The developers have made this happened, the Kindle Fire can be running Android ICS 4.0 with the help of the new Custom ROM Developed by the XDA Developers. The Custom ROM is base on AOSP Codes for ICS, and the ROM is still in the pre-alpha stage so you can’t predict everything to work perfectly after installing the ROM.
Some Problems that were encountered after installing ICS On Kindle Fire:
- The Touch-Screen becomes unresponsive when waking up from the sleep mode.
- Wi-Fi Radio would disconnect many time, or won’t even work.
- Some Apps would crash or will give force close error.
- Issues in rotating from portrait to landscape mode.
As, the ICS Rom for Kindle Fire is on the pre-alpha stage there are some bugs that were seen by the testers of this ROM, so you can proceed if you wan’t to test ICS running on your Kindle Fire Tablet.
- Backup all of your SMS Messages using SMS Backup Application.
- Sync all of your Contacts with the Gmail Application.
- Copy all of your notes manually to somewhere else, as these would be lost in the firmware upgrade.
- Take a backup of call logs, APN Settings, and other important things.
- Install all required device drivers of your mobile phone from the manufacturer’s website.
Preparing Your Kindle Fire for the Firmware Upgrade
- Make sure that the device is rooted (Read the Kindle Fire Rooting Guide).
- Your Kindle Fire should be having TWRP 2.0 installed in it (Read the TWRP 2.0 Installation guide for Kindle Fire).
- Fully charge your Kindle fire.
Installing the Custom ICS Rom on Kindle Fire
Note: Neither TheDroidNation.com or I will not be responsible if you happen to brick your device during this firmware upgrade process. Please proceed at your own risk.
- Download the Custom ROM from here.
- Connect your Kindle fire using the original USB cable, and then copy the downloaded folder to the root of your SD Card.
- Disconnect the device, and turn it off.
- Boot the device again once you see the “yellow triangle“ press and hold the power button, your device will boot in recovery mode (if the device doesn’t show the “yellow triangle” then you’ve to install the TWRP 2.0 Recovery on Kindle Fire).
- In recovery mode, create a backup of your device’s ROM and wait for the backup to be created.
- Wipe the cache and the “Dalvik Cache“. Tap on “Wipe” and then choose “cache” and when it’s done, go back and tap “dalvik cache“. You’ve successfully cleared the caches, now you can proceed to the installation of the custom ROM.
- To Install the ROM, tap on the install button. This will bring a file browser in front of you. Select the file which you’ve copied to the Kindle fire’s SD Card. After that, tap the big Flash button to install the custom ROM on your device.
- Once, the installation is complete, you will get three big button at the bottom of your screen. Choose “reboot” and the device will reboot.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed the Custom ICS ROM on Kindle Fire. Enjoy Firing with the new firmware.