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Kindle Fire and Ice Cream Sandwich

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Initial post: May 23, 2012 1:37:23 PM PDT
Hello everybody, I have been trying to install ICS on my fire, I've looked at utube but all the videos are old. My kindle has all the software updates. When ever I try to install nothing happens. If any body knows how to install. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:43:00 PM PDT
You should not try to install another version of Android over the Amazon modified version that is already on the Fire. It will probably not work correctly even if you managed to get it installed. The Fire's OS works just fine as it is and there is no reason to improve upon it just so you can have the "latest and greatest" Droid version anyway. There is no point.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 1:45:53 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You won't get any hacking help here.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 6:03:14 PM PDT

Go to and install GO Launcher EX 3.00 it works great, I have been running this for several month's and it work just fine.

The only way to install ICS or Honeycomb is to root your Kindle Fire. Most likely you will wind up with it either bricked, and void you warranty. At least you will lose Hardware Acceleration, then you will not watch any video's with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 5:20:44 PM PDT
You can install ICS on your fire. It's not that hard. These people are full of crap, probably Ama$on employees. They are trying to scare you for no reason. Do some reading on "Kindle Fire Utility", and installing the different ICS roms. I have put ICS on my fire several times and have not bricked it. I will say, though, that I am back on the Ama$on version for now because ICS for the fire just isn't there, yet. I would say that, in another year, ICS, or even a newer version of Android will be out there and it will blow away the Ama$on version. Best of luck to you.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 5:27:18 PM PDT
Why risk rooting it by rooting it?

If the Fire is not doing what you want then sell it and wait for this Fire beater. (Pun intended)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:05:45 PM PDT
@Jeffrey L. Parker

The only person around here that is full of S 2*'s T. would be the person who's post I am answering.

Why would anyone want to root their Fire, so they could install a more hobbled version of the Android Operating System. And lose Hardware Acceleration, and a few other things. I mean I have a son with an IQ of 80, and it might sound really good to him, but for other's.

I have and am running GO Launcher EX, I also have a Fully Functional Android Tablet. I can use ALL of the features built into my Fire, and more than a few that Amazon does not support.

No, I cannot access GooglePlay, I have not figgured out a reason that I need to as yet. As any Android Application that I can find at GooglePlay, that will run on the Kindle Fire. I am intelligent enough to find elsewhere.

And yes I am sure that Amazon will come out with a more responsive Fire in the future. And so will a lot of other's. I the mean time, I would not suggest that anyone root their Fire. And yes you will void the warranty.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 6:14:50 PM PDT
Surragard says:
lol were they Amazon employees they probably would have just deleted the post

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 8:54:55 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 9:42:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2012 10:13:28 PM PDT
Q says:
Aw, come on, Michael. Don't be bashful. Why don't uou tell us how you *really* feel? ;p

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 10:47:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2012 11:17:58 PM PDT

I most definitely am not bashful. And I will say exactly what is on my mind.

I once agreed to show the home that I was leasing to prospective buyer's. The only thing that I requested was not after 8 PM, and at least two hours notice.

A young agent showed up on my doorstep at 9 PM on a Sunday evening, without any notice at all. Along with himself, he also brought a young couple that were nicely dressed.

After answering the door through the little door/window in the door. I informed the young agent that it was much too late, and he had not made an appointment to show the home. Well he was both a liar, and insistent that I open the home for his clients.

Well, what the heck. I decided to comply with his request. I opened the door wide and invited everyone in. The young agent's clients seemed to lose interest in that home.

You see, I was at home, it was Sunday evening, and I was watching a movie quite comfortably. Absolutely without any clothes on, at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2012 5:38:59 AM PDT
Q says:
And where was the phone camera when we needed it?!

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 10:36:48 AM PDT
T. Demarco says:
well, first and foremost, ics will allow for expandible memory, realizing that a Universal Serial Bus(usb) is just what it says, UNIVERSAL, the one usb on the fire that is primarily for charging, and pc connection, can also be used to connect a usb flash drive/ micro sd. being that the fire is plagued by only 8gb, this alone would justify an os upgrade. to be able to watch movies or store a music collection for times where the kindle is not in range of good enough signal for streaming. ics might also allow the kindle to utilize a usb bluetooth dongle, wich would vastly increase the tablets functionality. but, hey, this is all just crazy thoughts from the <80 iq part of society. i'm just saying, a lot of these replies sound like they'd come from apple owners, lol @ owning a product that you never have control of. i mean, really, could you imagine going out and buying a car that you are only allowed to drive to certain destinations? so, why settle for such a locked down os, when the hardware can be so much more. you paid $200 for that device. for that investment, you should be able to do with it all that can potentially can be done, no? and if any of you end up with a "bricked" kindle, PLZ, let me know. much like with a bricked iphone, or android, or bad bios flash on a mobo, it can be undone. usually by the lower intelligence community, hahaha

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 11:56:12 AM PDT
LOL, excellent.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 3:25:56 PM PDT
You won't make Post of the week but you win the Longest Sentence of the week!

Posts without paragraphs are a pain in the proverbial to read. Sorry but too hard to read!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 10:22:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 22, 2012 10:26:56 AM PDT
MLB says:
Well said,
And the point about the USB, stunningly simple.
That's a game changer for the unit.
I've read that bluetooth "hardware" is in there, but not functional but could be with ICS.
Bluetooth and thumb drive storage, would make this a keeper instead of entry level.
If I can't run ICS on my fire, I'm getting the Nexus (?).
You decide google. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 10:28:04 AM PDT
MLB says:
if you were willing to "labor" for the full 30 seconds or so you would find some incredibly valuable information.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 2:43:56 PM PDT
I did and it was interesting but far from being as you put it, "incredibly valuable information". ;)

A pity the poster didn't labour a bit more during English classes.

Or do the labour here themselves to use the PPP. (Pause, Punctuate and Paragraph) :)

PS: ...and toss in some Capital letters in as well.

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 7:35:16 PM PDT
Eric Bresie says:
So will Amazon ever upgrade the Android OS to 3 or greater? I would like some of the improvements without having to buy a new tablet if possible.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 1:02:16 PM PDT
R. Gratz says:
Would be really interesting to know if Amazon is going to update the Fire from gingerbread to Ice cream sandwich?

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 1:13:29 PM PDT
JimmyTheD says:
The Fire is a media consumption device, first and foremost. Amazon designed the Fire as a method for pushing it's media offerings. The Fire WASN'T designed to replace the iPad, or any of the other multi-functional tablets currently on the market.

Blaming Amazon for not including all the bells and whistles is rather counter-intuitive.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 1:52:19 PM PDT
LOL If your lucky it could match the Nexus Jelly Bean or better should that be around when it is announced/released.

The Jelly Bean OS melts Ice Cream. :)

...and at this stage the Google Nexus 7 fires the Fire. Hope Amazon are taking heed!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 1:56:08 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
There is no need for them to update it. Everything works that is supposed to work on the Fire at this time.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 2:07:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 25, 2012 2:07:53 PM PDT
R. Gratz says:
There are a view applications out there that require ICS or later work. E.g. Google Chrome for Android. In the future more applications might not run on gingerbread any more.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 2:13:56 PM PDT
JimmyTheD says:
That's great but do you really think Amazon is worried about what external apps run on the Fire? I would guess that increasing their revenue stream from Fire apps is not very high on their list of things to do.
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