Kindle Fire HD come with locked bootloader, No Root or AOSP ROMs for now

The new Kindle Fire HD has been officially released by Amazon on Friday, September 2012. This device is sold at a fairly cheap price $199 for the 16 GB version, it’s worth upgrading if you already have a first generation of Kindle Fire. With that price, you’ll get an android-powered tablet with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1280×800 HD display and a dual-antenna Wi-Fi. With affordable prices and excellent specs, this device will be a best-selling tablet and may exceed the sales of the first Kindle Fire.


For Android fans, especially for those who love modifying you might be a little challenged to modify these tablets, since The New Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7″ will come with locked bootloader. So, why the locked boot loader related to the root and custom ROM? We will give few reasons behind it, before the device boots, the bootloader will check whether the firmware/ROM that installed into the system is matched with the information in the bootloader, if it doesn’t match then your device won’t boot.

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So for those of you who are planning to buy this tablet then planning to get root access and install a custom ROM, you must be prepared for the worst situation, that you can’t customize the device’s software. Kindle Fire 2 and HD will be a popular device, so we wish there were many devs are willing to reserve their spare time to modify this device, so that we can install custom ROMs and get root, we know this is not easy jobs.



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