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CyanogenMod 7 for Kindle Fire ready to download

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Having given us a glimpse of CyanogenMod 7 running on the Kindle Fire last week, xda-developers forum user JackpotClavin has released an alpha version for users to install.

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Having teased us last week with photos of CyanogenMod 7 running on the Kindle Fire, xda-developers user JackpotClavin has now released the ROM along with a customised version of ClockWorkMod (that doesn't need volume buttons to navigate) and installation instructions. It's still very much an alpha build, with no sound or hardware acceleration, however most other aspects of the tablet including Wi-Fi and the touchscreen are supported. Users are finding ways around other issues including choppy YouTube playback, and are saying that the overall experience is far smoother than Amazon's take on Android.

CM7 brings the stock Android 2.3 experience to the Kindle Fire, including full access to the Market, and JackpotClavin's already working on an Ice Cream Sandwich build. However, as things stand, there are no instructions or tools to revert to the stock Kindle experience, and services such as Amazon Instant Video won't work unless you unroot. With trade-offs like these, it's a big jump to take.