19 Kindle Fire CyanogenMod 9While most of you are content with what you can already do on your Amazon Kindle Fire, there are a handful of people out there that purchased the tablet to customize it to their needs – after all, it is one of the cheapest tablets available on the market. For those of you that fall into the latter category, you’ll be pleased to know that a new alpha build of the CyanogenMod ROM for the Kindle Fire has been released. The new version brings a whole bunch of improvements to your Android Ice Cream Sandwich experience on the tablet.

The latest build of CyanogenMod 9 for the Kindle Fire inclues: a custom lockscreen that doesn’t have a camera option (since the Kindle Fire has no camera) but a volume toggle option instead, and the addition of a menu of CyanogenMod options when the power button is held down (users can take screenshots, adjust audio settings, shutdown or reboot the tablet). However, there are still a number of bugs which have yet to be addressed: no support for hardware video decoding, sleep-related bugs, the CPU getting stuck at high or low speeds, and Flash video not playing in the web browser.

Other than those problems, it is reported to be pretty stable so for those of you who can live without watching HD or Flash video on the tablet it should be good enough. Take note that some tinkering is required in order to get CyanogenMod 9 working on the tablet, but if you’re game – hit the source link for more instructions and links to the files. Let us know how it goes for you.

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