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By reverendkjr, Senior Member on 17th September 2012, 09:08 PM
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Major thanks to Sparkym3 for coming up with this exploit, and to Justin Case & Hashcode for helping do this on my tablet today.





Here are the files that you need:

http://www.reverendkyle.com/download...arm-signed.zip

http://www.reverendkyle.com/download...DB_Drivers.zip



Be sure to install ADB on your computer first!

http://www.reverendkyle.com/index.ph...oid-in-windows

The commands:

adb shell
rm -r /data/local/tmp
ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp
exit

adb reboot

adb shell
echo 'ro.kernel.qemu=1' > /data/local.prop
exit

abd reboot

adb shell mount -o remount,rw /system
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
rm /data/local.prop
exit

adb reboot

adb install Superuser.apk




The original instructions can be found here:

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/09...-how-to-do-it/
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17th September 2012, 09:20 PM |#2  
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lol, a whole 3 days, what took everyone so long?

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I want to say don't release it until the 9 inch version comes out and we can root that too. Don't give amazon the details to patch it.
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I think an alternate launcher would satisy lots of people without having to root.
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17th September 2012, 09:30 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by supernoman

I want to say don't release it until the 9 inch version comes out and we can root that too. Don't give amazon the details to patch it.

I'm not sure when it will be released. I just wanted to tell all of the nay sayers to DEAL WITH IT.
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I'm not sure when it will be released. I just wanted to tell all of the nay sayers to DEAL WITH IT.

just tried adb shell and it says error finding device. any suggestions? how do i go into "developers" mode with the kindle fire hd?
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http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/09...-how-to-do-it/

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How complicated and how long of a process is this?

I'm not tech savvy but if not too difficult, I'll give it to a friend to attempt after I buy the Fire HD tomorrow!
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Just tried and finally got to the adb shell portion but when I try to rm /data/local/tmp it gives me the following:

rm /data/local/tmp
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Is a directory

so afterwards I tried just doing a ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp and it says "link failed File exists" ... What am I doing wrong?
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Just about to report that thee was a working root. Good guide

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18th September 2012, 01:35 AM |#11  
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just tried adb shell and it says error finding device. any suggestions? how do i go into "developers" mode with the kindle fire hd?

I have the same trouble... any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

---------- Post added at 08:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 PM ----------

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Originally Posted by tenchichrono

Just tried and finally got to the adb shell portion but when I try to rm /data/local/tmp it gives me the following:

rm /data/local/tmp
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Is a directory

so afterwards I tried just doing a ln -s /data/ /data/local/tmp and it says "link failed File exists" ... What am I doing wrong?

I got the drivers installed to fix my previous problem but now I have this problem above

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