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Kindle Fire HD losing root access

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19th February 2013, 01:10 PM   |  #1  
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I rooted my 7" Kindle fire HD shortly after getting it. To my surprise there was an automated program that did it for me so I didn't have to learn a whole lot. That was ~ 5 months ago. The big thing was to add the play store and a custom launcher which I did (apex launcher in case it matters).

Yesterday the only launcher available to me was the kindle launcher. I thought perhaps an update went wrong so I uninstalled and reinstalled the apex launcher via the play store. The launcher works, but I have to access it by going to the play store and clicking "open" on the app page (where you could install/uninstall the app). I searched how to install a launcher since I remembered taking different step other than just installing from the play store. The article mentioned going to app/data and when I do it says i no longer have root access.

I tried running the root program and I got a access denied message and root failed try again.

My question ends up being did I actually loose root access or is it something else? All I really need is to have the home button take me to the apex launcher and I wouldn't know anything had changed.
19th February 2013, 01:27 PM   |  #2  
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Re: Kindle Fire HD losing root access
Use this to see if you have root.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...krim.rootcheck

If so, what version of the software are you running? Sure sounds like you got updated.

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19th February 2013, 01:57 PM   |  #3  
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If so, what version of the software are you running? Sure sounds like you got updated.

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Sorry, no root access....

Software version 7.2.3 . I had thought about an update as well, but I didn't find anything about a recent update. I didn't think 7.2.3 or any of the released updates messed with root access.
19th February 2013, 05:08 PM   |  #4  
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Re: Kindle Fire HD losing root access
Sorry. I just realized you have the HD. This is the forum for the KF2 non HD.

I'm sure you'll get more help in the right section.

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19th February 2013, 05:25 PM   |  #5  
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Sorry. I just realized you have the HD. This is the forum for the KF2 non HD.

I'm sure you'll get more help in the right section.

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Thanks for pointing that out, I will repost in the correct place.
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