[HOW-TO] FireFireFire and TWRP on 6.3.3 WITHOUT A FACTORY CABLE!
Many thanks to sd_shadow for the most excellent posts helping me to make things go relatively smoothly
Using these for guidance
This is official Q&A/T thread for OtterX Project Project OtterX: New Direction
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If your the one who posted Shell was $ not # , I replied that it means adb does not have root access, could be because kindle is not rooted.
enter command exit
enter command adb devices
should get something like 12345679 recovery
then try to push a file any file like a text file needs to be in same folder as adb, if name is test.txt
enter command adb push test.txt /sdcard
should say several things like sending and success
Success rooting and updating my Kindle 1st Gen.
Tried KFU0.99 first, but it was unable to detect the kindle's status. Then I went down a bit of a rat hole installing the Google USB driver (via KFU), and separately the Amazon USB driver. The former is all that was needed.
Windows probably needed to be rebooted (there was a lot of rebooting). Eventually adb just worked (hint: use "adb devices" to see if it is working), and I got fbmode installed and run. Then of course I wound up in fastboot mode -- which is a pretty funny name for a mode where the system appears to hang endlessly in the boot.
I was fairly sure I'd borked it here ("fastboot devices" didn't work) but rebooting windows let the kindle boot all the way up. After I understood what fastboot mode was, then I got FFF and TWRP (126.96.36.199) installed, possibly by running my window in Admin mode. Then I needed to update TWRP to 188.8.131.52, but I couldn't figure out how to get back into fastboot mode -- until I discovered the FFF for a few moments while booting _IS_ in fastboot mode. So you just reboot and quickly issue your fastboot commands.
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