How to Update Amazon Kindle Fire with Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Jellybean LogoJellybean 4.1 seems to be doing the magic even for non-android devices as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can install this latest Android OS on the Amazon kindle Fire. All thanks to the XDA developer Hashcode who has come up with this work around of porting the latest Jellybean 4.1.1 in Kindle Fire. Since this is an early release, there will be some bugs found in this firmware, but over the period of few days, there will be many more updates which will stabilize this firmware release.

Though most of the things work in this version of firmware, there are some things which still doesn’t work and are mentioned below as quoted by the developer,

  • HD codecs (You Tube and Net flix): Texas Instruments is updating the libion code for JB and I’ll be fixing that soon.
  • Probably more as we find it — it’s BETA expect some.

Please note that before you proceed, you need to ensure that this Jellybean 4.1.1 Package will only support the Amazon Kindle Fire variant and not on any other variant of the kindle Fire. Also, ensure that you should follow all the instructions mentioned in this tutorial carefully so as to facilitate smoother firmware release. After applying this firmware, the warranty will get void. The only way with which the warranty can be reclaimed is by re applying the device with the factory firmware which if possible we will be coming up with the same.

Disclaimer: Though this is an official firmware, it’s a leaked firmware and it may vary from region to region. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions mentioned.

All the data present in your device should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted, the same can be easily restored. Move all your data to the Amazon cloud preferably so that the same can be fetched once you upgrade the device’s firmware with jellybean.

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instruction, you can now head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

  • Alexander

    Who told you that the Kindle Fire is not Android based?

  • Mark

    Installed and flashed JB 4.1.1, no wi-fi..?

  • Tom Sobieski

    Just got two Kindle Fire bought for $130/each. I will try this immediately.