Before I rooted, I backed up key files as per
I would like to note that I had no su access even through adb at the time, but I was able to perform the adb commands without su.
I rooted using this method:
and installed Google apps and Apex launcher as per:
or maybe http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2434888 not sure.
I did all this without a fastboot cable. Since then I have gotten one.
Some time in the last few weeks my kindle was auto "upgraded" to 10.5.0. I lost root, but still have Apex, Play Store, etc. However, I am thinking about flashing CM10, and regardless definitely want root back.
The backup and root processes above now all fail - it looks like lots of file and directory permissions have been highly restricted.
I tried the process in
but was unable to perform the adb commands in Step 3 because of the restricted permissions. I went ahead with fastboot and flashed the three files in step 4, but the then the device just went into a bootloop on reboot. I flashed my backup files that I had stored and was thankfully able to restore normal boot.
So, how do I root this thing?
I just discovered the "adb root" command and suddenly many more things are now possible. I was able to complete Steps 3 and beyond of http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963 and now have TWRP. I could go on and flash Cyanogenmod. However, I still have no idea how to just get my root back. I'm sure it's easy from here...any pointers?