[BACKUP][RECOVERY] Kindle Fire HD and 2 First Aide Software - Noob (Simple) Version
In this Noob series, we will use a software package that will automate the backup, restore and recovery process among many other features - this is a 'Swiss Army Knife' for the Kindle. This tool has been in development for some time now and is still in Beta, although it has been thoroughly tested and can be used safely. This tool is designed to backup, recover and restore the Kindle Fire 2 7", the Kindle Fire HD 7" and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (HD 8.9" Does Not Require The Factory USB Cable). The download size is less than 14 MB and automates several processes, no command line knowledge required. Please post any bugs to this Thread so we can quickly make changes to the software, then post an update. Most Bugs are solved within 24 hours.
NEW FLASH! WE CRACKED THE BOOTLOADER! WE FOUND A WAY TO BOOT THE ALL KINDLES INTO FASTBOOT WITHOUT THE FACTORY USB CABLE. THE CABLE IS ONLY NEEDED IF THE BOOTLOADER IS DAMAGED. DOES THIS MEAN WE NEVER NEED A FACTORY USB CALE? NO. PLEASE READ MORE......
Yes, we found a way to enter Fastboot on a healthy Kindle or one whose Bootloader is still acknowledges boot commands. Our experience shows most of the Kindles that require recovery have a sour Bootloader, this being said, you need to own a Factory USB Cable if you plan to perform risky upgrades on the Kindle. Example, we can recover from a Bootloop but we can not recover a Kindle that does not boot without a Factory USB Cable. The Factory USB Cable is an absolute necessity for most Kindle developers. Send us a PM and we can get you an original Factory USB Cable built by XDA user SkOrPn.
To keep your Kindle safe, we have integrated this feature into our software, You do not need any command line knowledge, just as simple as 1, 2, and 3.
Prerequisites for the Recover Options:
1. Install The Latest Version Of Java SE: Java SE Development Kit 7u13
2. Android SDK Must Be Disabled Or Removed
If you are uncomfortable with these procedure, please stop and contact us, we specialize in Kindle customization and development. You can ship the Kindle to our office and have us install all the upgrades, then return it to you turn-key. This service is fee based, contact our office for additional information.
SOFTWARE UPDATE (CRITICAL RELEASE) ON 04/22/2013 AT 23:26 Version 4.1.84 - PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE PACKAGE IF YOUR VERSION IS DATED PRIOR TO THIS RELEASE DATE.
WARNING! THIS TOOL CAN PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE KINDLE IF IT IS NOT USED PROPERLY. DO NOT FLASH THE
KINDLE FIRE 2 IMAGE TO A KINDLE FIRE HD OR FLASH A KINDLE FIRE HD 7" TO A KINDLE FIRE 8.9" DEVICE. THIS
WILL CAUSE PERMANENT DAMAGE THAT CAN NOT BE REVERSED. ONLY FLASH THE CORRECT MODEL SOFTWARE
TO YOUR DEVICE.
HOW TO UPGRADE KINDLE FIRE FIRST AIDE: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1072
HOW TO CREATE THE WINDOWS PATH: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1018
HOW TO FIX THE YELLOW KINDLE TRIANGLE: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=1062
These are the current features on Version 4.1.84-beta:
- Images are stored securely on our 100TB storage array on a Gigabyte Infrastructure
- Download is fast - script is fast and lightweight
- Secure SSL on all images to eliminate image hacking
- All images are stored behind a firewall with IDS
- Restores fresh system.img, boot.img and recovery.img
- Fresh Restore Support the Kindle Fire 2 7"
- Fresh Restore Support the Kindle Fire HD 7"
- Fresh Restore Supports the Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
- Fresh Restore Currently supports software Rev x.2.3
- ChainsDD Superuser APK and SU Binary Included
- Automated Backup - Full and Partial Backup
- Automated Amazon OTA (Over The Air) Disable
- No Command line Knowledge Required
- Automated Device Reboot After Restore
- Pulls Device Information
- Automated ADB Driver Install
- Reboot the Kindle into Fastboot Mode
- Software Support for x.2.4 where applicable
- Software Support for x.1.5 where applicable
- Easy Upgrade or Downgrade option
- Automated Root - Two Versions
- Automated Google Play Store Installation
- Automated Google Apps Installation
- Wipe Dalvik Cache
- Automated Restoration of the Backup Files
- Automated Pimp My Beats Install
- Automated Sony Bravia "Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture" Installation
