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[Q] Capabilities of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

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20th May 2014, 11:02 PM   |  #1  
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Before hand, I'd like to apologize for my ignorance of not skimming through every thread here and finding the particular information I am looking for.

I do see that at the moment, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 cannot be rooted. Now, I've never previously owned any Kindle devices or Amazon products rather, but I want to know what I could do with a rooted Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. I love reading, and have been purchasing near 80 books on Amazon for a ridiculous amount of money─so I am buying a Kindle.

I have owned and do own several Android devices, all rooted, and I know what I can do with them. Is it similar? One thing I have never bothered to look into were custom roms, what would a custom rom on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 do? Just change the gui?

My main question is, can I download pdfs, ebooks, MOBI (etc) files and move them to the Kindle to read them without purchasing them from the Amazon store or wherever else?

Thanks guys, appreciate it.
21st May 2014, 01:32 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by John hurt

Before hand, I'd like to apologize for my ignorance of not skimming through every thread here and finding the particular information I am looking for.

I do see that at the moment, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 cannot be rooted. Now, I've never previously owned any Kindle devices or Amazon products rather, but I want to know what I could do with a rooted Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. I love reading, and have been purchasing near 80 books on Amazon for a ridiculous amount of money─so I am buying a Kindle.

I have owned and do own several Android devices, all rooted, and I know what I can do with them. Is it similar? One thing I have never bothered to look into were custom roms, what would a custom rom on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 do? Just change the gui?

My main question is, can I download pdfs, ebooks, MOBI (etc) files and move them to the Kindle to read them without purchasing them from the Amazon store or wherever else?

Thanks guys, appreciate it.

If it is brand unit u can root it.
I just did 5 minutes ago on new 8.9 it came today. Skipped set up hit airplane mode rooted and blocked ota
21st May 2014, 01:43 AM   |  #3  
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If it is brand unit u can root it.
I just did 5 minutes ago on new 8.9 it came today. Skipped set up hit airplane mode rooted and blocked ota

Care to elaborate? What do you mean by "brand"? And where is the thread/software I can use to root it? Tutorial preferably.
21st May 2014, 03:36 PM   |  #4  
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Care to elaborate? What do you mean by "brand"? And where is the thread/software I can use to root it? Tutorial preferably.

any help?
21st May 2014, 04:57 PM   |  #5  
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any help?

brand new brand new units still on rootable software
21st May 2014, 05:14 PM   |  #6  
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A brand new Kindle HDX may ship with firmware that is rootable. My HDX 7 was one of them. I don't think there is a guarantee, but when you get a new HDX and go through the setup process, do NOT connect it to a WiFi network. Once it is up, immediately turn on airplane mode and check your version of firmware. If it is rootable, root it and immediately block OTA.
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