[Q] Trouble connecting to computer
Hello and thanks in advance.
A while back I had the wild idea of rooting my Kindle Fire and installing an Android OS. Well I did just that...
I used Kindle Fire Utility to install the drivers on my Windows 7 x64 computer and was able to recognize my device. I was able to root, install FireFireFire (v1.4a), and TWRP (I believe it was 2.2.x.x).
Then I was able to transfer ROMs over usb and boot those using TWRP with no problems. The ROM I used was Hashcode's 4.2 JellyBean, if I remember correctly. Everything worked exactly as planned.
Well, after a while I had another bright idea that I would see if any updates for my software were out there. I do not remember exactly what steps I took from there to do that, but lets just say, now I'm stuck.
Currently I have my Kindle Fire with FireFireFire v1.4a and TWRP 126.96.36.199. My device turns on normally and attempts to boot in normal mode, but gets stuck saying "booting..." at the bottom, I assume because there are no ROMs on the device. I figure I should be able to just transfer over a ROM and boot in normal like I did before, but I am unable to get my computer to "completely" recognize my device.
I say "completely" because when I plug in my usb to my device with the device on and in recovery (I tried with both mount on and off in TWRP) it will not detect, but with the device on the FFF main screen (blue Kindle Fire screen where you can select your boot option at the bottom by pressing the power button) it is detected by my computer and shows this in Device Manager:
- Android ADB Interface
As soon as the device goes to "normal" or "recovery", the device is immediately removed from the Device Manager list. I have reinstalled drivers several times to no avail.
I figured if I was able to get the device connecting again enough to transfer ROMs I thought i would try and go back stock (without root/FFF/TWRP) and attempt to start over, unless of course anyone would have any better suggestions. I would appreciate anything, thanks again.