KF not recognized in PC. Shows up as GT-P1000 instead and sdcard access.
Noob to XDA so forgive if this post is in the wrong area. I am at my wits end.
ADB: KF to PC connectivity lost after ROM install
The Good News, Bad News and Solution Attempts…
The Good News.
I installed the GedeROM CM9 ICS 4 (GedeROM ICS v4.04 CM9 Kernel v3.0.21) to my 1st generation Kindle Fire and it runs great. It is much smoother at running Air for Android with an App that I have been developing. The USB Host works great with my Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo with the OTG USB Dongle and Logitech nano receiver. I want to keep using this ROM as it is very functional for my needs.
The Bad News.
Now, let’s get to the frustrating part. No more drag and drop. After the install, my PC no longer recognizes the it as a Kindle Fire as a drive or sdcard. It recognizes it as a GT-P1000 (Galaxy Tab P1000). Because of this mis-reporting to the PC device manager the KF and sdcard are no longer visible as a drive on the PC for me to browse, drag and drop items.
The Device Manager sees the
---Android Phone > Android ADB Interface
or depending on the driver
---Android Phone > Android Composite ADB Interface
and no where in the Device Manager does it show the Kindle Fire any longer.
The only place the device is listed is in
---Control Panel > Hardware and Printers > GT-P1000(!). (Unknown Device)
1. Driver Reinsall(s) with and without SDK.
I tried reinstalling the drivers for the KF and this changed it from Android Composite ABD Interface to Android ADB Interface. (no change) I reinstalled the Composite interface and still no KF. I also tried a few different versions of drivers up and down the spectrum trying to get this installed. Including trying to install a GT-P1000 driver from Samsung. Still no luck.
2. Android Debugging
I tried to turn on and off and on etc the Android debugging in Settings > Developer Options > Android Debugging. No Luck.
3. Turn on USB Mass Storage
Unable to do this as the options are simply just not there.
Countless reboots (PC and KF) and cache wipes with and without the KF attached.
5. Different ROM
I tried a different ROM for Jelly Bean 4.2 and it was successful and recognized as a KF and I could browse to the folders on the sdcard. However this ROM was so striped down that it was not really functional for me as there was no file explorer, market app, or any way to browse to the sdcard to install any app that I could drag and drop into the sdcard in the hopes of installing a file explorer and market app. The issue seems to be with the GedeROM CM9 that I am using.
Am I going to have to try multiple ROMS until something works?
Kindle Fire (1st Gen, spring of 2012, original one purchased in December 2011, but suffered screen smash)
GedeROM ICS v4.04 CM9 Kernel v3.0.21
The PC I am using is running Windows 7 Professsional.
Originally Posted by kinfauns
Congrats... glad to hear you got things working. It's nice to see a user's first post be a success story rather than a cry for help. I'm guessing KFU's driver installer didn't work for you for some reason and you had to do it this way.
This is going to be a day late and a dollar short in your case, but you might try it this way if there's a next time around...
You don't really have to install the SDK to get these drivers installed. You can get everything you need in the KFU distribution with the .inf and .ini files already edited for you. Good luck.