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Kindle HDX 7''. Pushing system update files - Android ADB Interface - Bootloop -

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26th January 2014, 09:39 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,

EDIT: See the last posts - I have figured this out, and tried to include helpful information, if you are having this problem too.

Firstly please accept my apologies if this has been answered already. I have searched the forum, and the Internet, and cant find specific instructions, or a guide that I can follow with any success.

I stupidly deleted system files from my Kindle, but now I have purchased a fastboot cable, and I'am able to get it into fastboot mode.

I have correctly installed the ADB Drivers, and the device is now recognized by my Windows 7 Device Manager. It shows 'Android ADB Interface'.

I would guess that I need to flash the entire Kindle, but I'm unsure of how to do this, as I cannot seem to access the device at all. It currently loops when booting, giving me no time to see it as external storage via My Computer.

Please would someone more versed in this, guide me specifically through how to get myself back up and running again? I would be forever greatful.

I have SDK and JDK installed, but do not have the knowledge I need to learn how to use them properly.

Thanks so much in advance.
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29th January 2014, 04:59 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by urbainmenace

Hi guys,

Firstly please accept my apologies if this has been answered already. I have searched the forum, and the Internet, and cant find specific instructions, or a guide that I can follow with any success.

I stupidly deleted system files from my Kindle, but now I have purchased a fastboot cable, and I'am able to get it into fastboot mode.

I have correctly installed the ADB Drivers, and the device is now recognized by my Windows 7 Device Manager. It shows 'Android ADB Interface'.

I would guess that I need to flash the entire Kindle, but I'm unsure of how to do this, as I cannot seem to access the device at all. It currently loops when booting, giving me no time to see it as external storage via My Computer.

Please would someone more versed in this, guide me specifically through how to get myself back up and running again? I would be forever greatful.

I have SDK and JDK installed, but do not have the knowledge I need to learn how to use them properly.

Thanks so much in advance.

what is the fastboot cable? where can I get it? can a normal usb cable do the job?
29th January 2014, 04:11 PM   |  #3  
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what is the fastboot cable? where can I get it? can a normal usb cable do the job?

You definitely need the fastboot cable to push files through the ADB Interface dude. You can buy one for dirt cheap on EBay. Then all you do is simply plug it into your PC and Kindle, and it should put the Kindle straight into Fastboot mode.

Then you need to install the ADB Drivers for the Kindle.

From there, I'm stuck I'm afraid.
30th January 2014, 10:48 AM   |  #4  
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You definitely need the fastboot cable to push files through the ADB Interface dude. You can buy one for dirt cheap on EBay. Then all you do is simply plug it into your PC and Kindle, and it should put the Kindle straight into Fastboot mode.

Then you need to install the ADB Drivers for the Kindle.

From there, I'm stuck I'm afraid.

OK,I think I'm gonna get one and give it a try. the only way to fix this brick is in the ADB Interface I'm sure. though I also don't know How to do.
31st January 2014, 02:41 PM   |  #5  
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I've finally figured out how to get ADB up and running, and how to start command prompt. I found this link helpful:

developer.amazon.com/public/resources/development-tools/ide-tools/tech-docs/05-setting-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing

If anyone needs help pushing files through ADB, I recommend that link!

Do the following to detect your Kindle Fire tablet through ADB:

Open a command prompt window.

Change directory to your Android SDK platform-tools directory. - To do this, find out where SDK is installed on your PC. Copy the path.

Type cd in command prompt, then space, then paste the directory path. EG, C:\Users\Administrator\sdk\platform-tools

Hit enter, and the command line will change to read C:\Users\Administrator\sdk\platform-tools.

Run the following commands and confirm that the serial number for your Kindle Fire tablet appears in the list of devices.

adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb devices

Then follow the rest of the guide. I think all you need to to do, is push a system update through, by putting the file in the tools folder of SDK. This should make the device update, and put back any critical system files that you had previously deleted.

Now I'm just having issues with it finding the device, so I'm going to charge the Kindle for a few hours, and then try it again.

