Amazon Kindle Fire gets Nexus 7 makeover with Jelly Bean hack
A new hack, complete with detailed instructions, will turn your old Amazon Kindle Fire into a near-perfectly functioning Nexus 7
A new hack courtesy of the web’s finest developer community can turn your old Amazon Kindle Fire into a Nexus 7.
XDA-Developer member ‘Hashcode’ has developed an Android Jelly Bean hack for the Kindle Fire that transplants nearly all of the Nexus 7’s features onto Amazon’s aging tablet.
Hashcode has provided detailed instructions on how it’s done, and there’s also a video showcasing what the end result looks like, which you can see at the break.
‘If you can live without the microphone (sound still works), deep sleep mode, Swype keyboard, multi-user profiles and USB camera support, then you’re good to go,’ says BGR.
All major features are said to work smoothly and, judging by the hands-on video, browsing and gaming are also unaffected.
The Kindle Fire can’t match the Nexus 7’s higher display resolution and it’s also slightly bulkier too. We’ve yet to test the hack out for ourselves but from what we can gather from the video everything seems to be in order.
Check out the video below: