Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Amazon Fire 7 2015 with CM12.1 ROM



In this guide you would be able to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Amazon Fire 7 via CM12.1. The ROM is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with most of the features are working fine and overall firmware is stable but as its the initial release so you may experience some bugs including Bluetooth and random battery stats. But if you think these bugs doesn’t meant to you then just go ahead and follow our step by step guide below to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Amazon Fire 7 via CM12.1.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Amazon Fire 7 as it provides a wide range of customizations and limitless modifications which unfortunately you can’t find in the stock firmware. Some custom ROMs gives you freedom to overclock CPU, install tweaking mods and tons of other software to enhance device performance further you can install themes to customize the device look. Just go ahead and install the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Amazon Fire 7.

Note: The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM for Amazon Fire 7 is not an official update from manufacturer but it’s a modified ROM from third party developers so check twice before installing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Amazon Fire 7.

How to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Amazon Fire 7 with CM12.1

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, custom recovery etc. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
  • Download USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working TWRP or CWM recovery installed on your device

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Amazon Fire 7

Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and Google apps zip along SuperSU zip files onto your device storage.

Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).

Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.

Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)

Now it’s the time to flash the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop zip file

Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of GApps and SuperSU.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Once completed, reboot your device.

If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via CM12.1 ROM on your Amazon Fire 7. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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