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Bricked Kindle, bought factory cable, got to stay in fastboot, then bricked it again

OP rasheemo

19th April 2012, 05:46 PM   |  #1  
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I am so frustrated. I tried rooting the kindle last week and it went into an endless loop of turning on and off. So I ordered a factory cable and when I plugged it in, it stayed on and fastboot recognized the device.

I tried a few commands and now it's turning on and off again! I can no longer get commands to read the device through fastboot.

what the hell do I do?

EDIT: Sorry I forgot to check off "this thread is a question"
19th April 2012, 06:06 PM   |  #2  
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Ok so if I leave the tablet unplugged for a while and replug it, I can send a command and have it go through before the tablet resets again.

But I don't know how to get it to stay in fastboot mode, and I don't know what to do once i'm actually IN fastboot mode (I dont have TWRP or whatever installed).

Any help is appreciated

EDIT: I tried this command:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools>fastboot -i 0x1949 boot c:\twrp-fire-2.1.0.img
creating boot image...
creating boot image - 10240 bytes
< waiting for device >
downloading 'boot.img'...
FAILED (command write failed (No such file or directory))
finished. total time: 0.005s
Last edited by rasheemo; 19th April 2012 at 06:18 PM.
20th April 2012, 09:33 PM   |  #3  
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Hmmm did you try the kfu or the kindle fire unbrick utility?
21st April 2012, 03:38 AM   |  #4  
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Step-by-step
1) Make sure you have some charge left in your bricked Kindle. (one of my mistakes
2) Download "Kindle Fire Utility" or other utility that has the fastboot.exe command available.
3) Download twrp-blaze-2.0.0RC0.img (just google it)
4) Without connecting anything, run the command:
fastboot.exe -i 0x1949 boot twrp-blaze-2.0.0RC0.img
5) Connect the factory cable to your Kindle Fire
6) Connect the factory cable to you PC
7) Wait about 10 seconds.
8) DONE!!!!





all these steps above taken from http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1#post25113108



the OP deserves the credit if this works for you
21st April 2012, 03:59 AM   |  #5  
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You're doing it wrong. Unlike TWRP 2.0.0RC0, 2.1.0 is not supposed to be loaded into boot and your system is probably panicking. You need a bootloader first.

First you need a bootloader with recovery selection. There are several to choose from at this point.
I would recommend FIREFIREFIRE 1.3 or 1.2
Download one of them and extract the bin somewhere. Lets say c:\firebuild\

Next we need a recovery partition, you already have that in the twrp-fire-2.1.0.img, so you should be set. Copy that to c:\firebuild\ as well.

Now, lets make sure you have the andriod sdk in your path. This way you don't have to be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools folder to run commands and your images can be elsewhere.
1. right click on computer and select properties.
2. click on advanced settings on the left of the window.
3. click on environment variables at the bottom right of the window.
4. in the system variables section scroll down until you find path, highlight it, and select edit.
5. paste the following at the end of the line.
Code:
;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools;
For example, my path is:
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;;C:\Program Files\Lucidlogix Technologies\VIRTU;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools;
Now that your path is set, lets go into the command prompt.
First lets change the directory to c:\firebuild\ :
Code:
cd c:\firebuild
In this folder we should have u-boot.bin and twrp-fire-2.1.0.img.
First lets load your bootloader.
Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash bootloader u-boot.bin
and start your device.
I would recommend rebooting after flashing this, so run
Code:
fastboot reboot
if it does not reboot on its own.
Now lets run
Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-fire-2.1.0.img
Note: Because we have the bootloader now the -i 0x1949 is no longer needed.
After running the above, the kindle should automatically start into recovery.
From here you will be able to mount it as an external drive and copy over any rom you would like to use.
Pick something from here Kindle Fire Development *FULL LIST* - 17.04.2012 - under the Custom / Stock Roms section.
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22nd April 2012, 05:19 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by three-p-o

You're doing it wrong. Unlike TWRP 2.0.0RC0, 2.1.0 is not supposed to be loaded into boot and your system is probably panicking. You need a bootloader first.

First you need a bootloader with recovery selection. There are several to choose from at this point.
I would recommend FIREFIREFIRE 1.3 or 1.2
Download one of them and extract the bin somewhere. Lets say c:\firebuild\

Next we need a recovery partition, you already have that in the twrp-fire-2.1.0.img, so you should be set. Copy that to c:\firebuild\ as well.

Now, lets make sure you have the andriod sdk in your path. This way you don't have to be in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools folder to run commands and your images can be elsewhere.
1. right click on computer and select properties.
2. click on advanced settings on the left of the window.
3. click on environment variables at the bottom right of the window.
4. in the system variables section scroll down until you find path, highlight it, and select edit.
5. paste the following at the end of the line.

Code:
;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools;
For example, my path is:
Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;;C:\Program Files\Lucidlogix Technologies\VIRTU;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools;
Now that your path is set, lets go into the command prompt.
First lets change the directory to c:\firebuild\ :
Code:
cd c:\firebuild
In this folder we should have u-boot.bin and twrp-fire-2.1.0.img.
First lets load your bootloader.
Code:
fastboot -i 0x1949 flash bootloader u-boot.bin
and start your device.
I would recommend rebooting after flashing this, so run
Code:
fastboot reboot
if it does not reboot on its own.
Now lets run
Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-fire-2.1.0.img
Note: Because we have the bootloader now the -i 0x1949 is no longer needed.
After running the above, the kindle should automatically start into recovery.
From here you will be able to mount it as an external drive and copy over any rom you would like to use.
Pick something from here Kindle Fire Development *FULL LIST* - 17.04.2012 - under the Custom / Stock Roms section.


Thank you SO MUCH! I was able to get both files on. I don't know how to get into recovery, but here is the output:

c:\firebuild>fastboot -i 0x1949 flash bootloader u-boot.bin
< waiting for device >
sending 'bootloader' (203 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.055s]
writing 'bootloader'...
OKAY [ 0.051s]
finished. total time: 0.106s

c:\firebuild>fastboot -i 0x1949 reboot
rebooting...

finished. total time: 0.002s

c:\firebuild>fastboot flash recovery twrp-fire-2.1.0.img
sending 'recovery' (6 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.006s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.045s]
finished. total time: 0.051s

c:\firebuild>fastboot -i 0x1949 reboot
rebooting...

finished. total time: 0.003s

c:\firebuild>fastboot -i 0x1949 boot twrp-fire-2.1.0.img
creating boot image...
creating boot image - 10240 bytes
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [ 0.006s]
booting...
OKAY [ 0.003s]
finished. total time: 0.010s
22nd April 2012, 07:24 AM   |  #7  
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When you first turn the kindle on you will get a yellow triangle (FFF 1.2) or a Kundle Fire logo with the Android (FFF 1.3). When in that screen tap the power button until it turns orange. It should then boot you into TWRP.

From there you can goto mount and then click mount usb storage, this will allow you to copy the rom you picked to the SDCard.
After copied, unmount, then goto install and select to install the rom.

Oh, one more thing. Don't forget to wipe cache, dalvik-cache, and factory restore.

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