We just received a PM from one of our members, they were having issues Rooting the Kindle. We like to post all pertinent communications since it may help another person. Here we go.
The question was "I have been trying to root this thing for 3 days now...", here is our response:
We are sorry you are having such difficulty with Rooting the Kindle, here is quick instructions and points to look for on the Kindle:
1. Check C:\Program Files\Android do you have this directory? If yes, please change C:\Program Files\Android to C:\Program Files\Android-Bak
2. Use Microsoft search, enter adb into the Search box and click on search. Do you find more than one copy of adb.exe? There sound only be one in C:\KFFirstAide\adb.exe - rename the rest to adb.bak
3. Use Microsoft search, enter fastboot into the Search box and click on search. Do you find more than one copy of fastboot.exe? There sound only be one in C:\KFFirstAide\fastboot.exe - rename the rest to fastboot.bak
4. Check the Kindle Fire, is "Allow installation of programs" ON under More+ Device?
5. Check the Kindle Fire, is "ADB Enable" ON under More+ Security?
6. Plug the Kindle into USB, check the device Manager do you see:
Kindle > Android ADB Interface
Portable Devices> Kindle
7. If NO, unplug the Kindle and install the ADB Driver from Kindle Fire First Aide
8. Check the Device Manager again, do you see the above devices now? If yes, proceed, if no post what you see here in this thread.
9. OK, now you are ready to test ADB Communication, enter the following at C:\Windows\System32:
adb kill-server adb wait-for-device adb devices
11. Launch Kindle Fire First Aide, select Option 21 to Root the Kindle. Pay close attention to the software and the Kindle. When you see "press any key" please press any key so the software may continue. At one point you will see the Kindle asking to be RESTORED, please click on the Kindle Fire "Restore", watch the software for press any key and allow the software to continue by "Pressing any key" on your Keyboard.
12. When done you will have Root. Check in the Kindle Apps for SuperSU or Superuser, please click on SuperSU or Superuser to open the software. Lease this window open and enter this command:
adb kill-server adb wait-for-device adb shell su -c "cd /data/local/tmp/; rm *"
13. Next, go back to the Kindle Fire, look in the SuperSU or Superuser logs, do you see:
"ADB Shell #"
Click on the Superuser or SuperSU Apps tab, do you see:
"ADB Shell #"
14. You have setup the correct permissions on the Kindle and you have Root, you may now proceed to install the rest of the packages using the latest version of Kindle Fire First Aide. Do Google Play Store first.