Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD (2012) Tablets Get Official CM11 Nightlies


For its price, Amazon’s Kindle Fire range of tablets provide a great bang for buck. Sadly, they ship with a locked down bootloader and Amazon’s own Fire OS that lacks the usual Google Play suite of apps and services. The locked down bootloader means that it can take developers quite a while to get stable custom ROMs up and running on them.

Case in point being Amazon’s 2012 line-up of Fire HD 7-inch and 8.9-inch tablets that have finally received official CyanogenMod 11 nightlies. 

As always, since these are among the first nightly builds for these devices, except some stability issues with them. However, things should improve dramatically as time passes by and the developers fix most of the issues.

Sadly, the 2013 line-up of Fire HDX tablets have still not received their share of CM11 love because of their locked down bootloader. Until and unless some developers find an exploit to bypass the bootloader or come up with another hack, owners of Amazon’s latest-gen Fire HDX tablets will need to be content with FireOS.

You can download the latest CyanogenMod 11 nightly for the Fire HD 7 and 8.9 from here and here, respectively.