How to Update Kindle Fire with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Firmware
Google announced the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for three devices at the Google I/O 2012 which would be getting the update in mid-July. Nexus 7 tablet is a direct competitor to Amazon Kindle Fire. You can also install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire, thanks to a custom ROM.
This is not an official release, but an unofficial firmware of Android 4.1.1 for Kindle FIre. In this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 4.1.1 on Kindle Fire.
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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Amazon Kindle Fire to connect it with the computer. Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android tablet with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your tablet battery should be 80-85% charged. If your tablet goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your tablet might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your tablet to the latest Android 4.1.1 custom ROM update.