I just dug my kindle fire out of my dresser drawer where it has been sitting due to being 'bricked' for quite some time (stuck at the boot logo - white kindle text and orange fire text shimmering on a pure black background - holds a charge but is indefinitely at this screen). It is completely stock, having not downloaded or installed any ROMs or any other software, and initially began experiencing this problem the morning after running it out of battery while downloading a few books and games one night. I promptly plugged it in, went to bed, and woke up to it in this state that next morning.
I have tried downloading Kindle Fire Unbrick V1.1 by ZombiePiratez and running that to fix it, but it does not recognize my kindle fire. So, i downloaded Eclipse ADT with Android SDK for windows and followed some instructions i found for getting it to recognize my kindle as "Android Composite ADB Interface" in hopes that then the unbricking tool would recognize it and work its magic for me. But it didnt. I imagine this is because the process that I followed is flawed.
My question is, if i were to buy a "factory cable" would I be able to unbrick my kindle fire without having to do any of this command promp shamanism thats clearly over my head? Kinfauns states in his guide that "With a factory cable, unbricking just comes down to "plug it in and flash new stuff" in almost every bricking situation." But what does 'flash new stuff' mean; should I have picked that up from the guide as well? Or could I just use the factory cable in conjunction with ZombiePiratez unbricking tool to get back to the factory settings?
Thanks in advance for any pointers