New CyanogenMod 10.2 Build for Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch Up for Download

Users unhappy with the Amazon custom build OS can try switching to Android

By on November 18th, 2013 13:33 GMT

Amazon has done a neat job when it comes to its Kindle Fire HD tablets, but even so, the majority of users remain frustrated with the company’s decision of keeping Android out of its devices and push their customized OS instead.

Luckily enough, there’s a fix to this situation and now you could try installing the latest version of CyanogenMod 10.2 and get Android 4.3.1 running on your slate. CyanogenMod 10.2 is a custom version of Android 4.3.1 currently in beta mode, which is also supposed to provide users with enhanced security and privacy features.

In order to do that, you’ll need to have installed Clockworkmod or another custom recovery for your tablet that’s used to flash the unofficial firmware. Here’s the complete list of features you’ll be getting.

• 3.0.50 kernel (up from a stock 3.0.8 kernel). This includes updates from Texas Instruments, Google and Kernel.org.
• PowerVR Graphics Drivers: DDK 1.9@2291151 for Android (Jellybean compatible)
• Audio
• Camera
• Wifi
• Bluetooth
• Sensors
• HWAcceleration
• HD Codecs for YouTubeHD and Netflix
• HDMI video out is now correct and work across several resolutions. YMMV

Download the build off the xda-developers forum.

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Replace Amazon's OS with Android 4.3.1 with CyanogenMod 10.2 on Kindle Fire HD 7-inch
   Replace Amazon's OS with Android 4.3.1 with CyanogenMod 10.2 on Kindle Fire HD 7-inch