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All versions of towelroot are not created the same it seems. I had rooted my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and done everything it seems that everyone here had posted. Installed Super SU, KindleFree Pro, etc. Well, the pesky Kindle Fire updated nonetheless and I had to search for and find a version of towelroot that would work to re root the device again. At the same time, it was a different version of towelroot that rooted my 2 day old phone weeks ago and before I knew it, I was getting nags that when I was connected to wifi again, the phone was going to update OS! I did I boatload of searching on the internet and discovered that the Fire TV uses system app Device Services Platform (DSP) to do OTA updates. I just took a gamble and used ES File Explorer to uninstall that system app. ES File Explorer gave me an error saying uninstall failed (on phone and Kindle HDX 8.9). but on reboot nag was gone and I continue to have access to Gapps, playstore, Chrome, everything. I did use xposed installer to load Gapps. Amazon Instant video still works, it's all the phone it should be and is fast as heck and pretty, lol.
I have no idea why there are so many sources for towelroot and why seemingly same versions really are NOT. I just know that Google is your friend and shotgun approach works and there is a version that will your phone. I am not a geek and did this

Hi @Dilbert1959 - could you please post in this thread, or PM me, the towelroot apk which worked for you?
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Hi @Dilbert1959 - could you please post in this thread, or PM me, the towelroot apk which worked for you?
Same here, interested in the working towelroot apk. Having the same issue with what I can get from the towelroot site.
 
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Same here, interested in the working towelroot apk. Having the same issue with what I can get from the towelroot site.
I got a response from Dilbert1959 which linked to a file on Google Drive, but would not let me download as it violated ToS. Haven't gotten a response from him since. Every towelroot apk I've tried has not worked for me, and I've tried around 10 different sources. I've also tried multiple variations of the modstrings in the v3 towelroot with no success, however I believe there is a modstring that will work for this phone - we just haven't found it yet.
 
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So nothing new yet on this front?

I've tried several versions of Towelroot with no success.

I'm really digging the phone, with a few exceptions. I'd love to be able to get Google Services on it.

Hopefully something solid works out soon.
 
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So nothing new yet on this front?

I've tried several versions of Towelroot with no success.

I'm really digging the phone, with a few exceptions. I'd love to be able to get Google Services on it.

Hopefully something solid works out soon.

If your phone is already updated to 3.5.1, there is currently no root method. You can follow this guide to install the Google apps on your phone. They work (with some annoying force close messages)

 
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If your phone is already updated to 3.5.1, there is currently no root method.
Damn. I'm already on 3.5.1. Has anyone been able to successfully roll back somehow?
 
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Damn. I'm already on 3.5.1. Has anyone been able to successfully roll back somehow?
Amazon still has the download link up for the 3.5 OS. The stock recovery has an option for "update via ADB" which will prompt you to sideload an update file. I'm thinking this will allow us to revert to version 3.5 unless Amazon has somehow blocked it. This hasn't been tested yet (and since this is my only phone to use right now, I'm not willing to risk turning it into a paperweight)

I suggest installing a different launcher (CLauncher works good) and installing the GApps if you want a more "regular" Android experience.

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