Jellybean can be installed on Amazon Kindle fire which doesn’t runs on Android but with the help of XDA members, Android version 4.1.1 can be install on it. In the following article we will be checking how to apply this firmware successfully. As it is a early release, this update might have bugs in it which will be fixed later. And also, there will be updates coming of a more stable version of it.
Although most things are working, there are some really simple things which wont work . The developer quoted the following things are not working:
- HD codecs (You Tube and Net flix): Texas Instruments is updating the libion code for JB and I’ll be fixing that soon.
- Probably more as we find it — it’s BETA expect some.
- Backup all your data to keep it protected from getting corrupted. You can move all your data to Amazon cloud so that after applying the update you can retrieve your data back.
- Charge the Amazon Kindle Fire to at least 50% so that it doesn’t gets turned off in between.
Steps to update Amazon Kindle Fire with Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware
- Download and install TWRP mode image also called Teamwin Recovery Project in your mobile. Once download, also download Jellybean 4.1.1Firmware Package from here and Google Apps to your computer.
- Connect your device with the computer and place the 2 zip you have downloaded i.e. the firmware package and the Google apps. After copying the 2 files switch off your device to enter recovery mode. Recovery mode can be entered by first normally starting up the phone by pressing the power ON button and when you see the yellow triangle, press and hold the button till the device boots in TWRP mode.
- In the TWRP, select the options with data factory reset, wipe cache and wipe Dalvik cache in order to clear the cache files of the phone and now you can proceed to next step.
- Select “install” and choose Jellybean 4.1.1Firmware Package which you place in the step 1. Select “Flash” to flash the device and install Jellybean 4.1.1 along with Google Apps.
- Now wait for around 5 minutes and when it is completed it will automatically reboot and land again on the recovery mode. Select “reboot system now” to reboot your device.