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[GUIDE]Enable USB Debugging and setup Android SDK for Fire Phone

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27th August 2014, 10:03 AM   |  #1  
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Disclaimer:I am not responsible if using anything I've made or provided suddenly deep-fries your device or causes thermonuclear war leading to alien abductions.

Hey guys!
It's been a while that I've been seeing people having problems to enable USB debugging and setting up the Android SDK to recognize the device. So,I've made a guide to help you enable USB debugging and set up the Android SDK accordingly. So let's begin!

What you'll need:
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  1. Windows/Linux/Mac OS X with the Android SDK installed
  2. A Fire Phone

Setting up Android SDK and drivers:
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  1. At first,make sure you have the Android SDK installed,adb and fastboot working.
  2. Open the SDK manager
  3. Click on "Tools" and then click on "Manage add-on sites"
  4. Click on the "User Defined Sites" tab,click "Add" and paste this URL:https://s3.amazonaws.com/android-sdk...dist/addon.xml
  5. Click "Ok". Wait for it to finish. Then,from the repo of Android 4.2.2(API Level 17),select Fire Phone SDK and install it.
  6. Remove any Fire Phone drivers using device manager
  7. Go to the directory of the SDK and find this:
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    /add-ons/addon-fire_phone_sdk_addon-amazon-17/tools/KindleDrivers.exe
  8. Run the driver setup and connect the phone having USB debugging enabled. If you don't know how to do this,it's explained below.
  9. Done!

Enabling USB debugging:
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  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll to the Device section and expand the section.
  3. Tap Get info about your Fire.
  4. Tap any item at least 7 times in 5 seconds
  5. Developer options will appear. Set it to On.
  6. Go to developer options and enable USB debugging.
  7. Done!

Thanks a lot for reading my guide. If this was useful to you,please hit the thanks button. Feel free to comment,post or report anything. Thanks.
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27th August 2014, 10:41 PM   |  #2  
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Excellent!! I can confirm this is working.

Bin4ry's root method was unsuccessful. Tried all options including the pwn binary. Very nice to have adb working though.
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Excellent!! I can confirm this is working.

Bin4ry's root method was unsuccessful. Tried all options including the pwn binary. Very nice to have adb working though.


@SafinWasi - Could you take a look at getting ADB to recognize the device in recovery? I can test sideloading the update file to roll back to 3.5. Problem is ADB stops recognizing the device once it goes into recovery.
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@SafinWasi - Could you take a look at getting ADB to recognize the device in recovery? I can test sideloading the update file to roll back to 3.5. Problem is ADB stops recognizing the device once it goes into recovery.

Could you try in a Linux distro live CD? It should detect the device without a hitch

Sent from my device running CyanogenMod 11
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@SafinWasi - Could you take a look at getting ADB to recognize the device in recovery? I can test sideloading the update file to roll back to 3.5. Problem is ADB stops recognizing the device once it goes into recovery.

If you're using Windows here's how I did it on Windows 7. Once you open ADB and reboot it into recovery mode remove it from Device Manager. Reboot you PC if asked. Never unplug or remove your phone through any of this. You may need to remove it a second time from Device Manager after a reboot. It'll eventually show up under Other Devices with the Model Number as the device name (at least mine did). Once it's there then go and update the driver. Tell Windows you want to pick from a list of all the devices. Scroll down until you see Amazon listed on the left side. You'll then see "Android Composite ADB Interface" listed on the right. Choose that. Then it should be recognized again and you can sideload to roll back. Once you roll back you'll probably get a lot of errors but it will work and it will root using the towelroot APK that's posted in the other forum here. I had to have my phone services so I had to do a factory reset on my phone because it broke my phone services. But the roll back process itself was very easy to do once I figured out how to get it recognized again while in recovery mode.
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I did what the directions say, but I don't see the fire phone listed in the sdk.
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I did what the directions say, but I don't see the fire phone listed in the sdk.

You have to choose the correct driver in Device Manager

On Windows 8/8.1 you may have to activate unsigned drivers
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Kindle drivers don't seem to be working for me!
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In Windows 8 and newer you have to activate unsigned drivers.
And please choose driver in device manager!

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