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[ROOT]Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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By mdblaze, Member on 17th November 2012, 12:34 AM
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Ok, I had no other place to put this post, but figured this was the best for right now. I was unable to achieve root with the HD 7 method, so I went searching. I am happy to report success!

All thanks go to Bin4ry, as I did nothing to contribute to this method, only tried his auto root program.

The files and steps are located here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460

Follow the steps for the Sony tablet. This is achieved using the 2nd option.

Video for steps are here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6#post33470626

Again follow all the steps in the video for the tablet, which is the second item rooted.
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17th November 2012, 06:37 AM |#2  
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I also tried the 7 root method and it did not work. Thanks for this, it worked. It was a little tricky and some of the commands didn't appear to be working but in the end I have superuser installed. So far so good...

Maybe someone can shed some light on exactly what this method is doing and verify it is safe.
17th November 2012, 06:54 AM |#3  
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Thanks, just got an 8.9 myself. Going to try your root method tomorrow
17th November 2012, 10:49 PM |#4  
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No go here. Can't get adb to recognize the device, and I don't know where to find the device ID for fixing the ADB_USB file in .android directory
17th November 2012, 10:53 PM |#5  
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After rooting using this method and installing go launcher and es file explorer. I found a few odd applications that are installed. I'm trying to figure out if these were already on the device or if they were installed by this root method.

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Are these one your device?

Update: looks like the AT&T apk is indeed a Kindle app. I'll assume WanPeek was also already here.
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18th November 2012, 12:23 AM |#6  
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After rooting using this method and installing go launcher and es file explorer. I found a few odd applications that are installed. I'm trying to figure out if these were already on the device or if they were installed by this root method.

WanPeek
AT&T AllAccess

Are these one your device?

Update: looks like the AT&T apk is indeed a Kindle app. I'll assume WanPeek was also already here.

Yes, they were already on all three I rooted. My guess is they are there to support the AT&T 4G version of the 8.9.
18th November 2012, 03:04 AM |#7  
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Thanks for the confirmation

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18th November 2012, 03:41 AM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mdblaze

Ok, I had no other place to put this post, but figured this was the best for right now. I was unable to achieve root with the HD 7 method, so I went searching. I am happy to report success!

All thanks go to Bin4ry, as I did nothing to contribute to this method, only tried his auto root program.

The files and steps are located here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460

Follow the steps for the Sony tablet. This is achieved using the 2nd option.

Video for steps are here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6#post33470626

Again follow all the steps in the video for the tablet, which is the second item rooted.

I can confirm as well that this method works. As the post said before it appears the process is not working, but sure enough when it finished there was superuser apk and su access. Thanks for being the guinea pig mdblaze, good find!
18th November 2012, 04:59 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by mdblaze

Ok, I had no other place to put this post, but figured this was the best for right now. I was unable to achieve root with the HD 7 method, so I went searching. I am happy to report success!

All thanks go to Bin4ry, as I did nothing to contribute to this method, only tried his auto root program.

The files and steps are located here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1886460

Follow the steps for the Sony tablet. This is achieved using the 2nd option.

Video for steps are here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...6#post33470626

Again follow all the steps in the video for the tablet, which is the second item rooted.


I can confirm this works as well, and also that Kindle Fire HD 7 method for installing Play Store works as well too (did not auto-update with old vending.apk, but works just as fine with actual Google Play APK) Hands-down the 8.9 flies faster than the 7!
18th November 2012, 05:06 AM |#10  
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It worked! Thanks OP!

Anything we can do about apps that don't work? ie google maps, tasks apps, google currents, etc?

Are you guys using a different launcher now, like ADW launcher or NovaLauncher?
18th November 2012, 06:00 AM |#11  
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Not working for me either. Seems like it can't detect my tablet (have ADB mode enabled). Did ya'll have to install some drivers? I Googled some Fire HD 7.0 ADB drivers, but those wouldn't install for me.

If someone can provide a bit more details, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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