OK everybody, like many of you, I have run into some problems trying to do the following:
root my Kindle
Install a recovery image
Get Google Play working
I am pleased to say I have finally succeeded. (Hooray!) In an effort to "give back" to the community, I thought I would pass along my findings.
I could not get the KFU to recognize (find) my Kindle. I installed the Kindle drivers via install_drivers.bat several times. I installed the Android SDK (which I had planned to do for app development anyway). I uninstalled the Samsung driver for my SGS2. I uninstalled the Samsung KIES app. I still could not get this laptop to work with KFU. My Kindle also would not mount as a USB drive. I was successful using an old Win7 PC, but it is in an inconvenient place in my house. SOLUTION
I found some posts in this thread that suggested to connect the Kindle, then go to Device Manager and uninstall the device it has connected as (e.g. "Android ADB") with the "Delete the driver software for this device." option selected. Now disconnect your Kindle. Install the Kindle drivers (install_drivers.bat). Connect your Kindle and let Windows install the proper drivers.
Thank you for this solution. Once I did this everything work great and I was able to root my KF with no issues.
Alright I actually still have an issue, the Kindle is rooted, I have access to the Android "normal" screen via Go Launcher EX, but apparently superuser is still now working.
Any time I try to install the apps via KFU I get:
failed to copy 'apps\system\vending.apk' to '/system/app/vending.apk': Permissio
failed to copy 'apps\system\GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk' to '/system/app/Googl
eCalendarSyncAdapter.apk': Permission denied
failed to copy 'apps\system\GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk' to '/system/app/Googl
eContactsSyncAdapter.apk': Permission denied
Now I'm being told to install the apps from recovery but can't figure out that.
Many many thanks for this utility, once I got the Android SDK and Java SDK set up this thing worked like a dream. The only thing that didn't work right was installing Google Play. But that's super easy to sideload with root access. Again, thank you! It took me several hours to set up my mother-in-law's Fire, once I had it down, it took all of 20 minutes to set up my wife's Fire.
Why not make it yourself, his batch file is pretty clean, if I do say so myself. Matta fact, i think i'll get to work on that one right now. I Don't use any keyboards other than swype though.
What swype keyboard do you use, the beta? and what rom? I doubt it is as simple with let's say cm9 as it is with the stock because cm9 actually gives you the option to select swype in settings. But I can double check the script once finished to see if it works well with my girls stock rooted kindle.
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