The Amazon Kindle Fire has still strangled on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS even though Jelly Bean is out there. Jelly Bean 4.1 is doing all the magic around this magic is now available on Kindle Fire too. Thanks to XDA developers Hashcode who has introduced this 4.1.1. Jelly Bean ROM for Kindle Fire tablet.
This Jelly Bean 4.1.1 ROM is in early development stages and there might some bugs included. As with the further updates, it would resolve those fixes but still, this is with 98 % of the major functions works.
Before proceeding with the firmware upgrade you should be clear that all the data on your tablet will be deleted and so you need to back up by the way you backup normally.
Assuming that you have followed all the instructions you are ready to apply the firmware to your Kindle Fire device.
Update Amazon Kindle Fire with JellyBean 4.1.1 Firmware
- Make sure that you have installed the TWRP mode image on your device and its listed at Android Advices.
- Once that is done you need to download the JellyBean 4.1.1. Firmware package and the Google Apps package to your PC.
- Now connect your Kindle Fire to the PC using the USB cable and place the two zip files in the root of your SD card.
- Now turn off your device so that you can enter it in recovery mode.
- One can easily enter Kindle Fire in recovery mode by pressing the key combination of the power button and the volume up button. As soon as you see Yellow triangle you need to hit the TWRP mode.
- In the TWRP mode, you need to select the option of data factory reset and then select wipe cache and wipe Dalvik cache.
- Now select install button and navigate to the file which you have downloaded.
- After that hit the flash button to flash your device with Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware alongside with Google Apps.
- It will be done within 5 minutes to apply this firmware.
- Go back to the recovery mode and among the options select ‘reboot system now’ to reboot your device.
With that JellyBean is now installed on your device.