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Cannot boot to recovery

OP Harrson

10th April 2014, 01:02 PM   |  #1  
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I recently acquired a demo model Kindle Fire (1st gen), and am attempting to make it into something useful.

I can successfully activate fastboot mode and (apparently) flash TWRP 2.2.2.1, as per this guide:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1638452

However, the Kindle Fire will not boot into recovery, is not visible via ADB, and will not boot into the demo software anymore. I can still access fastboot by using a gerry-rigged factory cable, but thus far all my attempts to boot to recovery have failed.

The following are the results of my most recent attempt to flash TWRP:


C:\Users\Harrson\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\sdk\platform-tools>fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery C:\Users\Harrson\Downloads\openrecovery-twrp-2.2.2.1-blaze.img
sending 'recovery' (4856 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.219s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.831s]
finished. total time: 2.052s

C:\Users\Harrson\Downloads\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\sdk\platform-tools>fastboot -i 0x1949 oem idme bootmode 5001
...
OKAY [ 0.081s]
finished. total time: 0.081s



When I reboot, regardless of whether it's connected by USB or not, I get only a blank screen. No Kindle Fire logo, no nothing. The only way to get any activity on screen is to boot into fastboot using the factory cable.

I'd really appreciate any help you can give.
10th April 2014, 01:26 PM   |  #2  
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I'm a moron
Scratch that, folks - turns out the battery was completely dead, and since a) fastboot allows booting without battery and b) I didn't get the factory charger, the Fire was just refusing to boot due to low battery.

It popped up in recovery after ~20 minutes on a 1A charger, and I'm going to let it sit for a while before I try anything else.
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