Amazon Kindle Fire users can now enjoy the features of Android 4.2.1 as Recognized Developer Hashcode has released ASOP based Android 4.2.1 ROM. The ROM is the same one which is being used in Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
Features of Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean features are Lock screen widgets, Swype-like typing, panoramic 360 photography, improved Google Now and more.
The ROM is in development stage so there may be bugs and issues.
What is not working
Bootanimation needs a display bugfix
Need to enable the swype-style 4.2 keyboard
I’ll check out photo sync options
Looking into USB camera support (will probably be more useful when the 3.4 kernel is ready)
The guide is only for Amazon Kindle Fire and cannot be tried on any other device. You can find model of your device by going to Settings >> About Phone.
We cannot be held liable for any loss or damage done to your device while following the guide.
Install Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on Amazon Kindle Fire
Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Should be running FireFireFire Bootloader 1.4a.
Have a custom recovery installed, such as TWRP 2.2.x or Cannibal Open Touch (TWRP 2.3.x not recommended just yet.)
Download Android 4.2.1 ROM for kindle Fire and Google Apps Package.
Copy both the zip files which you have downloaded to SD-Card of your device without extracting.
Switch off device and boot into recovery. Hold power button and volume down button and enter recovery.
Perform a Nandrop backup of your existing ROM. Select “Backup and Restore” and then select “Backup again”.
Select “wipe data/factory reset” and wait till the data gets wiped.
Select “install zip from sdcard” and then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Navigate to the AOKP ROM file which you have downloaded and confirm to “install”. Wait till installation gets complete.
Repeat the procedure to install Google apps by selecting “choose zip from sdcard” and then select “Gapps.zip” and install.
Select “reboot system now”.
Android 4.2.1 is installed on your Amazon Kindle Fire.