's inherent freedom. (Except, I can never recommend iTunes. Hate that program, hate that you have to use it for everything on your iOS device. Put it on my PC for my daughter's iPod, and it completely gummed things up. Bought her a laptop for her room for Christmas that year, yanked iTunes off my PC, threw it on hers and now it's her problem.) BTW, I bet most iPad and iPhone customers only care about the brand name, and don't have a flipping clue how the competition stacks up. They're the same folks who had to have the Jordache jeans in the '80s, or bought a pet rock. I know several iPhone owners who are exactly like that. They're the same ones who are always asking me to fix their PC after they crap it up. They are technotards. My sister-in-law very specifically falls in that group. A coworker, two days ago, brought in his laptop to work on his resume, and it had a very effeminate wallpaper - his ex-wife had put the wallpaper on, and he had no idea how to change it. He could only turn the laptop on/off, and click on program icons. He has an iPhone and an iPad.

5. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

he didnt read the post were it said kindle fire outselling the ipad in best buy

2. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

if kindle fire just put a front facing camera for video chat.. ill buy it

3. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

the kindle ice will have the front facing camera

6. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

Well being that the article is about CM on a Kindle fire and not the iPad, which SOME PEOPLE find it hard to stay on topic, i think that its awesome. i cant wait for CM 9 to drop!

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