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Kindle Fire: Top Three Custom ICS Roms

Are you tired of waiting for Amazon to update the Kindle Fire? Take matters into your own hands and get Ice Cream Sandwich right away. The experts from the XDA community have released three ICS Kindle Fire roms worth taking a look at, and here they are.


At present, gedeROM is the only ICS rom that has “everything” working. There are still a few bugs related to the kernel the rom is built on, but they aren’t severe. Overall this is the best of the currently available ICS roms for the Kindle Fire. It has the most features, apps, and efficiency. Additionally, this rom is fast and saves battery life. [Download]



ReloadedROM is quick and everything works fantastically. The only downside is that mounting to a the SDCard as a USB Drive is currently broken, and there are still a few of the handier features missing such as lock screen app shortcuts and system tray options. Runs the Apex Loader app as built-in. [Download]



EnergyROM is lightweight and runs ICS on the barebones. It does however have an extra launcher and a few widgets added in to give it both style and functionality. Ads are also removed via the hosts file. One complaint seen about this rom is that some are encountering the screen brightness cannot be turned down. [Download]


Vanilla ICS Roms

Some people prefer a stock experience. If you just want plain-jane Ice Cream Sandwich without any of the bells and whistles, these are the roms to go for.


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3 Responses to Kindle Fire: Top Three Custom ICS Roms

  1. acupunc May 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I think the dev for reloaded said he should have 2.0 with everything working this week.

  2. Russ May 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Do these roms have location working for apps like MLB At Bat? So far that app cannot determine location with the roms I’ve tried. thx

    • Austin Krause May 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Ah, I’ve actually modified my installs to disallow location awareness because I don’t like companies tracking me. Though if location awareness is broken I believe you can use PDroid to manually enter location data.

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