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[Q] Help&Advice on Kindle Fire 7" HD JB 4.3 Custom Rom

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By jovo_holmes, Junior Member on 19th January 2014, 05:55 PM
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Hello I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice on whether I can install a custom rom (Jelly Bean 4.3) on my Amazon Kindle Fire 7" HD, I have rooted it and installed Superuser, Titanium Backup etc. I have been reading instructions all over the web but I am a bit scared to try anything yet with certain things I have read.

To install a custom rom I know you need to install a 2nd-Bootloader and TWRP, but in this tut: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909 it says "This tutorial DOES NOT work for the 2013 HD model, only for the 2012 model. Following the guide with the newer model WILL CAUSE your heart to race after doing so because you'll end up with red screens and/or bootloops. So please, don't do it.".

Well I bought my Amazon Kindle Fire 7" HD in August 2013, does that mean that my Kindle is a 2013 model? if so where can I go from here? any advice would be great

Thank you.
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19th January 2014, 06:42 PM |#2  
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Here's a way to find out, post the os version that it's running, that is a sure fire way to tell if it's 2012 or 2013.

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19th January 2014, 07:27 PM |#3  
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It's currently running 7.4.6_user_4620220
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It's currently running 7.4.6_user_4620220

Then you are using a 2012 model. You can go ahead and as the second bootloader.

>>>Sent from my homebuilt TARDIS running Android 4.0.3... or maybe it's a rooted Kindle Fire HD<<<
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I'm wanting to install the latest Android, that's KitKat 4.4 right? Where would be the best place to download the official team rom? Without many issues. And what guide/video do you think I should follow? Thanks
20th January 2014, 10:38 AM |#6  
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OK so here is the guide I recommend using: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909
2 thing I want you to know ahead of time before doing this, if you don't check the box with the warning text about flashing the boot loader(should be the very first check box) you will get a kindle that when turns on displays a red screen and requires a fastboot cable to fix so make sure to check that box. 2nd thing to mention is put the ROM on the kindle first, if you Don't and the current freedomboot image isn't up to date with the latest amazon os version, then you will boot loop upon reboot and can only get into recovery and its a pain to transfer the ROM in from there if you aren't familiar with adb. I think the latest freedomboot is up to date now though but I'm not sure.

Also the cm for our devices isn't official yet, make sure to get the gapps that go along with it. Anyways here's the ROM link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2543455

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I have install the rom, now how do I get my books and apps back?
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Well books from the amazon store I think you can read with an amazon kindle app(in don't read much besides manga on my kindle so I never used their bookstore, but on my kindle with cm 10.1 that app keeps crashing, might work on a newer version of cm though, think I read it about somewhere on then forum), as for apps purchased in the amazon store you could get them back with the Amazon appstore app, I don't have it anymore, but I think I got it from their website. Otherwise just redownload anything from the Google market you didn't purchase in the amazon app store.

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