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I have an old 1st Gen Kindle Fire that I do not use often anymore. I shattered the screen a year or so ago, and it was too expensive to fix at the time. Parts are cheaper now so I ordered off Amazon and plan to replace the glass.

The OS on those, though... it sucks. I really don't like any aspect of it, and want to just wipe it out. Can I somehow format the disk and install something like Ubuntu Touch? I've looked around, but everything I find ends up being a lot of clicks through different forum posts to get all the necessary steps.

I'm rather new to Linux and just installed Ubuntu on my laptop about a month ago. I'm still learning my way around a bit. But it would make this otherwise useless tablet 100,000x better to have a decent OS that will actually give me some functionality.

Has anyone done this before? Will the hardware support it?

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possible duplicate of What hardware will Ubuntu Touch support? –  david6 Apr 21 at 6:38
    
No, that thread doesn't answer my question @david6 –  Portugalthephilosoph Apr 21 at 16:08

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At this moment, there are no stable versions of Ubuntu Touch for the Kindle Fire 1st generation. But there is an unstable preview of it by Hashcode but I don't see if it's going to be updated soon because he is making a new rom called OtterX: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2169327

There are apps to download Linux on the tablet with Android still installed: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zpwebsites.linuxonandroid

Also, you should try the Kitkang roms by Euroskank: forum.xda-developers(dot)com/showthread.php?t=2266248 (replace "(dot)" with a period)

P.S. Sorry for so many links

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Also, try gederom. It's ICS-based but still a pretty good rom –  VVMC23 Aug 1 at 17:49

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