- Automated Sony xLoud Installation
- Automated Pimp My Beats Audio Upgrade Installation
- Android Fix Permissions Script
- Automated Disable Amazon Ad Services
- Make Google Play Store The Default Market
- Unroot For Amazon Returns
- Install Apex Launcher
- Install Holo Launcher
- Install Boat Browser with Flash Player
- VPN and SIP VoIP Client Install
- Automated Permission Fixer
- Automated Alternative Driver Install
- Automated Busybox Installer
- Automated Wallpaper Mod
- Automated Lock Screen Upgrade
- Fix Broken Install Script
- AVIC Alice TTS Upgrade
- Automated Launcher Install which will includes over 2 Launcher Options
- Flash Custom Recovery
- Side-load Zip Files like the latest Google Apps Pack
- Automated TTS (Text To Speech) Install - AVIC Alice
- Automated Install, Upgrade and Correct ADB
- Superuser Upgrade Service
- Install ChainFire 3D Upgrade
These are the features we will offer soon in 4.2.4 and up:
- Automated APK Install - Single or Multiple APK's
- Automated Flash support for Titanium Backup Update.zip Files
- Automatic Update feature so you are always using the latest version
- Automated Push and Pull files to and from the Kindle to PC
- Automated build.prop editor
- Automated Tune Up and Deodex
- Automated services.jar editor
- Remote Storage Option for your boot.img recovery.img and system.img Backup Files
- Information and Help
- Special Kindle Toolkit, Tips and Tricks
- Pull the System Logs (LogCat) to help solve problems
- Dump Bug Reports to your PC
- Open Command Prompt for Developers or for Manual Input
- Automated Custom ROM Support
- Automated TTS Voice Editor
- Your Choice of Media Player Upgrades
- 180 DPI Support
- Automated Keyboard Upgrade with Framework Edits Included
- Automated Amazon Book Import to Google Books
- Much more to come......................
Now let's get to the software itself. The following is step-by-step guide, please DO NOT modify the batch file in any
way, this took us weeks to perfect, so please respect the code. If you have recommendations, please post them,
we love to give you the feature that are important to YOU not us.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 1: Using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer Download Kindle Fire First Aide 4.1.84:
Optimized For A 32-bit PC KFFirstAide.zip
Or Optimized For A 64-bit PC KFFirstAide.zip
Or Universal For Windows KFFirstAide.zip
Note: Be sure to extract the package to C:\KFFirstAide
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND REPLACE THE RUNME.BAT FILE FROM HERE VERSION 4.1.84 - INSPECT THE DATE OF THE RUNME.BAT FILE, IT SHOULD BE 04/22/2013 AT 23:26 PST GMT -8:
Update Java To The Latest Version here: Java SE Development Kit 7u13
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 2: Using either 7-Zip or Microsoft Zip, unzip the KFFirstAide.zip to your C:\ Drive as C:\KFFirstAide
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 3: With your mouse, open the C:\KFFirstAide contents by double mouse clicking the C:\KFFirstAide folder
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 4: Find the RunMe.bat file. Right Hand Mouse click on RunMe.bat, select 'Send to', select Desktop (Create Shortcut). Now press the Left Hand Mouse button to create the Shortcut named RunMe.bat. Remove or disable the Android SDK.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 5: Find the RunMe Shortcut on your desktop, select it by left mouse click over the icon, then while on the icon choose Right Hand mouse click, select Properties.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 6: This will display the RunMe properties. Select the General Tab, change the top name to KF First Aide. Then click on the Shortcut tab, click on Advanced. Check 'Run as Administrator', click OK, then click Apply, then click OK. All windows should be closed.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 7: Double Mouse Click the new Icon named KF First Aide. You may be presented with a security window, just click Yes.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 8: Please click on the Windows Key plus Pause/Break, this will display the Windows System Properties. Next Click on the Advanced Tab and find "Environment Variables". Please click on Environment Variables and find the Path Statement. Carefully add at the end of the Path Statement:
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 9: That is it! The software is ready. Next we get the Kindle ready to Flash.
