Kindle Fire HD 7 running Android CM10

By Posted 11 Dec 2012, 12:22

From the moment some people get their new Android device they are longing for a way to get even more from it, which is why we’re certain that many of you will be happy that the Kindle Fire HD 7 can now be seen running Android CM10. It’s currently not fully completed, but the video below will show you just how far development of this process has come.

CyanogenMod 10 was made stable almost a month ago now, so as you can see it’s down to developers to get it to work on certain devices. We already knew how desperate Samsung Galaxy S3 owners were to get CM10 running on their devices, which is why they were running a less stable version in the summer.

You’ll see in the video that the dev has installed CyanogenMod 10 on his Kindle Fire HD 7, so what you get to see is all the fun stuff after a quick reboot. It’s clear to see that things are not perfect and there is still some work to do, but it’s certainly a nice thing to see the CyanogenMod logo appear on the Fire HD screen just spinning round. The work that has been done to CM10 was for an 8.9-inch tablet, so you’ll notice some subtle differences with this port because it’s now working on a 7-inch device.

While there is still a way to go, it’s good to see a full working touchscreen, the soft keys are also there, but stay on all the time, and Wi-Fi is working. However, let’s not get our hopes up too much because there is no sound, Bluetooth, and video is currently not working. Angry Birds fans will be pleased to see the Star Wars edition working on the Kindle Fire HD 7 running Android CM10. The biggest issue that we can see is the size of the screen itself, as many parts of it seem to be shrunk down to phone size instead of tablet size. Reverendkjr is unsure why it is doing it so has asked for a little help in order to resolve the issue.

Kindle Fire HD 7 running Android CM10