Android 4.1 Jelly Bean already modded for other Devices, including Amazon Kindle

hodg100

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That didn't take long! Android Jelly Bean 4.1 is just being rolled out to compatible devices but the modders have already got their hands on the code and created a modified version that runs on other devices, including Amazon's Kindle Fire Tablet.

Obviously the devices will need rooting (it's really not difficult) before they will run the new OS and expect some difficulties on the way, e.g. apparently Kindle Fire's Wi-Fi is temporarily nerfed after installing the mod, but it potentially opens up Google's latest and greatest to a much wider audience.

The ROM by developer 'Hashcode' is still in beta and doesn't support hardware acceleration for video playback, so that's HD streaming out of the window although the dev promises that it will arrive 'soon'. Given the speed of the release, we expect they can be relied upon to do it quickly!

We're not going to tell you how to do it or where to find it but those of that mind-set will surely know.

 

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