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Build Your Own Kindle Fire Factory Cable

Many Samsung devices can be placed into download mode using a USB Jig, which when plugged in, allows users to ODIN restore a factory ROM from what would normally be a hard brick.Motorola devices and, as it happens, the Amazon Kindle Fire, have a similar option called the factory cable. The factory cable, as explained by...

Flash Recovery and Bootloader Without Fastboot for Kindle Fire

As development for a popular device goes on, eventually users and developers will find new ways of performing already available tasks. Features of these new ways generally include features such as being easier to use, so the less tech savvy crowd can get in on the modding action and adding new options that are just...

Kindle Fire Market Fixes Increases Compatibility

One of the drawbacks to buying any device that doesn't have Google Apps by default is the Android Market can be a little frustrating. Sometimes, not all the apps your device can run will show up. Other times, maybe apps you cannot run will show up. In any case, it can be a hassle.For users...

Amazon Kindle Fire Already Caught Up With Samsung Galaxy Tab

Android tablets have increased their marketshare in 2011, from 29% in late 2010 to 39%, but not because of the strength of the Android ecosystem. Sure, us geeks like them for their powerful hardware, but most normal consumers are rather drawn to the Kindle Fire. The Amazon tablet runs a forked Android version, as we...

Kindle Fire Receiving 6.2.2 Update, Adds Full-Screen Browsing

What seems to be the most popular Android tablet out there right now, Amazon's Kindle Fire, has received an OTA update starting a few days ago. As always, it initially broke root access, but our forum members have already found a workaround for that. So, there's no point trying to prevent it now, else you...

Mod For Amazon Kindle Fire Allows RTL Support

XDA Senior Member Azdian has developed a nice little mod that will add RTL (right to left) language support for Amazon Kindle Fire users.The process is a little complicated and involves switching out a few lib files. So if you're not confident with fiddling with the framework of the device, make sure you do some...

Amazon Kindle Fire Unbrick Utility

For those who don't like Windows, we've already told you about Firekit LiveUSB Repair Kit, but if you do like Windows, there's now a way to fix your Amazon Kindle Fire.XDA Member Zombiepiratez has created a helpful little program for Windows that will help you fix the brick. It runs in Windows Command Prompt, so...

Firekit LiveUSB Repair Kit for Kindle Fire

Sometimes, Windows just doesn't cut it. Many developers use some distro of Linux for most of their work and, while better off than most Mac users, Windows has the capacity to cause mammoth headaches.This is especially true for some Amazon Kindle Fire owners, who've reported having trouble with ADB and Fastboot drivers on Windows.To rescue...

MIUI Makes Its Way to the Kindle Fire

We all knew it would be happening soon, as the AOSP ROMs are essentials for most new phones and tablets and the Amazon Kindle Fire is the latest and greatest device that MIUI calls home and the development of the Amazon Kindle Fire remains on fire (bad pun ftw!).XDA Senior Member leech2082 released the port...

Kindle Fire Gets Ice Cream Sandwich, Pre-Alpha

For those of you who don't fancy running Amazon's heavily modified Android version, even with root, there's a new option on the horizon: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After forum member g1011999 manged to get it booting three weeks ago, JackpotClavin, who's also responsible for the Kindle Fire's CyanogenMod 7 port, has posted a working...

Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Rooted

Last week, we reported on the 6.2.1 update for the Kindle Fire, which brought some nice improvements but had one major disadvantage: it broke root access. Luckily, recognized developer jcase has managed to get this new update rooted as well, so you can comfortably get your Kindle Fire to the newest software version without any...

Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Rolling Out, Improves Performance

Seems like Android tablet makers are on a roll these days. After Barnes & Noble, Amazon has also officially begun pushing out an OTA update to its inexpensive Kindle Fire, which ups the version number to 6.2.1 and, well, breaks root access. On a positive note, there are also some substantial improvements: scrolling is smoother,...