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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ROM lets Nexus S spin right 'round Amazon's carousel


Sometimes you hack for the heck of it. And for xda member GalaxyUser, that "just because" mission statement was enough to warrant a port of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 experience to the Nexus S. Yes, you read that right. This ROM was made for that Gingerbread flagship of yore, not Google's more appropriately sized 7-inch tablet. So although the carousel UI seems to boot just fine, allowing access to Amazon's apps, WiFi and the accelerometer, there's not much that's workable on the phone side of things (i.e., calls, camera, Bluetooth and sound, amongst others). Needless to say, you shouldn't attempt this without a firm grasp on the ins and outs of rooting, nor is the ROM a wise choice for a daily driver. But as a mere dalliance with the flashdance that is Android, you can't go wrong.

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