The Google Nexus S can now run the stock ROM developed for the 8.9in Amazon Kindle Fire HD, thanks to XDA developers.
However, users should be warned this custom ROM is unstable and although some features, like the touch-screen, the Wi-Fi and Amazon apps are reported as working, several others, like the Bluetooth, the SD card, the Settings app and the camera are not. The developer therefore recommends this update not be used on a daily basis.
As for the Kindle Fire HD itself, Amazon's newest has only recently arrived in the UK. It is powered by a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz and features an Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core that provides better graphics performance.
Readers looking to install this ROM on a Nexus S can do so by following this guide. IBTimes UK warns its readers it will not be held responsible if for damage or bricking to the device during installation.
- Make a Nandroid back-up of the existing ROM
- Ensure the device is rooted with a custom recovery installed
- Ensure the device has at least 80 percent battery charge
- Make sure to back-up all the important data
To install the Kindle Fire HD stock ROM on Nexus S:
- Download the ROM package from the XDA development page and copy the same in the root of the Nexus S' internal memory
- Reboot Nexus S in recovery
- Perform a Wipe Data/Factory Reset followed by a Wipe Cache. Now, browse to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache
- In the ClockWorkMod (CWM) menu, choose Install Zip from SD Card and then select Choose Zip from SD Card
- Flash the ROM package. Once the flashing is completed, reboot the device
The Kindle Fire HD ROM has now been flashed and ported on the Nexus S.
[Information Courtesy: Redmond Pie]