If you’re the happy owner of one of these Android tablets it seems paramount that you learn how to install Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire. And thanks to a clever developer that goes by the name of Hashcode over at XDA Developers, it is now possible. The Amazon Kindle Fire really is a fantastic little tablet, one of the major draw cards being its amazing affordability. It comprises a dual-core processor, super-fast web browsing, built-in Wi-Fi, and free could storage, and can be used for movies, music, apps, games, books, and much, much more. So if you do have your hands on one of these, it seems only fair that you bestow a great gift on your loyal tablet and install Jelly Bean 4.1.1 on it.

As with all tutorials, please back up your device beforehand and proceed at your own risk. ConsumingTech will not take responsibility for any loss of data or damage to your device which may occur during the guide. The developer has also advised that installation will cause the OS power icon will not populate the word ‘Charging’ even if you have it plugged in. It is suggested that you manually check in your settings tab, but if you find that you can’t live without the word populating, it may be best you wait for a future release that may include a fix.

Please note: To install Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire you must first root your device and flash/ install ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery on it. Now is also a good time to make a Nandroid backup.

Install 4.1.1 Jelly Bean On Kindle Fire

Step 1. First, you need to download the following files:

  • jb-kfire-hashcode-07-13.zip
  • gapps-jb-20120711.zip

Both these files are available Here.

Step 2. Using your USB cord, connect your device to your PC.

Step 3. You will need to copy the files you downloaded to your device’s SD card. Once this is done, disconnect your device.

Step 4. Now, reboot your device into ClockworkMod or TWRP Recovery. To achieve this, switch off your device then press the ‘Power’ button to turn it back on. You will need to quickly press and hold the ‘Power’ button again as soon as the boot logo appears. Continue to hold until the device boots into recovery.

Step 5. You can now install the .zip file you saved to the device’s SD card in step 3. To do this, select ‘Install’ > ‘jb-kfire-hashcode-07-13.zip’.

Step 6. Whilst still in the ‘Install’ screen, select ‘add more zips’ > ‘gapps-jb-20120711.zip’. This will take effect once the installation is complete.

Step 7. A message should populate at the bottom of the screen saying ‘Swipe to Confirm Flash’, you will need to swipe this area to proceed.

Step 8. Once the flash is complete, reboot your device by selecting the ‘Reboot System’ option.