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Old 09-28-11, 09:15 PM   #13
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Doesn't look very interesting to me after having an ipad2 and a Touchpad in the house. I agree that a 10" screen is preferable.
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Old 09-29-11, 11:06 AM   #14
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I pre-ordered one yesterday. I have the Kindle 2 and it is by far the best e-reader I have seen. The Fire is going to be great for what it is. I agree the IPAD 3 will be awesome and may get one when it comes out, but the seven inch IPS LCD screen and all the great apps makes me suspect this will be a winner. Moreover, it is barely bigger then a Droid phone and movies will look sweet. I wonder if somebody will enable Netflix streaming on it. Amazon prime is great, but Netflix would help fill in the gaps. Only downside I see is the lack of expanded memory....C'est la vie.
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Old 04-24-12, 12:38 PM   #15
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Just loaded CM9 (Android 4.04) onto my Kindle Fire. It works great. It's fast and it looks good. It's still kind of a testing phase, so if you go for it, expect to have problems. The main problems I have so far are:
  • Can't connect via USB for file transfers (deal breaker imo)
  • Netflix app doesn't work
  • Notifications bar is white when new notification arrives

Besides that, the gaming on it works great and it has access to Google Play (the market). It took me about 15 minutes to get CM9 loaded up and working. Here's a quick rundown:
  • Root and install Kindle Fire via the Kindle Fire Utility - be sure to install TWRP which is what you will use to backup the Kindle Fire OS and flash CM9
  • Download and copy latest CM9 Reloaded (v1.2H) to your sdcard on your Kindle Fire
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1563171 (download link there)
  • Reboot, hold power with TWRP fire logo on the screen to boot recovery
  • Follow ReloadedROM instructions (in v1.2H link above)
  • Enjoy your $200 ICS tablet.

Here's a video of it running:



EDIT: that's not my video btw, I'd never put that music that loud over top like that...

EDIT 2: See new problems above
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Old 04-24-12, 01:29 PM   #16
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I payed $150 for my ICS Tablet.

Touchpad FTW!
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Old 04-24-12, 01:35 PM   #17
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I paid $250 for my ICS tablet. Asus Transformer ftw...

Besides the fact that tegra is a sack of crap.
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Old 04-24-12, 02:32 PM   #18
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Use AOKP, works WAY better.

http://rootzwiki.com/topic/23717-rom...r-kindle-fire/

File transfer works, notification bar error fixed, and Netflix works. So far, so good.
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Old 04-24-12, 04:25 PM   #19
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I use AOKP on my Galaxy S2 and Touchpad, I could have told you that.
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Old 04-24-12, 06:11 PM   #20
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I use AOKP on my Galaxy S2 and Touchpad, I could have told you that.
Haha where were you 3 roms ago.
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Old 04-24-12, 06:30 PM   #21
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Haha where were you 3 roms ago.
Maybe he was 3 roms down.
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Old 05-06-12, 02:14 PM   #22
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hey i was thinking about doing this with my kindle fire. I mostly just want the google app store, but it looks like you have to root for it. The kindle fire utility installs a permanent root. This voids the warranty correct? Is there a way to remove the permanent root and have it become like you bought it or can you only temporarily unroot it from then on?

http://liliputing.com/2012/05/how-to...ion-6-3-1.html
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Old 05-06-12, 02:31 PM   #23
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hey i was thinking about doing this with my kindle fire. I mostly just want the google app store, but it looks like you have to root for it. The kindle fire utility installs a permanent root. This voids the warranty correct? Is there a way to remove the permanent root and have it become like you bought it or can you only temporarily unroot it from then on?

http://liliputing.com/2012/05/how-to...ion-6-3-1.html
I'd wager you could.

Technically the kindle fire isn't an android tablet. Although it uses the AOSP code and all of that, it's modified to the point where it falls outside of the requirements that google has outlined to be able to legally use the name "Android" because it breaks compatibility with many things.

For this reason, you'll notice that Amazon doesn't mention the name android anywhere on the product itself nor on any advertisements.
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Old 05-06-12, 03:40 PM   #24
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well I know its possible, I just don't know much about rooting and was wondering if it was completely reversible
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