Amazon Kindle Fire Gets CyanogenMod 7; Still Early and Rough, but Running

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    One of the modders over at XDA, JackpotClavin, was able to get CyanogenMod 7 up and running on his rooted Amazon Kindle Fire. It's still in the early stages and is running fairly rough according to his feedback. Here's a quote from theVerge article,
    How many of you guys want to get this tablet just to play around with modding it?

    Source: Kindle-FireForum via TheVerge and XDA
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    My mom and my sister are getting one. I didnt pay attention to the Kindle Fire until then but I still really dont know whats so cool about it.
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    Mine just came in but cant open it til the 25.
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    Why??

    I am wondering why mod it? .. it does not come with a Bunch of Junk.. it is a really fast Web Browser, It plays Video, Reads any document sent to it. Comes with a Free month of Amazon Prime to watch Free Videos, It is also a great Reader, and music player, and runs almost all Android apps..? What more is to gain my Modding it and losing the Free stuff? I mean more power to you, But it is better than most tablets already, and Far better than anything in the Under $200 range. If you could Mod it to have GPS, and LTE... Or add an SD slot, then I might be interested.
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    Android market....
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    It does not come with the android market. The only freebie you mentioned was watch videos with amazon prime...and thats only for a month, so whats so great about that? If you want to watch video there is always the ability to purchase Netflix or Amazon and continue to watch videos after adding CM7. As for the e-reader and music player, CM7 will not render these things useless. You just have to download Kindle App form the market and you can grab a music player of your choice on the market.
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    I have one.. and I would Not mess with it. It works great.. There are Thousands of apps on Amazon.. and Prime is WAY cheaper that netflix. You can also have netflix without mod.. I have it. Every App I have ever gotten from Amazon was in my Cloud account..including all the app of the Day Free apps.. So as soon as I opened it , I could instantly add them. Even the ones I had Bought on my Droid were there to add to my Fire.
    Every MP3 that was Ever bought or gotten free from Amazon was available to add. Prime also adds Thousands of Free Books in the Prime Library, I was a Prime member before my Fire, and it is worth it because of the Free 2 day shipping. I am just saying it is a great Tablet without Modding it. The web browser is Fast, and You are not limited to Amazon Only videos. It plays You Tube.. and I added videos from ,my Phone and camera. I am still learning all it will do. But it is a great MP3 player... with head phones. Built in speakers are weak.. like the phones. I have already downloaded Top Gear Season 17 .. and have watched one it was great on the Fire.
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    Because we can
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    It sounds like YOU pair great with Amazon. Stock is perfect for you it sounds that's the beauty of the whole situation. Customising it to your needs. Me personally i like Roms, android market, different themes, different launchers, i like it how i like it. Im glad to see you like it right out of the box, that should save you a lot of time. :biggrin:
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    Such is Android.


    Well played
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    But you Still dont get it.. You want to mess with it . To ,make it Worse?? everything I see you have made it more unstable ?
    if you want a tablet to Mod.. why not buy one of the Generic ones.. I saw one yesterday.. for $50 less than a Fire, that had a Camera.. and GPS.. and 2 SD Slots.. why not Mod something that was Made to Mod. .. Not something that was Made to be a Reader. Movies and Music Player.. and does that Very Well. ... I modded my First Droid. and it is Great running SS .. but I have no reason to Mod my Fire. .Unless it would add a SD Slot, Or GPS.. but those would both be Hardware Mods.
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    It really seems obvious that are one sided. You have a good perspective but will not listen to anyone elses POV.... Which kind of makes answering your questions kinda pointless in the atmosphere you are setting in this thread. If you want ill agree with you just to make you happy but i wouldn't really be agreeing with you. "zecpull you are so right, lets not mod our devices to our liking anymore" :D Sorry for the sarcasm but i think my point is valid and you seemed to ignore it and ask your questions to the next debater. Continue on if you want but i think the the attitude needs to be down a notch or at least a tad more relaxed... "To ,make it Worse??" kind of insults the devs IMO but your entitled to your opinion even if you make it exaggerated. Just don't mod your fire if that's the way you feel.
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    What a mess of text that is. You should finish high school before you post next time.
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    Lets not insult, that's not what this thread will turn into. Whatever his education is it is no matter to be discussed or at least used as an insult. Lets take it to a friendly atmosphere or a mod will come fourth and throw a couple lightning bolts down. This thread is this :biggrin: not :icon_cussing::icon_ poke:. This is just my IMO, im no mod or anything. *ilikemoneygreen takes the heavy metal cd out of the magical thread cd player, inserts cello suites- to a more relaxing and happy thread. Ahhh feeling better already.:icon_ lala: :beer2:
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    Its kind of funny that someone who doesn't want to mod this tablet is posting and arguing with people that do, and on a thread thats about modding. If you don't want to mod it leave it alone simple as that, don't argue with the people who do cause you will lose.


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    Keep it civil here folks.

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    I don't know much about modding. Actually the first time I read about it was an article about how to install Android market on the kindle fire. Seems to me like Modding is pretty much only in the eye of the person doing the Modding. I mean it's his Kindle let him do what he wants. Maybe there is some small thing nobody else finds important but him. Or maybe it's for the challenge. On a lasting note, the site I read about it on is hella interesting as tons of articles.

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    each end user has their own preferences on how they want their phone.

    some want customization beyond what comes packaged with the phone

    some are content and happy with whats packaged

    its the freedom to choose thats most important to ALL USERS.
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    Yeah and I just want a non-suicidal RAZR.
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