Originally Posted by TheNerdWizard
I never rooted a device before and I have been wanting to access google play on my kindle. Earlier today I discovered KFU. The first thing I did with it was the root option. After a few reboots, KFU said "waiting for device" and nothing else happened. Also my computer no longer recognizes my kindle fire. What should I do?
open device manager (start menu>control panel>hardware>device manager) with kindle powered on and connected to pc, look for kindle< douple click on it, select drivers tab, click on uninstall< check uninstall driver, ok
My computer uses windows 8.
there is a thread on getting drivers installed on win 8 [HOW-TO] Amazon Kindle Fire Signed Driver for WinXP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Yes, I have a first gen kindle fire.
should be listed in More> Device>serial umber will start with D01E
I kept on getting a corrupted KFU zip when I downloaded it. I thought I fixed it when a use a zip fixer tool.
when downloading android files, you should verify md5 checksum see my https://sites.google.com/site/sdshad...hash-checksums
Kindle Fire Utility v0.9.9.zip = MD5 Sum: a20011995d115c3b2d66dcc92303031e
or use the Mega link
mega will verify the file for you.
I got the KFU from the guild from this forum.
All the version I download had the same problem when unzipping, corruption.
I am a noob at this since I never done this before, I wan to make this clear, so don't assume much when responding please.
I have eclipse and I have downloaded all the necessary files from the SDK manager and more since I use eclipse for college.
I have a windows 7 vm.
I used the KFU on windows 8, I now realized I should have done it on the vm.
not sure if vm will work, may
Before I tried to root it, I made a backuped all the files located within it.
Almost forgot to mention that it no longer goes past the kindle fire logo when I restart it.
that makes it more difficult, probably because you repaired the KFU zip
try fixing drivers, then try
redownload KFU from the Mega link
run KFU's run.bat
select install twrp
if nothing happens, may need to power down kindle, and power back on
may need to restart KFU a few times
if that does not work
may need to use fastboot manually see my Fastboot.exe with Windows Command Prompt