Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ is a great tablet with 7″ display. It runs on the Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9, PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It also has 1 GB of RAM. The camera is a bit disappointing with 1.3 Megapixels. Kindle Fire HD ran on the Android 4.0 OS at the time of its release.
Previously, we saw how to update Kindle Fire HD 7″ to Android 5.1 using CM 12.1 ROM. Now CyanogenMod team have released the updated CM 12.1 ROM running on Android 5.1.1. Interested users can follow the guide below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Kindle Fire:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android and Email
- Kindle Fire must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- CM 12.1 zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install CM 12.1 ROM on Kindle Fire:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 12.1 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the device.
- Switch off the device and boot into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 12.1 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the device.