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Android 4.4 Ported To The Original Kindle Fire

Android 4.4 Ported To The Original Kindle Fire

Since Google’s latest release of Android 4.4 KitKat was designed with older, lower-end devices in mind, it was only a matter of time until developers started porting the OS to older devices to test that out. Now they have figured out how to port it to the 2011 Kindle Fire, the original Kindle Fire. The device has a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, a low end device by today’s standards. XDA member FUzz_ worked hard to create a build of CyanogenMod 11, based on Android 4.4 KitKat, specifically for the Kindle. It seems as though performance is quite acceptable which is impressive given the age of the device. Obviously things are not perfect though. As with KitKat builds for the Galaxy Nexus, there are graphics glitches and the stock browser doesn’t work at all. As always it’s very possible that these could be fixed in future builds if technically possible. 

The port is very much a work in progress and isn’t exactly for those new to the world of ROMs. If you do want to move forward you will need a custom recovery such as ClockworkMod or TWRP in order to flash the ROM. As usual both the developer as well as I are not responsible for any problems.

XDA Thread For CM11 on Kindle Fire


Via: Android Community

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Ben Schoon

Ben is a tech geek who co-founded YourTechExplained in 2016. Constantly switching between devices that literally surround him, he can be found reviewing the latest smartphones around the web.