Originally Posted by arosner
I recently installed cm-10.1-20130812-UNOFFICIAL-jem.zip following the process on rootkindlejunky. It seems to work fine on my Fire HD 8.9, however the CyanogenMod update via "Settings > About" doesn't work, it just hangs.
Before going right to CM11 I tried installing cm-10.1.3-RC2-otter2.zip from cyanagenmod.com using the same process as defined on rootkindlejunky– no luck, neither did sideloading. Anyone know a way around this?
I'm not super technical but I can follow instructions well
Stop just flashing anything. You're flashing otter which is not for your Kindle. You're going to hard brick your tablet. Anything you flash must be for jem which is the 8.9 KFHD 2012. You are using the 2012 version, right? Non lte version? Also you are posting in the 7" forum. I can still help you. Also, don't update from within the tablet. That's just for amazon firmware. you update by downloading the proper zip and Gapps and then you boot into TWRP.
After booting into TWRP you first malke a full backup. This is important.
Then hit the install button and verify you have the zip and gapps on your SD internal card.
Now "swipe" to a factory reset.
Now go to install again and select the ROM zip.
Now select the Gapps zip.
Now wipe only Dalvic and CACHE
Now reboot into system and let the ROM cook for a few minutes
Lets bump you up to 4.3 JB from 4.2 JB. 4.3 ROMs are pretty stable now. You need to update your TWRP to 18.104.22.168 as well.
A) The updated TWRP for your Kindle can be found at this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2218802
This is very important and should be done first.
B) Download the ROM zip from this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2388352
Use the crackflasher mirror.
C) The JB Gapps can be found at the same link the ROM zip "B."
Note: If you are using a Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 2012 not lte Kindle this is for you. If not, then you need different files.
2013 KFHD7 KFSOWI with firmware 11.x.x.x KFSOWI (no camera/no HDMI output) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2544736
Post 10 at the link has instructions to block Amazon OTA updates on KFHD 7 KFSOWI
Remove Ads from Lockscreen KFHD7 2013 KFSOWI http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=48623841