Originally Posted by kywatchman
Thinking about putting jellybean(android 4.1) on my 1st edition kindle fire. Is it worth the risk? I've downloaded the Rom package and detailed instructions, still a little skiddish. I hear it really transforms the KF.
Rooting my Kindle and installing custom firmware was the best choice I made regarding use of the tablet. If you follow the instructions thoroughly you should not have an issue. Actually bricking a Fire is pretty hard.
There is a ROM out there (MoDaCo ROM which is based on the 6.3.1 update) which retains Amazon's stock UI but allows you full root access
The developer streamlined the UI making it a lot smoother than the original.