These procedures are for FIRST GENERATION Devices ONLY. In otherwords, for the ORIGINAL KF. If you proceed to use this on your 2nd Generation Device, and you BRICK it, don't complain. You have been warned.
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Hi all, some of you may have seen my utility over in the de-bricking thread. My goal at this point is to try and make lives easier for everyone I can.
So what I have done is created a script that can be used to handle a lot of common things people may want, and I will continue to add things people request that I think would be easy, and beneficial. I just wanted to make this situation easier for the average person.
You will see how the tool detects you at the default screen, and can refresh it by hitting 0 at any menu to have it refresh ADB/Fastboot and see what mode the kindle is in.
Currently the tool does:
- Automatic elevation to root for tool operations.
- Full root install.
- Auto detect current bootmode.
- Auto Detect ADB/Fastboot Online/Offline.
- Auto download update.zip from Amazon.
- Auto download and install TWRP Recovery.
- Auto download and install CWM Recovery.
- Auto download and install FFF Bootloader.
- Manage current bootmodes.
- Manage Read/Write.
- Install GoogleApps/Market/GoLauncherEX.
- Lock/Unlock the Wallpaper from being changed.
Currently the tool comes packaged with the drivers required to operate ADB and Fastboot.
Please note: If your device can't be seen in fastboot mode, please make sure to install the drivers packaged with this, as it will show up afterwards. You can use the install_drivers.bat with the device plugged in for this.
Usage should be straight forward for the tool. If you are having issues with something, this tool has a good chance of getting you back on track. This issue was found and fixed using this post: Click me Over at Rootzwiki.
I make no claim that this tool is perfect, but I certainly will do my best to support it as long as people like it.
Here are some screen-shots of it:
Initial work by ubeezee & yareally on there forum thread.
Full revert based off method from Clavin, "tweaked" by Vashypooh.
Full credit of TWRP goes to Team Win for releasing an awesome tool! Good job guys.
I checked with Dees_Troy prior to integrating TWRP install into the tool, and he was alright with it. If this changes, it will be changed or completely removed per their request.
rooobbbbb on XDA for the Wallpaper Lock trick.
Jolleyboy/Bandage on XDA for Android Market guide/ Android Apps.
Sync settings found by Abramel @ XDA.
Zeb for testing 0.9.4!
Don't forget to donate to teamwin for their awesome recovery system over at: Team Win Website
WARNING: The following files ONLY work for the Original KF. Running this on a 2nd Generation KF will brick the device.
Version 0.9.6 = Click Here
Extras(Will auto download, only for manual install users)
Apps.zip = Click Here (Place in a folder called apps)
TWRP = Click Here (Place in a folder called recovery)
Version 0.9.5 = Click Here
Version 0.9.4 = Click Here
Version 0.9.3 = Click Here
Version 0.9.2 = Click Here
Version 0.9.1 = Click Here
Version .9 = Click Here
Version .8 = Click Here
Version .7 = Click Here
Version .6 = Click Here
Version .5 = Click Here
Version .4 = Click Here
Version .3 = Click Here
Version .2 = Click Here
Version .1 = Click Here
Version 0.9.6 = Fixed the rooting issue of not installing superuser.apk. Oops!
Version 0.9.6 = Updated the options of recoveries and the root processes.
Version 0.9.6 = Corrected Gapps installer, now works!
Version 0.9.6 = Corrected some installer issues with recoveries.
Version 0.9.5 = Fixed the update not installing gapps correctly and crashing.
Version 0.9.4 = Removed framework option as it confused people and really isn't used.
Version 0.9.4 = Updated for amazon 6.3 update.
Version 0.9.3 = Added option to load Burritoroots FireFireFire installer.
Version 0.9.3 = Fixed to support latest BurritoRoot, sorry it took so long!
Version 0.9.2 = Changed back to using the official TWRP download URL. They are allowing wget now.
Version 0.9.2 = Rewrote TWRP installer to use a new method requiring zero user interaction. It should just work.
Version 0.9.2 = New driver installer using the WDK install system. Should work perfect, every time.
Version 0.9.1 = Fix TWRP download that Techerratta blocked. Hosting it myself for the moment.
Version .9 = Minor fix in install drivers batch.
Version .8 = Tried to make the TWRP installer a bit more verbose in telling people what to do.
Version .8 = Fixed some issues with order of checking for root.
Version .8 = Rewrote the driver installer to try to be a bit better and catch fastboot issues.
Version .7 = Rewrote a lot of things to make them more user friendly and help the user know what is going on.
Version .7 = Switched away from Zergrush to BurritoRoot
Version .6 = Now pauses for users to finish the TWRP install before trying to bring it back to normal bootmode.
Version .5 = Fixed my screwup of TWRP installer. My debug code was posted instead of real code ;( Sorry!
Version .4 = Cleaned up a bit of code relating to zergRush, it now waits for ADB to come back online before continuing.
Version .4 = Checks for files already downloaded so we don't waste bandwidth.
Version .4 = Fixed the Fastboot loader command for TWRP, TWRP install should work better.
Version .3 = Cleaned up a few areas, fixed a few issues that could revolve around ADB being out of date.
Version .2 = Fixed issue with TWRP installer leaving the user in Fastboot instead of returning to Normal (4000).
Version .1 = Initial Release.
Version 0.9.4 = Added a FireFireFire installer / updater per request!
Version 0.9.4 = Added a CWM Installer per request!
Version 0.9.2 = Setup an update system that allows me to change what users download the file from and what MD5 is legitimate so I can update packages.
Version 0.9.2 = Added MD5 checking of all files downloaded for legitimacy.
Version .9 = Added failsafe system to /system/
Version .7 = Automatic BurritoRoot courtesy of Jcase of TeamAndIRC. Thanks man!
Version .3 = New Driver installer. Just run install_drivers.bat before running the tool and all driver issues should be resolved. Could use some feedback on this.
Version .3 = Added an extras menu with a few features to help people out!
- If you end up stuck at the yellow triangle, in KF Utility select Boot Normal, wait for it to say <waiting for device> and then press and hold the power button 20 seconds until the fire turns off, then when its off turn it back on. This sometimes happens, I have yet to find a clean solution
- If you end up stuck with a yellow triangle, do not EVER unplug it. Leave it plugged in. Check the windows drivers to make sure it isnt showing as "kindle" again. Fastboot is different and can cause this.
Need Live Help?
Kindle Fire IRC
Please visit there, and I may be able to help in person, if you are willing, I will even TeamViewer in to help! Rest assured, the chances of you actually bricking your kindle are very low, I or someone else can and would love to help. It helps us think of was to better handle things.