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Default Installing Android on 2nd Gen Kindle FIRE (non-HD))

i have rooted and installed playstore but am bored already. So i want to install android on this bad boy. i was going to follow http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2106463 but as reading about the 2nd bootloader, im worried... I was reading about needing a fastboot cable and such. Is this the case anymore? I recall reading somethig where it wasnt needed anymore? thanks a ton!
 
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You only need a fastboot cable if you brick it in the process. I recommend this tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963

When you goto downgrade the bootloader please check the md5sum of the bootloader before flashing it. If you don't and its bad it will hard brick. Also a good idea to put the ROM and gapps on the sdcard ahead of time.

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You only need a fastboot cable if you brick it in the process. I recommend this tutorial: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2100963

When you goto downgrade the b
ootloader please check the md5sum of the bootloader before flashing it. If you don't and its bad it will hard brick. Also a good idea to put the ROM and gapps on the sdcard ahead of time.

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I appreciate your help but I read that to tauriel and it is referencing to plug in the fastest cable. Is there another way to answer fast food without the cable?
 
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I appreciate your help but I read that to tauriel and it is referencing to plug in the fastest cable. Is there another way to answer fast food without the cable?
use a nromal cable and when the kindle is on run "adb reboot bootloader" or
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adb shell "su -c 'reboot bootloader'"
My Wallpaper Fix for KF2, KFHD 7", and KFHD 8.9" is HERE
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so i did everything correct(i think?) kindle will boot normal, but when booting, i press the power button and lets me try to boot to recovery but then it just sits there... "booting". i check chcksum and its correct... if i select boot normal it goes to normal kindle... anything/?


***update - reflashed recovery and it worked....** weird.
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