Last edited by urbainmenace; 31st January 2014 at 02:45 PM.
3rd February 2014, 04:40 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by urbainmenace

I've finally figured out how to get ADB up and running, and how to start command prompt. I found this link helpful:

developer.amazon.com/public/resources/development-tools/ide-tools/tech-docs/05-setting-up-your-kindle-fire-tablet-for-testing

If anyone needs help pushing files through ADB, I recommend that link!

Do the following to detect your Kindle Fire tablet through ADB:

Open a command prompt window.

Change directory to your Android SDK platform-tools directory. - To do this, find out where SDK is installed on your PC. Copy the path.

Type cd in command prompt, then space, then paste the directory path. EG, C:\Users\Administrator\sdk\platform-tools

Hit enter, and the command line will change to read C:\Users\Administrator\sdk\platform-tools.

Run the following commands and confirm that the serial number for your Kindle Fire tablet appears in the list of devices.

adb kill-server
adb start-server
adb devices

Then follow the rest of the guide. I think all you need to to do, is push a system update through, by putting the file in the tools folder of SDK. This should make the device update, and put back any critical system files that you had previously deleted.

Now I'm just having issues with it finding the device, so I'm going to charge the Kindle for a few hours, and then try it again.

good to hear that! I hope you can tell me how to push the system folder into the fire hdx via ADB ,I got a thor-amazon-os-13.3.1.0.zip file.
4th February 2014, 02:17 PM   |  #7  
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good to hear that! I hope you can tell me how to push the system folder into the fire hdx via ADB ,I got a thor-amazon-os-13.3.1.0.zip file.

In command prompt, there is an ADB push command, so I think all you do is type that, then the path of the file.

To list all the commands you can use, change command prompt to your platform-tools folder within SDK, type ADB in command prompt, and it will give you all the options.

You'll need to unzip the update file first I think.

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5th February 2014, 10:01 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by urbainmenace

In command prompt, there is an ADB push command, so I think all you do is type that, then the path of the file.

To list all the commands you can use, change command prompt to your platform-tools folder within SDK, type ADB in command prompt, and it will give you all the options.

You'll need to unzip the update file first I think.

Working with the HDX 8.9.

I think I have deleted some of the system files also. I was reloading a safestrap backup and rebooted but the backup had failed to complete. I don't know what may be missing from the system files and would like to push the system files onto the device.

Right now I get a gray kindlefire screen for about 90 seconds, during which I have adb access, then it goes to the color kindlefire screen and asks if I want to Restore to Factory Defaults or reboot. I finally subjected it to the Restore to Factory Defaults, but that just wiped the cache and data partitions, I don't see where it did anything to the system files. It did not change my adb access.

In adb I can push files to some locations but others say: failed to copy ....: Read-only file system.

I cannot run shell commands

# adb shell
soinfo_link_image(linker.cpp:1617): could not load library "/vendor/lib/libNimsWrap.so" needed by "/system/bin/sh"; caused by load_library(linker.cpp:745): library "/vendor/lib/libNimsWrap.so" not foundCANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE

I was working in Windows 8.1 but have switched to Suse Linux but the results are the same so far.

I have the stock system files but I am not sure how to push them to the device, if it can be done, while the device is trying to reboot.
6th February 2014, 03:45 AM   |  #9  
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I can put the HDX in Fastboot mode with the adb command. But when I try to pass commands to the HDX I get:

< waiting for device >

and I have to Ctrl-c to stop the process.

Do the fastboot commands only work if you have a fastboot cable???
6th February 2014, 08:38 PM   |  #10  
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Since you guys are using adb checkout these threads:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2530623 Factory Reset

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2636817 [Video Tutorial] GAPPS + Amazon from Cpasjuste

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2638241 How to un-boot-loop (another way)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2598577 [TUT/FIX] Fix the Boot Loop on Kindle Fire HDX 7"

This guy may also be able to help, forum member: GSLEON3 Post #16

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2580989&page=2
Last edited by tech6; 6th February 2014 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Added info

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