Note: Do Not forget the semi-colon before the C:\KFFirstAide
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 10: Next, go to the Kindle, pull down the status menu, select More+ then select Security, make sure Enable ADB is ON. Last, depress the <- and select Device. Make sure 'Allow Installation of Applications' is On.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 11: Insert the Original USB Cable to the Kindle, please ensure you have a solid connection, this is VERY critical. Make sure the Android SDK is removed.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 12: Next, make sure the Kindle Fire is Turned Off. Take the other end of the USB Cable and carefully inset it into a free USB Slot on your Computer - be careful to not disconnect the other end.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 13 : The Kindle Fire should automatically turn on and boot regular Bootmode. If the Kindle does not turn on depress the power button until it turns on. Next select Option 15 in the Software. The Kindle will reboot and will now see a screen that says: Fastboot Kindle Fire.
Note: If Option 15 does not trigger the Kindle to boot into Fastboot, then your Bootloader is damaged. Please send us a PM to order a SkOrPn
Factory USB Cable.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 14: Place the Kindle on a safe surface so it does not disconnect when running the software.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 15: Launch the KF First Aide software by double mouse clicking on the KF First Aide icon.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 16: You will be presented with a Kindle Fire First Aide Menu, carefully select the operations you would like to perform on the Kindle.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 17: If the option states "Fastboot" you need to leave the Kindle as noted above, this is Fastboot Mode. As the last operation be sure to Wipe the Cache and User Data which is Option 8 in the Menu.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 18: Next, we will disable "Fastboot Mode" and enable ADB on the Kindle Fire. Select Option 10 in the Software Menu, the Kindle will Reboot into Regular Mode.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 19: You may now perform the 'ADB Mode' options in the Menu.
Kindle Fire First Aide Step 20: That is it, you are done! Oh, just in case we forgot to make this point, please remove the Android SDK, OK? Please, it will cause you nothing but pure headaches.
Kindle Fire First Aide Note 1: Remember, after you perform the full Recovery, you are working with a Fresh Copy of the Software. ADB is disabled by default so be sure to Enable ADB under Security and Allow Installation of Programs under the Device Tab.
Kindle Fire First Aide Note 2: After the complete restore, please be sure to clear the Davlik Cache and the User Data by selecting Option #8. You may also wipe the User Data and Cache by opening a Administrative Command Prompt within the KFFirstAide Folder and enter:
fastboot -i 0x1949 erase cache
fastboot -i 0x1949 erase userdata
fastboot -i 0x1949 reboot
Kindle Fire First Aide Note 3: The original versions of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" with a software Versions 8.2.3 or 8.2.4 may find there Kindle Boot-loader loops to a Red Fastboot Screen. If your Kindle is stuck in Fastboot, please follow these steps to recover the Boot-loader: How To Recover Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Bootloader
Note: Please be aware of two main options in the Menu - one is Fastboot Mode where you have several Menu Operations that use Fastboot to execute properly and two is ADB Mode where you have several Menu Operations that use ADB to execute properly.
Backup Option #13 Note: When selecting Option 13 the images will be backed up to the SD Card in a folder named KindleBackup. Please copy this folder to your desktop until we are able to upload it to our secure servers. There will be a restore option in the future that will automatically pull YOUR images for restoration. There is a known Bug in Windows where you will not see the images in the Kindle Internal Drive which can be found in Computer. To overcome this issue, please download and install WiFi File Transfer
then open your Web Browser to transfer these Backup files from your Kindle to the PC.
Backup Option #17 Note: When selecting Option 17 the images are first copied to the Kindle, then they are transfered to your Computer inside a folder named Backup which can be found inside the C:\KFFirstAide folder.
If this was helpful and you would like to support our work, please send us a donation using this link:
We would like to thank Mark Skippen for the "Toolkit" idea. Mark is a real master with Samsung products and his profile can be found here: mskip
anyone who owns a Samsung or Samsung built (Nexus) product should obtain his Toolkit.
*Note: After several conference calls with the Amazon Development Team we found Amazon applied a patch to the Bootloader in an effort to lock down the Bootloader, this patch rarely
causes the Bootloader to stick or Bootloop, please use the above link to release the Bootloader. We have removed this patch from the boot-prod.img eliminating future issues with recovered HD 8.9" users.