5,605,120 Members 37,545 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Need help restoring my KFSOWI

Tip us?
 
Karelian_
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: Dec 2013
Default [Q] Need help restoring my KFSOWI

Hey everyone,

first off, I have my Kindle for a few weeks now and it's my first Androit device. I started reading into rooting and adb commands only a few days ago, so please excuse me if I'm not writing accurately with some terms. Additionally, I could not find a similar problem via searching.

Here's my problem (I'll try to be as detailed as possible):
I rooted my KFSOWI running 11.3.1.0 yesterday using Moronigs rooting method. It went well and I had full root access (typing su in an adb shell resulted in an # and all that).
Today I wanted to edit the framework-res.apk to exchange some images. Stupid as I tend to be I wanted to rename the original file and then paste my modified one. The device started giving out various crashes, telling me that lots of apps stopped working. Only then I realised that the file is needed to run the system. Unfortunately the Kindle had shut down at some point and when I boot it now it only gives me a black screen (although the backlight is still on).

Here's what I tried so far:
1. I wanted to adb push the modified file to the system/framework folder, but it tells me that the folder is read-only.
2. So I wanted to change permissions but it seems I don't have root access anymore (I don't even get the # output in the adb-shell after typing su).
3. I tried installing the package via adb but it says "Error: COuld not access package manager. Is the system running?"

I guess it doesn't boot up the package manager and root access. You guys have any idea what I can do right now? Seems like a lost cause to me. And if so, can I try sending it back via warranty?

Any help is very much appreciated. And thanks for all the great work on these forums.
 
Karelian_
Old
#2  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: Dec 2013
Does nobody have an idea? Would be very sad if I couldn't use it anymore. Although I'm the only one to blame. Does someone have experience on sending it back to amazon for warranty? As far as I know rooted devices lose their warranty.. :-/
 
LinearEquation
Old
#3  
LinearEquation's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 334
Posts: 1,370
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Midwest

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by Karelian_ View Post
Hey everyone,

first off, I have my Kindle for a few weeks now and it's my first Androit device. I started reading into rooting and adb commands only a few days ago, so please excuse me if I'm not writing accurately with some terms. Additionally, I could not find a similar problem via searching.

Here's my problem (I'll try to be as detailed as possible):
I rooted my KFSOWI running 11.3.1.0 yesterday using Moronigs rooting method. It went well and I had full root access (typing su in an adb shell resulted in an # and all that).
Today I wanted to edit the framework-res.apk to exchange some images. Stupid as I tend to be I wanted to rename the original file and then paste my modified one. The device started giving out various crashes, telling me that lots of apps stopped working. Only then I realised that the file is needed to run the system. Unfortunately the Kindle had shut down at some point and when I boot it now it only gives me a black screen (although the backlight is still on).

Here's what I tried so far:
1. I wanted to adb push the modified file to the system/framework folder, but it tells me that the folder is read-only.
2. So I wanted to change permissions but it seems I don't have root access anymore (I don't even get the # output in the adb-shell after typing su).
3. I tried installing the package via adb but it says "Error: COuld not access package manager. Is the system running?"

I guess it doesn't boot up the package manager and root access. You guys have any idea what I can do right now? Seems like a lost cause to me. And if so, can I try sending it back via warranty?

Any help is very much appreciated. And thanks for all the great work on these forums.
At this point, I would send it back to Amazon. all they will check for is physical damage and send it back to China. I hear some people bricking their tablet several times and getting a replacement. Thing is that Amazon's warranty questions are only water damage and did you drop it questions. So you don't even have to BS them to get a replacement.
The Following User Says Thank You to LinearEquation For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
braider
Old
#4  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 9
Join Date: Jan 2013
If you have a fast boot cable you might restore it. Now it's not the cable that came with Kindle, it's a special programming cable that will put it into fast boot mode.

Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire2 using xda app-developers app
 
LinearEquation
Old
#5  
LinearEquation's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 334
Posts: 1,370
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Midwest

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by braider View Post
If you have a fast boot cable you might restore it. Now it's not the cable that came with Kindle, it's a special programming cable that will put it into fast boot mode.

Sent from my Amazon Kindle Fire2 using xda app-developers app
There are no exploits for this boot loader yet. Don't think a fastboot cord will do much at the time.

Sent from Nexus 7 flo running SinLess ROM 4.2.2 using xda app-developers app
[ROOT]
2013 KFHD7 KFSOWI with firmware 11.x.x.x KFSOWI (no camera/no HDMI output) http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2544736 Post 10 at the link has instructions to block Amazon OTA updates on KFHD 7 KFSOWI
Remove Ads from Lockscreen KFHD7 2013 KFSOWI http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=48623841
 
kyleberry.graphics
Old
#6  
kyleberry.graphics's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 55
Posts: 226
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Broken Arrow

 
DONATE TO ME
Did noone come up with a solution, because i did the same thing, with the framework-res.apk
i can make a fastboot cable if itll do any good without an unlocked bootloader. could i possibly push the most recent update.bin from amazon and restore the device to stock???

---------- Post added at 04:06 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:10 AM ----------

i wouldnt take bricked for an answer and i found a fix

what i did was make sure the kindle was connected to adb and typed the following


adb reboot
adb wait-for-device shell su

the shell managed to snag the SU file and displayed # before the device looped thru all of the boot apps over and over, but then CMD froze.

so i tried this

adb reboot
adb wait-for-device shell su mount -o remount,rw -t ext4 /dev/block/platform/omap/omap.hsmmc.1/by-name/system /system

and in one line got root access and remounted the system as RW

my problem was that framework-res APK was replaced with ZIP so all i had to do was rename it

# cp /system/framework/framework-res.zip /system/framework/framework-res.apk

and success!!

# exit
$ exit
adb reboot

and she booted right up!!!!
 
jlb00s
Old
#7  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: Nov 2013
First response so please be kind. My KFSOWI is stuck in the bootloop too. I have a factory cable and can get into fastboot but don't have any factory images to restore. Anyone have any ideas?
 
kyleberry.graphics
Old
#8  
kyleberry.graphics's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 55
Posts: 226
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Broken Arrow

 
DONATE TO ME
Do you get any adb access? I don't think casebook will be any help until someone unlocks the bootloader

Sent from my KFSOWI using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
If i help you out stroke my ego and hit that THANKS button
Device: (KFSOWI) 11.3.2.2 2013 Kindle Fire HD 7 in. ROOTED
KFSOWI Development community HERE

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Cloupload is a Beautiful and Fully Functional CloudApp Client for Android

If you’re a Mac OS X user who frequently uploads screenshots, … more

Microsoft Finally Brings Remote Desktop to Windows Phone

You may recall that back in October of last year, Microsoft released itsofficial … more

SideControl Gains New Powers through Xposed

You may recall that a little overa month ago, we first talked about SideCutsby XDA Forum … more

Leak Points to Windows Start Menu’s Return as Soon as August

About a month ago at this year’s Build conference, Microsoft … more