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So I finally got done rooting and installing Ice Cream Sandwich on my Kindle Fire. The process was kinda a PITA because there's alot of bad guides out there. However, I found a few good ones that made the whole process a hell of a lot easier. I also added tips and notes from things that tripped me up along the way.

Rooting: w/ firmware version 6.2.2 using BurritoRoot3
Files to DL before starting the guide:

Kindle Fire Utility (get the current release)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1399889

KindleADB.zip
http://uploading.com/files/1f79a583/KindleADB.zip/

Guide with Commands and BurritoRoot3.apk
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/13027-rootbootloader-burritoroot3-kindle-fire-root-easy-root-edition/

The video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ88CYWv0FU


TIP: After rooting the kindle, run the Kindle Fire Utility and make sure to install TWRP (option 5) this way if something goes horrible wrong or you do something stupid you have a way to recover your stuff.

Installing Android Market

The video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTkegVrnAvA
(I prefer this tutorial because it doesn't rely on the amazon marketplace so it will work for those of you outside of the US.)


Installing Android OS

CyanogenMod 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-zTJWY3CRc


Ice Cream Sandwich

NOTE: This is still a beta, HD videos will not play on this yet.

NOTE 2: Do not unzip the hash file! Just put it into your kindle as a .zip, in the video he has 2 files but now everything has been put into the one .zip file

The video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7_j9rqrAiQ
 
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Just a tip, I have ICS running on my Kindle Fire, some apps won't display in tablet mode, so you'd have to install DPI Changer change to 120, then restart, then install the app from the market.
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Wowzers that was small.

Which apps did you find didn't work, and needed the change in DPI?
 
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Wowzers that was small.
Which apps did you find didn't work, and needed the change in DPI?

Mint.com

I actually prefer the smaller size, I changed my system fonts to large though.
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