Developer JackpotClavin has released CyanogenMod 7 for Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and it is now available over on the XDA forums. Before you install we must warn that this version isn’t very stable. There is also no way to revert the Kindle Fire back to your original settings, so there’s literally no going back. That being said, read on for the directions!

CyanogenMod is a custom ROM that will allow you to do custom tweaks with Android. The after-market firmware is made from the AOSP firmware. RedmondPie takes us step-by-step through the install processor of CyanogenMod 7. The process to install is a little tricky and is definitely not for the feeble.

Step 1: Root your Kindle Fire.

Step 2: Download CyanogenMod 7 [MediaFire] and place it at the root of your Kindle Fire’s sdcard so that its address is /sdcard/ (this is very important).

Similarly, download ClockworkMod Recovery [MediaFire] and place it to root of sdcard as well.

Step 3: Download log [MediaFire] and last_log [MediaFire] and place these under /cache/recovery as well as root of your sdcard (i.e. under /sdcard)

Use the following adb commands to place log/last_log to /cache/recovery:

adb shell  cd cache  mkdir recovery  cd /  cp /sdcard/log /cache/recovery/  cp /sdcard/last_log /cache/recovery/

Step 4: We will now flash ClockworkMod Recovery. Use the following commands in adb:

adb shell  cd cache  mkdir recovery  cd /  cp /sdcard/log /cache/recovery/  cp /sdcard/last_log /cache/recovery/

To reboot into recovery, type:

idme bootmode 0×5001

If it say “bootmode has written”, type “reboot” to, well, reboot!

Your Kindle Fire will now boot into ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM).

Step 5: Press Power button on your Kindle Fire so you can install from sdcard. /system, /data and /cache will be wiped automatically. JackpotClavin modified CWM so that it would work with the Kindle Fire’s lack of buttons, so basically you just have to press the Power button a bunch of times.

In one of the menus, it’ll look like you have to scroll down to Yes. Instead, you must press No but it will, as the developer says, “mimic you pressing Yes”.

Step 6: After flashing CyanogenMod 7, the developer suggests reflashing the stock recovery. Download the stock recovery [MediaFire] and use the following adb commands:

adb shell mount sdcard exit

Now, you must enter the correct path for where you’ve stored the stockrecovery.img file, so that your next adb command looks like this:

adb push /sbin/


dd if=/sbin/stockrecovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/mmci-omap-hs.1/by-name/recovery

Step 7: Wait for a minute and then type:

adb reboot

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