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Please be patient with me - I've read so many different threads and tried so many things that I am losing the will to live. I am a complete novice and have broken my Kindle Fire HD

I originally rooted it and installed CM, but it wouldn't boot. The screen comes on showing kindle in white writing and fire in orange writing. The kindle fire logo then flashes on and off slowly, but doesn't do anything else. It isn't recognised by my PC.

I brought a factory cable from eBay. When I plug in the kindle the kindle shows "fastboot kindle fire". I've tried several different fix utilities, but nothing changes the state of the kindle. They just hang with a message "waiting for device". In device manager the kindle is shown as TATE-PVT-08 with no drivers installed. When I try to install drivers I get an error "Install Failed".

Any suggestions please?

I apologise in advance if I have posted in the wrong place or breached any forum protocol - I am desperate

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OK well what os is your computer running because I can think of a reason or 2 why the drivers would fail. I'm going to guess windows 7 or 8. If it is windows 8 you will need to disable driver signature enforcement. I've heard the same for windows 7 64 bit but I have it myself and it only prompts me if I want to install anyways.

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OK well what os is your computer running because I can think of a reason or 2 why the drivers would fail. I'm going to guess windows 7 or 8. If it is windows 8 you will need to disable driver signature enforcement. I've heard the same for windows 7 64 bit but I have it myself and it only prompts me if I want to install anyways.

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Thank you for that. I am using windows 8.1. I've followed the instructions and disabled driver signature enforcement. I've installed the drivers and tried a couple of the "unbrick" utilities. One, KFHD_SRTv1.3.5 says it has unbricked the Kindle, but I still don't get past the flashing kindlefire screen. Other utilities say they cant find the device. It is showing in device manager with the drivers correctly working.
 
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Thank you for that. I am using windows 8.1. I've followed the instructions and disabled driver signature enforcement. I've installed the drivers and tried a couple of the "unbrick" utilities. One, KFHD_SRTv1.3.5 says it has unbricked the Kindle, but I still don't get past the flashing kindlefire screen. Other utilities say they cant find the device. It is showing in device manager with the drivers correctly working.
Use option 3

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Use option 3

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Brilliant, that's done the trick, many thanks.

I just need to find out how to root it now
 
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Brilliant, that's done the trick, many thanks.

I just need to find out how to root it now
Use Root Many Android by Binary.

Sent from my Nexus 7 Flo running CM 11 4.4.2 with ElementalX Kernel using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
[ROOT] 2013 KFHD7 Soho firmware 11.x.x.x (no camera)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...44736&page=101 If needed contact @GranPC for an updated Firerooter.
[Root] 2012 KFHD7 Tate http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460
2nd [Bootloader]/[TWRP] KFHD7 Tate
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2128848
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2271909
KFHD7 Tate System Restore Tool http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1951254
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