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[Q] How to setup ADB driver for Windows 8?

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By knight0828, Junior Member on 31st October 2012, 05:05 AM
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Has anyone been able to set up ADB drivers for Kindle Fire HD 7 for windows 8?

Kindle was rooted but when i switched to windows 8 i got some random 7.2.1 user update that i thought i had already gotten and now root is gone and i cant seem to get ADB driver to install, any ideas?
 
 
1st November 2012, 12:59 AM |#2  
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I installed the same way as I did on my Windows 7 box. Just follow the instructions posted here: https://developer.amazon.com/sdk/fire/connect-adb.html
25th November 2012, 08:45 PM |#3  
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I am also trying to get the adb drivers installed, i used the guide you said to use and still it wont allow me to install the driver, just says the driver installation did not complete... =\ 64 bit windows 8 pro
25th November 2012, 09:02 PM |#4  
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I am also trying to get the adb drivers installed, i used the guide you said to use and still it wont allow me to install the driver, just says the driver installation did not complete... =\ 64 bit windows 8 pro

Try this if you have not already.

1. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer's USB port using the USB cable.
2. From the Start menu, right-click Computer and select Manage.
3. In the left pane, under Computer Management, expand System Tools, and click Device Manager.
4. In the right pane, locate and expand Other devices.
5. Right-click the device name Kindle and click Properties.
6. In the Kindle Properties window, on the Driver tab, click Uninstall, then Confirm, and then unplug your device from your computer.

7. Then run the kindle fire adb drivers again.
8. Then plug in your kindle.
9. To confirm the device has been installed, from Start, click Control Panel, and then select Device Manager. In Device Manager, under Kindle Fire, the device will be included as Android Composite ADB Interface.
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25th November 2012, 09:13 PM |#5  
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I did the above...it looks like its going to install but then i get the message 'install failed' during the setup....
26th November 2012, 05:43 PM |#6  
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I got Win 8 64bit. Delete the "signed_" part of "signed_kindlefirewinusba64/x86" files you'll be able to install it manually from the device manager.

However I still wasn't able to root my KF2 but that seems to be a different issue since the device is recognized as adb device in the device manager.
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26th November 2012, 06:01 PM |#7  
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I've already got 2 versions of those files in the install directory 2 with the 'signed_' and 2 without?
28th November 2012, 08:42 AM |#8  
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Hey I installed the drivers through this:

1.Use the windowskey +I keyboard shortcut to bring the Chrams and click Change PC settings.
2.Navigate to General and under Advanced Startup, click Restart Now.
3.Now Windows 8 will restart in the advanced menu options, click on Troubleshoot.
4.Click on Advanced options.
5.Next, click the Startup Settings option from the menu.
6.The Startup Settings. From this page simply click Restart.
7.Now Windows 8 will reboot, but instead of going to the Desktop it will start in the Startup Settings page, from here hit F7 or the number 7. Then Windows will boot in a mode that will allow you to install unsigned device drivers in the operating system.

After this just install the drivers and your Kindle will connect with ADB

Hope that helps

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Matr3x

source: pureinfotech.com/2012/09/05/installing-unsigned-drivers-in-windows-8-step-by-step/
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28th November 2012, 04:26 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Matr3x

Hey I installed the drivers through this:

1.Use the windowskey +I keyboard shortcut to bring the Chrams and click Change PC settings.
2.Navigate to General and under Advanced Startup, click Restart Now.
3.Now Windows 8 will restart in the advanced menu options, click on Troubleshoot.
4.Click on Advanced options.
5.Next, click the Startup Settings option from the menu.
6.The Startup Settings. From this page simply click Restart.
7.Now Windows 8 will reboot, but instead of going to the Desktop it will start in the Startup Settings page, from here hit F7 or the number 7. Then Windows will boot in a mode that will allow you to install unsigned device drivers in the operating system.

After this just install the drivers and your Kindle will connect with ADB

Hope that helps

Regards
Matr3x

source: pureinfotech.com/2012/09/05/installing-unsigned-drivers-in-windows-8-step-by-step/


This worked perfectly, thankyou very much
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followed all instructions, doesn't work.
Drivers say they are installed. Computer does not recognize kindle.

Wasting waaaaaay too much time trying to figure this out. Giving up and trying on windows 7.
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