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Root kf hd 8.9 1st gen 8.4.9

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4th September 2014, 11:58 PM   |  #1  
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I have a kindle fire hd 8.9 first generation running 8.4.9 how can I safely and easily root it it's the 30 gig if that matters. I paid 400 so I really don't want to brick this thing I'm not really sure of the difference between the 1st gen and the 2nd gen but I know mine is the first gen because I bought it when it first came out and because the power and volume are on the side not the back

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6th September 2014, 08:46 AM   |  #2  
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I have a kindle fire hd 8.9 first generation running 8.4.9 how can I safely and easily root it it's the 30 gig if that matters. I paid 400 so I really don't want to brick this thing I'm not really sure of the difference between the 1st gen and the 2nd gen but I know mine is the first gen because I bought it when it first came out and because the power and volume are on the side not the back

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I also have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9.I downloaded latest update.bin file (8.4.9) from Amazon and updated my Kindle and later rooted it using the manual method described in http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069117 thread. It was total success. Just don't miss a single step from that (MANUAL) method.
One thing is confirmed here, KFFirstAid can easily install Google Play after 8.4.9 update and the above mentioned manual method can root it successfully. I am not sure about automatic method though.

If there is any confusion in following the steps you can ask.
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6th September 2014, 08:22 PM   |  #3  
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I also have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9.I downloaded latest update.bin file (8.4.9) from Amazon and updated my Kindle and later rooted it using the manual method described in http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069117 thread. It was total success. Just don't miss a single step from that (MANUAL) method.
One thing is confirmed here, KFFirstAid can easily install Google Play after 8.4.9 update and the above mentioned manual method can root it successfully. I am not sure about automatic method though.

If there is any confusion in following the steps you can ask.

Do you have the 1st gen or 2nd gen I think 1st gen had a different boot loader or something. I rooted my phone but I'm real paranoid about bricking this thing. I really can't afford a new one


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6th September 2014, 08:26 PM   |  #4  
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Do you have the 1st gen or 2nd gen I think 1st gen had a different boot loader or something. I rooted my phone but I'm real paranoid about bricking this thing. I really can't afford a new one


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Um I just looked at that and uh I don't speak or read German. Thank you but that doesn't do me much good

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Um I just looked at that and uh I don't speak or read German. Thank you but that doesn't do me much good

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I have this one http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00C7BZ9O2/r...824891-4445818.

What is in German?
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6th September 2014, 11:31 PM   |  #6  
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I also have a Kindle Fire HD 8.9.I downloaded latest update.bin file (8.4.9) from Amazon and updated my Kindle and later rooted it using the manual method described in http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2069117 thread. It was total success. Just don't miss a single step from that (MANUAL) method.
One thing is confirmed here, KFFirstAid can easily install Google Play after 8.4.9 update and the above mentioned manual method can root it successfully. I am not sure about automatic method though.

If there is any confusion in following the steps you can ask.

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I FINALLY am rooted. http://www11.pic-upload.de/20.06.14/76ibx7vqg6s9.jpg

I used some German guy's walkthrough here: http://www.dreamcodes.biz/text/?id=2152&s=read

The main problem was (as before): Not seeing the Kindle in adb devices. Don't ask what I did to finally get there after about 5 hours of trying every option under the sun and googling half the Inet. I installed way more drivers than recommended, especially google ones.
Install everything in c:\username\androidfilename; make sure the path is in system properties, constant testing (adb devices), making sure I have an adb_usb.ini with a 0x1949 in it, and the actual Amazon Kindle drivers are installed (I had to do that manually). Only when the Kindle was found I moved on to root and was successful first time. One happy camper here for sure.

Thanks Red for trying to help a blonde gal! Much appreciated!

So........... what am I going to do with my Kindle now?!

It's in German

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6th September 2014, 11:33 PM   |  #7  
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I have this one http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00C7BZ9O2/r...824891-4445818.

What is in German?

That's the same one I have

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That's the same one I have

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OK, the post you are talking about in German is post no 744 on page no 75, you need to go to page no 1 of that (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...069117&page=75) thread. Follow upto Root Step 9 (adding path variable) than use manual method to root. The main problem every one is likely to face is getting adb communication working so first assure that. Read a lot, clear every doubt. There may be some steps which can be confusing but I can help you in their clarification. I now have CM11 installed on my Kindle 8.9.

One thing for sure success DO NOT PROCEED UNTIL EVERYTHING DOES NOT WORK AS ACCEPTED IN THE METHOD.
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